Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo N3 vs Oppo R5: specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo N3 vs Oppo R5: specs comparison
There are wild rumors and then there are wild rumors with big, bushy tails you refuse to believe until the very last minute! That rumor about Oppo announcing a sub 5-mm thin smartphone? It was one of them, and it totally came true! At a crazy 0.19 inches (4.85 mm) thin, the Oppo R5 is the skinniest handset ever produced. Lucky Gionee managed to snag the Guiness World Record on time with its Elife S5.1 smartphone, but it looks like they will have to return the award sooner than later. 

Anyway, the razor-thin Oppo R5 isn't the only gemfeat of engineering Oppo announced today. It also introduced the Oppo N3, a first of its kind smartphone with a motorized rotating camera, a multi-purpose fingerprint sensor, and lighting-fast charging. It's a very interesting device, if not one that will find mass appeal.

Did someone say mass appeal? Let the Samsung Galaxy S5 enter the stage. It's one of the best-selling Android phones in the West this year, and as Samsung's smartphone flagship, it has come to define the Android phone experience for a huge chunk of users. Comparing Oppo's forward-looking creations with Samsung's conservative, "better please everybody" product puts a wider, and interesting perspective on how different Android phones can be. What do you think?

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs OPPO N3 vs OPPO R5

Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

432 ppi
401 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.76 %
67.18 %
75.28 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.0

Flash

LED
LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
Face detection, Geo tagging, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode
Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps), 720x480 (DVD)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
 

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
 
Video calling

Front

2.1 megapixels
 
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
6.35 x 3.03 x 0.34 inches (161.2 x 77 x 8.7 mm)
5.86 x 2.93 x 0.19 inches (148.9 x 74.5 x 4.85 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 
 

Resistance

Water, Dust
 
 

IP certified

IP 67
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 405

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (4.4), OPPO ColorOS UI
Android (4.4.4), OPPO ColorOS UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh
2000 mAh

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
 
 

Music playback

67.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28
Bands 3, 1, 7

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 40
Bands 40

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

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3 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3061; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I have seen motorola using AMOLED lately..now oppo has started using it as well..wanted to know if they are Samsung's Amoled or someone else's

2. emilianaliz

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I dont like it ! ugly

3. mctanskeus

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

So much for just breaking news... oppo software is too lousy. Aftersales sucks big time. Service center goes to Xiaomi??? Is this a joke?

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