Oppo N3 review

Oppo's at it again! After treating us to the unorthodox Oppo N1 colossus more than a year ago, this China-based handset maker is now trying to woo us with its successor, the Oppo N3. Oppo made a sturdy, well-built handset with an intriguing motorized swiveling camera, added an additional SIM card slot in the mix, and put a mostly similar price tag. However, is this recipe sufficient enough to make the Oppo N3 a household name? Let's find out!...
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13 Comments

1. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

7 is a little harsh.

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

PA should add a scoring board to reviews, like Display 6 Speakers 7 Software 8 etc. And to each segment also Display 6 -Contrast 7 -Brightness 5 -Accuracy 6 etc.

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

+1 They should definitely do that, like they do with their display and camera comparisons...

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I don't think so. I feel it got a fair score. The display by far is the biggest disappointment. The display is the most important aspect of a device & that is its biggest weakness. Other than that the phone is mediocre. With an awesome display it may have been an 7.8 to an 8.0.

3. dfvt07

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

phonearena you forgot to add oppo devices dont get android version updates

6. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

They don't need any. Color OS already has pretty much everything you would ever need, and their CyanogenMOD devices get upgrades all the time.

7. thartist

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

"They don't need any" Oh, whoa O_0

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You could say that about pretty much any Android device right now...

4. hafini_27

Posts: 950; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I expect more from that price range. Oppo's current lines up are mediocre.

8. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Score should have been higher.

11. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

No mention of the fingerprint scanner?

12. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

The only thing wrong with the display was color accuracy. Plenty of devices have bad color accuracy. I guess a small color color gamut is bad, but the iPad Mini 2 also had a small gamut and iPhonearena gave it an 8.5. Otherwise it had good brightness and contrast. I don't know why Oppo skimps on hardware on the N-Series devices. The N1 had a TFT display and a S600 in a world of S800 devices W/ IPS and OLED displays. The Oppo N3 has a TFT display and S800 (The MSM8974AA is a S800 at heart) in a world of IPS and OLED phones w/ S801 and S805 phones. The Oppo Find 5 and 7 both had IPS displays and top end CPUs for their time. Also why only a 3000mAh battery when the N1 had a 3600mAh? Should've kept 3600. Ridiculous Oppo. Second time and you screwed it up again.

13. mewmew unregistered

No credit to the usefull fingerprint scanner, best in class out there... Great camera... etc...
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