OPPO N3 camera and screen review

by Frank Tu 0


This October, OPPO launched the latest member of its N flagship smartphone series—the OPPO N3. OPPO has made a lot of improvements on this device by adding features such as a motorized rotating camera, the new VOOC charger, a fingerprint sensor, etc. These features make OPPO a force to be reckoned with, and also show that the company is trying to branch out overseas. Here’s the writer’s review of the OPPO N3. First, let’s discuss its specifications.

In the front, the OPPO N3 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p HD touchscreen. It has a 16mp motorized rotating camera, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB ROM. Its operating system is the Color OS

Appearance and Display Screen

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        The OPPO N3’s body is made of aerospace aluminum. It sports a 5.5-inch LTPS touchscreen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Its pixel density is about 403ppi. The quality is very clear and sharp.


Right side


Left side


SIM slots

       Because the OPPO N3 has a rotating camera, the earphone jack and volume switch are placed on the right side, while the open switch and SIM slots are on the left side. As you can see from the photos, there are two SIM slots. One SIM slot is for 4G Micro SIM cards, while the other is for Nano SIM or TF cards.


Motorized rotating camera


       The motorized rotating camera is a 16mp camera with dual-flash. It is also integrated with the speaker and sensor.


OPPO N3’s back

       Furthermore, the OPPO N3’s back has a built-in fingerprint sensor. Just press it like a button to unlock your phone. It is very easy and convenient to use. It is also important to point out that it uses the VOOC rapid charger. It can be charged up to 75% in just 30 minutes. 165634634 227158780

Motorized rotating camera

        At the launch, people were mostly concerned about the OPPO N3’s motorized rotating camera. How does it work? How long can it be used? How does it help the user? Here, the writer will answer these questions as well as others.2260758666

Rotating the camera is quite easy. Just lightly swipe your finger on the screen and the camera will automatically rotate. Furthermore, users can set the camera in different angles using the fingerprint scanner on the back, O-Click, etc.


As for how long the camera can be used, OPPO’s product manager has said that it can be rotated 250,000 times.


Of course, the good thing about a motorized rotating camera is that it has changed the way scenery photos are taken. Now, you can just hold the phone steady and let it take care of the rest. You can now take very good scenic shots with this type of camera.

Camera interface 

Now, that we have talked about the OPPO N3’s new feature, let us talk about its camera interface.

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At first, the OPPO N3’s camera interface looks pretty simple. The top left button allows the user to make the camera look forward or backward. The next button turns on the flash. The last one opens the settings menu. The top right button opens the photo album. Below it is the “Shoot” button. Lastly, there is the video camera button.

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When you lightly press the “+” button, you can see more camera modes. Just click and install them.

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Sample shots 

Here are some photos taken using the OPPO N3’s camera.

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The quality of the outdoor shots is pretty good.

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The pixelation is great for photos taken a taken at a long distance. They are not as clear but they are still pretty good. You can still see the outline of the objects clearly.1403692747 1404739272 1402511050 1405920969 1388854734 1391082956 1390036431 1392264653

The camera’s special features 

       Here are some pictures taken with the OPPO N3’s camera using its special features.

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These shots were taken using “Automatic Panorama” mode, which is one of the OPPO N3’s biggest camera features, because of its use of the motorized rotating camera. When you want to take a photo of the entire scenery, just hold the phone in a fixed position and leave the rest to the phone.


You can also take 6524 x 4893 photos like the photo above.

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This photo was taken using follow focus where you take the shot first and then focus.

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        Now that I have introduced the OPPO N3, everyone should already have a basic understanding of this phone, as well as its very useful and fun rotating camera. The resolution and pixilation are great. It is one device that is worth considering.