Oppo N3 launched for $654 : Full specifications and details


oppo n3 launch

Lots of new Oppo products launched today, but the one we are most interested in is the Oppo N3, rotating camera phone!

There were plenty of rumours and leaks (some official) surrounding the Oppo N3, but today all was put to rest with the official launch of the new camera-centric smartphone.

As was rumoured and unofficially leaked by Chinese resellers, the Oppo N3 comes with a motorised camera pod to help when taking panoramic shots. The phone also boasts touch gestures, a new O-click 2.0 remote and VOOC fast charting via the new Mini Rapid charger.

The motorised camera pod on the Oppo N3 can be controlled either by swiping up and down on the screen, on the rear touch panel, and also seems to react to eye movement as shown in the demo video below.

Oppo N3 Rotating camera demo video

Camera features are what it is all about on the N3 and Oppo have certainly add some really great ones. The basic camera specs are impressive with a 16 mega-pixel Sony sensor with Schneider mechanicals moving the camera pod, but with the HD photo setting in ColorOs the N3 is capable of 64 mega-pixel photos.

One of the features we loved about the Oppo Find 7 was the Skyline notification bar along the bottom of the phone. The Oppo N3 does one better with the new Skyline Notification 2.0 bar. We’re not sure what 2.0 means, but we hope that it includes a method of choosing the colours of the notification bar.

oppo n3 skylight

That touch area on the rear of the phone is in fact a finger print sensor as believed in early reports which safely locks away the Oppo N3 and all your vital information

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With the ability to take such large photos internal memory is 32GB, but there is also room for a 128GB SD card. Other features include a 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, LTE, 3000mAh battery and 5.5-inch 1080 display. The current version of the phone that has been launched in China is a TD-LTE model so take care if ordering ahead of the international launch.

oppo n3 launch

Speaking of the international launch Oppo have posted on their official Facebook that the phone will be available in 20 regions around the world before the end of this year!

What do you think of the Oppo N3?

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59 Comments

  1. October 29, 2014

    I like the fact that they came down to a 5.5 inch screen.

  2. manohar basavaraju
    October 29, 2014

    Too costly for average hardware specs

  3. Konstantinos Natsios
    October 29, 2014

    w8 so 2gb ram and 2.3 ghz only for that price… they mad…

  4. Yury
    October 29, 2014

    Too overpriced.

    • Yury
      October 29, 2014

      IUNI U3 for a half of price of OPPO N3 is better )

    • October 29, 2014

      yes, for that price, expected a Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, and a 2K screen.

  5. Bchung
    October 29, 2014

    Where is the non-leather camera version?

  6. Bchung
    October 29, 2014

    Well I was hoping for a big screen, since my mother prefer big phones anyway and can’t stop taking pictures… i was hoping to get this for her B day in dec…. now I have to rethink since she uses a galaxy mega and anything less than 6 inch will be considered small for her.

    Maybe a vivo x play 3s or Huawei mate 7.

    • Faux-News
      October 29, 2014

      Mate 7 would have better international support than Xplays 3S which seems like Vivo doesn’t bother to market. There is also the Nexus 6.

  7. eddypur17
    October 29, 2014

    I think Oppo price is very expensive compared to other like Sony Z3, LG G3. In Indonesia we can get Sony Z3 for the price of Oppo N3. I don’t see any advantage buy Oppo handset. They are very pricey. It’s better to buy Oneplus One, Xiaomi Mi4, Huawei Honor 6, Meizu MX4, ZTE Nubia Z Max or Mini.

  8. Flabby
    October 29, 2014

    Schneider sensor? First heard of it, wonder if it’s better than Sony sensors.
    I’d rather get Meizu MX4 or Vivo Xshot.

    • Brooklyn701
      October 29, 2014

      Schneider mechanics… Little wheels that turn the camera… Read. 😉

  9. Frank Wu
    October 29, 2014

    The pricing is insane! Over Priced Price Over other competitors!! I don’t expect a demand for it, bad move really!!

  10. gonzo
    October 29, 2014

    but only 2 GB Ram come on !!!! Oppo 7 has 3 GB how can you downgrade spec at a new phone ??? Ram is very important

    • Manjurul Islam
      October 29, 2014

      Find 7 got 2 GB too, but Oneplus (an Oppo concern company) got 3 GB 🙁

      • Tiah Oon Tjoe
        October 31, 2014

        Find 7 has 3gb. Find 7a has 2GB

  11. Yash Garg
    October 29, 2014

    I like the fact that they came down to a 5.5 inch screen.

  12. manohar basavaraju
    October 29, 2014

    Too costly for average hardware specs

  13. Konstantinos Natsios
    October 29, 2014

    w8 so 2gb ram and 2.3 ghz only for that price… they mad…

  14. Konstantinos Natsios
    October 29, 2014

    w8 so 2gb ram and 2.3 ghz only for that price… they mad…

  15. Guest
    October 29, 2014

    Too overpriced.

    • Guest
      October 29, 2014

      IUNI U3 for a half of price of OPPO N3 is better )

    • Dave Weinstein
      October 30, 2014

      yes, for that price, expected a Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, and a 2K screen.

  16. Guest
    October 29, 2014

    Where is the non-leather camera version?

  17. Guest
    October 29, 2014

    Well I was hoping for a big screen, since my mother prefer big phones anyway and can’t stop taking pictures… i was hoping to get this for her B day in dec…. now I have to rethink since she uses a galaxy mega and anything less than 6 inch will be considered small for her.

    Maybe a vivo x play 3s or Huawei mate 7.

    • Faux-News
      October 29, 2014

      Mate 7 would have better international support than Xplays 3S which seems like Vivo doesn’t bother to market. There is also the Nexus 6.

  18. abir choudhury
    October 29, 2014

    meh!!! specs

    OMG!!! price

    Thats OPPO style

  19. eddypur17
    October 29, 2014

    I think Oppo price is very expensive compared to other like Sony Z3, LG G3. In Indonesia we can get Sony Z3 for the price of Oppo N3. I don’t see any advantage buy Oppo handset. They are very pricey. It’s better to buy Oneplus One, Xiaomi Mi4, Huawei Honor 6, Meizu MX4, ZTE Nubia Z Max or Mini.

  20. Guest
    October 29, 2014

    Schneider sensor? First heard of it, wonder if it’s better than Sony sensors.
    I’d rather get Meizu MX4 or Vivo Xshot.

    • Guest
      October 29, 2014

      Schneider mechanics… Little wheels that turn the camera… Read. 😉

  21. Frank Wu
    October 29, 2014

    The pricing is insane! Over Priced Price Over other competitors!! I don’t expect a demand for it, bad move really!!

  22. Andrew James
    October 29, 2014

    I was hoping for a massive upgrade compared to the N1, which I bought.. And regret buying. I liked the N1 because no one here in Australia had ever seen (or heard) of it. The N3 is definitely not worth the money.

    • ufg
      October 30, 2014

      Why do you regret it?

  23. Guest
    October 29, 2014

    but only 2 GB Ram come on !!!! Oppo 7 has 3 GB how can you downgrade spec at a new phone ??? Ram is very important

    • Manjurul Islam
      October 29, 2014

      Find 7 got 2 GB too, but Oneplus (an Oppo concern company) got 3 GB 🙁

    • Tiah Oon Tjoe
      October 31, 2014

      Find 7 has 3gb. Find 7a has 2GB

  24. October 29, 2014

    Well, really long awaited device has finally launched. Looks like a great offering, amazing design and finally a micro sd slot. Yes, the specs are not the best available, but still on flagship level. Right now I want to see the in-depth camera review 🙂

  25. Brooklyn701
    October 29, 2014

    Dual Sim? If not useless…

  26. abir choudhury
    October 29, 2014

    meh!!! specs

    OMG!!! price

    Thats OPPO style

  27. Andrew James
    October 29, 2014

    I was hoping for a massive upgrade compared to the N1, which I bought.. And regret buying. I liked the N1 because no one here in Australia had ever seen (or heard) of it. The N3 is definitely not worth the money.

    • ufg
      October 30, 2014

      Why do you regret it?

  28. Linus
    October 29, 2014

    Well, really long awaited device has finally launched. Looks like a great offering, amazing design and finally a micro sd slot. Yes, the specs are not the best available, but still on flagship level. Right now I want to see the in-depth camera review 🙂

  29. Guest
    October 29, 2014

    Dual Sim? If not useless…

  30. October 29, 2014

    So where’s the full specification?

    This device is supposed to have dual SIM slots. Are they both LTE? What LTE frequencies are supported? Also, which OS options, is it just Color OS, or is their a CM11 or Google Edition option?

    Is the camera app that drives the extended camera features exclusive to ColorOS, or will it be an APK that works on other ROM versions?

    Considering that the N3 is going up against the MX4 Pro (https://www.gizchina.com/2014/10/29/purported-meizu-mx4-pro-pricing-specs-posted-online-store/ ) (which blows it away in all categories for specs and price). I’m not sure what Oppo was thinking with a “safe” play for a N1 successor.

  31. Dave Weinstein
    October 30, 2014

    So where’s the full specification?

    This device is supposed to have dual SIM slots. Are they both LTE? What LTE frequencies are supported? Also, which OS options, is it just Color OS, or is their a CM11 or Google Edition option?

    Is the camera app that drives the extended camera features exclusive to ColorOS, or will it be an APK that works on other ROM versions?

    Considering that the N3 is going up against the MX4 Pro (http://www.gizchina.com/2014/10/29/purported-meizu-mx4-pro-pricing-specs-posted-online-store/ ) (which blows it away in all categories for specs and price). I’m not sure what Oppo was thinking with a “safe” play for a N1 successor.

  32. balcobomber25
    October 30, 2014

    They realize they are OPPO and not Samsung or LG right?? I wouldn’t pay $154 for an OPPO phone nevermind 654. For that price I can buy a Mi4 (better phone), Mi Pad and Piston headphones….

  33. balcobomber25
    October 30, 2014

    They realize they are OPPO and not Samsung or LG right?? I wouldn’t pay $154 for an OPPO phone nevermind 654. For that price I can buy a Mi4 (better phone), Mi Pad and Piston headphones….

  34. eliHd
    October 30, 2014

    I have oppo find 7a and i will never buy Oppo product again. The battery sweats faster than a paedophile in a nursery! Its not the phone build quality, its the color os rom that drain the battery and if you think touchwizz is bad this is worse imo! for $499 was not worth it.

    • balcobomber25
      October 30, 2014

      I bought a find 5; ColorOS was one of the worst UI’s I have ever used, the build quality was horrible, the battery life was horrible and the customer service was horrible.

  35. yasin
    October 30, 2014

    Way overpriced for those specifications… Oppo marketing is on METH-CRACK.

  36. eliHd
    October 31, 2014

    I have oppo find 7a and i will never buy Oppo product again. The battery sweats faster than a paedophile in a nursery! Its not the phone build quality, its the color os rom that drain the battery and if you think touchwizz is bad this is worse imo! for $499 was not worth it.

    • balcobomber25
      October 31, 2014

      I bought a find 5; ColorOS was one of the worst UI’s I have ever used, the build quality was horrible, the battery life was horrible and the customer service was horrible.

  37. Miso Hoeny
    October 31, 2014

    if were talking this kind of money, I think I’d rather buy Sony Z3 compact….

  38. Guest
    October 31, 2014

    Way overpriced for those specifications… Oppo marketing is on METH-CRACK.

  39. Guest
    October 31, 2014

    if were talking this kind of money, I think I’d rather buy Sony Z3 compact….

  40. inez blafla
    October 31, 2014

    Hope the motorised camera pod allows for manual “swivelling” when shooting non panorama pictures…

  41. inez blafla
    October 31, 2014

    Hope the motorised camera pod allows for manual “swivelling” when shooting non panorama pictures…