Pre-order and selfie-away with the N3 that comes with features which make it a worthy competitor to other flagship smartphones.

Jean Khoo  |  Singapore
Published 2014-12-09 12:00:31

Chinese smartphone-maker Oppo is one of the fastest growing smartphone brands. According to the 2014 Nikkei Brand Survey, Oppo placed 11th in the list, followed by Xiaomi of China.

Oppo has extended its reach around South East Asia and you can find Oppo in China, Hong Kong Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. In October 2014, Oppo has just released the world’s thinnest smartphone (for now!) at just 4.85mm called Oppo R5. After the unveiling of Oppo R5, the Oppo N3 was launched alongside it.

The Oppo N3 is now on its way and it will be shipped your way on January 1, 2015. If you are interested to pick up this new phone you can now make your order until December 20 for only RM 2098. The first lucky 3,000 people who purchase the phone will also get free gifts such as the Oppo o-click 2.0, a screen protector and a rapid car charger that are worth RM406.

To make an order, all you need to do is to visit an authorised Oppo store, fill in the pre-order card and place a RM100 booking deposit. You can also do it online by going to StoreKini, shipments are made to East Malaysia too.

Image Credit: Tech Attack
Image Credit: Tech Attack

The Oppo N3 is powered by a 2.3GHz processor and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. This phone comes with a 5.5-inch screen, featuring a 1080p (1920 x 1080) HD AMOLED display and a 16 megapixel auto-focusing rear camera with dual-mode LED flash. Thanks to the VOOC charging technology, the phone supports rapid charging with a 3000 mAh battery that could charge from 0% to 75 % in 30 minutes.

Also, who can resist taking selfies with Oppo’s iconic swivel camera? Plus, it’s motorised because users can flip the camera and take a picture by using the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

Image Credit: StoreKini
Image Credit: StoreKini

The phone is a strong competitor to Apple’s flagship phone, the iPhone 6 Plus in terms of the price, size, and features. Both devices are designed with a 5.5 display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The N3 boasts of a ‘non-bendable’ outer body in contrast to the iPhone 6 plus’s frame which has caused a lot of “bending” problem to many users. This is because the N3 contains aluminium-lithium alloy on its frame, which strengthens the metal so that it is “unbend-able”.

Image Credit: Pocketnow
Image Credit: Pocketnow

The Oppo N3 hit 10,000 unit sales in just nine minutes on the e-commerce site JD.com. However it will only be available in Malaysia on January 1, 2015. The price of the N3 may seem a little pricey but if you appreciate innovation and durability, then you might want to consider getting this phone.

This is a great device and I am personally attracted to the rapid charger due to the fact that nowadays most smartphone batteries get drained faster and it usually takes a very long time to charge it back. The down side is that the phone is only available in white.

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