Oppo claims a new record for the world's slimmest smartphone with the relaese of the Oppo's R5, which is just. 4.85mm thick. The Chinese smartphone maker has also announced the N3 model, which comes with a motorized (!) swivel camera. Oppo's R5 comes in at just 4.85mm thick, beating the 5.15mm-thick Elife S5.1 smartphone from Gionee. Its thin,155g metallic body, packs a 5.2-inch full HD AMOLED screen, an octa-core (quad 2.1GHz and quad 1.5GHz), 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 5MP/13MP cameras (both with f/2.0 aperture), LTE radio and a 2,000 mAh battery. However, you get 16GB of internal storage, no microSD expansion and no 3.5mm headphone connector.
The R5 comes with Color OS 2.0 (based on Android 4.4) and supports the VOOC rapid charging. Using the bundled charger, the 2,000 mAh cell can go from zero to well above 75 percent in just half an hour.
The R5 is slated for the global market this Decemberwith an off-contract price of $499.
Oppo is also replacing the the N1 model with the N3. It comes with the familiar from its successor swivel camera, but this time it is equipped with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 module that it's motorised. This means that you quickly flip the camera with a flick gesture on the screen or on the fingerprint sensor on the back.
In addition, the N3 comes with a new O-Click Bluetooth remote that lets you shoot remotely and also adjust the camera's angle using the extra buttons.
The smarphone runs on the Color OS 2.0 (based on Android 4.4) OS, which lets you install an Auto Panorama plug-in and automatically takes a panorama shot while you hold the phone still. Other plug-ins include "HD Picture" (to create super detailed 64-megapixel images), "Slow Shutter," "Beautify," "Professional," "Super Macro" and more.
On the back, Oppo has placed a fingerprint reader, which allows you to unlock the phone by clicking on it.
Under the hood, the flagship model has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 5.5-inch full HD LCD, NFC and a 3,000 mAh fixed battery. The N3 also supports oppo's VOOC rapid charging that can get the battery from zero to 75 percent in half an hour.
In addition, the N3 is a dual-SIM LTE phone, using a Micro SIM and a Nano SIM. But if you want to add a microSD memory card, you'll have to give up your Nano SIM slot.
The N3 will be available for $649 off contract this December.
|Dimensions||148.9 × 74.5 × 4.85 mm||161.2 × 77 × 8.7 mm|
|Weight||155 g||192 g|
ColorOS 2.0, based on Android 4.4
|Processor||1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core (MSM8939)||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core (MSM8974AA)|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||16 GB||32 GB (expandable up to 128GB microSD card)|
|Battery||2000 mAh Li-Po battery with Rapid Charge||3000 mAh Li-Po battery with Rapid Charge|
|SIM Card||Micro SIM||Micro SIM + Nano SIM|
|Resolution||Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 423 PPI||Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 403 PP|
16 million colors
|Touchscreen||Multi-touch, Capacitive screen, Gorilla Glass 3|
|Main Sensor||13-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI sensor||16-megapixel|
|Front Sensor||5-megapixel front-facing 83 degree wide angle lens|
|Flash||f/2.0 for both cameras||Dual-mode LED|
|Aperture||f/2.2 OmniVision OV16825|
|Scene modes||Normal, Ultra-HD, Colorful Night, Slow Shutter, Expert Mode, Beautify, HDR, Panorama, Audio Photo, GIF, Double Exposure, Raw, Super Macro, After Focus||Normal, Ultra-HD, Colorful Night, Beautify, HDR, Panorama, Audio Photo, GIF mode, Double Exposure, Auto Panorama, Super Marco, After Focus, Raw|
|Other Features||4K video @ 30 fps, 1080p video @ 60 fps, 720p slow motion video @120 fps|
|USB OTG||USB OTG|
|Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a||5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac|
|Wi-Fi Direct||Wi-Fi Direct|
|Wi-Fi Display||Wi-Fi Display|
|In the box|
|OPPO R5||OPPO N3|
|In-ear type earphones||O-Click 2.0 Bluetooth Remote Control|
|USB-to-3.5mm Audio Adaptor||In-ear type earphones|
|Micro USB cable||Micro USB cable|
|VOOC mini Rapid Charger||VOOC mini Rapid Charger|
|SIM Ejector Tool||SIM Ejector Tool|