Hands-on Review: Try OPPO N3 and R5 Smartphones for Something Different

The smartphone market is flooded with almost similar looking phones. The functionality of the phones is also more or less similar in the same category. Some phones are better in photography, while the others are better in gaming. If you want to try something different, consider buying OPPO N3 or OPPO R5.


1. The Display

The 5.5-inch display makes the phone in line with today’s latest phone display. The resolution of the phone is 1080 x1920  pixels. The 403 pixels per inch makes the display of the phone suitable for indoor and outdoor viewing without any issue.

2. The Camera

The phone has 16 MP camera in the rear. The front camera is not available on this phone.

3. The Memory

Oppo N3 comes with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB memory. If you need more memory for your photos and videos, you can avail the extra memory up to 128 GB through memory card.

4. The System

Your  OPPO N3 is powered by  2.5GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.4 that is sufficient for basic functionality of your phone. Considering Oppo’s history to give regular updates, you can expect the upgrade of the Operating system in OPPO N3.

5. The Battery

The phone comes with 3000 mAh battery, that is sufficient for a day’s use, considering overall hardware, operating system, and processor requirements. The battery is quite powerful just like the Oppo A83 which lasts long, supporting a day of heavy usage.

6. The Sensors

How smart is your smartphone? To get the true answer, check how many sensors your smartphone has and how they work for you. Your Oppo N3 comes with three sensors: Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Ambient light sensor. The proximity sensor senses the objects nearby the phone, without contacting them physically. It is of great use when you are talking over the phone. The moment proximity sensor detects your face very near, it turns off the display, saving battery power. Moreover, it also protects unintended inputs in case the phone touches the face. The accelerometer senses the motion and orientation of your phone. The ambient light sensor detects the intensity of the surrounding light and adjusts the display light of the phone accordingly. This feature helps to protect your eyes from excessive or insufficient light against surrounding lights.


1. The Display

Similar to OPPO N3, OPPO R3 also comes with 5.5 inches touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions. There are slightly more Pixels Per Inches, that is 423 PPI as compared to OPPO N3.

2. The Camera

The phone has a rear camera and dual camera both. In this way, it inches ahead of OPPO N3. The rear camera is of 13 MP, and the front camera is of 5 MP. You can consider this phone if you are selfie lover.

3. The Memory

OPPO R5 has similar memory configurations as OPPO N3: 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory. You can use the external SD card for more memory.

4. The System

Your OPPO R5 is powered by 1.5 GHz octa-core processor and Android 4.4 Operating system. Here the OPPO N3 wins over OPPO R5.

5. The Sensors

The Oppo R5 comes with three essential sensors of the smartphone: Proximity sensor, accelerometer, and Ambient light sensor, making it enough for the operating system and apps to function as expected.

6. The Battery

In battery power, OPPO N3 is a clear winner. OPPO R5 comes with 2000 MAH battery power, as compared to 3000 MAH battery power.

Our verdict:

Considering essential features, OPPO N3 edges over OPPO R5. The key performance is like battery power and processor favored OPPO N3. The only drawback of OPPO N3 is not having a front camera. If selfie is an essential requirement of your day to day life, go for OPPO R5. If you need a performance like speed and more battery life, OPPO N3 should be your choice.

How to buy OPPO N3 and OPPO R5?

Both the Oppo mobile offers are available at leading retails shops and reputed online portals and apps. Moreover, if you have enrolled under the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network, your purchase becomes pretty simple. You can simply swipe your EMI Network Card get your purchase on No Cost EMI. The No Cost EMI makes your purchases pocket-friendly by simply dividing the cost of your purchase into easy installments and pay nothing extra. For your convenience, Bajaj Finserv has partnered with 60000 stores in 1300 cities spread across India.

If you don’t have an EMI Network Card, you can walk into any of the nearest retail outlets submit your basic KYC details along with a canceled cheque and get your purchase converted into EMIs. You can select a tenor between three to twenty-four months, whichever suits you.

To apply for an EMI Network Card, existing Bajaj Finserv customers can login to the customer portal Experia and apply. Once you receive the same, you can buy your Oppo N3 or Oppo R5 now and use the same card for your future purchase of consumer durables and electronic goods without a fresh loan application process.


Bajaj Finserv also has pre-approved offers on a range of products like personal loans, business loans, home loans. These loan offers make the overall process of availing a loan quick and easy. Just add details such as your name and mobile number to check your pre-approved offer.

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