We really like the Oppo U3, which was just endowed with the official status by the company. Oppo U3 packs in specs that are pretty good — even though definitely not top-notch — and if it’s priced reasonably, all phablet lovers should fall in love with it. When we called it a poor man’s Nexus 6, we meant it — it’s got the 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display (374 PPI, pretty good), in contrast to Nexus 6’s 5.9″ Quad HD AMOLED display (497 PPI!).
Moreover, the processor inside is MTK6752, which relies on 8 cores to do its job and runs at maximum speed of 1.7GHz to run the show. 2GB RAM keeps things fluent and Oppo U3 also features impressive camera units. The back of Oppo U3 features a 13MP camera with special features such as ultimate beauty 3.0 and night mode, and is capable of snapping pics of up to 50MP using interpolation technique. It can also do a slo-mo video recording at 120 fps, and all that is possible thanks to Sony IMX214 sensor in use here. Front cam is 5MP, which is great for what it’s used for: selfies.
The Oppo U3 is quite slim at just 8mm of thickness, while the length and breadth measure 156.8 x 81 mm — around 75% of the front is taken by display, which is good. Oppo U3 weighs pretty heavy at 195 grams, while it must have better sound than most because of the use of AK4961 codec. And it features a 3000 mAh battery, that should keep it juicy for a full day, in one charge. VOOC charging is also on the cards, getting you up to 75% of the battery power in just 30 mins of charge.
The Oppo U3 also supports 4G LTE: TD-LTE 1880-1920 / 2300-2400 / 2570-2620 / 2555-2655 MHz, and dual-SIM, one slot each for Micro SIM and nano SIM.
Android 4.4. KitKat comes pre-installed on Oppo U3, which is not cool now that Android 5.0 is almost two-and-a-half months old, and it’s topped by Oppo’s own ColorOS 2.0.1. Speaking of which, it’s got some decent software tricks to help you easily use the phone with one hand: think of Note 4 like window mod for apps that you can resize as required.
If anything, we’re little bit disappointed by lack of stylish sapphire glass back that graces the rear of recently announced Oppo R1C. While Oppo U3 looks really good, the presence of a R1C-like back would have sealed the deal.
Oppo U3 will come in 2 colors: black, and white.
Oppo U3 Pictures
Oppo U3 comes with a cool accessory that many girls will soon become fond of: a rabbit tail, because it basically looks like a rabbit’s tail. It’s attached at bottom of the device’s back, to make it easy for you to hold the big phablet.