Oppo has released a couple of devices in the last couple of months. The company has announced their newest flagship, the Oppo N3, at their event in China back in October. The Oppo R5 was also announced at that event, and was even the thinnest smartphone in the world at the time, but held that title briefly. Oppo wasn’t particularly active since then, but the company did announce the mid-range Oppo R1C in the meantime, back in January. We didn’t expect this China-based company to introduce new devices for a while now, but they just announced yet another smartphone silently.
The Oppo 3000 is another Oppo-branded mid-ranger which is trying to appeal to customers. This handset features a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which you can expand via microSD card up to 128GB. This handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 SoC, a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz which comes with an Adreno 306 GPU for graphics. If you take a look at the back of this device, you’ll notice an 8-megapixel camera (Sony’s IMX179 sensor) which is flanked by an LED flash, while there’s a 5-megapixel snapper available up front (wide-angle lens). 2,000mAh battery ships with this device and Oppo’s VOOC rapid charging technology is also available here, and should provide extremely fast charging times. This handset measures 137 x 68.8 x 8.95mm and has a screen-to-body ratio of 65%, which is not all that great. Its screen is surrounded by very noticeable bezels and I do believe Oppo could have done a better job trimming those. Another thing to note is that this device supports dual-SIM, dual standby connectivity, for those of you who need that, and also offers 4G LTE connectivity (Chinese bands for now).
The Oppo 3000 is a solid mid-ranger if you don’t mind those bezels around the screen, but I’d find it hard to recommend this device to anyone because of its price. This thing is priced at 1,599 Yuan ($256), and you can purchase a far better-specced device for that amount of money in China. This handset is priced way too high in my opinion and similarly-specced devices in China cost half that much. That’s just my opinion though, let me know what you think.