It is highly unlikely that Oppo would come to deal in budget smartphone segment, considering that most of its offerings have boasted some of the coolest, if weird, features that can be found on smartphones today. But here is Oppo with a budget smartphone named Joy 3 and it has us glued to our screens to find out just what does this smartphone have. It is strange to find out that this smartphone does not have the kind of tricks one finds on Oppo's high-end smartphones, but that can be understood considering the budget constraints it has had to face to come up with such a smartphone.
The Oppo Joy 3 sports a quad-core processor, clocked at 1.3GHz, inside its polycarbonate shell and it has been paired with 1GB RAM. The Joy 3 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Oppo's proprietary Color OS 2.0 skin on top and it is capable of handling two SIM cards at the same time. There is no information available from Oppo as to whether the Joy 3 will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop update or not, though we think it would be rolled out soon. The Joy 3 sports 3G network capabilities and that is boon for a lot fo users who prefer to stay connected wherever they go. The Oppo Joy 3 sports a screen measuring 4.5 inches across and it puts out display resolution of 854x480 pixels. The Joy 3 sports a 5-megapixel camera on its back and it has been paired with a 2MP camera that takes care of duties on the front of the smartphone. The Oppo Joy 3 comes with 4GB internal memory and it can be expanded further up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. The Joy 3 is powered by a 2000mAh capacity battery and while no performance ratings are available for the same, we think it would be able to survive for close to 8 hours of usage on a single full charge.
The only problem we have with Joy 3 is the lack of information on whether it has Oppo's VOOC technology for its battery or not. Apart from that, it is among those smartphones that you can opt for with your eyes closed as they are made with highest levels of quality in mind.