The high-end budget smartphone market has been bustling with some activity since the arrival of Asus Zenfone 5. With the 8GB variant going out of stock, the Zenfone 5 ventured into the mid-range segment, leaving the high-end budget segment reeling with no capable performers. Oppo sought this opportunity to break into the once-active segment with Neo 3 and we are here to find out if it is able to energise the once highly-active high-end budget smartphone segment.
The Oppo Neo 3 has a 1.3GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB RAM. There is 4GB internal memory on the Oppo Neo 3 and it can be expanded further up to 32GB via a microSD card. The Neo 3 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it sports dual-SIM functionality too. A 4.5-inch screen with 854x480 pixels display resolution can be spotted on the Oppo Neo 3. There is a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front of the Oppo Neo 3. A 1900mAH capacity battery powers the Oppo Neo 3 but there are no performance ratings available for the same.
Performance and Verdict
The Oppo Neo 3 works as an amazing piece of hardware and has amazing build quality to boot. But there are some really severe issues it faces. The first is that of price, which in this case is a bit too high, while the specs are not that great. A Micromax Unite 2 serves as a great indigenous alternative to the Oppo Neo 3 and cheaper too. The Motorola Moto E is another alternative which can match the Oppo Neo 3 when it comes to build quality. The Asus Zenfone 4 presents an even cheaper alternative to the Oppo Neo 3. So the question is why buy the Oppo Neo 3? Well, even we cannot justify that action.