A relatively new mobile maker called Oppo has come to India for expansion purposes and make more people aware about its presence. But that is something Gionee and Lenovo did some time back, so what is different this time around? In case of Oppo, the difference comes in terms of high levels of build quality with good specs to boot(there are exceptions to the rule too, though). Today, we will talk about Oppo Neo, a smartphone launched in the budget segment of the Indian mobile handset market and see if it can stand on its own against its competitors.
The Oppo Neo features a 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM. The phone has dual-SIM feature and comes packed with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean which can be upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A 4.5-inch screen can be found on the Oppo Neo and it puts out display resolution of 480x800 pixels. A 5-megapixel camera can be found on the back of Oppo Neo while a 2-megapixel camera handles duties up front. Oppo has given 4GB inbuilt storage capaciyy to the Neo and it can be expanded up to 32GB. A 1900mAH battery powers the Oppo Neo but its performance ratings are not available.
Oppo has brought some nifty features to the Indian smartphone market using its smartphones. One of those features is gesture-based interface which lets you operate many of smartphone's functions using gestures. Oppo's devices look and feel premium and while the Color OS dilutes the stock Android experience greatly, it does not show any visible lags. The only gripe with the Oppo Neo is that it is priced a bit on the steeper side and that makes it not a great value for money proposition. If Oppo could fix this one issue, the Neo might become its best-seller.