Quick look at the OPPO Joy 3; Hands-on and first impressions

OPPO Philippines brings it’s latest bang-for-the-buck smartphone, the OPPO Joy 3. The smartphone offers a smooth experience powered by the company’s ColorOS 2.0, a quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM.

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The event was held at Cafe Romulo in Makati. It was attended by select members of the media and the blogging community. Apparently, OPPO is spelled with all caps (who knew?).

OPPO Joy 3

The OPPO Joy 3 comes with a colorful 4.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 by 480. Inside, you’ll find a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali-400MP2 GPU. OPPO uses its proprietary ColorOS 2.0 ROM on top of Android KitKat 4.4. In terms of imaging, the device has a 5MP main camera with a large f/2.4 aperture. It uses OPPO’s Pure Image 2.0+ technology to ensure good image quality regardless of lighting conditions.

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Quick Hands On

Looking at the OPPO Joy 3, you’ll quickly notice the metallic frame that runs around the edges of the device. It gives a nice detail to an otherwise ordinary design. The plastic back cover has a shiny finish for the white variant, and a matte one for the grey. The 4.5 inch screen is bright with good color saturation and above average viewing angles.

OPPO did a good job optimizing the ColorOS 2.0. We didn’t run any tests, but we found the UI to be generally fast so far. No doubt, having a 1.3GHz quad core processor helps.

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So far, we were impressed with what we saw. Our initial impressions were generally positive. With its design, responsiveness and the ColorOS 2.0, the OPPO Joy 3 has a leg up against other smartphones in the same price range.

Pricing and Availability

The OPPO Joy 3 has an SRP of PHP6,490. It is now available at OPPO concept stores and resellers.

OPPO Joy 3 key specs:

  • 4.5 inch IPS display (854 x 480)
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
  • Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage (+microSD)
  • 5MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.4 with soft light flash
  • 2MP front camera
  • Dual SIM capability (micro SIM, dual standby)
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: L 132.8 x W 66.6  x H 8.95 mm
  • Weight: 135 g
  • ColorOS 2.0 (based on Android KitKat 4.4)

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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