Oppo Joy review: Budget friendly smartphone

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Oppo is only just beginning to make their presence in India starting with Oppo N1. The Oppo N1 was really well received in India, primarily because it was an innovative phone that did not really play the price game which most new entrants try to cash in on in this budget conscious market. The latest from Oppo Mobiles, the Oppo Joy, is the company’s first step into the budget segment in India.

The Oppo Joy is the company’s cheapest offering yet with a 4-inch display and dual core processor. Named as the Oppo Joy, it also comes with 3G connectivity and dual SIM support. Like the Oppo Neo, the Oppo Joy is powered by Color OS, an Android-based operating system that features a gesture panel. Its display is also quite sensitive to the touch that it can even detect input from a gloved hand. The camera comes with a few features, such as face detection and burst shoot.

TECH SPECS

  • 4-inch capacitive screen (480×800 WVGA) ~233ppi
  • 1.3GHz dual core MediaTek processor & Mali 400 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage with microSD support
  • 3-megapixel main camera, with LED flash
  • 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Di
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (ColorOS)
  • GPS
  • Dimensions: 124 x 63 x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 125g
  • Li-Ion 1700mAh battery

DESIGN & BUILD

The smartphone is built with entirely plastic body which is sturdy. The pearl white body is scratch and smudge resistant and looks very trendy.The phone has a certain premium feeling to it and is put together very well. The chrome trim running along the front saves it from looking dull. It’s a 4-inch device that can be carried easily in the pocket. The phone has only 125 gram of weight, means a decent lightweight device.

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We have three capacitive buttons at the bottom which aren’t backlit sadly. You do however, get a front facing camera along with the necessary sensors like proximity and ambient light sensor.

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Button placement is same as most of the Android device we saw and the headphone and charging ports take their respective places at the top and bottom. The rear cover comes off very easily to reveal the two SIM slots and a microSD card slot.

CAMERA

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The Oppo Joy is fitted with a 3MP fixed focus camera in the back and a 0.3MP camera in the front. You even get modes like Face Detection and Burst mode. Using the flash in low light or for indoor shooting attracts noise. It has VGA camera at the front for video calling. If you are looking for entry-level smartphone with rich camera feature phone then it’s not made for you.

PERFORMANCE

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The 4-inch WVGA touch screen display comes with “Gloves Mode” that enables easy operation even with gloves. It is equipped with 1.3 GHz dual core processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory with expandable upto 32 GB and runs over Android 4.2. The device runs smoothly with normal usage including playing games, watching videos etc. The phone doesn’t come with lots of pre-loaded apps but after adding some more apps/ games, the less RAM capability become an obstacle. Camera is an average, you can shoot videos and capture images without any lag. Speaker is loud and1700 mAh battery lasts for about one day with normal usage.

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OPPO JOY scores 11615 in AnTuTu benchmark test.

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