Oppo Mirror 3 is one of the newest mid-range device of the company that hits the Philippine shore that packs a 64 bit processor and classy looking solid build quality. It kinda reminds me of the SKK Lynx, except that it is smaller at 4.7 inches and uses different internals. It is also one of our most requested unit to review for the first quarter of the year. Fortunately, we've had a chance to do a quick date with it and share with you what we think about this handset.

Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Meet Oppo Mirror 3
Build Quality and Feel

Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
The gorgeous looking back
In my opinion Oppo did a great job with the build quality of this device. It feels very solid and well made. The edges were wonderfully done, feels awesome to use even with just one hand. It also doesn't slip my hand easily compared to other devices. The screen also has UV coating to prevent scratches and as usual this should last for a good while with proper use and care.

Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Volume rocker and power button
Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Top view
Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
This unit is fairly thin!
Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Bottom view showing the USB charging port and speakers
Display

Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Side viewing angle
At 312 ppi and using a smaller screen, I liked what I saw with the Mirror 3. The colors were fine, sharp and detailed. The viewing angles is also quite good and it was fairly decent to use even with direct sunlight. Generally, if like smaller screens this is a very good one and actually reminds me of the old Redmi 1S in terms of quality.

Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Side by side with the bit bigger Rio 2
Battery and Quick charging tech...
Rated at 2000 mAh and using Snapdragon 410 processor did quite a good job with the battery of this unit. My friend who owns this unit claims that he just charges this phone once a day and he was able to play COC last time for at least 5 straight hours. I have a feeling power optimization of the Color OS and lowering the usual Snapdragon 410 from 1.4 GHz to just 1.2 GHz did the trick here. Lastly, the quick charging tech is no gimmick as it can full charge the device in just 1.5 hours.
Audio

My quick impressions with the speaker quality of this unit is fairly acceptable, but nothing too special. The speakers were loud enough for most, though people who's used to louder phone speakers might get disappointed. From my quick listen to it headphone out, it performed well but it wasn't able to drive heavy impedance cans and in ear monitors very well as expected. The sound signature is also a bit dark soundstage with not that wide soundstage.
Camera

Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Rear camera of the Mirror 3
The rear camera of the Mirror 3 is quite good! Even if it just uses an 8 MP camera the details were actually better than most 13 MP cameras from our local branded phones. That could be due to the well advertised PI 2.0+ technology to further enhance the quality of your shots. The front camera is very good especially if you like to beautify your images. However, it may not appeal those who like to see their selfies in a more realistic way as it looks filtered. I must also add that both front and rear camera performed great in low light conditions.


Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Rear shot indoors
Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Rear shot indoors slightly zoomed
Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Outdoors, totally darkness
Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Selfie indoors good lighting
Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
Selfie, Cinema lighting
Antutu Benchmark

Oppo Mirror 3 Quick Review! (Sample Photos And Antutu Benchmark)
More than 20K for a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410? Not Bad! :)
Specifications

  • Display: 4.7-inch HD IPS, 312ppi
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 8 GB, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP with flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat with ColorOS V2.0.1
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh
  • SIM: Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
  • Connectivity: 3G, HSPA+ , GSM, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 137 x 68 x 8.95 mm
  • Weight: 126g
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Price: PHP 10,990 (Sale Price of PHP 9,990)

As of the moment...

It's a decent one hander phone that can get the job done. I'm sure a lot of people who prefers smaller phone will surely like this at first sight. The experience I've had with it even for a short while is very acceptable. I hardly feel lags when opening, closing apps, average multitasking and gaming. It also doesn't heat up that much when your 3G, WiFi and games are open. I like its durable looking classy aesthetics, double tap to wake, quick charging technology, display and rear camera. However, I find the front camera a bit too camera 360 looking due to that beauty mode and I would have liked it better if this one had LTE connectivity as that processor supports it. I'll be honest and without disrespect to Oppo, this one is priced quite high. I hope they can cut down the price of this unit further so that it can match up better with the competition.

Special thanks to Mr. Epi Reyes and Anna Macaraig for lending us this unit. :)
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