Oppo F3 Plus
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Oppo is all set to compete in the fierce competition of flagship phone with its all-rounder participant – Oppo F3 Plus. It is a significant improvement over Oppo F3, regarding a large display with bright colours and an improved processor to match with it. However, the key highlight remains the front dual-camera set, that can capture detailed low-light images with excellent speed.
Equipped with a rare dual front camera-set, Oppo F3 Plus is looking to break the market again with awesome selfie capturing ability. It can tackle low-light images and macro shots easily with enough details, and the selfie flash comes to your rescue to make your low-light shots stay bright and in focus.
The large 6-inch display of Oppo F3 Plus is sharp and colourful having an HD resolution of 1920×1080. The rounded edges make it comfortable in hand and can get you an excellent cinematic experience. However, the large size of the phone does not make it easy to manage with one hand.
The cameras are still one of the strongest points of Oppo phones. Plus, this phone also comes with excellent performance and a good battery, making it a primary choice for power users who wants to click great selfies too.
The selfie giants are back with a rare front dual-camera set and a fantastic performance at an affordable range. Coming at a price of Rs. 16,449, Oppo F3 Plus looks forward to bringing your selfies back to your top favourite lists.
The Oppo F3 Plus gives a worthy fight to its competitors not only by staying true to its speciality but making changes in its other features to become a whole-rounded phone. For selfie enthusiasts who want to have a great phone hitched to their selfie-sticks – this is the device to go for.
Oppo F3 Plus has a metal unibody with rounded edges that are easy to handle. Design-wise, Oppo F3 does not disappoint. It’s sleek and does not have a slippery surface despite the smooth back. However, it is a bit heavy due to the large battery fitted inside it. There is a small bump of the camera at the back, though it’s not noticeable. The fingerprint sensor is snappy and can be used for locking apps and files. It comes with navigation buttons on either side of the capacitive panel at the bottom of the screen. The design of the antenna bands on the back gives it an Oppo distinctness over other competitors.
Oppo F3 Plus has a 6-inch display which produces sharp display due to HD resolution of 1920×1080 with a pixel rate of 367 ppi. However, the colours can become a bit oversaturated. Although, the colours are as bright as an LCD screen could produce, but the recent shift of most flagships towards AMOLED display makes the LCD pale in comparison. On top of that, F3 Plus does not come with any option allowing the user to calibrate the display.
Powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 clocked at 1.95 GHz, Oppo F3 Plus makes a massive advancement from F3’s dated MediaTek MT6750T processor. Loading apps are snappier, and it’s much more comfortable to multitask than F3. Partnered with a 2GB RAM, it can give you a smooth gaming experience and run demanding apps with ease. Essential functions like calling and camera work like a breeze. There was no noticeable lag while downloading or running two or three apps together in the background. It has a decent benchmarks score of 92,497 points in AnTuTu and 35fps in GFXbench, which is lower than OnePlus 3T, but 3T comes with a better top-end Snapdragon 821 processor.
The 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture does a great job in clicking low-light images. With a light source, the low-light images capture enough details though it might seem a bit grainy.
However, the selfie flash helps a lot in low-light conditions. In normal lights, the selfies come out detailed and bright and reproduce good colour accuracy. The 8MP secondary camera is for wide-angle shots and produces decent pictures with good lighting but can have barrel distortion in the background. Oppo F3 Plus also comes loaded with a 16MP rear camera having a f/1.7 aperture and featuring dual PDAF. It’s similar to Samsung Galaxy S7, but the wide apertures take in more light and allow bright, low-light images, though the quality is not as good as top-end phones. Macro shots in low light have a good dynamic range but do not have sharp textures and blurred details. Close up shots are well-defined, but the focus is not always snappy and sometimes fails to lock on the subject.
Packed with a whopping 4,000 mAh, F3 Plus gives an excellent battery backup for a mid-range phone. Regular use can make it last easily for a single day and more. An HD video loop test found it running for an outstanding 17 hours and 12 minutes which is fabulous for a phone in this range and better than rival Moto G5 Plus, getting about 14 hours 13 minutes for the same test. Plus, the phone comes with the Oppo VOOC Flash Charge Mini, which gets the phone back in full power within 1 hour and 9 minutes.
F3 Plus offers a lot of necessary improvements over F3. It looks good, has a sharp display and capable processor. It brings back flash charge which is an excellent companion to the powerful battery. The dual-selfie camera is a hit and captures great ‘Selfie Expert’ guaranteed shots though the rear camera misses out on details. It is still an expensive product for only a great camera, and LG G5 comes with better specs at a lower price. However, for people looking for great selfies paired with good performance, this can be an affordable, first choice.