Oppo has been leaving no stone unturned to make itself a good option for the selfies. The Oppo F3 is not an exception. Here are the details about the new offering from Oppo.
The phone has an all unibody design, however, unlike the Oppo F3 Plus - it does not come with a metal construction. Given the price point that the phone has been launched, it offers you a polycarbonate body with a metal finish. The front of the device has a 2.5D curved glass body. The fingerprint sensor has been embedded within the Home button. The phone comes with 3.5 mm audio jack and microUSB port on the bottom. Volume rockers are on the left while the power button is located on the right. You should be comfortable in holding the phone thanks to the curved glass design. The device indeed looks premium.
The oppo F3 comes with a 5.5 inch display with full HD resolution. Needless to say that the resolution reads 1920x1080 pixels. The colors appear quite natural. The 2.5 D curved glass as we mentioned above is protected with Gorilla Glass 5. There is an Eye protect mode for easing the strain on the eye while using the phone at night. The screen and the text appear quite sharper enough.
Oppo F3 is priced at Rs. 19990, yet it houses a MediaTek MT6750T processor. The Octacore processor clocks at 1.5 GHz. The graphics are taken care of Mali T860 GPU. You have access to 64 GB internal storage. The 4GB RAM is best suited for an effective multitasking experience. The phone comes with dedicated micro SD card slot. That is , in fact, a welcome option given the fact that most of the manufacturers these days have been offering hybrid card slots. You can expand the memory further by another 128 GB. The spec sheet does appear promising, yet I would have loved to see the high end processor from Snapdragon being used on the device.
This is another point that I am not happy with. The phone runs Android Marshmallow out of the box. The customisation is provided by Color OS 3.0. The OS is easy to operate and simple. It does work quite smoother. However, given the fact that Android O is just around the corner, I was expecting Android Nougat running on the phone. Apps like Facebook, Gmail and Chrome do launch and work effortlessly. But resource hungry games tale a bit long to load. On the whole, the operating system works effortlessly.
Camera is the USP of theis device. The front snapper has a dual camera setup. The 16 MP camera sensor on the front has a 76 degree wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. This will help you taking better selfies in low light. There is the secondary 8 MP camera sensor with 120 degree wide angle lens. This would help you take more wider family selfies. Both the 16 MP and 8 MP front cameras can work independent of each other. The front camera comes with a series of modes like panorama, Beauty, Time Lapse and GIF animation among others. The 13 MP rear camera has a f/2.2 aperture. It comes with a dual LED flash and phase detection auto focus. The camera performance is quite excellent o both front and rear cameras.
The Oppo F3 has a 3200 mAh battery. I would expect it to offer you a day's back up with regular usage. There isn;t any word on the availability of fast charging though. It does support 4G and VoLTE. Other connectivity features include WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 and microUSB. You may be disappointed with the lack of a few features though. There is no USB Type C, NFC and FM Radio. Thankfully, USB OTG is available.
The Oppo F3 is priced at Rs. 19990. I would feel you can get better alternatives at that price. I would have expected a slightly better configuration at that kind of a price tag. The phone is likely to get a competitors in the form of Vivo V5S and Ginee A1. Vivo V5S is available at Rs. 18990 and has a 20 MP front snapper. The Gionee A1 on the other hand has better hardware and battery life and is available at Rs. 19999.
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