5 Winning Features of the OPPO F3 Plus
OPPO has finally revealed their latest smartphone, the OPPO F3 Plus. It’s the newest member of OPPO’s F-line of smartphones, and like the rest of the family, it’s designed for people who are fond of selfies. But is that all there is to the OPPO F3 Plus? Here are it’s 5 winning features.
1. Premium build
The OPPO F3 Plus doesn’t offer anything groundbreaking in terms of design. As what was mentioned in our review, it resembles its flagship offering, the R9s, which then resembles the former iPhone 6/6s design. Still, it’s a good-looking device. It has an aluminum unibody with rounded edges which, according to OPPO, went through two sand-spraying processes, three polishings, and multiple rounds of CNC milling. In other words, the F3 Plus feels premium and ergonomic. To top it off, literally, is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.
2. 16MP main selfie camera + 8MP wide-angle
One of the main features of the F3 Plus is its dual front cameras similar to the Vivo V5 Plus. It sports a main selfie camera with a 16MP 1/3-inch sensor and F2.0 aperture which is good for solo or couple selfies, but if you want to have more people in the photo, users can opt to use the 8MP camera with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. In addition, it even has a smart facial recognition feature that prompts users to switch to the wide-angle camera after detecting more than three faces in the frame, and Beautify 4.0.
3. Solid-state fingerprint reader with hydrophobic membrane
Smartphones with good fingerprint readers are common nowadays, but in the case of the F3 Plus, OPPO added some improvements and equipped its fingerprint reader with a hydrophobic membrane which means it has an enhanced success rate even when a user’s fingers are moist. The feature might be gimmicky to some as we tend to avoid using smartphones with wet hands, but it’s good to have that feature nonetheless.
4. Snapdragon 653 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
The OPPO F3 Plus sports one of the newest processors in the Snapdragon 600 tier – the Snapdragon 653. That said, it’s capable of running demanding applications and games. It’s also partnered to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, making it preferred phone for multitaskers and multimedia-heavy users.
5. 4,000mAh battery with VOOC
Granted that this device will be heavily used for photography and gaming, it’s a good thing that OPPO went for a large battery. Not as big as the one found in the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom but the 4,000mAh capacity will be more than enough for one whole day of heavy use. The VOOC Flash Charge, on the other hand, can quickly recharge the battery while keeping its internals cool.
OPPO F3 Plus specs:
6-inch Full HD IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 1.9GHz octa-core processor (MSM8976 Pro)
Adreno 510 Graphics
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
16MP f/2.0 normal + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle front cameras
16MP f/1.7 rear AF camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, Dual PDAF, 4K video support
Dual SIM (nano, hybrid)
Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS w/ aGPS
OPPO ColorOS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
4,000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable) with VOOC fast charging
163.63 x 80.8 x 7.35mm (dimensions)
And that sums up the winning features of the OPPO F3 Plus. If you’re interested, this one retails for Php23,990. You can read our review here.