The Oppo F-series low budget, camera-centric devices have become the success formula of Oppo since the beginning of 2016. The success streak began with the F1 “Real Selfie Expert” smartphone. Not much after that, Oppo began concentrating on making camera centric phones. The Oppo F3 is the next phone in the series. The phone boasts of a beautiful camera for beautiful selfies. But the camera is not the only features Oppo depends upon. The phone also has the latest cutting edge features for the best possible users experience. Let's take a deeper look at the phone and its features.
The Oppo F3 is rumoured to have 5.5-inch Super Amoled Full HD display with 16M colours and screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The size is one part of the equation that makes the display good. The external dimensions of the phone are 153.3 x 75.2 x 7.3 mm, thus making it a rather large smartphone for some users. The phone weight is expected to be around 160 gm, which compensates for its large size. With the approximate pixel density of 401 ppi display, the smartphone is spectacular. There would be no problem regarding the colour reproduction and with different viewing angles of the phone.
The phone's design is very good and ergonomic despite the large size. The phone is lightweight with the power and volume buttons on the right side. The charging port is on the bottom edge, while the headphone jack lies on the top. The fingerprint scanner lies on the front panel of the phone, right below the display. The colour variants of this phone are Gold and Rose Gold. Overall, the phone is a very good looking one for the people who love beautiful looking phones. For anyone expecting a dark coloured Oppo F3, be prepared to be disappointed.
The Oppo F3 runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS on the software front and is powered by the Mediatek MT6750T Octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz on the hardware part. For graphics, the phone has a Mali-T860MP2 GPU. Presence of an OS that's getting outdated now is a little disappointing; however, OTA update to v7.0 is on its way. But it can be sure that with Oppo GPU one can play heavy games and videos without any lagging issues. The Oppo F3 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD slot. The RAM is more than sufficient for all tasks.
Apart from its memory configuration, the fingerprint sensor is on front panel of the smartphone. The built-in browser oppo F3 supports HTML5, but no Java. Other than that, we can see an inbuilt video player, music/audio player, Document viewer and a Photo/video editor.
The camera is the most important feature of Oppo smartphone. Even though well known for its selfie camera phone, the rear camera is a 13 MP PDAF camera with an f/2.2 lens and a 1/3" sensor. Of course we have a dual-tone LED flash. The front cameras steal the show; we have a 16 MP (f/2.0) + 8 MP (f/2.4) front camera with Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama etc. The rear camera takes decent images that are full of details, while the images snapped in dim lighting conditions fall a little short of excellent. You may record 1080p@30fps videos.
The speakers provided in the smartphone work great. However, the sound may become thin at times, as per many complaints from users. Even though the phone isn't marketed for its audio, this is not a good news.
The phone has a mulrimedia jack (3.5mm) for connecting to headphones and external microphones. The phone supports all ppopular ausio and video formats such as MP3, MP4, WAV, WMV, AVI, FLV etc. The messaging sector of the phone has been put into the SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail and IM. The phone comes with support for Vibration, MP3 WAV ringtone alerts.
The Oppo F3 is expected to introduce a battery with better capacity. It is supposed to have 3500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery and give a huge battery backup. The battery also supposed to support fast battery charging, so that it could charge up to 75% in just 30 min. It may also come with a type-C USB port, a feature that is currently the talk of the town. The connectivity options also include 3G and LTE. The Oppo F1 Plus comes with Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0, A-GPS and microUSB v2.0.
The phone comes packed with sensors, such as fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity and compass, ambient light sensor etc.