OPPO F3 Selfie-Focused Smartphone: Hands On & First Impressions

OPPO today launched their new Midrange Selfie Centric Smartphone in India, the OPPO F3 at a Press Event in Mumbai, where we got to spend some time with the device. Here is the Hands On & first Impressions of the F3.

OPPO F3 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
  • It is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek 6750 processor with Mali-T860MP2
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB Internal Storage which can be expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • 13MP rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0aperture, 6P lens & LED Flash
  • 16MP+8MP Dual front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture & 120-degree wide-angle lens
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow With ColorOS 3.0
  • Dual SIM Slot
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Connectivity Options.
  • 3200mAh Non-removable battery

DESIGN:

The OPPO F3 comes with a Unibody metal design. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. On the Front, we have the Dual Selfie Camera along with ear piece & on the Bottom you get two touch capacitive buttons as well as a touch sensitive home key that houses the fingerprint sensor which can Unlock the Device in 0.22 Seconds & the Oppo Claims that the fingerprint sensor is water resistant. On the Back we have a 13MP rear camera along with the LED flash & OPPO Branding, On the Left Side we have the SIM Tray, on the right side we have a Power Buttons along with Volume Keys. On the Bottom, we have a Micro USB port, audio jack, and a mono speaker.

Hardware & Software:

The OPPO F3 is powered by the Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor along with Mali-T860MP2 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (52GB Available after First Boot) but you can expand the memory by another 256 GB using the SD Card. It has a microUSB which is fine but we would’ve expected to see a Type-C port in 2017. Unlike the Hybrid dual SIM slot on the F3 Plus, the OPPO F3 has dedicated dual nano SIM slots and a microSD card slot.

Talking about the Software, the F3 comes with Color OS 3.0 which is it’s own Custom Skin based on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) but we would’ve expected Android 7.0 (Nougat) hope OPPO provides Nougat for this Smartphone. The Color OS 3.0 Offers a lot of Customization & has Some Great features to enhance the Experience of the Smartphone.

Cameras :

The F3 comes with a Dual front facing cameras. A primary 16MP for solo selfies with f2.0 aperture and a 1/3″ sensor size & has a field of view of 76.4 degrees which should improve low light performance by a large margin. The secondary camera is an 8MP for Group Selfies which provides a much wider field of view so you can fit many People into one frame. It is even great if you love to take selfies at famous landmarks & has a120 degree field of view. Switching to group selfie mode is simple (just one tap) and the effect is like zooming out without having to stretch your hands. From a practical standpoint, that makes a lot of sense. The camera comes with several software features such as Selfie Panorama, Screen flash, Smart Facial Recognition and Palm Shutter. Smart Facial Recognition automatically chooses between the two lenses depending on the subject(s) being shot. While the 13MP Rear Camera comes with Sony IMX398 sensor, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens & LED Flash which can take Some great Shots.

Price & Availability:

The OPPO F3 is priced at Rs. 19,990 & is now available for pre-order exclusively from Flipkart as well as offline stores and goes on sale from May 13th in Rose Gold colour.

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