Finally its official the next Selfie Expert smartphone OPPO F3 Plus was announced in a grand media event last March 23, 2017. The F3 Plus is a 6-inch smartphone that features a 16-megapixel with 1/3-inch sensor + 8-megapixel with 120-degree angle dual selfie camera.
We got a hold of the F3 Plus even before the official launched and here’s our unboxing and first impression of this new dual lens selfie phablet from OPPO.
Here’s our Video Unboxing of F3 Plus!
The F3 plus is phablet smartphone with 6-inch Full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution with only 1.78mm narrol bezel and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. It features unibody metal design following the tradition look and feel of the OPPO F series. At the top of the display is the dual front camera with 16-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel secondary sensor. Below the display is the home button that also acts as the fingerprint scanner, flanked by options and back capacitive button.
Going to the back is where the 16-megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor with extra-wide 1.7 aperture rear camera with flash and there are ultra-fine “six-String” antenna lines that is visible on top and at the bottom. The Left side is where the SIM card tray and microSD card slot.
F3 Plus Hybrid SIM card tray
Unlike F1s that has that triple SIM tray, the F3 Plus comes with hybrid SIM card tray so now users have to choose the use 2nd slot for either SIM card or microSD card.
The bottom of the device is where the micro USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, microphone and speaker grill, while at the top is another microphone hole. OPPO seems to continue to use the older micro USB port instead of the newer USB 3.0 connector. It supports OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge technology for safer and faster chargging.
Just like the Vivo V5 Plus the highlight of the F3 Plus is the dual front camera, with a 16-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel secondary sensor. In terms of the camera app, OPPO has easy to use camera interface, it has Time Lapse, Video, Photo, Beauty, and Panorama, it also supports manual mode (Expert Mode) where users can tinker with AWB, Exposure, ISO, Shutter, and Focus.
Sample pictures were taken with F3 Plus
More Pictures soon!
OPPO F3 Plus Specs
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ColorOS 3.0
- 6.0-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- 1.9GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 (MSM8976 Pro) processor
- Adreno 510 GPU
- 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
- Expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD
- 16MP f/1.7 with Dual-tone LED Flash, Dual PDAF, 4K video rear AF camera
- Dual front camera: 16 MP f/2.0 w/ AF + 8 MP wide angle lens
- Dual SIM (nano SIM hybrid)
- 4G LTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.0
- fingerprint sensor
- accelerometer, light, proximity, hall, compass
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
- 4000mAh battery
- Colors: Gold
Out fist impression of the F3 Plus is its a solid device with a large display and great dual selfie camera that is also great for taking group pictures. In terms of design, OPPO still uses the design taken from their F series which is simple with a bit of iPhone look. While performance wise, the F3 plus is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 octa-core CPU and 4GB RAM and that’s a good combination and this device is snappy and responsive under Color OS V3 on Android 6 Marshmallow. So far we are loving the new F3 Plus and for sure a lot of users will love to take more selfies with its dual front camera.
Stay tuned for the full review soon.
The OPPO F3 Plus is priced at Php23,990 and will be available starting April 1 in all OPPO stores and partner retailers nationwide.