Oppo F3 review: The ‘selfie expert’ becomes more affordable
Oppo has successfully managed to position its front camera-focussed smartphones as ‘Selfie-Experts’ in India. Oppo, which is now the fifth largest smartphone vendor in India, has launched Oppo F3, a stripped down version of the F3 Plus. The highlight of Oppo F3 is the dual (16MP+8MP) front camera setup, which has a group selfie mode as well.
One glance at the F3, and you will easily mistake it for F3 Plus given the smartphone looks quite similar. Oppo has modified the design a little bit as antenna lines at the back are now split. But from the front these phones follow the same design philosophy, which might remind some of the iPhone.
Oppo F3 has a smaller screen size and battery when compared to F3 Plus. Pixel size of the rear camera, which was 16MP in F3 Plus, has come down to 13MP in the F3. The new ‘Selfie-Expert’ smartphone is now more affordable at Rs 19,990.
Oppo F3 uses USB Type 2.0 for charging, which is present at the bottom, along with a 3.5mm headset jack and speaker grille. Power button is on the right, while volume rocker keys are present on the left. The smartphone has a metal unibody design and a nice matte finish at the back. So does Oppo F3 deliver on the selfies front? Does the smartphone scores in other areas as well? We find out in our review:
Specs: 5.5-inch Full HD display | Octa Core Mediatek MT6750T | 4GB RAM | 64GB ROM | 16MP+8MP front camera | 13MP rear camera | 3,200mAh battery | Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ColorOS | Oppo F3 full specs
Price: Rs 19,990
Let us start with dual front cameras given selfies is the focus here. Oppo F3 is capable of clicking some great pictures, likely to easily please selfie lovers. I got close to natural pictures and colour reproduction was just right. It didn’t miss out on details either. In low-light, the pictures had a bit too much noise, but better than a lot of smartphone cameras in the same price-range that I’ve reviewed.
The group selfie mode, true to its name, can really help when you’re clicking a group selfie. You can accommodate a lot more people in a photograph just by clicking on the group selfie icon in the front camera app. With the group selfie mode switched on, six people can easily fit into a vertical picture.
The rear camera didn’t disappoint me either. It can handle reds and pinks. I was impressed with low-light photographs. The pictures have details, and colour reproduction is great as well.