Oppo is proving to be a solid phone. After reviewing the Oppo f1s and being satisfied with it, let us now take a look at the more recent F3 from the same manufacturer. This is a review of the Oppo F3 Selfie Expert.
Build and Design
Being mainly a camera phone before any other thing, Oppo may not be too keen on build and design in that they will have almost a default look for their devices. Looking at the f1s and the F3 side by side, there is very little and close to no change in build language. The phone has a full metal design, all round, top to bottom. On its back it has a camera on the top right side and an LED flash right below it. Its lower middle has an Oppo branding which gives a nice and attractive reflection on it when viewed at angles or even directly. Its speaker is at the bottom of the phone and on its front top bezel is a camera, an earpiece I presume and a light sensor. The home button of the f3 also doubles as a biometric fingerprint scanner. The only note able difference is that the F3 has dual selfie cameras which we will talk about.
The Oppo F3 has a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors panel. At a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 401 ppi pixel density the display is quite sharp and looks nice. It supports multi touch and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it. This display is good enough even for viewing in bright conditions like outdoors. Its viewing angles are also respectable.
The camera on any Oppo device will always be its selling point. And the same is the case for the F3, which Oppo calls the selfie expert. Now why is that? The F3 has dual selfie cameras. The first is an 8 MP shooter that fits in a wider angle of shot while the other is a 16 MP camera that takes normal selfies. It is for this reason Oppo tags the F3 a selfie expert, one camera for selfie, one for group selfie. The picture quality is crisp and sharp with no excess color saturation or over exposure. The primary camera is a 13 MP camera that gives images of just the same quality as the selfie one. Once again Oppo has delivered its promise with the F3, good news to the selfie lovers. Needless say all three cameras have modes like touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and auto focus.
Video recording for the f3 stands at 1080p@30fps.
Performance and Memory
The F3 comes only in one variant with 64 GB of internal memory that runs on 4 GB of RAM. It has a Mediatek MT6750T chipset, Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T860MP2 GPU. This is enough to handle this phone’s processing speed since it runs quite smoothly with its Color OS skin on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The f3 packs a non-removable 3200mAh battery which has an endurance rating of 68 hours. This will surely like other smartphones last you a full day.
Connectivity and Network
The f3 supports Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS and has microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go.
Network: f3 supports GSM 2G, HSPA 3G and LTE 4G.
A bottom firing speaker that gives good sound out up. It has Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones alert types and its loudspeaker is quite audible. Its audio quality is at Noise-93.7dB / Crosstalk -93.5dB.
Also to mention is the dedicated noise cancelation mic present at the top of the f3.
The Oppo F3 is a good phone. The hype around its cameras is well represented by the actual phone and the all metal build quality of the f3 is also premium and attractive. I would recommend this phone to those users who love taking a lot of pictures even though its target market could also be any regular android user looking to buy a phone that offers more at an affordable price. I’d say, Oppo has done it again. So far, so good!
Check out the Oppo f3 official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4NLWFa_LnU
Check out Oppo f3 official website: http://www.oppo.com/ke/smartphone-f3?gclid=CIKY8cW7vdQCFaoy0wodjPcEuQ