- Analysis by Christelle Nina
The cameras on OPPO's top devices have always been one of the company's main strengths. This time, the Oppo F3 Plus attempts to make a splash by jumping into the dual-camera bandwagon -- but on the front instead of the rear. Selfies can be taken using either the main 16-megapixel front camera or the wider-angle (at 120 degrees) 8-megapixel option . This, in combination with a 16-megapixel rear shooter and 4K video-recording support , puts this six-incher among the leagues of premiere phones (on this particular facet, at least).
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In terms of performance is where the F3 Plus toes the mid-range line. Banking on Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, it sports eight cores , but with a maximum processor speed of only 1.9GHz . Its 4GB RAM is also quite attractive for an upper-mid-class device. One gripe we have with this device, however, is that it runs ColorOS 3.0, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow . This is a slightly disappointing con given that Android Nougat is already the dominant force among the current wave of new smartphones.
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Display-wise, the six-inch screen easily pulls down its 1920 x 1080 resolution to produce a pixel density of around 367DPI . Due to this, it's definitely not the sharpest mid-ranger around. Its display pros and cons is topped off by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 installed on its front, which comes in handy considering how slip-prone its size is.
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Compared to most mid-rangers, the F3 Plus has an advantage in terms of battery power. With that said, 4000mAh's worth of juice is actually also adequately-competitive even in the flagship arena. We're glad that Oppo did not neglect its ward's power tank, as its big display and high-caliber selfie cameras will surely need a lot of support.
As seen on this pros and cons review, there is little to no doubt that fielding competitive selfie cameras has still been Oppo's main strategy in designing the F3 Plus. With a profile that relies heavily on camera specs, this device will most likely keep photography lovers sated -- at the expense of display fineness and having the latest Android version on-board.
** This phone is also known as: Oppo F3+
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