(Sponsored) OPPO F3 Plus review: The new selfie feature will blow you away

OPPO F3 Plus promises premium smart phone experience that strong phones in market cannot compete with


April 06, 2017

OPPO has made its name in the Pakistani market for catering to the needs of the tech-nut and the camera aficionado. With their latest foray into the camera heavy market, OPPO released the F3 Plus last week for Rs 49,899. Today, we’re going to have an exclusive overview of what the device looks and feels like, coupled with an in-depth look at the specs.

Right off the bat, as we open the box, we find a plastic tray that houses the OPPO F3 Plus device, underneath which we find promotional leaflets and a multi-lingual manual. What is special about OPPO’s unboxing is that there’s always a pleasant surprise, and in this case, the surprise is a free silicone cover to safeguard your device.

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The compartment below contains a pair of standard OPPO headphones, cleverly stashed in the corner of the box, alongside which we find a wall charger that supports VOOC fast charging, a feature that is new with this device, as compared to it’s predecessors. Towards the end of our unboxing experience, we find a standard USB B-type charging cable and a SIM ejector tool.

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Design:

When held, the value of the phone becomes apparent through its Meticulous design, one that makes it seem like they took their time to carefully polish each device individually.

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The screen comes equipped with a 6’ inch Corning Gorilla glass 5, which is rounded out with 0.3mm ultra-fine “Six-String” antenna lines, which assure better Wi-Fi performance as compared to previous devices. Separate focus has been put on the grip; the device goes through an extensive sand-spraying and CNC milling process that assures a matchless smooth metal surface with perfectly rounded edges, giving the user an experience like no other.

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Software and features:

The OPPO F3 Plus employs an advanced solid-state fingerprint reader which comes equipped with a hydrophobic membrane that works the same way as a naturally water-resistant lotus leaf. Basically, this is one fingerprint detection experience that is flawless, even when using a moist finger.

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On the inside of the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB which is expandable by up to 256GB, leaving plenty of room for apps and all the snaps one could take. Also, because of the upgraded ColorOS 3.0, the F3 Plus isn’t just fast, it can also multi-task. The OS is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is proven to be seamlessly responsive and breathtakingly lightweight.

Camera:

The camera is the real star of the device. At the center of the rear camera is the new Sony IMX398 sensor, which is a customised ½.8 inch sensor that was developed exclusively for this device. This, coupled with an extra-wide F1.7 aperture, the rear camera offers exceptional focus speed and noise reduction. What makes this phone the selfie expert is its front camera, because it’s two front cameras working in tandem! One 16MP camera and one 8MP 120° wide-angle camera; allowing users to snap the perfect self-shot, and if necessary, the perfect group shot! Adding to its already perfect camera experience, Beautify 4.0 is an added feature that makes sure every picture comes out flawless.

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In the past, OPPO has impressed in the smart-phone market by offering premium performance for a menial price-range. This phone signals OPPO’s intent to be taken seriously in the smartphone war. Coming with a heavier price tag than previous phones, OPPO F3 Plus promises a premium smart phone experience that proves that this phone is packed with features that even phones that are considered the strongest in the market, cannot compete with.

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