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Oppo F3 Plus

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Oppo F3 Plus was launched in India in March 2017 and comes with a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. To get the best price of Oppo F3 Plus, check out Gadgets Now. Powered by 1.95 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor, the F3 Plus comes with 4GB of RAM. It features 64GB of internal storage and an expandable storage of up to 256GB via a microSD card. The F3 Plus shoots pictures in 16-megapixels on both front and rear cameras. The smartphone weighs about 185 grams, runs on a 4000mAH battery with the option of dual SIM. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG among others.
Oppo F3 Plus Price In India
Oppo F3 Plus smartphone price in India is Rs 17,599. Oppo F3 Plus was launched in the country on April 1, 2017 (Official). Thesmartphone comes in 1 other storage and RAM variants - Oppo-F3-Plus-6GB-RAM. As for the colour options, the Oppo F3 Plus smartphone comes in Black, Gold colours.


performanceOcta core
display6.0" (15.24 cm)
storage64 GB
camera16 MP
battery4000 mAh
ram4 GB
Launch DateApril 1, 2017 (Official)
Price in India30,990
Price in India 30,990

Oppo F3 Plus Specifications

special features (3)
fingerprint sensor positionFront
other sensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensorYes
general (10)
quick chargingYes
operating systemAndroid v6.0 (Marshmallow)
sim slotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
modelF3 Plus
launch dateApril 1, 2017 (Official)
custom uiColorOS
sim sizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensorYes
multimedia (3)
fm radioNo
audio jack3.5 mm

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design (6)
build materialCase: MetalBack: Metal
thickness7.3 mm
width80.8 mm
weight185 grams
height163.6 mm
coloursBlack, Gold
display (7)
display typeIPS LCD
screen to body ratio74.9 %
pixel density367 ppi
screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5
screen size6.0 inches (15.24 cm)
screen resolutionFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
storage (4)
user available storageUp to 51 GB
internal memory64 GB
expandable memoryYes Up to 256 GB
usb otg supportYes
camera (11)
settingsExposure compensation, ISO control
camera featuresDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution4616 x 3464 Pixels
autofocusYes Phase Detection autofocus
shooting modesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution16 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
physical apertureF2.0
optical image stabilisationYes
flashYes Screen flash
video recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
battery (4)
user replaceableNo
quick chargingYes Fast
capacity4000 mAh
network connectivity (11)
wifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi featuresMobile Hotspot
bluetoothYes v4.1
usb connectivityMass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0
network support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gpsYes with A-GPS
sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 300 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 6)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim sizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1700/2100 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 300 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 6) 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Oppo F3 Plus review: Capable selfie-centric midranger that’s priced a tad steep

Top Features

Impressive imaging experience

Great battery life

4K video recording

In today’s fast-paced world, where trends come and vanish on a near-daily basis, there’s one that is highly unlikely to fade out anytime soon. I’m talking about the ever popular selfie.

Even though people have been taking self-portrait photographs since the early 1800s, the sky-high popularity of selfies has helped them become one of the defining characteristics of the millennial subculture. From bathrooms to rooftops, there’s hardly a place where people don’t like to click pictures of themselves and post them on twenty different social media networks.

Such is the craze for these self-clicked photos that it has inspired smartphone makers to launch devices that are geared specifically towards the selfie-obsessed. The front cameras on these smartphones come with everything from high-resolution modules to LED flashes. However, it’s Chinese smartphone brands that have been leading the charge in this segment for quite a while, outing handsets with selfie-centric features that border on the obscene. And the latest to join the party is the Oppo F3 Plus.

Oppo’s freshly-launched ‘Selfie Expert’ comes with two cameras at the front, just like the Vivo V5 Plus, which came out earlier this year. Apart from that, the F3 Plus’ other hardware specifications aren’t half bad either. But is the total package worth shelling out Rs 30,990 on?

Let’s find out, in my review of the Oppo F3 Plus.

Design and build quality

Oppo F3 Plus follows essentially the same design language as every third smartphone out there -- a rectangular slab-like shape with rounded corners. That’s not to say it’s bad, it’s just generic.

The facade of the smartphone is home to a 6-inch panel, protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Above the display lies the earpiece, proximity sensor and selfie camera duo. A pill-shaped fingerprint sensor sits below the display, flanked by soft-backlit capacitive ‘Recent’ and ‘Back’ buttons. A thin, chrome-finished chamfered edge runs along the F3 Plus’ all four sides, making for a nice effect when the smartphone is moved under a source of light.

Speaking of the sides, they are rounded and blend (almost) seamlessly into the soft-touch metallic unibody enclosure. The left has the two volume keys, while the right is where you’ll find the power key and the hybrid dual-SIM/microSD tray. At the bottom, there’s a (mono) speaker grille, microUSB charging/data transfer port with two small screws at its either side, microphone and 3.5mm audio jack. A secondary microphone sits on top.

Flip the F3 Plus and you’re greeted by a smooth metallic rear panel, done in light Gold colour and having a shiny Oppo logo in the upper middle section. The top left corner is where the 16MP primary camera and two-tone dual LED flash are. The lower middle section has some regulatory information printed on it, something nobody is going to care about.

Lastly, there are two sets (one each at the top and bottom) of Oppo’s unique ‘Six-String’ antenna lines running across the rear panel, with each set having three ultra-thin lines. These look pleasing and help with the signal reception too.

In summation, I found the F3 Plus to be well-constructed smartphone. It looks and feels as premium. The rounded corners and smooth metallic behind make for a nice and comfortable in-hand feel. That said, this is by all means, a big phone. So unless you’ve got giant mitts, one-handed use is (almost) out of the question.


Gracing the front of the Oppo F3 Plus is a 6-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display. With a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and a sufficiently-adequate pixel density of around 367 ppi, the screen is mighty crisp and vivid. Colours look punchy but not oversaturated, and viewing angles are impressive too. Sunlight visibility isn’t an issue either, provided the brightness is cranked all the way up to the top.

It might not be comparable to Quad HD panels, but the F3 Plus’ screen does full justice to everything from graphics-rich games to 4K videos. So if you love multimedia consumption while on the move, you’re going to love the F3 Plus’ substantial and vibrant display.

Performance and software

Supplying the horsepower to the Oppo F3 Plus is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset, with four Cortex-A72 and A53 cores each. It is supplemented by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage, of which approximately 49GB is user accessible. Should you need more, you can always put in a microSD card of up to 256GB capacity, though that would mean giving up the dual-SIM functionality.

Over the course of my testing period, I found the F3 Plus to be a zippy performer. From heavy games like 'WWE: Immortals' to multi-tabbed web browsing and from random switching among ten active apps to 4K video recording (more on that later), this thing handles everything thrown at it with ease. It does get a little warm during intensive tasks, but it’s not something that would affect day to day usage.

Oppo F3 Plus’ reliable performance shows in benchmark scores as well. When put through Geekbench 4, the phablet got single-core and multi-core scores of 1474 and 4462 respectively. As for AnTuTu, the F3 Plus scored 91698. These are more than decent numbers.

As for the software, Oppo F3 Plus comes with a now-dated Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, with ColorOS UI layer baked on top. As expected, there’s no app drawer and all app icons are laid out on multiple side-scrolling homescreens. However, apps can be arranged in folders. You can also download themes via the Theme Store, and these let you customize everything from app icons to wallpapers.

ColorOS itself comes with numerous handy features. From waking up the phone by double tapping the screen to taking a screenshot by swiping up with three fingers, there are a ton of gestures supported. You can also swipe down from the homescreen to search everything from contacts to messages, and use the Lockscreen magazine feature to automatically get new wallpapers on your lockscreen everyday (provided there’s network connectivity). Other features include an ‘Eye Protection’ mode that filters out Blue light to reduce eye strain, built-in app lock that can be used to individually secure apps, and more.

But even with all of that, ColorOS remains an imitation of Apple’s iOS. I’m more concerned about the old version of Android, and it is anyone’s guess as to when the F3 Plus will get the Nougat update.

Oppo F3 Plus is largely bloatware-free. It does come with few pre-installed apps like Amazon Shopping and Facebook, but these can be easily uninstalled.

During my testing, I found the call quality on the F3 Plus to be great. The phone easily latches on to 4G/VoLTE networks, and there aren’t any dropped calls. Signal reception is mostly okay, even in places with spotty coverage such as underground parking lots. Of course, this is something that depends a lot on cellular network coverage in particular areas, so your mileage may vary.

Oh, and I have to mention the fingerprint sensor, because it’s really good. I’d say it’s one of the fastest I’ve come across, and unlocks the phone near-instantly. The sensor supports 360-degree fingerprint recognition too, which is a big plus.

Audio and video playback on the Oppo F3 Plus is, for the most part, good. The phone can easily play 4K videos (both local and streaming) sans issues. The mono speaker is sufficiently loud, but the output from it does get a little distorted when maxed out. Also, its bottom placement means that audio output can easily get muffled when you’re holding the phone in landscape orientation (say, when watching a movie), so make sure you adjust your grip accordingly.


Having armed it with not just one, but two cameras on the front, Oppo is targeting the F3 Plus squarely at the selfie-loving demographic. But does it truly manage to live up to the ‘Selfie Expert’ name? The answer, is yes.

The F3 Plus’ dual front-facing camera system comprises a 16MP regular module and an 8MP wide-angle module. So whether you want a picture of just yourself or a group shot with your whole gang, the F3 Plus’ selfie shooters will help you do it. Both front cameras managed to take some really good photos during my testing, even if with a little too much of post processing. The camera app comes with a dedicated ‘Beauty’ mode which, in conjunction with Oppo’s Beautify 4.0 feature, helps you take better selfies. From digital skin smoothening to making it ‘Rosy’, the F3 Plus can do it all. The front cameras can also record Full-HD videos, which are serviceable.

The dual-selfie camera setup maybe its USP, but the F3 Plus, like all smartphones, also has a primary camera. It’s an optically stabilized 16MP unit with f/1.7 aperture, PDAF and two-tone dual-LED flash. And having tested it out for a while, I can say that the Oppo F3 Plus’ rear camera is undoubtedly good.

In well-lit conditions, the F3 Plus’ primary camera takes impressive-looking pictures. They have ample amount of detail, and colours are largely accurate. There’s not too much of oversharpening either. Even night shots turn out to be better than one would expect, although they’re definitely not the best. The rear camera can record 4K videos at 30fps and thanks to OIS, shakiness is kept to a minimum.

All in all, I found the camera experience on the Oppo F3 Plus to be definitely good, at least for the price.


Oppo F3 Plus is backed by a large 4,000mAh battery. During my test usage, involving a few calls, an hour each of gaming, web browsing and music playback, all with Wi-Fi turned on, it easily lasted through an entire day on a single charge. There’s support for VOOC Flash Charge as well, which can juice up the entire battery in about two hours. This is a phone that you won’t have to worry about charging multiple times a day.


Oppo’s F3 Plus is a well-rounded smartphone. It’s got a big & sharp display, robust build quality and great battery life. And of course, the capable dual-selfie cameras and rear shooter make for a really nice imaging experience.

But the F3 Plus isn’t without its shortcomings. It comes with an old version of Android and thus, doesn’t have the best the OS has to offer right now. Then there’s the fact that in the same price bracket, you can get the OnePlus 3T, which absolutely trumps the F3 Plus in terms of raw processing hardware. Even if I talk about battery capacity, Samsung’s 6-inch A9 Pro gets you a bigger 5,000mAh cell at a lesser price.

So if you care about your selfies too much and don’t mind paying a little extra for a big smartphone that comes with an old version of Android out-of-the-box, go for the Oppo F3 Plus. Otherwise, OnePlus 3T is a much better alternative.

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Oppo F3 Plus FAQ

Does Oppo F3 Plus support the 5G network?
No, Oppo F3 Plus doesn’t support 5G.
What are the best alternatives to Oppo F3 Plus ?
The best alternatives to Oppo F3 Plus are as follows:
What is the screen size of Oppo F3 Plus ?
Oppo F3 Plus features a 6.0 inches (15.24 cm) display with a screen resolution of Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels).
What is the RAM capacity of Oppo F3 Plus ?
Oppo F3 Plus is available with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage capacity.
What is the price of Oppo F3 Plus ?
Price of Oppo F3 Plus in India is ₹ 30,990 .
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