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Is Oppo F3 Plus worth Rs 31k?

April 10, 2017 11:51 IST

Selfies won't be going out of fashion anytime soon. And smartphone makers are cashing in.
Kakoli Chakraborty checks out the Oppo F3 Plus.

Oppo F3 Plus

Selfies won't be going out of fashion anytime soon. And smartphone makers are cashing in.

Oppo's newest instalment -- the F3 Plus -- further glorifies the selfie tradition.

The phone has a 6-inch display with 1920x1080 resolution. Yes, the colours are sharp and vivid, and watching videos is a delight. But that's not the first thing that struck me.

The F3 Plus looks eerily similar to an iPhone 6s Plus: Similar unibody design, an OS that can easily be mistaken for the iOS.

Oppo F3 Plus

The difference is that it has more of a rounded-rectangular home button than a circular one like that of the iPhone. But I have been told that most Oppo phones resemble an iPhone, so I stopped worrying about the design and decided to see what the phone has in store.

It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 4GB RAM.

The performance is not extraordinary, but it works without any hiccups.

The phone is easily able to handle RAM-heavy apps and games, but I did notice it heating up a bit.

It comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, which lasts for almost an entire day.

It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Oppo's Color OS on top. The OS looks exactly like the iOS with some minor tweaks here and there.

Oppo F3 Plus

The phone has a dual secondary camera -- 16 megapixel (MP) and 8MP -- and a 16 MP primary one.

The primary camera clicks average pictures and I noticed noise even in good lighting.

Low-light photography was expectedly disappointing.

Now, the 'selfie expert' secondary camera is able to capture good pictures. Because of the dual camera, clicking groupfies is also easier, especially since one of the lenses is a 120-degree, wide-angle one.

Priced at Rs 30,990, the F3 Plus offers you nothing special except the dual front camera.

This phone will attract only the serial selfie takers.

If you're looking for an all-rounder, the OnePlus 3T is a much better choice.

Kakoli Chakraborty