OPPO has been making a name for their smartphones in countries all over the world, including the Philippines.
Their latest flagship phones, the selfie-centric F3 and F3 Plus had already made its way to the country’s market. Yes, it is true that they share the same name but what they pack inside is different from one another. Though both of them are great phones, some might prefer one over another (depending on their preferences).
The basic (and extremely obvious) differences that the two phone falls on the size, color options, and display categories.
Of course, the F3 Plus is bigger compared to the F3. The “Plus” tag alone is enough to point that specific difference. The F3 (153.3 x 75.2 x 7.3 mm) has a 5.5-inch display with 1080×1920 pixels while the F3 Plus (163.6 x 80.8 x 7.4 mm) has a bigger display measuring 6-inch display with the same screen resolution, and are both equipped with full HD display. Both phones are also protected by Gorilla Glass 5 but only the F3 Plus has support for Glove and Wet Touch Input.
However, the pixel density for F3 is 401 ppi while the F3 Plus has 367 ppi. It is a common thing for phones with bigger screens to come with lower ppi because the bigger the screen is, the larger the pixel should be in order to fill it.
They also differ in color. The F3 offers the Gold, Rose Gold, and the new Black Edition variation while the F3 Plus only has Gold and Black options. Both phones share the same metal body with a smooth and elegant finish.
Another comparison that can be made between the two would involve the power they pack inside. A phone’s processor is pretty much a make or break for any smartphone out there. It shows what and how much a phone can handle and do during its use.
The F3 has MediaTek MT6750T octa-core CPU for its processor and the Mali-T860MP2 GPU. Meanwhile, the F3 Plus’ processor is the Snapdragon 653 octa-core CPU and the Adreno 510 for its GPU. Both phones have 4GB RAM, a perfect match for both F3 and F3 Plus’ 64GB built-in storage. However, the F3’s storage is expandable only to 128GB compared to F3 Plus’ expanded 256 GB storage. Both phones uses the same operating system, ColorOS 3.0, which is based on Android 6.0.
Both phones have Distance sensor, Light Sensor, G-sensor and E-compass but only the F3 Plus is equipped with Gyro-sensor. They are also equipped with Bluetooth and WiFi support.
As for the battery, the F3 Plus is equipped with a non-removable 4000mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash Charge while the F3 has a 3200mAh battery. When it comes to the SIM Card support, the F3 and F3 Plus have Dual Nano-SIM cards but only the F3 Plus has a hybrid slot.
Moving on, the two phones (both selfie-centric) have different cameras that are both powerful for their kind. The F3 is equipped with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the other hand, the F3 Plus boasts 16MP shooter with f/1.7. Both phones have dual sensors for its selfie shooter, equipped with 16MP+8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The two share the PDAF (phase detection autofocus) Focusing Technology but only the F3 Plus has Dual PDAF Focusing Technology, allowing for clearer images and faster focus speeds regardless if it is shot during situations with low light. The F3 Plus also has Anti Shake 2.0 feature for more stabilized and blur-free images.
Both phones possess the Beautify 4.0 feature but only the F3 can use both the Beautify and Bokeh Effect simultaneously. The F3 also has the Double View Group Selfie Camera feature that allows the front camera to capture more than the standard view that a front camera has. It scans for the faces within the sensors and if more than three faces are detected, the phone will advice the user to change to the Double View Group Selfie mode. As for the F3 Plus, once the camera detects more than three faces in the frame, the camera will switch to a 120-degree wide-angle view.
The F3 also has a Palm Shutter function that allows users to simply wave in front of the camera in order to trigger a shutter countdown. This feature allows the users to have more time to pose and prepare for the photo. Though the F3 Plus might not have this feature there is one thing that it can brag, its 4K video support.
If you want to know more about these two smartphones, check out our full reviews linked below:
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The F3 has an SRP of Php16,990, but you can get it for only Php15,990 for a limited time. On the other hand, the F3 Plus is priced at Php23,990.
These are the differences to take note of before choosing between the two. Some features and specs are better than the other one but it all depends on what the users want from their phones. Regardless of what one chooses, it is sure that both F3 and F3 Plus will provide a quality experience.