Oppo F3 Price In India: Great For Selfie Lovers
Harin - Feb 11, 2020
Oppo F3 price in India has now dropped to Rs 17,000 to Rs 18,000 after four years. Let's see if the phone is still worth its price or not.
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Oppo is boosting its investments in India compared to a few years back. In 2016, the company had big expansion plans and reportedly made an investment of $216 million in manufacturing facilities in the country. At that time, the brand’s goal was to produce 100 million units. When the Oppo F3 and Oppo F3 Plus were launched, the focus of the company seemed to be on selfies. When it was released, the Oppo F3 price in India was Rs 19,990. With this detailed Oppo F3 review, let’s see if the phone can compete against its predecessor.
Oppo F3 Build and Design
Almost all of Oppo smartphones have a similar design and build quality, It is no different with the Oppo F3. Oppo F3 price in India is lower than the Oppo F3 plus. So, when putting it side by side with the F3 Plus, it is clear that the F3 Plus looks more polished and premium.
However, for a smartphone in the sub-20K smartphone range, there are only some phones that have better build quality. The Oppo F3 is lighter and slimmer than the Oppo F1s. But when some say that its design resembles that of the old F1s, they are not completely wrong. It seems like Oppos is unwilling to change its design. In terms of design, the Oppo F3 might look good, but not new.
Oppo F3 Display
Put aside its boring design, the display of the Oppo F3 is truly nice. The Oppo F3 has vibrant colors, very good viewing angles, and a good touch response with its 1080 in-cell IPS panel.
However, Oppo could have made the display better. Although the device has vibrant colors, they are not as vibrant as the AMOLED display of the Gionee A1 even though the F3 has a higher resolution.
Oppo F3 UI
The Oppo F3 still carries the same ColorOS 3.0, just like the Oppo F3 Plus. The device runs on Android Marshmallow.
Not only the ColourOS looks like Apple iOS. It also tries to function like it. There is a strong resemblance between the icon designs as well as the settings layout of Oppo F3 Colour OS and Apple iOS. Despite that, to use the quick toggle menu of the device, you still need to perform a sliding down gesture from the top of the screen. Gestures and things such as app cloning are also added so that users can benefit from dual SIMs to have dual Whatsapp accounts. The phone comes with a RAM booster, a theme manager, cloud backup, lock-screen magazine feature, and a secondary app store. Users can enjoy a set of simple and good looking apps for photos, music, videos, file manager, email, and even weather.
Oppo F3 Performance
Oppo F3 uses a MediaTek MT6750T SoC with 4GB of RAM. And it isn’t a really performance-oriented SoC. Even though the phone can still run almost every app, users can sometimes experience sluggishness and stutters. Games like Asphalt 8 aren’t particularly unplayable but for game lovers, they can’t fully enjoy the game as frame drops and lags happen occasionally.
Apps occasionally crash and the camera app may take quite some time to snap a selfie, which is said to be the phone’s prime feature.
Oppo F3 Battery
The phone has a 3200mAh battery and can easily last a normal workday with a maximum of 30 minutes of gaming. And if you are not someone who is into gaming and you don’t use navigation, the phone can last you over 12 to 15 hours a day. Once you charge the phone, it can be fully charged in less than two hours without any kind of fast charging like Oppo’s VOOC charging technology which is probably reserved for the company’s flagship devices.
Oppo F3 Price in India
When it was first released, Oppo F3 price was Rs 19,990. Meanwhile, its predecessor, Oppo F3 Plus price in India was Rs 22,990. Users can buy both smartphones on online shopping smartphones like Amazon India or Flipkart.
If you are considering between the two phones, take a look at our Oppo F3 Plus review.
Oppo F3 Camera
At the front, the smartphone has a dual-camera setup with a 16MP camera and an 8MP camera. Similar to the F3 Plus, Oppo F3’s 16MP camera has 76.4-degree FOV while the 8MP camera’s FOV is 120 degrees. It still has the f/2.0 aperture. However, between the two smartphones, in terms of camera quality, there are still some differences. The photos of the Oppo F3 tends to have slightly oversaturated colors while the photos of the Oppo F3 Plus look more neutral. But the over image quality which includes details, depth of field, dynamic range is almost similar.
Oppo F3 price in India is now around Rs 17,000 to Rs 18,000 and it produces photos with good details, acceptable noises, and pleasantly oversaturated colors. The photos look slightly soft to remove all the blemishes and to make selfies look better. And it all depends on subjective opinions whether a user would like this.
The F3 is better than the Gionee A1. In normal lighting conditions, the F3 captures better details as well as colors. And it does great in low light conditions as well. The only downside is that the camera sometimes takes a little time to process when you try to take bokeh images or when you try to switch between various filters.
At the back of the phone is a 13MP camera, which is pretty decent. But similar to the front cameras, the primary camera produces photos that look soft. And this is an issue for a rear camera.
While the photos may look totally fine on the phone, at native resolution, one can still easily detect noise. And in low light conditions, the noise levels increase. But the photos are good enough for users to share on Facebook.
Oppo F3 price in India has now dropped to Rs 17,000 to Rs 18,000. And it takes great selfies. If you are a selfie lover, take a look at this phone.