Today’s clash features two recent mid-range models, the Oppo F3 Plus and the Moto G5 Plus. The F3 Plus should hit the shelves very soon while the G5 Plus is already available. Let’s see how the two compare.
The front side of the two phones is quite similar dominated by large screens and with a big, rounded Home buttons. The Oppo F3 Plus does have slimmer side bezels but generally speaking the two models look almost the same when observed from the front.
The backside brings dissimilarities. The Moto G5 features a middle mounted camera, along with a rounded frame made placed around the camera and the LED flash.
The Oppo F3 Plus follows the iPhone 7 philosophy, albeit without the antenna bands.
The G5 Plus measures 150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm and sports a 5.2-inch screen, while the F3 Plus features a 6-inch screen and dimensions of 157.5 x 77.6 x 6.9 mm.
Both models are powered by Snapdragon chipsets – the Snapdragon 653(4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.44 GHz Cortex-A53) is found under the hood of Oppo’s device while the Moto G5 is equipped with the Snapdragon 625 (Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Adreno 506).
The F3 Plus features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage (SIM 2 slot). The Moto G5 Plus comes with either 2/3/4 GB of RAM and a choice between 32/65 GB of expandable storage. The Oppo F3 Plus is a clear winner here since the Snapdragon 652 (with 4 Cortex A-72 cores) is much more powerful chipset.
Both devices come with 1080p displays, with the G5 Plus sporting a 5.2-inch IPS screen (424 ppi pixel density). The F3 comes with a huge 6 inches IPS screen that offers a density of 367 ppi.
The Moto G5 comes with a 12 MP (f/1.7) snapper offering 2160p@30fps (USA version) or 1080p@30fps (EMEA version) video recording. The selfie camera counts 5 MP (f/2.2).
Now, the Oppo F3 Plus is the world’s first smartphone to offer a dual front-faced camera setting, with a Dual (16 MP + 8 MP) sensors. Since there’s no front LED flash, we believe the dual camera setup on the front is more of a marketing gimmick than a real innovation. The main camera looks solid – 16 MP, (f/1.7), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, and 1.55µm pixel size are its strong sides. The camera is capable of recording 2160p@30fps videos.
Battery, Additional Features
The F3 Plus have a slight advantage with battery capacity, coming with a 3600 mAh power bank. The G5 Plus features a 3000 mAh battery. Both models come with fingerprint sensors, and they both support fast battery charging. The Moto G5 Plus runs Android Nougat 7.0 and the Oppo F3 Plus runs Android Marshmallow.
The G5 Plus (4GB/32BG) can be found for Rs 16,999 (about $260), while the expected price for the Oppo F3 Plus is Rs 28,999 (about $440). For the price, the Moto G5 Plus is a solid choice. The F3 Plus does come with a dual selfie camera and, a solid main camera, and a powerful Snapdragon 653 but it is just too expensive, and there are better choices for the money.