The latest to join the selfie-expert bandwagon is OPPO F3. After a myriad of online ads, Oppo has finally launched the new offering, F3, at a dedicated event in Mumbai today. Oppo F3 carries a price tag of Rs. 19,990 and will offer direct competition to Vivo V5s, another selfie focused smartphone launched a few days ago.

Oppo F3

Oppo F3 Specifications

Oppo F3 is the smaller sibling of Oppo F3 Plus which was launched in India on March 23. The F3 Plus costs Rs. 30,990 in India. Other than the size, specifications are drastically different too. Let’s dig into the details of Oppo F3.

The F3 smartphone sports a 5.5-Inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 5 sheet on top. It is powered by a Mediatek MT6750 chipset with octa-core CPU. There is 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage with micro-SD support up to 256 GB. It’s a dedicated dual-sim device, meaning you can use two nano-sims and 1 micro-SD card simultaneously. Operating System duties are handled by ColorOS 3.0 based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.

Things get interesting in the camera department. The F3 features a dual front camera setup – a 16 MP unit with 1/3.1” sensor size and f/2.0 aperture along with an 8 MP F/2.4 wide-angle one for selfies with all your friends. On the rear, you get the contemporary 13 MP shooter with LED Flash, PDAF, and F/2.2. All this is powered by a decent 3,200 mAh battery.

Oppo F3 Price and other details

The regular F3 is expected to hit the shelves by May 13, with pre-orders starting from today only. Right now, only the gold color variant is available for pre-order from Flipkart at Rs. 19,990.

The Competition

With the current pricing, the F3 faces direct competition from Vivo V5s. Vivo V5s too enjoys a great selfie camera with “Moonlight flash”. Vivo has been marketing the smartphone very extensively so it won’t be easy for Oppo F3 to gain the required attention. Specs wise both feature similar SoC with same gigs of RAM and storage. On the display front, Oppo F3 takes the lead with Full HD panel compared to the HD one on Vivo V5s.

All in all, it will be an interesting battle to see as both brands are subsidiaries of the same parent group.


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