OPPO Philippines announced last night that they are now on the top 2 most selling smartphone brand in the Philippines, and if you remember they were on top 3 last 2016. The Philippine market really like the tech and camera features of their OPPO F1S known as the #SelfieExpert camera phone, because we pinoys love to take selfie photos and having a camera phone with the best specs for the front and rear camera is the best for us.
This year, OPPO Philippines unveiled their latest camera phone that followed the selfie trend of their previous model. The new OPPO F3 Plus seem to do the same but performs better and it is the new #SelfieExpert camera phone, because the new model is equipped with 2 front camera that can help take a much wider angle photo of your group selfie or want to take a selfie of yourself with a much wider background. The use of clip on wide lens will be gone for awhile because the new trend for dual camera has changed and it will start here at the new OPPO F3 Plus.
"We established ourselves as the number 2 brand here in the Philippines, with the month on month growth of market share and sales, so you might ask, how did we achieve so much in a short period of time, the answer is simple.. OPPO kept it simple and focus, we committed ourselves to listening to our consumers and directing our research and development to meet those needs and it was simple as they want to take great photos anytime and anywhere".
- Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager
At the presentation last night, Leyan Moncera, Digital Marketing Manager of OPPO Philippines, showcased the positive reviews of top digital media about the product of OPPO, then he showed us a study about the needs of consumers who uses smartphones and it was revealed that majority of the consumers are prioritizing a specs for smartphones to take better pictures and most younger market, the millennials, love to take photos, selfie and groupfie or group selfie.
At this point, we got a short tease that they might be doing something great again for their camera on the new OPPO F3 Plus.
After unveiling the OPPO F3 Plus, we learned more about the features of their front dual lens, one lens at the left is 8MP and the 2nd lens at the right is the 16 MP camera. Each lens perform their best but do something different when taking a photo.
With a front dual lens on an OPPO F3 Plus, users can now take selfie with Bokeh effect. Now in every selfie the focus of attention will be featured much better in a selfie.
Plus there's the upgraded Beautify mode 4.0 to add more beauty filter on your selfie. Also I learned at their presentation, that OPPO is the 1st smartphone brand to come up its own Beauty filter shot. So it means that the original Beauty filter technology is first brought to us by OPPO.
Again with the front dual lens of an OPPO F3 Plus, taking a group selfie will be much easier because when you click the groupfie icon from the camera, the two camera will adjust and perform as one camera to bring you a 120 degrees wide angle front camera lens to take a much wider angle of your entire group and also showcase a part of the background and landscape.
I remember from their previous model, the OPPO F1S, the front camera is also equipped with a wider front camera lens and a sharp aperture to focus on the selfie subject. Im sure that OPPO learned well from their previous model and they come up to bring a much better version by adding an extra lens to capture the other angle infront of the 2 front cameras.
Here's an example of the OPPO F3 Plus using the two front camera and the groupfie option at the camera app.
Also we should not forget that the OPPO F3 Plus rear camera is much superior than their previous model and I noticed that OPPO F3 Plus is 1st to have a rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture, means that the rear camera can capture much more light and it can focus so fast because it has the Dual PDAF focus tech, or dual-phase autofocus technology to double the pixel array area, which is composed of photodiodes that determine the camera’s point of focus. This increases focusing speeds by 40 percent even in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.
The rear camera with 16MP is using Sony IMX 398 sensor, its a custom made sensor built for OPPO F3 Plus, the Sony IMX 398 sensor of the OPPO F3 Plus is for fast focusing speed, outstanding noise reduction, and advanced low-light performance.
OPPO F3 Plus no longer uses the home button style, for their new model, they will be using the solid state finger print reader, there will be no more soft push buttons, but it will be a fast responsive scan button that can launch the camera phone and also read the fingerprint.
OPPO F3 Plus added the Lightning-Fast Touch Access, it can unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds, it is the fastest ever built and a first to clock to 0.2 seconds. Also the new solid-state fingerprint reader can read fingerprint even if the phone is wet due to water droplets or rain splash on screen.
VOCC Charging Solution got an upgrade for the OPPO F3 Plus, the new version cuts the charging duration by 4 times, when VOCC is used, then the OPPO F3 Plus can charged in 5 minutes that can serve already 2 hours call.
OPPO F3 Plus now equipped with a massive 4000mAh battery. You get a much longer camera phone life with its big battery.
Processor specs - Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro (Octa-core 1.95GHz)
64 GB ROM
Dual nano sim and memory card slot
There will be two colors available for the OPPO F3 Plus.
The Gold version will be available this April 1 in all OPPO and tech stores, while the Black version will be available soon.
Announced SRP for OPPO F3 Plus is - PHP 23,990
Pre-orders are now accepted til end of March 31 at Lazada.com, buyers can get PHP2000 worth of free items - Bluetooth headset and selfie stick, only offered at Lazada.com pre-order of OPPO F3 Plus
You can also get zero percent interest if you buy it through Home Credit's 9 month installment plan.
Or get the OPPO F3 Plus for FREE if you enroll a Globe plan PHP 1,999.
HANDS ON TEST WITH OPPO F3 PLUS
TECH SPECS OF OPPO F3 PLUS
6 inches screen display FHD (1920 by 1080 pixels)
Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro (Octa-core 1.95GHz)
Adreno 510 GPU
4 GB RAM
64 GB ROM
VOCC Flash Charge mini
Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Rear camera: 16-megapixel, Dual PDAF, SONY IMX 398 f/1.7
Dual Front camera: 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel, 120°wide angle
Dual nano sim, 4G
Dirac audio effect
GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, WIFI, OTG supported
Fingerprint scan lock/unlock
SRP PHP 23,990
It looks so bulky because of its 6 inches screen display.
Im glad that the volume rocker is at the opposite side, and away from the power button
Charging port, speaker and earphone slot at the bottom of the OPPO F3 Plus
Power button and the sim card slot
The dual front camera. 8MP and 16MP
I thought that it might be a phablet size camera phone, but holding it and using it, feels like that Im using their old OPPO F1S
I tried the selfie camera and I was shocked to see how their wide angle front lens performs.
I was just holding the phone and after taking a selfie, I noticed the wider focal used for the selfie photo.
They are right, this is really a great camera phone for taking group selfies.
Here's a short hands on test with the black version.
It looks so sleek and bad ass..... but it reminds me of that black iPhone haha.
It doesnt look like an OPPO when you view the front.
Close up look of the 16MP rear camera with f/1.7
Size comparison --- my OPPO F1 vs OPPO F3 Plus.
Grabe nag mukhang pang baby yung OPPO F1 ko hahaha