Oppo F3 Plus review: Double take

Double take

GSMArena team, 28 April 2017.

Display

Stretching to 6 inches, the Oppo F3 Plus display is quite formidable- even in a market that's warming up more and more to phablets each day.

Oppo F3 Plus review

With a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, the panel has a pixel density of about 367 ppi - not bad, but also no chart-topper. The same goes for brightness. At 509 nits, it is above average, but again, nothing to phone home about.

Oppo F3 Plus review

Contrast is quite alright too and the viewing angles are, as you'd expect from an IPS panel, nicely wide.

Display test 100% brightness
Black, cd/m2 White, cd/m2 Contrast ratio
Oppo F1 Plus 0.00 351
Oppo F1s 0.45 420 933
Oppo F3 Plus 0.343 509 1485
OnePlus 3T 0 447
ZTE Axon 7 0.00 352
Huawei P9 0.46 500 1094
Huawei Mate 9 0.41 665 1622
Huawei Mate 8 0.346 471 1361
LG V20 0.43 475 1097
LG V20 Max auto 0.59 628 1064
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 0.59 566 966
Sony Xperia XA Ultra 0.50 531 1071
Sony Xperia XA1 0.512 537 1049
Meizu m3 max 0.46 449 976
Meizu Pro 6 Plus 0.007 450 64286
nubia Z11 0.43 513 1196
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 0 425
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Max auto 0 533
Samsung Galaxy C7 0.00 422
Samsung Galaxy C7 (Max auto) 0.00 625
Xiaomi Mi Max 0.46 424 922
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 0.005 341 68200
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus 0.44 637 1448
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625) 0.322 484 1503

Sunlight legibility is quite good. We've seen Oppo phones do even better, but those were using AMOLED panels.

Sunlight contrast ratio

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
    4.768
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
    4.658
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    4.615
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    4.439
  • OnePlus 3
    4.424
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
    4.376
  • HTC One A9
    4.274
  • Samsung Galaxy Note7
    4.247
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
    4.241
  • OnePlus 3T
    4.232
  • Google Pixel XL
    4.164
  • ZTE Axon 7
    4.154
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
    4.124
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
    4.124
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    4.09
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
    4.019
  • OnePlus X
    3.983
  • Vivo Xplay5 Elite
    3.983
  • Oppo R7s
    3.964
  • Apple iPhone 7
    3.964
  • Huawei P9 Plus
    3.956
  • Meizu Pro 6 Plus
    3.935
  • Lenovo Moto Z
    3.931
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
    3.918
  • Samsung Galaxy C5
    3.911
  • Samsung Galaxy C7
    3.896
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
    3.895
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 outdoor
    3.879
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 outdoor
    3.873
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    3.859
  • Sony Xperia XZs
    3.818
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
    3.817
  • Motorola Moto X (2014)
    3.816
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
    3.804
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) outdoor mode
    3.802
  • Xiaomi Redmi Pro
    3.798
  • LG V20 Max auto
    3.798
  • Sony Xperia XZ
    3.795
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
    3.789
  • Apple iPhone 6s
    3.783
  • Meizu Pro 5
    3.781
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
    3.772
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
    3.756
  • Oppo F1 Plus
    3.709
  • Vivo X5Pro
    3.706
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
    3.694
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
    3.688
  • Apple iPhone SE
    3.681
  • Huawei Mate 9
    3.68
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
    3.679
  • Meizu PRO 6
    3.659
  • BlackBerry Priv
    3.645
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
    3.588
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
    3.53
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
    3.526
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
    3.523
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) outdoor mode
    3.523
  • Acer Jade Primo
    3.521
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
    3.512
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    3.499
  • nubia Z11
    3.466
  • Huawei P10 Plus
    3.456
  • HTC U Ultra
    3.453
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
    3.422
  • Meizu MX5
    3.416
  • LG V20
    3.402
  • Huawei P10
    3.379
  • Oppo R9s
    3.352
  • Honor 8 Pro
    3.341
  • Oppo R7
    3.32
  • Lenovo P2
    3.316
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s
    3.276
  • Nokia 6 (Chinese version)
    3.244
  • Samsung Galaxy J2
    3.235
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
    3.234
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
    3.228
  • Motorola Moto X Play
    3.222
  • Oppo F3 Plus
    3.218
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
    3.206
  • Huawei P9
    3.195
  • Lenovo Vibe Shot
    3.113
  • Motorola Moto X Force
    3.105
  • LG Nexus 5X
    3.092
  • Huawei Mate S
    3.073
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    3.065
  • Sony Xperia X
    2.989
  • Huawei Mate 8
    2.949
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3S
    2.913
  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra
    2.906
  • LG G5
    2.905
  • HTC One S
    2.901
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
    2.893
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
    2.884
  • Sony Xperia Z5
    2.876
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
    2.851
  • Lenovo Moto M
    2.813
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro
    2.803
  • Sony Xperia Z5 compact
    2.784
  • Meizu MX6
    2.751
  • LG V10
    2.744
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
    2.735
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625)
    2.714
  • Meizu M5
    2.71
  • Sony Xperia M5
    2.69
  • Huawei P9 Lite
    2.679
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
    2.679
  • Vivo V3Max
    2.659
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
    2.658
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
    2.641
  • Sony Xperia XA
    2.609
  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus
    2.582
  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus (max auto)
    2.582
  • Meizu M5s
    2.58
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
    2.574
  • LeEco Le Max 2
    2.567
  • Microsoft Lumia 640
    2.563
  • Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL
    2.563
  • Lenovo Moto G4
    2.544
  • Lenovo K6 Note
    2.544
  • Oppo F1
    2.528
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
    2.525
  • Huawei Honor 7 Lite / Honor 5c
    2.506
  • HTC One
    2.504
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
    2.503
  • Oppo F1s
    2.481
  • Motorola Moto G
    2.477
  • Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
    2.473
  • Huawei G8
    2.471
  • Huawei nova
    2.467
  • Sony Xperia Z
    2.462
  • Lenovo Vibe K5
    2.459
  • Meizu m3 max
    2.447
  • HTC 10 evo
    2.407
  • Huawei Honor 7
    2.406
  • Sony Xperia E5
    2.386
  • ZUK Z1 by Lenovo
    2.382
  • HTC 10
    2.378
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
    2.378
  • vivo V5 Plus
    2.371
  • Meizu m1 note
    2.362
  • Huawei nova plus
    2.329
  • HTC One E9+
    2.305
  • Alcatel One Touch Hero
    2.272
  • Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
    2.254
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
    2.253
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)
    2.249
  • Sony Xperia C4 Dual
    2.235
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
    2.234
  • Motorola Moto G (2014)
    2.233
  • Huawei P8
    2.196
  • Meizu M5 Note
    2.189
  • Huawei Honor 6
    2.169
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
    2.166
  • OnePlus Two
    2.165
  • HTC One X
    2.158
  • LG Aka
    2.145
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (X20)
    2.145
  • Archos 50 Diamond
    2.134
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
    2.119
  • Xiaomi Mi 4S
    2.095
  • Acer Liquid X2
    2.084
  • Huawei P8lite
    2.078
  • vivo V5
    2.059
  • Moto G 3rd gen max manual
    2.026
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
    2.001
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
    1.996
  • Sony Xperia E4g
    1.972
  • OnePlus One
    1.961
  • Meizu m3 note
    1.923
  • BlackBerry Leap
    1.892
  • Meizu m2 note
    1.892
  • ZTE Nubia Z9 mini
    1.759
  • Sony Xperia U
    1.758
  • Asus Zenfone Selfie
    1.68
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen)
    1.675
  • ZTE Nubia Z9
    1.659
  • Jolla Jolla
    1.605
  • Motorola Moto E
    1.545
  • Sony Xperia M
    1.473
  • Sony Xperia L
    1.351
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
    1.311
  • HTC Desire C
    1.3
  • Sony Xperia C
    1.283
  • Meizu MX
    1.221
  • Sony Xperia E
    1.215

Color accuracy is not really a strong suit on the F3 Plus. The display has sort of a purplish tint to it. Blues, purples and cyans are way off, with a deltaE of around 8, measured against sRGB. Overall, we measured an average deltaE of 7.8 and a maximum deviation of 13.3. Sadly, if you don't like the particular tint on the screen you can't really do anything about it, as Oppo doesn't have a screen adjustment setting.

Battery life

A bigger body brings a larger battery, and the F3 Plus is no exception. Its sealed-in pack is rated at 4,000 mAh, quite an improvement over the 3,075 mAh of the F1s and the 2,850 mAh on the F1 Plus. It also matches the Oppo R9s - the other 6-incher by the company.

The two giants also share the Snapdragon 653 chip - an upper mid-range Qualcomm offer. It's a very capable chipset but all accounts, but not really battery efficienc, as it's built on a 28nm process. Still, the F3 Plus is doing alright - scoring 79 hours in out standard endurance test.

Oppo F3 Plus review

3G talk time and video playback appear to be particularly good. Less than optimal standby behavior is what drags the overall score down a bit.

Charging on the F3 Plus is very fast, thanks to the VOOC charging support. Not only does it top up the battery fast, but VOOC also doesn't cause excessive heating. The only real downside is that VOOC is not compliant with regular USB cables, so you need to use both a supported cable and charger to get it working.

In our experience, VOOC managed to charge the F3 Plus from 0% (or as close as it would go before shutting down) to around 58% in just 30 minutes.

ColorOS 3.0 features a few power-saving techniques that are enabled by default, so you may notice the phone often takes up the initiative of killing background apps for you. If that causes issues, you can exempt specific apps from this behavior. We found it too aggressive to our taste and had to disable it for a few apps.


The battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you're interested in the nitty-gritties. You can also check out our complete battery test table, where you can see how all of the smartphones we've tested will compare under your own typical use.

Connectivity

The Snapdragon 653 is a pretty modern chip and as such, Qualcomm cut no corners in the connectivity department. It has an X9 LTE modem on board, which can deliver LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 speeds of up to 300 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps up.

You also get LTE on both SIM slots on the F3 Plus.

Oppo F3 Plus review

In terms of local connectivity, there is a dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac module. Also, Bluetooth v4.1, and a versatile GPS receiver, with support for A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo. NFC is one notable omission. Also, you are only stuck with slower USB 2.0 transfer speeds through the USB port. OTG is supported, although you have to explicitly enable it through the settings menu.

You also get a good old 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom of the Oppo F3 Plus - yay for that.

Reader comments

  • Satish

No 8.0 Oreo update a long times.

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