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First look: OPPO F3

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 5 May 2017

First look: OPPO F3

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The dual selfie camera saga continues

Hot on the heels of the global launch of the F3 Plus, OPPO is introducing a new member of its latest series of smartphones: the OPPO F3.

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Similar to the F3 Plus, the OPPO F3's main feature is its dual selfie camera system, consisting of a 16-megapixel camera coupled with a sub-camera equipped with a larger field of view for capturing groufies. The F3 also inherits other camera features of the F3 Plus such as Beautify 4.0 and distortion-minimizing to prevent image warping, a noticeable flaw among devices with wide-angle cameras.

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Putting emphasis not only on the front camera, the rear camera of the F3 takes advantage of PDAF technology, allowing it to focus quickly and capture subjects with sharp details.

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Beating within the OPPO F3 is an octa-core processor partnered with 4GB RAM 64GB onboard storage (expandable up to 128GB). MicroSD cards are accommodated through a triple-slot tray compatible with two 4G nano SIM cards. In front, the F3 flaunts a 5.5-inch display employing FHD in-cell technology and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protective coating. The F3 is powered by a 3200mAh integrated battery.

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Housing the cameras, hardware platform, and the brilliant display of the F3 is a classy, durable aluminum body crafted using the exclusive U-rail spray technology, resulting in a body frame width as thin as 2mm (27% thinner than that of the F1s). The aluminum body also went through 220 fine zirconium sandblasting treatments, coming up with an polished, delicate exterior that appears natural.

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The OPPO F3 is set to sell starting on May 13 in the Philippines for the price of PhP 16,990. The F3 will also start selling in other countries, namely India, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.