The Oppo F3 Plus is the best selfie-focused smartphone we’ve tested so far. It works well, has decent autonomy, but a larger footprint may not be suitable for everyone.


Scientists may have called selfies a mental disorder, but it’s certainly a trend that’s selling. Argue as much as you want, but duck faces and seagulls won. And after spending a few years as gadgets, they are now driving innovation. The recent innovation in the selfie world is the dual camera setup. We recently saw that Vivo offers two sensors for the V5 Plus, and now Oppo F3 Plus has something similar, claiming to be the “selfie expert”. In this review, we will test Oppo’s claims and also find out if the phone is suitable for more than just selfies.

Front camera: a group selfie

Oppo surveys show that people like to take selfies with friends and family. Therefore, the Oppo F3 Plus will receive not only a 16MP camera for single shots, but also an 8MP wide-angle camera for group photos, or “groupfies”, as they are called. However, with two cameras, the F3 Plus can take “bokeh” selfies in beauty mode. In this way, users can essentially take selfies with a blur effect in the background.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen two cameras in front of us. In fact, Oppo’s sister Vivo did the same with the V5 Plus, but on this phone you could not use a camera at the same time. While on the Oppo F3 Plus the secondary 8 MP wide-angle front camera can be used separately for group photos, a bokeh function is added if necessary.

The images captured by the 16MP front camera are quite good and are certainly among the best on the market. It captures most of the details without causing much noise. The color saturation is decent and reasonably consistent in different lighting situations, but the images regularly lose details as they change in low-light situations. However, these images are still usable enough to be shared on social networks. Selfie enthusiasts would be pleased to know that, although the phone does not have a dedicated flash, Oppo has implemented something similar to Apple’s Retina flash to brighten the screen for balance.

The image quality of the 8MP Groupfie camera should be lower than that of the 16MP sensor. Visible noise is present in almost all light parameters, which contributes to the loss of detail in the images. We have also noticed that sometimes both cameras tend to saturate the colors and that the software softens the photos by removing blemishes, even in normal mode.

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