OPPO’s flagship F3 Plus smartphone has got a lot in the optics department. The large phablet with the 6-inch display has a 16-megapixel rear camera and a dual-lens front facing camera combination. Seems quite good on the paper but does that actually do well in the real life?

Let’s begin with the specifications of the camera combination of OPPO F3 Plus.

Read: OPPO F3 Plus Review

Rear camera – 16-megapixel, Sony IMX 398 sensor, 1/2.8 inch sensor, F/1.7 aperture, Dual PDAF (Phase detection autofocus)

Front camera – Dual-lens setup, 16-megapixel (F/2.0 aperture, 1/3 inch sensor) + 8-megapixel, 120-degree wide angle lens on secondary one, Beautify 4.0

We have tried to capture photos using the OPPO F3 Plus in different light conditions and following are the results, with the actual captures that are sized down a bit with the resolution, though you can check the original samples here.

OPPO F3 Plus Rear camera samples

The rear camera with F/1.7 aperture is capable of taking in more light and capture brighter pictures, thus helping in low light photography in the real-life scenario, it isn’t as good as expected in the low light conditions.

In the bright conditions where there is either sunlight or even abundant artificial light, the rear camera does a fantastic job. The colors are closer to real and only rarely do they look a bit odd with a bluish tinge. You might usually want to have the captures done in normal mode because they don’t come out good in the HDR mode, with more light and lack of originality in the color output.

Capture samples in comparatively low light

Front-facing camera capture samples

Since this is a Dual-lens camera setup on the front of the device, you can see both having different functionalities. The primary lens here has a 16-megapixel sensor and it comes with the F/2.0 aperture and we have to say this, the captures are super neat. It totally is about how well do you want the software to beautify, but the end capture is of good quality. The other sensor here has a wide-angle lens, with the 120-degree lens allowing for up to 105-degree view for group selfies, or the wide-angle shots.

The selfie captured on normal mode has the resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels while the one captured with the wide-angle secondary camera has the 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution. While taking several selfies on both the modes (which use the different lens based on the mode), it was clear that the wide-angle selfies didn’t have as good color reproduction as the normal one had.

Selfie with 16MP selfie camera

Selfie with 8MP wide-angle selfie camera

There is autofocus and the OPPO F3 Plus has a few modes and features available for the user to take advantage of using the front-facing cameras. Panorama, Time-lapse, Beauty, Filters, GIF, and Double Exposure capture is also possible.


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