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Oppo F3 Plus vs Gionee A1 Plus: two 6-inch phablet under $500, an amazing selfie camera versus a great primary camera

Oppo F3 Plus vs Gionee A1 Plus photo

With more and more users utilising their smartphone to capture great-looking photos, it has become an undeniably important feature. For today’s match-up, we'll take a closer look at Oppo F3 Plus and Gionee A1 Plus.

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Oppo is bent on becoming the king of selfie cameras, and the F3 Plus is the perfect example of it. Here’s what you should know about it:

  • 6-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~367 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653 chipset, Octa-core (4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.44 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Adreno 510 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS and LED flash
  • Dual 16MP + 8MP selfie camera
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (VOOC Flash Charge)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected Q2 Release Date
  • $30,990 Indian Rupee or ~$479 USD price tag

With the dual 16MP + 8MP selfie camera, it will blow away the competition out of the water easily. There’s simply nothing coming close to the greatness of what it is capable of delivering. Your selfies will come out looking amazing. Then there’s the 16MP primary camera which is available to provide for some great-looking pictures.

Now let’s move on to the usual stuff, the F3 Plus is sporting a huge 6-inch Full HD IPS screen. The usual fingerprint sensor and as an added protection, there will be Gorilla Glass 5 to provide extra protection against any mishaps.

Under the hood of the F3 Plus is a mid-range performance. Here you will find a capable a Snapdragon 653 chipset, a decently fast octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM. This ensures that you have enough firepower to run most of the apps and games out there without any issues.

But if there’s a weakness about the F3 Plus, it is on the dated Marshmallow 6.0 OS. With very little chance to get an update to the latest Nougat 7.0 OS, you should put some serious consideration on this issue.

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Now let’s turn our attention to the A1 Plus:

  • 6-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~367 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6757T Helio P25 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T880MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP + 5MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 20MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1/2.8" sensor size
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4550 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2017 release date
  • 449 Euro or ~$484 USD price tag

Sporting a similar 6-inch Full HD IPS screen, it is rare that we have both at the same price point. The A1 Plus do have an advantage of an exquisite metal body, which helps in the ergonomics a little bit. A fingerprint reader is there to complement its good looks.

Performance-wise, A1 Plus also falls in the mid-range segment. There’s the Helio P25 chipset paired with an octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM. You can easily run almost everything that you can throw at it.

Talking about the best part about getting the A1 Plus is on its camera – to be exact its dual 13MP+5MP primary camera and the excellent 20MP selfie camera. The great dual primary camera lets you take some of the most amazing shots, and let the bokeh effect brings something new to your photo-taking skills. With a 20MP selfie camera, your selfies will turn out looking amazingly beautiful.

Running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS right out of the box, ensures that the A1 Plus have all the necessary software support it needs. New features and some enhancements that the latest operating system brings to the table is simply great.

Last but not least, with a 4550 mAh battery supplying juice to it – you can expect one or two days of battery life out of it.

The A1 Plus should have no trouble keeping up with you for an entire day with its 4550 mAh battery supplying the necessary juice to it.

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Conclusion:

If taking selfies is your major priority in a smartphone, then nothing beats what Oppo F3 Plus has to offer. An amazing dual 16MP+8MP camera provides an amazing selfie experience. There’s simply nothing coming close to what it is capable of.  But just take note of its dated Marshmallow 6.0 OS, which pulls it down slightly. It is $5 USD cheaper if it means anything.

Oppo F3 Plus is expected to be released in the next couple of months and it will be available for $30,990 Indian Rupee or ~$479 USD price tag and will come in Black, Gold and Rose Gold colours.

Gionee A1 Plus in the meantime provides a great primary and selfie camera experience. With a great metal body, impressive hardware, great dual 13MP+5MP camera, amazing 20MP selfie camera, huge 4550 mAh battery and the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS means all your dreams are coming true with this phablet.

Gionee A1 Plus is expected to be available very soon for approximately 449 Euro or ~$484 USD. It will be available in Gray and Mocha Gold colour.

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