Oppo and Moto both have launched one handset each in India on Monday. While Oppo brought its F3 Plus at Rs 22,990, the Moto X4 (4GB model) got launched at Rs 22,999.
Both are good brands and are quite popular in India. So which one should you go for? Let’s have comparative look at their specifications which may have the answer.
Design and Display
The Moto X4 comes in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. It has a glass and metal body. The phone is IP68 rated, hence it is water and dust resistant. It has slightly curved back but has thick edges that should certainly give better grip. It also has a unique look thanks to its round rear camera unit.
The Oppo F3 Plus has a rose gold back with a white front. There is a high chance that you mistook it for an old Oppo handset. But having said that the phone looks quite stylish.
The X4 has a 5.2-inch full HD LTPS IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The F3 Plus sports a 6-inch Full HD display with Corning Glass 5 protection. While many may find the 5.2 inch display a bit smaller, a 6-inch screen is not manageable for most. So the choice is quite clear as far as the overall design is concerned.
The Oppo handset has 6GB of RAM and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor. The X4, on the other hand, has 4 GB RAM, a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with Adreno 508GPU. The figure speaks loud and clear for the Oppo F3 Plus.
In terms of operating system, the Motorola handset is much better as it has the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system while the Oppo handset has the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s ColorUI 3.0 running on top of it.
In the battery department, it seems like a tie. Though the Oppo F3 Plus has a bigger 4000 mAh battery compared to the 3000 mAh unit of the Moto handset, the two are likely to offer similar back up as the F3 Plus has a huge screen and thus require more power.
Moto X4 has a dual-camera setup of a 12+8 megapixel units. The 12 MP sensor has 1.4-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, while the other one has ultra-wide angle lens that offers a 120-degree field of view, aperture f/2.2 and 1.12-micron pixels. The camera also features phase-detection, dual-tone LED flash and has some interesting modes like bokeh effect, selective black and white, background change and 4K video recording. For the front, the Moto X4 sports a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 lens and front LED flash along with a 4-megapixel adaptive low-light mode.
The Oppo F3 Plus has two front-facing camera – a 16 megapixel and an 8-megapixel unit. For the rear, the smartphone boasts a 16-megapixel shooter with Sony IMX398 sensor, aperture f/1.7 and dual PDAF focusing technology, which basically doubles the area of the sensor’s pixel making it 40 percent faster focus speeds.
To be frank, both the phones look superb in camera segment. We will wait to review these phones when we can surely say for sure which one is better in camera segment.
In India, Moto X4 has been launched in dual SIM version. It is not clear whether it has a dedicated micro SD card. The Oppo F3 Plus too has a hybrid dual SIM phone, so you can either use two SIMs or one SIM and a micro SD card. The other standard connectivity features like Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, micro USB port etc are there on the phones.
In our view, if you are a gamer and a selfie addict, then the Oppo handset must be the one for you. However, with latest Android, compact size, water resistant feature, the Moto X4 scores over the Oppo device in some segments.