OPPO F5 vs OPPO F3 – Worthy to succeed?

OPPO F5 vs OPPO F3 – Worthy to succeed?


Predecessor versus Successor. It’s the OPPO F3 versus the OPPO F5 for this comparison.

Display 6.0″ 1080 x 2160 LTPS IPS LCD (~402 ppi)

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

5.5″ 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD (~401 ppi)

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Dimensions & Features 156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm, 152g

Dedicated dual SIM & MicroSD tray, pre-installed screen protector, metal + plastic unibody

153.3 x 75.2 x 7.3 mm, 153g

Dedicated dual SIM & MicroSD tray, pre-installed screen protector, metal + plastic unibody

Chipset Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23 Mediatek MT6750T
CPU Octa-core (4×2.34 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T860MP2
Memory 4 GB RAM, 32GB (expandable up to 256GB) 4GB RAM, 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Connectivity LTE Cat. 5/4, 802.11n, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 + OTG, 3.5mm audio jack LTE Cat. 5/4, 802.11n, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 + OTG, 3.5mm audio jack
Cameras Rear:
16 MP, f/1.8

20 MP, f/2.0

13 MP, f/2.2

16 MP, f/2.0 +
8 MP, f/2.4

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3200mAh Non-removable Li-Ion 3200mAh
OS ColorOS 3.2 (Android 7.1) ColorOS 3.0 (Android 6.0)
Price PhP 15,990.00/$320 PhP 14,990/$300


Being birds of the same feather, design is all but similar. The F5 is slightly bigger with its 6-inch 18:9 display and a more refined rear. Down to the ports, speaker grille, and camera placement, they’re the same. Another glaring difference would be the transfer of the fingerprint scanner to the back for better ergonomics.

Even with their SIM trays, both can concurrently accommodate two nano SIMs and a microSD card.


Going with the numbers, the F5’s 18:9 display looks sharper, crisper and is obviously larger. Viewing experience may vary, considering that colors do look overly similar to the OPPO F3.

Both have Night Mode for those uninterrupted late-night marathons or chat sessions. Even up to the maximum brightness, they’re the one and same.

User Experience

The jump from ColorOS v3.0 to 3.2 may not seem that much, but the latest version definitely feels smoother. Not only that, the included features for Nougat are also present on the OPPO’s latest ROM.

ColorOS v3.2 is definitely better but with still the same OPPO traits. The camera UI is still the same, down to how responsive it is.


Before we get into comparing the results, let us have a bit of a peek at the specs, shall we?

Phone Rear Camera Front Camera
OPPO F5 16 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

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20 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size

Video recording: up to [email protected]

OPPO F3 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

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Dual 16 MP (1/3.1″ sensor size, f/2.0) + 8 MP, f/2.4

Video recording:
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OPPO can confidently say that their cameras have stepped up too. From daylight to night shots, the new cameras that they have for the F5, even with the absence of a wide-angle front camera, are fitting for the price it is offered for.

Videos may be a hit or miss for most since they still are pretty similar for the two generations of the F-series.

Selfies, on the other hand, has more than stepped up, especially with the introduction of depth effect, bokeh, or portrait mode.


Since the OPPO F5 that we have is not the retail version, benchmarks that require an internet connection either run poorly or do not even initiate due to manufacturer restrictions.

Device AnTuTu 3DMark SlingShot Extreme
OPPO F5 62500 70
OPPO F3 198454 2269

The difference is significant between their raw performance in both synthetic benchmarks and real-world usage. Not only is the F5 faster, but it is also more responsive to multiple inputs with an equally-fast fingerprint scanner.


Device Battery MS Battery Rating Charging-Time (0-100)
OPPO F5 3200mAh 37h 28m 1h 49m
OPPO F3 3200mAh 40h 24m 2h 6m

Although both may hold similar battery packs, the F3 lasted for a bit longer in our battery test. The only culprit for the F5 would be its more resource-intensive hardware, which is an obvious trade-off.

And even with similar packs, the F5 charges 15% faster than the F3 with the same 10W adapter.


So to speak, the speakers aren’t any different. They’re virtually the one and same with the same clarity and room volume.

What both the F3 and F5 have going for themselves is their customizable EQ and Real Sound Tech, co-developed with Dirac. And if you’re into karaoke or recording vocals with your phone, the F5 allows for live monitoring.


If you’re on the fence for an OPPO phone, the F5 is definitely a winner. What did you like more? Is it the OPPO F3 or the OPPO F5? Let us know in the comments and below and click the Subscribe button below for more videos like this.

As always, this has been Caesar of ManilaShaker, and thank you for reading! ‘Til then!