Oppo, the top smartphone player in China launched Oppo F3 in the Indian market in May 2017. In terms of design, Oppo F3 is smaller sibling of Oppo F3 Plus (launched in March 2017). Oppo F3 is a selfie-centric smartphone priced at Rs 19,990.
ZTE, another Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced Nubia Z17 Mini in India. Nubia Z17 Mini went on sale on June 12. It is available exclusively on Amazon for Rs 19,999. Nubia Z17 Mini is also a selfie-centric mobile. But which is a better choice for you?
But which phone is a better choice for you?
Let’s see the technical specifications and comparison of both the mobiles and find out what is a better option.
DISPLAY AND DESIGN
Oppo F3 comes with 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080p resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Oppo F3 is 7.3 mm thick and weighs just 153 grams. On the other hand, Nubia N17 Mini flaunts 5.2-inch display with 1920 x1080p resolution and 424 PPI. Nubia N17 Mini weighs 155
On the other hand, Nubia Z17 Mini flaunts slightly smaller 5.2-inch display with 1920 x1080p resolution and 424 PPI. Nubia N17 Mini weighs 155 grams and has 7.45 mm of thickness.
PROCESSOR AND RAM
Oppo F3 is armed with 1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750T Processor and 4 GB of RAM. On the other hand, Nubia Z17 Mini is powered by 64 bit 1.95 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor with 4 GB RAM.
On the other hand, Nubia Z17 Mini is powered by 64 bit 1.95 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor with 4 GB RAM.
Benchmark Scores – Oppo F3 VS ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini
Antutu Score Oppo F3 – 53,221
Antutu Score Nubia Z17 mini – 83,532
Oppo F3 – Geekbench 4 Score: Single Core – 754 Multi-Core – 2770
Nubia Z17 Mini – Geekbench 4 Score Single Core – 1356 Multi-Core -4291
Clearly, the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini powered by the Snapdragon 652 is almost twice as powerful as the Oppo F3 and has a great performance advantage.
Oppo F3 comes with 64 GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB via Micro-SD Card. While Nubia Z17 Mini also has 64 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 200 GB through Micro-SD Card.
Let’s start with Oppo which gained popularity due to selfie-centric smartphones. Oppo F3 sports 16 MP Rear Camera and for beautiful selfies it has Dual Front Camera (16 MP + 8 MP) with 120 Degree wide angle lens. Oppo has mastered the art of selfies and software optimisations to improve the image quality.
On the other side, ZTE Nubia is equipped with Dual Rear Camera (13 MP + 13 MP) which has a monochromatic lens and an RGB lens. FYI, Monochromatic lens helps in capturing the details of the image and RGB lens helps in capturing the colours of the image. For selfie lovers, Nubia Z17 also comes with 16 MP Front Camera with Sony Sensor.
Oppo has a slight advantage in the selfie department over the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini.
Oppo F3 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Color OS 3.0 while Nubia Z17 Mini also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Nubia UI 4.0.
Both are dated OS and presence of Android Nougat could have easily made the offering better.
On the connectivity side, both the smartphones provide fast internet with support for 4G LTE and VOLTE in India. Also, Nubia Z17 Mini comes with USB Type-C port.
As far as the battery life is concerned, Oppo F3 comes with 3200 mAh battery capacity while Nubia Z17 Mini is backed by non-removable 2900 mAh battery capacity. Not too much difference, considering the Z17 mini has to light a smaller size display.
Verdict – Oppo F3 VS ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini – The Better Choice
Nubia Z17 Mini is definitely a better option against Oppo F3 as Nubia Z17 Mini comes with a better Camera (Rear) and much better processor. Selfie fans looking to take some bokeh effect selfies can think of Oppo F3 otherwise the Nubia is a better choice.
Selfie fans looking to take some bokeh effect selfies can think of Oppo F3 otherwise the Nubia is a better choice. Another factor for some buyers could be after sales service and availability in retail where Oppo outshines the ZTE easily.