Metal Unibody Phone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus

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As the competition between smartphone makers becomes much fiercer than before, it is much common to see a phenomenon that every month will have a new smartphone launch event and most of the phone manufacturers will release at least one new flagship smartphone every year. Almost every phone manufacturer focuses on the hardware and storage specifications and smartphone performance, few phone makers are aware of the phone body, which is made out of plastic or metal materials. However, most smartphone users would prefer a metal Unibody smartphone over a plastic phone? Why? And what’s the advantages of metal Unibody comparing with plastic body for a smartphone?

Pros of metal Unibody smartphone

Faster speed in heat dissipation. From the formula: Q=cmΔt (Q stands for Quantity of heat, C stands for specific heat Capacity, M stands for Mass, Δt stands for temperature difference), we know that it is the specific heat capacity that decides the quantity of heat in certain period. Metal has a higher specific heat capacity than plastic, so the heat generated from the phone processor will be assimilated and dissipated with the metal Unibody.

Better hand-grip feeling. Metal Unibody smartphones offer a better hand-grip feeling than plastic body phone, because metal Unibody smartphones always come with more high-technology feeling than plastic body smartphones.

Higher break-resistance. Metal Unibody smartphones have a better hardness while comparing with plastic body phones, which is much easier cracked or crashed with some mirror scratches.

As metal Unibody smartphone has many advantages with the comparison of plastic body phones, more and more smartphone manufacturers would prefer to make a metal Unibody smartphone than a plastic body phones, for example, Elephone S3 Plus and OPPO F1 Plus, which is just released internationally with metal Unibody and big selfie camera up to 16MP. Few people know about Elephone and its 2016 new phone Elephone S3 Plus, today we will introduce this Chinese smartphone maker and the specifications of this metal Unibody smartphone and do the metal Unibody smartphone comparison between Elephone S3 Plus and OPPO F1 Plus.

Devices

OPPO F1 Plus

Elephone S3 Plus

Release

April, 2016

Pending

Processor

Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10  Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 with Mali-T860MP2 GPU

MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 with Mali-T720 GPU

Display

5.5 inches AMOLED capacitive FHD touchscreen of 16M colors  and 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution display with 401 ppi pixel density and 73.9% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorialla Glass 4 for protection

5.2 inches IPS capacitive FHD touchscreen of 16M colors  and 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution display with 2.5D Arc technology and Corning Gorialla Glass for protection. Bezelless edge-to-edge display

Housing

Metal Unibody

Metal Unibody

Storage

4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, up to 128GB with MicroSD Card

3GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, up to 32GB with MicroSD Card

Camera

13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and 16 MP front camera for selfie

13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and 5 MP front camera for selfie

Diemensions

151.8 x 74.3 x 6.6 mm

142 x 70.5 x 8.3mm

OS

Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po 2850 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Network bands:

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800  / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 & CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA (China Only)
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800  / 1900
WCDMA 900 / 1900 / 2100 & CDMA: BC0
FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B7/B20 (2100/1800/2600/800 & TDD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41

Metal Unibody Smartphone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus – Design

Though both Elephone S3 and OPPO F1 Plus are two metal Unibody smartphones, they have different designs. OPPO F1 Plus has a much more rounded edge in the four corners and thinner metal body, while Elephone S3 has a much thinner bezel and it is actually a bezelless smartphone with an edge-to-edge display. The camera of both metal Unibody smartphones are different. Elephone S3 has a square 13MP primary camera at the top middle with the LED flash and fingerprint sensor below the camera, OPPO F1 Plus has a circle 13MP camera at the top left corner just covering the white signal band, and this position of rear camera will absolutely influence the network connectivity. On the front, Elephone S3 features a 5.2 inch touch screen featuring bezelless display and 2.5D arc Corning Gorilla Glass that make this metal Unibody smartphone look like double-edged Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The standard set of three capacitive buttons disappear on Elephone S3 while OPPO F1 Plus has a smart capacitive button as fingerprint sensor.

Metal Unibody Smartphone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus – Display

OPPO F1 Plus features a 5.5 inch FHD touch screen with 73.9% screen-to-body ratio and 401 PPI while Elephone S3 Plus has a 5.2 inch FHD touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display. And the Elephone S3 Plus metal Unibody smartphone absolutely has a much bigger screen-to-body ration and PPI than OPPO F1 Plus.

Metal Unibody Smartphone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus – Hardware

Both metal Unibody smartphone come with octa core processor form MediaTek, OPPO F1 Plus is a MT6755 Helio P10 smartphone and Elephone S3 Plus is a MT6753 smartphone. Both octa core processor have good performance, but it seems MT6755 Helio P10 is much better than MT6753 for its higher clock speed.

Metal Unibody Smartphone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus – Storage

OPPO F1 Plus has a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and OPPO F1 Plus can be counted as big storage smartphone, but Elephone S3 Plus has smaller RAM and storage, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. In this aspect, Elephone S3 Plus is beaten by OPPO F1 Plus.

Metal Unibody Smartphone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus – Camera

OPPO boasts its F1 Plus as a “Selfie Expert” with a big front camera up to 16 megapixels, while the rear primary camera has only 13MP. Elephone S3 also has a 13MP rear camera, but the front camera is common 5MP for selfie, far less from OPPO F1 Plus.

Metal Unibody Smartphone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus – Battery

OPPO F1 Plus has a bigger metal Unibody than Elephone S3, so the battery of OPPO F1 Plus is much bigger than Elephone S3, the former has a 2850mAh battery while the latter has a 2100mAh battery.

Metal Unibody Smartphone Comparison: Elephone S3 Plus vs OPPO F1 Plus – Price

The OPPO F1 Plus is priced at Rs 26990, around $406 dollars, the price of Elephone S3 Plus is not confirmed yet, but for reliable sources, the price of Elephone will be around $200, much cheaper than OPPO F1 Plus.

Both the metal Unibody smartphone Elephone S3 and OPPO F1 Plus are dual SIM mobile phones, supporting dual SIM and dual standby.

By the way, Elephone S3 is available for OEM buyers who want to purchase metal Unibody and bezelless smartphones, and the OEM devices features a name of M5100 Plus on our platform, you can contact the OEM consultant for quote and inquiry.

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