Earlier at the Oppo launch event, we were able to play around with the Oppo F1 Plus. The device is loaded with software features dedicated to improve your camera experience. Here’s our quick hands on.
Oppo F1 Plus
- 2.0GHz octa core Mediatek Helio P10 processor
- Mali T860 MP2 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB (use SIM 2 slot)
- 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 16 megapixel front facing f/2.0 aperture camera with wide angle lens, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,850 mAh battery with VOOC Fast Charge
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
- SRP: P21,990
- Status: Available at Oppo stores and kiosks starting April 30
QUICK HANDS ON
Let’s take a closer at the design. Well, if you’ll judge on the photos alone, it clearly shows where Oppo got their inspiration from. It looks indeed like the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. It may be a love or hate affair for many but there’s no denying that it is a gorgeous piece of hardware. The Oppo F1 Plus feels good in the hand when holding it although the chassis is made from premium materials like metal, it is surprisingly not slippery as compared to the iPhone. Oppo calls it “Comfort Grip”.The 5.5-inch display is sharp and vivid. Since Oppo used an AMOLED panel for their display, expect colors will be punchier than the traditional IPS panels.
On the software front, Oppo has made efforts to improve its software. The Oppo F1 Plus is now powered by ColorOS 3.0, a custom UI on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The company claims that ColorOS 3.0 is 40% more power efficient than the previous version. Cosmetic changes are quite noticeable here like the new icon designs. Overall, based on our few minutes on the device, it is a smooth experience.
We were not able to take selfies or sample photos due to our limited time with the device. But we were able to navigate on the Oppo F1 Plus camera software. Again, the software experience is similar to Apple’s iPhone. Some features like the front facing screen flash for selfies are Apple-inspired. But Oppo put their own software enhancements like Selfie Panorama and Beautify 4.0. On the hardware side, Oppo has included a Hi-Light custom build sensor that improves your photos making it vibrant whatever the lighting conditions may be.
Maybe our only concern is the small-ish 2,850 mAh battery. Although Oppo said with the new version of ColorOS, you can save 40% of your battery though its new ColorOS version. We can only prove that when we get our actual review unit.
The Oppo F1 Plus is truly the ultimate selfie smartphone. It will really take your selfies to the next level. You can now capture your precious moments much better with this device.