Here’s another smartphone that is made for those what Oppo is calling “Selfie Experts” or selfielords. But what are the things that thet Oppo F1 can offer to the table? Let’s find out with this review.
- 1.7GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor
- Adreno 405 graphics
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
- 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization and dual LED flash
- 8 megapixel front facing camera
- Dual SIM,Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,500 mAh battery
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 2.1
- SRP: P11,990
- Status: Available at Oppo stores and retailers
HARDWARE AND DESIGN
We’ve talked much of the hardware on our unboxing and first impressions of the Oppo F1. The device looks very much like the Oppo R7 Lite. So be careful when buying one because you might get the wrong phone. Overall, we do love the build quality and the beautiful metal chassis.
Audio coming from the back firing speakers are ok but we find them on the soft side. Using our third party earphones audio is better with good balance of treble and bass.
When used indoors, the 5-inch display is sharp, bright and with color reproduction but when used outdoors, it is a struggle. When auto brightness is on, using the phone under direct sunlight is really hard. Turning it off and manually adjust the brightness and setting it on maximum brightness will do the trick.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
Oppo made a good combination of Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset and the generous 3GB RAM for the Oppo F1. As a result, gaming experience is superb! Playing games like Asphalt 8 Airborne and Clash Royale is very smooth and we never encountered any hiccups.
ColorOS, Oppo’s custom UI on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop is a mixed bag for many users. For us, it is one of our favorite custom UI because of it has a clean and simple look. It is also smooth and no lags at all. Yes it is Apple inspired but Oppo made sure it has their own touch to it.
Marketing efforts has been made to the Oppo F1’s front facing camera. The mere fact that Oppo been putting much effort with its camera through its software, we are expecting good results. You can be a judge to that and here are some of the photos we’ve taken.
LTE, Bluetooth, and WiFi is standard on the Oppo F1. Internet speeds is at par with expectations. Calls made are clear with no issues. This phone can swallow two SIM cards or a SIM card and microSD card for expansion.
One big difference between the Oppo F1 and the Oppo R7 Lite we previously reviewed is the battery. The 2,500 mAh battery is good enough for a full day of moderate to heavy use.
The Oppo F1 not just caters to selfie experts but to gamers as well. It 3GB RAM/octa core processor combo can handle your games pretty well. Battery is decent and good all metal build quality. This graduation season, the Oppo F1 should be on your shopping list. 🙂