OPPO F1, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has introduced a new photo-centric “F Series” flagship and Oppo F1 is the debut in the series. The F Series mobiles will have unique camera features. Oppo F1 has been tagged as the selfie-centric smartphone. It has a front camera with a wide aperture and software tricks for a perfect selfie.
Design and Display OPPO F1
The design of Oppo F1 is impressive. The mobile weighs just 134 grams and is extremely light weight. It fits comfortably in your palm and gives a perfect grip. The power and volume buttons are ergonomically placed on the opposite sides.
The 5 inch HD Display is bright with vivid colors indoor but washes out in sunlight. The Corning Gorilla Glass 4 adds strength to the design. There is a notification LED in the upper right corner. The caoacitive buttons at the bottom help in navigation.
The non removable battery runs on 2500mAh. The primary camera is of 13 MP and an aperture of f/2.2, with a single-LED flash. The Dual SIM slot is a hybrid type where the second slot can be used for a SIM or a microSD card. Oppo F1 is available in Gold and Rose Gold.
F1 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor that runs on 1.2 GHz and 3GB RAM. The inbuilt storage of 16 GB can be expanded with 128 GB microSD card. The connectivity options include 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi, USB OTG, GPS. But there is no NFC.
Oppo F1 uses Android Lollipop fork, Color OS 2.1 for better themes and appearance with the Theme Store. The Security centre app helps users in freeing up memory and monitoring data usage. The O-Cloud backs up contacts and messages.
The general working of F1 is satisfactory. The phone gets warm only for continuous video playback or video recording. The 4G technology works fine and the call quality also has no issues. It can handle large video files and FLAC audio. The impressive feature is the front camera that takes perfect selfies under natural and artificial light. There’s also a “Palm shutter” feature which lets you capture a selfie by waving your palm. You also get a “Beautify” filter to take care of those skin blemishes.
Thus F1 overtakes its closest competitor Asus Zenfone Selfie. Oppo F1 is priced at Rs.15, 990 which is quite reasonable for the features it provides.