Design and built quality have always been strong on Oppo phones and the F1 continues the tradition. It has a slim and stylish metal unibody design that feels great to hold. The premium look and feel is thanks to what Oppo calls a silk metal finish: it’s a semi matte finish that complements the design of the device. What we didn’t like was that the front has a glossy finish which is, as usual, a fingerprint magnet that requires constant cleaning. In addition, the Android buttons under the display are not backlist –we expected this for the price. One feature we loved was the display. It has as 5-inch screen with slim bezels, wide viewing angles and excellent brightness. We did not face any issues using the phone even in bright sun light. The settings page has handy display features like eye protection (a blue light filter) and different front sizes. One issue is that the screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels which is a big letdown. You can now get a phone with a 1080p display (and therefore, a much higher pixel density) at about half the price compared to the Oppo F1.
Oppo is promoting the phone as a ‘selfie expert’ because it has a 8MP front camera with f2.0 aperture and a selfie flash feature that uses the display as a fill light while talking selfies in low light. We came away impressed with the front camera performance because it took well lit pics with good details. You also get a useful light adjustment function before talking selfies (to optimize the brightness and contrast). We did notice that images in very low light lacked details and visible noise, but they were still good enough to share on social media. The rear 13MP camera is no slouch either. It takes fantastic images and offers multiple shooting modes including ultra HD, beautiful, filters, panorama, HDR,GIF and slow shutter. Additional modes can be installed from within the camera app by downloading them over the Internet. You can add useful modes including time lapse, RAW, slow-mo, expert mode, super macro and double exposure mode. The focus and shutter speed is equally impressive on the phone and this one of the best camera we have seen in this price range.
Performance was superb thanks to the Snapdragon 616 processor combined with 3GB RAM. We had no issue playing full HD videos or games like Asphalt Nitro And Shadowgun. Even with over 15 apps running in the background, we did not notice any slowdown or sluggishness on the device. It comes with 16GB storage which can be expended with an additional 128GB microSD card (hybrid dual SIM slot). Backup from the 2,500mAh battery was as expected: the phone can do 8am to 8pm with 10% battery to spare. Heavy users will find that they have to reach for the charger by 6pm. Audio quality is great and the phone works great with 4G connectivity. There are a few things lacking: fingerprint scanner, Infrared and full HD display (many competing phones in this price range have these features). Overall through, the Oppo F1 is one of the best we have seen from the brand yet.
- 5.0-inch 720p IPS LCD (294ppi),
- Snapdragon 616 octa core
- 3GB RAM, 16GB storage + microSD (up to 128GB),
- hybrid slot, 13MP f2.2 rear cam, 8MP f2.0 front cam
- WiFi ,BT4.0, A-GPS,
- 2,500mAh battery, 134 grams
- Reviews:- 4 stars
- Price:- Rs.15,990
- sleek unibody design,
- display with slim bezels,
- fantastic front and rear camera performance,
- great day to day performance
- Display is 720p and not 1080p,
- price is on the higher side, glossy finish