Oppo F1: Review

The Oppo F1 falls under Oppo’s photography-centric “F-series” and it boasts of a front camera which has a wide aperture that helps you to take perfect selfies along with a few software tricks. It comes with a 5-inch display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. With a nice metal alloy frame, it has chamfering around the edges. The power/standby button can be located under the SIM card slot and the volume rockers are placed on the left and right hand edge. There is a 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the edge and a microUSB charging and data transfer port at the base. The 13MP camera is housed on the rear top left hand corner with the LED flash unit below it. The speakers are on the bottom left hand side and the handset is about 7.25mm thick and measures around 134g.

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Specifications and software

The Oppo F1 is one of the few phones in the market with a Snapdragon 616 processor. It is virtually similar to the common Snapdragon 615 processor but runs at 1.2GHz instead of 1GHz. In addition to this, it has a 16GB of on-board storage which can be expanded up to 128GB,a 3GB RAM and  4G Voice Over LTE on band 1, 3 and 40. Connectivity includes GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG and FM radio. There’s no NFC. The Oppo F1 runs an Android Lollipop fork called ColorOS (2.1), which is one of the clean-cut and functioning custom Android forks out there. It’s a single-layered interface which you can customise with different themes and effects.

Camera

Oppo F1 comes with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. For selfies in low light conditions the camera incorporates a screen flash. The primary camera takes decent outdoor photos. Although, low light images aren’t noise free.  It also comes with interesting modes such as UltraHD, GIF, double exposure and many more which you can independently download. Video quality is satisfactory for casual sharing only.

Battery life

The F1 is packed with a 2500mAh battery which would last a little more than a day with 4G enabled under regular use. However, there is no support for fast charging.

Conclusion

Oppo F1 is undeniably a good handset with some improvements engineered on its front camera. Also, it maintains a slim profile for the phone besides packing in a good front-facing camera. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset which is paired with 3GB of RAM, Oppo F1 ensures smooth multitasking. In terms of call quality, it is good with loud earpiece speakers. However, the audio speaker isn’t that loud and lacks clarity. You can play heavy games such as Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8: Airborne on medium settings, lag free. The phone does get heated up during gaming sessions but it is considerably low. On the whole, if you are a selfie enthusiast and are looking for a phone with a decent battery life, there is nothing else that could set this phone apart from its competition in this price bracket. Oppo F1 is currently available at Rs. 15,990.

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by techtalks @TechTalks August 22, 2016 6:01 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

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Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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