OPPO F1 is a herald of a new line of mobiles for upper middle class buyers which surely have the capability for attention. It is given the tag of “Selfie Expert” because it has 8MP front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0.In around $250, it looks really impressive.
Build with metal alloy
5.0 inch display.
Snapdragon 616 SoC Qualcomm.
3 GB RAM.
13 MP back camera & 8 MP front camera.
microSD card slot
2500 mAh battery.
Only 720 p display
Just 16 GB internal Storage option
The F1 is made of cold metal alloy, OPPO describes it clearly as "an exquisite metal alloy, treated with zircon sand surface coating applied in a low-pressure, low-speed spraying process". We can say that it cannot be heated while charging.
The OPPO F1 houses an 8-megapixel front facing camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture lens and a sensor size of ¼ inches. This allows for more light to enter the camera so you can take a clear selfie even in less ideal lighting conditions. It has also 13-megapixel back camera as well which adds to its beauty magnificently. It has single LED and its magnifier is very nice. The color balance is quite descent as well.
It is not as quick responsive as we are being habitual of, but this may be due to screen protector, but don’t worry the front glass is Gorilla Glass 4 which is scratchless and very strong.
This is a lacking area of OPPO F1 because in $250 you can buy a full HD panel from many other companies, while this is not so the case in F1.It gives only HD 720p display but other features are quite remarkable.
The F1 like many other OPPO mobiles runs on Android based color OS build. It has 2.1.0i version but it has not much changed since OPPO progressed to 5.1.1 Android. Color OS, 2.1.0i is based on Lollipop, so we can expect some changes as well. Visually, its elements look flatter and they use brighter colors while taking some inspiration from the transparencies found on iOS, like in the app folders. Personalizing the home screens is better. Themes are also present. It appears to open faster, scrolling through the photos is not only faster but smoother and it really does seem to make a better management of the available resources like RAM and it also decreases the battery consumption.
OS has another important part that it supports myriads of gestures e.g. fast app launching, quick navigation, wake and sleep features etc.
As we know that F1 is in the mid-range realm, as for as its hardware is concerned, but when we think about its price the display of 720p doesn’t fit to the market level. We can use the Beautify 3.0 feature to our advantage. It brightens our skin. Moreover we can turn on the Screen Flash feature that converts its overall display into a camera flash. Our face will always come through clear and bright.
In a lot of ways F1 has the right balance. Not long ago, OPPO was trying to be amongst the top companies .Their handsets are paving their way to get parallel to Samsung and HTC. But as we know that Top position always remains empty. The big companies are producing beautiful and attractive phones and also changing the rules of play for others. So we can say that OPPO’s F1 may be a beginning of a good CHANGE for the customers.