The Chinese handset maker, Oppo has been quite active in smartphone launches in the country and came up with a number of impressive handsets. This handset maker already has a series of impressive devices under it R and Find series. Now the handset maker is all set to launch a new series called F series and the debut handset itself looks like a dream. For this smartphone, we can only say built like a jewellery, performs like a titan. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are looking for a new imaging handset for their photography needs.
When you first take a look at the Oppo F1, you cannot help but marvel at the beauty of this ultra sleek handset with an elegant built quality. The handset maker claims that the handset has a micro-arc frame, which means its edges are rounded for a better handling comfort. Moreover, the metal built of the smartphone has soft velvety finish for a premium feel.
Oppo F1 has been blessed with a decent 5 -inch display that has been protected by a layer of 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 layer. This handset offers a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, so that users can enjoy high resolution content without any visual loss.
The Chinese handset maker has pre-installed the last generation Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system in Oppo F1. As if that was not enough, brand has skinned the stock Android with its own Color OS 2.1, which makes operating this smartphone a delight.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance offered by the handset is at par with most mid-range smartphones available in the Indian market. It comes equipped with a powerful Octa-core processor that has been clocked at 1.5 GHz for a faster performance. The processor of the handset has also been accompanied with a massive RAM of 3 GB for enhanced smoothness. There is a 2500 mAh battery under the rear panel of this smartphone that can easily last a day on a full charge.
Oppo has positioned a powerful 13 mp primary camera on the rear panel of this smartphone that makes for a good daily photography device. This handset;s highlight, however, is the 8 Megapixels camera on the front panel that happens to be one of the most powerful in this segment.
On the connectivity front, this stylish smartphone comes with dual SIM support and offers both 4G LTE and 3G to its users. It also comes with other features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB, Bluetooth and GPS.
Oppo F1 is a good handset that comes with a decent specifications and a great build quality that oozes luxury. However, the handset maker has priced the new handset a tad bit on the higher side, which might be a deal breaker for many users. There are other handsets like Lenovo K4 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which offer better value for money and advanced features in same or lower price tag.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||February 1, 2016|
Micro + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Micro + Nano|
|Operating System||Android v5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||143.5 x 71 x 7.2 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.5 GHz Octa core 64 bit (1.5 GHz Quad + 1.2 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||67.49 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2500 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, AVI, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, Sim Ejector Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|