Oppo F1s 32 GB Specifications
Oppo, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, launched its first camera-centric smartphone Oppo F1 at the beginning of 2016 in India. Soon after, an upgraded premium version of the phone Oppo F1 Plus was launched. In the first 6-months of 2016, several other budget smartphones were launched by many other companies, and the F-series of smartphones from Oppo lost their appeal.
Then in August the same year, the company launched Oppo F1s as a much-needed improved version of F1 to keep up with the competition. Both in terms of features and design, Oppo F1s is better or at least in line with other smartphones in the similar price range. While the focus is still on the front-facing camera, the other specs and features too are impressive.
Impressive on the Outside
• Influential Design and Build
The design and build of Oppo F1 are abundantly inspired from the more expensive premium sibling Oppo F1 Plus. The edges on the front are mildly curved to offer a better and comfortable feeling when you hold it. The slim bezel and metal unibody enhances its appearance and makes it look elegant. The phone measures 154.5 x 76 x 7.4mm.
• The Screen and Display
It has a 5.5-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. The resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels, and pixel density is ~267. Overall, the display can produce colours that are vivid and rich. Even the brightness level is far better than Oppo F1. The phone has Gorilla Glass 4 for added protection and comes with screen guard pre-installed. Unlike F1, F1s also has a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home screen button. There are also two buttons next to the home screen button which is backlit capacitive.
Powerful on the Inside
• Processor and Storage
Oppo F1s features a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core SoC along with 8 ARM Cortex A53 cores which clock at 1.5GHz. This MediaTek is from the brand's new lineup of chipsets which have integrated LTE. The phone has 3GB RAM and built-in storage of 32GB that can be extended up to 256GB with a microSD card. It has a dedicated card slot and not a hybrid SIM slot.
• The OS
The phone runs on Android Lollipop along with the ColorOS 3.0. This OS makes the Android UI look very much similar to iOS. Oppo has also launched the Marshmallow upgrade for the phone. It features a non-removable 3075mAh Li-Po battery which has an excellent backup. Under regular use, the phone should easily last for more than 24 hours on a full charge. However, it does not support fast charging like the F1 Plus.
Delight for Selfie Lovers
One of the most important highlights of the phone is its cameras. The phone has a 16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera with a 1/3.1” sensor for detailed and sharper selfies even in low-lighting conditions. There is also Beautify 4.0 with the help of which blemishes can be easily eliminated. Just like the previous models in the Oppo F series, you can take selfies with voice command or palm gesture. Even the screen flash is more effective now.
Even the primary 13MP f/2.2 aperture is impressive and has similar shooting modes along with a few extras like the Expert mode which allows you to control the ISO, shutter, white balance and save the image in RAW format. The rear camera also has phase detection which enables you to take better pictures of moving objects.
Pros and Cons
• Good aesthetics- The 5.5-inches smartphone has a premium appeal to it. Be its slim bezel or metal unibody; it is one of the smartest looking handsets in this price range.
• Amazing front camera- The main USP of this phone is its 16MP front camera, and it doesn’t fail to impress. If you are someone who loves taking selfies, Oppo F1s is the phone for you.
• Dedicated SD card slot- While many of the phones in this range feature a hybrid slot where you can either insert two SIM cards of one SIM card and one memory card, F1s has a dedicated slot for memory card.
• The fingerprint sensor is quick- The fingerprint sensor in F1s is very swift and accurate. You can unlock the phone in a snap.
• Audio quality is excellent- The phone features Dirac software for enhancing the output through headphones and the loudspeaker which does an excellent job of boosting the audio quality at lower frequencies.
• Headphone jack placement- Some of the users have mentioned that the placement of headphone jack at the bottom is a little inconvenient as the cable gets in the way when you try to type.
• Comes with Android Lollipop- While most smartphones now come with Android Marshmallow at least, Oppo F1s comes Android Lollipop. However, there is an upgrade available for Marshmallow.
• No support for fast charging- Unlike Oppo F1 Plus, there is no support for VOOC fast charging in F1s.
• Display resolution is just 720p- Only 720p for a 5.5-inches IPS display is a setback for this device. Even the pixel density is average.
• Battery not user replaceable- The phone has a non-removable battery which cannot be replaced by users.