OPPO F1s (Selfie Expert) – Our Initial Impressions

I attended the #OPPOF1s event yesterday at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar and I got some time to check the device directly as well. OPPO has been branding this phone as the ‘selfie expert’ and yes, selfies are getting popular day by day, thanks to apps like Prisma and others. But it’s a phone and not a camera, so let’s see what’s awesome and what’s not-so-awesome about this interesting smartphone. Do check out the basic specifications of OPPO F1s below as well.

OPPO F1s Specifications
Color Gold, Rose Gold, Gray
Operating System (OS) Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
Display 5.5 inches (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Memory Internal: 32 GB

Card slot: microSD (up to 128 GB)

Processor 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core
Camera Front: 16 MP f/2.0

Rear: 13MP f/2.2

Battery 3075 mAh (Non-removable)
SIM Dual Nano SIM Card
Weight 160 gm

OPPO F1s- Our Initial Impressions

I got some time to test this smartphone directly, I took some selfies, performed multi-tasking and other basic functions. But whenever I’m reviewing a smartphone (or maybe judging a smartphone?) I usually keep the price of the smartphone in mind as well. Because we can’t expect an iPhone for 20k. Meanwhile, I’m not really a big fan of selfies, I might take it when I have no option, but generally I rarely use the front camera unless I want a quick look at how sleepy my face looks. So being an average consumer, I’m going to share my views about OPPO F1s, the selfie expert.

OPPO F1s – What’s Awesome About This?

Quite obviously, if you are a big fan of selfies, then this is a big treat for you. 16 MP for the front camera is quite amazing and you can capture HD images for your Social Media posts. They also have plenty of apps to make you pretty, but I dunno why that’s necessary. That’s the camera part and they won this. Next, I’m in love with their design, yes, iPhone design (inspired maybe?).

But, who cares, almost all the budget smartphones will have iPhone-inspired-design. OPPO F1s got a pretty slim strucutre and they look premium. Last but not least, they have a pretty decent battery life for the selfies you are going to take. Even though ~3000mAh is kinda the standard battery capacity for the smartphones these days, I still appreciate OPPO for making the F1s slim with this battery power. That’s it. These are the 3 things I like about OPPO F1s.

OPPO F1s – What’s Not-So-Awesome About This?

I know it’s cruel to expect Android Nougat here, but at least Android Marshmallow out of the box (Since it’s 2016!)? They kinda disappointed us with Android Lollipop instead, but it’s just a matter of time to upgrade. So let’s leave that. The phone’s cost is around Rs 17,990. I hate to judge the price here. But honestly, if you are a selfie lover, then ASUS ZenFone Selfie (refreshed) is there for just Rs.12,999. They also got dual LED flash for the rescue. I honestly felt OPPO F1s should have been priced around or below Rs.15k price range.

That’s all for now. I hope I’ll get the review device soon, I’ll test the device for a few weeks and let you know my final review about this ‘selfie’ smartphone. Do kindly share your views/opinions about OPPO F1s in the comments below.

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