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OPPO F1s review: The true selfie expert
By Ashley Lucas - 8 Sep 2016
Launch SRP: PhP12990

Overview, Design & Display

Overview

 

Our generation has a knack for taking pictures, be it of food, places, people, or ourselves – well, especially ourselves. If this is a crime, we’ll be sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment. No need for trial. We are guilty. There goes the countless selfies on our phones for evidence. And, if we’re going to point a mastermind, we might betray emerging mobile tech giant OPPO to the cops.

OPPO has the mind of a master. Its latest masterpiece, the new F1s, has just attracted a good number of innocent people to commit a crime, selling out within three days of its release in local stores.

The new OPPO F1s boasts a 16-megapixel f/2.0 front-facing camera with 1/3.1-inch image sensor and built-in beautification software for on-the-go editing. Let’s find out if this new masterpiece really got the power of an accomplice, all kidding aside.

Design

Show the F1s to your friends, and surely at one point they’d think you’re holding an iPhone 6. Look at the back of the F1s, there goes the rear camera and flash positioned at the upper left corner, as well as the silver strips located at the top and bottom of the device, revealing how oddly identical it is to the iPhone 6.

Then there goes the app icon similarities, too. You’d see how the Photos, Settings, and Calendar icons appear weirdly related.

Aesthetics-wise, we would have wanted a little more originality from OPPO. Good thing that the front and sides of the device stayed associated to its OPPO siblings. The 16-megapixel selfie camera is placed at the upper left corner. Beside it is the occasional white notification light and below is the Home button.

On the right side is the power button alongside the sim card tray, while the volume rocker is found on the left.

At the bottommost part of the device are the speakers, micro-USB port, and headphone jack. The F1s has dimensions of 154.5 x 76 x 7.4mm at 160g, which makes it slightly larger and 15g heavier than the F1 Plus.

Display 

The F1s has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. It has Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The screen delivers bright colors with just the right contrast. It’s surprisingly sharp, too, considering that it’s not Full HD. It comes with Eye Protection mode, dimming the screen a little and giving it a yellowish glow.

8.5
  • Design 8
  • Features 8.5
  • User-Friendliness 8.5
  • Performance 8
  • Value 8.5
The Good
Impressive front-facing camera
Convenient app encryption feature
Outstanding battery life
The Bad
Hardware performance could still be improved
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