Oppo F1s Review - The Crowd Pleaser!
|Oppo F1s review|
As a matter of fact, Oppo is moving mountains in the market through its camera-centric lineup. Lest we forget the Philippines is the selfie capital of the world. And to capitalize on that moniker, Oppo has another offering it has in hand - meet the F1s.
For the review part 1: Oppo F1s Unboxing And First Impressions - A Beautiful Selfie Machine!
For the headphone audio out, it is decent, but isn't that clean. At minimal to about 70% volume it sounds full and has good level of clarity. The rest of the audio spectrum can be distinguished too even if it isn't that prominent. However, don't use it over the 80% mark where you'll hear plenty of distortions. It's something that Oppo should improve the next time around.
The battery life of the F1s is just darn impressive!We were able to snuff out its battery for a solid 31 hours on mixed usage. That takes a series of photography sessions, a couple of browsing sessions, and a little bit of light gaming. But do take note that your mileage may vary, and it will wholly depend on how you use it.
For a sub-13K device, the quality of the images coming from rear camera of this handset is outstanding. It still comes with the same sharpness found with the excellent F1, but punchier / warmer color tones that's more natural looking.
In lowlight, it is better than expected. There's still noise, but we're surprised to see some decent level of details and even good color reproduction that's only found with other phones with higher-end sensor and bigger pixel size (not MP).
It also focuses quickly, has less than a second shutter and saving speed, and doesn't have that delay using HDR at less than 3 seconds. Overall, we think that this outperform most of the contenders in this price point in terms of picture quality.
Rear Camera Samples
|Daylight shot, notice its great details and right amount of saturation|
|Normal mode vs HDR|
|Good for macros!|
|Another dim light shot|
|This is a cropped imaged in the dark, still acceptable|
|With no flash vs flash|
For selfies, there's a lot of beautification levels and shades that you can play around with to take your best self portraits possible. In the dark, there's a bright type of screen flash that anyone can use.
|The 16 MP selfie camera!|
In terms of quality, its large and powerful 16 MP shooter proves to be the midrange selfie phone to beat. It shoots sharp and detailed image with good color accuracy in well lit places and has more than acceptable quality when used in the dark.
The beautify features works!The only thing missing here is the proper exposure and focusing so you hands should be steady while shooting. But overall, we enjoyed using its front facing camera and I'm sure most of the ladies and even gents will like this one.
Selfie Camera Samples
|Sharp and detailed selfie!|
|Groufie with team Swirlingovercoffee and Adobotech!|
|Dimlight selfie with Angel|
Video recording is just okay with the F1s, though there's still room for improvement. As expected, it is capable of shooting 1080p at 30 frames per second which is the norm at this price point.
The output has acceptable details and the autofocus works, but there's noise even in some of our daylight test. It is also shakier than our liking due to its lack of OIS and EIS. For selfies, it's a little better than most front facing shooters out there. That makes it good for Snapchat and Instagram videos.
|The usual Android 5.1 Lollipop Color OS skin of Oppo|
The addition of the fingerprint scanner is also welcomed here, and it's one you're going to use quite a lot. Fingerprint recognition is superb and speedy that you'll never have problems securely unlocking the phone from standby with just a press of a button.
Now, if there’s one thing to gripe about, it’s the fact that it still uses Android 5.1 Lollipop. On the other hand, ColorOS still feels clean and vivid. Customization is also easy, but should you feel you need more into it, you can also download a launcher of your preference.