Looking for something elegant, mid-range spec’d but right-on-the-budget handset? Why not try the new Oppo F1 with a price tag equivalent to $250. Surprisingly, it’s not something like an iPhone wanna-be. The Chinese company endowed it with their own design language that can run competitively on the market.
As for the specifications, the ample 5-inch smartphone houses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 SoC with 8-core CPU clocked at 1.7GHz. For graphical and gaming experience, the Oppo installed Adreno 405 to work well with the processor. And, oh, for smooth sailing experience of avid multi-taskers, a 3GB RAM was also incorporated. Lights won’t be off until the 2500 mAh juicer runs out of energy. Unfortunately, F1 doesn’t have the ability for VOCC fast charging.
However, these aren’t the main points of F1. The marketing team established an image that F1 will be a handy partner of selfies or picture enthusiasts. Rightly installed is the 13MP-8MP snapper tandem. Storage capacity starts at the native 16GB and can be expanded up to 128 via microSD.
All of these are packed in a sturdy metal alloy body “treated with zircon sand surface coating” clad in Oppo exterior design. It’s actually a perfect strike for balance in terms of specifications vs. pricing.
- Body : 143.5 x 71 x 7.3 mm, 134g
- Display : 5.0” IPS LCD, 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, 294ppi
- OS : Android Lollipop 5.1
- Chipset/ CPU : Snapdragon 616, 1.7GHz Octacore
- GPU : Adreno 405
- RAM : 3GB
- Storage : 16GB + expansion of up to 128GB via microSD
- Camera : 13MP primary with LED flash, 8MP front
- Battery : 2500 mAh, non-removable