Oppo recently launched a new device series within its smartphone range, called the F-series, with its central focus on camera quality. The Oppo F1 Plus is the same as the Oppo R9 they have just re-branded it for indian market. The F1 Plus is also called up as a “Selfie Expert” smartphone with its high-resolution front facing camera.
Quality and Design
We cannot regret that the design of Oppo F1 Plus has been totally “inspired” by the current iPhone design. It is not the first time any company has been drawn inspiration from any popular smartphone which is there in the market. Oppo has seems to have made huge efforts to ensure that the F1 Plus is not a direct copied, and the end result should be quite satisfying with this.
There it also comes with a hybrid SIM tray is on the right, and can add either two Nano-SIMs or a single SIM and a microSD card (up to 128GB).
The phone feels really very premium while in the hand just because of it’s metal chassis and rounded glass edges in the front. The weight of the device comes to 145g and is quite comfortable to daily use, even with one handed. It comes with narrow bezels on each side of the screen. The display is a 5.5-inch full-HD Amoled panel which produces really very vivid colors and deep blacks. You also get Gorilla Glass 4 for extra amount protection.
The volume rockers and power lock keys are placed on one side of the phone and are and easy to reach while one handed. they also provide good tactile feedback we faced no issue after using it at that time.
When we come to the back of the phone it has a very nice texture which is smooth to touch but is slippery also because of the metal they have used like iPhone’s. is has a similar camera bump as you guys have already noticed this one with 13 MP camera sensor, and an LED flash below to it. The speaker grille, Micro-USB port and headphones jack are all on the bottom of the device.
We also get back-lit capacitive touch buttons beside the home button, which also has an inbuilt fingerprint sensor. The sensor works good as now it is normal to get figure print hardly any difference you can notice in daily use. You also get a white notification LED on the top.
We love the detail in the design of the Oppo F1 Plus. The device is very slim with just only 6.6 mm thickness.
The Oppo F1 Plus focuses itself as a selfie phone due to which they have fitted it in with a 16-megapixel, fixed-focus front camera. Selfies taken under natural light are sharp with very good detail. There is no dedicated flash on front facing camera which is something that is missing, and it also has a screen flash which is a little bit weak to give you sharp images like we get on apple devices.
Around the back, we have a 13-megapixel camera which really manages to capture some pretty detailed pictures. The quality of recorded video is also pretty good during daytime. The maximum resolution it can handle is 1080p with no 4K recording in it.
Hardware & Performance
The Oppo F1 Plus is powered by MediaTek’s MT6755 octa-core SoC, which is also known as the Helio P10. It’s a 64-bit chip built which is slightly on the older side. It’s packs in a Mali T860 GPU. Coupled with 4GB of RAM, the overall performance seems to be quite good and fast. The phone also has inbuilt 64GB of storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, and USB OTG. There is no NFC and FM radio which are two features that are really going to be missed in India whether they are being used or not. The F1 Plus supports 4G for Indian bands and VoLTE.
Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) AMOLED FULL HD
1920 by 1080 pixels
Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 401 ppi
Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. MediaTek MT6755
CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-T860MP2
RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4GB
Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB
Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. (Expandable up to 128GB microSD card)
Fingerprint recognition or fingerprint authentication refers to the automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of many forms of bio metrics used to identify individuals and verify their identity.
Sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water. Stereo Speakers
Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass
Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. rear: 13 MP f/2.2
4 x Incoming Light 1/3.1-Inch
Selfie Panorama Screen Flash
Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED Flash and Soft Light
16 MP, f/2.0
SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/5/7/8/
TD-LTE: Bands 38/40/41
Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
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