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.