As in day to day usage smartphone is becoming a very important commodity in our life. Brands are looking for new and unique aspects to attract more and more consumers towards their brand. Some brands are more focused towards hardware because of huge competition in the online market whereas there are some brands which focus more on what is recent craze and demand in the real local market. As per our personal research in the different local market, we got to know that the most asked question from the customer is about How is the Selfie of the phone? and Till what time smartphone battery will last?. Rest, other hardware specs are the myth in the real world. So, to cover this craze of Selfie, Oppo comes up with their new smartphone, Oppo F5. It comes with a large 20-megapixel sensor in front with some other good specs too.
The Phone is available in both offline and online market with the price of Rs. 19,990.
So, let’s check out how Oppo F5 performs in the real world;
Oppo F5 Specification
|Android 7.0 with Color OS 3.2
|6-inch FHD Display; 2.5D Curve Glass
1080 X 2160 pixels
MicroSD up to 256GB
Single LED flash
|156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm
- Oppo F5
- USB Cable
- Charging Brick
- Pre-applied Tempered Glass
- Regular Ear Phones
Design & Built
Now when we start with the Design and built of Oppo F5, this times the phone houses in polycarbonate body which seems to look like metal only. Very hard to find actually find out which material they have used. Still, some how they managed to give premium look with great built with so much lighter weight. The design seems to be inspired from all their previous models. Overall great built.
Starting with the front panel, here they have also added a 2.5D curved glass on its 6″ Full HD Display panel which adds extra protection as well as looks to the phone. At the front at the top, we get a 20-megapixel shooter which captures really good images, beside it houses an earpiece other sensors and nothing much which need to mention over here.
Coming to the lower portion here we get on-screen navigation keys which can also be edited and changed accordingly by going into the setting panel.
On the Top portion of the phone, you will be getting nothing just a secondary noise cancellation MIC which works well and is a kind of mandatory feature in all smartphone these days.
Turning around to the down portion, it houses single Speaker grill, beside it a Micro USB port and a primary mic and a 3.5mm Audio Jack. They have properly crafted each and every port which is placed at the downside of the phone. Micro USB Port support OTG which can also be enabled by going into the setting panel.
Coming to the left side of the phone you here we get volume rockers which work quite well and give good haptic feedback when you use them on regular basis.
Turning the phone to the right side here we get Power Lock key and a Sim tray which actually support 3 things which are dual Nano Sims and a Dedicated micro SD card that to up-to 256 GB. This kind of tray is mandatory to be placed in 2017.
Finally coming to the back panel of the phone here we get 16-megapixel camera, beside that a LED flash, below that a Fingerprint sensor which really works pretty fast same like what we get in Oneplus 5. Below that we get Oppo branding. Overall the built of the design is made up of polycarbonate and feels like metal.
Display of Oppo F5 is another USP of the phone. Oppo F5 comes with a 6-inch FHD Display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160. The display gives you the latest ratio of 18:9, this ratio also gives you better screen to body ration. With the same body size of a 5.5-inch device, we are getting the rounded edge display with 6-inch panel fitted in same size body. The Display colors are sharp tone and watching movies, and playing games look great. While watching a movie on to the phone give immense experience. The Sunlight legibility is also good because of its really great brightness. When we compare the brightness with some other phones this one works really well in sunlight legibility.
Viewing Angle is good, and blacks are decent enough. While watching movies from odd angle won’t affect you in any way. Overall no complaints with the display rather I loved it.
The phone comes with a latest Meditek processor which is Mediatek MT6763T processor which features a 4 GB/6 GB Ram. This combo makes it a selfie-centric device with good performance power. Out of 32 GB of internal storage, you get about 23 GB free after that you can also expand it to up to 256 GB as the phone support dedicated tray for Micro SD Card.
We get Antutu Score of 64137 and certain other scores are also good. With this screen size and great selfie, they have also given all the sensors which are required by any normal person.
They have not removed any sensors. We can use this smartphone with a VR headset also. Even while using GPS it will give you proper accuracy as it also has magnetic and orientation sensor.
Coming to the gaming part, we can play almost all games. In my use, i have not seen any lag or frame drops even in Asphalt 8 high setting. Every game even in the high-end setting is working well. I have tried playing most of the games like Asphalt 8, Shadow Fight 3, Batman, Bully and Mali-G71 GPU with the support of MT6763T processor work well. I have also not seen any heating issue while long gaming in DELHI, INDIA Temperature.
Coming to another USP of the phone which is its camera. Starting with the back camera which is a 16-megapixel shooter supported with a single tone LED flash. It captures good shots and I will attach some of the shots taken from the device, which might help you to get a better idea about image quality. By use of the back camera, we can only record videos to up to FHD and not at 4K. Still using any third party app you can bypass this feature.
Coming to the front part here we get a 20-megapixel large sensor for selfies. I would say taking selfies using Oppo device is great. Not even a single complaint regarding it. You can use different filters while taking a selfie shots. The clarity and colors which came out using this device are great. This time they are not offering a front flash instead of that they have added a screen flash same like there previous device which is better than the front flash most of the time.
They are also giving a portrait mode feature in there a front facing single camera by using the software. Using there software optimization selfie with single camera portrait mode also came out quite well. I will be attaching almost all the shot which will surely go to help you guys out.
But of the box Oppo F5 comes up with Android 7.1 Nouget with the skin of Color OS 3.2 running on top of it. This OS seems to be inspired from IOS and is not having any app drawer. Rest you can also change different themes by downloading it from there theme application. Rest there is nothing much which I think must be explained over there. The UI seems to be very smooth and lag free. Rest there are many new small features like eye protection, power saving mode, which will help you in day to day usage. There is one more application named as Face recognition unlock which works quite well. This application uses front camera to scan your face but it won’t work like with all the sensors like what we get in iPhone X. Overall, you can fool it sometimes but still most of the time it works. Still, i always use the fingerprint sensor to unlock the device.
Coming to battery part of the phone which is its 3200 mAh Battery which works really well. It took me 2.5 Hours to charge from 0 to 100% using its default charger. Battery usage of the device is good. It will easily go to last you more than a day because of good software optimization.
Coming to the battery performance, on high usage, it will easily last you for a day and on normal usage, it will easily slightly more than a day. Rest, battery usage vary from person to person and their usage.
Overall, if you are a selfie-centric person and love to click selfie then this time Oppo F5 can be your choice. It comes up with different color also like Gold, Red, and Black. Unfortunately, i am having the Gold color which most of you like but my favorite is RED this time.
- capture Great Selfies
- Software Optimization
- Battery Life
- Good audio quality
- Fast fingerprint sensor just like Oneplus
- Face-unlock feature works well most of the time
- Comes with all required accessories.
- High Price
- No USB Type-C
- No Fast Charging