In an attempt to secure a bite of the growing Indian Smartphone Market, Oppo Mobiles has put up a product competitive enough within the 20k segment, armed with features which is largely unparalleled by other players. Dubbed as the ‘Selfie Expert’, the Oppo F1 may seem like any other products offered in this range, but carries many improvements over its competitors.
The general specifications of this smart phone may seem pretty average like other products under 20k range: a 720× 1280 pixels, 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display offering a pixel density of 294 ppi; operating on an Android 5.1 Lollipop platform; and equipped with GSM/ HSPA/ LTE 4G technology. Add to this all the standard sensors and entertainment options, and this will seem like any regular product with a competitive price tag.
Look under the hood, and you will find a powerful and capable Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset, and an ARM Cortex A53 Octa core processor, operating at around 1.7 GHz frequency. Known for its energy efficient architecture and ability to operate independently, this design is a whole new league of data processing capability. Look for further advancements, and you will find a graphics processing unit powered by Qualcomm Adreno 405 cores.
The biggest leap for this handset is the camera, which has proved in recent years, is one of the standards for securing a significant market share. Smartphone cameras have started to rival the markets of personal handheld digital cameras with better customization opportunities and connectivity and photography integrated onto one single platform. Thus, it is no surprise that mobile manufacturers will focus their attention on providing the best of image qualities and responding to latest trends: taking selfies.
Oppo F1 has been equipped with a 13 megapixel primary rear camera which has a focal ratio of 2.2. The secondary front camera is of 8 megapixel, and has a focal length of 2.0. Though the 13 megapixel rear camera is pretty much standard availability of smart phones of this range, the 8 megapixel front camera is a leap for best snaps anytime. The rear camera is armed with an LED flash as standard; however, unlike many products available,
Oppo has decided not to equip the front 8 megapixel camera with LED flash. Instead, in poorly lit conditions, the whole 5 inch touch screen will go white to provide uniform and abundant light for an awesome snap. This has a distinct advantage over LED flash, as a sudden stream of bright white light generally dazzles the surface to be photographed, and makes the focus pretty substandard. The whole screen light eliminates this situation from happening, and does not blind or dazzles the person who intends to take a selfie.
Responding to the modern trends of taking selfies, the front camera has been equipped with a range of smart apps and functionalities. With a sensor size of one fourth of an inch, the image is 44 percent brighter than a lens having focal ratio number 2.4 and 30 percent clearer images than a picture clicked using a 5 megapixel camera. You can even customize your snapped images using an on-board Beautify 3.0 feature, which enhances skin brightness, and remove any blemishes. Choose from any three beautification modes available at your disposal, or use any one of the many available filters for capturing that perfect snap.
Like selfies, groupfies to have garnered popular support in recent times, which has been addressed by Oppo by means of an improved lens. Add up all this, and you will get an insanely responsive gadget which has an edge over virtually all smart phones available within the 20k market segment.
The rear camera and front camera are also equipped with all standard camera features observed on smart phones like geo tagging, facial recognition, light sensors, face detection, panorama, HDR and face tagging. Other standard sensors like proximity sensors and accelerometers have been provided to create a product competitive enough to be recognized anywhere.
If you are worried about daily usage and multitasking abilities, this device houses 16 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM, and an additional capacity to increase the storage to 128 GB via external devices. Integrate all this to one handset, and witness the F1 to literally fly with your tasks.
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected display allows this marvel to be scratch resistant enough to protect it from any external abuses. Take a look and get dazzled with this marvel of a gadget at a mere 15,990 rupees, without straining your pockets a bit.