Mobile manufacturing company, Oppo had launched its front camera-centric new F series of smartphone models earlier this year with the Oppo F1, which the company is still marketing as the ‘Selfie Expert’. During the launch of the F1, Oppo had announced that the company will be soon launching a new phablet variant of the same model which would hit the market in a couple of months’ time. Keeping with its word, Oppo has now unveiled its new F1 Plus. The new Oppo F1 Plus has just hit the immense mobile market of India and is all set to impress the smartphone users along with improved capabilities in comparison to its smaller sibling.
The new Oppo F1 Plus is quite impressive and has big capabilities which justify its asking price of Rs. 26,990. Being just a mid-ranged smartphone, the Oppo F1 Plus comes with all the right features which should make it a highly likeable new model for the smartphone lovers. The phablet offers a fingerprint scanner, the support of 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of inbuilt memory space, 13 MP rear camera and a massive 16 MP front facing camera which is its highlight.
The new Oppo F1 Plus is certainly a bigger selfie expert than it’s lesser and slightly smaller twin, the Oppo F1. Although for a mobile brand like Oppo, even the price of Rs. 26,990 might seem very hefty, but in all the aspects the Oppo F1 Plus is a truly capable mobile phone which should be worth of its tag.
Here’s a look at the new Oppo F1 Plus and what it has on offer to find ample amount of buyers, especially the selfie lovers:
The new Oppo F1 Plus’ primary draw point is certainly its massive selfie camera and thus cameras are what we are going to consider to begin with. The smartphone model boasts of a great 16 MP front facing camera which can’t be termed as the secondary camera as it has greater MP value than the rear snapper. The front shooter comes braced with an f2.0 aperture. This is simply meant to blow off the minds of the selfie fanatics who are by Jove are completely in love with self portraits. This feature alone should draw a great deal of buyers for the F1 Plus, as selfies have now become a part of life and a very important social media activity. It should be mentioned that while only MP numbers don’t vouch for camera performance, the Oppo F1 Plus’ front snapper is certainly highly impressive, which captures brilliant detail and vibrant images.
The rear camera is also very good and comes with standard 13 MP that comes along with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. However, it does not offer image stabilization which is really important for close shots and videos. Low light pictures are also decent, but are pretty noisy even looked at closely. The device offers video recording of either 720p or 1080p, while 4k capability is lacking.
Overall camera performance of the Oppo F1 Plus is quite impressive and a true delight of the selfie enthusiasts.
Design & Display
Oppo has certainly done a great job when aesthetic is concerned. Both the Oppo F1 twins look very neat and rather premium. In fact, the Oppo F1 Plus seems to be inspired by the styling language of the iPhone 6 and 6s. Yes, it is not a premium quality phone like the iPhone 6 range, but surely offers a premium design and it also offers the hot premium color choices of God and Rose Gold. The handset has a plastic back panel while a sleek silver metal frame encasing enhances its premium touch. The smartphone looks very sleek, stylish and comes with curved edges for comfortable hold.
The F1 Plus is also extremely thin at just 6.6 mm and is very light weight as well. It’s barely there bezel design makes the screen look bigger than it actually is and really adds on the entire look.
Apart from being sleek and light, the Oppo F1 Plus also flaunts a neat 5.5 inch large Full HD AMOLED screen which offers highly pleasing visuals along with good visibility even under direct sunlight. The screen also offers eye protection display option that can be set to low, medium or high levels.
Processor, Memory & Battery
The Oppo F1 Plus gets powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 that ticks at 2GHz along with 4 GB of RAM. The device offers an inbuilt storage of 64 GB. Performance-wise the device offered lag free experience in our brief handling, although detailed performance level can be decided only after a proper hands-on experience.
Oppo F1 Plus draws its juice from a nice 2,850 mAh battery, which should offer good backup for ample amount of usage and day long selfie snapping. However, it is too early to pass the final judgment.
OS & Add-ons
The new Oppo F1 Plus runs on Android version 5.1 Lollipop that is based on Color OS 3.0. The device does not offer an app drawer, but apps can be easily accessed by swiping right. The fingerprint scanner on the Oppo F1 Plus is also a great offering and offers rather rapid and accurate performance. The device unlocks immediately with the help of fingerprint scanner. This smartphone model also comes with a hybrid SIM-slot and offers Nano SIM support.
The new Oppo F1 Plus has been priced at Rs. 26,990 in the Indian market.
The new Oppo F1 Plus is certainly a good new offering for all those Indian smartphone users who are bonkers about selfies. The device is also a good overall new mobile phone that offers everything pretty impressive. It flaunts sleek and light design with premium looks, great front and rear cameras, 4 GB RAM and large and vibrant 5.5 inch AMOLED display. So, this new smartphone certainly checks all the right boxes of an impressive mid-ranged phone. Nevertheless, its price might still feel too steep to some.