Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

User Experience

Since the Oppo F1s is a selfie camera, let’s start off with the camera – what I don’t like about it is that it’s very limited in functionality just like the one they’re trying to copy – yes, Apple’s default camera app looks like this and they’re equally limited.

Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

To make things worse is that the camera app on Oppo F1s is feels sluggish due to the shutter lag, this means the capture is not at the instant of your tap on the button.

Fortunately the camera system is pretty good on the Oppo F1s, starting off with the selfie mode of which I think I do not need many to illustrate the point.

Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

Selfie aside the camera on the phone works fine on all sorts of photography, here’s a food photo with some enhancement done. The output by default was a little dim but the base is good enough for editing.

Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

The exposure of course depends on what the system evaluates, the camera image below is without any form of post-processing.

Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

Colors from the Oppo F1s’s camera look natural, here’s a scene at a grocery store.

Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

If you’re into close-ups then the Oppo F1s’ camera works too, the only annoying part about the camera to me is that it re-evaluates exposure on every little movement.

Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

As for the dynamic range it looks like the Oppo F1s looks plenty capable. Not perfect but it does get the job done.

Oppo F1s Android Smartphone Review

Now back to the device – it’s a lovely device, I must commend Oppo for having made the F1s feel premium.

Battery life is good, after all it’s not running a power-hungry processor and it has a low-resolution screen. 10 games of Bejeweled Blitz drew only 3% power so that’s plenty of power to last you the day.

Low resolution screen? Unfortunately so, it’s a premium device and retails about RM 1,000 but the screen is just 720p (1280 x 720 resolution), it looks good no doubt with the IPS screen but I feel that at this day and age it should be sporting at least a Full HD screen.

Audio wise there’s nothing to shout about, most phones these days do not come with impressive audio output – they’re loud and more than enough for the general consumer.

The Verdict

The Oppo F1s Android Smartphone retails at around RM 1,200 – that’s quite steep a price considering the only selling points are the premium look and feel, and the 16MP selfie camera. Other than that it’s priced rather high for something with 720p screen, Mediatek processor and nothing revolutionary nor interesting.

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