Pre orders start for Oppo F1 camera dominant smartphone

Oppo is preparing another smartphone line, named the “F series”, which will feature camera essential smartphones. To begin with, it has launched its first variant, the new Oppo F1, photography focused smartphone, during the ongoing CES 2016 trade show. Priced at Rs 19,300 the smartphone is ready for pre orders on a Vietnamese online retailer and the shipments will begin from January 21st onwards, though the phone is expected to launch in India on 28th January. The first 1,500  pre-orders will receive an iLike Blue Headset.

Display and Design: As far as the appearances are concerned, the dual SIM dual standby phone (Micro SIM plus Nano SIM) houses a vibrant 5 inch HD IPS display with 2.5 D corning gorilla glass 4 coating and pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Wrapped in an aluminum body it is slim and thin with 7.25mm thickness and weighs light at 134gms.

Storage, processor and RAM: The innards include 1.7 GHz octa core qualcomm snapdragon 615 chipset, Adreno 405 graphics unit along with 3GB of RAM for better performance. The in-built storage is 16GB which can make an addition up to 128 GB via micro SD card.

OS: The handset runs on android 5.1 lollipop with a layer of colors OS 2.1

Camera: Embedded inside is a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and single LED flash and an 8 MP front-facing camera with wider f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies and video calling. Other software tweaks include Beautify 3.0 interface, 8 live color filters, geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and the screen being used as a flash in low light conditions.

Connectivity and battery: A 2500 mA battery gives longer talk time and standby. Mundane connectivity options are used version 2 USB port, wi fi 802.11 b/g/n for internet services and A-GPS for better navigation experience.

Verdict: With photography as its central focus, the phone inherits excellent camera performance with differently designed tradition. Though the phone’s other specs are mid-range it is a perfect phone for photo quality lovers. 2016 is going to witness many phones with excellent camera quality but Opp F1 is going to win the audiences with its premium quality photography experience at a modest price and a luxurious design.


By: teenu gupta

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