OPPO is a fast-rising Chinese smartphone brand. In fact, it became the no. 1 smartphone brand in China when it surpassed Huawei, Apple and Xiaomi in June 2016 with a 22.9% market share. How did they accomplished that in the cutthroat smartphone business?
Their latest smartphone from their Selfie Expert series – the OPPO F1s (Amazon), may reveal the secret to their success. Let’s take a look…
Selfie Expert Series
Unlike most smartphones, the OPPO Selfie Expert series emphasize the performance of the front camera – the selfie camera.
Smartphones from the OPPO Selfie Expert series feature a higher resolution camera in the front, with a fast lens and flash support. They also feature the OPPO Beautify software, which automatically corrects for blemishes and uneven skin tones.
The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a 16 MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, screen flash and OPPO Beautify 4.0 software.
OPPO F1s Specifications
|Model Number||OPPO A1601|
|Display||5.5" IPS display - 720 x 1280 pixels|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (with 2.5D curved edge)|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0|
|System Platform||MediaTek MT6750|
|Processor||4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)|
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
|Graphics Processor||ARM Mali-T860 MP2|
|Memory||3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM|
|Storage||32 GB internal flash memory|
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
|Selfie Camera||16 MP sensor with screen flash|
- 1/3.1" sensor size with f/2.0 lens
|Main Camera||13 MP sensor with LED flash|
- 1/3 inch sensor with PDAF and f/2.2 lens
|Connectivity||GSM : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Hz|
Network : 2G / 3G / 4G
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth : v4.0, A2DP
USB : microUSB 2.0
|SIM Support||Dual nano SIM slots with dual standby capability|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, compass, light, proximity|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, with multi-finger support|
- registers fingerprints in 0.22 s
|Battery||3,075 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)|
|Dimensions||76 mm wide x 154.5 mm high x 7.38 mm thick|
|Available Colours||Gold / Rose Gold|
|Recommended Retail Price (at launch)||RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299|
Unboxing The OPPO F1s Smartphone
The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes in a white cardboard box with a printed sleeve. Let’s take a look inside and see what’s included in the package.
- OPPO F1s smartphone (with pre-applied screen protector)
- OPPO F1s Quick Start Guide and Warranty Guide
- Clear TPU case for the OPPO F1s
- Pair of white earphones
- Micro USB 2.0 cable
- OPPO 10 W quick charger
- SIM ejector tool
The OPPO F1s (Amazon) smartphone comes with a very practical package. The clear TPU case may not be fancy, but it allows you to quickly protect the OPPO F1s out-of-the-box until you find a nicer case.
The same goes for the basic earphones. They will do the job until you get a nicer set.