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The OPPO F7 Launches With Hebe Tien + Neelofa!

The OPPO F7 Launches With Hebe Tien + Neelofa!

OPPO always banked on celebrity power to draw attention to their smartphones, and the OPPO F7 launch was no different. This time, they brought on not just local celebrity Neelofa, but also Taiwanese actress and singer (formerly of S.H.E.) Hebe Tien 田馥甄!

Check out the complete OPPO F7 launch event, including the special segments with Neelofa and Hebe!

 

Introducing The New OPPO F7 Smartphone

The launch event kicked off with a dance routine, before OPPO Branding Director, Nikki Chen, gave her opening presentation.

The OPPO F7 is the latest Selfie Expert smartphone, with improved “Artificial Intelligence” capabilities, and a new 25 MP selfie camera! Here is the full presentation by OPPO Product Specialist, Ray Wong!

25MP X Real-Time HDR Sensor

The OPPO F7 features a high-resolution 25 MP front camera with real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) sensor. Images taken with the F7 will have a higher range of detail, luminance and colour levels. The user will also have a lot more control over the photos taken with this new selfie camera.

A.I. Beauty 2.0 Technology

The OPPO F7 comes with the second-generation A.I. Beauty 2.0 technology that has more accurate facial recognition, and better beautification effects for gender and age.

It also scans 296 facial recognition points – a 20% improvement, allowing for more precise and accurate facial recognition. Now, a person’s age, gender, skin color and skin type differences can be detected for up to four individual subjects in much greater detail.

Super Full Screen 2.0 with 19:9 Aspect Ratio

The OPPO F7 comes with a 6.2-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. This gives it a 19:9 aspect ratio, with a notch incorporating the front camera, brand-new antenna and light sensor.

Industrial Design

The OPPO F7 has a new industrial design to appeal to young users, with three colour options – Solar Red, Moonlight Silver and a special Diamond Black edition.

There is also a 128GB Special Edition model that comes in Sunrise Red and Diamond Black. It uses a unique glass body that shimmers like gemstones, reflecting different colours.

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OPPO F7 Price + Availability

The OPPO F7 is priced at RM 1,399 / ~US$ 359, with first availability on 21 April 2018. The OPPO F7 128 GB Special Edition is priced at RM 1,699 / ~US$ 436.

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The OPPO F5 6GB Black & Red Editions Revealed!

We revealed the OPPO F5 smartphone last month, with our hands-on preview, last month. At that time, OPPO revealed that they would be introducing the OPPO F5 with more memory and more storage, and a little more pizzazz. Well, here it is – the new OPPO F5 6GB smartphone!

 

The OPPO F5 6GB Black & Red Editions

The OPPO F5 smartphone features an almost bezel-less FHD+ display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. For easier unlocking, the F5 comes with a new Facial Unlock feature, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.

The OPPO F5 also boasts a 20 MP front camera with the latest AI Beauty Recognition technology that, OPPO promises, will take selfie photography to a whole new level by personalising beautification.

The new OPPO F5 6GB model comes with 6GB of memory, and 64GB of internal storage. It will also come in two colour options – Red and Black. Other than that, it is no different from the regular OPPO F5 smartphone, which you can see in this hands-on video :

 

The OPPO F5 6GB Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the OPPO F5 6GB with the “regular” OPPO F5 smartphone.

SpecificationsOPPO F5OPPO F5 6GB
Display6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2Android 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2
PlatformMediaTek MT6763TMediaTek MT6763T
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)ARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)
Memory4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM6 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash
Network SupportFDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
FDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
SIM SupportUp to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
Up to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
GPSYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-Mounted
Other SensorsDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compassDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compass
Battery3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick
Weight152 g152 g
Available ColoursGold / BlackRed / Black

 

AI Beauty Recognition

The OPPO AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, match them against its database and subsequently make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie. With more than 200 facial feature spots scanned, the AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to detect your face in detail and refine your selfie.

High Resolution Cameras

The OPPO F5 features a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, and a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens. OPPO claims that the F5’s cameras will deliver better photo quality than their competitor’s 13MP or 16MP camera in the same price range.

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First OPPO Full-Screen FHD+ Smartphone

The F5 is OPPO’s first 6.0″ full-screen FHD+ display device, with a 1080 x 2160 screen in the 2:1 aspect ratio.

Facial Unlock

The OPPO F5 comes with Facial Unlock, the new face recognition technology that will recognize its user and unlock the phone. If the user prefers to use the fingerprint unlock function, the fingerprint reader is now on the back of the phone, giving way to a full front screen.

 

The OPPO F5 6GB Price & Availability

The OPPO F5 6GB is available for pre-order right now, with the MSRP of RM 1,698 / ~US$ 414, inclusive of the 6% GST.

It will be offered in two colour variants – Black Edition and Red Edition. The first 1,000 who pre-order the OPPO F5 6GB (Red Edition) will receive a limited-edition gift box, with an exclusive case that is embellished with Swarovski crystals.

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The OPPO F5 Preview – Specifications & Hands-On Look!

OPPO just launched the new F5 smartphone which they claim is the Selfie Expert and Leader. After the launch, we had some time to try it out ourselves. Here is our OPPO F5 preview, with a look at its key specifications and a hands-on look!

 

The OPPO F5 Specifications

Here are the key specifications of the OPPO F5 smartphone.

SpecificationsOPPO F5OPPO F5 6GB
Display6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2Android 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2
PlatformMediaTek MT6763TMediaTek MT6763T
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)ARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)
Memory4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM6 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash
Network SupportFDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
FDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
SIM SupportUp to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
Up to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
GPSYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-Mounted
Other SensorsDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compassDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compass
Battery3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick
Weight152 g152 g
Available ColoursGold / BlackRed / Black

 

Our Hands-On OPPO F5 Preview

The OPPO F5 smartphone features an almost bezel-less FHD+ display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. For easier unlocking, the F5 comes with a new Facial Unlock feature, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.

The OPPO F5 also boasts a 20 MP front camera with the latest AI Beauty Recognition technology that, OPPO promises, will take selfie photography to a whole new level by personalising beautification.

Before we take a closer look at its key features, let’s take a quick tour in this OPPO F5 preview video!

AI Beauty Recognition

OPPO’s AI Beauty Recognition technology gathers information and learns the specific facial features of different people from its global image database of human faces. Professional photographers and make-up artists were consulted during the R&D process to help make selfies look more attractive.

The OPPO AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, match them against its database and subsequently make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie. With more than 200 facial feature spots scanned, the AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to detect your face in detail and refine your selfie.

High Resolution Cameras

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The OPPO F5 features a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, and a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens. OPPO claims that the F5’s cameras will deliver better photo quality than their competitor’s 13MP or 16MP camera in the same price range.

First OPPO Full-Screen FHD+ Smartphone

The F5 is OPPO’s first 6.0″ full-screen FHD+ display device, with a 1080 x 2160 screen in the 2:1 aspect ratio.

Facial Unlock

The OPPO F5 comes with Facial Unlock, the new face recognition technology that will recognize its user and unlock the phone. If the user prefers to use the fingerprint unlock function, the fingerprint reader is now on the back of the phone, giving way to a full front screen.

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The OPPO F5 Smartphone Price & Features Revealed!

On 2 November 2017, OPPO launched their latest Selfie Expert smartphone – the OPPO F5. But with other smartphones (like the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro) threatening their command of the selfie market, OPPO calls the new F5 smartphone “Selfie Expert and Leader“. Does it deserve that moniker? Let’s find out!

 

The OPPO F5 – Selfie Expert And Leader

The OPPO F5 smartphone features an almost bezel-less FHD+ display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. For easier unlocking, the F5 comes with a new Facial Unlock feature, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.

The OPPO F5 also boasts a 20 MP front camera with the latest AI Beauty Recognition technology that, OPPO promises, will take selfie photography to a whole new level by personalising beautification.

In this video, OPPO Malaysia Product Manager, Ken Ng, highlights the key features of the OPPO F5 smartphone.

OPPO also announced that Taiwanese singer, Yoga Lin, as the OPPO F5 brand ambassador. He even serenaded the crowd with two of his famous songs!

 

AI Beauty Recognition

OPPO’s AI Beauty Recognition technology gathers information and learns the specific facial features of different people from its global image database of human faces. Professional photographers and make-up artists were consulted during the R&D process to help make selfies look more attractive.

The OPPO AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, match them against its database and subsequently make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie. With more than 200 facial feature spots scanned, the AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to detect your face in detail and refine your selfie.

High Resolution Cameras

The OPPO F5 features a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, and a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens. OPPO claims that the F5’s cameras will deliver better photo quality than their competitor’s 13MP or 16MP camera in the same price range.

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First OPPO Full-Screen FHD+ Smartphone

The F5 is OPPO’s first 6.0″ full-screen FHD+ display device, with a 1080 x 2160 screen in the 2:1 aspect ratio.

Facial Unlock

The OPPO F5 comes with Facial Unlock, the new face recognition technology that will recognize its user and unlock the phone. If the user prefers to use the fingerprint unlock function, the fingerprint reader is now on the back of the phone, giving way to a full front screen.

 

The OPPO F5 Price & Availability

The OPPO F5 will be available for purchase beginning 11 November 2017, with the MSRP of RM 1,298 / ~US$ 309, inclusive of the 6% GST.

It will be offered in two colour variants – Black and Gold. Both will have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

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The OPPO R9s Is Coming To Malaysia Soon!

Kuala Lumpur, 23rd December 2016 — Are you ready to meet the new OPPO R9s? The long-awaited OPPO R9s is coming to Malaysia soon!

 

The OPPO R9s

Just like the seasons, the “Selfie” trend comes and goes. 2017 is going to be the year of mobile photography. Let’s put Selfie aside for now, and focus on the rear camera to take photos like a pro with the new OPPO R9s.

In conjunction with celebrating the latest addition to OPPO’s Camera Phones, and to announce the step forward to focus on the rear camera, OPPO Malaysia has taken over the billboard in the busy streets across Kuala Lumpur, firm on its intent to make it news to all, on the arrival of the R9s.

The new OPPO R9s which features 16MP customized SONY Rear Camera, the latest tech available for rear camera taking, with Dual PDAF and aperture F/1.7 which add momentum to R9s’ goal to make a stand in the smartphone industry.

We’ll be sharing more details at a closer date but in the meantime, mark your calendars!

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OPPO F1s Promotion From 21st Dec 2016 – 3rd Jan 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 21st December 2016 — Only for all OPPO fans in this Christmas, OPPO has a special F1s promotion in Malaysia nationwide for both online and offline. For all orders made through OPPO’s official website and from OPPO Concept Store nationwide, from 21st December 2016 until 3rd January 2017, you will get a free selfie stick and an exclusive phone case for free when you purchase the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s during the promotional period!

Needless to say, now is the perfect timing to start thinking about Christmas – it’s time treat yourself to the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s. Yes, that’s right. It’s the”Selfie Expert” F1s – it is definitely a perfect Christmas gift for every selfie lovers out there! With the “Selfie Panaroma” feature and selfie stick, taking a perfect group-selfie photo is no longer a problem.

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OPPO F1s Promotion Price & Availability

Priced at RM1198, and available in Rose Gold and Gold colour.

Consumers may purchase the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s during the promotional period, 21st December 2016 – 3rd January 2017, on OPPO’s official website and from OPPO Concept Store nationwide to get free selfie stick and exclusive phone case.

 

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Selfie Expert OPPO F1s Black Now Available

Kuala Lumpur, 8th December 2016 — The “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s has always been a highly popular product among Malaysians since its release. Therefore, OPPO Malaysia plans to carry on the success by spicing up the color options for the OPPO F1s.

 

The OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition

On top of the colour options of Rose Gold and Gold OPPO F1s, the Selfie Expert OPPO F1s is now available in Black Color. Consumers can now pre-order your OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition at the price of RM1,198 / ~US$299 starting from 8th December until 16th December 2016 either at the 20 selected OPPO Concept Stores in Malaysia or online preorder from OPPO here.

As for the OPPO Concept Stores, consumers may pre-order the OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition for RM100 / ~US$ 25 in the 20 selected OPPO concept stores and pay the remaining amount when it is launched on 17th December 2016, whereas for consumers who pre-order from OPPO’s Official Website will need to pay the full amount (RM1,198) for the OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition.

On top of that, consumers will get a free OPPO Selfie Stick and also an exclusive phone case only if they pre-order the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition within the period from 8th December till 16th December 2016.

If you want to learn more about the Selfie Expert OPPO F1s, read our comprehensive review!

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The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert Smartphone Review

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

SpecificationsOPPO F1s
Model NumberOPPO A1601
Display5.5" IPS display - 720 x 1280 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4 (with 2.5D curved edge)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
System PlatformMediaTek MT6750
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860 MP2
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Selfie Camera16 MP sensor with screen flash
- 1/3.1" sensor size with f/2.0 lens
Main Camera13 MP sensor with LED flash
- 1/3 inch sensor with PDAF and f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityGSM : 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 SupportDual nano SIM slots with dual standby capability
SensorsAccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
Fingerprint SensorYes, with multi-finger support
- registers fingerprints in 0.22 s
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
Battery3,075 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 154.5 mm high x 7.38 mm thick
Weight160 g
Available ColoursGold / 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.

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  • 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.

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The OPPO F1s Smartphone

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) is a 5.5″ smartphone but with a width of just 76 mm, fits well in our Asian-sized hands. It is slim, but not delicately so. With a weight of 160 g, it has a heft to it that imparts a solid feel.

The Volume buttons are located on the left, with the Power button and the SIM / microSD card tray on the right. The earphone port is located at the bottom, with the micro USB port.

 

Cameras

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) boasts the highest resolution sensor for any front camera in the market – 16 MP. Even top-of-the-line smartphones only come with a 5 MP front camera (e.g. HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge). The front 16 MP camera has a fast f/2.0 lens and is supported by screen flash and the OPPO Beautify 4.0 software.

The rear camera is no slouch though, with a 13 MP sensor and f/2.2 lens. It is supported by an LED flash. OPPO also used a larger 1/3.06″ sensor with larger pictures to increase light sensitivity and reduce noise.

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Fingerprint Sensor

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) boasts a fast fingerprint sensor built into the Home button. The sensor is a mere 0.1 mm thick, and it can detect your fingerprint in just 0.22 seconds.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) uses a self-learning algorithm that helps it improve its accuracy over time. You can even set it to activate up to 5 frequently-used apps or features (like the camera)!

 

SIM & microSD Card Tray

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with dual SIM, dual standby capability. It also supports a microSD card, allowing for additional storage of up to 128 GB.

Fortunately, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) is spacious enough to fit both nano SIM cards, together with a single microSD card. All three cards fit on the same tray.

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Setting Up The OPPO F1s

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which should be familiar to many Android users. It is very easy to setup. If you are setting it up as a new device, it should take you only 5 minutes to finish the setup process.

The fingerprint feature is not part of the setup process though. You will need to manually activate it in Settings after setting up the F1s.

 

It’s Alive!

The 5.5″ IPS display is bright and sharp, with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, but it comes with a pre-applied screen protector for additional protection.

Even though it has a large 5.5″ display, it fits the hand quite well, thanks to the narrow bezel. However, single-handed operation is still a stretch.

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Available Memory & Storage

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with 3 GB of memory. This is great, because the Android 5.1 operating system and background apps take up about 1.5 GB of memory. This leaves you with just over 1.5 GB of free memory to use.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) also comes with 32 GB of internal flash storage – generous at this price point. It is expandable via a microSD card (up to 128 GB). Out of the box, the OPPO F1s has 23.69 GB of free space for you to use, excluding the system files and pre-installed apps.

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Camera Performance – Photos

We are preparing a selfie comparison, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at the performance of the rear camera. The OPPO F1s (Amazon) has a 13 MP camera at the back, with a f/2.2 lens and an LED flash. The photos have a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 in the 4:3 format. The photos are about 4-5 MB in size.

The rear camera of the OPPO F1s (Amazon) takes pretty good photos, with accurate colours and relatively low noise. There is visible noise only when the photos are blown up to full resolution, and they are mostly visible in dark areas.

 

Camera Performance – Video Recording

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) is capable of recording 1080p and 720p videos. However, it does not seem to support optical or electronic image stabilization. Check out the two sample videos we took.

The lack of image stabilization is pretty obvious, so you should try to use a tripod or monopod where possible. However, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) has good control of the exposure (only the bright backgrounds were overblown), and surprisingly good audio recording quality.

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the OPPO F1s’ performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

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Work Performance Score
(Average)
3884 5785 5357 3898
Web Browsing 3688 5132 5643 3756
Video Playback 3789 4138 4487 4325
Writing 4141 6286 5944 4370
Photo Editing 3933 8388 5469 3250

The octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor powering the OPPO F1s (Amazon) appears to be roughly equivalent in work performance to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor powering the honor 5X smartphone.

 

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the OPPO F1s’ battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

While the MediaTek MT6750 may not be a very fast processor, it is certainly very power-efficient. The OPPO F1s packs a 3,075 mAh battery – about the same as the HTC 10, but lasts more than twice as long!

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) definitely has very good battery life. Remember, it lasted 13 continuous hours on this stress test. In real life, we have no problem using it for a full day lasting 16-18 hours. Even when we play games on it, it lasts more than 8 hours on one charge.

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Battery Recharging Performance

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a 10 W fast charger. It takes about 135 minutes (2 hours 15 minutes) to recharge its battery from 15% to 100%. That’s a battery life : recharging ratio of 6:1 – very impressive!

It actually recharged to 90% in just 87 minutes (1 hour 27 minutes). Getting from 15% to 50% only took 35 minutes. Not bad at all. Even a short charge will give you plenty of juice to power through the next few hours.

Next Page > OPPO F1s Overall & Gaming Performance, Verdict & Award

 

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Overall Performance

AnTuTu is a nice benchmark for testing various performance aspects of Android devices.

OPPO F1s Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro honor 5C honor 5X
TOTAL SCORE 41486 68184 53417 36983
3D SCORE 4868 18360 9842 2446
– 3D (Marooned) 3188 10739 5795 1492
– 3D (Garden) 1679 7621 4047 954
UX SCORE 17640 23464 19297 16269
– UX Data Secure 4885 5356 5577 4673
– UX Data Process 2542 3235 2706 2438
– UX Strategy Games 2829 5601 4109 2698
– UX Image Process 3885 6240 3144 2599
– UX I/O Performance 3499 3022 3761 3861
CPU SCORE 14336 19872 19254 14031
– CPU Mathematics 3142 5953 4198 2968
– CPU Common Use 4805 4830 5947 4696
– CPU Multi-Core 6389 9089 9109 6367
RAM 4643 6488 5024 4237

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) put in a decent performance in AnTuTu, coming in between the honor 5C and the honor 5X in 3D and UX performance. It was just a little faster than the honor 5X in CPU and RAM performance.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the OPPO F1s’ gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

OPPO F1s Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro honor 5C honor 5X
Gaming Score 7666 16989 11560 5543
Graphics 7511 21800 11067 5046
Physics 8265 9585 13698 8460
Graphics Test 1 49.4 fps 120.7 fps 63.4 fps 27.5 fps
Graphics Test 2 24.4 fps 78.0 fps 38.8 fps 18.3 fps
Physics Test 26.2 fps 30.4 fps 43.5 fps 26.9 fps

In 3D performance, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) did quite well, coming in between the honor 5C and the honor 5X.

 

Our Verdict & Award

If you are wondering how the heck did OPPO beat the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi in the ferocious Chinese market, you can just look at the design choices in the OPPO F1s smartphone. OPPO focused solely on the basic necessities to keep costs low, and only spent money where it would make a real difference.

For example, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a large and sharp IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 4, but kept the resolution to 720 x 1280. It may not compare favourably against higher resolution displays in the market, the difference in resolution wouldn’t make a real difference to the user.

A lower resolution display also allows for better graphics performance, while reducing power consumption. That allowed the OPPO F1s (Amazon) to deliver much faster 2D and 3D graphics performance than the honor 5X, which uses an equivalent processor. Yet, it boasts 50% better battery life than the honor 5X, even though they both also have the same battery capacity.

OPPO chose to focus instead on the high resolution selfie camera in the front, extra RAM and flash storage. The selfie camera is the OPPO F1s’ killer feature, after all. Anyone who wants the best selfie camera in a smartphone will know that this is what OPPO excels in. So it pays to spend money on the front camera.

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The extra RAM, on the other hand, gives it a real performance advantage over equivalent smartphones with 2 GB of RAM. The extra flash storage more than doubles the available storage for the user, and looks great when a potential buyer compares the OPPO F1s (Amazon) against competitors in the same price range (usually with just 16 GB of storage).

Even the accessories show the same focus on the necessities over bling. The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a pair of earphones and a clear TPU case. Really the only accessories that you will likely use.

We only note two issues of concern. The first is OPPO’s continued use of the 1.5 year old Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. Other smartphone brands have long moved to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and are now in the process of switching to Android 7.0 Nougat.

We also wonder why the OPPO F1s (Amazon) does not even support electronic image stabilization. That is usually available when optical image stabilization is not built-in, because the cost to implement it is negligible. Perhaps they were focusing on the performance of the front selfie camera.

Overall, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) is a sleek, well-made smartphone with features that really matter. At this price point, it won’t have many competitors that can offer 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash storage. And no one else will offer a 16 MP front camera for the ultimate selfies. So if selfies are your “thing”, the OPPO F1s is really your only choice in this price point.

For those reasons, we think the OPPO F1s (Amazon) deserves the Tech ARP Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, OPPO!

 

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OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat Special Edition

Kuala Lumpur, 25th November 2016OPPO Malaysia is collaborating with the popular Malaysian singer and actress, Ayda Jebat for the special Ayda Jebat edition OPPO F1s. This November, OPPO Malaysia and Ayda Jebat are going to steal the heart of all their loyal fans with the OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat Special Edition.

 

OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat Special Edition

This Ayda Jebat special edition of “Selfie Expert” F1s features a laser-printed signature from the female Malaysian singer and actress, Ayda Jebat. According to Chen Lu, the Brand Manager of OPPO Electronics, “It is great to work with Ayda Jebat again for the special edition of “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s. Her positive and adorable personality can be a role model for everyone, especially the young adults who strive to achieve their dream. We are confident that this collaboration is going to create another good record sale for the company.”

The OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat special edition features the laser-printed autograph of Ayda Jebat got a 16MP f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera, Beautify 4.0 technology, an upgraded Screen Flash feature, and gesture- and voice-activated selfies, all for an amazing price, allowing OPPO and Ayda Jebat’s fans to share their natural charm like no other smartphone on the market.

Chen Lu, the Brand Manager of OPPO Electronics also mentioned that, “The F1s camera phone is designed for selfie-lovers who can now skip all the hassle of putting on makeup or editing the photo. The “Selfie Expert” F1s got you covered with its purpose-built Beautify 4.0 that allows you to capture your very best and flawless look!”

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Min Chen Joined OPPO F1s Roadshow @ Penang

Penang, 21 August 2016 – Popular female artist Min Chen joined OPPO on its Selfie Expert F1s first sale roadshow in Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang. Min Chen’s appearance in Penang, one of the world’s most renowned top 10 Selfie Cities has attracted many fans, boosting the sales for F1s.

 

Min Chen Joined OPPO F1s Roadshow @ Sunway Carnival Penang

Since 10th August 2016, the launch of the Selfie Expert phone, OPPO F1s has accumulated more than 6,000 units less than a week time. The OPPO F1s Celebrities Squad (consists of Nora Danish, Ayda Jebat, Min Chen and JC Chee) has helped attracting many fans to pre-order the F1s, on top of the striking selling points of the phone itself.

As one of OPPO’s Selfie Icon, Min Chen attended OPPO’s Penang roadshow to meet and greet with OPPO fans, and further to act as ‘OPPO’s Shop Manager’ to introduce and demonstrated many great front camera functions and Beautify Mode 4.0 that come in useful for her daily life. Besides, Min Chen’s performance on her new song attracted the many crowds.

“I feel honoured to represent OPPO F1s as Selfie Icon in Malaysia. With F1s, I can take selfie anytime and anywhere, I can even take a clear and beautiful selfie in a low lighting situation with the help of ‘Screen Flash’ function,” said Min Chen.

She recommended OPPO F1s to those who love to take selfie because with F1s’ 16MP front-facing camera, it is not only a very powerful device to take a beautiful selfie, it is also a hassle free user experience with the ready built Beautify 4.0 that allows users to easily selects the Beautifying functions. Now selfie lovers can always ensure that their photos are looking naturally beautiful and clear.

“Min Chen has close to 1 million followers on social media platform (Instagram and Facebook). Her youthful and energetic qualities is a nice fit with our brand personalities and this is why OPPO has invited her to be on board as one of our Selfie Icon,” said Chen Lu, Brand Manager of OPPO Malaysia.

“OPPO F1s is performing very well with its pre-order so I am very confident in terms of its actual sales starting from today. I believe users feel confidence with our camera phone. Besides Kuala Lumpur, the reason why we focus on Penang for our first sales roadshow is because of Penang ranked as top 10 Selfie Cities in the world by Time Online. We would like to introduce our F1s Selfie Expert to more users who like to selfie and take photo in Penang. The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert is thoughtfully designed to ensure users to have the best perfect selfie experience ever,” Chen Lu explained.

Carrying the name of Selfie Expert with 16MP front-facing camera, OPPO F1s was being officially launched on 10th August 2016 to bring superb selfie camera experience to more selfie lovers. The camera includes other selfie-centric features and functions such as Beautify 4.0, Various Filters, Palm Shutter, Voice Shutter and more. The company’s latest selfie-centric F1s is selling at the price of RM 1,198.

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OPPO F1s Selfie Smartphone Revealed!

At a glamorous launch event in Bangsar South, OPPO revealed a new member of their Selfie Expert series – the new OPPO F1s selfie smartphone. Malaysian actress, celebrity, and OPPO Selfie Queen, Nora Danish, even stopped by to give a few selfie tips! Check it out!

 

OPPO F1s Launch Event

The Malaysian national gymnastic team kicked off the OPPO F1s launch event with an impressive dance. Then OPPO Branding Director, Nikki Chen, gave an update on OPPO’s development in Malaysia.

 

OPPO F1s Key Features Revealed

Next, OPPO Overseas Product Manager, Abby, revealed the key features of the new F1s selfie smartphone.

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Selfie Tips From Nora Danish

Malaysian darling Nora Danish then came on stage to give everyone some selfie tips using the new F1s smartphone. Check it out!

 

Price & Availability

Finally, William Fang, CEO of OPPO Malaysia, revealed its price and availability!

The OPPO F1s smartphone will be available for pre-order from the 10th until the 19th of August, with retail sales and delivery starting on the 20th of August, 2016. It will have a recommended retail price of just RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299!

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Can’t get enough of Nora Danish? Here is the commercial she did for the new F1s selfie smartphone!


And here is a short clip of her photography session after the launch event.

 

Launch Event Photos

Here are some photos we took at the OPPO F1s launch event :

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OPPO F1s Specifications

SpecificationsOPPO F1s
Model NumberOPPO A1601
Display5.5" IPS display - 720 x 1280 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4 (with 2.5D curved edge)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
System PlatformMediaTek MT6750
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860 MP2
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Selfie Camera16 MP sensor with screen flash
- 1/3.1" sensor size with f/2.0 lens
Main Camera13 MP sensor with LED flash
- 1/3 inch sensor with PDAF and f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityGSM : 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 SupportDual nano SIM slots with dual standby capability
SensorsAccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
Fingerprint SensorYes, with multi-finger support
- registers fingerprints in 0.22 s
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
Battery3,075 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 154.5 mm high x 7.38 mm thick
Weight160 g
Available ColoursGold / Rose Gold
Recommended Retail Price (at launch)RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299

 

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