OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

     I'm not good at taking selfies and I know I'm not the only one. But this dilemma is now a thing of the past when OPPO Philippines launched last August a smart phone that is dubbed as the 'selfie expert.' The selfie and non-selfie addicts now have reasons to take the selfie game in a higher notch with OPPO F1s

     I've tested the phone for a month and based on my experience, this smart phone is true to what it claims- you'll be a selfie expert in no time! No other gimmicks needed, just selfie phone that's created to take a perfect selfie shots. Sharing with you the unboxing, first impressions, and review of OPPO F1s A1610 in Rose Gold below :)

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review


      OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that delivers the latest and most exquisite mobile electronic devices in over 20 countries. OPPO Philippines recently launched the selfie smart phone and oh boy it was sold out three days after the launch! I received this OPPO F1s unit for a review last October. It is packaged in a simple white box. The box is handy and the design outside shows you how the unit looks like. 

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

Unboxing
   
     Are you a self-confessed selfie addict and you want to take selfie shots using a phone that is made to take decent shots even in a not-so-good lighting? Are you one of those who veered away from taking selfies because you're not used to it and don't know how to properly take good shots? Then all you need is one phone- OPPO F1s! What's inside the box?

1. OPPO F1s A1610 Unit (for this review, the color is rose gold)
2. Charger
3. USB Data Cable
4. Earphone
5. SIM Ejector
6. Safety and Quick Guide
7. Protective Case

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

Phone Specifications

1. Display- 5.5-inch HD IPS display
2. Weight- 160 g
3. Resolution- 154.5 x 76 x 7.38mm
4. OS- Android Version 5.1 Lollipop ColorOS 3.0
6. Memory- 3GB RAM (32GB Internal Storage)
7. Processor- 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core CPU
8. GPU- Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
9. Connectivity- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/GSM/HSPA/4GLTE
10. Camera- Front 16 Mega-Pixel f/2.0 aperture, Rear 13 Mega Pixel f/2.2 aperture, Beauttify 4.0
11. Fingerprint Scanner
12. Battery- 3,075mAh battery (non-removable)
11. Colors- Gold and Rose Gold plus a limited edition color Space Grey
13. Price- Php 12,990

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

First Impressions

     Upon opening the box, a simple white slim unit greeted me. I inspected the phone up close and I'm surprised that it's not that plain and simple. After flipping the phone, I saw that the back cover is a pretty rose gold in color with the logo of OPPO placed in the middle.

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

     It's a slim 5.5 inch phone that has edges curve and a silver lining at the back cover. I also find the back part plain but the rose gold color screams elegance which will wow most of the female consumers because it's made of metal and the color makes it more elegant.

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

Front and Back

     Facing in front, is a 16 MP camera. It is situated on the top left of the screen. The oval-like shape you see in the right part is the f/2.0 aperture that helps in taking decent selfie shots even in dim lighted areas.

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
      The capacitive buttons are situated below, it lights when pressed so no need to worry if you're in a place where good lighting condition is not available. The middle button is the fingerprint sensor/ home key. Dubbed as the 0.22s touch access because it responds fast and can be customized to five finger-print commands.

      The ports for charging and transferring files can be seen under the fingerprint sensor. It uses a microUSB cable, 3.5mm port is located in the left side and there are holes that I though speakers but it's just there for the design so don't be fooled that you'll hear a sound there. Hahaha!

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

     The rear camera is situated at the upper left corner of the unit. It's a 13MP camera with a single LED flash for taking photos at night or in low light situations. You can also see the chrome lines or strips at the back that gives an accent to the color of the phone. 

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

     You'll see the power and lock button at the right side of the phone. The SIM tray is situated above. The volume rocker is located at the left side. It has separate buttons though for increasing and decreasing the volume. Look at how slim OPPO F1s when facing sideward :)

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

     It has s SIM Tray where you can place 2 nano sim cards. Another slot is for the MicroSD card. A sim card ejector tool is needed to open the tray so it's important that you keep it properly in order for you to easily open the tray.

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Sim Card Ejector and Sim Card Tray 

     
Since this is a selfie phone, the main objective of the camera is to take beautiful selfie shots in auto or beautification mode. I have tested the camera of OPPO F1s using the rear camera first on different objects. For this part of my review, I'll be sharing the things what I like about OPPO F1s and why I can say this is truly made for selfie enthusiasts and addicts!

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Default theme

1. User Interface or UI

     The default user interface is simple. If you're a first time user of a touch screen smart phone it will be very easy for you to navigate the home screen. Hooray for flat icons and limited number of apps. It's not pre-loaded with unnecessary which I like. The OS for this is Android 5.1 with the ColorOs 3.0 and has a 32 GB internal storage. Look at the default UI, it's not crowded making it faster and more responsive.

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

2. Themes

     I super love the selection of OPPO F1s themes. I'm overwhelmed with the designs because they're sooo cute. So if you're into colorful and catchy themes, you'll find yourself browsing themes in the store every now and then. 

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

     Look ma, I have this... "moon crystal power, makeup!" Sailor Moon theme! Gah, so pretty! I know, I know I'm too old for this but it makes me happy :)

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

3. Camera

     Who doesn't want to look good in pictures even in your most haggard and stressful look right? All you need now is a good selfie camera to have that I woke up like this look. Blur the pores, erase the eyebags, brighten your complexion, and look photogenic in photos. Who will say that you only have two or three hours of sleep with the Beautify 4.0? No one will really know!

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review

Sample Shots and Review

     Here are the photos taken using REAR CAMERA under natural and low light conditions.

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
 Low light

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Natural light

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Low light

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Natural light

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
low light

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
natural light

Here are the photos taken using FRONT CAMERA in default and beautify 4.0

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Default setting of front camera, full makeup

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Default setting of front camera, natural/everyday makeup

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Default setting of front camera, natural/everyday makeup

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Beautify 4.0 Level 4

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Beautify 4.0 Level 4

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Beautify 4.0 Level 4

OPPO F1s A1610 Unboxing, First Impressions, and Review
Beautify 4.0 Level 4- I only have 4  hours of sleep here :)

What I like:

  • The packaging- neat and simple. 
  • The price- I think this is an affordable smart phone because of the 16 MP camera with a stylish and elegant design perfect for selfie aficionados.
  • There are three oh so beautiful colors to choose from- gold, rose gold, and the limited edition space grey. 
  • Even though it's a 5.5-inch phone, it's not heavy and the slim bezel is okay for one hand operation.
  • The front camera is great! I can still take clear photos in low light conditions. If you have a good lighting, expect to see a clearer photo without using the beautification filter.
  • The Beautify 4.0 feature is what you need if you want to make those stressed and haggard look disappear in photos. It has 10 levels, yes it's 10! I'm happy with level 3 and 4 so what more with level 5 and up? 
  • It has a decent performance. It's easy to use, loading is fast, I have no problems with uploading photos and multi-tasking in my social media accounts. 
  • Battery is also good since it's a 3,075 mAh. On standby mode, it lasted 4 days. With WiFi On,  the battery lasted roughly around 7-8 hours before charging.

What I don't like:

  • The display is HD only. 
  • If you're into photo editing and other camera-related features, you may find this phone limited to selfie feature only.

Will I repurchase/recommend? Yes! I have lots friends who are selfie addicts and this phone is perfect for them!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.5/5 recommendation. The price of this phone is competitive and loaded with features that you'll not be ashamed of. The front camera is great in taking selfie shots in low light condition and it doesn't lag during operation. It responds fast. You have two sim card slots and a microSM slot too. Battery life is good and the memory doesn't hurt for a 3GB.

     OPPO F1s is what you need to level up your selfie game! I will highly recommend this to selfie addicts and you'll be a selfie expert in no time :)

Let me know your thoughts, share your OPPO F1s experience below ")

For more information about OPPO  Philippines, visit their website:
http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html
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DISCLAIMER: OPPO Philippines thru M2Comms sent this unit for a reviewThe thoughts expressed are my honest opinion about the product and real user experience. We may have different standards in describing our experience/s. Kindly leave a comment below to share you thoughts. 

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