First Look: OPPO F5

OPPO has just launched its latest phone model that does not only offer superb viewing, but also exceptional camera experience. At first, I thought the OPPO F5 is just another new phone that has a large 18:9 screen ratio made popular by the Samsung Galaxy S8. Actually, that’s just one of the new features of the F5, but there’s more to talk about than the screen of this phone. Anyway, here are my first impressions of the OPPO F5.

WIDE FULL SCREEN

I don’t have the official specs of the OPPO F5 yet, but we were told that its screen is Full HD+ IPS display with a screen ratio of 18:9. Display quality is good, but I found an issue. It seems there is no way to enlarge the videos to maximize the large screen display. YouTube is not supporting it (as of press time) as well as the native video player app of the F5. I’m quite disappointed by this, and I hope OPPO will release an update to fully utilize its full screen mode.

CAMERA

This is the part where I am excited about. Both the main and front cameras produced impressive results inside the venue with slightly dim lights. Here are some sample photos:

Here are sample shots using the 20 Megapixel front camera:

I am really amazed by the results of the front camera. Images turned out to be more natural, and not the usual oversaturated or underexposed. I think it has something to do with the  A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology feature which is supposed to capture your natural look.

VIVO V7+ OPPO F5 COMPARISON

Since I am reviewing the Vivo V7+, I took photos of it with the F5 to compare their looks.

OPPO F5 SPECS (UNOFFICIAL)

OS:Colors OS 3.2, based on Android 7.1 Nougat
Processor:MTK MT6763T 2.5GHz Octa-Core Processor (Helio P23)
Display: 2160 x 1080 6" Full HD + IPS Display
Wireless Connections:LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a/b/g/n, A-GPS, GLONASS
Memory:64 GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD card up to 256 GB, 4GB RAM
Connectors:Micro USB, OTG Support, VOOC Flash Charging
Cameras:16 Megapixels (Main Camera), 20 Megapixels (Front)
SIM Card Slots:2x Nano SIM Cards required
Battery:4,000 mAh (non-removable)
SRP:P15,990

The OPPO F5 Price is P15,990 and will be available soon. Pre-order the OPPO F5 starting tonight via Lazada.com.ph and you can get an Olight bluetooth speaker worth 2990. SMART Postpaid will be offering the F5 at Plan 599 starting this November.

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