OPPO had launched the F1 Plus smartphone back in April this year with a price tag of Rs 26,990. This is the second smartphone in the company's ‘F’ series, after the launch of the F1 earlier this year. As is the highlight of this series, the F1 Plus too is targeted at the selfie-loving crowd. With that focus, the smartphone boasts a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The F1 Plus is essentially a rebranded OPPO R9, which was launched in China back in March.
The OPPO F1 Plus is available in three color variants – silver, gold and rose gold. It flaunts a unibody metal body, and we must admit that the overall design does remind us a lot of Apple's iPhone 6s Plus. Speaking of similarities, the F1 Plus too has a physical home button up front, which has a fingerprint scanner embedded. OPPO says that the scanner is fast enough to unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds. But where the home button on the iPhone is circular, the one on the F1 Plus is shaped like a pill. OPPO's smartphone with dimensions of 151.8×74.3×6.6mm is also smaller and slimmer than the Apple's iPhone (158.2×77.9×7.3mm) dimensions.
OPPO F1 Plus specifications
The F1 Plus flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) AMOLED display, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. This is paired with 4GB RAM, and there is also 64GB internal storage on offer, of which approximately 53GB is usable. Users can expand the memory up to 128GB using a microSD card.
On the camera front, the F1 Plus sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. As mentioned earlier, the highlight though is the 16-megapixel selfie camera up front. The smartphone is backed by a 2,850mAh battery with support for OPPO's VOOC Flash Charge. The company claims that by charging the battery for five minutes, users can get up to two hours of talktime.
On the software front, the OPPO F1 Plus runs with Android Lollipop 5.1 OS wrapped under ColorOS 3.0 UI. In terms of connectivity, you get a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and more.
OPPO F1 Plus will face tough competition from the likes of the Vivo V3 Max and the Xiaomi Mi 5 to name a few. These smartphones are priced at Rs 23,980 and Rs 22,999 respectively.
Talking about Mi 5, the smartphone sports a 5.15-inch full HD (1080p) display. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage. It comes with 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, IR Blaster, USB Type-C port and NFC, the Xiaomi Mi 5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 7.
Coming to Vivo V3 Max, it flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot. Armed with 3,000mAh battery and Quick Charge 2.0 feature, connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based FunTouch OS 2.5.
OPPO F1 Plus and V3 Max flaunt the same metallic bodies that give the handsets a premium look and feel, while the Mi 5 comes with front and back glass design and metal frame. While the fingerprint scanner on the V3 Max is placed at the back, the Mi 5 and OPPO F1Plus have the feature embedded in their home button. While OPPO F1 Plus and Vivo V3 Max have the same 5.5-inch Full HD display, the Mi 5 comes with a slightly small display with 5.15-inch full-HD display. The F1 Plus' and Mi 5 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 while the V3 Max has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on top of its IPS display.
OPPO F1 Plus is being touted as the "Selfie Expert" it sports a capable 16-megapixel front camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens, PDAF, ISOCELL technology and f/2.0 aperture. The camera is equipped with features such as selfie panorama and Beautify 4.0. The primary camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and TrueBright Image Signal Processor (ISP) engine. On the other hand, Vivo V3 Max offers a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, HDR and PDAF. On the front side, there's an 8- megapixel front-camera for selfies. And the Mi 5 has a decent 16-megapixel rear shooter with 4K video recording capabilities, four-axis OIS technology, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash, and a 4-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.