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Oppo F1s: Specifications Review

January 10, 2017
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The Oppo F1s is currently one of the most popular mid-range Android smartphones in Kenya.

Oppo has been on an active path to expand its share in the Kenyan smartphone market and the F1s is one of its star devices in the county.

That said, here is what the Oppo F1s has to offer.

Specifications

Camera

Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 16 MP

LED Flash: Yes

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The camera profile of the Oppo F1s is definitely the highlight of the smartphone. You get a 13 MP camera for general photography and an impressive 16 MP camera for your selfies.

From my experience using the device, the camera does perform very well. However, where it disappoints is on the White Balance where some of the images come out appearing over saturated.

Performance

Operating System: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

CPU: 1.5 GHz Octa-core

RAM: 3 GB

Internal Memory: 32 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 256 GB

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The performance profile of the Oppo F1s is another aspect of the device that makes it a darling among smartphone buyers. A Mediatek MT6755 chipset powers the F1s and this is coupled with 3 GB RAM. This setup is quite impressive and close to the standard you can expect from devices in its price range.

About the software, it’s a bit of a disappointment that the Oppo F1s comes with Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. I had expected at least Android V.6.0 (Marshmallow). However, Oppo custom UI the ColorOS, is fantastic.

Yeah, the OS is pretty much a copy of Apple iOS but hey it works flawlessly. There are no stutters or lags while using the phone and I generally loved the experience.

In addition to this, you get a fingerprint reader just below the display.

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Here are some of the stats for the nerds.

Display

Display Size: 5.5 inches

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 267 ppi

Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

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The Oppo F1s has a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The display is a 2.5D one therefore text, images and videos appear to pop up. The display is vibrant and outdoor visibility is quite good.

Design

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Dimensions: 154.5 x 76 x 7.4 mm

Weight: 160g

The Oppo F1s has a design concept that is visually to that of the iPhone 6. You get an all metal frame that gives the smartphone a premium look and feel.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Po 3075 mAh

A Li-Po 3075 mAh battery powers the Oppo F1s.

Extras

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Dual SIM

Verdict

The Oppo F1s is a fine choice if you are out shopping for a decent mid-range camera smartphone while on a budget.

Why you should buy the Oppo F1s

Impressive Camera Profile

Awesome Performance

Fantastic Design

Cons of the Oppo F1s

Runs Android 5.1

Rivals                                                                                                               

Rivals of the Oppo F1s include the Infinix Zero 4 and Tecno Phantom 6

Price in Kenya

The Oppo F1s has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 28,999 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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