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    ED Review – The OPPO F1 Selfie Expert – Uncensored


    February 9, 2016

    Hello world, I’m the blabber-mouth from ED who was graced with the opportunity to review the brand new – OPPO F1 Selfie Expert!

    After being so graciously invited for its exclusive launch in Bombay, we were handed over the smartphone for a thorough, honest review. Post using the phone for a good four-day trial period during which, mind you, I pushed the phone to (what was in accordance with my understanding) its limits, I got a solid peak into the world of the OPPOs.

    So without further ado, let’s begin.


    Once Slender-Man is unboxed, the set of ingredients that come along with it are as mentioned below:

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    Much like a belly full of meal, the OPPO F1 comes with an entire kit, even a phone cover (which made me cringe – rubbery plastic like Flubber) but it ticked all the right boxes, like I said – a belly full of warm meals.


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    Display: 5.0 inches (I guess that’s apt enough)

    Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53

    Front Camera: 8 Megapixels (Not only your black-heads but your pores as well, on display)

    Screen & Resolution:  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, running on 720×1280 pixels (Eyes already turning to mush)

    RAM: 3GB

    OS: Android OS, 5.1 (Lollipop)


    Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 128GB via an SD Card.

    Rear Camera: 13MP – the emphasis was laid more on the selfie (front) camera but the picture quality is pretty neat with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and video recording at [email protected]

    Price: Rs. 16,990/- only (All at the risk of NOT burning a hole in your pocket)

    Besides these main features, it goes without saying that it’s a heavy-duty phone (in a good way) containing other paraphernalia such as an SD Card slot, 4G LTE compatibility, so on and so forth. Some things just don’t need to be highlighted.


    I wouldn’t make this point text heavy as I’ve explained this feature in the video I made AND edited myself below, as a total amateur *Self-Five*

    Now that the major part is covered, let’s jump into a little comparison. Eh, mate?


    What’s life without a little tussle? And tussle we shall! Basically, I had two very sleek phones in my hand and what better option than to pit them against each other? So here’s what I found –

    1. Camera Speed 5/5 3/5
    2. Display 4.5/5 3/5
    3. Selfies 3.5/5 4.5/5
    4. Value for Money Overpriced Affordable with a sigh of relief.
    5. Look Slender, glassy-glossy effect. Metalic gold with a hint of panache.



    Well, it might not be the best smartphone in the world but it’s well equipped with a –

    • Better user-interface,
    • Faster processor,
    • Latest OS that’s upgradable along the way and
    • A battery life which I found far sturdier than the ‘elite’ phablets I’ve used.

    MEHS –

    • One major downside that I found were the earphones. Now you would expect in-ear, noise cancelling swaggy ones, but much to our dismay, the earphones were perhaps imported from 1947, i.e, they’re run of the mill, basic ones; so you might as well stick on to your Skullcandys.
    • The other was the Screen. In an era of the AMOLED, you would expect a move-on from the dull LCD, which mind-you, bogged me down no ends
    • The brightness level was anything but bright during the vanilla usage of the phone but suddenly went on hyper-drive while playing a game.


    If you’re an On-The-Go person who doesn’t like to be weighed down by an over-bearing phone, let alone other gadgetry or a High-Profile socialite who needs perfection in every image,  then I suggest that the OPPO F1 grants you the entire package, ranging from beautifying your face to playing games that give you the hibee-jibees.

    In short, I’ll give it a – 3.5/5 for overall – a little short-of-flawless – performance.

    However, we now move towards the last leg of our review – the Battle of the Selfies – Which selfie took the baton (OPPO) and which so solemnly lost (Galaxy S6 Edge).

    Let’s have a look –


    P.S.: Please take my review seriously. I’m a smart person.

    Views presented in the article are those of the author and not of ED.

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