Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to take a look at the Oppo F5 Review. The F5 is Oppo’s newest smartphone and it’s the first to sport the new borderless form factor it replaces the Oppo F3 and the F1s before that and is still positioned as the selfie expert smartphone. Oppo has decided to up the selfie game of the latest smartphone with AI technology. That along with great design are essentially what make up the Oppo F5. So, Let’s start-
The appearance of the Oppo F5 up front makes it confirm to 2017 design standards. Compared to its predecessors the F5 is roughly the same size just slightly taller but it manages to fit in a bigger display 6 inches instead of 5.5-inch. This new near borderless design gives it the now becoming the standard 18 by 9 aspect ratio. Like many borderless phones of 2017, it’s still not completely edge to edge there’s still space up top for the selfie camera and a small chin down below.
The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone with a pretty unconventional oval shape. On the left, there is a volume rocker. On the right-hand side of the device, you have power button and a Dual Nano SIM card and microSD card slot. On the bottom of the phone, there is a headphone jack, microphone, micro USB 2.0 port and speaker grilles.
The Oppo F5 comes less than 6 months after the launch of the Oppo F3 and we see this as a reaction to the industry moving in the direction of edge to edge form factor. The F5 shows that Oppo is ready to compete in this space. We would have loved to see them bring things like water resistance or USB-Type C to this price point. Overall, this phone is a good size it’s a lighter than we expected. That’s so much rounded or curved flatter.
The front panel home to a 6-inch display with an 18 by 9 aspect ratio, earpiece and the 20-megapixel front camera, mounted on top is Gorilla Glass. Moving to the back you’ll see the 16-megapixel rear camera, LED flash and the dedicated fingerprint scanner.
Biometrics & Security: –
While the fingerprint sensor lives on Oppo’s added Facial Recognition in hopes that this becomes your new default security system. To set it up, go into settings Fingerprint Face and Passcode and then Face, Unlock times are quick. It works even with minimal lighting and if we try and unlock it with your closed eyes, it still works. We have a feeling the fingerprint sensor might still be the more secure option also the quicker one.
The Oppo F5 has a 6-inch 18 by 9 ratio LTPS IPS display with the resolution of 1080 x 2160p which makes for a total pixel density of 402 PPI. The display is crisp, the colours are pop, viewing angles are good and it’s certainly bright enough for outdoor use.
One of the main features of the Oppo F5 is its Camera, it has a 16-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel front-camera. It’s packed with features like HDR, time-lapse, Panorama, Expert and beauty mode. There’s also a dedicated 2x optical zoom button just for convenience it does not mean optical zoom.
Performance wise, the 16-megapixel camera can produce photos that are crisp with rich yet vibrant colours and good dynamic range especially if you’re shooting outdoors. Low-light performance is decent but it still has noticeable noise.
Front Camera: –
The 20-megapixel selfie shooter, on the other hand, is equipped with offers very own AI beautification technology instead of your standard face detection. The Oppo F5 front camera can detect more than 200 points on your face to identify which parts need enhancing. Oppo then uses its database of facial features to make the necessary adjustments for more natural results. Oppo emphasizes let the databases from opposite our own R&D department and that the F5 itself doesn’t store or send out any of that information.
As for its performance, the Oppo F5 Selfie camera does a great job with its beauty enhancement features. It’s very subtle, effective and it doesn’t look like someone just overused the healing brush in Photoshop. The depth effect also performs well and works best when there’s a good distance between subject and background. The blur is still artificial but only noticeable when you zoom in on the photo.
As for video recording both the rear and front cameras can shoot mp4 videos at Full HD 30 frames per second. Quality is good as well although the main camera autofocus is a little bit jittery the front can consistently lock on the subject’s face.
Performance & Memory: –
The Oppo F5 runs on the MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23 latest mid-range processor which is faster than the F3 and equivalent to the Snapdragon 450 processor which powers as closest rival to the Vivo V7 Plus. It has a Mali-G71 GPU and the 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The Oppo 5 performs well for its mid-range category and can handle most of the tasks easily including gaming with apps like Asphalt 8 and Injustice 2.
The Oppo F5 runs on 7.1.1 Nougat with own colours OS 3.2 out of the box. Considering its launch date it’s a bit disappointing that it doesn’t ship with Android Oreo just yet. It takes a simple and clean approach to Android trading and app drawer for multiple home screen as well as keeping simple icons and stylish notification and control screens. The pre-installed app includes them Phone Manager app which is a one-stop shop for your device optimization needs. Some proprietary standard utilities the Google Suite of apps and Facebook.
My favourite feature is Night Shield that allows you to adjust the film’s colour, the temperature for more comfortable browsing. You can also invert the colours for nighttime readings. The split-screen mode has been made easier to turn it on just tap on the toggle button, hold down the multitasking button and select another app for split-screen.
Powering the Oppo F5 is a 3200 milliamp-hours a lithium-ion battery that actually gets quite a lot of mileage. In our Video-Loop test, it was able to last an impressive 14 hours and 46 minutes. On the PC Mark battery test, it lasted 13 hours and 8 minutes. As for charging 0 – 100% will take you slightly under 2 hours.
Oppo once again took Selfie technology to the next level not by simply adding more megapixels to the camera or going with a multi-camera setup. But introducing a new word and smarter feature there AI beautification technology. We liked its nice design with a large display, good performance, great cameras, a triple card slot, the Face unlock feature and an above average battery life.
We would have liked it all the more though if it was only equipped with the USB type-C port and if it started with 64 gigs of internal storage but those things are just small trade-offs considering the benefits you get from the Oppo F5.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Oppo F5||Rs 19,900|
|Oppo F5||Coming Soon||$ 305.00|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||156.5 x 76 x 7.5mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||LTPS IPS LCD, 1080 x 2160p, 18:9 ratio (402 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||16-MP, f/1.8, PDAF, LED flash|
|Front||20-MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Chip||MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23|
|CPU||Octa-Core 2.5GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Internal||64GB, 6GB RAM or 32GB, 4GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Face ID, Compass, Proximity, Accelerometer|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2 & GPS|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3200 mAh|