OPPO F1s Promises Best Possible Selfies [Unboxing and First Impressions]

3 weeks ago, OPPO launched the successor to its F1 Selfie Expert. The new arrival is called the F1s and it also carries on the title of the Selfie Expert from its predecessor.

The F1s is more camera focused than ever and it raises the bar for its competitors by introducing a 16MP front facing camera.

Unboxing

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Onto the unboxing. You get a sliding cardboard cover and on removing it you have a nice textured box.

On the front side of the box you have the renders of the phone and on the back there are some pretty basic specs of the phone listed.

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Open up the box and you will see the phone neatly wrapped in the plastic covering. Lifting the tray underneath the phone, you will first find a box containing the SIM ejection tool, some paperwork and a clear plastic case.

Putting it aside, you have the wall adapter, USB cable for syncing/charging and the earphones sitting inside the box. Overall, the packaging of the accessories and phone itself was neat.

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First Impressions

Taking off the plastic wrapping on the phone, you will first notice how premium the phone feels thanks to the metal frame and the body of the phone.

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It is extremely well-built and there are no gaps or flex in the metal chassis of the phone. Most budget phones at this price point compromise on the build quality but it’s good to see that’s not the case here.

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Up front you have the 2.5D, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 5.5- inch HD screen. 720p resolution on a large screen phone is a no-no these days but viewing experience from normal distance was satisfactory.

Up top there’s the 16MP front facing camera, the white notification LED, ear piece and your standard sensors. At the bottom of the screen you also have the keys for the back and recent apps and a home button which also works as a fingerprint scanner.

On the right side you have the power button and on the left side of the phone you have the volume rocker. The side also houses the removable dual-SIM port and the dedicated microSD card slot. At the bottom you have the holes for the mic, the loud speaker, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an inverted micro-USB charging port.

At the back you have the 13MP rear facing camera along with the LED flash. Other than that the back is pretty much clean except for the OPPO branding and some regulatory markings.

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Final Thoughts

I would sum up the initial impressions of this device by saying that the build quality of the phone is on par with some high-end phones and the specifications it offers makes for a smooth experience. The camera is, as expected, excellent. And although I haven’t stress tested the battery, so far it is providing a day and a half on light to moderate usage.

One thing we can safely say is that OPPO F1s is best camera phone in the price range. It can surely capture amazing selfies, ones that you would love to keep for life. And best of all is the price point with-in which the OPPO F1s is available.

As mentioned above, are going to hard test the phone for few more days before we give you our detailed judgment.

Keep watching this space and don’t miss our detailed review of OPPO F1s in coming few days.

Till then, following are the specifications of the phone. Let me know if you have any questions related to the device and I will try to answer them here or mention them in the full review.

Specifications:

  • Android Lollipop 5.1 (Color OS v3.0)
  • 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 IPS HD screen, 297 ppi
  • Mediatek MT6750 Octa-core 2.5GHz Cortex A-53
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card upto 128GB
  • 13MP primary camera, f/2.2, LED flash, 1080p recording
  • 16MP secondary camera, f/2.0, 1080p recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0
  • Dimensions: 154.5 x 76 x 7.4 mm (6.08 x 2.99 x 0.29 in), 160g weight
  • Battery: 3072mAh
  • Price: Rs. 29,999/-
  • Colors: Gold & Rose Gold


  • Ali Tahir

    Entry level Mediatek Processor, HD Screen with a price tag of 30K is too damn steep.

    • usama

      It think it is OK look at camera specs.

      • Ali Tahir

        Camera on paper seems nice. But it’s actual performance is sub par according to Gsmarena.. This phone might be suitable to selfie addicts as the name itself suggests but lacks in the hardware department to be honest.

    • Bilal

      While I do agree with you that at this price point they are giving just a HD screen, but performance wise there haven’t been any kind of slow downs as of now. Of course, you’ll get to know more in the full review but so far it’s performing well above my expectations.
      And I will also argue why the price is somewhat justified as compared to the rest of the competition in the review.

      • Ali Tahir

        I will definitely wait for a more indepth review. If possible do compare it with Lenovo Zuk Z1 and Honor 5X which are also similarly priced.

    • Usman

      It’s selling for 27k negotiate a bit and u can get for 26k.

  • HarrySidd

    25000 rupees would be perfect price for this handset as competiton in the phone market is very tuff n tight ( between 22k – 30k price range )

    • Usman

      Kuch dino main hi ho jy gi itni price….

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      Its already available in 27000 in market since launch. I bought in Faisalabad. Invoice price hamesha 2-3 hazar ziada hoti hai.

      • Adnan Jalwana

        So Mr. Zafar Abbas, how did you find the phone overall…. How is its speed, is it lagging in multitasking etc. etc..

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          Actualy I bought it for some one else who is not a heavy user. I tasted that phone few hours and it had no issue to offer. Camera and FP scanner is awesome and obviously the build quality. Very light weight

    • Sleepless

      What other good options are available in this price range? brand new?

      • Jibran

        You can check P9 lite.

  • Taha Najam

    I dunno what is it about Oppo, but their phones just look cheap and disposable. Even their aluminum gives off a translucent plasticky feel.

    • Bilal

      That may only be in looks. But believe me, holding it in person is totally different. It’s solid and feels like it could survive a minor fall or two.

      • Taha Najam

        That doesn’t say much. The Nokia 3310 was a full plastic body, yet it was practically indestructible.

  • Mohammad Salman

    Lenovo Vibe K5 note is better than this, oppo isn’t good in OS updates.