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OPPO F1 Plus hands-on, first impressions




OPPO has just launched in the country the OPPO F1 Plus, the twin of the OPPO R9 Plus that was launched in China. It’s a sleek 5.5-inch smartphone with a 16 megapixel front camera, MediaTek octa-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. Find out our initial thoughts about it below.

We now have two smartphones from OPPO tagged as the Selfie Expert – the OPPO F1 and OPPO F1 Plus, the latter is the bigger and more powerful sibling. Despite the name, the F1 Plus is not identical to the F1 which is evident, not only in it’s size, but in the design and specs as well.

Sitting up front is the 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution or 401ppi. Unlike the F1 with IPS LCD, the F1 Plus sports AMOLED but with the same Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Placed above it are the speakers, sensors, and the highlight of its show – the 16 megapixel front camera with a 1/3.1-inch sensor.

Down below are the capacitive navigation keys and the physical home button that also doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

On the left side are the volume keys, while on the right are the power / lock button and the dual-SIM tray. Do note that the SIM 2 also works as a microSD card slot so you can either have dual-SIM or single-SIM plus microSD depending on your needs.

Down at the bottom we have the microUSB port, microphone, loudspeaker, and the headset jack, while up top is the secondary microphone.

Flip it on its back and you’ll find the 13 megapixel PDAF camera, LED flash, a pair of antenna bands, and the OPPO branding.

Although the design is reminiscent of the iPhone 6/6s, the OPPO F1 Plus looks sleek and feels premium on the hands thanks to its metal unibody chassis with chamfered edges. It’s also thinner than the F1 at 6.6mm (vs 7.3mm). Add to that the curved glass on the front which blends well with the rest of the curved frame, makes the F1 Plus enjoyable to hold.

As for the rest of the specs, the OPPO F1 Plus is powered by a MediaTek MT6755 octa-core CPU and 4GB RAM. Storage starts at 64GB. Running the software department is ColorOS 3.0 which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The battery is not that impressive at 2,850mAh but it supports OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge.

OPPO F1 Plus specifications:
5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 401ppi
2.0GHz MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 octa-core CPU
Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB of internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
13MP PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
16MP f/2.0 wide-angle front camera
Dual-SIM (SIM 2 hybrid)
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, A-GPS
Fingerprint scanner
ColorOS 3.0 (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
2,850mAh battery w/ VOOC Flash Charge
151.8 x 74.3 x 6.6mm
145g

The OPPO F1 Plus is priced at Php21,990 and will be available starting April 30.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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14 Responses

  1. Ferdi says:

    Lol p10 na 22k… Gtfo

  2. Carlo Trinidad says:

    Specs wise, xiaomi’s redmi note 3 pro @ 11-12k is much better than this overpriced iphone wannabe. Snapdragon 650 wins over helios p10. And both are metal bodied as well

  3. _montz says:

    it’s a big N-O, 21K for that battery ? maski pa Low voLtage na amoLed ginamit, di sapat yang battery na yan ..

  4. Pha says:

    Expensive ????

  5. dani says:

    ha, P21,990???? in india, this was launched for just INR26,990 converted to P18,780. How come its expensive here in the Philippines? rich ang pinoy? lol

  6. dani says:

    same unit, same specs but way overpriced in the Phils by abt P3000 compared to India. What gives Oppo???

  7. Easy E says:

    Expensive!!!

  8. go for r7 plus instead. 4000 mah battery.

  9. dani says:

    this was priced at INR26,990 or abt 18,800 in Phil. pesos at the recent launch in india. the same model, same specs but priced at P21990 here in d Philippines, overpriced at around P3000. What gives Oppo???

  10. kaizan says:

    cmon oppo, f u were able to launch this f1plus in india for P18,800, y cant u do d same here in d Phils. id say P19k would be fair enuf..

  11. Jherique says:

    S7 n lang noh!

  12. RED says:

    OPPO PHILIPPINES, PLEASE STUDY YOUR PRICE, MEDIATEK PA RIN YAN , HA,HA

  13. Marco says:

    Issue for overpricing to be expected as 18k. Sorry to tell you that i has a tax due to importation. Mag myphone nalang kayo :)

  14. jon says:

    The Oppo F1 Plus is worth buying, especially with such specs that are really great. If you are looking to purchase a good phone, I suggest you go for this one. I suggest you look at argomall.com because they have this and many other models in stock. They also provide free and fast delivery. Here is a link for anyone who is interested:

    https://www.argomall.com/oppo-f1-plus-gold.html

    They have it in different colours too.

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