Feast your eyes. OPPO’s F1 Plus has arrived in all its wafer-thin magnificence hoping to take your selfie game to the next level. In terms of raw on-paper specifications, it does have a pretty good shot at it too.
Also known in some markets as the OPPO R9, the F1 Plus is a significant bump up in terms of specifications and build compared to the F1. The phone it succeeds has a plasticky finish that felt good at first but loses its charm after some time.
On the other hand, the F1 Plus is a completely different beast. Firstly, it’s got a gorgeous metal unibody that feels awesome with its rounded edges. It’s also got a larger and more crisp 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display which is a treat if you’re coming from the old F1’s 5-inch 720p panel.
Inside, it’s also got a little more horsepower in the form of a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor mated to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. It also has a 2,850 mAh battery (with VOOC flash charge support) and comes running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with colorOS 3.0 running on top. To beef up security, the OPPO F1 Plus features a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that also doubles as a physical home button.
The handset’s party piece, though, is its selfie camera. On the front, it’s got a massive 16-megapixel f/2.0 snapper which gives it its “Selfie Expert” title. That’s nearly double the megapixel count on most of the smartphone selfie cameras currently in the market. At the back, it gets a modest 13MP snapper with PDAF and an f/2.2 aperture lens.
The true “Selfie Expert”?
Despite the original title belonging to the F1, the smartphone didn’t really live up to its name. It’s 8-megapixel camera was decent, but it was nowhere near good enough to be called an “expert”.
We all know that megapixel count isn’t the only think that makes a camera good, so while 16MP looks good on paper, it may not automatically translate into fantastic image quality. Whether this smartphone is fit to bear the “Selfie Expert” title will require a lot of testing and a whole lot of selfies.
If you are interested in this sexy device from OPPO, the F1 Plus will be priced at RM1,898 and be available in all authorised OPPO retailers starting the 11th of April. You can secure your very own OPPO F1 Plus now, though, as OPPO have put the device up on both their online store and 11street. However, the smartphones will only begin shipping on the 11th of April.