The Oppo F1 is a budget handset for the truly selfie-obsessed.
When does the Oppo F1 come out? It’s already out and you can get it online.
What’s new about the Oppo F1? It's all about the selfie, with an 8MP front-facing camera.
How much does the Oppo F1 cost? RRP is $299, but you'll find it cheaper if you shop around.
What is the Oppo F1?
It's a low-cost mid-range smartphone that puts an emphasis on style and the selfie camera. It has a metal alloy body, which feels a lot more premium than you'd expect for a couple of hundred dollars.
Oppo is a Chinese company that for a while was best known for its well-regarded, top-of-the-line Blu-ray players. Since bringing its smartphone range to Australia, it has concentrated mostly on mid-tier smartphones.
The F1 is a perfect example of that. It's a mid-range phone, in a stylish body, but at a highly competitive price point.
Is the Oppo F1 a powerful phone?
The Oppo F1 is about average for a phone at this level. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core, with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 4G LTE and an Adreno 405 GPU. You can even find a dual-SIM version if that floats your boat.
The 5-inch display is HD but 720p, so it has a resolution of 1280 x 720. It's covered by Gorilla Glass 4, so it's a little sturdier than most.
How do I charge the Oppo F1?
You use a standard micro-USB port for charging and connectivity. The battery is a fairly small 2500mAh, so don't anticipate days and days of use.
Does the Oppo F1 have a good camera?
The Oppo F1 has quite a good camera for the price. Oppo thinks the F1 is all about your face and put the emphasis on the front-facing 8MP selfie camera. Oppo even drops in special beautifying software that we all like to pretend we don't need.
But the rear camera is a healthy 13-megapixel f/2.2, and you can record video in 1080p (which you can't watch on the display). In terms of storage for all those snaps and flicks, there's only 16GB onboard, but you can increase that to 128GB via microSD.
Is the Oppo F1 water resistant?
No, it is not, so watch out in the bathtub.
When will the Oppo F1 be available in Australia?
You can grab the Oppo F1 right now.
How much does the Oppo F1 cost?
The RRP is $299, but bargains abound if you look around online.
Oppo F1: Review
We've reviewed the Oppo F1, finding it a solid iPhone clone at a fraction of the price:
"Oppo's F1 is an impressive piece of tech for iPhone expats and mid-range shoppers."
Oppo F1 Specifications
- Product Name
- Oppo F1
- Display Size
- 5 inches
- Snapdragon 616 Octa-Core
- Operating System
- ColorOS on Android
- Rear camera
- 143.5 x 71 x 7.25 mm
Latest mobile news
With Optus announcing the closure of Virgin Mobile, what are your best alternative options? Read more…
Optus has confirmed that the Virgin Mobile brand will be shuttered over the next two years, but what does that mean if you're already a customer? Read more…
Telstra is currently investigating nationwide 3G and 4G outages across the country after several reports of service issues flooded in this morning. Read more…
When mobile networks go down, what compensation can you expect? Read more…
Save even more on your Optus NBN plan if you already have an Optus mobile account. Read more…
It's not quite 5G, but Vodafone is making its first steps towards a faster network with the launch of trial sites for faster 4G connectivity. Read more…