OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert Mobile Review

OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert is launched in India with some amazing features including 16MP front camera, sleek 6.6 mm body, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage. 5.5-inch Full HD display covered in Gorilla Glass 4, fingerprint reader, and VOOC fast charging technology.

Can it show its metal in front of other popular phones? 
Lets find out together.


OPPO F1 Plus has full metal body and is amazing to touch, with sleek look, light weight it’s a winner the first time you have a look at it.

In Front it has 5.5 inch display with Gorilla Glass 4, physical home button with fingerprint reader, it also hosts 16 MP front camera, that’s huge!! 16 MP front camera will make sure you get the best selfie every time.

Bottom is very busy with micro-USB port, single speaker, mic and 3.5mm headphone jack.

On the back we have 13 MP rear camera along with LED flash and OPPO logo.
There are two bands that run across the back, near the top and bottom that give the OPPO F1 Plus a graceful look.

Left of the phone hosts volume rocker

Top of the phone has secondary mic

Right of the phone has dual-SIM tray and power button


OPPO F1 Plus has a premium design and sleek look, which can give any premium phone run for its money.
It comes with 5.5-inch Full HD display along with Gorilla Glass 4, 16 million colour AMOLED, with a pixel density of 401ppi. Phone has really good viewing angles and the bezels are just 1.66mm thick, which give curved display feel.
It hosts MediaTek MT6755 (Helio P10), clocked at 2.0GHz, 8x Cortex-A53 cores. The graphics are handled by a Mali-T860MP2 GPU.

4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card which gives you ample space to store selfies clicked by 16 MP front camera.

Talking about camera, it has a massive 16MP fixed-focus f/2.0 camera in front which according to OPPO has capability to pick 4 times more light than competitors to provide you that flawless selfie experience. Rear they have 13MP f/2.2 unit with PDAF, LED flash.
In terms of connectivity phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth V4.0, microUSB v2.0 port and an A-GPS unit.
OPPO F1 Plus has powerful  Li-Po 2850 mAh battery which is non-removable, and has Color OS 3.0 masking Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop for the software, which is custom designed and configured for great user experience.

Comparing : OPPO F1 Plus vs iPhone 6S

I read a lot of online blogs that OPPO F1 Plus looks similar to iPhone, and I must say that at the first glance it might look identical, and to some it may be difficult to differentiate between the two.

But when you touch and feel the two phones differences are evident.
To me iPhone 6s was heavier even with smaller dimension and smaller screen size.
Oppo F1 was slim and lighter, curved edges looked more smoother to me with OPPO F1 Plus (but thats a personal choice, some might like it in iPhone)
Placement of bands towards the back gave symmetrical elongated feel to the phone which looked eye catchy.

Thanks to its almost non-existent bezels (1.66mm) on the left and right side of the display, front screen looks visually merging into the metallic curves, which also added to keeping the phone dimensions to minimum and making it comfortable to operate even with 5.5 inch screen.
Overall look and feel of Color OS 3.0 is almost similar to iOS, and with 4GB RAM OPPO F1 Plus looked to be performing at par with iPhone.
3 D gameplay was good in OPPO F1, but the Overall game load time was better in iPhone

OPPO F1 Plus is slimmer than iPhone and its curves give subtle and sleek look, following image shows clear curve placement of the two phones.

Both iPhone and OPPO camera provides similar features and filters, But few options of OPPO F1 Plus just stand out completely.

OPPO F1 Plus has Expert mode which gives you freedom to have manual control on camera setting and it opens another dimension for your if you are a photo enthusiast and want that perfect click with your phone acting as a handy DSLR (I have to try this feature though)
Live picture mode of iPhone is great which can be replayed with 3D touch, but it is no fun when you transfer the same picture to another mobile or laptop, rarther I liked Gif Animation feature of OPPO which lets you make a quick Gif Animation and can be reused in another phone/laptop.

Comparing : OPPO F1 Plus vs Samsung A7

OPPO F1 Plus and Samsung A7 are competitors in this mobile price segment.
Both have 5.5 inch screen, 13 MP rear camera and overall dimensions are almost similar accept that OPPO F1 Plus is slimmer and lighter than Samsung A7.
OPPO F1 Plus has 16 MP front camera where are Samsung A7 hosts only 5 MP front camera.
OPPO has Big plus point with selfie lovers.
All Metal in OPPO F1 Plus, wherein Samsung A7 has Glass back, it more about choice, both look equally beautiful.

Both have a similar home button with fingerprint scanner
Now it comes down to geometrical shapes, OPPO F1 Plus is curvy whereas Samsung A7 has curves and lines dimension the corners which gives good grip to the phone.
Performance wise I found OPPO F1 Plus performing slightly better than Samsung A7
 Thanks to 4GB Ram and optimized software/hardware in OPPO F1 Plus

Camera comparison OPPO F1 Plus vs iPhone 6s vs Samsung A7

Let start with Comparing Selfies from all the 3 phones (same light and location)

I found selfies from OPPO F1 Plus and Samsung A7 came out really awesome.They were brighter and sharper.
Selfie clicked by OPPO F1 Plus was though bit more sharper and I liked the colour balance of OPPO F1 Plus provided, its truly a Selfie Expert.

One point to look at is OPPO and Samsung selfies covered more area,so you have ample space to click your friends and family.
Hence the times of cramped selfies is gone!!

OPPO's Beautify feature works well and you can see the difference in selfies below, enlarge them to see the difference.

OPPO F1 Plus
iPhone 6s
Samsung A7

Loved how OPPO F1 gives a number of handy settings when clicking pictures or selfies.
Settings as simple as deciding if you want
Square picture/Rectangular or Full screen when clicking
Motion control picture with Timer (wave your hand to camera to click picture/selfie)
How to click (Normal/Touch Anywhere/Voice control)

Very basic but very effective options when you are into photography!!

Following pictures are clicked in Sunlight directly falling on object

You can see that OPPO F1 Plus and Samsung managed sunlight better and pictures were sharper, but 6s picture was not that sharp, but I liked the effect of the picture though.

OPPO F1 Plus
iPhone 6S
Samsung A7

Following picture is clicked in Shade, with Low light

We can see here that OPPO F1 Plus pictures are by far better than iPhone 6S and Samsung A7.
Picture is sharper, Brighter and had nice Colour depth

OPPO F1 Plus
iPhone 6S
Samsung A7

Final Verdict

Priced at Rs. 26,990, OPPO F1 Plus is an interesting device, which brings a large amount of features to the table.
Starting from being slim lightweight and easy to hold/navigate. 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, VOOC fast charge, and fingerprint reader provide it all the positives you would be looking at when buying your phone.
With the best possible 16 MP selfie camera in market F1 Plus can give even high end phones a run for their money. 
iPhone resemblance might be good or bad for certain users, but feature spectrum, touch and feel are completely different.

Overall a Great Phone packaged with Amazing Features at a Decent Price point!!

Till next time....Keep it STYLISH By Nature !!
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