Oppo launched its latest smartphone Oppo F5 Has done something similar with The design of this phone has also come to dominate the features of the company's F series with special front camera.
Perhaps there is nothing shocking, because this change is clearly visible. Most people at first glance will be attracted by the phone due to this feature. Whether you like any feature of this phone. But we will test it on every scale.
Oppo F5 design
Companies that have started giving large displays with 18: 9 aspect ratios, they miss out on making completely borderless phones. Oppo F5 is also one of them. There is no equivalent material on the edges. But the remaining material is clearly visible due to the review unit being white colored. The top and bottom of the display is still reminiscent of older phones. Especially the front camera part which is next to the earpiece.
We do not like this strategy of companies that already provide plastic screen protectors with phones. This is good for customers, as they are discharged from buying screen protectors that fit. But according to us it spoils the look of the phone. The “borderless” effect is lost somewhere due to the extra line of plastic. Something similar happens with the Oppo F5.
The rear is gold in color, with matte metallic texture. Sometimes it looks pink, which depends on the light. The bright chrome ring is on the edge of the phone, where the metal back and white front panel meet. The phone also has an iPhone 7-style antenna line. Generally, this phone is quite good in appearance, but according to us, this phone will look better in black color.
On the right side you will find a dual SIM tray with power button. At the same time, the volume buttons are available on the left side. Mike is nothing but pinhole at the top. At the same time, the lower part is full. There will be 3.5mm audio socket, micro-USB port, mic and speaker grill. The fingerprint sensor available on the back is easy to reach. Sadly, the rear camera is bulging and its metal edges are slightly rough.
The 7.5 mm thick Oppo F5 feels slim and weighs 152 grams too much. Due to the texture of the rear part, there is no problem in holding the phone in your hands. Due to the screen size, you will not be able to reach every corner of the display with your thumb. The screen of the phone is very large. But the experience is good to use.
Oppo F5 specifications and software
The distance from one edge to the other in the screen is 6 inches. But there is no doubt that it is very compact compared to the phablet of the old days. Its resolution is 1080×2160 pixels. This is due to the full-HD resolution fitting into the 18: 9 aspect ratio.
The phone uses the MediaTek MT 6763T processor, which was recently launched. The highest clock speed of the processor is 2.3 GHz. The Mali G71 MP2 GPU is integrated for graphics. Once in Oppo F5, users will be able to use 4G network from just one SIM. Apart from this, if you change the position of the SIM, then the phone reboots repeatedly, which is annoying.
Oppo F5 has just been launched with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. The company has said that 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants will also be launched in December. It is worth noting that the variant with 6 GB RAM will be available in black and red color.
Other specifications include a 3200 mAh battery, 16 megapixel rear camera, 20 megapixel front camera and separate microSD card slot. For connectivity, there is dual band Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. We were disappointed to see the micro-USB port. Apart from this, the phone does not support fast charging.
The custom skin of Oppo is known as ColorOS. This phone runs on 3.2 version which is based on Android 7.1. If seen, it is one of the most elaborate custom user interfaces and very polished. Many things seem inspired by iOS. All app icons are part of the home screen. Photos, music, video, browser, clock and other apps are available in custom avatar. You'll find pre-installed Facebook, WPS Office and Amazon Shopping and Prime Video apps. By the way, the phone is Flipkart exclusive.
The Settings app is quite different from stock Android. In such a situation, you will have to do some investigation before taking any action. You will also get a glimpse of the exclusive feature of many ColorOs. One of them is clone apps. With the help of this feature, you will be able to use many apps with two IDs.
Oppo has also provided face recognition security feature in this phone. We were very excited at first, as this feature has been the subject of discussion since the iPhone X. During the review, we found that the registration process failed several times. Even after being set up there was a slight delay in unlocking the phone. If seen in common use, the fingerprint saffron is faster and natural.
Oppo F5 performance
It takes some time to get accustomed to its big screen. Sometimes apps also did not scale fully. For example, YouTube videos in landscape mode looked like they were being played in a black box.
Apart from this, the display is very good. It is crisp and bright. Colors is Panchi and the viewing angle is excellent. Whether writing anything or watching a video, our experience was fantastic. We lost in it. We believe that this experience will be even more spectacular in the Black variant. The main drawback is the previously provided screen protector. This leaves scratches on it and leaves fingerprints easily.
Built in speaker is powerful. A clear and complete sound is played while playing games and watching videos. The accompanying headset is also fine. But the bass is completely missing. After a few minutes it starts to feel a bit strange.
The 16-megapixel rear camera takes good pictures at night with daylight. There is no shortage of detail. The colors are in the right amount and the camera also focuses fast. Even at night, if you get some light, then the photos are good. Videos are also very sharp recorded and smooth under different circumstances.
Oppo F5 has a 20-megapixel front camera. The company has stated that there is an AI powered beautification mode in it. Selfies have nice faces but the same cannot be said about the objects in the background. You will be able to capture good pictures for social media. According to us, this is also the main reason for taking selfie cameras. Despite being a selfie-centric phone, the flashiness of Flash seems shocking. But screen flash works to some extent. The AI powered beautification mode will identify facial features. And Oppo has stated that he has trained Algorithm on different types of people. So that different beautification techniques are used for different subjects. According to us, there was no significant difference in pictures taken at different levels. Perhaps this technique does not bring any major change, which is its important feature. Hopefully its AI feature will get better over time.
Battery life also does not disappoint. We could use the phone for about one and a half days. During this time he also played a little game and did web browsing. Sadly, the phone does not have quick charge support. In our HD video loop test, the battery lasted 11 hours and 24 minutes. Looking at the screen, it would be considered good. The disappointment is the lack of quick charge support. It took about 1 hour to charge the battery from 10 percent to 65 percent, which is fine.
Oppo has launched a winner phone in the form of F5. The screen is large and immersive as well. The look is tempting. Battery life is excellent. Performance is also good for most tasks. Deficiency is facial recognition which seems more pretentious. Apart from this, the storage of Oppo F5 is also less compared to other phones in this price range. It should have 64 GB of storage. Oppo will bring its 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants, but the price will be Rs 5,000 more.