OPPO is certainly on a roll, thanks primarily to the R9 and F1 series of relatively affordable “selfie experts”, which have posted impressive sales numbers lately both in the company’s homeland of China, and internationally.
It’s thus no surprise the F1s basically squeezes between the F1 and F1 Plus on the mobile food chain while looking nearly identical to the latter. No design revolution needed here, with the premium aluminum build retained, and thickness and weight bumped up from 6.6mm and 145 grams respectively to 7.4 and 160.
There’s a good reason the OPPO F1s is chunkier than the F1 Plus, of course, seeing as how the battery also grows in size, to a hearty 3,075 mAh. Combined with a frugal 720p 5.5-inch screen, as well as a MediaTek MT6750 processor replacing the MT6755 Helio P10, the newbie should probably knock your socks off in terms of autonomy.
But undoubtedly, the performance of the 16MP front-facing camera is the key selling point… again, as its 1/3.1-inch sensor and large f/2.0 aperture are said to provide high dynamic range and minimal noise.
The 13MP “main” snapper is no pushover either, featuring Beautify 4.0 enhancements just like its technically superior “partner”, with a “lightning-fast” fingerprint reader, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, and ColorOS 3.0-skinned Android 5.1 software (wait, what?) wrapping up an overall remarkable spec sheet… for a recommended price of $275.