OPPO F5 review: Great selfies come at a premium

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OPPO F5 continues the company's 'Selfie Expert' pitch with AI monuments to enhance your self. It also retains the latest trend of long display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio, which is a trend that has become mainstream in 2017, even for the budget smartphone.



The OPPO F5 does not pack into top-of-the-line specifications for that price, but it aims to impress customers with their power to wrap them in their chassis.

The design:

From the far side, the OPPO F5 metal Unibody from the back looks like a smartphone, but in fact, when it is seen nearby it is plastic. It has a light weight, and, with only 7.5 mm thickness at 152 grams, it is quite manageable to use and handle despite long performance. OPPO F5 also creates significant ergonomic for the use of one hand on the circular edges.



The previous camera tries a little bit but it is not a showstop, because when it goes backwards, the phone does not rotate.



On the front, there is not much laughter. The display stays on the trim of plastic and does not merge into the body uninterrupted, which spoils the design. Apart from this, the OPPO claims that the phone plays side-of-the-corner display from the edge, yet there is enough bezel on top and bottom and a troubled black border around the display.



The F5 comes with a plastic screen protector, affixed, which is good for most people who like screen protection, but as soon as I took the smartphone out of the box, I removed it. The side of the screen protector creates another line on the display, which gets distracted and also raises the scuff and the mist.



The blue color version of OPPO F5 clearly shines and looks really smooth, and I really recommend you choose it over black or gold. There is also a fancy red version but it is only available for 6 GB + 64GB memory version.

Display:

The OPPO F5 plays a bright 6-inch Full HD + display with a 18: 9 aspect ratio. The taller display works well with the phone's ergonomics and provides an immersive experience especially when watching videos or playing games.



The display claims crisp and shiny colors. Bright display makes for good sunlight and the viewing angles are also very good.

Display



Moving forward with our OPPO F5 review, the phone is powered by the MediaTech MT 6763 T Octa-core processor, which was added with 4 GB RAM. This setup is definitely not for those who want raw performance. In its value section, F5 will not affect you with its specification, and this is not the same which the OPPO is going anyway.



F5 was launched with a 4 GB version that packs into 32 GB of storage, but now has another version with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. While extra storage is never a pain, but premiums pay for that extra bit, considering a modest processor does not make much sense.


The F5 performs well enough for everyday tasks. Multitasking is smooth, and the UI does not feel lazy at any time while opening several apps in the background. It is said, as it is expected, it fights with graphic-intensive games on high graphic settings. Altogether, OPPO F5 is a capable artist if you do not raise it too much.



The OPOPO F5 comes with a 3,200-mAh battery which lasts the entire work day on heavy use, which is good for a phone with 6-inch display. Although the lack of fast charging is frustrating, and it takes about two hours to charge the phone from zero to 100%.


Hardware:

For a smartphone at this price, the MicroUSB port you get on OPPO F5 is disappointing. I would have liked the USB Type-C with support for faster charging.



The fingerprint sensor on the back has been slightly stretched and kept well. Authentication is quick, and seamless almost all the time.

The camera

This gives us the main part of the phone's marquee feature and our OPPO F5 review. OPPO was one of the first brands to validate the growing trend of brands and has offered many capabilities in AI-backed enhancements with beauty facilities in its own focused smartphone.



OPpo F5 has a 20 MP front camera with an F / 2.0 aperture. Front camera highlights are AI-based face recognition technology. The OPPO claims that the technology scans approximately 200 positioning points on your face and then raises the face of the face. For example, Crisper Joulein and well defined Galbona. It also automatically judges background light conditions, so that your pictures have the proper brightness.



Aside from the technical specification, F5 on F5 takes some great selfies. The picture taken in the case of good light is crisp, the color reproduction is very good, and occupied shots are rich in details. In low light, there is a definite dip in image quality, but still most volunteers are good enough to share on Facebook or Instagram and share the likes. In some shots, however, in the background objects are not reproduced well, which looks strange.



Front camera also tries to emulate the Bokeh effect through some software magicians like Google Pixel 2. In my experience, there were shots in several shots, but were still quite good for normal social media sharing. Artificial depth effect is one thing, but one that many people will adopt.



While the front camera gets full attention, the 16 MP rear camera with F / 1.8 sensor is not a slot. In good daylight situations, with good information and vivid colors, photos are very good. However, in low light, it struggles to a great extent and crawls quite a lot. Still enough details and low light images are worth to pass.

Specifications:


Operating System:





Color32 3.2 based on Android 7.1



Display:





15.24cm (6-inch) LTPS TFT



Full HD + (2160 x 1080) 18: 9 aspect ratio



Processor:





MT6763T Oct-Core



Mali G71 MP3 GPU



RAM:





4GB / 6GB



Storage:





32GB / 64GB



Expandable up to 256 GB with MicroSD card



front camera:





20MP



led flash



F / 2.0 aperture



1 / 2.8 "sensor



Back camera:





16MP



led flash



F / 1.8 Aperture



Battery:





3,200mAh



Dimensions:



156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm



Weight:


152g

Software

Oppo F5 Android 7.1 runs the company's proprietary UI layer, ColorOS at the top of the navigates. ColorOS is a heavy themed, yet there is quite a polished skin that takes liberal inspiration from iOS. This is a shock to anyone coming from stock Android, but, like most Android optimizations, it grows on you.

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