Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions
Oppo F1 Plus First ImpressionsIBTimes India/Sami Khan

Oppo launched its all-new F1 Plus in India Tuesday, bringing a new premium device that delivers great looks and camera experience. Oppo F1 Plus' biggest highlights are 16MP selfie camera, rapid charging technology and fingerprint scanner. The handset has a premium look and it is easy to handle.

Oppo F1 Plus will be available in India starting mid-April and it is priced at Rs. 26,990. The new selfie expert smartphone comes in gold and rose gold options. We are currently reviewing the handset for its performance, camera, battery and other features, and here are our first impressions based on the time we spent with the device so far.

Design and Display

Oppo F1 Plus flaunts a simple yet elegant design. The handset has a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display and ultra slim bezels on the sides measuring just 1.66mm, which make it almost invisible. The F1 Plus has a premium feel, courtesy the metallic structure, which offers a solid non-slippery grip. The edges are rounded to ensure a good grip despite its large screen size.

Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and design
Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and designIBTimes India/Sami Khan

Oppo F1 Plus measures 151.8x74.3x6.6mm and weighs 145grams. The power/lock button is placed on the right, while the volume control is on the left. There is a gold lining across the chambered edges of the display and around the physical home button at the bottom of the display.

Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and design
Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and designIBTimes India/Sami Khan

On the rear side, there's a camera module on top left corner with a flash below it. Two antenna lines along the top and bottom of the handset are visible with company's branding at the centre.

Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and design
Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and designIBTimes India/Sami Khan

The speaker, microUSB charging port and a 3.5mm audio jack all are placed at the bottom of the device as shown in the photo below.

Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and design
Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Display and designIBTimes India/Sami Khan

Camera

Camera being one of the strongest USPs of Oppo F1 Plus, the handset delivers great results. There is a 16MP front-facing camera, which comes with various modes and latest tech inside, to deliver great selfies. A 13MP camera takes charge of primary photo shoots.

Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Camera
Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: CameraIBTimes India/Sami Khan

The interface remains unchanged from the Oppo F1 and makes it easy to access various modes and options. We will be testing both the cameras for their quality in various lighting conditions and the results will be included in our final review.

Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Camera
Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: CameraIBTimes India/Sami Khan

Our first impression of the camera is positive so far.

Battery

Oppo F1 Plus features a 2850mAh battery, which comes equipped with VOOC flash charging technology. We tested the tech and found the device to charge 0-60 percent in just 30 minutes. What's more interesting is that the device did not heat at all, as the company said the device is enabled with 5V low-voltage.

The main question remains how long the Oppo F1 Plus battery will last given its small size. We will test the battery for its runtime in different conditions. The company, however, said that the F1 Plus can last 14.5 hours of constant heavy usage.

Fingerprint scanner

Oppo F1 Plus has a fingerprint scanner integrated within the home button of the device. As the company said, the device can indeed unlock in just 0.2 seconds, which is a flash. The accuracy of the fingerprint scanner is commendable as it successfully recognised the registered imprint every single time.

Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Fingerprint scanner
Oppo F1 Plus First Impressions: Fingerprint scannerIBTimes India/Sami Khan

Oppo also said the sensor is equipped with new technology to gradually refine the image of user's fingerprint and make it efficient.

Performance

Oppo F1 Plus is powered by a 2.0GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) CPU, 4GB RAM, Adreno 405 GPU and Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ColorOS3.1. The UI is simple with all the apps arranged in a page-style layout. The icons have an aesthetic look, which adds to the simplicity of the interface.

It is too soon to comment on the performance of the F1 Plus based on the brief time we spent with the device, but it does seem fast in regular operations such as launching apps and navigating through different menus.

We will test the handset's full potential by testing it under extreme conditions and share the results in our final review.

Conclusion

Oppo F1 Plus is overall an appealing device. It has all the premium features that most flagships offer and a decent spec-sheet. There are some interesting features like its 16MP selfie camera, VOOC charging that actually works and a unique and simple UI.

At the same time, there are some drawbacks such as a small battery, no USB Type-C port, large top and bottom bezels on the front, just two colours -- gold and rose gold.