Oppo F5 Review

By 03:31 Wed, 18 Aug 2021 Comments


Introduction

"Trendy" tends to acquire thrown around on today's mobile scene quite a lot. It is just one of those loose-fitting adjectives that, through overuse, has practically lost all meaning. Still, looking at the Oppo F5, we can't really think of any better way to portray the company's recent "selfie expert".


It literally covers all the current trends: Trim bezels, ultra-wide aspect, AI-powered selfies, Apple-style face unlock and heavily iOS-inspired UI - all accounted for. All the while, concepts like a dual selfie setup have already been pushed to the side, just to stay in tune with the tone of the day.

We acquire it, being trendy and staying relevant is important, especially in an increasingly over-saturated market. The BBK Electronic Corporation really seems to hold that concept to heart, as the Vivo V7+ and the OnePlus 5T can both testify, with their equally speedy adoptions on the trendy ultra-wide aspect ratio.

Oppo F5 key features:

  • Body: Polycarbonate unibody
  • Screen: 6.0" LTPS IPS LCD, 1080x2160px resolution (18:9)
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23 chipset: octa-core Cortex-A53 Central Processing Units (CPU) (8x2.5GHz); Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage, microSD slot
  • OS: Android 7.1.1; Color Operating System (OS) 3.2
  • Rear camera: 16MP f/1.8; PDAF; Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash
  • Front camera: 20MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8" sensor size, autofocus
  • Battery: 3,200mAh
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat.7 (300 Mbps/150 Mbps), Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro USB
  • Misc: Fingerprint sensor on the back, Face unlock

Main shortcomings

  • No quick charging solution
  • No NFC
  • Older Micro Universal Serial Bus (USB) port

Still, we can't really fault Oppo for adapting and surviving as best it can. With its FullHD panels, slick design, recent software and capturing camera features and revamped UI, it still offers remarkable mid-range value in its own right.

But, that definitely doesn't mean we can't frown at the phone's polycarbonate unibody - a clear downgrade over its F3 predecessor. Or be a small saddened by the constant sharp shifts in design direction within the "selfie expert" family, as well as the overpowering ambition to copy Apple's every step as close as copycorrect laws allow and perhaps even beyond.







Oppo F5 in official photos

One things is for sure, there are a lot of recent aspects of the Oppo F5 to explore. So, without further ado, join us on the following pages as we tour the handset and see exactly what has changed.


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