The big display in the phone is the first thing that grabs attention. The F5 sports a 6-inch FullHD+ screen. The screen with 18: 9 ratio fits only in 5.5 inch screen size. The sides of the phone are thin and 152 grams cannot be called heavy. The power and volume buttons are easily accessible.
On the front, the phone houses an earpiece and a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The bottom part of the phone is empty as the on-screen navigation buttons are provided in the Oppo smartphone.
The back of the phone is curved near the edges, due to which the phone’s grip remains convenient. Our gold review unit has silver antenna lines on the top and bottom which are nice to see. The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera with aperture F / 1.8. The sensor is slightly raised but there is a metal ring around it which will protect the lens from any kind of scratches. Oppo has placed a loudspeaker, Micro-USB port and 3.5mm socket at the bottom while there is a second microphone on the top.
The phone has an octa-core MediaTek MT6763T processor. The base variant of Oppo F5 has 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage but the company has also launched a higher priced 6 GB RAM / 64 GB variant. The F5 is a dual SIM device with two nano-SIM slots and a microSD card slot. The phone doesn’t come with a hybrid design, so you won’t have to sacrifice another SIM card to expand the storage. To give power to the phone, there is a 3200 mAh non-removable battery.
In terms of software, the F5 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with ColorOS on top. The UI is a bit different as compared to the stock Android. But if you have used Oppo phone before this then the problem should not be there.
We did not face any problem while using the phone, and we liked the combination of processor and RAM. Oppo has used AI Beauty technology to improve selfies taken with the 20-megapixel sensor. We clicked a few pictures with the camera and we liked the results.
The time we reported with the Oppo F5, we had a great experience. But the challenge for the phone is tough. If your priority is to take better selfies then you can buy the phone. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the full review of the Oppo F5.