Oppo F1s Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Oppo is one of the fastest growing smartphone company and “F” series is popular series for offering great specs (especially for selfie camera) under the decent budget range. The previous Oppo F1 handset was lacking some specifications which are fulfilled in Oppo F1s, the current phone has 5.5 inches IPS display, Android v5.1 (Lollipop) up-gradable to 6.1 Marshmallow, MediaTek 1.5 GHz processor, 13 MP rear and 16 MP front camera, 32 GB ROM | 128 GB External Card support and 3075 mAh battery.

Design Craftsmanship
Oppo decided to retain the design, phone looks like clone of Oppo F1 Plus; It also has Full metallic body and a Gold rim around it, which is definitely increasing its aesthetic value. Left corner has volume rockers which are easily distinguishable and left houses Power button and Memory + SIM card slot. Bottom has speaker grille, USB cable slot and 3.5 mm audio jack. 
It is true that Oppo is using IPS display for this phone and still it manages to give vibrant impression like AMOLED, in the story of display we are not feeling good about the fact that it doesn't have Full HD (1080p) resolutions. The display density is also not so impressive (267 ppi ) for a mid range smartphone. However the images, videos and texts are clearly visible even in outdoor condition.

Camera Quality-
All the “F” series from Oppo are camera-centric especially for selfies, so obviously camera is better relative to other phones in same price group. It is pleasure to see the pretty well photographs from 16 MP camera even in indoor or low lit conditions. The 13 MP rear camera ( f/2.2)also has decent quality but the performance is not good as 16 MP (f/2.0) front camera.

Company loaded this smartphone with MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, the performance of phone with this chipset is quite smooth even in multitasking, but phone can’t afford heavy load of app. We are expecting some better chipset for this mid-range smartphone but Oppo decided to go with entry level MediaTek chipset. 

Battery Capacity-
There is 3075 mAh battery inside the phone, which has an impressive battery backup with nearly 4:30 hours Screen on Time (SOT) but what felt problematic is fast charging feature Missing (VOOC charging technology) 

Specification of Oppo F1s 

Operating System
OS- Android 
OS Version- v5.1 (Lollipop) 
CPU- Mediatek MT6750  
Clock Speed- 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53   
Core- Octa-core 
GPU- Mali-T860MP2

Screen and Display
Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 
Size- 5.5 inches  
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels  
Display Reinforced- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Density- 267 ppi 
Screen-Body Ratio- 71.0%

Rear- 13 MP
Front- 16 MP  
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p 
Max Video Frames- 120fps@720p

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 154.5 x 76 x 7.4 mm
Form- Bar 
Weight- 160 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.0 
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Accelerometer- Yes 
Light- Yes 
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes 

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB

SIM Type- Nano-SIM 
SIM Support- Dual SIM 

Capacity- 3075 mAh
Stand By-  281 hours
Talktime- 14 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- Gold, Rose Gold and Gray

Pros of Oppo F1s 

  • Selfie camera performs quite well even in indoor condition.
  • The navigation keys are backlit.
  • LED light for Notification. 
  • OTG cable is supported.
  • Display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Dedicated slot for SIM 2.
  • Battery is quite sufficient with 4:30 hours SOT.
  • Fingerprint sensor is fast enough and part of the home button.

Cons of Oppo F1s

  • Oppo using entry level CPU in mid range smartphone.
  • Pre-loaded OS is Lollipop which is now an older version.
  • Non-Removable Battery.
  • Doesn’t support NFC.
  • Resolution of display is only 720p. 

Why to buy and Final words about Oppo F1s 

Oppo launched F1s for the selfie enthusiasts, it has 16 MP well-performing camera; brightness and visibility of display is quite sharp but you may miss the Full HD display. The CPU used in phone is entry level this could be better. Battery backup is sufficient but it takes time to charge the mobile, means you may miss the Fast charging (VOOC), There are better performing phones available in market like Moto G4 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy J7 2016.


  1. What do you mean by pre-loaded OS lollipop which is now an older version? Did the f1s still upgradable to marshmallow? Sorry for my bad grammar.

  2. It's not Fast charging (VOOQ)
    It's Fast charging (VOOC)