All the teases and leaks come to an end today as the OPPO F5 has now been officially launched. The OPPO F5 is the first full-screen smartphone from the top Chinese manufacturer. However, instead of unveiling it in its home country, it has done so in the Philippines.
OPPO F5 Design
The OPPO F5 is a sleek device that will surely turn heads. It doesn’t have glass on both sides but the finish is nothing short of impressive.
One of the highlights of the design is the 0.4mm laser thin antenna line carved using vacuum radium technology. It looks good on the gold and black unit but is better appreciated on the red variant.
OPPO F5 Specs
The OPPO F5 has a 6.0-inch LTPS TFT display with a 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is the same screen size as the OPPO F3 Plus but won’t feel like a behemoth in your hand thanks to its reduced bezels which brings the height to 156.5mm (compared to the F3 Plus’ 163.6).
The F5 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P23 SoC. There are two memory variants – 4GB RAM +32GB ROM and 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM. Both versions have a dedicated MicroSD card slot for up to an additional 256GB storage.
Under the metal back of the OPPO F5 is a 3,200mAh battery. All that shaving off as to give away something, right? There are two nano SIM slots, dual band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2.
The OPPO F5 comes with the new ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. It brings new features such as O-Share – a wireless transfer technology between OPPO devices; gaming DND; Night Shield which lets you choose between normal, warm, and black and white modes so your eyes are protected; and face unlock.
OPPO F5 Cameras
The OPPO F5 packs impressive camera specs. The highlight is the 20MP AI Beauty selfie camera. The AI Beauty enhances more than 200 facial features to make sure that those selfies turn out better than you can imagine.
The F5 can also detect the scene of the picture to determine the luminance it adds to your photos by differentiating between the different background lighting conditions. The F/2.0 aperture and 1/2.8” sensor can also take pretty nice portrait images with bokeh effects as well as bright pictures in low-light conditions. Below are camera samples taken with the selfie camera.
The rear camera is a 16MP F/1.8 sensor. It has a small bump and there is a LED flash on its right. OPPO has also provided camera samples.
OPPO F5 Price and Availability
Pre-orders for OPPO F5 will begin tomorrow. The 4GB RAM version will come in gold and black while the 6GB RAM model will come in red. Price starts at PHP 15,990 (~$308) and it will be available across OPPO Concept Stores, Lazada, smcyberzone, and Abenson.