OPPO F5: First impressions of the selfie-friendly phone starting ₹19,900

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OPPO F5

Oppo has recently launched a new smartphone in India i.e, Oppo F5- a bezel-less, selfie focused. Oppo F5 aims to compete with similar bezel-less phones like the LG Q6+ and recently launched Honor 9i. Oppo F5 price in India starts at Rs.19,990, for the 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage variant. The smartphone was launched in Philipines a few days ago and has now finally taken a step into the Indian market. The unique selling proposition of the Oppo F5 is the full-screen display with minimal bezels and the artificial intelligence (AI) beauty technology integrated into the front camera.

The Oppo F5 features a 6-inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P23 coupled with Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. The device comes in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the other one carries a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The storage on the F5 is expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card.

Under the hood, there is a 3,200mAh non-removable battery powering up the device. The Oppo F5 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.2 skin layered on top of it out of the box.

As for the optics, the Oppo F5 sports a 16-megapixel camera at the back with f/1.8 aperture and a LED flash. Up front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0.

The device is a dual SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor ,Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. The company is also touting features like O-Share said to be faster than Bluetooth for file transfer between Oppo phones, Game Acceleration and Facial Unlock. It sports a Fingerprint sensor on the rear pane

Price and Availability

The Oppo F5 is currently priced at Rs. 19,990 for the 4GB + 32GB variant while the 6GB + 64GB variant retails for Rs. 24,990. The smartphone is available on Flipkart. The F5 is available in Gold, Black and Red (only for the 6GB RAM variant)  colour variants.

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