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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

OPPO F1S, the new selfie expert camera phone launched in the PH (SRP PHP 12,990)


OPPO camera phone and known as the selfie expert launched the OPPO F1S, a new line of their selfie expert brand that comes with greater tech specs and best for taking selfies. Our country known as the selfie capital of the world is the best market for this, because the OPPO F1S is equipped with a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, a good aperture specs to capture more light when taking a front selfie.

OPPO F1S was sold out during its pre-order stage, but don’t worry, you will see more of this new selfie expert camera phone in local stores after the end of this month.


OPPO launched their new camera phone at Pico de Loro resort and I’m surprised that the OPPO brand is the top 3 phone in the Philippine Market. Also, a few days after, I saw another ranking that was showed to us that mentions OPPO is the top 3 for the South East Asia market.

It’s a surprised that OPPO really catch up the market by releasing OPPO camera phones with best tech specs.

We really need it – better specs and stable mobile machine that is really worth to buy.


Scene from the OPPO F1S launch.


Here’s a close up look of three kinds of OPPO camera phone
left - OPPO F1 Plus (owned by Enzo)
middle – OPPO F1S
right – OPPO F1 (owned by Me)

You can see that the OPPO F1S and F1 Plus has the same size 5.5” screen display, but it looks like that the OPPO F1S got a bigger body. My OPPO F1 is much smaller because it has a 5” screen display only. In the past, I have a hard time handling a bigger phone, but then I found out that a bigger phone is much more fun to use for entertainment and internet surfing. And the tech trend today is that bigger phone is the most preferred size of tech consumers, usually 5.5” is the best size.


Here are the tech specs and features of OPPO F1S


5.5 inches screen display IPS TFT
HD screen (1280 by 720 pixels)
Touch screen - Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 4
Support for Gloved and Wet Touch Input
ColorOS 3.0, based on Android 5.1
MT6750 Octa-core 64-bit
32GB ROM (Expandable up to 128GB)
3075 mAh non removable battery
13-megapixel rear camera f/2.2
16-megapixel front camera f/2.0
LED camera flash
LTE ready
Dual Nano-SIM Cards
OTG ready
Fingerprint unlock
body color available in Gold and Grey

SRP PHP 12,990


Live view photo filters
Selfie panorama
Night still photo capability
Fingerprint unlock on front button
Fingerprint access to launch app feature
Triple slot tray for dual 4G sim and micro SD card
16MP front camera to take beautiful selfie photos
Built in Beautify 4.0 software for best photo auto tweak
Fast processor and 3GB memory for entertainment and gaming


OPPO’s F1 selfie expert line always come with a white frame body and the only thing with color is the back casing of the phone. OPPO F1S is available with Gold and Grey back casing color. But for everyone, they love the gold cover rather than the grey version. Its funny that a white OPPO is sometimes mistaken as an iPhone.


OPPO’s fingerprint scan tech will enable the user to unlock their phone in one single finger scan. No need to press the screen or move a button. All you need to do is place your finger and let the OPPO F1S camera phone scan it to unlock the screen.

According to the OPPO tech spec, you can also do a customized fingerprint scan command to launch an app.


The button at the front is also the HOME button


The 16MP front camera is the main selling feature of the OPPO F1S, it takes a clear and sharp selfie photos straight from the camera with /f2.0 aperture.

I noticed that the front camera is built only for taking selfies. I tried using it for long shot, but it encounters a bit of miss focus. It means that the front is perfect for taking selfies via handheld or with a selfie stick.


You can see the clear and sharp photo taken from the 16MP front camera.
Its more clear and different from other smartphones with selfie enhancement.


After the launch event at Pico De Loro, OPPO Philippines loan us a OPPO F1S to test it and use it in taking selfies around the resort.

So we played with it and use it to surf the net, chat, do Facebook and Instagram and also take selfies.


Here’s our selfie group pic that won the best selfie award
Thanks OPPO Philippines.


Here’s my selfie using the OPPO F1S
Btw, I used a selfie stick in taking the photo.


Myrns Roman


Lucky Magno


Karina Ramos


Jaja Ramirez


Enzo Luna


Ria Hazel Lumandog


Also, the OPPO F1S has a double exposure photo feature. Here’s Ted Claudio’s take for a double exposure photo selfie



Just arrived in our hotel room at Pico de Loro
Im using here my OPPO F1, been using it for months and this is my official camera phone as a blogger. I use it for taking photos and being connected online.


Selfie Expert invitation card that was sent to us few days ago before the launch event.


The beautiful view of Pico de Loro
Me and Ted are so active in capturing a series of timelapse video. I will post these soon on my Youtube channel www.youtube.com/azraelcoladilla


At the event launch. I was welcomed by this cute OPPO mascot.


This cap… is from OPPO
now my fave cap!


We were surprised that OPPO Philippines invited a lot of celebs that night.. here’s the lovely Ella Cruz as one of the OPPO F1S celebrity influencer


The cute courtside reporter Apple David


And more celebs taking selfie with the new OPPO F1S
Jasmine Curtis-Smith leads the group selfie shot


OPPO Celeb influencer roster:
Mikael Daez
Janine Gutierrez
Kylie Padilla
Bea Binene
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Ella Cruz
Julian Trono
Shy Carlos


the moment we are waiting for…the SRP details


At the hands on test area of OPPO F1S








with Kylie Padilla


Ella Cruz


Selfie time with blogger friends -- Marj, Rey and Cristelle




with Bea Binene


blogger couple Ian and Karina






Aci, Jaja and Lucky


Apple David


Group selfie with our celeb partner for the group activity – Shy Carlos


Skateboard cruise at Pico De Loro
captured by OPPO F1S


Thanks Ms Shy Carlos for being our celeb partner!!


Thanks to the mighty PR PRO team up of M2Comms for inviting us at the OPPO F1S launch


Party time!!!
btw, all selfie pics are taken by my OPPO F1 and OPPO F1S


Lost in the woods
captured by OPPO F1


Up on a hill
captured by OPPO F1


On our way back home, documenting our travel via OPPO F1S attached to a dashboard mount


If you think that you need a better camera phone to take your selfie. then don’t look around and check out OPPO F1S specs and feature.

Thanks for reading my blog post.
Watch out for my review of the OPPO F1S in the coming days.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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