Oppo F1: lord of the selfie, now available for pre-order

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 15, 2016


The Oppo F1, the first device in the new F Series, was announced today and it’s definitely one for the selfie fans. Priced at 229 EUR, those that pre-order the Oppo F1 will score themselves a free selfie stick which is, I guess, important for selfie fans. Sigh.

In all fairness though, the F1 is a nice-looking device. With a gold-colored metal build, 7.25 mm thick construction and 134 gram weight, it’s a stylish little thing. But its 5-inch HD LCD and Snapdragon 616 SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz won’t entice the specs hounds out there.


No, the Oppo F1 is clearly targeted at the same audience as the OnePlus X, Honor 7, Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra crowd: those more interesting in looking good – or taking photos of themselves looking good – than in raw performance.

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The Oppo F1 features an 8 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, front-facing flash and quarter-inch sensor to bump the available light by an impressive 44% (compared with an f/2.4 aperture). On the back, there’s a 13 MP ISOCELL sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. As always though, sensors and lenses don’t mean much if the software isn’t right, so we’ll just have to wait and see how good the results are.

ANTM selfie

The Oppo F1 runs ColorOS 2.1 on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with 16 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion and 3 GB of RAM. There’s also a non-removable 2,500 mAh battery, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 and “velvety metallic feel” – which we hope doesn’t mean “slippery as all hell”.


The Oppo F1 is already available for pre-order on oppostyle.com and customers in the UK, France and Germany can also book one on Amazon, with the device shipping February 29. But you’d better act fast if you want to secure yourself one of those coveted selfie sticks.

How important are selfies to you? Do you own a selfie stick?

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Shenzhen, Jan. 15, 2016 – The OPPO F1, the first product of the newly announced F series, is gearing up to launch in about 20 countries around the world, including markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, with 4G and 3G versions available. Online preorders for the device open today on OPPOStyle.com, while customers in England, France or Germany can also preorder on Amazon.

  • jerry

    Now that’s what I call a dissappointment.

  • Stoffsprenger

    Selfie this Selfie that
    Huge ass facepalm!
    Our children will probably laugh at our generation’s ridiculous habits

  • balcobomber25

    What is so special about it? There are dozens of phones on the market with equal or better front facing cameras.

  • Ismail Akram

    I think lord of selfie is Nexus 6p. and in Selfie Samsung, HTC(except for Desire eye), LG can’t compete.. Nexus 6p have details

  • Lars Cleghorn

    well what you get with an oppo device is non loss of warranty when you root and flash custom roms…which is always a bonus from any company,also localized warranty replacement so no sending it back to china and some dodgy reseller,they will get an official TWRP as well as they are starting work on ‘project spectrum’ which is basically AOSP with their ‘pure image’ camera software and other stuff like maxx audio added to the google android experience…this is a bonus as their own buggy colorOS which the device will ship with is very pretty but will always be a year behind android versions…they created ‘project spectrum’ to not only allow the company to make it easier to update android versions but also if it takes off to ship on international devices as well…which is always a bonus