Here’s OPPO’s selfie-focused 5-inch, octa-core, 3GB RAM Android with an 8MP front camera that shoots crisp and clear selfies and groufies: the OPPO F1. It features an 84-degree wide angle lens with F2.0 aperture and a 1/4-inch sensor, a combo that fits more people into the frame and allows more light to enter the camera compared to F2.4 aperture lens of many cameras out there. The company dubs it the Selfie Expert and it’s now available nationwide for P11990.

OPPO F1, Selfie Expert, Sarah Geronimo

The selfie focus doesn’t end with the front camera hardware specs. On the software side, The OPPO F1 comes with Beauty 3.0+ and 8 filters that brightens the skin and removes blemishes. The 5-inch HD display doubles as a flash in low light scenes, doing away with a physical flash as found in other phones, like the ZenFone Selfie and Alcatel Flash 2. Unlike both mentioned phones, the OPPO F1 is smaller, slimmer, and sleeker.

  • OPPO F1, Selfie Expert, Sarah Geronimo

Design Meets Durability

The OPPO F1 comes in Gold and Rose Gold, with its back cover featuring a velvet-like softness despite being metal. The gorgeous 5-inch display is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass coating and is housed in aluminum casing. The 13MP, F2.2 aperture rear camera comes with Pure Image 2.0+ features.

OPPO F1, Selfie Expert, Sarah Geronimo

Left to right: David Minol (Home Credit), Jay Sumulong (Smart), Chot Reyes (PBA), Alora Guerrero (OPPO), Stephen Cheng (OPPO), Garrick Hung (OPPO). 

OPPO F1 Full Specs

OPPO F1, Selfie Expert, Sarah Geronimo

The OPPO F1 is now available at OPPO concept stores and authorized dealers nationwide. You can read about the bigger OPPO F1 Plus here.

OPPO F1, Sarah Geronimo, Selfie Expert

Tech and lifestyle bloggers and M2Comms enjoying a groufie at the OPPO F1 launch. (Left to Right:) Bam Amor, Therese Gamilla (M2Comms), me, Earth Rullan, Karina Ramos; the couple above Earth are Cristelle Torres and Rey Belen.

Off to a Good Start

OPPO F1, Selfie Expert, Sarah Geronimo

At the launch of the F1 Selfie Expert, OPPO PH also announced major partnerships. From February 19 to march 31, 2016, consumers without credit cards can purchase the OPPO F1 for as low as P1299 monthly for 6 months at 0 percent interest rate. The promo is available in 245 partner stores nationwide in all areas serviced by Home Credit.

OPPO F1, Selfie Expert, Sarah Geronimo

OPPO PH also announced that their phones will not be offered by Philippine telcos. The F1, for example, will be available under Smart Communications’ All-in Plan 1200. The postpaid plan is fully consumable and customizable with FlexiBundles. Fore prepaid users, each purchased F1 unit comes with a free Smart SIM that offers a generous 50MB worth of free data every month for six months, and P150 worth of load for every P250 accumulated top up per month for six months. The OPPO Neo 5s will also be available under Sun Cellular’s Best Value Plan 450, which includes unlimited Sun calls and texts, 250MB of data, and 250 texts to other networks.

Chot Reyes, OPPO F1, Sarah Geronimo

PBA Coach Chot Reyes. Image courtesy of

In 2016, OPPO will serve as the title sponsor of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

OPPO F1, Selfie Expert, Sarah Geronimo

Liked this post? Follow SwirlingOverCoffee on Facebook.