Unboxing the new OPPO F5

OPPO released a new smartphone F5 with AI technology that brings out your photogenic best

November 13, 2017

Popular smartphone manufacturer OPPO has released a new camera phone OPPO F5 that aims to “Capture the Real You”F5 introduces OPPO’s latest breakthrough, AI Beauty technology that grapples your real beauty through customising beauty effects and makes you look natural in the pictures.

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The smartphone has a 20MP front facing camera while the rear camera comes in at 16MP with 4GB ram and 32GB internal storage.  OPPO F5 is infused with facial recognition technology, which unlocks the phone in just 0.1 seconds.  Besides this, other locking options of a fingerprint scan and password protection are also provided.  We unboxed this phone for the first time to better analyse and dissect its features.

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OPPO F5’s sleek unibody design with 6-inch screen offers a visually slim appearance without any cutoff and its graceful curved body expresses a simple, elegant look that fits well in one’s palm.  Besides that, the weight of the phone is also very well-balanced.

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After unboxing the phone, we came across a silicone back cover included inside the box, that has been given for protection purposes.  Further, as we inspected, we spotted a set of hands free and a high quality branded charger with a charging cable that was USB supported.

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Elaborating more on the classy design, OPPO F5 comes with a speaker grill, microphone and charging slot all located at the bottom of the device. On the sides, power button and volume rockers exist, that fit in smoothly and give the phone a rather sleek feeling.

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The visuals of the phone are much more crisp and defined as compare to OPPO’s previous models.  Besides that, OPPO F5 is equipped with Colour OS 3.2 that upgrades, operation experience once again, making it faster and safer to swipe apps.  The phone’s 6-inch high resolution screen delivers an immersive experience when gaming or watching videos too.  Since OPPO F5 is all about the AI technology, let's explore this a bit.

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Analysing AI technology

Phone's AI technology is an artificial intelligence technology that self-learns and can recognise the difference between various skin tones, types, gender and ages of all subjects in the images. OPPO F5 entails facial recognition feature that captures more than 200 positioning spots, which accentuates your facial features while clicking a selfie.

OPPO has zeroed down on 50+ scenes in which customers usually take a selfie. This helped them to analyse the influence of artificial intelligence on a particular face under a different light, temperature and colour tone.  They wanted lighting to be perfect on the face, by keeping the details intact.

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OPPO F5’s AI Beauty technology enables customised beautification enhancements for each face identified in a group selfie. Whether it’s performing different blemish reduction levels on a person or removing black circles, F5 does it all by keeping the details intact and sustaining the colours of an image.

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Analysing the camera

OPPO F5’s 20MP front camera with an ultra-sensitive F2.0 aperture and 1/2.8 sensor camera, captures human beauty in all forms and brings out your photogenic best.  Features allow the camera to produce better images with less noise under low light conditions. Phones front camera “Portrait” mode applies the Bokeh effect to the background, making you the focus of a selfie shot.  Its 16MP rear camera is excellent for all day shots and performs brilliantly for more precise shots in darker settings as well.

Photo taken by OPPO F5. PHOTO: Express Photo taken by OPPO F5. PHOTO: Express


The device comes with a triple-slot tray that supports two Nano cards and one TF card simultaneously.  The card tray extends the in-built 32GB storage space to 256GB, which gives more room to store all your valuable memories.  The phone is equipped with 3200mAh battery with fast charging speed that allows for up to 12 hours of continuous use.

OPPO F5 provides an impeccable selfie experience and is available in the colour gold, black and red.


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