Oppo has launched its very first smartphone of 2020- Oppo F15! We have been using this phone for a while and here is our Review.
Let’s get started…
One of the big highlights of the Oppo F15 is the design. Now, when you look at this phone it will remind you of some flagships from last year. Like the Oppo F15’s Unicorn White variant looks a lot like the Huawei’s flagship.
Anyways, we did like this gradient finish on the back and loved how sleek and lightweight it is.
The Oppo F15 is 7.9 millimeters thin and weighs around 172 grams. This is good compared to a lot of other phones in this price range. This is a phone that feels very comfortable in the hand and it looks great as well.
On the front, you get a teardrop notch display and the best thing about this phone is the AMOLED display. You will get this beautiful 6.4 inches Full HD+ AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5.
Since this is AMOLED, you get all the AMOLED features like deep blacks and vibrant colors. The Display looks great the video playback is nice and crisp. You will love watching videos on it the phone and it does have the L1 license. so, HD on Netflix and Prime Videos shouldn’t be a problem.
Thanks for AMOLED, you also get an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Oppo F15. Oppo calls this a third-gen in-display fingerprint scanner and it is pretty fast.
There is also Face Unlock, and like other Oppo phones, the face unlock is super fast. so that’s good.
Apart from the display, the Oppo F15 has the usual buttons, the USB-C port, the headphone jack and the single speaker on the bottom. There’s also the Dual Sim and micro SD slot and it’s a dedicated slot.
The next big highlight of the Oppo F15 is its Quad Cameras. There’s the 48 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP Ultra Wide-angle lens, a 2 MP Mono lens and a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, you get the usual 16 MP f2.0 camera with the usual set of features.
So with these four cameras, you can capture different types of photos. You can capture usually daytime and low light shots. In our brief usage, the phone does fairly well in good lighting conditions.
Now, Low light isn’t as impressive but it’s fine nonetheless. You can also take Ultra wide-angle shots which is nice. Anyway, the Ultra wide-angle shots from the Oppo F15 look cool. The Ultra wide-angle lens keeps the colours and the exposure intact when compared to the primary lens.
The Ultra wide-angle lens also works as a Macro lens which lets you go as close to 3 centimetres on an object. So you can also capture macro shots as well.
There’s also the depth sensor. So, Portrait Mode photos have nice edge detection and fairly good looking bokeh. There’s a bit of smoothing going on photos and sometimes the edge detection can be a little finicky. But, overall it’s fine.
Apart from that, you get the different camera features like the Night mode which also works with Ultra wide-angle lens. There’s a new Tripod option for long exposure shots. There is also AI Beautification which makes different beautification adjustments to different faces in the same video using AI.
Talking about the video, the Oppo F15 only supports 1080p at 30fps. We would have liked 4k video recording or at least 1080p at 60fps. The videos are fairly stable with EIS and the quality is also decent.
Moving under the hood, the Oppo F15 comes the Mediatek Helio P70 chipset, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage.
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Now, these aren’t exactly specs that’ll blow us away in 2020 but these are decent specs for a budget smartphone. Anyway, the real-life performance of the Oppo F15 seems fine.
We also played some games on the phone. PUBG Mobile runs on medium graphic settings by default and the performance of the phone is good. so no problems there. Plus there are different gaming-specific software features the Oppo F15 brings. There’s Game Boost 2.0 which is set to increase frames with stability in games like PubG. There’s Voice Changer in case you want to change your voice. Lastly, there are in-game noise-cancelling effects that reduce noise in games.
Apart from that, there is ColorOS 6.1 onboard based on Android 9 Pie. There is no ColorOS 7 or Android 10 here which is a little sad in 2020. But, ColorOS 6.1 brings smooth transitions, navigation gestures, a smart bar for notifications and more.
Lastly, there’s the Battery. The Oppo F15 might be slim and nice but it’s got the big 4000 mAh battery with 20 Watt VOOC 3.0 charging. Since it’s a 4000 mAh battery, it should be last for a decent time.
As for the charging, the Oppo F15 goes from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. And that is some good fast charging.
Conclusion- Oppo F15 Review
Oppo F15 seems like a decent smartphone. The design is sleek and nice-looking. There’s a beautiful AMOLED display, you get the Quad camera with a fairly big battery and fast charging. so this seems like a fine smartphone.
Anyway, what do you think of the brand new Oppo F15? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.