PRETTY AS A PICTURE
128GB via microSD), and a 2,500mAh battery that regrettably isn't compatible with OPPO's famous VOOC quick charging system. Modest hardware, but definitely competent enough to ensure that apps are quick to load and close, and that games ran smoothly without any noticeable hiccups.
As far as benchmarks are concerned, the F1 managed to obtain a score of 3,530 on PCMark, and 9,116 on 3DMark's Ice Storm Unlimited test, which is pretty respectable, considering the midrange hardware that it's equipped with. Next up, Quadrant and AnTuTu, which the F1 managed to zoom through with a score of 26,691 and 34,564, respectively. You shouldn't have any problems running mobile games on the F1, as it managed to run the Epic Citadel benchmark on Ultra High Quality at an average frame rate of 53.1 fps.
But let's be honest, you really wouldn't be buying a phone that bears the slogan ‘Selfie Expert' for its performance now, would you? Since we've already established that the F1 offers decently powerful hardware to keep the majority of its users satisfied, it's only fitting that we addressed the remaining elephant in the room: whether the F1 is indeed an expert at selfies.
Assigned to capture all your weird (and wonderful) selfies is the F1's 8MP front-facing camera, which has a relatively wide aperture of f/2.0, and a decent 1/4-inch image sensor. It's capable of capturing bright and sharp photos even under less-than-stellar lighting conditions, which ironically might not be something you'd want if you're not graced with spotless skin complexion.
And that's exactly where the F1's trump card, its ‘Beautify 3.0' beautification mode, comes into play. It has three preset levels for you to choose from: weak, medium and strong. From our observation, the medium setting is adequate enough to rid your face of most minor facial imperfections (e.g. blemishes and acne spots), while opting for strong would render your skin unnaturally smooth and radiant – almost as though it was made out of porcelain, even.
When you're done capturing vanity shots of yourself, you can use the 13MP rear camera of the F1 to capture the world around you – though its image quality isn't anything to write home about. Don't get us wrong, the 13MP shooter is perfectly capable of taking photos that are worthy enough to appease your legion of social media followers; it's just that when you start scrutinizing them, you'll notice that its finer details tend to be shrouded by image noise.