No one will argue that smartphones are really addictive class of gadgets for so many reasons. But among the new generation of cellphone users – especially the youth sector – taking up selfies is one pleasurable reason a person convinces himself or herself to buy one. Plus, selfies are considered nowadays a big factor to be in in social media.
So here’s another reason those who buy smartphones for its selfie-centric capabilities for just the right price can rejoice – the debut of the OPPO F5 Youth.
OPPO Philippines gave us — friends from the media and blogosphere — a glimpse and let us try our hands on their latest mid-range F5 series, last November 24 at Tuan Tuan Restaurant, SM Megamall.
Introducing the OPPO F5 Youth
Better selfies through AI technology is the new “in” thing in most selfie-centric handsets and OPPO is not the one leaving this feature behind.
Identical in many aspects with the recently-launched OPPO F5, the Youth edition, however is a watered down version of the former just in terms of specs and price. The reason is probably a very obvious one – to appeal to budget-conscious smartphone users.
The display of the OPPO F5 Youth – which is 18:9 – is not dissimilar with its more expensive sibling, but we cannot discount the rationale for this version is to bring more users drawn to mobile phones sporting AI-powered selfie capabilities.
And what’s more, the six-inch full screen of 2160×1080 resolution (FHD+) allows users to get a wider visual perspective of their handset while getting a more vibrant appearance of their snaps and selfies. This screen, while maintaining the same size of a 5.5, is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Users who will purchase the new OPPO mid-range smartphone can get it for just Php13,990.
Selfie + AI Smarts
Just like its more expensive brother, the OPPO F5 Youth carries A.I. Beauty technology front camera to give more natural-looking selfies. This is helpful when you hate tweaking the settings of your smartphone camera.
How does the AI smarts help users when taking selfies? OPPO F5 Youth can analyze more than 200 facial recognition spots. It is also smart enough to determine the subject’s age, gender, skin type and skin tone. So the result is an easy and customizable selfies for people of all kinds, sizes, age and looks.
The 16-MP front camera with AI Beauty is accompanied with a 13-MP rear camera.
Facial Recognition Feature
This is one feature that we all know is available only in most flagship phones to let uses access their smartphones more easily and conveniently. But OPPO made this flagship feature available for all and calling it the Speedy Facial Unlock feature.
Facial recognition feature is only an option since OPPO did not forego other security features to access your phone like entering a passcode and the fingerprint sensor feature at your handset’s back.
Well, you can multitask all you want with this new handset, given that Oppo decided to use the latest Color OS 3.2, which allows users to open apps in a lot faster than they would normally could (23.2% faster is fast). This OS is accompanied with a strong 2.5GHz Octa-Core CPU and 3GB RAM, which is helpful for everyday applications on-demand.
OPPO F5 Youth comes with a tri-slot tray to accommodate your two sim cards and a micro-SD card.
Users can also explore more apps using the split-screen feature while letting them manage their tasks throughout the day.
OPPO F5 Youth Specs
- 2.5GHz MediaTek MT6763 octa-core processor
- 3GB of RAM
- Mali-G71 GPU
- 32GB of expandable storage
- 4G LTE
- Dual Sim
- 13-MP rear camera with LED flash
- 16-MP front camera with AI Beauty Mode
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- Fingerprint scanner
- 3200mAh battery
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.2
160th Concept Store
On the same day of its mini-launch event, OPPO Philippines unveiled its 160th Concept Store in SM Megamall. The company said that the design of this store is inspired by a modern minimalist and youthful vibe with a spacious store experience.
I won the new F5 Youth!
Lastly, this won’t get unnoticed and unappreciated because I won the latest gizmo! So I am taking this opportunity to thank, OPPO!
For more exciting updates about the OPPO F5 Youth, make sure to tune in to OPPO Philippines’ Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/