Cant decide whether to get an Iphone or Android?
This is one of the hardest questions we face now a days.
Let me tell you about my new discovery phone.
Its called Oppo, Its not very well known yet and it originates from China. Some of you might or might not be aware that China, i wouldn’t want to say the word hate but they very much dislike the Iphone now, as Iphone are making more and more phones that tend to break easily and its not included under your warranty (they are a very clever and cunning company)
Going back to the first Iphone, people soon realised that the screen can be easily broken and Iphone charge £30 (Around £130 without warranty) to get this fixed, however if you choose to fix your screen at a different phone shop for a cheaper price this will void the warranty from Apple for your phone altogether. Also did you know that if your device is scratched this is classed as a cosmetic damage, and therefore voids the warranty on your phone. They have even included things like smoking around your Apple computer\laptop will void the warranty. Theres loads more but i’m sure you can google the rest. If you ask me this seems ridiculous. After finding this out i’m struggling to think why do Iphone have so many returning customers? Well the answer is, the layout of the phone is simple and easy to use and they look great.
Samsung have caught on to the concept that great looking phones sell. They have recently started making phones that look similar to the Iphone (obvious difference being the shape of the home button) and the layout is very similar too.
< Samsung on the left, Iphone on the right >
You can even play around with the widgets on the Samsung to make it look very similar to the Iphone layout.
As you can see the app layout looks more or less the same.
However with Iphone being such a big hit, other phone manufactures have decided to make phones that don’t last longer then 2 years without getting technical faults, forcing you to buy the newest version. Very clever indeed.
What i really wanted to talk about was this new Oppo phone.
I recently discovered it after my Samsung broke with technical errors (didn’t even last 2 years) A friend of mine is working in China and noticed a new phone everyone seems to be going crazy over and decided to check it out in the shops.
The lady in the shop shown him around the phones and then got out her keys to scratch the screen and a hammer to smash it, not even a tiny scratch. There are plenty of youtube videos demonstrating this.
youtube vid- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad_doOJZ0MU
Now I wouldn’t go straight out to buy one of these phones to test it just incase, but if this is how they are advertising theses phones in the shops of China then it does get you thinking. The screens are made from gorilla glass which is the strongest glass a phone can be made from making you worry less about dropping it.
Most phones now a days even second hand phones cost around £300 and up. I couldn’t afford that, I stumbled across an Oppo F1s at £220 including post and packaging which i thought was a good price for a new phone. Having researched it a lot i decided to put in an order.
http://www.oppo.com/en/smartphones – This was the website i used for most of my research.
As you can see these phones are good looking and look very much like a Iphone/Samsung hybrid. Most of the phones also look very similar to each other and you will see they all have pretty much the same features so no matter what your budget you will be happy.
The slideshow contains some of the stats i researched in the Oppo F1s. The Oppo F1s is one of the older phones in this make as it was the phone i could afford in my budget, however the newest Oppo A71 does look like the next best thing in phone technology.
I finally received mine in the mail and upon opening, i noticed the phone is bigger then i expected they also do an F1 plus so god knows how big that one is. Its a good size and the screen quality is great, exactly like my Samsung galaxy s6.
The phone even comes with its own rubber case that fits on the back to help protect the back from any scratches which i thought was great 🙂
Here is my pros and cons list-
- Super fast finger scanner to unlock the phone.
- Very clear and bright screen. There is even an option to protect your eyes from the screen, if you choose this option it changes the colour and brightness to protect your eyes from over straining.
- Very fast response.
- Feathers it own theme store, to change the look on your phone.
- It has a gestures option, this allows you to unlock your phone to certain app, example if you draw a O shape on your locked black screen it will bring up the camera and if you draw a V shape on the locked black screen it will turn on the flashlight, you can even add your own gestures.
- Full battery charge lasts all day if constantly playing on games but if not i have noticed my battery lasts 3 days.
- Amazing front and back facing cameras in both good and dark lighting.
- It allows 2 Sim cards and a Micro SD card for more storage.
- Battery does take around 2 hours to fully charge (but if it lasts 3 days who can complain at that)
- Speakers on the phone is poor quality when playing music or videos.
- Torch isn’t very bright but there are apps to help with that.
Thats all i can find up to now. As you can probably tell i really do like this phone 🙂 It might not be well known worldwide yet, but i can see it soon becoming the next best phone. I would recommend this phone to anyone who is stuck for choice over the big old Iphone to Android debate. However once this phone gets noticed i’m sure they will be upping the resale price, like everything.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review of the Oppo F1s, if you have any comments, questions or you have an Oppo phone yourself i would be very interested to hear your thoughts 🙂