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31.10.17

Five Reasons Why I Want the New OPPO F5 Phone

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I need the new OPPO F5 phone. This is not an understatement.

I'm not a tech-blogger nor a mobile-phone-reviewer, but I can give you five reasons why I need this new phone...

If you watched my Instagram stories recently, you probably saw that I attended the launch of OPPO's newest mobile phone, the OPPO F5. It's a brand that I've been eyeing for quite some time because I really wanted to get a new phone for my birthday. I currently own a competitor phone with a 16 MP front camera and I'm sooo ready to upgrade.

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The OPPO F5 was officially launched led by OPPO’s brand ambassadors Sarah Geronimo and Alden Richards together with OPPO influencers Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto, Toni Gonzaga, Gabbi Garcia, Janella Salvador, Apple David, and Carla Lizardo.  

For the last decade, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. They basically started the era of selfie beautification and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras. OPPO's Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a selfie trend in the smartphone industry.

So as a beauty blogger, here are five reasons why I want this phone:

1. OPPO F5 has the A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology for Natural Looking Selfies

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First of all, OPPO’s A.I. Beauty Recognition technology learns the specific facial features of different people. Professional photographers and MUAs were actually consulted during the research and development process of this phone resulting in the A.I. technology having the ability to capture the real you that can help selfies look more attractive and natural.

It can recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, and then match them against its database and make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie. 

Here's a snap taken during the event. The OPPO F5 can actually differentiate your gender and features, enhancing and capturing the real you... not the basic selfie-package that other phones give-off a.k.a let's just make your skin smoother and look whiter.

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As a beauty blogger, I really try not to edit my photos because I want to show you how the products look like on my skin. With my current phone, it just gives me the generic-whiter-skin-package whenever I use the beautification selfie, and it really bothers me how the colors don't seem realistic. I think with the OPPO F5's AI Beauty Recognition technology, I can capture true-to-life photos more. 

2. It has a 20 MP Front Camera and 16 MP Rear Camera
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To be exact, the OPPO F5 features a 20MP front camera with an F2.0 aperture and a 16MB rear camera with F1.8 aperture. Compared with other competitors' 13MP or 16MP camera in the same price range, the F5 has a higher resolution (2160x1080) and better photo quality. The cameras can deliver Bokeh effects and the front HDR solves any over-exposure issues.

If that sounded too technical, I'm here to tell you that it has almost the same specs as my CANON mirrorless camera. If you're wondering what the Bokeh effect is, it's just how the camera focuses on a subject and making all the pieces in the background look blurry. My mirrorless camera is a 20 mega-pixel camera and my current lens can't really capture the photos that I want. I need to spend about another 20k just to get a lens which the OPPO F5 camera currently offers. 

3. It has Facial Unlock

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The F5 comes with another technology that perfectly suits everyone’s convenience needs. The Facial Unlock is the new face recognition technology that recognizes its user and unlocks the phone. This feature is perfect for people who are constantly on the go, a quick and much easier way to accessing your phone.

So, I thought this would be a cool feature to try just because I wanted to know if I can unlock this phone with and without my makeup on. Haha. Although I wasn't able to try it during the launch, I'm pretty confident that the facial unlock feature will work just because it can distinguish each individual's facial features, gender, skin tone, age... I'm assuming it will get to know the real me... the bare-bones version! :)

4. A 6-Inch Full-Screen FHD+ Smartphone

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The F5 will be OPPO’s first 6.0-inch full-screen FHD+ display device, giving the user a vivid visual enjoyment without the need to increase the size of the phone. It features a high-resolution 2160x1080 dpi screen with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Yes, you read that right. It has a 6-inch full high definition screen! My last mobile phone had a 5.8-inch screen and let me tell you what a joy it was and how much I miss it. It was pretty difficult to put inside pockets, but I was also able to watch a lot of movies with that phone's wide screen. I'm so ready to watch HD movies and series with the new OPPO F5 mobile phone. I feel like I can live off with the phone's screen and I don't have a need for an iPad anymore. 

5. The OPPO F5 has an Octa-Core Processor

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So, this is definitely the part where it gets technical. I'm not an expert in this, but from what I understand, the more powerful a CPU is, the more power it needs resulting in mobile battery drainage. Usually, basic tasks like checking messages, flipping through e-mails and your home screen won't cost your battery much. BUT if you're someone like me who constantly uploads on Instagram stories whenever I attend events, and I'm basically always using the camera app for photos and HD videos on my phone, you'll probably notice that your battery life lasts only a few hours. 

Now, octa-core chips have two set of quad-core processors that trade places depending on what process you're doing. If you're doing just simple tasks, then the lower-powered core will operate. But once you switch to an advanced task, the faster set of four cores are needed and will step in. Tests show that with an octa-core processor, it's definitely more energy efficient.

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Overall, the OPPO F5 already made my heart skip a beat when I saw the camera specs and the beauty recognition technology. I wouldn't mind having the octa-core processor too, so I can have longer battery life. I really, really want to buy this phone and the price is super affordable too for the specs! It retails for PHP 15,990 and pre-order is currently on-going.

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P.S.
I hope my fiance reads this post so he can get a hint on what I want for my birthday on December. Lol. I'll also be coughing up a HUGE amount of money ($$$,$$$) on the same month to pay our catering supplier for our wedding in February, so I'm not sure if I can buy this phone during the holidays. One thing's for sure though... I really want the OPPO F5 and I'm just waiting for the right month to get it! :)


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