Oppo F5 review
The Gallery app is fairly simple. It defaults to showing your camera roll sorted by date. Alternatively, you can browse images by folder, including a special "Recently deleted" folder, which will save accidentally deleted photos. Remember that you can encrypt files, but there's no way to do it directly from the gallery.
An iOS-like gallery • Browsing by folders is the only option • Viewing an image
The app does offer a feature to quickly build a collage out of several selected photos. You can also edit individual photos with the usual crop and filter tools, and doodle free-hand too.
Slightly more advanced features can blur part of the image (to simulate shallow depth of field), or you can pixelate areas to censor a part of the image or just for artistic effect.
Oppo does offer a default video player as part of ColorOS. However, it is really bare-bones. There is no subtitle support, no fancy pop-out hover windows, not even a repeat button. All you get is a time line scrapper and the option to lock input controls.
Codec and file format support is not that extensive either. You will likely be better off downloading one of the popular options on the Play Store.
Music player with Dirac Real HD Sound
The ColorOS music player (like the gallery) has a clear iOS aesthetic and is fairly simple in operation. You can browse the local music library by track, artist or album and that's about it. You can mark songs as favorite to make them easier to find. Lyrics can be displayed, but they must be embedded into the file itself; the player will not fetch them from the Internet. The same goes for ID3 tags and album art.
The one more advanced setting is Dirac's Real HD Sound. It's an equalizer with multiple presets and three sliders for manual tuning - Bass, Baritone and Treble. This works with headphones only.
Dirac Real HD Sound is the player's equalizer
Last, but not least, the Oppo F5 also has an FM radio on board. Like the calculator, recorder and compass, we mentioned earlier, it is also styled in a grey/orange pallet.
It gets the job done, but also lacks any special features. There is no RDS and no recording.
Audio output is good
With an active external amplifier the clarity of the Oppo F5 audio output is top notch, while volume is nicely high.
Plugging in a pair of headphones introduces a little extra intermodulation distortion and a moderate hike in stereo crosstalk. Volume drops a bit too so now it’s only average, but overall this is a pretty decent showing by the mid-ranger.
|Test||Frequency response||Noise level||Dynamic range||THD||IMD + Noise||Stereo crosstalk|
Oppo F5 frequency response
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
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