Oppo F5 review

GSMArena team, 22 November 2017.

Gallery

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.

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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.

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Editing photos

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.

Video player

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.

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Video app

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.

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ColorOS music player

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 - Oppo F5 review
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.

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Radio app

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 its only average, but overall this is a pretty decent showing by the mid-ranger.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Oppo F5+0.06, -0.08-93.593.30.00200.0071-93.2
Oppo F5 (headphones attached)+0.64, -0.07-89.391.30.00930.361-52.0
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro+0.01, -0.03-92.792.70.00290.021-92.4
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (headphones attached)+0.31, -0.08-90.190.70.00760.219-71.9
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)+0.01, -0.03-92.892.80.00320.031-92.3
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) (headphones attached)+0.23, -0.15-92.191.80.0130.223-77.3
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)+0.05, -0.28-91.992.20.00370.051-90.3
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) (headphones attached)+0.18, -0.05-91.091.60.0190.230-57.9
Huawei P10 Lite+0.04, -0.02-88.288.60.0110.021-84.3
Huawei P10 Lite (headphones attached)+0.13, -0.05-87.487.70.0140.084-75.9
Oppo F3 +0.09, -0.03-93.793.50.00550.0099-93.5
Oppo F3 (headphones attached)+0.52, -0.19-87.688.60.00810.396-51.7
Huawei Honor 8 Pro+0.04, -0.01-93.395.00.00180.0075-93.3
Huawei Honor 8 Pro (headphones attached)+0.15, -0.02-92.694.20.00230.100-63.9
Oppo F5 frequency response
Oppo F5 frequency response

You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.

Reader comments

  • CPHEX111

ColourOS

  • yawar

no notice on top notice panel only show when i drag down ... why they not showing any icon on top

  • Anonymous

Dont buy it, no updates, hangs a lot, the only good thibg is the camera.....the performance is average not for heavy users