Our Opinion

The Oppo F5 (4GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo F5 (4GB RAM, 32GB)!

Oppo F5 (4GB RAM, 32GB)  Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 
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Excellence Score
43.7
39.5
Value for Money Score
74.1
60.0
Price ₹ 16,641 onwards ₹ 23,500 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2017 Mar, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, 2.5D + 3D Curved Glass, Always-on Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek Helio P23 Exynos 7880
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T830MP2
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama F/1.9 Aperture, 27mm Focal Lenght, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 20.0 MP 16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size F/1.9 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.5 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 152 gm 159 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 16.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 16 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 18 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 19 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 53 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Always On Display Off): upto 78 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging; NFC; USB Type-C; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks pretty good, with a beautiful, tall edge-to-edge display
  • Also pretty thin (7.5mm), and light (very manageable at 152g) - so it's easy to handle
  • The texture of the rear shell also makes this phone easy to grip
  • On the whole, as far as phones with extra-large screens go, this one is fairly easy to use and handle, and that's a big plus that goes in its favour
  • The fingerprint sensor on the back is surprisingly well within reach, and its slightly oblong shape means that it's hard to miss - it's also fast and accurate
  • There is also Face Unlock that works pretty well in most conditions - not quite as accurate as the iPhone X, but not far behind either in real-life conditions
  • The quality of the large display itself is very good - it's crisp and bright, with punchy colours and excellent viewing angles - everything from text to movies looks great, and you will find ourselves feeling immersed especially with video
  • Oppo's custom skin on Android, called ColorOS, is pretty expansive but also quite polished (with a lot of elements inspired by iOS
  • Bloatware is thankfully restricted to a few apps - Facebook, WPS Office and Amazon's Shopping and Prime Video apps
  • There are also useful add-on features like Clone Apps, Game Acceleration, and Gesture support
  • Good, reliable performance throughout - compares well to its main competitors like the Honor 9i and Vivo V7 Plus - and is generally similar to Snapdragon 625 in terms of performance
  • Pretty decent rear camera - does well even in low light, details come out well, and colours pop
  • Videos also come out quite sharp and smooth under different lighting conditions
  • Very good front camera too - does a very good job in most conditions, and there is also a whole new "AI-powered" selfie enhancement feature - easily one of the best selfie cameras you will get in this price bracket
  • The built-in speaker is decent, delivering generally clear and rich audio in games and videos
  • Strong connectivity suite - the Helio P23 chipset supports Dual SIM, Dual standby, as well as simultaneous VoLTE/ViLTE on both SIM slots
  • Good battery life - you will be able to get a day and a half of usage out of the Oppo F5 on a single charge, with moderate use
  • On the whole, its a good all-round phone and comes out ahead of competition like the Vivo V7+ and Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro
  • Classy design, flagship-grade build quality
  • Comfortable size, nice heft
  • Water-resistant/Dust-resistant with IP68 rating
  • Fast/accurate fingerprint reader embedded in the home button
  • Excellent 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display - bright, vivid, and visible in the sun
  • TouchWiz, Samsung's interface is functional and feature-rich, and now also sleeker
  • Also includes Samsung Pay, Samsung's new mobile payment interface, which is pretty useful and can remove the hassle of using physical debit/credit cards
  • Pretty good overall performance (though not flagship-class), backed by a pretty efficient chipset
  • Decent rear camera (same as Galaxy A7) - gives out good, balanced results especially in daylight
  • 1080p video quality is pretty decent too, so is the audio that accompanies it
  • The 16MP selfie camera (same as Galaxy A7) produces decent results too (but its focus is fixed way too close, so you're forced to choose between wide coverage or images that are simply not in focus)
  • Decent loudspeaker - it's nice and clear at maximum volume too
  • Superb battery life, posting excellent numbers in all battery life tests - should last you a full two days with moderate use
  • Quick charging support
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Uses the older Micro-USB port instead of the more modern Type-C standard
  • Average bundled headset
  • No support for fast charging - takes about an hour to get to 50% charge
  • No LED notification light
  • The glass back is inevitably prone to fingerprints, and is slippery
Expert Reviews
  1. The Oppo F5 is a slightly boring, but nevertheless, a solid mid-range choice
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Oppo has delivered a winner with the F5...Generally, there's a level of polish that we are happy to see
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A good smartphone for those looking for a smartphone that offers a well-rounded package, including A good front camera, battery life and edge-to-edge display
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. OPPO F5 is for those who don’t mind paying a premium for some great selfies, even if there are more well-rounded options at a lesser price in the market.
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
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