Our Opinion

The Oppo F5 (4GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo F5 (4GB RAM, 32GB)!

Oppo F5 (4GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) 
Oppo F5 Xiaomi Mi A1
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Excellence Score
43.7
39.0
Value for Money Score
74.1
72.2
Price ₹ 16,641 onwards ₹ 15,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2017 Sep, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass LTPS IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek Helio P23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 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 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP), Wide-angle Cam.: 26mm Focal Length; F/2.2 Aperture; 1.25um Pixel Size, Telephoto Cam.: 50mm Focal Length; F/2.6 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 2x Optical Zoom, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera 20.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size Beautify, Facial Recognition, Full HD Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.5 mm 7.3 mm
Weight 152 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh 3080 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 N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging; Dedicated 10v Amplifier; USB Type-C; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; 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
  • Very good, premium design, with top-notch metal construction
  • The overall form factor and weight remain quite ergonomic
  • Very good, balanced display - good responsiveness, brightness levels, and sunlight legibility
  • Runs clean, clutter-free and simple stock Android out of the box - and comes with the 'Android One series' update promise!
  • Strong, dependable performance, powered by a power-efficient Snapdragon 625 - running on stock Android eliminates some of the overheads on the processor and the phone presents a super smooth and lag free experience on general day-to-day things - it’s solid and will suffice for most except the most demanding of users
  • Good, solid dual-camera setup - Xiaomi’s stereo mode is its take on Apple’s “portrait mode”, and its task is to blur the background - the final effects are commendable most of the times - sometimes even better than much more expensive phones like the OnePlus 5 - making it easily the best dual camera system on a budget
  • Even in auto mode, the Mi A1 takes rich images with good levels of detail and colour saturation
  • There is also a very effective pro mode which even allows the user to individually choose between the wide angle camera and the telephoto lens - making for a very compelling camera package
  • Xiaomi also offers 2x optical zoom with this device - and the results are quite good
  • Video recording is decent too - it can shoot in 4k, and has time lapse and slow motion modes
  • The front 5-megapixel camera for selfies is decent too, though nothing exceptional
  • Good audio quality and volume via both headphones and the speaker
  • Good, dependable battery life - comfortably lasts a work day
  • Takes about 2 hours to charge fully - which is a decent charging speed
  • On the whole, if you are only concerned about performance and battery life, then the Redmi Note 4 may be a better choice, and if you care most about low light camera performance, then the Moto G5S Plus is at the top of the pack, but for an overall dependable phone with a dual camera setup, and stock Android experience, the Mi A1 is a brilliant choice
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
  • The performance is solid and dependable but not the absolute best in this price bracket - that status belongs to the likes of the Redmi Note 4
  • The camera is quite good in daylight conditions, but falls behind in low light prowess compared to say the Moto G5 Plus or Samsung Galaxy J7 Max - low light photos can sometimes be blurry and they take considerable time to process
  • Battery life is again strong, but not the best in this price bracket - that is again a position that's held by Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4
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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