5 Features I Love In OPPO F5 Youth

OPPO F5 Youth is one of the latest variants of OPPO's flagship device - OPPO F5. With just a slight difference in terms of the specifications compared to the OPPO F5, the OPPO F5 Youth still delivers great performance perfect for every millenial's daily mobile activity.

 

As I get to experience this mobile device myself, here are the Top 5 things I love about OPPO F5 Youth:



1. SELFIE CAMERA


OPPO is being marketed as the "Selfie Expert" phone eversince and so far, with its flagship devices released, the smartphone company never failed to disappoint. With its built-in 16MP front camera, powered with AI Beauty Technology, the selfies taken using the OPPO F5 Youth will surely get you more likes from your followers. You don't have to worry though - you'll still look the same when they see you in person ;)

 
With my nephew, Sean 

The camera is so smart, it knows very well who to focus...hahaha!


2. SLEEK DESIGN

The phone is so thin, it's so easy to hold despite having the huge 6" display. Also, I love the placing of the fingerprint scanner at the back (though I still prefer it to be in front) because it's easier to reach and it's slightly bigger as compared to my other phone. 

 



I also love the simplicity of its ColorOS 3.2 UI design. I'm not used to it's UI though so it took me quite some time to figure out that the Settings options are separated from the Notifications dropdown when I first tried exploring the phone. If it's also your first time to use this, you may access the Settings quickly by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. 

OPPO F5 Youth Settings Shortcut



3. NIGHT SHIELD

This I really love! Just to give you an idea, I'm a heavy smartphone user - I check emails, update and browse social media accounts, read online, take pictures, and play games on my mobile phone. Doing all these activities for hours on my phone, my eyes get really stressed and tired. The night shield feature of OPPO F5 Youth reduces eye strain by making the display look warmer. I find the default settings too warm though but you can adjust this to your preference. You may even schedule it to turn on at your desired time and play with other effects like black and white and comfortable nighttime reading mode.

OPPO F5 Youth Night Shield


4. SPLIT-SCREEN

This is perfect for people on-the-go like me. I live quite far from the metro so whenever I am travelling, I often use my time reading online or watching videos and taking notes at the same time. With OPPO F5's split screen feature, I am able to maximize my time while sitting in traffic.

To use the split screen feature, simply swipe down the app from the Task Manager and select Split Screen. This, however, may not work for some apps.

 



5. FACE RECOGNITION

Nothing really special about this. I just love that it's so responsive and fast. I had a hard time using the face recognition feature on my other phone so probably that the reason why this one made it on my list.

OPPO F5 Youth is one of the latest variants of OPPO's flagship device - OPPO F5. With just a slight difference in terms of the specif...

OPPO F5 Youth Unboxing and First Impressions

Designed for the younger generation, the OPPO F5 Youth is equipped with flagship level features that is available at a much more affordable price. Just recently, I finally got my hands on this smartphone and I can say that, so far, I am loving it!



WHAT'S IN THE BOX

  • OPPO F5 Youth Unit
  • Clear hard case back cover
  • USB Cable and adaptor
  • Headset
  • SIM Ejector
  • Manuals


FIRST IMPRESSIONS

OPPO truly is the Selfie Expert! Being known as such, of course, the first thing I tried upon unboxing it is its selfie camera. And as expected, it did an amazing job in delivering really good selfie shots. I'm missing the wide-angle front cam of OPPO F3 though.




With the unit itself, I love that it's slim and it's aluminum body gives it a classy feel. Also a plus factor for me is the huge display, which is perfect for watching videos, playing games, and multi-tasking. The fingerprint scanner at the back is also easy to reach and slightly bigger so it's easier to locate it without even flipping your phone (yeah, I have to do that on my other phone). It's also got a 3.5mm jack for headset and a microUSB 2.0 for charging and USB OTG.

What I don't like though in this phone are the speakers because I tend to cover it with my hand when in landscape mode. I can flip it anytime anyway so it's not really that much of a big deal I must say. 

Lastly and it kind of surprised me, the face recognition feature is really responsive. In just a split second, I am able to unlock my phone real quick. My other phone (that is priced way much higher than OPPO F5 Youth) takes about a second or two (or sometimes forever) before it recognizes my face and unlock my phone.

Overall, I'm really satisfied with the OPPO F5 Youth. With its price range, I think you'll get the bang for your buck. :)




SPECIFICATIONS


  • Display: 6" FHD+
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels; 402dpi
  • Camera: 13MP (rear); 16MP (front) with A.I. Beauty Technology
  • OS: Android Nougat; ColorOS 3.2 UI
  • Dual SIM slot with a separate slot for microSD card (up to 256GB)
  • Memory: 32GB ROM; 3GB RAM
  • Battery: 3200mAh
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.5GHz Cortex A-53
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6763
  • Dimensions: 156.5mm x 76mm x 7.5mm
  • Fingerprint scanner, Face Recognition

PRICE DROP!

OPPO has recently announced that the OPPO F5 Youth will now be available in the market for only Php 12,990. That's a thousand-peso cheaper when it was first introduced to the Philippine market! 

There may be a lot of cheaper Android phones out there but the problem is that they tend to slow down after weeks of usage. So far, with 2 weeks of usage, my OPPO F5 Youth still performs really well and delivers what is expected of it. 



Designed for the younger generation, the OPPO F5 Youth is equipped with flagship level features that is available at a much more affordable ...

Buying movie tickets has never been this convenient

Watching movies is one of the things that I love to do whenever I feel the need to de-stress or simply for pastime. Believe it or not, I can even watch a movie alone. Loner as I may seem, but I'm actually enjoying it.

Anyway, what I don't love about watching a movie in a cinema is falling in line to get tickets. Nowadays, (thanks to technology) movie houses offer a more convenient way of checking the movie schedule or buying tickets through websites and mobile app. Just imagine the hassle you'll get through just to get tickets to a much-awaited film, right? 



During the last MMFF, I already anticipated a huge crowd will be watching the entries last year. I badly wanted to see 'Ang Larawan' and knowing that only limited cinemas are showing the film, I checked the schedule first online and the available cinema nearest my place is SM City East Ortigas. 

The SM Cinema app saved me much time and effort because I was able to buy my ticket while on my way to the mall. I didn't have to worry about wasting my time queueing just to get my ticket anymore and I was able to do my errands while waiting for the movie to start. Convenient!



Just a reminder though, you still need to get your ticket printed at the ticket booth because they aren't accepting e-ticket upon entrance yet (I hope they implement this feature soon!). 

So if you're just like me, then you better go ahead and try this app the next time you're watching a movie!

SM Cinema app





With the app, you can:
  • Check your preferred movie at the theater nearest you
  • Buy your tickets online using your credit or debit card
  • If you don't have a card, you may reserve your seats through the app and pay at the ticket counter 90 minutes before screening time
  • Get your tickets in advance for upcoming movies
  • Enjoy promos and movie discounts 
The SM Cinema app is available on both Android and iOS devices. For updates, you may follow SMCinema on Facebook or @SM_Cinema on Instagram or Twitter.

Watching movies is one of the things that I love to do whenever I feel the need to de-stress or simply for pastime. Believe it or not, I can...