To be honest, I barely have any complaints about this almost year old phone. It still holds up against current models. Very few apps are deemed incompatible with its current OS. The battery life is still acceptable; no degradation whatsoever, even if I pushed it to zero far too many times (which is supposedly bad for Lithium-Ion batteries). I basically abuse the phone on a day to day basis. Almost 24 hours connectivity since I have to monitor a lot of stuff throughout the day.
But personally, I still hold on to this phone because it can still meet my camera demands. Its can go toe-to-toe with new phones, especially with its wide angle front camera which some of OPPO’s other phones do not have. The rear one, albeit having less megapixels, can still churn out crisp images. Besides, megapixel count isn’t really important unless you tend to crop a lot.
Low light? No problem, even if it does not sport 1.8 or a faster aperture. It will still get clean images (as long as you know where to meter 😉 )
Heck, my friend Athena, the very gracious owner of this blog, is a bit envious of me having this phone. She has the F5 model, which is also an amazing piece of tech. But I get to have that wide selfie, same battery capacity, same resolution, on a smaller and easier to hold body.
I daresay that the company outdid itself by producing a phone that can still be considered competitive even after a year. Nowadays, more and more companies implement planned obsolescence on a much smaller time allowance. This is done to force consumers to purchase a new unit. But with this, I am more than confident that this phone will probably be with me for another year or two.