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I’ve been into many beautiful places here in the Philippines. Mountains, beaches, islands and historical places but there’s somewhere that I feel my heart was attached and simply, my favorite.

Hundred Islands on Alaminos, Pangasinan is definitely my favorite among them all. Despite of the fact that it is the hometown of my mother (we live actually near the port leading there so its easy for us to go into these islands whenever we want), it houses beautiful sceneries, delicacies and ambience. It is definitely an escape from the sound of metropolis and the stress of work and studies on the past months.
So how does OPPO F1s could make it my best holiday getaway buddy for Christmas outings? Here are 5 REASONS:
1. It has a pretty good camera that can give you quality and stunning shots. 
– With its 16MP front selfie camera and 13MP rear camera that has an f/2.0 aperture, OPPO F1s gives me not only the flexibility to shoot in front or the rear cam but also the freedom to do great shots even at night. It’s good aperture can bring up more light into the sensor, thus, resulting to more balanced shots. The camera also has several features like the Beautify 4.0, Selfie Panorama and some cool Selfie Filters which you can find more details here.
Beautify 4.0

Selfie Panorama

Selfie Filters

OPPO F1s Sample Photos

2. The 5.5″ IPS screen definitely gives it a point for capturing sceneries.
– As a photographer itself, bringing your SLR camera nowadays, especially if it is big, will make it hassle to capture scenes especially in a place where camera and equipment safety is a concern. And, the display of OPPO F1s can replace my camera’s viewfinder that will help me to frame and compose my shots, giving me more freedom to capture my favorite scenes and travel memories in a hold of my hand.

OPPO F1s with its screen
3. Doing vlogs will became easier
– I am also a vlogger that do vlogs on every event or place that I went to. Vlogs depicts the story of my life in a different perspective and without a portable good camera, it will be hard for me to convey my story after all.
A photo of me vlogging on my old phone
4. Doing daily tasks and updating my socials will became easier and faster.
– OPPO F1s sports an octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM that gives me the flexibility to do more on a smartphone, definitely a better upgrade from my legendary Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2. Even in a remote place, updating my Instagram with travel photos, updating my Facebook status, My Day on Messenger, viewing my favorite YouTube videos and responding to e-mails, OPPO F1s definitely can do the job for people like me.
5. It has a huge storage that can be expanded through microSD card
– Its 32GB internal storage is a lot for storing your apps, music, photos and videos. Great thing this 32GB can be expanded until 128GB using a proprietary microSD card, because 32GB is not enough for me on a week of outing for storing my memories.

Now, if I have an OPPO F1s on my upcoming Pangasinan escapade on the last week of December, it will be definitely a part of my arsenal on travelling back to my Mother’s hometown.
Want to know more about OPPO F1s? Check out my other blog posts about this cool phone:
• OPPO F1s: Selfie Filters: LINK
• Why Do I Want An OPPO F1s: LINK
Here’s a glance on the specs of the OPPO F1s:
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, August
Status Available. Released 2016, August
BODY Dimensions 154.5 x 76 x 7.4 mm (6.08 x 2.99 x 0.29 in)
Weight 160 g (5.64 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Color OS 3.0
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Mediatek MT6755 or MTK7650
CPU Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T860MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary 16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″ sensor size, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3075 mAh battery
MISC Colors Gold, Rose Gold, Gray
SAR US 0.31 W/kg (head)     0.36 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 1.60 W/kg (head)     1.05 W/kg (body)    
Price group 6/10
TESTS Camera Photo / Video
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Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas!
– Bryan Snow
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