The Oppo F1 Plus and ColorOS V3.0.0i offer a very straight-forward approach to telephony. You get a single app that incorporates the dialer and contacts directory on two separate pages.
The former is about as clean as they come. There is nothing really fancy to play around with and even the few options that are available for the interface are in their own sub-menu inside the phone settings. Still, we never found anything vital really missing from the app. There is even smart dial out of the box.
The contacts segment of the app follows the same minimalist ideology. Still, available fields and customization options per contact are plentiful and again, nothing is really missing, it just looks slick and clean.
Pretty much the same goes for the Messages app.
The loudspeaker of the Oppo F1 Plus doesn't impress with volume and falls in the "Average" category in our test. Oppo has produced more powerful speakers and if you think size does it on the R7 Plus, the Good result of the R7s shows it can be done in a body the size of the F1 Plus'.
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As for pre-loaded apps, we already mentioned that the Oppo F1 Plus comes with all Google apps already on board. The company also brings you a few notable Oppo apps as well. You get a fully-featured file browser, including FTP. There is also a calculator, a sound recorder and a compass, all done with the same minimalistic approach.
The Calendar, Clock and Weather apps all stick to the "less is more" philosophy as well.
WPS office is also pre-loaded to handle all your document needs.
For browsing the web, there is a default browser courtesy of Oppo. It bears a striking visual and functional resemblance to Opera for Android and might actually be a customized version of this. It even offers bandwidth saving for those on a slow connection.
And, of course, there are default apps for handling video and audio playback as well, but more on that in the multimedia section.