Selfies have taken over the world, became one of the biggest trends of the 2010’s and almost everyone is snapping a couple every day. Some manufacturers saw this as a chance to fill a new smartphone niche – selfie phones. Today we have two models that are perfect for all of you selfie fans. But, which one is a better choice? Find out here.
Both phones have the same height (154.5 mm) and almost the same width (Oppo F1s – 76 mm; Gionee S6s – 75.6 mm); Oppo F1s is a bit thinner (7.4 mm) that Gionee (8.3 mm).
While the design is always a subjective category, we like more Gionee S6s because of its sharp-edged look, similar to Sony’s models. Oppo looks too similar to recent iPhone models, and since the author’s personal opinion is that Apple missed the mark with the design, Oppo loses the battle in the design area.
Since both models are promoted as selfie devices, hardware doesn’t have to be top of the line, but we were pleasantly surprised by looking at specs. Oppo F1s is powered by MediaTek MT6750 (Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 couple with solid Mali-T860MP2 GPU), a chipset that’s not top-of-the-line but still solid for a mid-tier device. You can find 3 gigs of RAM and 32 GB of expandable internal storage, which is pretty solid.
Gionee S6s has MediaTek MT6753 chipset under the hood (Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 along with Mali-T720MP3) coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32 gigabytes of expandable (SD card uses SIM2 slot) internal storage.
Both phones come with 5.5-inch screens, but they vary in resolution. Oppo F1s features IPS LCD display sporting 720p resolution while Gionee S6s packs IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution. If we look at screens, Gionee takes a sweeping win, since 720p on a 5.5-inch device just isn’t enough, and this move by Oppo is especially strange if we take into account chipsets, since Oppo packs a better combination of processor and GPU.
Since these two are selfie phones, we expect top of the line front-facing snappers.
Gionee S6s features an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture size, which is bad for a phone that markets itself as a selfie model. Reports found on internet hint that camera is bad under low-light conditions, another minus. It seems engineers at Gionee thought that by putting a LED flash on the front camera will make the phone a “selfie” model. Wrong. The main camera has 13 MP (f/2.0) with 1080p@30fps video recording capability.
Oppo F1s took the selfie philosophy much more serious. F1s features an impressive, 16 MP front-facing camera along with f/2.0 (remember, lower is better) aperture size capable of recording 1080p video. No front camera flash here, but the camera looks much better than the one found on S6s. The main camera has 13 MP (f/2.2) and is capable of recording 1080p@30fps video.
Battery, Additional Features
Oppo F1s comes with a solid 3075 mAh battery; it’s not huge but in combination with a 5.5-inch 720p display, it should provide a day of usage before asking for a charger. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor, but it features dated Android Lollipop (v5.1), a big disadvantage.
Gionee S6s packs 3150 mAh battery, also solid but not great solution. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor and a (still) current Android Marshmallow (v6.0).
At the end, let’s looks at the price. Oppo F1s can be yours for Rs. 17,990 (around $270) almost the same price as Gionee S6s that sells for Rs. 17999, but only on Amazon India.
So, if looking at selfie camera specs, Oppo F1s is a clear “Selfie Expert.” But, if we look at overall specs, Gionee S6s is clearly a better choice.