I’ve had OPPOrtunities to switch phones but here’s why I didn’t take them

Storytelling time! Since my blog has recently turned two years old, I took a stroll down memory lane to check the topics I’ve already covered. Halfway through, I realized that I’ve had one constant companion for almost a year now – a phone from one of the first brands who have also constantly shown support for Manila Millennial. This is part of the main reasons why I’ve held so dearly to my OPPO F5 since October 2017, when it was launched in the Philippines.

So you might be wondering why I chose this as my personal phone instead of going for the other ones that I’ve reviewed. The answer is simple: Aside from sentimental value, the price and quality are just right for me. Let me take you through my adventures with this phone real quick:

Before phones started venturing into multiple Artificial Intelligence (AI) features, OPPO was one of the firsts to launch a camera supported by AI that makes every selfie and photo look as good as they are in person. Aside from the F5, I was also able to get my hands on the F5 Youth, A57, F7, and F7 Youth – all of which excels in terms of mobile photography. With my current phone, I’ve nailed selfie moments even with celebrities – something that usually comes out in a blur in my previous phone.

Selfie with Matteo Guidicelli (left) and Joshua Garcia (right).

Say hello to Nico Bolzico!

Selfie using the OPPO A57.

Security features are also to boot with its accessible fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone, facial recognition, and lock codes. The fingerprint scanner makes it easy for me to quickly access apps like the Camera and capture rare moments like this:

Pedicab at UP Roots 2018 (Captured using OPPO F5).

Franco at UP Roots 2018 (Captured using OPPO F5)

Autotelic at UP Roots 2018 (Captured using OPPO F5)

#NationalSelfieDay celebration at Enchanted Kingdom. (Photo taken via OPPO F5)

On top of a ferris wheel at Enchanted Kingdom, clear photo even as the sun starts to set. (Photo taken via OPPO F5)

The phone fits perfectly in my hand – not too big and not too small. It’s also very sleek and sturdy! I’d be frank that I’ve already dropped this more than 10 times but scratches and cracks only appear on my screen protector.

The OPPO F5.

My hand as scale. (Featuring OPPO F7 Youth)

To top it all, OPPO is super affordable, so Gio and I were able to go matchy-matchy even with phones. He got the black one, while I got gold F5. It’s an ideal “couple phone” or family phone that you may want to consider on your next mobile phone hunt.

#NationalSelfieDay celebration at Enchanted Kingdom with Ollie! (Photo taken via OPPO F5)

This brand has multiple discounts and promos offered every year. Just this month, they’re running an anniversary sale to celebrate their fourth year in the Philippines. More than P1 million worth of prizes, exclusive discounts, and freebies will be up for grabs through #OPPO4U until the end of July.

How to join: Customers who purchase any OPPO smartphone from July 1-31, 2018 will be entitled to join the raffle to win the following prizes: 4 grand prize winners of P100,000 cash; 4 winners of an Asian trip for 2; 4 winners of a 40” LED TV; and 40 winners of P10,000 cash.

  1. Visit the OPPO Philippines Facebook Page and click the OPPO4You Anniversary Sale tab.
  2. Register your full name, email, registered address, and contact number.

Full mechanics are posted on OPPO’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/)

If discounts are your thing, don’t forget to claim your P500 discount at OPPO Partner Stores in Lazada and Shopee by using the promo code “OPPO4U”.

Promo runs from July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018, per DTI Permit number 11775 series of 2018.

Thinking of getting one soon? Cheers to more years of engaging events and life-centric innovations! Follow Manila Millennial on FacebookTwitterand Instagram for instant updates and a peek at our latest tech discoveries. For more details about OPPO, visit:


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