The Oppo R5, new mid range smartphone in the market, has many credentials under its hood. It is cheaper compared to other recently released big name flagships but packs in a decent list of specifications that any gadget lover would like to see in a smartphone of today. Also, it is one of the world's thinnest cell phones at mere 4.9mm thickness. What's more, its edgier design makes the handset stand out of the crowd. This device comes in Silver and Gold colors, hence, you can select a variant as per your style statement. Specification wise, this phone offers you a 5.2” AMOLED screen, 2GB RAM, moderate battery capacity, speedy Snapdragon 615 processor, and a pair of cameras with 1080p video recording capabilities. The best part is, you can buy this handset online from any of the renowned e-stores in Saudi Arabia.
Flaunting Thinnest, Edgier Design that is Functional Too
As said above, this device flaunts the thinnest lineament at 148.9 X 74.5 X 4.9mm and weighs around 155 grams. This way, the handset becomes the super handy device that you can carry around everywhere. With its flat body, smooth edges and slightly rounded corners, this phone is also easily manageable with one hand and sits nicely in your pocket or purse. What's more, it looks gorgeous into your palms. Interesting to note that the phone's overall look and feel resembles greatly with the Apple iPhone 5S. Talking about its rear panel, it houses 13-megapixel Sony Sensor along with LED flash in the upper left. This protruding rear camera distracts a bit many from the flawless design of the gadget. On the other hand, this protrusive camera on the back looks very similar to Apple iPhone 6 and 6+. Further, you will find the volume rocker and power keys on the right edge and the MicroUSB port at the bottom of the smartphone. A MicroSIM tray, that is on the bottom left corner, is accessible via a poking tool. What's more, there is no headphone port, instead, the device is supplied with a MicroUSB adapter.
AMOLED Screen with CGG -3 Protection
The Oppo R5 flexes a 5.2” AMOLED screen which offers full HD, 1080p resolution at 423ppi density. The screen size and the screen density compliment each other, making it easy for you to enjoy a range of multimedia contents in a hassle-free manner. This way, the display on this device offers great viewing angles, bright, and vivid colors to viewers. Screen visibility in the bright Dubai sun is also worth considering and you can easily read the fine texts on the screen. Look wise, this screen adorns thick bezels on its top and bottom. Speaker, sensors, and 5MP front-facing camera sit on its top, whilst capacitive buttons below the display. To protect its screen from scratches and general dings, the Oppo has covered it with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 film. Also, this brilliant screen uses small battery power and thus, helps you save some more power for the day. This screen seems equal to and Motorola Moto Z's Full HD screens.
Beautiful Camera Application On Board
The Oppo R5 houses 13-megapixel Sony Sensor on its rear. Aside from having an impressive bunch of camera options, this device also supports third party apps to give you variation in photography. This way you can download Ubifocus, super macro mode, and an ability to create GIFs. However, pre-installed modes include HD picture, Beautify, and colorful Night Shots. The interesting part of its camera application is, you can set the video mode and switch to HDR mode or Slow Motion modes to take good quality, 1080p resolution videos. Having a Sony Sensor as its main camera, the R5 comes closer to recent Sony smartphones in terms of camera quality.
On the other hand, 5MP upfront sensor has f/2.5 aperture and it takes amazing self images at a lighting fast speed. Efficiency wise, this camera resembles greatly with smartphone. If you want to further compare this handset with other models, you can consider visiting a price comparison site like Priceomania. Here, you will also get to know about important retailers in Dubai, UAE that offer great deals on the product.
Enormous Power Inside a Super Slick Body
Despite being super thin, the R5 has managed to pack enormous power under its hood. More precisely, the device houses Octa-core Snapdragon 615 from Qualcomm MSM8939. Out of eight cores of this SoC 4 cores are cycled at 1.7GHz whilst rest 4 are clocked in at 1 GHz. This super speedy SoC is capable of running the Android 4.4.4 KitKat Operating System. However, OnePlus One, with its 3GB RAM and Quad-core processor (All cycled at 2.5GHz speed) is stealing the show. Also, recently launched beats the R5 in terms of processor efficiency. However, this doesn't mean that the R5 is lagging behind in any way. Important to note that this smartphone packs in Adreno 405 over OnePlus One's Adreno 330. Also, it is more power efficient device than the latter. This means that the R5's processor efficiency sits closely to above mentioned model. It is also notable that the important flagships of the year 2014 like Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One M8, and seem equally powerful as R5.
On the other hand, the R5, due to its ultra-thin body, could not go beyond 2000mAh battery unit which comes attached to its chassis. This battery is lower than the 2100mAh battery on and 2550mAh power nit on Galaxy S6. However, it manages to get you through out the day successfully. Also, it is VOOC Flash Charger enabled device this means that you are able to charge your handset up to 75% in just 3o minutes of time. Then, there is power saving mode of the gadget which lets you save some more power by adjusting the screen brightness and turning off unused applications.
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|Display||Size||5.1 - 5.5 Inch|
|Camera||Secondary||Yes, 5 Megapixel|