Not convinced with the Oppo N3, which we have also unboxed today? Maybe you are looking for something a little thinner. If that is the case, you need to take a look at the Oppo R5.
This device held the spot as the world’s thinnest smartphone for a while, before the Vivo X5 Max took the title (which is passed around quite often). Regardless, it continues to be an awesome device.
We took a good look at the device at the Singapore announcement, but have gotten a hold of a review unit and wanted to get together a nice unboxing for you. Let’s show you all the details beforehand, though.
Oppo R5 specs
- Android 4.4 Color OS 2.0
- 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display
- 2.1 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage
- 13 MP Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI Sensor
- 5 MP front-facing 80 degree wide-angle lens
- Micro SIM support
- 2000 mAh battery (with rapid charge)
- 155 Grams
- 148.9mm x74.5mm x4.85mm
Let’s start by telling you that this phone is in no way flimsy or delicate. It may be super thin, but it is build very well, feels great in hand and has a good weight to it. It’s quite surprising, to be honest.
The device is in big part made of metal, with two stripes of plastic in the top and bottom. This gives it an aesthetic resemblance to the iPhone’s previous design language. And though it feels great, we can expect some sacrifices for featuring such a thin profile.
I am actually not very fond of those sacrifices. Oppo had to get rid of the 3.5 mm headset jack. This means that you have tu use a transformer (which comes included) that plugs into the microUSB port. Sadly, this means you can’t charge and use your headphones at the same time. Not to mention, it’s super easy to lose.
The protruding rear camera is another issue, but that is mostly aesthetic. Another major issue many of you may dislike is that Oppo also had to do away with the microSD card, which is to be expected due to the lack of extra space. I mean… if you can’t fit the 3.5 mm headset jack, what can you expect of expandable storage?
Move past those issues and you will find a worthy smartphone, though. Color OS works great with the Snapdragon 615 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The phone seems to be pretty snappy. It also has the Oppo’s fast-charging technology, something we will test further before the review comes along.
Take a look at our video (embedded below) for more details. The phone will cost only 2999 Yuan (about $490 USD), so it may be a worthy device to consider if you are looking to get a new phone soon. Don’t forget to also check out our Oppo R5 vs iPhone 6 comparison, and stay tuned for the review in the coming weeks.