Oppo R5 is a single sim smartphone with very intense specifications and a wonderful glossy design. It is packed with powerful octa-core processor and 4G LTE supports. Now let's see the details of the smartphone and decide whether it is up to the brand's mark or not.
Oppo R5 is very good in overall look and feel with its sleek design. The design looks like an iPhone design. The back panel has a smooth finish which is also metal with very nice texture and there is dual tone color on the rear panel. It looks like a very premium phone at a very affordable price. The build quality of the device is good enough. The plastic is decent quality. The back has a really nice finish with Oppo Logo. There is steel chrome running around the device which looks very beautiful. Front there is a camera with LED flash on the top panel of the mobile. At the back, there is a primary camera with LED flash.
The charging slot at the bottom. There is no branding at the front side of the device. The audio jack is not available it is given with a cable where you can connect the 3.5mm earphones to the USB power slot. The volume button and the power button comes on the right side of the device which is in the metallic finish. At the left side, you can see a sim card tray. At the back, the panel is nonremovable. Available in silver and gold colors. Although the back panel attracts lots of fingerprints and scratches it is looking attractive. We can see that the camera comes slightly outside. It weighs around 155 grams and its dimensions are 148.9 x 74.5 x 4.9 mm.
Oppo R5 has a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with multi-touch capacitive touch screen. It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is made of IPS panel technology. With a screen to body ratio of ~67.5% with a pixel density of ~423ppi.Displaying around 16M colors. It is protected with corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has Color OS 2.0.
Oppo R5 is powered by wonderful specifications. It is a 5.2-inch display. It is a single sim slim mobile. The device is stuffed by powerful Octa-core that is Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53. It runs on Android 4.4.4 version Kitkat. It comes with the chipset of Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 and GPU Adreno 405. Consisting of 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory and no expandable memory is available. It consists of features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, face detection.
Having primary camera of 13MP Sony Sensor camera with LED flash with 4128 x 3096 pixels. And recording video at 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps. Extraordinary 5MP secondary camera is very good for selfies and video calling. Stereo speakers are available. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi hotspot options are available. It has 2000mAh non-removable polymer battery which gives a very good backup facility. Sensors like proximity, compass, and accelerometer are available. HTML5 browser for browsing the internet. It has fast battery feature which recharges up to 75% in 30mins.
Coming to the performance and design of the device it is one of the slimmest designs available in the market. The Oppo mobile is in headlines for the last 2 years in the US with its smartphone design. But with the missing headphone jack slot, it is really a problem that you can't have your own headphones and the given headphones are of not great quality but it is better to listen to the given ear buds than nothing. There is even missing stereo speakers also and the normal speaker acts as an external speaker also but with an average quality. It is even also quite with its single speaker. The display is very well saturated you don’t fit any complaints with the R5 display. Viewing angles are great and whites look perfectly white. As it is AMOLED display you can get very good blacks where you can't get in a normal LCD display.
It provides very good brightness in the sunlight. The apps are opening quite quickly no lags and high end games like Mortal Combat 2 and Dead Trigger played pretty well with very good graphic quality. No doubt gaming is good on this device. Multi-tasking is also good. The only problem comes with, that you can't use any other keyboards except the given one. You will find the camera interface is very simple and clean. The camera quality is good when used in indoor but it is poor coming to outdoor or low light which includes a lot of noise. It got an Antutu score of 28494 which is excellent. Basemark OS 2 score is 772, Basemark OS 2-2.0 score is 710 and Base mark x score is 4855.
Oppo R5 is a wonderful slim designed device available in the market. It has an excellent performance. The only problem comes with the missing 3.5mm audio jack and the stereo speakers. It may impress some and may not. But the performance is very good and rated well with its design. It is available at a price tag of Rs30,000/-