OPPO always adopts the latest trends to maintain its market head-to-head with Huawei and other relevance. The company flagship Oppo R15 smartphone was launched in March 2018. This phone is equipped with a 6.28-inch OLED Display comes with a notch with a resolution of 1080 pixels x 2280 pixels. The Oppo R15 smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 2 GHz Octa-core Processor.
The Oppo R15 is equipped with a 6GB of RAM packs with 128GB of storage space that can expandable to 256 Gigs via a microSD-card. As for the cameras, the Oppo R15 comes with Dual camera setup consist of a 16-MP and a 5MP sensor on the rear and a 20-MP front shooter camera for selfies experts.
As the Oppo added dual cameras in R9, Although the company obviously needs to do this to R15 in order to get mobile phones out of the shelves. The Oppo R9 added dual cameras to compete its predecessors like Honor and Meizu, while in the R11 the company introduced narrow edges to compete with other market devices.
Oppo tend is to trade smaller for slightly noticeable flagship like features at a more reasonable price obviously in order to gain customer trust and allow it to display flagship phones at a more reasonable price.
OPPO R15 Specs and Features,
The Oppo R15 has one of the thinnest borders we see on a smartphone, close to the iPhone X. The thickness of Oppo R15 is about 7.4 mm compared to other devices. In fact, you might think this is an iPhone because of its OLED display. The phone is not as slippery as its Look, having a slight bend in the back which makes it easy to hold in your hand.
The Oppo R15 is running on Android 8.1 (Oreo) Operating System out of the box. Oppo has loaded the variety of face-mapping AR stickers with this phone, and they work very well with the R15 camera. The AI stickers can detect objects instantly and can appropriately map things with 3D space. The camera can detect face rapidly.
As the screen of this phone gets bigger, the resolution starts to become more pronounced. The 1,080 x 2,280 OLED panels can help with better Sharpness with affected colours and contrast. The display colours look good with the thickness of 155.10 x 75.20 x 7.40 and weigh almost 175 grams.
The R15 aspect ratio 19:9, making its infinity display absolutely enormous with such a large Panel. The phone even comes with (A.I) Artificial Intelligence help to adopt apps and media for better usability and performance.
As for Performance concern, R15 uses eight cores clock at 2 GHz powered by MediaTek Helio P60 4x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core processor. The GPU of R15 is the Mali-G72 MP3 clock at 800MHz. This GPU can easily handle graphics intensive games easily. These specs are not so high, consider as mid-range. Kryo 260 octa-core CPU SoC performance is quite decent in R15 Pro as compare to R15 MediaTek for a mid-range phone with 6 GB of RAM.
The Software of R15 is Oppo’s ColorOS version 5.0. It just like iOS, about as close as you are going to use an Apple iPhone, even having navigation gesture features to get back to the home screen. The Swiping feature works well on It and device feel even bigger with this massive 6.28-inch display. There are more than two different gestures combination that you can choose for navigation.
The 6GB of RAM gives the device quite good multitasking abilities, with you can jump between apps quite rapidly. The device touch is responsive and flawless. The Navigation buttons felt snappy, and a bit quicker on this device than others.
The AI in this device optimize the heavy apps to prevent the device slow down but sometimes various apps freezing or just loading the home screen but unable to move. This issue usually resolved with software updates.
The Oppo R15 is generally a decent phone right now, but not a great phone although it is getting scores better than 72 percent of devices in term of processor performance. The Power back up is pack with a 3,450 mAh batteries.
In addition, for the rear camera, this phone has a 16-megapixel camera coupled with a 5MP another camera. Oppo included some extra features in R15 like portrait mode and slow-motion video recording mode which make softens your subject quite significantly. The camera also packed with tons of face-mapping AR stickers, and they can detect face instantly with A.I and map things with 3D space.
The phone is packed with all the normal sensors including light sensors, proximity sensors, accelerometers, compasses and gyroscopes.
Battery life of Oppo R15 could let you through the day, but not far more because of Google Play services took a huge amount of battery life, so an update will fix this issue then battery time is going to be much better than now.
Oppo R15 introduced VOOC Fast Charging tec with this phone, which enabled it to charge up at 5V and 4A. This allowed you to charge it only a half hour so you would last through the evening. But it lacks USB type-C still you can use multiple C-to-C chargers with the special brick that Oppo provides with the phone.
Oppo R15 fingerprint sensor is oblong shaped, fingers can easily fit in it. The scanner is placed on the back of the device. It seems quite inconsistent that the phone has both the fingerprint scanner and a face unlock features at a time, both offer quite successful.
Oppo launches two different variants of this device R15 and R15 Pro. The Performance is slightly higher in R15 Pro with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core Processor and Adreno 512 GPU.
The difference between OPPO R15 Pro Model and OPPO R15,
R15 R15 Pro
|Display|| 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2,280 x 1,080) display|
19:9 aspect ratio display with a notch
401 pixels per inches
| 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2,280 x 1,080) display|
19:9 aspect ratio
401 pixels per inches
|Processor|| MediaTek Helio P60 (1.8 GHz max)|
Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 and 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
| Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
|GPU||Mali-G72 GPU||Adreno 512 GPU|
|RAM||6 GB||6 GB|
|Storage|| 128 GB|
Expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card
| 128 GB|
Expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card
|Rear camera|| 16 MP + 5 MP|
(f/1.7 aperture ) + (f/2.2 aperture)
| 16 MP + 20 MP|
(f/1.7 aperture ) + (f/1.7 aperture)
|Front camera||20 MP Selfie Expert (f/2.0 aperture)||20 MP Selfie Exper (f/2.0 aperture)|
|Battery||3,450 mAh 5 Volt Fast Charge Support||3,400 mAh 5 Volt Fast Charge Support|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo with Oppo Official ColorOS 5.0||Android 8.1 Oreo, Oppo Official ColorOS 5.0|
|Dimensions||155.1 x 75.2 x 7.4 mm||155.1 x 75.2 x 7.4 mm|
|Weight||175 grams||175 grams|
As it comes with Mali-G72 GPU allow you to run high graphics games without any problem. As games run smoothly with this device can give you a decent performance. While the Oppo shortcomings its processor power with the other internals, which maxed out by industry standards. The device comes with a 6GB of RAM which is used to keep multitasking snappy but the phone reported it was using over 2.5GB of RAM even no app is used or open around, this means RAM is being badly mismanaged. While other components like Mali-T880 MP2 GPU is performing better.
The R15 price varies from colour to colour, Ruby Red colour cost 520 US dollars, Infinity Black costs 555 US dollars, it is difficult to choose.
If you really wanna buy this phone for Look, this phone may be worth buying for a look. There is significantly a question about OPPO price tag, but it almost certainly there is a better choice.