For a long time, products under the brand OPPO spread only in China. Here, these smartphones have become incredibly popular, breaking sales records. However, outside of the Middle Kingdom, only those who are interested in Chinese devices have heard of the OPPO trademark when reading resources devoted to such gadgets. Ordinary consumers found out about the brand only in 2017, when OPPO smartphones began to be sold in Russia. It is time to find out which devices do not disappoint buyers.
The best mid-budget smartphones OPPO
OPPO Mirror 5S
Under the OPPO brand, cheap devices are extremely rarely distributed. If you can find them somewhere, then you will have to go to China to own it - budget devices are only present in Chinese flea markets. Through online stores, this company sells only mid-budget and quite expensive devices. One of the most affordable options is the OPPO Mirror 5S.
For the device will have to pay about 13 thousand rubles. The device has the characteristics typical for this price segment, without offering something new. For example, the picture here is displayed on a 5.0-inch screen made using IPS and OGS technologies. The display resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels. You can count it as a disadvantage, but, on the other hand, low resolution loads the processor less, which is the modest Qualcomm MSM8916, which has a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz. Even under the body of the device hiding 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory.
The device is able to transfer data via 4G networks, and also has support for GPS and OTG . For photo and video using a relatively good 8-megapixel camera. The resolution of the front camera has been increased to 5 megapixels. In short, this is a good machine, which deserves positive feedback. People buying a device do not even complain about Android 5.1 - far from the latest version of the operating system.
Already much more expensive OPPO R9. We can say that the device is located at the junction between the mid-budget and top segments - for it in the online stores are asked about 19 thousand rubles. The device has already more impressive features. The gadget is powered by an eight-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, with a clock speed of up to 2 GHz. Another device received 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. There is no doubt that on this smartphone any modern games will consistently go, and with almost maximum graphics settings. This is confirmed by numerous positive reviews.
The OPPO R9 has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen on the front panel. The side frames turned out to be very thin, so the user, without any difficulty, reaches out with his thumb to any point on the screen. Another device is able to boast a magnificent front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels and a diaphragm. This module consists of five optical elements. The rear camera has the same structure, with f / 2.0 aperture and 13 megapixel resolution. You can find fault with the device only about the operating system - Android 5.1 is still used here.
OPPO F5 Youth
Whatever one may say, the OPPO F5 Youth available in Russia looks much more interesting in terms of characteristics. This is a slightly simplified version of the flagship. The screen here uses a 6-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The 18: 9 aspect ratio allows you to literally enjoy the simultaneous use of two applications at once. The device also copes very well with photo and video shooting too - the modules with a resolution of 16 and 13 megapixels are installed here again.
The device turned out very powerful. Any game starts without any slowdowns, even with maximum graphics settings, because under the body of the smartphone is an eight-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor running at a clock speed of 2.5 GHz. The amount of RAM is reduced to 3 GB, but this is enough for the overwhelming majority of users. Muscovites and residents of some other major cities should rejoice at the support of VoLTE technology. But the NFC-chip is missing here, as in all other OPPO smartphones that exist at the time of this writing.
In general, the device turned out great. Here, even a fingerprint scanner is present, and the operating system version has been updated to Android 7.1. But is the device worth its 19 thousand rubles? This is only for buyers.
Top OPPO smartphones
Many OPPO F5 buyers have come to taste. People appreciated the cute appearance, as well as a 6-inch display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio. Such parameters, together with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, contribute to comfortable viewing of two applications. For example, at six inches, you can quietly watch YouTube and sit in your favorite social network at the same time. You can run absolutely any application on your smartphone, except for completely outdated ones, since Android 7.1 is installed as the operating system.
In the sale came two versions of the device, differing in the amount of operational and permanent memory. We recommend to pay attention to the option, which includes the largest volume - the free space is very useful when you start shooting high-quality video using a 16-megapixel camera. The module used is equipped with f / 1.8 aperture, which indicates the possibility of shooting even in the dark. Even higher resolution has a front camera - this should appeal to lovers of selfie-shooting.
It is difficult to find fault with other characteristics of the device. OPPO F5 is capable of operating in 4G networks, and in some Russian cities even VoLTE technology will be available to the user. The device is provided by the MediaTek Helio P23 processor, the clock frequency of which reaches an impressive 2.5 GHz. Not forgotten by the manufacturer and fingerprint sensor. The only question is the Wi-Fi module, which belongs to the not the most high-speed 802.11n standard.
A less interesting, but slightly cheaper smartphone is the OPPO R9s. This unit also has thin side frames, but the display here has a more familiar 16: 9 aspect ratio. It turns out that simultaneously working with two applications on this screen is not very convenient. But the user is easier to reach with your thumb to the top corner of the display. The parameters of the LCD matrix are standard: diagonal - 5.5 inches, resolution - 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen is made using AMOLED technology - the choice in favor of this model can be made only because of this fact alone. The front side is covered with a protective glass Gorilla Glass 5, not afraid of keys and other sharp objects.
Of course, everything is in order with the device and with the rear camera, although the module is not double, which can upset some people. But even without an auxiliary lens, the camera does a good job with blurring the background - this contributes to this aperture, which opens up to f / 1.7. The resolution of the rear camera, like the front one, is 16 MP, which is now considered the optimal parameter. The captured images and video clips can be sent to the social network via LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac modules. Interestingly, with the help of 4G-networks, you can even talk, as evidenced by support for VoLTE technology. As a processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 is used here. Even under the OPPO R9s case, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory are hidden. Access to the device is carried out after scanning a fingerprint. Among other bonuses there is a gyroscope that tracks the position of the smartphone in space. The functionality of the device provides Android 6.0.
This is the list of the best OPPO smartphones available for purchase in the Russian retail or the most popular Chinese online stores. Devices under this brand are divided into several lines, the most famous of which are the following:
- A - under this index the cheapest smartphones with one or other shortcomings are distributed. Cheap gadgets are considered, of course, only within the framework of this brand.
- R - this series includes devices that only slightly fall short of the title of the flagship. Most often, the purchase of such a device is the most profitable.
- F - in most cases, under this index are distributed top-end gadgets, endowed with the best characteristics for OPPO.
In general, smartphones under the Chinese brand OPPO are not bad, as well as the reliability of such devices. However, it is felt that the buyer will have to overpay - competitors offer similar products for less money.