Oppo has been a key Chinese player offering premium phones globally with huge price tags, but the latest addition to its arsenal begs to differ. The Oppo R5s, which is now available in the United States, is priced very affordably at $220 and the specifications boast sheer delight.
There is a catch in this attractive deal, and it will only be available for the promotional price until August 27, 2015. After that, the prices will most likely return to an Oppo high.
The Oppo R5s has a thickness of just 4.85mm. To put it in perspective, the ‘super-thin’ Apple iPhone 6 (according to Apple) is 6.9mm thick. It has a great 5.2-inch display that’s topped out with a resolution of 1920×1080 and its AMOLED too. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance.
The Oppo R5s is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset and 3 GB of RAM. The internal memory is a generous 32 GB, but the absence of a card slot is something that might make the buyers reconsider their decision.
The rear camera of the Oppo R5s tops off at 13 MP, while the front camera is a selfie-friendly 5 MP. It is also equipped with Fast charging technology that charges the device up to 75% in 30 minutes.
For an asking price of $220, the Oppo R5s is certainly an impressive device, at least when compared to the Moto G 3rd generation. But there is one flipside to the coin. The Oppo R5s runs on a dated Android v4.4.4 KitKat, themed with Color OS 2.0 and it lacks support for 4G LTE bands in the United States.
This will be a definite deal breaker for customers who want a device that can browse the web at blazing speeds.