Never have I ever had more people perplexed by what phone I’ve been using these past couple of weeks. OPPO R9 is one of the manufacturer’s boldest moves ever, and it’s bound to leave more than a few on the fence as to how they feel about it.
It’s a brilliant example of quality design and finish for not that much dough, but as is often the norm with heavily skinned Android smartphones, the software remains an area of improvement.
With all that said, let’s find out whether OPPO’s latest mid-range flagship stands up to its upmarket look.
The line separating what is a manageable form factor for most, and clear phablet territory for those after greater screen real estate, could not be better exemplified than in the original two mid-range offerings from OPPO, the R7 and R7 Plus; but with the OPPO R7s there’s a happy medium that might just be for the better.
We’ve spent time with the OPPO R7 and its far bigger sibling, the R7 Plus and now the newest entrant to OPPO’s R7 series, the R7s offers a 5.5-inch panel for those torn between a relatively compact 5-inch display or going all out with a 6-inch phablet. As we found though, it’s with time that OPPO has been able to build upon a ...
If the past few years have shown anything in the smartphone space, it’s that interest in phablets are on the rise. The melding of phone with a screen size that borders tablet territory makes for an intriguing proposal for folks out there who wish to consume content on a large enough display, without the need to spend the extra on a separate tablet, let alone the hassle of having to take it with them while out and about.
But phablets have typically been offered with premium specs at an outlandish price-point. In Australia at least, there are few options for those after a phablet which ticks most of the boxes, while at a price you’d actually consider. The OPPO R7 ...
The more premium end of the mid-range market of smartphones has been relatively dormant for some time and of the devices that have been available, a good number aren’t particularly flashy or elegant, despite the price bump for specs.
Enter OPPO R7, the “style in a flash” handset the Chinese OEM is marketing as such and for a number of reasons as we found in our time with it.