Oplus XonPhone 5 brings some attractive hardware to affordable price segment encased in a faux metallic body. The smartphone managed to garner enough attention at its launch last month. The handset is available exclusively on Snapdeal for 7,999 INR and here are our first impressions of the same.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5 Inch 5 point multi touch IPS LCD, OGS 1280 X 720p HD resolution, 294 PPI
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core MT6582 with Mali 400 GPU
- RAM: 1 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat Customized
- Camera: 8 MP, Can record 1080p Full HD videos
- Secondary Camera: 2 MP
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External Storage: 32 GB using MicroSD card
- Battery: 2000 mAh (Removable)
- Connectivity: HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS, Micro USB 2.0
- Dual SIM (Micro SIM + Mini SIM)
- USB OTG: No
Xonphone 5 Unboxing, Full Review, Camera, Benchmarks, Gaming and Performance Overview [Video]
Design, Build and Display
Oplus XonPhone 5 is sturdy and heavy enough to feel substantial in hands. The perorated thin plastic back cover is removable. The rear side gently curves towards the edges but since the edges are flat it’s hard to notice the difference when held in hand.
The camera module is bulging out and you will have to take extra care to protect it from scratches. If you are casual while placing it face up, you might accumulate several scratches over time. All hardware keys give good feedback and are placed just right.
The 5 inch IPS LCD display has some beefed up bezels on the top. The IPS LCD panel gives good brightness, great viewing angles and optimum colors. overall it’s a good IPS LCD display panel which is more than suited to the price tag.
Processor and RAM
Oplus is using 1.3 GHz MT6582 cortex A7 based quad core chipset, which has proven to be a decent performer over time. The device scored 17,222 points on Antutu and 48.9fps in Nenamark2.
Day to day performance was smooth although we observed some frame drops in high end gaming. UI transactions were very smooth. RAM capacity is 1 GB out of which around 400 MB was free on first boot.
Camera and Internal Storage
The camera at the back has an 8 MP sensor. The low light pictures were slightly grainy, but color reproduction was good. We liked the camera performance of XonPhone 5. The camera can record full HD 1080p videos and the LED flash also works well. Front camera is an average performer.
Internal Storage is 16 GB which is again very good in this price range. There is no partition for apps and you can install apps on entire storage. About 10 GB is free at users end. You cannot move apps to SD card, but can select SD card as the default App installation space.
XonPhone 5 Camera Review with Low Light Performance Test and Overview [Video]
User Interface and Battery
Software is Android 4.4 Kitkat with slight customizations. Default icon set takes inspiration from MIUI but whether you like it or not depends on your taste. You can always install any third party launcher and select a different theme of your choice.
The 2000 mAh battery is removable and has average battery backup. With heavy usage the phone will struggle to last one day, but for most moderate and basic users, one day usage will be very achievable.
Sound, Video Playback and Connectivity
The chipset can efficiently play Full HD and HD videos. Loudspeaker grill is present at the back. Loudness is average. The phone took too much time to lock our location indoors. GPS was comparatively faster outdoors.
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Conclusion and Price
Oplus XonPhone 5 is a good value for money device at 7,999 INR. It has a decent 8 MP camera, good chipset and 720P HD IPS LCD display. It will however have to prove itself before established brands and Tier 1 competition seeping in budget android price range, which won’t be an easy task.