Back in October, Oppo unveiled the Oppo R5 that was the slimmest smartphone to be launched in the world with a thin profile of 4.85 mm. Notably, the handset could not retain this crown for long as Vivo came up with the X5 Max that is thinner at 4.75 mm. The Oppo R5 entered the Indian market in January for a pricing of Rs 29,990 making it a decent smartphone with a not much expensive price tag. Here we have a few questions that might pop up in your mind regarding the R5 and the answers for the same.

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Oppo R5 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5.2 Inch Full HD Super AMOLED, 423 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Software Version: Android 4.4 KitKat Based on Color OS 2.0 UI
  • Main Camera: 13 MP camera, Sony IMX214 Sensor
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP
  • Internal Storage:  16 GB
  • External Storage: No
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh, VOOC charging technology
  • Connectivity: LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB 2.0 and USB OTG

Question – Does Oppo R5 have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer – Yes, the display is on the Oppo R5 is layered with Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance and basic protection.

Question – How is the Display of Oppo R5?

Answer – The 5.2 inch super AMOLED display is good in quality with decent color reproduction and vivid clarity. Even on closer observation, there is no pixilation on the screen that is a highlight of the Oppo R5’s display.

Question – How is the Build Quality?

Answer – The emphasizes is on the slim profile of the Oppo R5 as it measures only 4.85 mm thick. There is a complete metallic build on the device and hence, it looks highly rich and premium. There are metallic edges and frames and it is an aluminum magnesium alloy that is used. The back panel of the Oppo R5 is made using stainless steel for better cooling.

Question – What comes inside the Box?

Answer –VOOC rapid charger, a Micro USB cable, In-Ear Headset and the Micro USB to 3.5 mm Adapter, 1.15 Ampere charger, SIM ejection tool.

Question – What size SIM card is supported? How is the call quality?

Answer – You can use one Micro SIM card in the Oppo R5 and there is good quality with decent loudspeaker performance.

Question – Does it have LED notification light?

Answer – No, There is no LED notification light on the R5 and hence, you will have to turn on the display to check if there is a notification.

Question – How much is Free Storage?

Answer – Of the 16 GB of native storage space in the smartphone, around 12 GB of is available for users. Considering that there is no support for additional storage, Oppo should have come up with a 32 GB variant of the R5.

Question – Does it support USB OTG?

Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported by Oppo R5.

Question – How is the Camera Quality?

Answer – The 13 MP camera with Sony Exmor IMX214 sensor with f2.0 aperture lens, LED flash and Full HD 1080p video recording. There is support for slow motion video recording, ultra HD mode, over sampling of images up to 50 MP. The rear snapper is good in quality with good low light performance. Also, there is a 5 MP front facer with support for HD video calls. There are some beautification features and the overall quality is decent with good color reproduction.

Question – How much did Oppo R5 score on Antutu and Nenamarks 2?

Answer – Oppo R5 scored 31,417 on Antutu and 54.8 fps on Nenamarks 2. Performance wise, the handset is pretty good in this price bracket it fares better than its octa core rivals in the mid-range market.

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QuestionHow many sensors does Oppo R5 have?

Answer – You can see the full list in the image below.

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Question – How is GPS Locking?

Answer – GPS locking is good on Oppo R5 be it indoors and outdoors.

Question – How loud is Loudspeaker on Oppo R5?

Answer – The Oppo R5 loudspeaker is loud enough and there should be no issues in hearing the audio from it even in loud environments.

Question – Can Oppo R5 play Full HD 1080p Videos?

Answer – Yes, the handset can play Full HD 1080p and HD 720p videos of several formats smoothly without any issues.

Question – Can Oppo R5 be connected to Bluetooth headsets?

Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset

Question – Is WiFi Display supported?

Answer – Yes, Oppo R5 supports WiFi Display.

Question – How is the battery backup?

Answer – The 2,000 mAh battery sounds moderate, but it should pump in up to a day of backup. Furthermore, the VOOC rapid charging technology is claimed to charge the battery on the R5 from 0 to 75 percent in just 30 minutes. VOOC charger more than makes up for the moderate mAh capacity.

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Conclusion

Oppo R5 is a very slim smartphone that renders a great value for the pricing it is asks. The handset boasts of a premium build, good display, capable camera and impressive hardware. The device is claimed to remain cool with the stainless steel back panel as the material can handle overheating effectively.