Oppo R15 Pro Review – Exceptional Rear Cameras alongside a Whopping 6GB of RAM
The Oppo R15 Pro in Australia is, without a shadow of a doubt, the biggest smartphone from Oppo but the biggest thing about it is perhaps its price. The handset is backed by an eye-catching 6.28-inches AMOLED screen with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels, Android Oreo 8.1 Operating System and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset.
The handset is made of Glass and houses a season’s favorite big aspect ratio screen complete with a small notch such as Oppo Realme C1. As written above, Oppo added a screen based on AMOLED Technology and worked hard on building up a Selfie Expert branding with quite a few selfie-centric features. The incredible improvements include a quality-oriented rear camera, Snapdragon 660 Chipset and a massive battery with VOOC fast charging.
Release Date and Price
Oppo didn’t reveal an official Oppo R15 Pro release date in Australia but JB Hi-Fi started pre-orders on July 2 and later on July 9, 2018, became available across Australia.
As far as Oppo R15 Pro Price in Australia is concerned, we’ve seen that Oppo’s R-Series continues to delivering remarkable camera capabilities at unmatched rates and interestingly, Oppo R15 Pro isn’t an exception.
In Australia, Oppo R15 Pro set users back around AU$779 which is indeed an amazing value especially when you consider a handset’s premium design and eye-catching features.
Oppo R15 Pro Specs
The handset comes with a whopping 6GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard memory and Adreno 512 GPU. Other Oppo R15 Pro specifications in Australia are listed below.
- Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.2 x 8 mm
- Weight: 180 grams
- Build: Front Glass, Aluminum Frame, and Ceramic Back
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-by)
- Display Size: 6.28-inches AMOLED (1080 x 2280 Pixels)
- Multitouch: Yes
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo OS
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- CPU: Octa-core
- GPU: Adreno 512
- RAM: 6GB
- ROM: 128GB (Expandable further up to 256GB via microSD)
- Rear Camera: 16MP + 20MP (f/1.7 + f/1.7)
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Video Recording: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60/120fps, 720p@240fps
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- Sensors: Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Accelerometer and Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Colors: Ceramic Black and Dream Mirror Red
- Battery: 3430mAh non-removable (Fast battery charging: VOOC Flash Charge 5V/4A)
Oppo R15 Pro Screen
First and foremost, you’ll notice how handsome Oppo R15 Pro looks. The handset’s delicate curves and a comfortable weight both are making it a pleasure to hole and a negligible camera knock can be allayed with gel case – adding a lot more texture. The screen size of Oppo R15 Pro, as well as regular Oppo R15, is 6.28-inches AMOLED with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution. The matrix underneath which slightly curved Gorilla Glass 5 piece is of a Diamond PenTile kind. Sunlight legibility is quite better as compared to Oppo R11s and almost similar to Oppo R11.
Oppo R15 Pro Performance and OS
The R15 Pro runs on ColorOS 5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Oppo’s own 5.0 launcher brings a better AI engine with real-time translation, a lot more new navigation gestures, faster Face Unlock as well as enhanced split-screen multitasking.
The brain behind R15 Pro is Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset which is coupled with a whopping 6GB of RAM and with better efficient manufacturing process – 14nm. The Snapdragon 660 Chipset is undoubtedly powerful and plentiful sources have claimed that they ran a few fan-favorite games simultaneously and didn’t find any hiccup. Sources further added that Oppo R15 Pro runs cool even under peak load and they didn’t find any regulating.
Oppo R15 Pro Battery
The smartphone is powered by 3430mAh non-removable battery (Li-Po) sealed inside its glass body. The handset does feature a fast VOOC charging standard and is backed by a proper charger for it – a V5 unit at 4A for a total output of 20W. The device restores juice around 58% in half an hour and full charge in an hour and a half. Based on several tests, 3430mAh battery sored of 86 hours – quite better as compared to Oppo’s R11s and did great on talk time, web browsing and video playback. The standby power consumption, on the other hand, is slightly above average.
The Oppo R15 Pro does splendidly with an active external amplifier – there’s seamless and flawless accuracy and a volume level is nicely high. Different sources have claimed that while plugging in their standard headphones, volume dropped to just above average whereas stereo crosstalk rose a casual amount. All in all, the audio quality of Oppo R15 Pro is amazing great – although other flagships do much better.
Oppo R15 Pro Camera
There is a dual rear camera – 16MP + 20MP with an aperture of f/1.7 + f/1.7 respectively. The FaceTime sensor is 20MP, though. Aside from everything, Oppo R15 Pro’s camera is a winner as it lets users capture winning images in natural light. Just switch HDR option on a rear-facing dual lens camera and you will be surprised by what you’ve created. The selfie shooter’s ability is a little bit questionable – however – alongside a little lack of definition, resulting in images feeling a little disappointed – unless you’ve turned on a beauty mode.
- Much improved hardware and software
- Gorgeous screen and aesthetic
- Exceptional performance
- High Definition videos (4K)
- Super bezel-less AMOLED screen
- A small amount of battery
- Outdated micro USB Port
- No wireless charging
- The secondary rear lens isn’t really useful
- Lacks an OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
The Oppo R15 Pro amazingly feel like a major step forward for Chinese smartphone brand Oppo. The device feels magnificent and compelling ways that R11s and R11 didn’t. The exquisite configuration ensures that it handles heavy multitasking at ease. Furthermore, it’s blessed with outstanding cameras for capturing detailed and colorful images. Altogether, if you don’t mind using a smartphone with an average battery, it’s a handset you should go for.