Oppo R5 is slimmest smartphone with 4.85mm waistline
Oppo has launched the worlds thinnest smartphone with just 4.85mm of thickness, Oppo R5. It is not only slim as it has decent internals to give smartphone users complete package and not just slim profile.
Oppo R5 features 5.2″ AMOLED touchscreen with Full HD 1,080 x 1,920 resolution, 423ppi and Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance and durability. It runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 and under the hood is Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 Octa Core 64bit chipset clocked at 1,5GHz, Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB RAM for buttery smooth performance.
The camera is no slouch with 13-megapixels camera from Sony which is IMX 214 sensor with f/2.0 aperture featured in all current flagships. Oppo has optimized camera to make it capable of capturing 50-megapixels pictures just like Find 7. The front camera is also 5-megapixels which has seen tremendous jump in quality due to selfie trend.
In terms of connectivity there is hardly anything missing as all options are present like LTE, HSPA+, 3G , Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS and microUSB 2.0. Oppo R5 can also shoot 4k videos and 1080p videos at 60fps. Though with such a power packed smartphone there are few niggles with 3,5mm jack missing and Oppo has bundled O Music accessory so you can still enjoy the standard 3.5mm headphones you may have. The internal memory is also just 16GB with no external card slot though the USB OTG support is present.
There’s also small 2000mAh battery which might not suffice through the day but there are few compromises to make if you want to have super slim phone, although there’s a Oppo rapid charger bundled to get you to 75% battery in just 30minutes. Oppo R5 also features metallic body like iPhone 5 and 5S minus the curved edges.
Oppo R5 will be up for sale at $499 unlocked in USA and other countries at somewhat similar price range and will be available in next couple of weeks in Gold and Silver colors. A special Oppo R5 Gilded Edition will also come to market with real gold plated body for those who wants to add the precious touch to their smartphones.