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OPPO R1x hands-on, first impressions

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Along with the Neo 5 and Joy Plus, we were also able to squeeze in some quick alone time with the Oppo R1x. It is the high-end model from the company’s new trio and it flaunts a 5-inch display, 2GB of RAM, and an octa-core processor.

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Unlike the entry-level Joy Plus, the R1x definitely possesses a more aesthetically-pleasing build. The bezels are narrower than the neo 5 which should add to the overall enjoyment of watching videos or playing games. But just like its siblings from the fresh series, it still utilizes capacitive buttons below the 5-inch HD display.

As we browse through the menu, the colors were actually vibrant and sharp, almost like seeing the icons through a Full HD display. The usual sensors are up top beside its 5-megapixel front camera.

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The screen is spacious but the good thing is that we could still operate it with one hand. It also has a good heft to it and that’s a positive thing in our book since phones that are too light can come off as cheap and feel like a toy. In addition, its rounded corners make the device sit comfortably on the base of the thumb.

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The R1x’s form factor is similar to the Neo 5 in a way that a metal sheet runs around the body giving it some sort of a frame. The top houses the audio jack while the speaker grill and microUSB port are at the bottom.

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It just makes sense for OPPO to implement the same button placements for the three new devices. All have the Power/lock screen button on the left side and the volume rocker at the right. The only difference is that the R1x has the SIM card tray beside the volume control.

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The back looks pretty plain with the company’s branding at the upper half of the panel. Also looking very minimalist in this area are the 13MP rear camera and a single LED flash. The R1x supposedly has a very attractive design with diamond-like patterns for its back cover. However, it isn’t that noticeable for the white variant. It’s possible that it will be seen better on a different color.

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We also got to fiddle around its ColorOS UI and so far everything was smooth — from opening different apps to switching between them. By far, the R1x looks to be a capable device for both the professional and even users who are particular with their display quality.

Oppo R1x specs:
5-inch HD display @ 1280 x 720 resolution, 294ppi
1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
expandable up to 128GB
13MP rear camera with LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP, EDR
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Android 4.4 KitKat w/ ColorOS 2.0.1i
2,420mAh battery
140.6 x 70.1 x 6.8 mm
130 g
Price: Php15,990

 

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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Xiaomi m4i
Xiaomi m4i
7 years ago

Tanga lng bibili neto

OPPO R1x
OPPO R1x
Reply to  Xiaomi m4i
7 years ago

Swabe lng bibili nito

FTFY

ac3buddy
ac3buddy
7 years ago

enk enk. Kakainin ng buo to ng flash plus.

Oppo > flashplus

chokobenibambi
chokobenibambi
Reply to  ac3buddy
7 years ago

you mean flashplus > oppo ?

Ex-Alodian Knight
Ex-Alodian Knight
Reply to  ac3buddy
7 years ago

@Chokobe
Nope, Ac3 is right
R1X > Flash+

jizonpaul
jizonpaul
7 years ago

kababa ng battery for that price. hindi practical bilhin.

anon
anon
7 years ago

Good luck trying to sell that here.

denmark
denmark
7 years ago

oppo bakit ba masyado mahal yung mga smartphone ninyo, wala pa naman kayong napapatunayan sa world ng smartphone bakit di niyo gayahin si xiaomi at oneplus, maganda naman designs niyo, sayang lang talaga!

Banana
Banana
Reply to  denmark
7 years ago

1st: kilala si oppo pag mahilig (magbasa, maghanap, magexplore) ka talaga sa phones, wag ka mag cocomment ng “wala pa napapatunayan” try mo magbasa sa ibang blog PLEASE lang.
2nd: kung hindi mo afford si oppo at bias ka pagdating sa pag bibigay ng OPINYON, better read something else and ignore

Ex-Alodian Knight
Ex-Alodian Knight
Reply to  denmark
7 years ago

I’ll answer your questions:

Q: oppo bakit ba masyado mahal yung mga smartphone ninyo?
A: Because it takes time and money to have a premium experience. We want the best kaya, we put all our innovations, which kinda cost money.

Q: wala pa naman kayong napapatunayan sa world ng smartphone bakit di niyo gayahin si xiaomi at oneplus?
A: BBK Electronics is the parent company of both OPPO and OnePlus. OnePlus is yung brand nila for Online Sales, plus OPPO doesn’t need to pull some online flash sales tulad ng xiaomi to be able to sell phones. It’s about the right phones to the right people.

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