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Topic # 239567 24-Jul-2018 09:32
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Attended the launch event last week and have an OPPO R15 Ruby Red here - gorgeous handset, great large screen and even has NFC - happy with Android Pay and Snapper reloads. Not as fast as the OnePlus but goes head to head with Nokia 7 and Motorola g6 Plus. 

 

 

OPPO has launched the newest addition to their smartphone range the OPPO R15 Pro, including new flagship features like the 6.28-inch super full screen and dual 20 megapixel camera with improved camera technology, enhanced by AI and a new Sony sensor.

 

Saying the camera is the most used feature of any smartphone, OPPO has delivered new top-of-the-line camera functions, like the re-invented ‘Sensor-HDR’ technology which dramatically improves back-lit selfies and allows users to check high dynamic exposure live effects in real-time.

 

Low resolutions selfies are a thing of the past thanks to a 20 megapixel front camera. Along with upgraded scenario recognition based on AI-enhanced technologies, the dual rear cameras (16 megapixel+20 megapixel) use the new Sony IMX519 sensor with 1.22μm single pixel size, bringing a larger photosensitive area and stronger performance.

 

Whether taking photos using the front, or back camera, you can choose from a range of beautifying modes to take enhanced shots of yourself, or tap on “AI” to let the camera decide for you. 

 

To bring images to life, OPPO has improved on its full screen display. With an OLED 6.28-inch 2280 x 1080 (401 ppi) bezel-less screen, it means no part of the screen is wasted ensuring maximum screen to body ratio.

 

OPPO has worked with famed industrial designer Karim Rashid to create two limited edition colour gradients for the OPPO R15 Pro: Ruby Red and Cosmic Purple. Both shades have a new gradient design, with built-in transparent glass that allows for light and shadow to play off of the colours, creating a unique and aesthetically pleasing handset.

 

The R15 Pro offers exceptionally long battery life and with the fastest and safest smartphone charge technology, VOOC Flash Charge, a five-minute charge gives you a two-hour phone call. The new smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 processor and comes with 6 GB RAM plus 128 GB storage and Android 

 

The new device will be available with a retail price of NZ$899, from the following retailers:

 

  • Noel Leeming, JB Hi-Fi, PB Tech, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Smiths City: July 23rd On Sale
  • Plans: 2degrees Mobile - Available 23rd July

 





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  Reply # 2061521 24-Jul-2018 09:37
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I was looking into them yesterday too.

 

Workmate sent me the PBtech link from email since he knew I was pining over the likes of a good Dual sim like the aus P20/Moto 6  discussions :)

 

 

 

It really shows how the consumer demand has changed though right. We went from 'if you wan to take pics of somthing, buy a camera, not a phone'

 

To now a focus on the camera in them striving to be the clearest in the market. Especially for selfies.. I mean. C'mon

 

 

 

I do a lot of charity/public work in character. And we may now only see 3 SLRs over a weekend when everyone else is piddling around with opening app or using unfamiliar devices to try and take them. Sure seeing a swing.

 

Does colourOS still stack up against normal android in regards to speed/frequency of updates? Was a drawcard for me for the likes of Moto. No Samsung bloat, and faster core updates - inline with the Nexus range


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  Reply # 2061684 24-Jul-2018 14:03
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Attended the launch event last week and have an OPPO R15 Ruby Red here - gorgeous handset, great large screen and even has NFC - happy with Android Pay and Snapper reloads. Not as fast as the OnePlus but goes head to head with Nokia 7 and Motorola g6 Plus. 

 

 

It's certainly a stylish looking phone (especially stunning in that red), but I'm not sure if the price and the specs align particularly well. For that price I'd expected something not too far off the performance of the OnePlus but that's not the case at all.

 

It's good that Oppo have finally added NFC, the main thing that has put me off the brand, and something that's been present on even basic entry-level phones for years. But $900 is way more than the RRP of those two phones you mention as competitors - $700 in the case of the Nokia 7+ or $579 for the Moto G6 Plus.




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  Reply # 2061686 24-Jul-2018 14:08
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It's not that bad - when using as my full day phone I've noticed it being slower than the OnePlus only a couple of times. 





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  Reply # 2062179 25-Jul-2018 11:47
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The R15 Pro is really rather nice, surprisingly a significant leap forward with the latest version of ColorOS. OPPO have clearly spent a lot of time with Google to globalise the software. The full screen gestures are especially neat. Love the colours too.

 

There is also the regular flavour R15 not-Pro, which gets you the MediaTek Helio P60 instead of Snapdragon 660, loses the NFC and IP rating, and a slightly different design.





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  Reply # 2062190 25-Jul-2018 11:55
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The only annoyance I could find so far is the lack of notification icons in the top - notification banners show up on the screen and will make a sound (if configured) but there will no "at a glance" indication otherwise, so you have to swipe down from the top to check the notification sliders. Also you can't just dismiss the notification sliders by sliding to the side - you have to slide then tap "Delete".

 

Other than this, pretty solid really. And the NFC works well and fast for Google Pay.





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  Reply # 2066102 1-Aug-2018 09:47
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SWMBO got an R15 Pro in Ruby Red yesterday and she's loving it! It was $100 off on a 36 month open term contract with 2degrees. Being open term she can cancel anytime she likes, she'll just have to pay the outstanding balance but gets to retain the $100 discount.

 

After set up and using a Google backup of her Galaxy S8 Edge* to install apps data was a breeze. Oppo also have an inbuilt app called Clone Phone. I installed a copy of this on her S8 and used it to transfer SMS data, photos, videos etc. I was quite impressed with how easy and fast it all was!

 

Looking at her phone on the network though I noticed her phone was operating in the 2.4GHz wifi band. I've tried playing around with various settings but can't seem to get it to operate on the 5GHz segment. The SSID that's being connected to (Grandstream GWN7000/GWN7610 combo) is dual-band with 5GHz steering, so not sure quite what's going on here.

 

 

 

* this will be factory reset in the not too distant future and put up for sale


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