The Oppo R5 has been praised as one of the thinnest smartphone device in the market with its 4.85mm thick body. The handset was announced later in 2014 and has become Oppo’s signature device in terms of aesthetics and build. Now turning almost a year later, Oppo silently out a new and slightly upgraded version of the R5 and calls it the new R5s.
The R5s takes the best of the original Oppo R5 with a premium full-metal frame and the same 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display, this gives the display a highly crisp image with 423 ppi pixel density. Inside its metal construction. As this handset doesn’t really meant to be an all-new upgrade to the R5, the handset manufacturer powers the handset with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset found on last year’s model but this time the handset got a bump on its RAM from 2 GB with now featuring 3 GB of RAM and having a 32 GB of internal storage space as standard.
For photography lovers, Oppo carries over the effective 13 Megapixel Sony IMX214 BSI sensor and together with camera software technology, the R5s has an Ultra HD mode that creates a stunning 50 Megapixel images from a handful of images on the same view stitched together to for a one large high-quality image. There are other imaging features on the R5s including a Colorful-night mode, HDR, Expert mode, panorama, Beautify, Audio Photo, GIF, RAW, double exposure, Super Macro and After Focus which let users refocus an images right after they were taken. The front camera also is the ever useful and high-resolution 5 Megapixel shooter which should do all the works for Selfies and video calls with its 88 degree wide-angle lens. Both cameras has an f/2.0 aperture that should come in handy especially in low-light conditions.
Basically, everything else about the new R5s are all the same with the R5 released last year with only minor changes to its RAM and storage space. The handset also runs on the very stable Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), With the upgraded RAM the new Oppo R5s brings a lot smoother and faster performance compared to its predecessor. Unfortunately the new Oppo R5s still comes with the same 2000 mAh battery that the R5 has and that could only mean the same lousy battery performance that could spoil the user experience for this device.