With OPPO R7 being pushed in full swing, the Chinese brand isn’t abandoning its ultra-thin aspirations just yet. The OPPO R5 which is their thinnest smart phone at a mere 4.85mm has returned for a sequel in the form of the OPPO R5s. Nothing has changed in terms of design but it gets a new grey colour scheme that looks pretty slick.
Under the hood, it gets some welcomed upgrades – a larger 3GB RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. As comparison, the current OPPO R5 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Like the original R5, storage isn’t expandable with microSD.
The rest of the spec-sheet is the same as before with a 5.2″ Super AMOLED display that does full HD 1080p and it runs on an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor. Unfortunately the embedded battery is the same paltry 2,000mAh unit but it can be replenished quickly with VOOC Flash charger from 0 to 75% in 30 minutes. The camera is still the same 13MP Sony IMX214 unit at the back with a front facing 5MP selfie shooter. Out of the box, it still runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat that has ColorOS 2.0 running on top. Just like the original R5, the R5s also lacks a headphone jack and you’ll need a micro-USB to audio adapter if you’re planning to plug in your head phones.
The price of the OPPO R5s is quite surprising as it was listed at 199 Euros (about RM947). As comparison, the OPPO R5 in Malaysia is currently priced at RM1,398, down from RM1,598 previously. For the specs, this is quite compelling for under RM1,000 but if only it has a bigger battery on-board.