Oppo R9S Plus
A BIG PHONE PACKED WITH TECH AND CAMERAS THAT BELIE ITS MID-RANGE PRICE TAG
$ 698, oppo.com
Oppo phones have come a long way, and the company’s produced a flagship unit that will tempt the crowd with champagne tastes but a sparkling wine budget – and plenty more too.
In the past we’ve seen phones from the brand that pride themselves on the strength of the camera, and while that’s not the focus this time around it probably should be. The 12MP front and rear lenses produce Insta-worthy selfies and pin-sharp HDR shots respectively, with fantastic colour reproduction. Throw in 64GB of storage and there’s lots of space to store your snaps.
They look fantastic on the beautiful 6-inch screen. Oppo’s kept the resolution at 1,920 x 1080, reducing the stress on the 4,000mAh battery which will happily last a day with moderate usage. Examine the spec sheet on the smaller R9S and you’ll see you’re getting a faster processor and bigger battery, making the Plus the better out of the two.
Big it may be, but it’s beautifully balanced and thin, the metallic body giving it a proper premium feel. Despite it running Android 6.0, this is well worth a serious look.