Oppo F15 – India Launch, Specs, Price, Best Features and Buying Advice
Oppo India has launched the new mid-range Oppo F15 in the Indian market for a price tag of Rs. 19,990. The phone is available to purchase from Flipkart, Amazon, and physical retail stores. It will go on sale starting 24th January 2020 on all channels.
The F15 is available in white and black color options with 8 GB Ram and 128 GB internal storage.
Highlight Features (Oppo F15)
- Quad- Rear Cameras.
- 4000 mAH Battery With Fast Charging.
- Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-Core Processor.
- Sleek Design (7.9 mm thickness).
- FHD+ Super AMOLED Display.
Design and Display
Oppo F15 comes with a water-drop notch selfie camera and has a polycarbonate build. It boasts of 4 rear cameras aligned vertically and a tiny front camera present in the dew-drop cut out at the top.
There is a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display, 430 nits, 20:9 aspect ratio, with FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution. It is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The display is one of the best that you will find in this price range.
The F15 also boasts of an in-display fingerprint scanner which claims is faster than the previous-gen phones.
Powering the Oppo F15 is the MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core Processor with 2.0 GHz clock speed and the Mali G72 MP3 GPU. It is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 730 present on the Realme X2 or the Redmi K20.
However, the F15 comes with Game Boost 2.0 to improve the stability in games like PUBG and COD Mobile. Additionally, there
Additionally, we have got 8 GB of DDR4 Ram to ensure smooth multitasking and gaming. Further, there is 128 GB internal storage and you can expand it up to 256 GB using the dedicated micro-sd card slot.
The Oppo F15 comes with impressive cameras and has a 48 MP (f/1.79 aperture) Sony IMX 586 sensor as the primary lens in the Quad-Camera module. The secondary camera comes with an 8 MP ultra-wide lens and the two lenses have 2 MP (depth sensor) and 2 MP Macro camera.
The camera can click images in portrait mode, portrait HDR, night portrait, AI photo and video beautifications. However, there is no 4K video recording support which is a bummer.
The front camera is a 16 MP shooter that comes with f/2.0 aperture and can click detailed selfies.
Battery and OS
Another highlight of the Oppo F15 is the presence of large 4000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day. Moreover, we are getting a fast charge with the mobile with VOOC 3.0 technology that can charge it up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The low point for the Oppo F15 is the presence of dated Color OS 6.1 and the Android Pie. The company has already released the new Color OS 6.7 that comes with a lot of new features. However, they have failed to ship the F15 with it.
The phone has 3.5 mm headphone jack for music and also has the modern USB-Type C port for charging and data transfer.
There is Dual 4G VOLTE support (no 5G), and you get the dedicated micro-sd card slot.
Should You Buy the Oppo F15
The Oppo F15 is sleek (7.9 mm thick and weighs 172 grams), with a stunning design and decent cameras. The processor is not best in the class and it ships with slightly old Color Os 6.1. What’s good about the F15 is it’s a display, in-display fingerprint scanner, battery life, fast charging, and high amount of Ram and storage.
Overall the F15 looks like a decent choice for daily use, if you are into gaming there are several better options like the Redmi K20 or the Realme X2.
Oppo F11 Pro / F11 – Top Features, Specs, Price and India Launch
Oppo has introduced a new Waterfall Grey color of the popular Oppo F11 Pro in India. The new color variant is available for purchase on Amazon India for Rs.23,990 for the 6 GB ram and 128 GB storage option.
Further, it will go on sale on Flipkart and Offline stores soon. Specs and other details are same as other variants of the F11 Pro.
Update 18/May/2019 – The Oppo F11 Pro and the Oppo F11 has got a price cut, and now both the devices are available to purchase online at a discounted price.
The Oppo F11 is available now for Rs. 17,990 on Amazon.in instead of the launch price of Rs. 19,990. Also, the Oppo F11 Pro has got a price cut of Rs. 1000 and is available now for Rs. 23,990 on Flipkart.
Today (5th, March 2019), at an event in Mumbai, company has unveiled the new F11 Pro and F11. Previously, the company has launched the F9 and F9 Pro, which are quite popular in the retail as well as online market.
Also, the brand has launched the new Oppo K1, recently in the Indian market for Rs. 15,990.
The F-Series has phones in the premium mid-range with pricing in between 18k to 32K price range.
Oppo F11 Pro Specs, Details, Camera Features
The Oppo F11 Pro comes with 6 GB Ram and 128 GB internal storage and costs Rs. 24,999. The phone is already available to pre-order on Flipkart, Amazon and will start shipping from 15th March 2019.
Oppo is also offering a 5% discount if you purchase it using the HDFC bank credit or debit card.
The smartphone comes with a pop-up selfie camera, and the highlight of the device is the 48 Megapixel rear camera.
Key Specs and Details – F11 PRO
At the back, there is a 48 Megapixel sensor (likely the Samsung GM1) that is quite capable. Further, there is a secondary camera at the back (for depth sensing) with 5 MP resolution.
The primary rear camera has f/1.79 aperture size and ball-bearing closed-loop VCM, 6P lens, and 1/2.25-inch image sensors.
Unlike the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, which requires you to shift to Pro mode to click 48 MP images, Oppo is using a different approach.
In good lighting conditions camera can click 48 MP ultra HD images, and in the low light conditions, the camera works as a 12 MP sensor.
In the dim light, the camera combines 4 pixels to create a larger single pixel with 1.6μm size, to click better low light images.
At the front side, the pop-up selfie camera helps to reduce the bezels, as the top side becomes notch-less.
Moreover, it comes with a 90.9% screen to body ratio, making it ideal for multi-media consumption.
It has time-lapse, slow motion, beauty mode, AI scene detection, night sight, and saturation boost (Dazzle Color Mode) features.
There is a night sight like feature (Ultra Night Mode) to click better low light images.
Powering the phone is the 12 Nm Mediatek Helio P90 Processor, which comes with 2.1 GHz clock speed and has 8 Core architecture.
There is Mali G72 MP3 GPU to take care of gaming needs. The processor is as good as the Snapdragon 660 but is no match for the Snapdragon 675/710 or Snapdragon 845.
On Geekbench (Single Core -1550, Multi-Core 5890) as well as Antutu (1,34,000), it performs as good as the Snapdragon 660.
Selfie Camera, Display, Design and Battery Life
There is a pop-up selfie camera that works electronically and snaps out whenever you need to click a selfie. The front camera comes with a 16 Megapixel lens with f/1.79 aperture size.
The F11 Pro doesn’t come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, instead offers a scanner at the rear side.
The display is large (6.53 Inches) and comes with IPS LCD FHD+ with 2340*1080 pixels resolution. Oppo has not shared if it has Corning Gorilla Glass.
The company is also boasting about the new Color OS 6.0 and the Android Pie experience out of the box. Also, there is a hyper boost for improving the App load times.
Fueling the device is a 4000 mAH capacity battery that comes with a blazing fast VOOC 3.0 charging.
Also, it comes with a bundled 20 Watts charger in the box. Additionally, the company provides a back cover as well as headphones with the phone.
A good gesture.
Notably, the F11 Pro misses on the USB Type C port but comes with the Micro-USB.
The phone comes with a triple tone gradient back design in two color choices – Aurora Green and Thunder Black color.
Undoubtedly the design is stunning, and colors are a head-turner. But it is a shame we have to put a case on such gorgeous phones.
Oppo F11 – What are the differences Vs. F11 Pro
The second phone that company launched is the F11, which comes with a similar design but is available in Double Gradient colors (Fluorite Purple, Marble Green).
The phone lacks the Pop-Up selfie camera, instead comes with a standard waterdrop notch that houses a 16 MP lens. The rear cameras and processor is the same on both the devices.
It comes with 4020 mAH capacity battery (instead of 4000 mAH on F11 Pro) with VOOC 3.0 support.
Further, there is 4 GB Ram and has 64 GB of internal storage. Both F11 and F11 Pro offers hybrid- sim slot. The storage is expandable up to 256 GB.
The Oppo F11 costs Rs. 19,990 and will go on sale along with the Pro version online as well as offline.
Oppo F11 Pro – A lot in Common With Vivo V15 Pro
As we know, Vivo has launched the V15 PRO on 20th Feb with a 48 MP rear camera, a similar design and the 48 MP rear camera.
It even has a similar pop-up selfie camera and a no-notch design.
Both the devices have a plastic back design and look pretty similar.
However, the V15 Pro is more expensive and comes with an in-display scanner, Super Amoled Display, and a powerful SD 675 processor.
Previously the company launched V11 Pro, which was quite similar to the Oppo F9 Pro with cosmetic changes.
As we know, Oppo, Vivo, Oneplus are all part of BBK Electronics, and there is a lot of synergy between the companies.
Whenever any of these companies develop one of the features like waterdrop notch or in-display scanner or popup camera; others quickly replicate it.
Like Oppo, F9 Pro was the first to come with waterdrop notch and was later copied by V11 Pro and OnePlus 6T.
The Vivo Nex came with the pop-up camera, and now we will get it in the Oppo F11 Pro or maybe even in the upcoming OnePlus 7.
Oppo F9 and F9 Pro India Launch, Specs, Price, Availability, Discounts, and Features
Launch Offers and Availability
Oppo has launched the latest mobiles (F9 Pro and F9) in the Indian market today after teasing the devices for many days on the social media platforms.
The Oppo F9 Pro will be available for pre-order starting today from Flipkart, and there is some cool launch offers to get the maximum benefit out of the early purchase.
However, it will go on sale on 31st August on Flipkart as well as these will be available on Amazon, retail stores and on Paytm mall.
On the other hand, the Oppo F9 will go on sale on a later date, yet unconfirmed by the brand.
The launch offers include up to 3.2 TB 4G data from Reliance JIO and a 5% cashback on purchase of the devices using the SBI debit or credit card.
The Oppo F9 costs Rs. 19,990 while the Oppo F9 Pro is available for Rs. 23,990. Further, both the devices will be available in purple, red, and twilight blue color options.
What’s the Difference Between Oppo F9 and F9 Pro?
Both the mobiles are identical and come with almost similar specs. However, the F9 Pro comes with 6 GB ram instead of 4 GB Ram available on the Oppo F9.
The only difference is the amount of Ram bundled with both the devices. Both come with 64 GB internal storage.
Specs and More Details
The Oppo F9 comes with a new iconic design which the company is calling an industry first. All the three colors Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple, look different from each other and comes most likely with a polycarbonate material with superior paint coating.
The phone has 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs 169 grams, which are not too high.
There are Dual Rear Cameras with a chrome ring around them and an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner.
The front side sports a unique waterdrop cutout display.
The phone comes with a minimal notch design and has over 90% screen to body ratio. Further, it has a 6.3-inch display which offers FHD+ (2340*1080) pixels with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The full view display on the Oppo F9 looks stunning and is one of the few devices to come with such a high screen to body ratio. Moreover, the display comes with a maximum brightness of 450 nits.
Powering the device is the Helio P60 Octa-Core processor which is also available on the Oppo RealMe 1 (a substantially cheaper phone, starts at Rs. 8,999).
Additionally, there is ARM Mali-G72 MP3 which comes with 800MHz clock speed.
The chipset is impressive and is fast for playing games and all other general tasks and is in the league of Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. Aforementioned the phones come with either 4 or 6 GB ram and has 64 GB storage that is user expandable.
The Oppo F9 and F9 Pro run on the Color OS 5.2, which comes with some new features, and the base version of Android is 8.1 Oreo.
For photography, it comes with 16 MP + 2 MP rear cameras having (f/1.8 and f/2.4) apertures. The secondary camera is basic and is meant for depth sensing only when using the phone in the portrait mode.
The primary 16 MP camera looks impressive and will have better low light imaging capabilities due to large aperture size.
At the front, there is a massive 25 Megapixel selfie camera with HDR support for taking impressive selfies.
Another top feature for the Oppo F9 is the battery life and support for VOOC fast charging. The phone comes with a 3500 mAH capacity battery and can run for 2 hours with just 5 minutes of charging.
Connectivity options include Micro-USB port with OTG support and Dual Sims (Both the sims support 4g).
Also, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack to ensure you can use your earbuds without the need for connectors.
Top 3 Features for Oppo F9 and F9 Pro
- Incredible Display with 90.8% screen to body ratio and waterdrop design.
- Impressive and unique design.
- VOOC Fast Charging Support.
Which Is Better to purchase Oppo F9 or Oppo F9 Pro?
There is a significant price difference of Rs. 4000 between both the devices and the only benefit we are getting is just 2 GB ram. Which in real-world performance will not make much difference.
If I have to purchase, I will buy the F9 instead of the F9 Pro. It is also evident the company wants to make some quick bucks that is why they have launched the F9 Pro ahead of Oppo F9.
Competition and Other Choices in the 20K Price range?
There are some other great choices in the sub 20k price range like the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (6 GB), Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2, Honor Play and the Huawei Nova 3i.
You can consider these before purchasing the Oppo F9 or the Pro variant.
Note – I will order the Oppo F9 soon, and we will have a more detailed camera and performance benchmarks.
Other Oppo Phones Launched in India recently is the Oppo A3s and the Oppo Find X.