Oppo has launched its new Smartphone Oppo Neo 5 in India followed by the global release of Oppo neo 5 and Oppo neo 5s last week.
The smartphone is priced at Rs. 9,999 in the Indian market. The smartphone looks premium and stylish, a bit over priced but again has a decent build quality compared to some of the smartphones with better specs available at a cheaper price.
The Oppo Neo 5 (2015) is the successor of last year’s Oppo Neo 5 with improved specs and design.
The handset features 4.5 inch IPS screen with a display resolution of 480*854 pixels having pixel density of 219 ppi with glove touch and wet touch support. Which essentially makes life little easy to use the smartphone wearing gloves and use it with wet fingers.
The Oppo Neo 5 (2015) is powered by a quad core MT6582 Mediatek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and a Mali 400MP2 GPU along with 1 GB RAM.
The phone features an 8 megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2 mega pixel front camera. The Oppo Neo 5 comes with a PI image creation engine that provides customizable camera interface and includes several plug-ins like Beautify 3.0 for taking selfies, Double exposure etc.. to deliver an enhanced camera experience
The Oppo Neo 5 runs on color OS 2.0.1 which is based on Android Kitkat 4.4.2 the phone comes with cool gesture support like double tap to turn screen on, screen capture by simply swiping down three fingers and which can even be customized according to user’s choice.
The phone comes with a mirror finished back cover and available in two colours crystal white and sapphire blue
The Oppo Neo 5 includes dual sim (Micro sim + Nano sim) dual stand by and has a 2000 mAh non-removable battery.
Key specs of Oppo Neo 5 (2015)
Screen : 4.5 inch IPS
Resolution : 480*854 pixels
Processor : 1.3 GHz Quad core Mediatek MT6582
GPU : Mali 400MP2
Operating system : Color OS 2.0.1 (Android 4.4.2)
RAM : 1 GB
Storage : 8 GB (Expandable via micro SD)
Camera : Rear – 8Megapixel Front 2 Megapixel
Battery : 2000 mAh non removable Li-Po
OTG support : yes
4G : No
3G : WCDMA: 2100 MHz
Considering the design and premium finish of the smartphone it is a good purchase under Rs. 10,000. However it lacks some of the features which are coming in other smartphones under 10K , like a 5 MP front camera and 4G connectivity.
With 4G data to become cheaper in 6-8 months when RJIO gets launched, we are seeing a lot of smartphone manufacturers offering 4G support. Recently Lenovo disclosed that they have sold more than 1 Million 4G smartphones online with the help of top selling models like Lenovo A6000 , 6000 Plus and A7000.
Though it may take may be 1-2 years to see a full 4G roll out and better connectivity for users, so if your smartphone doesn’t have 4G you are not missing much either.
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