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Oppo R5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Oppo R5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and usability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the performance. Many are less positive about the connectivity and battery.

portability, design, screen, usability, camera

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Oppo R5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Oppo R5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Oppo R5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size, while there are some negative reviews about the battery.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

battery

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OPPO R8106 R5 16GB 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Silver (AMOLED 423 PPI Display, Snapdragon 615 Processor, 2GB Ram, Android, VOOC Flash Charging)OPPO R8106 R5 16GB 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Silver (AMOLED 423 PPI Display, Snapdragon 615 Processor, 2GB Ram, Android, VOOC Flash Charging)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Oppo R5 review:

 

Oppo's R5 is a seriously gorgeous phone. Clad in metal, it's super-thin -- just 4.85mm (0.19 inches) deep, and it weighs a scant 155 grams (5.5 ounces). It's certainly impressive, but this comes at the loss of the 3.5mm audio jack, so you'll have to...

The Oppo R5 has a ridiculously sleek profile with a metal frame that feels solid and well-built.

Despite having an octa-core processor, the phone is oftentimes sluggish. The 13-megapixel camera takes a while to start, too. The thin frame means there's no headphone jack or microSD card slot.

Oppo has created a beautiful phone that shows plenty of promise, but it needs to iron out the kinks in its performance if it's to stand out against the cheaper competition.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Oppo R5 ( gold)

 

For Android fans envious of the iPhone 6 's slim frame, well, look no further. The R5's ultra-slim body beats the iPhone handily, and will draw envious stares from other Android owners as well.

The Oppo R5 has a ridiculously sleek profile with a metal frame that feels solid and well-built.

Despite having an octa-core processor, the phone is oftentimes sluggish. The 13-megapixel camera takes a while to start, too. The thin frame means there's no headphone jack or microSD card slot.

Oppo has created a beautiful phone that shows plenty of promise, but it needs to iron out the kinks in its performance if it's to stand out against the cheaper competition.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Oppo R5 review: One to remember

 

The world's thinnest smartphone record is as fragile as a piece of china. It was broken three times in the last couple of months alone. The Gionee Elife S5.1 was first with a ridiculously slim 5.1mm profile, but its moment of triumph was just that - a...

5.2" 16M-color 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen, 423ppi ; Android OS v4.4.4 KitKat with Color OS ; Octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU (4x 1.7GHz plus 4x 1.0GHz), 2GB of RAM, Adreno 405 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset ; 13MP autofocus camera, dual-LED flash;...

No 4K video or 1080p@60fps recording at launch ; No FM radio ; No microSD card slot and no higher capacity option ; No 3.5mm audio jack (microUSB to 3.5mm adapter supplied) ; No NFC ; Relatively low battery capacity

Creating the R5, Oppo was obviously laser focused on delivering exquisite design and build quality, and making a sizzling first impression. And well, they delivered that in spades.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Oppo R5 (Unlocked)

 

With a premium build and Impossibly thin profile, the unlocked Oppo R5 might just be the most physically impressive Android smartphone you can buy. All that beauty comes at the expense of performance, however.

Stunningly thin and supremely well built. Sharp and vibrant AMOLED display. Great camera performance

Poor U.S. network compatibility. Sluggish performance at times

There's something magical about holding the Oppo R5, a smartphone so impossibly thin that you wonder how it functions at all. It conjures up memories of the original Motorola Razr, but feels wholly futuristic, seemingly lifted straight off of a sci-fi...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Paul.K (phonearena.com)

Oppo R5 Review

 

The super-slim, 0.19" (4.85mm) Oppo R5 was announced at the end of October and was quickly proclaimed the thinnest smartphone in the world - an impressively elegant handset, obviously meant to please users who place aesthetics as a top factor when...

Super-slim ; Elegant design and sturdy body

Battery life is below the norm ; Loudspeaker lacks volume and depth ; Call quality could be better ; Lack of a 3.5mm audio jack makes replacing the headset an inconvenience ; An overly inaccurate, bluish display

A very elegant handset with a sizable display to boot – the R5 seems to be for casual users, who prefer their smartphone to be a modestly used tech accessory, rather than a tool for long surfing and gaming sessions. Physically, the device provides a...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Oppo R5 Smartphone Review

 

Smartphone manufacturers are obsessed with thinness. Being the 'best at' this or 'most' that gives you bragging rights and that's what Chinese OEM Oppo appears to be after with the R5. At just 4.85mm thick, it's a pretty impressive form factor, though...

Attractive, ultra-slim design with a decent AMOLED display.

Slim design leads to woeful battery life. High-end price for mid-range performance and camera. Mediocre software. No 3.5mm audio jack or microSD card slot.

After using the Oppo R5 as my daily driver for over a week, I’m left completely unconvinced that slim designs are the best option for today’s smartphones. Considering its flagship level price –

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Jaime Rivera (pocketnow.com)

Oppo R5 review: Thin is an understatement

 

When thin just isn't enough.

Excellent build quality, fit & finish ; Large Super AMOLED display on a thin chassis ; Incredibly thin and comfortable to hold ; Bevy of software features and options ; VOOC Rapid Charging

Just average battery life ; Laggy software ; No 3.5mm headphone jack ; Only 16GB of non-expandable storage

Overall my experience with the Oppo R5 has been positive when it comes to hardware. If you’re a power user, the lack of expandable storage, a flagship processor, and a headphone jack would most likely have you looking to other Oppo options like the...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Oppo R5 Review

 

We take a closer look at the thinnest Android smartphone in the world currently available, in this comprehensive review of the Oppo R5!

Thin and sleek design ; Solid build quality ; Fantastic display ; Easy of use

Poor battery life ; Subpar camera ; Software bugs

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Oppo R5 review

 

One of the thinnest smartphones in the world

Fantastic AMOLED screen ; Decent 13MP camera ; Quick charge ; Low price

Uncomfortable to hold ; No headphone port ; UI feels cheap and dated ; Battery life not amazing

Ratings in depth Despite the best efforts of Samsung and Apple, the world's thinnest smartphone title briefly went to a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer. Oppo's R5 handset is a mere 4.85mm thick, that's almost thin enough to carve your holiday...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Oppo R5 Review: Elegant looks and sleek design but at Rs 29,990, pricing is way off the mark - Tech2

 

We review Oppo's thinnest and most elegant phone, the Oppo R5

The Oppo R5 wins in the looks department. The 4.85mm thin form factor makes this one stand apart from the crowd and the silver back looks elegant. In terms of performance, the Oppo R5 does have some issues, but on a daily use-case is quite...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes