Oppo has been producing a range of smartphones for quite some time now. After, they have established themselves as a well reputed company, they have ventured into entry level smartphones too. The Oppo Neo 5s smartphone was launched in May 2015. The phone offers a decent Android experience and offers a lot of connectivity options.
The phone has a boxlike design which gets mixed reviews from its users. Few people love it, most do not. The phone does have a unique design to say the least. The volume rocker has been provided on the right edge and the power button has been provided on the left edge of the phone. The speaker grille has been provided on the lower part of the back panel, while three soft touch capacitive buttons have been provided on the bottom part of the front display. The external dimensions of the phone are 131.9 x 65.5 x 8 mm (5.19 x 2.58 x 0.31 in), which makes it quite handy. Weighing 135 grams, the phone is extremely lightweight and carrying the phone around is not an issue. The phone is available in two color variants i.e. blue and white. The phone comes with a 4.5-inches IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and roughly corresponds to 218 ppi. The display provided in the phone is basic and serves its purpose. However, we did expect the display to be a little more brighter. The phone struggles a bit in terms of sunlight legibility and has barely manageable viewing angles. Overall, the phone has unique design and workable display.
The phone features with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor backed by a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 SoC chipset. The phone is also backed by 1GB of RAM, which again is a common thing observed in entry-level phones. The processor is able to provide a decent Android experience. Once again, one should not expect the processor to be able play heavy games and apps, as the phone is not made for those tasks. The Adreno 306 GPU handles the graphic performance of the phone and makes sure that light games and videos are played without any problem. For processor does a decent job in delivering what is expected from it. The phone runs on Android ecosystem, version 4.4.2 i.e. KitKat. The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and allows dual-SIMs.
Oppo is known for its amazing flagship devices and they always seem to provide exceptional cameras in their smartphones. The phone has an 8MP primary camera that is backed by autofocus and LED flashlight. Also, a 2MP front camera has been provided in the phone. The primary camera supports basic functions like Touch to focus and offers shooting modes such as Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. Video recording is also done by the camera at frames. The images captured by the rear camera are okay and that’s about it. Being an entry level smartphone, one cannot expect the camera provided in the phone to take amazing pics. The cameras are provided more as utility than luxury. The front shooter is only good for video calling purposes, as the images captured by it is not impressive. The phone features a loudspeaker that gets sufficiently loud, but then again not loud enough. The phone also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
If we talk about the battery provided in the phone, the phone comes with a 2000mAh Li-Po battery. The battery provided in the phone is non-removable. When tested in real life, the battery can run up for a day with moderate usage. Talking about the connectivity options, the phone offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0, A2DP, EDR, A-GPS, FM radio, USB microUSB version 2.0 and USB Host. The phone features with four kinds of sensors i.e. Accelerometer, proximity and compass.