Oppo R15 Pro review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Oppo R15 Pro
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Quick Verdict

The Oppo R15 Pro is a nicely designed smartphone that finally doesn't just look like an iPhone clone for the most part.

The good

  • Good camera
  • Headphone jack
  • VOOC charging
  • NFC – finally!
  • Water resistance – finally!

The bad

  • Mid-range processor
  • ColorOS is an acquired taste
  • microUSB charging
  • Doesn't compare well against the OnePlus 6 or Find X

Oppo R15 Pro at a glance
When was the Oppo R15 Pro released? 9 July 2018.
What’s new about the Oppo R15 Pro? 6.28-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 660 processor, dual rear cameras, water resistance.
How much does the Oppo R15 Pro cost? $779 outright.

Oppo's R15 Pro adds features the R series has needed for years, but its price point puts it in a tough position.

While it would never entirely admit to it, Oppo's business case for the longest time has been in producing smartphones that look almost exactly like iPhones but without the premium price point to go with it.

The Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Pro shift subtly away from this, delivering a design that's more in line with premium Android handsets but, again, at a slightly lower price point. It's a welcome shift for the Chinese manufacturer, which has also got on board with other technologies that have been missing from the R series since inception, but that might not be enough to make the Oppo R15 Pro your next ideal handset.

Design

  • Vibrant design stands in stark contrast to your typical premium smartphone.
  • Massive 6.28-inch display provides plenty of room to play with.

Camera

  • Produces sharp and clear shots that stand out against those of other mid-range handsets.
  • Plenty of extra modes and tools to further tweak your photos.

Performance

  • Solid performance that sits between the mid-range and top-tier.
  • The iOS-like ColorOS won't appeal to everyone.

Battery life

  • Has no trouble hitting all-day battery life, even with its massive screen.
  • Supports fast-charging via Oppo's proprietary VOOC tech.

Verdict

  • The Oppo R15 Pro is proof that you don't have to pay a premium for a power-packed smartphone.

Pricing and availability

Oppo R15 Pro

A flagship phone for the fiscally-minded

The Oppo R15 Pro delivers long-awaited premium features like water resistance and NFC while retaining the affordable price tag Oppo smartphones are known for.

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  • The Oppo R15 Pro is available online from retailers like Amazon and Catch, as well as in-store from JB Hi-Fi.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 6.28
Display resolution (pixels) 2280 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Processor Snapdragon 660
Height (mm) 156.5
Width (mm) 75.2
Depth (mm) 8
Weight (g) 180
Battery size (mAh) 3,430
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 128GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 6GB
Water resistance IP67
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution 20
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 20
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 14th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 660
6.4
2160 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 710
6.4
2340x1080
128GB
Snapdragon 670
6.4
720 x 1520
128GB
Snapdragon 450
6.2
1520 x 720
32GB
Snapdragon 845
6.4
2340 x 1080
128GB
MediaTek MT6771
6.28
2280 x 1080
128GB
Snapdragon 660
6.28
2280 x 1080
128GB
MT6763T
6
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 660
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MT6750T
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 435
5.2
1280 × 720
32GB

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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