Review: In Depth: Oppo R5

Introduction 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 turkey. I can already hear many of you ask “but who is Oppo?” Chinese mobile manufacturers are booming. The phrase “made in china” might have become synonymous with “mass produced”, “cheap”, and “low quality”, but we’ve already seen with the OnePlus One that these relatively unknown OEMs (in the West at least) mean to take the world by storm. Similar to its Chinese rivals, the Oppo R5 shames the established flagships with its low price tag, found online at around £290, $460, AU$600. You’ll be forgiven for thinking that with briefly having the “world’s thinnest smartphone” title and a super low price tag under its belt that Oppo has had to make some sacrifices in terms of performance, but this isn’t the case. Behind the Full HD 5.2-inch screen sits …
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