Oppo is a company that’s mostly driven by style. The phones that they’ve launched on the market have all been unique in their own special ways. The Reno series with their shark fins, Oppo Find X were some of the most unique creations in the Oppo lineup. But style and price have always been kind of complementary attributes. However, Oppo doesn’t seem to be concerned with those incompatibilities at all.
Their new arrival, the Oppo F15 kind of stands against that contradiction. The F15 has already been launched in India and, after almost a week later, it’s already available in Nepal as well. The phone showed up in the market yesterday alongside Oppo’s other champion, the Oppo Reno 3. The embarking price for the Oppo F15 is set at Rs 39,990 for the 8/128GB model.
Now then, setting the price and availability aside for now, let’s overview the Oppo F15.
Oppo F15: A Spicy Blend of Design and Camera
The Oppo F15 is a neatly designed phone with minimalistic design approaches. The phone still features a glastic outlook; yet the phone has the gradient finish that gives off subtle premium vibes from it. A spicy blend of colors and aggressive patterns are probably at the root of this premium feel. There’s not much change up front though. It’s the typical old drop-down notch from 2019.
Setting the classy design aside, the F15 features a 6.4” AMOLED panel that covers an 85.5% screen to body ratio. The phone should be quite large as well thanks to the 20:9 aspect ratio. The resolution tops out at 1080p with Max brightness reaching up to 430 nits. So, I guess there won’t be any problems with the brightness outdoors.
Underneath the Gorilla glass 5 protection, the F15 houses an “ancient” MediaTek Helio P70 that’s combined with 8/128GB internals. On top, the F15 flashes Color OS 6.1 layering over Android 9. The OS and Internals are not a problem but the Helio P70 chipset is relatively old and it just doesn’t even come close to what others at its range are offering.
Oppo F15 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.4 inches, AMOLED 100.4 cm2(~85.5% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 240 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6771V Helio P70 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), ColorOS 6.1
- Internals :128GB, 8GB RAM
- Primary Camera: Quad-camera setup
- 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
- 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Secondary Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4025 mAh battery; Fast battery charging 20W: 50% in 30 min (VOOC Flash Charge 3.0)
Oppo F15 Price in Nepal: Rs 39,990
Moving on, the F15 flaunts a rear vertical quad camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8 lens at the center of attention. The remaining 8MP f/2.3 ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 depth and 2MP f/2.4 monochrome lens is for extra support. Over to the front, there’s a 16MP f/2.0 sensor for selfies.
Last but not the least, there’s an average-sized 4025mAh that powers the entire device. You know what’s extraordinary here, though? The phone comes in with a VOOC flash charge 3.0 that apparently gets the battery to a massive 50% in just 30 mins!
OPPO F15 Price in Nepal, Availability and Impressions
The Oppo F15 surely exceeds our initial expectations on pricings. We’d assumed that it’d be seeing the daylight at around Rs 33,000. Compared to that Rs 39,990 is definitely overkill. Surely, this changes a lot of my initial impression on the device. With this price becoming a major part of the equation, I guess its a little difficult for me to entirely recommend this device. Especially considering it’s prime contenders, Redmi Note 8 Pro, and Realme X2.
The Oppo F15 brings a lot of style to the game, but that alone is not enough for it to excel. The design and camera attributes are surely fun to play around. But all that glitters is not gold! And the plain vanilla processor underneath is the perfect example for this; as it lacks the strength to go up against the competition.
The Note 8 Pro and Realme X2 both boast a relatively powerful chipset that far outperforms the measly Helio P70 processor on the Oppo F15. Glass posterior, flexibility in storage, 64MP centered quad cameras, slightly better fast charging/higher battery capacity are the other attributes that tilt the scale in competitor’s favour.
But hey, if it’s still beauty that you dig then my friend this phone is definitely for you. So, what do you think, is it worth checking out? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.
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