Price, Battery & Conclusion
The OPPO R9s comes with a 3,010mAh battery that offers pretty decent battery life on account of the efficiency of the chipset and ColorOS 3.0 taking an active part in managing background apps. With modest use through the day taking and making calls, browsing, texting and short spurts of gaming, it was easily able to last through the day and a bit more. If you kick in low power mode you can eke out what you have left even longer.
What takes the cake is that the R9s sports OPPO’s vaunted VOOC fast charging tech that juices the phone swiftly without heating it up in an untoward manner. This is achieved via a custom designed cable and power plug; without both it’ll go the conventional path for charging and take a reasonably long amount of time. With it, you can easily score a 50% charge in under half an hour. If you’re commuting between home and the office, you’ll likely have to carry this around with you at all times or buy an additional cable though they don’t seem to be particularly common in the market as yet.
As it stands, the R9s is an interesting phone: for the price of entry, what you get for your money is a well built phone with decent hardware topped with an upgunned rear camera that is so far one of the best in its price range and in several cases, beyond it too. Completists who want to use a phone straight out of the box will appreciate the fact that the R9s comes with a pre-applied screen protector on the display and also ships with a form-fitted, soft silicone casing too. Buyers prioritising rear camera quality without forking out an arm and a leg will find the R9s has plenty to offer.
WHAT WE LIKE Excellent cameras for price, good battery life, nifty gesture controls, great build quality
WHAT WE DIDN’T Slippery to hold, can’t change colour settings on display
WHAT WE SAY A solid phone with generous storage and one of the best rear cameras in its price range
Display 5.5-inch AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi
Processor Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz
OS Android Marshmallow 6.0 + ColorOS 3.0
Memory 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage+ hybrid SIM card
Camera 16-MP w F/1.7, PDAF and LED flash (rear) + 16-MP w/ F/2.0 + screen flash (front)
Battery 3,010,Ah w/ VOOC fast charging
Size/Weight 153 x 74.3 x 6.6 mm /145g
*Review unit courtesy of OPPO Malaysia
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