Six months after the launch of the Oppo F7, the Chinese manufacturer decided to market its successors, the Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro in India. These two smartphones have identical specifications, except the amount of RAM, and their prices in India are set to Rs. 19.990 and Rs. 23.990 respectively. The main highlights of the Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro are their waterdrop-shaped display notches, support for VOOC flash charging, a sleek new design, updated Color OS 5.2 software based on Android 8.1 Oreo and enhanced camera functions. Especially the design has received a lot of attention and the smartphone is like & # 39; trendy & # 39; positioned. We have had the opportunity to tinker with both devices for a short time, and these are our first impressions.
The Oppo F9 Pro offers plenty of screen space with a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent and a waterdrop-like notch on top to accommodate the front camera. The screen measures 6.3 inches and has a Full HD + resolution. It produced good colors, was not very reflective inside and had decent viewing angles. However, screens from smartphones have to be tested outdoors, and our upcoming review will go into more detail. Just above the camera, Oppo has integrated a sound guide plate to ensure that the call quality is not affected by the reduction of the edges. There is little to no frame on all other sides and the smartphone is comfortable for one-handed operation, although the finish is a bit slippery. The Oppo F9 Pro has volume buttons and a drawer with three slots for two SIMs and a microSD card on the left, and the on / off button is only on the right side of the smartphone. The 3.5 mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and loudspeaker grille are located on the bottom of the device.
The Oppo F9 Pro comes in three different color options – Starry Purple, Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue – and they are all designed to give a unique look to the middle segment of torture. All three have varied color gradients, with the options Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue with a diamond pattern of diamonds, while the option Starry Purple has a speckled finish on the back. The double camera set at the back protrudes a bit, but is protected by a metal ring. The fingerprint scanner is located in the middle of the back. In our short time with the device, we saw fingerprint spots on the back of these smartphones and also on the screen.
One of the major USPs of the Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro is support for charging Super VOOC flashes, which the company claims to offer users two hours of talk time with just five minutes of charging. There is also ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1 Oreo, that offers a whole range of new user interface features. Most notable is the Smart Bar that slides to the right of the screen. It has shortcut icons for the camera, a screenshot and your most used apps. The Smart Bar helps multi-tasking, and you can open an app in a floating window while working in another app to quickly reply to a message or, for example, check notifications. The Smart Bar also works with PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds and you can quickly respond to WhatsApp messages while playing. There are also new video editing tools and AR stickers in the camera app. ColorOS 5.2 integrates the Touchpal keyboard, which supports 100 languages and has smart features such as currency conversion, a calculator, smart answers and more.
The Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro have the same dual camera setting: a 16-megapixel main camera and another 2-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens to enable depth-of-field effects. The camera app also has a Depth of Field mode, HDR mode and Super Vivid mode. For selfies, the 25-megapixel front camera can use Oppo's AI Beauty 2.1 feature and live filters for creativity. We discovered that the camera's performance was good. Portraits looked good and HDR mode seemed to do its job despite excessive lightning. However, we noticed some shock in handy video images. Again, we will keep our final opinion until we carry out our full assessment.
Oppo F9 Pro, Oppo F9 launched in India: price, specifications, features
Both new phones are powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC and sports 3500mAh batteries. In our small time with the devices, we noticed no delays or hiccups worth mentioning. The only difference between the Oppo F9 and the Oppo F9 Pro is their RAM, where the two contain 4GB and 6GB respectively. Internal storage for both devices is 64 GB, which is low compared to what their competition currently offers. But to make things right, Oppo offers a special microSD card slot that allows you to expand storage space by up to 256 GB.
On paper, the Oppo F9 Pro will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max M1 Pro and Honor 9N, all of which are more aggressively priced. Oppo hopes, however, that his striking designs and Super VOOC flash charge are distinguishing factors. The company hopes to appeal to young buyers with aesthetics, instead of focusing on specifications. The Oppo F9 Pro can now be booked on Flipkart and will be available online and offline from August 31st. Stay on gadgets 360 for our detailed review, which will soon appear.