Pre-order OPPO R15 Pro Test

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As someone who found the last two entries in Oppo’s R-series a little stale, the Oppo R15 feels like a breath of fresh air. Sure, the R7, R9 and R11 have all been solid devices that have emulated some of the strengths of Apple's iOS products without the caveat of having to buy into the company’s constrictive ecosystem.

However, when your niche is 'As close to Apple as you can get on Android', it doesn't take long before you more-or-less catch up to your aspirations. With Apple's products beginning to feel a little too by-the-numbers and predictable – so were Oppo's. 

Then came the iPhone X. Apple's latest may have made iPhone's exciting again, but it also made Oppo's R11s look a little dated by comparison. Now, the R15 looks to close that gap.

Specs
Display size: 6.3-inches

Display type: Full HD+ (2280×1080)

Processor:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

Weight:  180g

Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.2 x 8 mm

Operating System: Android 8.1, "Oreo" with Color OS 5.0

Fingerprint Sensor: Yes

RAM:  6GB

Storage: 128B

Durability: IP67

Ports: Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack

SIM:  Dual SIM

Battery: 3430mAh

Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC

Rear Camera: 16-megapixel (f/1.7) + 20-megapixel (f/1.7)

Front-Facing Camera:  20-megapixel (f/2.0)

Colors:  Ruby Red, Cosmic Purple

Price:  $779

Availability: JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks and Woolworths Mobile.

Design
In terms of the overall look, Oppo's R15 and R15 Pro hold up easily one of the most visually-arresting efforts from the brand in some time. Yes, it's a little derivative of the iPhone X – but that doesn't mean it's a bad look.

In Australia, the R15 is available in Nebula Purple and Frost White. Meanwhile, the R15 Pro is only available in Ruby Red and Cosmic Purple – each with a subtle, P20 Pro-esque gradient which looks slick at first glance and fails to look any less so over time.