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.
Display size: 6.3-inches
Display type: Full HD+ (2280×1080)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.2 x 8 mm
Operating System: Android 8.1, "Oreo" with Color OS 5.0
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Ports: Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack
SIM: Dual SIM
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
Availability: JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks and Woolworths Mobile.
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.