With increasing internet population and a thirst for the latest tech in Pakistani consumers, manufacturers have seized the opportunity and as a result, it has become hard to find your perfect smartphone when every option looks as good as the last.
There’s something to be said about brand loyalty and specialties though. Not every company builds a smartphone for every category. Samsung fans stick with the brand due to its high quality displays for example. Similarly, for fans of Apple’s iPhone, the device’s place as a status symbol factors in.
Today we will focus on Oppo, a phone maker whose focus is on cameras and taking the best photos and selfies.
For those who take their mobile photography very seriously, but need a smartphone that fits their budget range, we take a look at some of the offerings by Oppo from different price ranges:
For Rs. 10k and Below
For most Pakistani smartphone users, this is the ideal price range. At this price range you get an entry level phone which serves as a first time smartphone experience for many.
This rings true for Oppo as well and fortunately, the company has an offering for this price range.
At this range you can go for an Oppo Neo 5 which comes with a 4.5 inch, 480 x 854 resolution IPS LCD screen. On the inside you get a quad core processor with 1 GB of RAM. There is a 5 MP back camera, a 2 MP front camera with a 1,900 mAh battery.
The Neo 3 retails for Rs. 10,000.
Ranging from Rs. 10k-20k
Phones at this range open a wide range of possibilities for people who aren’t fond of spending too much on technology, yet want a great balance between price and performance.
If you’re looking to get something for in this price range, the Oppo A37 deserves a look. The A37 showcases a metallic body that makes it look like a mid-range phone.
Furthermore, it comes with a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS LCD display. For the internals the A37 features a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 2 GB RAM.
The primary camera of the A37 uses an 8 MP sensor and the front uses a 5 MP sensor. The battery unit comes in at 2,630 mAh and is non removable.
As for the price, the Oppo A37 is available for Rs. 16,900.
Between Rs. 20k-30k
At this range you enter the “mid-range” market. Most phones in this range have a metal body along with premium looks that are second only to flagship phones.
Here you can also go for the OPPO F1s which is powered by 1.5 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 (MediaTek) processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. As a bonus, it does come with a high-end smartphone design.
The smartphone has a large 5.5 inch 720p (1280 x 720) resolution IPS LCD display. It looks surprisingly similar to the Oppo A37 and the iPhone 6, especially at the back.
The F1s is currently available at a price of PKR. 25,900.
Ranging from Rs. 30k-40k
Smartphones in this range are recommended for those who are willing to get the biggest bang for their buck.
If you’re looking for a great option in this range, the Oppo’s R7 Plus seems enticing.
It features a 5.9 inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display. You get an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The primary camera is a 13 MP shooter featuring Schneider-Kreuznach optics while up front you get an 8 MP camera.
The R7 Plus also has the biggest battery in this price range with a 4,100 mAh battery unit.
The Oppo R7 Plus retails for Rs. 40,000.
At this price point you enter the super midrange/flagship-on-a-budget range, or in other words, the best of the best. These are flagship level phones we’re talking about here.
Oppo’s F3 Plus is a great example of that with its 2.5D curved glass front and an aluminum body. It is equipped with a dual selfie camera with a 16MP and an 8 MP sensor, 120-degree-wide-angle lens for group selfies. The camera sensor is jointly developed by OPPO and Sony and it also features Dual PDAF.
The back camera uses a 16 MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, PDAF and a dual LED (dual tone) flash.
Aside from the camera you get an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor with 4 GB of RAM and a big 4,000 mAH battery.
It is one of the best phones in the world when it comes to front camera performance.
All of that comes with a Rs. 50,000 price tag.