Just a few days ago, OPPO officially launched its newest mid-range contender. And from what it offers, this phone’s shaping up to be their best one yet.
The F9 has a 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. Perhaps one of the most noticeable changes is the re-designed notch, which is now in a shape of a water drop, and smaller.
OPPO has also added a diamond-like pattern to the glossy rear panel, which responds beautifully when hit by light from the right angle. There are also new color options. The one we have here is in Sunrise Red, but you can also get it in Twilight Blue, and soon, in Starry Purple.
The volume rocker is located on the left side of the device, along with the triple slot tray, while the power button is on the opposite.
The F9 runs on the same Helio P60 processor on the F7, but now with 6GB of RAM, and a 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card.
Another notable change in the F9 is it’s AI-assisted dual rear camera system, composed of a 16MP main sensor, and now paired with a secondary 2MP sensor for depth sensing. The 25MP selfie camera still features AI-assisted beautification.
The device runs on ColorOS 5.2, which still offers the nifty goodies such as face unlock and clone apps. There’s also a new feature called Smart Bar, which lets you reply to messages, transfer files, and more, all while playing a game or watching a video. The UI looks more polished, and livelier than before. It’s also very responsive, and fluid as far as navigation is concerned.
The F9 houses a slightly larger 3,500mAh battery compared to the F7, and now has something that’s not commonly found on the company’s mid-range devices, VOOC Flash Charge. OPPO claims that this fast-charging tech can give you 2 hours of talktime with just 5 minutes of charging. Is that just marketing stuff? We’ll see.
That’s it for our unboxing of the OPPO F9. Do stay tuned to Gadget Pilipinas for our full review.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.