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OPPO R1x To Sell for Php 15,990 Locally

Oppo-R1C

OPPO’s Sapphire backed phone gets priced in the PH

OPPO’s R1C, that beautiful, sapphire toting phone that was first announced back in January has finally made its way into the PH. OPPO Philippines is selling this 5-inch smartphone for Php 15,990 locally.

Oppo R1C specs

  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.0GHz Cortex-A53)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5-inch LTPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 16GB of sorage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD
  • 13-megapixel camera with Sony IMX214 lens, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, USB OTG
  • 2420mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

The R1C is part of OPPO’s R series of devices that put looks above everything else, though the R1x isn’t a weakling – it uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor to do all the heavy lifting, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage. It’s the same hardware that we saw on OPPO’s R5. While the Snapdragon 615 had thermal issues when we reviewed¬†the R5, we’re hoping that the thicker R1x (6.85mm versus 4.85mm of the R5) dimensions would enough¬†to dissipate the heat produced by the processor efficiently.

Obviously OPPO is hoping that the sapphire equipped back panel that sport chameleon-like properties when hit by light would be the major draw for the device, though at the Php 15,990 it’ll be heading against stiff competition from the likes of Taiwanese company ASUS’ Zenfone 2.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

14 Comments

  1. Oppo’s efforts in the Philippines are laughable. They position themselves as a premium Chinese brand, but few people would pick them over other international brands like Asus, LG and Samsung, especially considering value for money and their poor track record with software updates (the Find 7a would be a good phone were it not stuck on Android 4.3).

    1. Proud O-fan here. Laughable? Yes. High Price? Yes

      Oppo definitely is the Rolls Royce of Chinaphones. Not Huawei, Not Meizu, Not Lenovo, Not even Xiaomi can step to OPPO’s swag factor and innovative features.

      You get what you pay for: A premium feel, a good UI and a decent price.

      We can always sign a petition for Oppo to lower their prices.

        1. I’m just a casul, not an update junkie. Besides Kitkat doesn’t support SD cards.

  2. Color os ba ang iteration nila ng android?…sa dami ng nabasa q,,flyme ui, ,second ang miui sa magahandang iteratiniteration ng android…color OS sucks.

    1. Nabasa, pero you’ve never played with a unit that runs Color OS?

      You’re missing out on the good off-screen gestures, plus they have their own theme engine.
      Play, before you complain.

      Kthxbye

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