- The Helio P60 isn't a beast, but it gets the job done
- Vivid display
- Excellent battery life, VOOC charging
- Great battery life
- A large display with excellent contrast and beautiful notch
- Gorilla Glass 6 protection for the screen
- Another microUSB port!
- Heats up under load
- No 4K video recording, mediocre 1080p clips
- Below-average low-light performance
- Plastic frame
- No fast charging
you may have noticed Oppo also sells in Oppo F9 Pro, but that’s just a fancy name for the extra storage version in India, one of my favorite things about the Oppo f9 is its eye catching design, ours is in the Twilight blue color of gorgeous gradient from light to dark .
there’s texture underneath as well in a cool diamond pattern, there’s no official word on what the back is actually made of though, I took some keys to it and they did make a mark, so the material seems to be some sort of plastic or polycarbonate .
going beyond the cosmetics, there is no water protection on this phone, so you have to be a little careful, also on the back is a rear-mounted fingerprint reader which is quite fast and accurate . Read More : Realme 2 Pro Unboxing And Key Features
there’s face unlock too, though it operates using the front cam, not a fancy infrared setup which raises some security concerns .
audio comes through the single bottom firing speaker, it tests out really well, loudness is excellent and sound quality is great even at max volume .
alternatively you can plug in headphones with a 3.5 millimeter Jack, stereo separation isn’t the best, but it’s still fine, there’s support for FM radio too .
you get a microSD card slot to expand the storage on the Oppo f9, beyond the default 32 or 64 gigs, but I do wish Oppo would make the switch to USBC ports on all of its devices, here you’re still connecting through a date of micro USB port at the bottom .
the screen is a tall 6.3 inch IPS LCD with a 1080p resolution, there’s great contrast and blacks are pretty deep for an LCD, brightness is good too at a maximum of 513 nits, sunlight legibility is solid too .
up at the top is a round notch, which houses the selfie camera and the earpiece, Oppo calls the shape a water drop and it sort of reminds me of the bottom of a swimsuit, there’s no option to hide it with a black bar, but it’s small enough that it shouldn’t cause problems for most people . Read More : Realme U1 Unboxing And Key Features
under the hood is a Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm) chip-set, it’s a respectable mid-range chip and along with six gigs of ram it does well in benchmarks and in daily operations .
the Oppo f9 has a Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery, in battery life is excellent, scored an endurance rating of 94 hours in our tests, beating many flagships.
on top of that the battery is super fast to charge thanks to the bundled 20 watt bulk flash charger, we were able to get from 0 to 56% in half an hour .
the Oppo f9s user interfaces color OS 5.2 / Android 8.1 oreo, far from stock Android, you can either use the standard navigation keys or up to navigate using gestures . Read More : Realme 3 Full Review
there’s no app drawer here all of the apps are on the home screen, swiping left opens up customisable panels a display information like weather and appointments and a new useful feature in version 5.2 is the smart bar which you can access while playing a game or watching a video, it gives a bunch of shortcuts so you can manage things without having to go back to the home screen .
the Oppo f9 has a dual camera set up, the main cam is 16 megapixels and F/1.8, with phase detection autofocus, the secondary cam is just a depth sensor .
in daylight photos come out nice, with a decent amount of detail and true-to-life colors, sharpness is good without over sharpening and dynamic range is about average .
there is a 2 times zoom but is purely digital, low-light photos are nothing special, although there is a bright lens, there’s no OIS and shots come out soft, the noise reduction takes its toll on the level of detail too .
portrait mode makes use of the secondary depth sensor to create a deep focus background behind the subject, the edge detection is pretty accurate .
the Oppo f9 is front facing cameras 25 megapixels and F/2.0 and selfies are excellent, there’s a lot of detail, good dynamic range and natural colors . Read More : Top 10 Smartphones in 2018
there’s a selfie portrait mode too, which looks decent, subject separation isn’t quite as accurate as on the main camera, the Oppo f9’s video recording isn’t too impressive, you can only record in 1080p, 1080p videos are rather low in detail and have below average dynamic range, they do have electronic stabilization though which is always on to smooth out your videos .
so the Oppo f9, overall it’s a solid mid-range phone with a beautiful design, nice LCD screen, great selfies and good battery life, all for around 320 bucks .
of course there are quite a few other options in this price range, there’s the elephant in the room, which is the flagship grade Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and there’s also the new Vivo V11 which rings an AMOLED screen and an under display fingerprint reader .
but if you aren’t a power user and just want a well rounded good-looking phone with a traditional fingerprint scanner, the Oppo f9 is worth looking into and it deserves our recommendation .
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Specification: Oppo F9
GSM / HSPA / LTE
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – all versions
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 600/100 Mbps
Available. Released 2018, August
156.7 x 74 x 8 mm (6.17 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
169 g (5.96 oz)
Front glass, plastic frame
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.2
Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
|Memory Card Slot||
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
64 GB, 6 GB or 4 GB RAM
16 MP, f/1.8, 1/3.1, 1.0µm, PDAF, 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor, Dual
LED flash, HDR, panorama
25 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.9µm
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Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
4.2, A2DP, LE
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Fast battery charging 5V/4A 20W (VOOC Flash Charge), Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple
About 290 EUR