Oppo Mirror 5 :Good On Looks and Performance

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Price: ₹ 15990

Key Specs

    5-inch,IPS LCD display, 960x540 pixels resolution , Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor , 2 GB RAM, Android 5.1 OS, 8 MP Rear 5 MP Front camera,16 GB in-built storage and expandable 128 GB, Dual-SIM, 2420 mAh battery

Pros: Beautiful design, huge battery life, decent camera with zero shutter lag

Cons: Display could have been brighter

Bottomline: The OPPO Mirror 5 justify its name, Unique design of the device, huge battery life of all most two days and easy to carry and use of the phone makes it a worthy contender below 15 k category. But the low resolution display are concerns given the price point of the device.

Almost in a year, OPPO has launched some good phones including one of the thinnest smartphones of the world, one with a rotating camera setup that is still very distinctive and individual to OPPO. It tried to go for mid range segment with their new phone– OPPO Mirror 5.

Is this phone acceptable for Rs 14990 ? What makes it a desirable gadget? Lets find out.

oppo mirror 5

Design that dazzles like a mirror

OPPO Mirror 5 completely looks unique with individual cut-glass sections having mirror finish on the back cover. OPPO continues its trend for using glass and metal combination for making sleek handset. The power button and volume rocker can be found to the right and left respectively, and are easy to operate. The micro USB port is at the bottom, and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top. This smartphone has non removable battery. But when you open the back cover, there is a dual SIM slot and a microSD card slot.

oppo mirror 5
oppo mirror 5

The phone feels good in hand with a thickness of 7.7 mm and weighs 160 grams and can be easily operated by one hand. The plastic rear cover and the glass panel up front are quite prone to fingerprints, and it is difficult to keep the device clean from scratches and smudges.

oppo mirror 5

Design wise this OPPO has a solid, shiny design.

oppo mirror 5
oppo mirror 5
oppo mirror 5

 

A little less brighter display

The OPPO Mirror 5 comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display having a 960 x 540 resolution. There is no display protection like Gorilla Gorilla Glass, but OPPO does include a screen protector in the box. When you use this phone indoors then there is no problem but when you are in direct sunlight,you hardly see anything on screen. Touch of the screen is good and even gestures are decent.

oppo mirror 5
oppo mirror 5

 

Decent camera

The camera of OPPO Mirror 5 is good. The phone features an eight-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a host of fun features such as the Ultra HD mode, Slow shutter mode, Beautify mode and about 13 image filters. On a bright sunny day the camera is capable of churning out sharp looking pictures with accurate colours.

oppo mirror 5

Day light image

oppo mirror 5

oppo mirror 5

Low light image

Image processing is quick and auto-focus is quite effective too. The camera struggles in low-light though. The 5-megapixel front camera is good for individual selfies only, if the lighting is perfect.

 

Performance and Battery Life

OPPO Mirror 5 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 2 GB of RAM. Multi-tasking is smooth, and the device handles gaming very well, with the low resolution display meaning that you won’t be seeing a lot of frame drops. The Mirror 5 comes with 16 GB of internal storage, which is expandable through microSD card by up to 128 GB. Apart from a standard suite of connectivity options, the device also comes with dual SIM capabilities and 4G LTE support, but it’ll be a good idea to check for compatibility with your local network carrier first. Up front, there is a notification LED above the display to the right, and below the display are the three capacitive back, home, and recent apps keys.

oppo mirror 5

With a single speaker on the back, that does sound good, with no distraction on high volume this phone gives us a nice feel of sound.

On benchmarks it scores: 

Antutu=22426

3D mark=4423

Quadrant=13703

Vellamo=2117

As far as the battery life is concerned, the 2,420 mAh non-removable unit of the Mirror 5 has a good battery life. In our battery tests this smartphone played out continuous HD video over Wi-Fi in full sound and brightness for 10 good hours.

oppo mirror 5

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