Oppo R1x Review ,All Round Mid-Ranger

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Oppo R1x

The Oppo R1x is a fine example that illustrates the Chinese company’s predilection to embellish even their mid-range smartphones with style, elegance and performance altogether. Its package of features is extremely tempting and consists in a 5 inches beautiful screen, a Snapdragon 615 chipset which holds an octa-core processor, a 13 MP primary camera, a 5 MP secondary one, dual-SIM support, LTE and more, everything neatly packed inside a gorgeous and thin metallic body. Feeling curious? Keep reading and find out more, as the R1x really promises to offer a lot for an affordable price.

Inside its retail box, the Oppo R1x comes along with a charger, a microUSB cable used for re-charging and making data transfers, a little tool for ejecting the SIM, a transparent plastic case for protecting the back and sides of the unit and a pair of headphones. As it lacks Gorilla Glass protection, Oppo also provided the handset with some protectors which come applied on its frontal and back side.

The Oppo R1x has been certainly made for pleasing the eye, as you’ll see for yourself from its pictures. It stands at 140.6 x 70.1 x 6.8 mm and weighs 130 grams, being very slim and quite lightweight too for a phone that carries a 5-inch screen. Its design consists in clean, straight lines which are subtly curved at corners. The entire body is surrounded by a metallic frame, which adds a good deal of elegance and class to the unit, but the most interesting design feature is offered by the handset’s back. The rear is covered by a glass-like surface which has received a treatment for reflecting a triangle/diamond pattern. The effect is less visible indoors, but you’ll definitely see it change on the outdoors, when natural light falls upon it, fully revealing it.
Besides being stylish and good looking, the handset also seems to be sturdy and reliable, and although this sounds like a perfect combination, there is a flaw that might interest you: the smudges and fingerprints that will stick to the phone due to its reflective sides. Guess you’ll just have to clean it more often than usual.

The Oppo R1x comes packed with a 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 294 ppi. The unit offers a more than decent image quality, with pleasing colors, fine contrast, very wide viewing angles and a very good sunlight legibility.

Let’s see what’s cooking on the inside in terms of software. The Oppo R1x comes loaded with Android KitKat 4.4.4 which has been heavily customized by Oppo with their Color OS v2.0.1. The interface offers additional support for themes, a different homescreen, lockscreen and more, while keeping Google’s applications and services.
The phone’s lockscreen holds the time, date and shortcuts for the phone, messages and home key. The latter has a neat trick and serves as a flashlight shortcut when you press and hold it.
The homescreen holds your applications, folders and widgets and features support for themes, effects and wallpapers.
The notification area can be accessed by swiping your finger down from the top or any empty area on the homescreen and features, naturally, your notifications, along with some quick toggles, a brightness slider and a key for closing all the opened apps.
The handset offers some useful Gesture and motion options. Taking a screenshot can be done by pulling the screen with three fingers, pinching with a few fingers accesses the camera, muting the ringer by flipping the phone and more. Air gestures are also supported, enabling you to swipe through the panes with a wave of the hand.

At the hardware department, the Oppo R1x holds support for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, with a quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 128 GB. The handset delivers a good performance for a mid-ranger and will manage usual tasks without lagging, freezing or anything like that.

For taking pictures, the Oppo R1x holds on board a 13 MP camera with autofocus which captures stills with a maximum resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels and is accompanied by a LED flash in low light conditions. The camera application offers a plethora of features, including HDR, Panorama, an UltraHD mode which delivers 25 MP pictures, the Expert mode for accessing manual settings such as exposure, ISO, manual focus or white balance and more.
The snapper will produce some great pictures, with pleasing colors, good contrast and a good amount of resolved detailing.
The video camera is also quite capable and will deliver some nice 1080p videos @ 30 fps.
The Oppo R1x is also capable of enhancing selfies or just your video calls due to a 5 MP front-facing camera.

Other useful features that come with the Oppo R1x are Google Chrome, for offering an excellent browsing experience, the Kingsoft Office for handling document files, a Security Center (for controlling and accessing battery usage, application encryption, privacy, optimization and more), a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Maps for navigation, an FM Radio and more.

Regarding battery life, the Oppo R1x holds a 2,420 mAh battery that will last for two days under a moderate usage.

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