Oppo R1 officially released, costs $410, features a rear camera with F/2.0 aperture


China’s Oppo officially launched the R1, a new Android smartphone that was first seen at the start of this month.

While it’s not a high-end device, the Oppo R1 promises to deliver excellent nighttime photos. Its rear camera is an 8MP one with wide aperture - F/2.0, to be exact. For comparison, the camera of Nokia’s Lumia 1020 has an F/2.2 aperture (as you may know, the lower the F-number is, the more light enters the sensor). But is the Oppo R1 really great for taking photos in low-light settings? Well, we can’t say for sure until we actually test it (or at least see some sample photos published by independent websites). Anyway, the camera seems promising enough.

The R1 runs Oppo’s own Color OS (based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean), and further features: a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels (294 PPI), 5MP front-facing camera, quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory (there’s no MicroSD card slot, unfortunately). Weighing 140 grams and measuring 142.7 x 70.4 x 7.1 mm (that’s thin!), the new handset includes a 2,410 mAh battery.

The R1 can be ordered as of now, unlocked, from Oppo’s Chinese webshop, costing about $410 (2498 CNY). It remains to be seen if Oppo will want to release the smartphone outside China. The company has recently announced a CyanogenMod edition of its 6-inch N1 handset for the US, so it seems to be ready to take on foreign markets.


source: Oppo

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16 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Way to go Oppo!

2. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

beautiful design!

8. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

now the apple fanboys are gonna say cuz it looks like a 4/s then androids gonna say everything with a glass back docent look like an iPhone and so on, just watch. regardless its a sweet looking phone

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

*dosen't

3. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Back reminds me of xperia z

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It's like mix of Z and iP5S. I think it looks cool.

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

More like Xperia Z1, especially the back

5. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

Love the design!

6. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Just os is outdated jolla and bb10 are far from android and wp

7. GeekMovement unregistered

Looks like the design was inspired by the gold iPhone 5S, but slimmer.

14. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well said, definitely not a copy, but really sweet looking handset inspired by iPhone.

15. GeekMovement unregistered

Yup, it is definitely a beauty.

10. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

iphone 4s resemblance....

12. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Very nice design. Hope chinese manufacturers will release their products worldwide!

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

nice phone Oppo keep it up..

16. minaly

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

The article says it has a memory of 2gb Ram, but I watched several hands-on clips on youtube and I saw it had only 1gb of Ram. So in fact it's 2gb or 1gb? Much better if it has 2gb of Ram

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