Oppo tortures the super-slim R5 for your viewing pleasure, takes a subtle "stab" at Apple while at it

Oppo tortures the super-slim R5 for your viewing pleasure, takes a subtle
Oppo's R5 has just been dethroned as "the world's slimmest smartphone" by the Vivo X5 Max, but since the latter will only be available in China for an undisclosed amount of time (if it ever launches internationally, that is), it's safe to say that the R5 is the "slimmest smartphone you can buy outside of Asia".

But Oppo's handset relies on more than just a thin profile to set it apart – it's an elegantly designed device, adorned with a metal frame and back, holding together a sturdy chassis. In fact, Oppo released a commercial, which aims to show us just how durable the handset can be – a 1 minute video compilation of various stress tests, including a car running over the R5, with the device not only surviving everything, but doing so scratch-free. The ad also takes a subtle "stab" at Apple, but you'll have to watch the first scene to see what we mean.

How real is this? We can't really be the judge of that and we don't believe anyone should try it at home with their own $550 svelte phone. Still, we can say that the R5 does feel robust and dependable in the hands and potential owners should not be concerned with its durability.

source: YouTube

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1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Pretty impressive no matter what :P I will never do that to any of the phone i own XD

2. abhilashpro

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Very. Very. Impressive.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Is it made of adamantium?

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Smashing the apple at the first test is a very nice subtle dig at iphone 6 plus..

5. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

LOL. I like what OPPO did to the apple. I guess that's how OPPO slap the gauntlet to apple.

6. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

OPPO build tough! :D impressive!

7. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

Now, That phone is not premium, but iPhone is? I guess that's because it doesn't have "bending" feature.

10. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Sshhhhh .... or iGirls will start crying ....

8. jjjsong

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

That was impressive. No scratches used to hammer nails? No damage even if a car driven over it? wow.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Right after the nail thing.. watch the phone shift a little as it focuses... I call BS...

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