Camera

Adequate image quality and tons of features

Oppo has outfitted the R1x's main camera with a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor RS IMX214 sensor. In general, we liked the imagery, though the lack of OIS meant that once lighting became less-than-favorable, we had to keep our hands exceptionally still in order to not blur the photos. Most photos look neutral in terms of white balance, objects in focus are sufficiently sharp, and digital noise is easily visible, yet within tolerable limits. On rare occasions, however, you might end up with a slightly blurry image – if your hands aren't steady enough, or if the camera fails to nail the focus at the right point.




Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
OPPO R1x 2.4
3.1
778
607
Samsung Galaxy Alpha 2.68
3.2
340
248
LG G3 s 3.1
4.9
496
405
HTC Desire 820 4
No data
561
470

Recorded videos end up being colorful, but not very detailed. Even normal movement tends to distort or tear up the objects, making them hard or just unpleasant to follow. The clips end up having a pretty high contrast, resulting in dark spots in the scene being completely blacked out, and light sources being blinding white. Audio is also not the best, as it lacks depth and is slightly muffled. In general, you will probably avoid relying on the R1x as a video recorder.


The selfie snapper is a 5 MP one and we found that it does a good job at capturing face details. Switching to the frontal cam will automatically put the camera app in “Beautify” mode, giving you a choice of 8 filters to apply to your mug shot.

Multimedia

A nice picture, but sub-par sound

The 720 x 1280-pixel resolution lends itself to a good viewing experience, providing a good amount of detail and sharpness on the 5” display. Watching a movie was slightly irking, as we were haunted by the feeling that we could never get the brightness set to perfect viewing conditions, and we assume this was due to the display's slight lack of reds and uneven gamma. That aside, when checking out pictures, viewing clips, or playing games, all looks good on the Oppo R1x.

The speaker can't be relied on for proper audio reproduction. It has a pronounced hump in the mid frequencies and a definite lack of depth, so don't expect to be getting any pleasureful ear-filling sound effects, drums, or bass. Otherwise, it's loud enough and does its job right when it's time to deliver alerts and rings.

Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
OPPO R1x 0.43
Samsung Galaxy Alpha 0.623
LG G3 s 0.38
HTC Desire 820 1.941
Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
OPPO R1x 73
Samsung Galaxy Alpha 72.2
LG G3 s 79
HTC Desire 820 69.5


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10 Comments

2. shamrock

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

may be it's only me, looks more like xperia!!

3. waddup121 unregistered

Oppo R1X (or C) = Sony Z1/Z3 Compact

4. waddup121 unregistered

something's wrong with that 24th pick in Ultra HD...damn

5. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Z3 is that you?

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

A good mid range phone nonetheless.

8. T-rex unregistered

"nowadays, it is believed that a minimum pixel density of more than 326 PPI is required if the display is to show no pixelation" Why? Because Apple says so?

9. bashartech

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

nice specs ....

10. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Anyone knows the price of this phone?

11. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Wait... Nevermind

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R1x
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2420 mAh(8h talk time)

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