Review: OPPO R1x Android Mobile Phone (WOW)

What? OPPO R1X  Review (2015)
Where to buy? Gadget stores, Lazada, other stores that sells gadgets and mobile phones
How much does it cost? 14,990php
OPPO Philippines Website:

Reviewing mobile phones once more! It may not be so obvious because I’m not one to post frequently about gadgets I’m lemming about (frankly because most of the time I’m kuripot!) but I actually appreciate a good mobile phone. Who doesn’t? In the age where people are connected thru the internet, having something to link you to everyone in a compact device is already a necessity and no longer a want.

Phone Specifications

The phone features a 5-inch “Pixel Eye” HD screen and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 SoC, with four Cortex-A53 CPU cores, clocked at 1.7GHz and another four at 1.0 GHz.

It has an internal memory of 16GB and expandable using an SD card up to 128 GB (a huge memory is a must have for me! Especially for storing videos and photos)


I received the white one and it’s pretty light, white, and sleek. It’s built with gorilla glass which will make the front screen really strudy. It has captivative touch screen buttons with physical buttons on the side for the volume and power. To access the simcard slot, you need to use the pin and expose the simcard tray. It’s DUAL SIM and it fits both NANO and MICRO.


The device has a 5 inches screen, has 720p resolution and pixel density of 294PPI. Also, the device uses the JDI’s “Pixel Eyes” technology, which lets produce a bit thinner screen and increase the overall clarity of the display.


OPPO R1X’s camera is built with Sony IMX214 sensor with the aperture of 2.0. I’m a true-blue Sony fan and the best mobile devices use their lenses and sensors. It’s a nice feature for OPPOto have. They are at par with the popular mainstream mobile devices such as the Iphone 6 but at the fraction of the cost.

Photos Taken with OPPO R1x Camera

No filter! No editing! All shots you see below are RAW. I just gasped when I saw how brilliant the images this phone produced.

Macro shot – Ang linaw di ba?

Wide shot

Selfie shot: 5MP camera

Battery Life

As a social media addict and as a blogger, full use of R1X lasted more or less a day with me. That says A LOT. I used to own a Samsung Galaxy S4 and 4 hours will kill it already. Typical usage includes: email, text, instagram, facebook, summoner’s war (who plays? add me! kikaysikat).

Final Thoughts

Hay, to be honest I’m a bit sad that this is just a sample phone and I will be parting with it in a few days. I actually like this phone so much especially the camera! As a blogger who always goes out and about taking pictures of products, events, and my daily life. Having a camera that produces brilliant pictures without the need for post-editing is perfect for me! It’s light, compact, sleek and absolutely gorgeous that it’s something I can wave (in private places) and be proud of owning.   Not to mention it’s one of the more affordable smart phones with great specifications to boot. Teka, konting push na lang and I might purchase a unit for myself to have and to hold, to have and to own! OPPO!
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  • Reply Gem May 13, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Kat! Ang ganda Ng photos! Looking for a dual sim phone since last month. But does the phone hang?

  • Reply nixiquita May 13, 2015 at 8:16 am

    ganda ng photos nga! sayang sample phone lang!

  • Reply MommyCharm May 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    OPPO R1X is indeed a beauty. Sayang lang medyo mahal pa rin sya for a mom like me. (T_T) I bought the OPPO Neo 3 two months back and okay naman sya (7k llang and that's the max that I can shell out for a phone, honestly!)

    BTW, naka-braces ka na pala Miss Kat? =)

  • Reply Leah Rose Serra May 23, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Hi po! Ano po ang naging problens niyo nang gumamit po kayo nito. Pag bumili po ba ako nito magiging satisified po ba ako? thanks

  • Reply Leah Rose Serra May 23, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Pag bumili po ba ako nito satisified ako? Nang gumamit po kayo nito ano po ang natuklasan niyo kagandahan nito tsaka yung mga dapat iwatch out ko? nag hahang po ba o lag?

  • Reply kikaysikat May 25, 2015 at 6:02 am

    It was only sent for a 1 day review so hindi ko pa naencounter ang possible problems 🙁

  • Reply Leah Rose Serra May 26, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Thanks po Haha.. crossfingers.. sana maganda siya hahaha

  • Reply dmhyf June 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    What do you mean by "lemming"? One of my requirements is a high megapixel camera, and this one does not pass my requirement. – Fred

  • Reply Louise ツ June 19, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Looks like a promising smartphone. How I wish they could have given you enough time to make a full review of the performance rather than just giving it for a day. The photos are quite impressive!

  • Reply Franc Ramon June 19, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I like the display size and the features. It's really packed with key features you'll definitely need.

  • Reply kaka16 June 19, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I've seen OPPO branches in malls. Do they have a service center for OPPO products only? – KarenT

  • Reply Buddy June 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    is oppo owned by a China company? I'm hesitant now to buy smartphone of China Companies because of their quality as I experienced in my previous China phones. It is ok to buy china made phone as long as it is owned by a non-China company such as Apple because they still follow their mother Company's quality standards…

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