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Oppo Debuts Strong Mirror 5 Smartphone

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015.

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Mirror 5
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Oppo has launched a new smartphone today, the Mirror 5, a lower spec'd budget device that actually arrives as something of a design triumph. The Chinese company is the latest manufacturer to offer an affordable device with a solid aesthetic appeal, although the Mirror 5 brings something different to the party.

In fact Oppo has paid plenty of attention to detail and with a glass body the Mirror 5 looks decidedly premium considering its humble innards. The company cut the glass to offer reflections that make the device look like a diamond, and while that may sound like too much bling for you, the finished article is actually quite subtle.

In terms of specs the Mirror 5 packs a solid enough punch. It has a 5-inch qHD screen (960 x 540) up front, while under the hood there is a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. 2GB of RAM aids the chipset and a 2420 mAh battery will keep the lights on. Native storage is capped at 16GB, but Oppo has included a micro SD card slot for those who want to expand space.


A modest 8 megapixel snapper serves as the main camera, although the lens features 1.4um pixel size and an F/2.2 aperture. Oppo has been more generous around the front and has added a 5 megapixel selfie oriented shooter. The camera software is robust too, and includes such goodies as the ability to shoot GIFs, time-lapse videos, Beautify 3.0, Pure Image 2.0+ engine, Slow shutter, Audio Photo, and more.

Oppo's own ColorOS sits on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop, and the company's own UI is good enough without being too oppressive on the overall Android experience. Given Oppo's sketchy form on updating, we will be waiting eagerly to see if the Mirror 5 is in line for Android M in the future (when that software launches of course).

Oppo is targeting emerging markets with this good-looking, well spec'd package and will launch the Mirror 5 in such regions as Latin America, Africa, and Asia. No word on pricing or any potential launch in Europe or North America.


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