Oppo K5 release date, price, specs, where to buy

Oppo K5 release date, price, specs, where to buy

About two weeks ago, Oppo, the Chinese company, released its brand new smartphone that has quickly attracted the attention of gadget lovers. The new Oppo K5 has a lot of things that could catch people's interest, and many phone users are already considering becoming the lucky owners of this new model.

Oppo K5

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Oppo K5 release date was October 10, 2019. The launch took place in Chengdu, Sichuan. This stylish device continues the successful line of its predecessor smartphones. It comes with a lot of interesting features, such as a modern Qualcomm processor, excellent 64MP rear camera and 32MP front camera, and great battery life.

On AliExpress, Oppo K5 price ranges from approximately N122,718 ($339) to N137,198 ($379). Those who live in Nigeria can order their brand new smartphone online from this website. It offers free shipping to Nigeria via AliExpress Standard Shipping, with the estimated delivery time of 28-43 days.

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Oppo K5 overview

Every device has its good and bad sides, and this one is no exception. Here are some of the positive and negative Oppo K5 features.

Pros

  • Large display
  • High screen quality
  • Long battery life
  • High-grade CPU
  • Has a 3.5mm jack

Con

  • Lack of wireless charging

Oppo K5 specs

  • Screen size: 6.4 inches, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
  • Screen resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
  • Weight: 182 g
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6.1
  • Rear camera: Quad (64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7", 0.8µm, PDAF; 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm; 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera); 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor)
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.0
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM. Also has a microSD card slot (up to 256GB)
  • 4G LTE: Yes
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Oppo K5 hardware

What are the device's hardware features?

Oppo K5 specs

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Design

There are quite a lot of similarities in design between this phone and Realme X2, like the vertical quad-camera and the front camera notch. The new Oppo device is slightly heavy, as it weighs approximately 182 grams. It comes in three colour options, which are: green (Fantasy Forest), blue (Cyber Metal) and white (Polar Sunshine).

Display

The gadget has a Super AMOLED display of 6.4 inches in size. The screen resolution is 1080x2340 pixels, while the pixel density is 402 ppi. All these specifications give the user great colour and contrast experience when they use the phone.

Processor

This phone comes with an up-to-date Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, and it also has a speedy octa-core processor. As a result, it runs at a 2.2GHz speed and even faster. This is a good thing when it comes to playing games and doing a few tasks at once.

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Storage

Oppo K5 memory settings are quite suitable for storing a lot of information. It has a microSD card slot, where you can insert a memory card of up to 256GB. Overall, the storage options range from 128GB to 256GB, while the RAM is from 6GB to 8GB.

Battery

Oppo K5 battery life is 4,000mAh, which equals many hours of use after you have fully charged the phone. Besides, the charging will be as quick as possible with the 30W VOOC technology.

Speaker

This device features both a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack. This means that for those who are used to wired headphones, this gadget will suit you.

Oppo K5 software

OS and features

Like many modern phones, this one runs on the operating system Android 9.0 or Android Pie. The phone also has all the major connectivity features, like 3G and 4G connection, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, NFC and GPS. In addition, it has the following sensors: compass, fingerprint, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and gyroscope.

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Camera, video, and image quality

Oppo K5 camera is probably one of the strongest specs of this phone. It has the quad-camera: 64MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro camera and 2MP camera with a depth sensor. Additionally, it has an excellent 32MP selfie camera, which will make your selfies look professional and of high-quality. It also supports the HDR image function.

Oppo K5 reviews

Oppo K5 features

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People's opinions on this phone are different. Some users have praised its features, while some compare it to Realme X2 and say that two phones look the same. Here are some YouTube comment highlights.

  • Jyotish Topno: I just love the device
  • clash with manoj: Amazing phone with amazing specs
  • Ankit Jha: I love the VOOC Charging feature of the OPPO K5
  • Dheeraj sen: Amazing phone with Amazing camera and superfast processor
  • Stereo 215002: This is actually the same as the Realme X2...
  • Saini Creation: Duplicate brother of Realme X2
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Verdict

So, is Oppo K5 a good phone? If you compare Oppo K5 to its K3 counterpart which was released earlier this year, it is obvious that it has a considerable advantage. The Snapdragon processor is the modern 730G in comparison to 710, and there is twice more storage (128 GB against 64 GB). Most importantly, the K5 model has a brilliant camera compared to its predecessor: it could give a simple rear 16MP + 2MP and front 16MP camera a run for its money. Most of the factors, like battery, display, design, and performance, show that K5 is worth upgrading to. Even for people who have never had an Oppo before but appreciate a good phone, it would be a nice purchase.

Oppo K5 is one of the great options for those who want a reliable phone with an excellent camera and fast processor. This device will be a great choice for you because it offers a package of nice features while not being too expensive. This phone only launched not long ago, but hopefully, it will be available worldwide sooner rather than later.

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