Oppo F15-Today we show you the price and specifications of the f 15 phone,
which comes within the f series, which is the most famous
that was presented by the oppo company from the day it originated. f9
Oppo F15 design
The new packaging for the Oppo F15 looks nice, and in the box,
you’ll find a silicone case, SIM eject tool, Type-C cable, 20W power adapter, and a headset.
We have the ‘Unicorn White’ color trim of the F15, which looks eye-catching.
The gradient finishes at the back transitions from white at the top to hints of aqua blue and lilac towards the bottom.
This is a still a laminated back panel though, not glass,
but this color should help hide fingerprints much better than the ‘Lightning Black’ trim.
What immediately grabbed our attention when we picked up this phone was how slim and light it is.
At 7.9mm in thickness and weighing 172g, it’s quite comfortable to carry around.
The Oppo F15 is a tall phone though, due to the 20:9 aspect ratio of the 6.4-inch display.
You get an AMOLED panel with a Full-HD+ (2400×1080) resolution and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.
The display gets adequately bright and is legible even under sunlight.
The colors are good and so is the sharpness of icons and text.
There’s a prominent notch on the top for the selfie camera, and a visible chin at the bottom.
Specifications and software
Oppo’s choice of the SoC in the F15 is a bit of a letdown.
The MediaTek Helio P70 SoC was also used in the F11 series last year.
While the chip itself offers decent performance, it’s at the level we would now typically expect of phones closer to the Rs.
10,000 mark (such as the Realme 3). The Oppo F15 definitely feels underpowered, considering
that the Realme X2 and Redmi K20 offer Qualcomm’s superior Snapdragon 730 series SoCs at the same price.
The Oppo F15 is only available in one configuration, which is 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The latter uses the UFS 2.1 standard, which is good.
Other features include dual 4G with VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Widevine L1 certification, GPS, and the usual suite of sensors.
There’s no FM radio on this phone.
You also get a 4,000mAh battery with Oppo’s VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge technology.
Performance and Battery life
We used the Oppo F15 as our primary device for a few days, and the experience was pretty good.
It’s not the easiest phone to fit into a pants pocket, but apart from that,
we liked its lightness which made it effortless to use.
You can enable one-handed mode through a toggle switch in the notification shade,
but sadly, there’s no gesture to trigger it.
The phone didn’t overheat when using the cameras extensively or even playing games, which is good.
Games– Oppo F15
Games ran fairly well too. PUBG Mobile defaulted to the ‘Medium’ graphics preset and gameplay was smooth.
There’s also Oppo’s Game Assistant, which can be accessed within a game and offers options to block notifications, etc.
Other stressful titles such as Asphalt 9: Legends also ran well, albeit at slightly reduced graphics quality.
Battery life is pretty solid. The Oppo F15 ran for 14 hours and 48 minutes in our HD video battery loop test, which is a good time.
With regular use, we always managed to use this phone for over a full day, even with lots of gaming and camera usage.
The F15 charges pretty quickly too. We were able to get the battery up to 47 percent in half an hour,
and about 88 percent in an hour. It took about 20 minutes more after that to fully charge it.
Oppo F15 cameras
Compared to the Oppo F11, the F15 gets a much-needed camera upgrade.
There’s a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture; an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera that doubles up as the macro camera; a 2-megapixel depth sensor; and finally a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor.
In the front, we have a 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
The camera app is similar to what we’ve seen on recent Oppo and Realme devices, albeit with a few missing features.
The primary camera shoots oversampled 12-megapixel stills by default but there’s no option to shoot at the full 48-megapixel resolution.
Other features such as super-steady video and the ability to use Night mode for the selfie camera are also absent.
Portrait mode worked decently well with human subjects and you can adjust the level of blur before taking the shot.
Edge detection was decent and image quality was good, when shooting under good light.
The camera app feels familiar, and in the viewfinder, you’ll find shortcuts for 2x and 5x digital zoom.
The app also has Oppo’s ‘Dazzle Color’ toggle which boosts the saturation level of photos.
Other shooting modes include Timelapse, Panorama, Slow-motion, AR stickers, and Expert.
There’s a shortcut to activate Google Lens too.
The new Oppo F15 is a good-looking smartphone and a fairly decent upgrade over the Oppo F11.
However, the sub-Rs. 20,000 segment has changed quite a bit compared to a year ago,
which is why the F15 feels underpowered compared to its main rivals — the Realme X2 (Review) and the Redmi K20 (Review).
The new camera setup is a nice upgrade, but the overall image and video quality are not quite up to the mark.
What this phone does have going for it are its slimness, low weight, and good display.
However, priced at Rs. 19,990, we think you’d be better off with either the Realme X2
or the Redmi K20 —both of which offer much better performance,
more premium build quality, and more modern designs.
- Eye-catching design and colors
- Excellent ergonomics
- Competent camera
- Two-year-old chipset holds it back
- Not really value for money
How well does it perform?
The MediaTek P70 chipset powering the Oppo F15 is the Achilles heel of the phone.
In a silo, performance isn’t bad and I didn’t notice any issues at all with day to day usability.
However, it is hard to ignore the fact that you can do far better in the price range.
The chipset can be found in competing phones such as the Realme 3,
which costs less than half that of the F15.
In fact, Oppo’s own portfolio includes a range of phones
that undercut the Oppo F15’s pricing drastically and are powered by the same chipset.