Oppo F9 Review & Pros And Cons

Picture of the Oppo F9, by Oppo

- Analysis by KJ David

The 2018 Oppo F9 is a follow-up to the F7, which hit the market several months earlier. While its assortment of pros and cons resemble those of many flagship-caliber phablets, our keen eye for specs nevertheless caught a couple of hiccups. One of them is the fact that it only comes with 64GB of internal memory , whereas several tantamount phablets featured here at Phonerated start out with 128GB on that front.

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Its cons also include a 3500mAh raw power capacity that shies of our 4000mAh sweet spot for 2018 phones that exceed 6 inches of screen real estate. That being said, its battery pack is not entirely disappointing, taking into account its VOOC Flash Charge technology, which promises to provide up to 2 hours of calling time in just a 5-minute charge .

Imaging-wise, the F9's 25-megapixel selfie camera , whose raw resolution alone made it one of the most-competitive smartphones for selfies of its time, easily overshadows its dual-lens rear-facing camera. Its rear cam setup is by no means a pushover, though, being composed of a 16-megapixel main lens and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing lens , with AI-powered scene recognition and Bokeh Mode (background blurring) headlining its photography pros and cons.

The F9 is powered by MediaTek's dual-cluster eight-core Helio P60 engine, with both clusters clocking in at 2GHz . Sure, the fastest smartphones out there peak at more than 2.5GHz, but with a robust 6GB RAM tagging along (Oppo also offers a 4GB-only variant), it does not sound too discouraging.

Joining its pros is a 6.3-inch LTPS display that boasts an expansive 19.5:9 aspect ratio (one of the widest solutions as of this technical review) and sits on a 2340 x 1080 FHD+ resolution, which we think could have been bumped up to a truly-flagship-level QHD+ (1440p) sharpness . It is also worth nothing that it's screen notch is much smaller versus those of some of its flagship rivals -- Oppo calls it a waterdrop screen concept.

Its color options include Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, and Starry Purple. The last one is sprinkled with a glittery finish, while the other two don petal-shaped back patterns. The F9 runs on Oppo's own ColorOS 5.2 (based on Android 8.1 Oreo), which wraps it up as an upmarket phablet bound for selfie addicts and multitaskers.

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