OPPO Mirror 5 Review: A modern affordable smartphone with a stunning touch display

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OPPO, the Chinese manufacturer is flooding the Indian market with their inexpensive devices. They have launched its new OPPO Mirror 5 in India and this is a stunning device to work with. OPPO Mirror 5 A51W is one of the company’s premium mid-end smartphones in the coutnry. Want to know more about it? Then do read on.

Design

The OPPO Mirror 5 is available in white colour only. The smartphone’s body is supported by a U-shaped frame. It has a plastic back panel, which looks quite stylish. The mobile phone is sleek at just 7.7mm thickness and 160g weight. The OPPO Mirror 5 has a bright 5-inch IPS LCD display, which is quite impressive and comes with bright vibrant colours. Overall, the design is pretty competitive.

The battery is non-removable, so the users cannot replace it by themselves. The OPPO Mirror 5 has dual-SIM slots (one is for Micro and second one is for Nano) and there is another slot for expandable storage that is also placed under the removable back panel. The power button is located on the right side of the phone and the volume keys are located on the left side of the device. The USB port is located at the bottom of the phone, while the 3.5mm audio port is located at the top of the device. The primary camera is on the top left (rear) of the mobile phone, which comes with the LED flash.

Performance

Under the hood, the OPPO Mirror 5 is a reliable and consistent performer. It has the 1.2GHz Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor that comes along with 2GB of RAM. The users also get 16GB of internal memory to store files. Over that, there is an option to add up to a 128GB microSD card where users can store additional files.  All this runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916. To power the device, OPPO Mirror 5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. The smartphone has an easy-to-use interface and an uncomplicated setup process.

The primary camera of OPPO Mirror 5 can capture 8-megapixel still images and for selfies, there is a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The camera app has a lot of good features such as Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. The camera captures really detailed pictures, but it needs time to focus properly and adjust to the light. The 5-megapixel front camera, on the other hand, needs sufficient amount of light for a good click. But the close-up shots were quite nice.

The OPPO Mirror 5 smartphone’s image and video quality is above average. The speaker also offers proper stereo sound while playing music that makes the listening session more entertaining. The place where the phone stresses a bit is gaming. You can’t play games for too long on the mobile phone because the phone gets slightly warm while playing.

Coming on to its battery life, the OPPO Mirror 5 does manage to stay awake for a long duration. With 2,420 mAh battery inside it, we did get between 20 to 22 hours after a full charge (under nominal use).We tested the phone out with AnTuTu Benchmark and it managed a score of 23,811 points, which puts in the upper side of the pack.

Verdict

The OPPO Mirror 5 is an all-rounder, which performs extremely well with most tasks. It has really good voice quality and a user can easily hear stuff without any problem. We did like the looks and the stylish design of the phone. The smartphone has minimum of bloatware, which is also appreciable. The OPPO Mirror 5 A51W can be picked up for Rs 15,990.

Pros

  • Good audio performance
  • Great IPS LCD screen
  • Neat design

Cons

  • Non-removable battery
  • Gets heated up while playing games

Techs Specs of OPPO Mirror 5 

  • Network supported: 4G LTE and 3G
  • Display size:  Full IPS LCD display 5-inch
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
  • CPU:  Quad-Core 1.2GHz processor
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory:16GB (memory can be extended up to 128GB via microSD card)
  • Camera: Rear camera 8MP and secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery: 2,420 mAh
  • Dimensions:40 x 71.20 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 160g
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Sahiba Seth is a student, pursuing English (Hon) from Delhi University. She has been a trainer of HYTSE (Helping Youngsters To Speak English) in her school. She loves to interact with people and she is crazy about gadgets like mobiles and cameras. She likes to read and search about gadgets, and their features. She loves to stay in tune with the happenings of Hollywood and Bollywood. Also, she is passionate about reading novels and creative arts.

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