[Review] Oppo R9s Plus: Powerful Giant

Power, so much power

Boasting a 4000mh battery, I could play games for hours without worrying about draining the battery, or needing a charger. I swear I barely touched the charger over a weekend of use, even after a full day of heavy usage – play games, watch videos, browsing social media, calls, text, recording video, and there were still some left over.

Clear and Crisp

The 16MP camera comes at a f/1.7and indeed as their tagline goes – it’s clear. The colours come out beautifully and pictures are crisp. The front camera is also a 16MP, making it just as powerful and delivers to all your photography needs. With such a massive screen, it’s easy to watch videos without straining your eyes. One annoying thing though – the screen is reactive through clothing, so it would turn on even in your pocket. Just don’t get yourself locked out.

Stellar Performance

Running applications on this phone is a dream. With 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, I didn’t think twice about downloading all sorts of different games and functionalities. Running several apps at once, and switching in between was smooth, although on a rare occasion it might have a slight delay – it was negligible. Games that are heavy on graphics loads perfectly and it’s just a joy to play on such a huge screen.


1 – iPhone wannabe
While the phone OS runs Android, the interface resembles more to iOS. While it might appeal to many iPhone fans – it took me (an Android Girl) some time to get used to the settings.

2 – HUGE screen
It’s a big phone, and with a lot of big phones, I have a little problem. While playing games horizontally, you might keep accidentally touching the recent apps button. Sigh.

3 – Fingerprint
The fingerprint sensor is at the front and you’d be forgiven to think that it’s a clickable button – Psych! It’s not.


Price: RM 2498
Dimensions (HxWxD): 163.63 x 80.8 x 7.35 mm
Weight: 185 g
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Octa-core
Memory: Up to 6GB RAM
Storage: Up to 64GB ROM
Operating System: ColorOS 3.0, based on Android 6.0
Display: 6.0″ FHD IPS TFT
Graphics: Adreno 510
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1; GPS, aGPS
Ports: Micro USB v2.0
Others: Front fingerprint security sensor

Benchmark Score

AnTuTu 3D Benchmark – 93987
PCMark Android Benchmark – 4839
3DMark – Slingshot Extreme – 960


Value: 9
Features: 8.5
Performance: 9
Design: 8.5
Usability: 9

Verdict: Apart from minor annoyances, it’s really holds up well for heavy users. It’s huge, but everything else makes it worth it.

Total Score: 8.8


Byline: By Satoko Omata


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