Oppo F9 Pro Hands on Review

Oppo has finally come up with something even better than Oppo F7 as they have recently launched Oppo F9 Pro as the flagship smartphone of the year 2018. The smartphone seems to be quite different from the rest of the flagship devices as they have been planning it for long. Today, we will be reviewing Oppo F9 Pro on the basis of its specifications, features, camera, battery and other features as well. We got this review unit for about a week and we have tested it thoroughly. So, I assure you all this will be totally an unbiased review. So, without wasting much time, let’s start reviewing Oppo F9 Pro

 

Oppo F9 Pro Specifications

  • 6.3 inches LTPS Touchscreen
  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio with Waterdrop Notched Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • 16MP+2MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 25MP Front AI Camera
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 processor
  • 3500mAH Battery
  • Super VooC Charge

For full specifications, you can check here

 

Oppo F9 Pro Design

The Oppo F9 Pro not only differs from the previous Oppo flagship smartphones but also differs from all the flagship smartphones that we have seen before. The reason is the Waterdrop Notched Display which is a unique approach.

At the back, you would find premium diamond shaped designs which are mesmerizing. There are dual rear cameras at the back which are aligned horizontally just like iPhone 7 Plus.

On the front, you get a bezel-less design which means the screen size is totally contributing towards the display.

 

Oppo F9 Pro Display

Oppo F9 Pro has an LTPS Touchscreen display which reduces strain in our eyes and even consumes even less battery. There are very fewer smartphones in the market which are having LTPS Touchscreen. Also, as we have already told you, F9 Pro has a Waterdrop Notched Display which is looking even better than the iPhone X.

I feel 6.3 inches would be too large for users to carry and it would be less portable. But otherwise, it has Full HD+ Display having 1080x2340 pixels resolution. Also, Oppo F9 Pro is the first smartphone to come with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection which means your device will remain extra protected in case it is dropped. Overall, I liked the display features.  

When I tested the brightness features, I found the brightness level was adjusted according to us. It is very bright which means you can use this device easily in heavy sunlight as well. On the other hand, the viewing angles of F9 Pro were also better.

 

Oppo F9 Pro performance

Oppo F9 Pro is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 processor which is said to be the iconic processor from MediaTek. There is a myth revolving around us that MediaTek processors are not worth it, but I must say Helio P60 SoC has proved all of them very wrong. The geekbench scores tell it is not less than Snapdragon 660 SoC which puts MediaTek back in competition. Now, it will always be debatable of which is the best, but according to me, MediaTek processors are not less.

Along with this, Oppo F9 Pro is loaded with 6GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB, so I feel the performance issues would not be there.

 

 

Oppo F9 Pro Gaming Review

Yes, I can conclude based on my results that Oppo F9 Pro can be known as a gaming device. It has already 6GB RAM which means there will not be any problems.

Further, there is MALI-G72 MP3 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) which helps in running the games smoother and better. I played many games including Asphalt 8, Fifa 2018, PUBG Mobile and didn’t notice any frame drop or lags. I can conclude Oppo F9 Pro is certainly one of the best smartphones for gaming as well.

 

 

Oppo F9 Camera Performance

 When we are talking about an Oppo flagship smartphone, then how can we miss its camera portion? Oppo F9 Pro contains Dual Rear Cameras with 16MP and 2MP which can click some really good pictures. The bokeh effect made by software but is still wonderful than most of the devices. You would not be complaining about its Rear Camera I promise.

The main highlight in its camera is the Front 25MP Camera with AI beautification. The pictures clicked are really wonderful. There’s also portrait mode in the front camera which is even better.

Overall, the camera portion is what I liked the most in Oppo F9 Pro

 

 

 

Oppo F9 Pro Battery and Charging

Oppo F9 Pro has a 3500mAH non-removable Lithium-Ion battery which can easily run for about 1.5 working days. Since MediaTek Helio P60 is a battery efficient processor, so the smartphone easily runs to about more than 1.5 working days which is surely a plus point.

Now, another segment on which Oppo has highlighted the most is the Supercharging facility. Oppo F9 Pro has Super VooC Charge which can give talk time of 2 hours in charging for just 5 mins. This is really insane. I thought Oppo were joking or this is some kind of false statement, but trust me, 5 minutes of charging can keep this device alive for more than 2 hours which is not less than a miracle.

I would like to give 10 points to Oppo for the execution of Super VOOC Charge feature.

 

Oppo F9 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Super VOOC Charge
  • Premium Design
  • Front AI Camera
  • WaterDrop Notched Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Cons

  • Dual Rear Cameras can be a problem sometimes
  • No Stock Android

 

Conclusions

According to me, this is one of the best devices on the market as of now if we compare it with its price. There is no other smartphone matching with F9 Pro with the same price range being better than this one. I would definitely recommend you to buy this device and have fun. It has all the necessary features. But, the rest is up to you! 

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