For some time, Oppo was known for their high-end electronics, products that defy both quality and price points and deliver the best money can buy in many areas. A few years ago they expanded from general electronics into the smartphone game and have made a name for themselves with their high-end phones and even their quirky ones too, but lately Oppo has been making a name for themselves with their entry-level and mid-range phones too. These types of phones are a significant departure from earlier more expensive models and are content with lowering the specs for a significantly lower price point. It’s here that the Oppo Mirror lineup comes into play, and today we’re here to talk about the Mirror 5s which has now been officially announced.
The Mirror 5s has been teased a few times now and the specs we thought we would see are certainly here. Starting off with the body we’re looking at a glass back with a metal frame wrapped around its sides. The shape of the body is unquestionably similar to the iPhone 4 style and maybe more so the Xiaomi Mi 4, with three capacitive buttons below a screen that has some pretty thin bezels around its edges. Behind the screen sits a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit processor and 2GB of RAM for great performance and multi-tasking. The screen itself is a 5-inch 720p IPS panel and the whole package comes in at a rather reasonable 160g and 7.65mm thin.
Powering the experience is a 64-bit version of Android 5.1 Lollipop all with the newest version of the popular Color OS Android skin, v2.1. Color OS is known for its heavy skinning of Android but generally provides a swath of features over stock Android in exchange for its looks. One of the biggest enhancements over stock Android is the camera experience, which admittedly looks exactly like the iPhone’s software at first but upon further inspection reveals quite a bit of features. Depth of Field, Double Exposure, Selfie Mode and a handful of others make up the PI 2.0+ experience and is likely to make users extremely happy with their new device. To top things off the Mirror 5s fully supports 4G FD-LTE bands 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz and TD-LTE 2300MHz for wide compatibility across Asia. There’s no official price point yet, but that will be announced soon.