OPPO is back with a big spring 2018 refresh with the OPPO R15 and OPPO R15 Pro, known as the R15 Dream Mirror Edition in China. Each of these phones features the same overall design but differs in specs, materials used on the chassis, and colors available. The less expensive R15 is landing with the Helio P60 octa-core processor and is priced at 2,999 yuan, or about $473. That one is built with an all-metal back, like the R11S we recently reviewed, while the more expensive units ship with glass or ceramic backs. 3,299 yuan, or about $520, nets you the glass R15 Pro with a faster Snapdragon 660 processor inside, while 3,499 yuan, or $552, upgrades the back to a beautiful ceramic with that same Snapdragon 660.
A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is found on both devices. The other advantage the Pro has over the standard R15 is a better secondary camera; a 20-megapixel sensor versus the 5-megapixel one on the R15, although both feature the same f/2.2 lens. Both phones also feature a brand new Sony IMX519 sensor for the main camera on the back, debuting a brand new sensor generation from Sony, which features 18% larger pixels and a 7% larger sensor size. That makes this the largest pixel size we’ve seen on an OPPO phone in recent generations, and combined with the f/1.7 lens means we should be getting some excellent low light shots out of this phone.
Dual SIM card support means one slot can be used for a microSD card if you need to expand beyond the luxurious 128GB of internal storage that’s found on both devices. You’ll also find both devices have 6GB of RAM, but the less powerful R15 actually features a slightly larger battery than the R15 Pro; 3450mAh versus 3400. A 3.5mm audio jack is also included, which is a nice inclusion given that the industry has been trending away from the use of these ports for a while now. There is, of course, a notch on the new larger display, a 6.28-inch full-HD+ OLED screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio in total, as well as full-screen gestures like we saw on the OPPO R11S. Check out the hands on video below, and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest updates as they land!