Oplus XonPhone 5 Review

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By Jayanta Ghosh

Taiwanese manufacturer Oplus recently announced the launch its 5” Smartphone – ‘XonPhone 5’ exclusively on Snapdeal.com. Earlier in January Oplus also launched XonPad 7 tablet which was a very decent product for budget buyers. According to Oplus, the main idea behind this product is bringing high value features at low cost to the customers. So to keep the price this competitive without compromising the product quality, they have saved on the distribution and sales network cost by partnering with one of the leading online sellers in India, Snapdeal.

This XonPhone 5 is powered by 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 based MT6582 quad core aided by 1 GB RAM. The Display is 5 inches in size and poses 720p HD resolution. It also combines IPS LCD and OGS technology for closer display. The phone is powered by the latest android version Android Kit-Kat 4.4.2. The rear camera is a 8 MP shooter aided by LED Flash capable of recording full HD 1080P videos and a 2 MP front facing shooter. This has a Dual SIM (Micro + Mini), HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and WiFi. Micro USB port and Audio jack are both present at the top.  XonPhone 5 comes with an internal 16 GB Storage and a card slot supporting micro SD Card up to 32 GB.

The Xonphone 5 powered by same chipset which we saw in Micromax Unite 2. We find it quite smooth in all kind of multitasking operations. Not much lag in the UI. The 5-inch screen has a quite good display sharpness, brightness and color reproduction. On the software front, it has a customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The dimensions are also a highlight as its just 7.8 mm thick which is almost the same as Samsung Galaxy S4. It comes loaded with connectivity features, supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other standard connectivity options. Also the sensors used include accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor for automatic display brightness, G sensor for motion gaming and also e-compass for better navigation features. The removable battery capacity is 2000 mAh which can last for 15 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time.

Apart from that it also has dual camera: the rear cam is an 8 MP camera with LED Flash, auto-focus, Full HD video recording etc and the front cam is a 2 MP camera which is an advantage as you can do high quality video calls.

Pros: Good display, Internal storage, doorstep servicing
Cons: Custom Skin, slightly bulky
Specs: Model OPlus XonPhone 5 Display 5 inch, HD Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MTK 6582 RAM 1 GB, Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB OS Android 4.4 KitKat Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP Battery 2000 mAh.

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