OPPO Yoyo



If you have been driving in Kuala Lumpur the past few weeks, you might have noticed huge green billboards advertising the latest android phone to hit the market- OPPO. "What?" you might say, and that's what hubby and I exclaimed when we came across OPPO phones at one of our visits to the Digital Mall in PJ a month ago.

Both hubby and I were (yes! we have bought new phones for ourselves as our telco provider were offering not-so-attractive phones to go with our current mobile line package and we couldn't wait for our Blackberries to die officially) browsing for new phones and there were a few big brands our friends kept promoting- Samsung, iphone, Lenovo and Sony Ericsson were the main contenders.

When we came across the OPPO display counter, we laughed at the name and didn't want to take the risk of trying out a new phone company. On our drive home, though, we kept noticing the OPPO billboards and it seemed like a sign for us to check out this mysteriously named brand.

A few weeks of phone complaints later, hubby decided, his Blackberry Curve was messing up his work by hanging and refusing to start up properly even after many battery pulling efforts. My phone was generally alright but an annoying mini black clock- like image occasionally appeared in the centre of the screen and slowed my work processes as well. It also hung when phone calls came in or too many messages came in at once.

So, we visited the Digital Mall again last weekend and started comparing the four big brands recommended by friends and lastly the OPPO which was recommended by one of hubby's friends who had just been OPPO-fied.
OPPO Joy
Prices start from RM399 for a basic OPPO Joy to the more expensive and latest OPPO Find 7a -priced at RM1799. We are both heavy phone users as we rely on our phones for work email and text but we didn't need something too top of the line (though I wanted something that could take good photos which my BB Curve failed miserably at).

OPPO Find 7a

The phone dealer recommended the OPPO Yoyo priced at RM799 inclusive of a protective screen sticker and back cover. We played around with it and asked for his honest opinion comparing the OPPO to other brands within the same price range.

So to be more familiar about what OPPO is all about, here is some information found on their website:

OPPO is a globally registered technology brand, with a long history of serving customers in North America, Europe and Asia, delivering products that receive high ratings from experts around the world. Since entering the mobile market in 2008, we have been restless in our pursuit of the latest technology, the highest quality and the most user friendly products.

Leaders in Technology
We are passionate about exploring the latest that technology has to offer. Since the start, our products have pushed the boundaries of technology. An example is the 6.65mm OPPO Finder we released in mid-2012, then the world's thinnest smartphone. Towards the end of 2012, we announced one of the world's most anticipated smartphones, the OPPO Find 5, featuring a 5? 1080p display and a 13 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, it was the world’s first smartphone with hardware supported HDR.

I tested the camera and the feel of the touchscreen keypad. It was easy enough to type with, especially with the Swype keyboard function( you don't have to press individual keyboard characters but just swipe your finger over the letters and the word predictor will suggest words) and the photos are crystal clear and vibrant. There was another customer there with us and he was also searching for a new phone to replace his Blackberry Q10 which was still in good condition.


I couldn't find an English video on the Swype feature but here's a Thai one.

After much thought and deliberation, the three of us decided to make the switch and be OPPO-fied.

I've been using the OPPO Yoyo for a week now and it's been an easy enough transition. Charging of the phone battery is at 2% per minute with is really fast. The dealer helped with transferring all my contacts and necessary files into the new phone and it was ready for use after downloading some apps from the Google Playstore.

Access to the internet is much faster and reading of emails and websites is made much easier on the eyes with its widescreen.

OPPO Yoyo
Overall                    Touch Screen
Color                       White or Black ( I bought the White)
CPU                        Quadcore 1.3 GHz
RAM                       1GB
Memory                   4GB (+ micro SD up to 32GB)
Operating System     Android 4.2
Screen                     4.7 inch IPS
Screen Resolution    960 x 540 qHD
Color                       16 M
Camera                    Rear 5MP, Front 2MP
Battery                     1900mAh
Multimedia
Music                          FLAC, APE, AAC, MKA, OGG, MP3, MIDI, M4A, AMR, WAV etc.
Video                          MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MPEG etc.
Pictures                       JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP etc.
Radio Support
Network
Network Standard Edition:GSM/WCDMA
Frequency 3G:           HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 11.5Mbps
GPS                             GPS + AGPS
Data Rate                     GPRS / 3G / HSPA+ (42Mbps)
Bluetooth                     Bluetooth 2.1
Packaging                    OPPO R2001, Micro USB Cable, Charger, In-ear type earphones, Free 8GB                                            Micro SD

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Outdoor photo of my mum's neighbour's garden (look at how cute he arranged his pots into men!)

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A night indoor shot of my cats

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A night shot outdoors

Comments

  1. With all the hype on iphone these days..interesting to see a different brand although I'm not too sure I'm adventurous enough to go for a different brand just yet :)

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    1. I'm usually not adventurous either but the price and features were what attracted me to give it a try..

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  2. I've seen this also in KL and in Manila. What the brand is promoting is the quick battery life charging. The features are great and the price seems to be affordable.

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    1. Yes, it's really fast to charge and because we are heavy phone users, this is a really good feature

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  3. Oppo has already landed in my country, yayy.. But I've never try Oppo phone before.. Hopefully you can take a picture with you Oppo and share to us ^_^ indoor and outdoor.. Great post.

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    1. Yes! good idea! I've include indoor and outdoor photos as suggested :)

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  4. Hahah, this is interesting as I was recently asked to review an OPPO N1... the selfie phone... But being an iphone user... I'm not sure I want to switch to Android yet~

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    1. We saw that model, we didn't want to spend so much on a phone so we opted for the Yoyo :)

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  5. Looks like Oppo is a solid brand there. They have great features.

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    1. It's really new in the market hence the heavy advertising but yes, they have good features

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  6. Never heard about this brand, but looks like a good brand, lets see when it will come in india

    Agarwal Samaj BHilwara

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    1. They're pretty aggressive so it shouldn't be too long before it reaches your shores :)

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  7. Would definitely own a phone that has so many feature. Never heard of the brand though in India.

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    1. It has not reached India yet but it shouldn't be too long a wait

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  8. Never heard before, b he feares looks excellent. Hoe ha it will inrodce here in the Philippines.

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    1. Yup, good features and really easy to use!

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  9. It's a beautiful design and sounds like a very good phone. Wonder if they will sell the brand here also.

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    1. It's lightweight too! It might reach your shores soon!

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  10. Some features of Oppo are amazing. But the price of phone is high.

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    1. It's pretty competitive in pricing compared to the more established brands

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  11. Amazing phone with a light price. I hope it's available in my country

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    1. Yes, they're pretty aggressive so you might not have to wait too long

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  12. We have this brand in Manila, so affordable and durable. -KarenT

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    1. I hope it's durable! My phones usually last 2-3 years!

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  13. I am not sure I could be convinced to abandon my iPhone for something new, but this Oppo does look promising. Have fun with it!

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  14. The latest Android Oppo seems to have many advantages as a user friendly interface, and many more. I hope I am able to afford its price because it is a must have in my list for the near future.

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  15. It's a snazzy looking phone, sounds like it works great, and the name is kinda cute. I love this post as it's a reminder to never judge a book by its cover.

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