It’s not easy being a smartphone maker these days. Jump on the latest fad and you’d be called a copycat. Hold off and you’re branded as a dinosaur. So what’s an OEM gotta do? Follow what makes sense. For OPPO, that means giving the OPPOR R15 and R15 Pro an admittedly somewhat useful notch. Of course, that does run the risk of most media coverage simply being about that notch, so we take a deep dive into the higher end OPPO R15 Pro to see if it’s more than just its rabbit screen. And you’ll probably be surprised at what we found.
The OPPO R15 Pro isn’t the company’s flagship. That’s pretty much clear by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 inside, or a MediaTek Helio P60 in the non-Pro model, both the latest mid-range mobile processors from both chip makers. If, however, you simply judge a smartphone by its processor, then you’re way off mark and out of touch with the times.
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