OPPO Mirror 5 now official in PH, will retail for P9,990

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OPPO is no stranger to making quality phones with few, if any, compromises on design and build quality, and its latest offering doesn’t seem too different from what we’re used to seeing from the company, despite a lower-than-expected price tag. The OPPO Mirror 5, which, in essence, is the more affordable brother of the R1x that preceded it.

You could argue that the Mirror 5 is OPPO’s answer to the higher-end version of Motorola’s Moto G (and, to a lesser extent, the recently announced Cherry Mobile One G1), what with an IPS display that spans 5 inches across and a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB of RAM that runs OPPO’s heavy-handed overlay based on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 without hiccups.

There’s an IR blaster on the top edge that, when used with OPPO’s universal remote-control app, allows you to manipulate a wide range of home appliances, including TVs and air-conditioning units, as you would using their respective remotes.

OPPO Mirror 5

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As interesting as that sounds, it’s the phone’s mirrored back, which flaunts a diamond decor, that will likely draw the most attention; it gives off a subtle, shimmering effect as light bounces off its surface. I know what you’re thinking: The effect is probably better seen up close and in person than read about. And you’re absolutely right.

There’s nothing quite like it in the bargain segment, and it’s what sets the Mirror 5 apart from all the other bland, rectangular phones out there.

It’s the phone’s mirrored back, which flaunts a diamond decor, that will draw the most attention; it gives off a shimmering effect as light bounces off its surface. The effect is better seen up close and in person than read about.

The OPPO Mirror 5 will retail for P9,990 in the Philippines when it arrives in stores later this month. It may be worth checking out if you’re looking for an affordable smartphone that at face value doesn’t wear its price tag on its sleeve.

OPPO Mirror 5 specs (Price in the Philippines: P9,990):
* Dual SIM
* Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
* 2GB RAM
* 16GB internal storage
* microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
* 5-inch IPS display (540 x 960 resolution)
* 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
* 5-megapixel front camera
* 2,420mAh battery
* IR blaster
* Color OS 2.1 based on Android Lollipop 5.1.1

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OPPO Mirror 5 preview from our YouTube channel


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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.