OPPO R9 – The Selfie Expert Camera Phone




China’s best selling smartphone brand, OPPO launches the R9 this month.  The sleek and slim looking OPPO R9 is an improvement from its predecessor in the R series, featuring powerful hardware, an eye-catching design and OPPO’s patented, industry-leading low-voltage VOOC Flash Charge technology. Ensuring users are able totake clear, bright and colourful selfies in any lighting conditions, the R9 introduces a brand-new technology in OPPO’s arsenal – The Hi-light Camera.

Easy on the eyes and hands

At 145g, the metallic looking phone measures 151.8mm x 74.3mm x 6.6mm, it is lighter than the earlier models.  OPPO designers gave the R9 a stylish metallic light-catching edge that shows off the phone’s flowing lines, increasing the style ante, the R9’s edges display a clear understanding of ergonomics by perfectly conforming to the contours of the hand to give the R9 an effortless ‘Comfort Grip’.

You are your Best Selfie Expert

The deal breaker for most of us ladies is the 16 MP front-facing camera, built to capture the perfect selfie.  The OPPO R9 is fitted with the new Hi-light Camera, allowing it to capture more light to ensure bright and clear selfies even in low-light conditions.  The OPPO R9, the perfect companion for taking and sharing quality shots on social media platforms is paired with the group setting wefie and Beautify 4.0 features – optimized to capture selfies and wefies with bright, clear skin, and beautifully defined facial contours.

The 16MP front-facing camera isn’t all just about high-pixel counts, co-developed with Samsung to arrange pixels to maximize image quality, the R9’s unique strength in front-facing shots lies in its custom-built sensor.  Additional, a large f/2.0 aperture increases the amount of light that enters the camera and ISOCELL technology works to prevent “crosstalk” – a phenomenon wherein light spills from one of the sensor’s light-detecting elements to another and muddies the final image.

The R9’s Hi-light Camera is up to four times more sensitive than standard cameras, has twice the dynamic range and captures shots with four times less noise, compared to cameras without the technology. As a result, the Hi-light Camera produces exceptionally vivid images, even in low-light, back-lit and night-time photography.

Some of the features we love:

  • Selfie Panorama feature 

Selfie Panorama feature

The new Selfie Panorama feature in the OPPO R9 is perfect for capturing group selfie photos. With just a few turns of the wrist, one can take extra-wide 120-degree front-facing photos, as the phone seamlessly combines three photos and ensures that the whole party makes it into the shot.  Now, who says we need longer arms?

  • Screen flash feature 

Selfie using the screen flash feature enables natural looking photos without having to use the back camera.

  • Beautify 4.0
  • 4G Dual-SIM -a Nano-SIM slot and a second slot for either a second Nano-SIM or a microSD card (for expanded memory). Both card slots support 4G and VoLTE HD voice calls.
  • ColorOS 3.0 – R9 is the first phone in the OPPO family to be equipped OS.  It is tidy and significantly reduces the phone’s built-in image library for increased efficiency.
  • VOOC Flash Charge – 70% of battery charged with 30 minutes of flash charging – give users power in a short time.

We Think: We love how good OPPO has combine the powerful camera and its powerful features in such a slim, stylish and sleek body.  Oh! We also love how easy it is on the eyes especially the Rose Gold color.

The OPPO R9 retails at S$649 without contract, colors available are Gold (launching 30 April) and Rose Gold (launching May).  Available from the following retailers:


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