Once a world record holder for being the slimmest smartphone ever made, the Oppo R5 is officially heading to the UK.
Oppo’s super-thin smartphone is listed on Amazon for pre-orders, with an expected shipping date of the 20th February.
Offering a 4.85mm waistline, the R5 was briefly the thinnest smartphone ever made, but was quickly beaten down to the third spot in the rankings by the Ivvi K1 Mini and Vivo X5Max after its launch.
The slim build does have its drawbacks for the Oppo device, mainly when it comes down to its battery, which sizes up at just 2000mAh.
The design of the R5 is definitely a good one however, with a two tone aluminium build giving the handset a sleek and smooth style.
Compared to some of the UK’s more popular smartphones, the R5 is incredibly thin, with the iPhone 6 over 2mm thicker than the Oppo device.
The Oppo R5 is a solid mid-range smartphone that does well to deceive many into thinking that it’s a flagship by the way it looks.
It sports a 5.2” full HD display, which also attributes to the poor battery life we mentioned previously, but does look the part.
Internally, a Snapdragon 615 chipset and octa-core 2.7GHz processor keep things running smoothly, whilst 2GB RAM is also included for good measure.
An Adreno 405 GPU also finds a home in the R5 to give us some good looking graphics if you’re into your gaming, whilst Android 4.4.4 KitKat is the operating system that’s included inside the device.
There’s no word on whether there’ll be an upgrade to the Android Lollipop software anytime in the near future, but users shouldn’t be too disappointed with KitKat anyway, as it’s still a very useful piece of kit.
The 2000mAh battery has already been pointed out as the major cause for concern on the R5, and will struggle to last a standard day’s use. Luckily, Amazon has noticed this and is including a free powerbank charger with pre-orders, so you can recharge on the fly if you’re in need of some energy throughout the day.
Listed at £269.99 on the pre-order page for Amazon, there are currently no contract offers being made for the phone here in the UK.
So, this means that you’re probably better off picking up the handset sim-free, and then grabbing yourself a sim-only deal with a tariff to suit you.
If you pre-order the handset, you can expect it to arrive on its release date, or a matter of days after depending on when you make your order.
Written by Luke Hatfield