Another day, another smartphone launch. This time, Oppo is targeting the sub-20K segment of budget smartphones. The Oppo F15 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 SoC and it comes only in one 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage configuration. It’s priced at Rs 19,990 and it will be available in two colour variants including Lightning Black and Unicorn White.
There are several options in this segment where phones from Redmi and Realme have released phones with powerful hardware. While the Redmi K20 is running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, the recently launched Realme X2 uses the slightly upgraded Snapdragon 730G. Hence, the comparison is clear between these three devices. To bring in some more diversity from other manufacturers, we added the Samsung Galaxy M40 and the Vivo Z1Pro in the mix.
|Smartphone||Oppo F15||Realme X2||Redmi K20||Samsung Galaxy M40||Vivo Z1Pro|
|Display Size (inch)||6.4||6.4||6.39||6.3||6.53|
|Resolution (pixels)||1080 x 2400||1080 x 2340||1080 x 2340||1080 x 2340||1080 x 2340|
|Display Type||AMOLED||Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED||PLS TFT LCD||IPS LCD|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P70||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712|
|RAM||8 GB||4/6/8 GB||6 GB||6 GB||4/6 GB|
|Internal storage||128 GB||64/128 GB||64/128 GB||128 GB||64/128 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes, Up to 256 GB (dedicated)||Yes, Up to 256 GB (dedicated)||No||Yes, Up to 1 TB (shared)||Yes, Up to 256 GB (dedicated)|
|Rear camera||48 MP f/1.79 (primary), 8 MP f/2.25 (ultra-wide), 2 MP f/2.4 (portrait), 2 MP f/2.4 (depth)||64 MP f/1.8 (primary), 8 MP f/2.3 (ultra-wide), 2 MP f/2.4 (macro), 2 MP f/2.4 (depth)||48 MP f/1.8 (primary), 8 MP f/2.4 (telephoto), 13 MP f/2.4 (ultrawide)||32 MP f/1.7 (primary), 8 MP f/2.2 (ultrawide), 5 MP f/2.2 (depth)||16 MP f/1.8 (primary), 8 MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide), 2 MP f/2.4 (depth)|
|Front Camera||16 MP f/2.0||32 MP f/2.0||20 MP f/2.2 (pop-up)||16 MP f/2.0||32 MP f/2.0|
|OS Version||Android 9 Pie (ColorOS 6.1.2)||Android 9 Pie (ColorOS 6)||Android 9 Pie (MIUI 11)||Android 9 Pie (OneUI)||Android 9.0 Pie (Funtouch 9)|
|Fast charging||VOOC 3.0 (20 W)||VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 (30 W)||Yes (18 W)||Yes (15 W)||Yes (18 W)|
|Colours||Lightning Black, Unicorn White||Pearl White, Pearl Blue, Pearl Green||Carbon Black, Red Flame, Glacier Blue, Pearl White||Seawater Black, Midnight Blue, Cocktail Orange||Sonic Blue, Sonic Black, Mirror Black|
|Prices in India||Rs 19,990||Starting at Rs 16,999||Starting at Rs 19,999||Rs 17,990||Starting at Rs 12,990|
When compared to the same RAM and storage configuration, on paper, the Realme X2 offers the best value for money. It goes on to offer more value on the 4 GB variant that goes for Rs 16,999. Whereas for the Oppo F15, it doesn’t really offer anything extra. It will be interesting to test whether the Helio P70 performs better or on par with the Snapdragon 730G on the Realme X2. The quad-camera system on the rear will also be put up for in-depth testing.