Oppo F9 Pro 64GB  +2 variations

price₹ 20,999 onwards

launchAug, 2018

59.8

excellence score

82.9

value for money score

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Design

  • Absolutely stunning design - this one is sure to get you those 'oohs' and 'aaahs' when you whip it out in public - 2 unique innovations stand out - one is the unusual "water-drop notch" that reduces the notch to about as small as you could go without shifting to a 'pop-out camera' phone like the Find X - and second is the blue-black shimmering rear with its diamond pattern, that is just breathtaking to look at from any angle - it's not possible to stress this enough, the Oppo F9 Pro looks gorgeous
  • The water drop notch also ensures a commendable screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent (the iPhone X's ratio stands at a paltry 82 percent)
  • The phone’s face unlock and fingerprint mechanism are lightning fast, and at par with the OnePlus 6

Display

  • The display by itself is great too - it's a bright screen with great, punchy colours - arguably the best display in this price bracket
  • Gorilla Glass 6 protection - one of the first phones in India to have it

Software

  • ColorOS is decent as an Android UI, has a lot of features, and is quite 'colorful', but it will certainly come with it's share of bloat - such as duplicate Music, Gallery and Phone Manager apps, an unnecessary smart assistant, and an annoying 2-step process to dismiss notifications

Performance

  • While the performance is pretty good in almost all use cases with a solid mid-range Helio P60 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 652), the performance expectations in this price bracket are now completely shifted since the launch of the powerhouse Poco F1 - if you are not much into heavy gaming, the Oppo F9 Pro will more than suffice - but if you want truly breathtaking performance, there is no match for the Poco F1 in the mid-range

Camera

  • Very good dual camera setup on the rear - takes colorful and bright photos, good portraits, and does reasonably well in low light too - overall, it's on par with the excellent Poco F1 and only a shade behind the OnePlus 6
  • Very good front camera too - takes good AI powered selfies - and is again comparable to the likes of Nokia 7 Plus, and Poco F1
  • While the cameras are good with still photography, video recording capabilities on the phone are average at best - there is no OIS or EIS so the videos are quite shaky - also, 1080p and 720p are the only modes in which you can shoot videos

Audio

  • Good call quality
  • The single speaker on the phone’s bottom, though loud, sounds hollow and crackles

Battery

  • Good battery life, with a 3500mAh battery - will comfortably last the day - and does not tend to heat up during processor-heavy tasks
  • Excellent SuperVOOC fast charging support, that's on par with the excellent Dash charging on the OnePlus 6

More

  • Overall, if you want a phone that's the ultimate looker, you won't go wrong with the Oppo F9 Pro, and you will get a pretty good camera to go along with it - having said that, if you prioritise performance over looks, there is no competing with the Poco F1 here, it's just in a different league - finally, if you want the most simple, clean software experience of all, with an equally good camera, then the Nokia 7 Plus is worth looking at
  • Uses the old microUSB standard, instead of the modern USB-C

Expert Reviews

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  1. Isn't the best you can get for your money....but if a bright red and purple phone makes you happy, then by all means, go for it
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you’re looking for a stylish option with a big screen for media, and good cameras and eye catching looks....the Oppo F9 Pro is worth a look
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. It isn’t a game-changing smartphone, but it’s another smartphone showcasing Oppo’s continued efforts in design innovation
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. An impressive phone in this price segment... but you have to keep in mind that the competition is also really strong in this bracket
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Oppo F9 Pro would have easily earned recommendations if Xiaomi Poco F1 hadn't arrived at such a competitive price point...Even then, the phone's VOOC charging and classy design make it worth considering
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. An all-around decent smartphone
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. This is the phone that will get you those 'oohs' and 'aaahs' when you whip it out in public.
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
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  11. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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Oppo F9 Pro 64GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.3 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P60Ranked #20 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, VOOC Flash Charge
Dimensions
Weight169 gm
Thickness7.99 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
  • PDAF
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera25.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • AI Camera
  • HDR
  • Bokeh Selfie
  • Sony IMX576 sensor
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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