Oppo F9 Review

Editor Rating:          3.9 /5
Last Update 2019-06-26 Views 4753


With quiet silence the Oppo F9 has announced with a 6.3in display panel having a water-drop like a notch on top, getting Powered via an Helio P60 SoC, and has equipped 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.

When Oppo does the launch of the F9 Pro in the global world also it publicize the Oppo F9 during the joint occasion of unveiling. The Oppo F9 was unable to achieve as much concentration in front of its sibling, and with the same style of secrecy it has immediately, just now gave availability in the Mobil’s sell markets. Putting in judgment scale to that of the Oppo F9 Pro, this affordable version be deficient in VOC's quick charging, mathematically just a 2GB less RAM as F9 has 4GB of RAM while F9 Pro includes 6GB of RAM priced at $ 290, and with 16 MP Selfe shooter, the surprising Oppo F9 comes at $ 260.

Related: Check the Price of Oppo F9

There will be a lot of smartphones approximately on this price range but there is money good, there offers of good values are too prefer. So, on this point, the Oppo F9 should come in your top priorities of choice. You have to read carefully all our judgments to find out right always.

Oppo F9 design

When discussions come to body shape and size, the Oppo F9 and the Oppo F9 Pro are indistinguishable. To find differentiate linking among the two models, look that the Oppo is offering diverse terminates. The F9 Pro is getting flashy color format with diverse patterns and pitch, the F9 includes a diamond cut outline analogous to that on the Realme 1achieved.

There are color options as Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, and Starry Purple. The total of the sketch is some less evident at all times but slice crop up when a strike of light falls on the rear of mobile phone at different sides. Whichever color we pick for the review, it will appear pretty different, but at last, the Sunrise Red is chosen for the purpose. The market’s gathering of colors for the blue, black, yellow or gold smartphones now a days, among the Sunrise Red is beating markets.


The plastic is selected out of materials to bring under use for the body frame of Oppo F9, and its most underscore feature is the display of 6.3in. It contains a tiny notch as a match-up to other available smartphones in the whole market. Oppo named this notch design “water drop notch”, which is receiving the only domicile of the 16MP selfie camera. The earpiece could cleverly saw positioned above the water drop notch, it’s some big size gives a positive effect towards notch as of slimness.


The proximity sensor Oppo has been veiled for this phone to the right side of the display notch and also remembering that putting on panel any protector will disturb work out of interfering or will upsetting the effectiveness. The brand is shipping this smartphone with a screen protector in the box and also a case for F9. The constructed body of the Oppo F9’s bumps is noticeable soft, escalating its general traces. While the rear panel, furnishes with an intuition of glass, it is created with plastic and could pick up scuffs on its surface if doesn’t keep a case on it.  

The power keys and navigation keys are located on the right, the volume key is shifted on the left of the frame, and one oval shaped fingerprint scanner has received fittings on the flip side, which could be easily reached while you want to have use of this smartphone.

The Oppo F9’s dual main camera module is horizontally accumulated at the back, which projects slightly, alongside is an LED flash in the same lineup. Oppo comes to adopt a thin metal surrounding which would aid the camera unit to get safety against scratches.

 The bottom equips arrangement of this phone is noticeable a Micro USB 2.0 port as an alternative of Type-C, on its side is a 3.5mm hole for the headphone jack, a place for the loudspeaker, and the main microphone tool. Here another difference among The Oppo F9 Pro and F9, as a Micro-USB port for the support of the USB cable compulsory for a VOOC fast charging put in F9 Pro, other than the F9 has the lake of this aspect. As an alternative, there is a packed 10W charger in the packing box. The location selected for SIMs tray is the left side of the device frame and has a hybrid slot as usual for two Nano SIMs and blessing is added in shape of a dedicated slot for microSD card up to 256 GB.


Oppo F9 specifications and software

The nearly very similar hardware for Oppo F9 to the F9 Pro is selected. It both devices are powered by octa-core processor the MediaTek Helio P60, which is including four cores ARM Cortex-A73 clocking at 2GHz speed and next four cores Cortex-A53  are clocking at 2GHz speed. On two different sides assertively priced smartphones having the same processor for power, strong priced smartphones like Realme 1 and fresh publicize Nokia 5.1+. The Oppo F9 equips with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM storage which could be expanded up to 256GB via micro SDcard’s dedicated slot.


The 6.3-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors display is sporting a full-HD+ resolution and first class 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Oppo has aided Gorilla glass 6 for the display protection; therefore you should put aside efforts to get this phone. Remaining connectivity specs for the Oppo F9 include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and GLONASS. The powerhouse is energized with a 3500mAh battery but it only supports 10W charging. It comes in an experience that putting the F9 on charging with joint VOOC charger but the result was a failure because the requirement is not added in F9 as it is in F9 Pro.

Oppo is going to ship its mobile phones with its traditional Color-OS UI on the peak of Android 8.1 Oreo. Oppo always keeps on trying of its interface customizing, with good efforts of engineers on quite bases. Walk off with right some away from the display home and greeting point comes by Smart Assistant, which includes a search bar on the apex, this is actually a shortcut for some of the apps, a weather thingamabob, and a step counter doodad. You will find USO (universal search option) analogous to iOS just by filch down on top of the home screen for access. There is added a suspended panel on the side which is going to gives a fast road map to find quickly a few functions and apps, which are created by Oppo but are similar of that Samsung put into practices on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 smartphones.


The apps for settings has a compound menu and off-course submenus that occupy diverse options to insert missing. The search function can’t be found in this app arrangement, it will interrupt for positioned the settings which we wish to make easier. Users will have to head back to the home screen and use the universal search for this. Menu dragging is personage notifications that take two easy steps for processing.


There are quite a few apps preinstalled on the smartphone, and Oppo’s app store gives you recommendations to install a few more. We found that the default browser kept sending notifications multiple times a day.


Oppo F9 performance, battery life, and cameras

The Oppo F9 contains a first-class display, and we will find it to be decipherable even when the natural light will be more than the phone’s own at outdoors. The on top fixed tiny notch set free a lot of display screen, place saved by removing bezels on both top and bottom sides, which can permit more icon to set the place for numerous awaiting notification for ease clicking at near sides. Like-minded apps could run on full-screen, and non-disliked-minded run by the side of the 16:9 aspects ratio, but the option to get broaden them on full-screen. The great itself, F9 is, furnish for you the option to use face unlock, and it is working so fast on quick point.

We have become inquisitive to reckon the performance discrepancy amongst the Oppo’s both devices F9 and F9 Pro One key difference found out is the 2GB RAM bearing in mind. The F9 Pro, it looks some to be pathetic in front of F9 Pro performance wise. On discussing the only 4GB of RAM, the F9 standing on the back foot, and its comparison could be estimated via the beneath the table.




Geekbench Testing           

The single core test F9 scored 1496, and 1348 points, while on the other hand multi-core test achieved 5689, and 5305 points on comparison table by Gekbench. Basemark Web awarded 3.o, 90.07, and 58.56 scores respectively. You observed that the in overall condition the finding is best to be purchased.


When took F9 for the play PUBG via this smartphone, the performance is found not slow, except the phone started to obtain warmness swiftly. The drained away most of the battery’s juice at a faster velocity, the 10% loses after 20 or 25 minutes when the gaming start. If it is proved that the Helio P60 is moderately controlling, it has become be apt to find hot under load.


The nonexistence of VOOC charging is like foot canton felt, whenever we attempt to cork the phone for the charger. It receives to 29 percent of charging in 35 minutes and the remaining 61% got accomplish charge within 2 and a half hour.


The camera Section of Oppo F9

Oppo has proven camera expert has vanished with a 16MP primary sensor along with a 2MP depth sensor on the rear and on the front side a 16MP selfie camera. The pre-installed apps for the camera give Portrait, Sticker, Pano, Timelapse, Slo-mo, and Expert modes, not together for the typical Photo shots and video technique. You may have quick binding for HDR mode benefit, and you also can use filters use for benefit in beauty term, further on taking some shot. Google Lens is a pre-installed app into the stock of camera apps, which is an image recognition technology invented by Google. This special adding up fetches information linked to the object, and also brings investigation based results from the network.

The phone becomes sharp to catch focused shots, and picture snapping during steady daylight results prickly with a nice sum of details. The Oppo F9 could switch HDR mode on auto bases, While if you are shooting with the rich bright environment, I come to transport excellent and serviceable shots. On another hand if you have put settings for macros during shoots, then the F9 receive some extra time than usual to lock the focus for capturing so, therefore patience is an important tool for this mode. The output by F9 is sharp and can make the first-class partition among the theme and the environment. The camera presentation gets a dunk during low light. There is destructive noise reduction and we can find a massive loss in details when we are taking shots only in a low light base in the near environment.


The secondary camera steps forwards when the Portrait-mode has to come under use, but at the same time, the facility of blur-level selection comes in impossibilities. On taking images by the Portrait shots style by antagonistic milieu blur, it makes the shots of images decorated AI.

The Oppo F9 keeps in the pack a 16MP front-facing camera, a less as to be compared by 25MP lens added on the F9 Pro. As the Beauty- mode facilitates by evasion and can set to AI, which allows the phone to choose the level of beauty by AI. This option could set for AI levels by entering into the manual. The Selfie camera fairly adjusts depth result, and this supplies straight perimeter for recognition. Video recording spread-out at HD level for both cameras the rear and the front. Video stability is existing at 1080p by a camera located on the rear.



For the broad base of the Oppo F9 featuring is the big one display along the water-drop notch. It is fit in design ground, provides better battery life, and suggests upright performances for the mid-price tag. If your main concern is a look wise graceful device then over the lot else, the Oppo F9 has ground for you.

In conditions, you are willing to get the extreme performances than F9 rests for a cosmic fasten in the performance for either standing on a small-rate but first-class.

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