OPPO India has just launched a budget smartphone in India, the OPPO Joy Plus that gets a price tag of Rs. 6990, and it packs in some basic specifications, under a good looking design. According to the company, the device enhances “mobile experience with cost-effective design and smart features”, though we might tend to disagree when pricing of the phone is taken into account, as some even better devices are available at the same price point.
The Joy Plus from OPPO has a WVGA 4-inch display (480×800 pixels), and under the hood, the processor that powers the phone, is the Mediatek MT6572 dual-core one clocking at 1.3 GHz. Along with that, is 1GB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, although there is a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion, possible up to 32GB.
Almost a centimeter thick (124mm×63mm x 9.9mm), the OPPO Joy Plus weighs 125gm, and it hosts a 1700 mAh battery. The Joy Plus runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the ColorOS 2.0 custom interface from the company. The device has a 3-megapixel camera on the back, with a CMOS sensor and some software enhancements, including Double Exposure with which two negatives overlap, and for the front 0.3-megapixel camera, there is a Beautify Mode 3.0 for selfies. The user can choose to use one among the eight beautify modes.
As stated above, what can be called the best, is the design of OPPO Joy Plus, just like the company’s previous devices. It is what they call as a frost matte gold frame on the Joy Plus, along with a white back cover. The other option is an electroplated frame along with a blue rear cover. The screen is said to be ultra touch sensitive, recognizing the touch even with wet hands or while using gloves.
The price of Rs. 6990 seems decent, but not much competitive, given how well powered and spec-heavy already devices are being sold at a similar price range.