The Oppo R9s Plus is an XL version of the 5.5-inch R9s that takes advantage of its larger size to accommodate a more powerful battery and a 16-megapixel rear photo sensor with optical image stabilization.

All this looks promising, but it turns out that the Plus only widens the defects of the R9s, including its chamfered edges that make it uncomfortable to hold in hand.

Still, we really wanted to enjoy this 6 inch smartphone. However its design inspired by that of the iPhone but far from being so licked and successful as well as its tendency to strongly heat with video games are in our eyes two huge flaws. However, its 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization allows it to stand out slightly from the competition.

Like the R9s, autonomy seems to be the other strong point of this mobile. During our video playback loop test, the R9s Plus held 15h40mn which is very good but not as impressive as the 22 hours offered by the Galaxy A7 which bonus is cheaper.

Indeed, with a price that is close to $ 500, the R9s Plus is rather expensive for a mid-range smartphone. A rate that can be explained in particular by the aluminum chassis. Note that this model was not available in France at the time of writing these lines. It is also very unlikely that it will ever be distributed “officially” in our countries.

In the end, the OnePlus 3T surpasses the R9s Plus for both performance and value for money and is a smarter choice. And if by chance the OnePlus 3T does not suit you, there is the option ZenFone 3 which is also a safe bet.

Complete Specifications of Opp R9s Plus

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Launch Announced 2016, October
Status Available. Released 2016, December
Body Dimensions 163.6 x 80.8 x 7.4 mm (6.44 x 3.18 x 0.29 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 99.2 cm2 (~75.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~367 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– ColorOS 3.0
Platform OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653
CPU Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.44 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 510
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
Camera Primary 16 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, Dual PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP (f/2.0, 1/3″), HDR
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Features Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (VOOC)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Misc Colors Black, Gold, Rose Gold
Price About 570 EUR