Oppo Neo 5 Unboxing and Initial Impressions


Oppo Neo 5

– 4.50-inch with 480×854 pixels
– Quad-core 1.2 GHz
– 8MP and 2MP cameras
– 1G RAM
– 8G internal storage
– 2,000mAH battery
– Android Kitkat, Color OS 2.0

Oppo Neo 5 is now available with the official price tag of P7,990.

We unboxed the Neo 5 and we were impressed with the design and looks! 🙂 You will immediately say it looks like the iPhone 4. The all-white casing also depicts simplicity even if it has a slightly lower specs.


The cute little box contains everything that you need — wall charger, micro-USB cable, earphones and a couple of printed materials such as User’s Guide and warranty card.

The removable back cover is plastic, but it has a laminated finish making it looks like a glass. The metal edging makes is more similar to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S construction.

The power button is located at the left side and the volume rocker on the right. I was thinking that this phone is for the left handed users. 🙂



The micro-USB port for charging and file transfer is at the bottom right part while the 3.5mm audio output is located on top left corner of the Neo 5.


The form factor of Neo 5 suggests that it will compete with the Honor 3C Lite and Xiaomi Redmi 2. However, the battle ground will be the pricing. Honor 3C Lite retails only at P5,290  and the XiaomiRedmi 2 has a price tag of P5,999. Will you just ignore the almost P2,000 price difference?

All of the three mentioned smartphones has similar battery capacity too — 2,000mAH battery for the Oppo Neo 5, 2,000mAH for the Honor 3C Lite and a little bit higher capacity 2,200mAh battery for the Xiaomi Redmi 2.

OPPO-Neo507It is also worth sharing that the Neo 5 has dual-SIM, the first SIM is a micro-SIM while the second SIM is a nano-SIM. The Micro-SD slot is also available for additional storage which I am sure you will use because Neo 5 has only 8 Gigabytes of default storage. You have know too, that our of the 8G, almost 3G is already used by the OS, so you only have 5G of working storage.

Also, the 2,000mAH battery is non-removable.

Sample shots taken by the Oppo Neo 5.

Oppo Neo 5 is now available nationwide. Again, the official SRP is P7,990.

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