The K5 is a fairly new phone. It was released at the end of 2019. Like most mobiles these days, it’s big. Its screen stretches 6.4 inches across. Holding it might be tough if you have small hands.
The device was made from plastic. It doesn’t feel cheap as its rear is ultra-glossy.
You don’t have to look hard to notice that its sides were curved well. There’s also some weight to it, which makes it feel even more expensive. But its dimensions aren’t very thin. That’s why the weight makes it feel brick-like.
Looking across its sides, you’ll find a micro SD slot. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Considering manufacturers have started to remove headphone jacks from pricey phones these days, its presence is appreciated.
There is no fingerprint sensor on its rear. You’re getting one under its display. It’s snappy. The cherry on top would’ve been face unlock but it’s not available.
The panel on its front is Super AMOLED. If you’ve read our reviews before, you’d know that it’s quite vibrant. The K5’s display is bright, as it’s 430 max nits. 500 is the gold standard, which it’s almost at. You’ll easily be able to use it outdoors.
There’s barely any bezel action going on. It comes with an 84.7% screen-to-body ratio. Its screen is pin-sharp as well. You’re getting a 1080 x 2340 pixel front – you won’t notice any pixelation even if you look closely.
There is Gorilla Glass 5 on its front. Good luck trying to scratch it.
Out of the box, it runs Android 9. We’re glad to say that you can upgrade it to Android 10. Android is run through ColorOS 6.1. It’s Oppo’s proprietary UI that has many themes.
The Snapdragon 730G is housed. It’s a mid-range processor that gives flagship chips a run for their money.
The mobile comes with good storage options. You can pick it up with 128 or 256 GB of space, and 6 or 8 GB of RAM. Its RAM makes moving through its system a breeze.
There’s a 4000 mAh battery inside of it. The K5 lasts around a day and a half. Unfortunately, its battery is non-removable.
You’ll be plugging a 30 W fast charger into its USB-C port. It goes from 0-67% in around 30 minutes. This is thanks to the VOOC 4 tech it houses.
In the camera department, it does well. There is a quad set-up on its rear. It consists of a 64 MP wide lens, an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. In low-light, it doesn’t underperform either which is noteworthy.
There’s a single shooter on its front. It is a 32 MP wide lens. There’s an LED flash on its rear set-up but not on its front one.
Here’s the deal:
Its price range is hefty. You can find it for around Rs.40,000 – 60,000 islandwide.