Monday , July 23 2018

OPPO’s newest phones — the OPPO R15 and OPPO R15 Pro — have hit the shelves today, and we’ve got a wrap up of all the carrier plans on offer. On top of this, JB Hi-Fi is offering big discounts too. You can get $400 off either phone if you ditch your current phone plan and swap to Telstra.

The plan you’ll need to sign-up for is JB’s $49 per month Telstra deal, which includes 25GB of data and unlimited talk and text on a 12-month contract. This offer is available in store only for customers not already on Telstra.

The way it works out, over a year on Telstra, for $200 on top of the retail price of the phone, you’re getting a phone service too with 25GB data to use each month. It’s not a bad deal, and it’s on offer for the next two weeks.

Besides Telstra, you can grab the OPPO R15 Pro on Optus, Vodafone and Woolworths Mobile:

The OPPO R15 is also at Woolworths, on 24 month plans for now:

So what about the phones? The R15 Pro and standard R15 are OPPO’s latest “affordable premium” devices.

Both the Oppo R15 and R15 Pro sport a 6.28″ bezel-less Super Full Screen (2280×1090) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio display which of course sports a notch. Internally Oppo is using a Mediatek Helios P20 for the R15 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 for the R15 Pro. Both handsets come with 6GB RAM + 128GB of onboard storage with an option to install a MicroSD card up to 256GB inside.

One key difference we noted is that while the R15 doesn’t include NFC, the R15 Pro does list it as a spec, so if using Tap & Pay is important to you, you may want to keep that in mind.

The Oppo R15 will have a 3,450 mAh battery while the Oppo R15 Pro only gets a 3,400mAh battery, with both handsets supporting Oppo’s super fast VOOC charging.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Hmmm…. My R9 Plus has a nasty screen crack. Do I hope the latest version of ColorOS is better than V3 … I’d prefer the OnePlus 6 but dunno if I want to have to grey import it. Hmmm….

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