Oppo F27 Pro+ 5G: Good display and sleek design

Oppo has recently launched its new F series smartphone – F27 Pro+, which is priced at Rs 27,999 for the base model. Let’s try and see if it delivers enough for the price tag. The F27 Pro+ features a vegan leather back with siloxane coating to go with it with the circular dual camera setup. The phone’s quite slim at just under 8 mm in thickness and weighing under 180 grams.

The phone’s 6.7-inch display has Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on top, while the phone is IP69 water, dust and high temperature resistant with SGS rating for higher strength and hardware toughness. I dropped the phone accidentally twice and didn’t see any scratches on scuffs on the display or at the back.

Sporting a full HD+ (2412 x 1080) OLED display with support for up to 120 Hz refresh rates, this is perhaps the best part about the device. It’s bright and sharp and does a good job of handling high resolution videos and images. No HDR support here, though, but it’s otherwise a really nice display that’s sufficiently bright for outdoor usage.

Under the hood, the device is equipped with MediaTek’s 7050 chipset (up to 2.6Ghz octa core processor, Mali G68 MC4 GPU) along with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS3.1 internal storage (also comes in 256GB option). It runs on ColorOS 14 based on Android 14 with the May security patch installed.

The phone handles day to day task without much trouble – switching between apps and watching high resolution videos. There were some ghost touches and weird taps typing that’s mainly due to the curve. There are a lot of pre-installed apps on the phone and you can uninstall most of them and also need to spend a bit to disable things like Glance Screen if you don’t want these. Oppo has added AI Eraser tool for photos and it works quite well provided your photo is clear enough in the first place.

For gaming, this isn’t a very capable chipset considering the price tag – heavy games like Genshin Impact and CoD Mobile can’t be played smoothly anywhere close to their highest settings while games such as Monument Valley run fine without any glitches to report.

Coming to the camera performance, the rear houses a dual camera setup – a 64MP (f/1.7) main camera and a 2MP (f/2.4) portrait camera. The phone can take strictly decent shots in daylight when your subject is still and you aren’t moving either. It tends to take over-sharpened shots a lot of times and the pro mode comes in handy to adjust some settings every now and then. The front-facing 8MP (f/2.0) takes much better portrait shots than the rear camera in terms of details, edges as well as colour gradation. Overall, the camera performance does leave a little on the table especially considering it’s often one of Oppo’s strengths.

The phone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery unit and lasted ma day quite frequently even on mid to heavy usage. It can be charged from 1 per cent to full using the bundled 67 watts SuperVooc charger in about and hour or so without any major heating issues.

5G network reception on the device is quite good and reliable for using it on the go. WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS didn’t show any glitches throughout my usage. Loudspeaker on the device is okay at best, not able to cover for the missing dual stereo speaker setup that has become pretty common at this price range.

In a nutshell, the Oppo F27 Pro+ comes across as a sturdy and well made device that leaves underwhelming impressions otherwise, including the camera performance and chipset capabilities at its price point.