OPPO F1S camera phone

OPPO Smartphones Launch In NZ

March 15, 2017
1 min read

OPPO adds to its celebrated universal players and headphones with its own line of smartphones.




Witchdoctor’s hi-fi and AV-oriented readers already know about the OPPO brand’s enviable reputation for smart thinking, great sound and pictures, and prices that won’t break the bank.

The Chinese company’s universal (Blu-ray and now 4K) players and headphones in particular have garnered rave reviews.

Until now though, New Zealanders didn’t have quite the whole story about OPPO. On Monday however, all that changed, with the launch of the brand’s own smartphone (or as the company prefers to call it, ‘camera phones’) range.

OPPO’s popular F1S, A39 and R9S phones are the first to launch here in retail partnership with 2degrees and JB Hi-Fi.

We’re planning to set our smartphone expert on the trail, and hope to have a review to you soon, but in the meantime, whet your whistles with this:

Oppo is already the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand by market share, and continues to experience dramatic growth as it expands into new markets. Launching in Australia in 2014 (why the heck do we have to wait so long, dammit!?), within two years OPPO phones were in the top brands across the ditch.

OPPO F1S Camera Phone

OPPO claims state-of-the-art mobile photography, VOOC Flash Charge technology and its par for the course impressive design are winning over customers; that, and a reasonable price.

OPPO notes that the three mobile devices launching in NZ were chosen because they fit the Kiwi lifestyle.


And now the roll-out:



Apparently, this is the model to go for if you want best camera features and an all-round great photography experience. It boasts 16MP front and rear facing cameras. $699

Key features:

  • 16MP front and rear camera
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage
  • 5.5inch FHD screen
  • VOOC Flash Charge, 0-75% in 30 mins
  • 0.2s flash touch access



This boasts a 16MP front camera and a 13MP rear camera, and ‘beautification’ features to help take perfect selfies, as well as a 3075 mAh battery that gives more than a day’s use. $449

Key features:

  • 16MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage
  • Fingerprint security
  • Full metal body
  • 5.5 inch HD screen


OPPO A39 camera phone


This comes with a 5.2-inch, 720P HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display, fast processing for multitasking. Its 32GB of storage can be boosted to 256GB with a microSD card. $349

Key features:

  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5.2inch HD screen
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage

 Available now.


Steel has been penning his pungent prose for 40 years for publications too numerous to mention, most of them consigned to the annals of history. He is Witchdoctor's Editor-In-Chief/Music and Film Editor. He has strong opinions and remains unrepentant. Steel's full bio can be found here

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