OPPO Pakistan takes a jab at Samsung

While Samsung was busy at introducing Galaxy S6 and bashing Apple at their MWC15 press event, they probably forgot that they could be the target of something similar. Recently, OPPO Pakistan through their local twitter account took a jab at Samsung by taunting their Samsung Galaxy S6‘s thin profile claim. This is mainly because OPPO’s latest smartphone — OPPO R5 — has a even thinner profile, with a thickness of only 4.85 mm.

Thin profile claim is one thing, i don’t know about you but i wasn’t happy with the overall design of the Galaxy S6 either. Don’t take me wrong, I’m really pleased that Samsung finally let go off the plastic builds and went all metallic but S6’s design seems to be largely inspired from the Apple iPhone 6. But putting that all aside, Galaxy S6 seems to be a wonderful flagship, something that one might expect from the likes of Samsung.

Since we are talking about OPPO here, I would also like to say that OPPO hasn’t been getting the attention that it deserves. OPPO might be relatively newer in the smartphone market but their flagship devices are worth trying. For instance, looking at the OPPO R5 would make you realize that it packs quite a few innovating technologies. For starters, with the thickness of only 4.85 mm, it is one of the thinnest smartphones in the market. It also comes with the OPPO’s VOOC charging technology which takes your phone from 0-75% in just 30 minutes. Last but not the least is that OPPO R5 has the cool element technology. Don’t know what the cool element technology is? Here is how OPPO describes it:

Our phase-shifting material is made of metal, resin and other composite materials. When heat is generated, the material begins to change. This material not only absorbs any heat; it also radically improves thermal efficiency.

Despite all that, i think OPPO and Samsung are both great brands and make some overwhelming smartphones. Since good competition has never hurt anyone, for me, it’s good to see brands take a jab at each other. What are your thoughts? Share with us in the comments below.


I am Computer Engineering graduate who loves to play with and build cool hardware. I have recently joined Engismo as a contributing blogger and my platform of choice is Android for mobile devices.