Oppo's quest to gain relevance in the budget smartphone segment continues and this time, it leads to the spawning of Joy Plus, a smartphone that does not feel like an Oppo creation. However, the Joy Plus is not for the flagship smartphone users who need one feature after another to satisfy their hunger. It is instead aimed at those users who want functionality taking prominence over anything else. can the Joy Plus keep such users happy? We find out.
The Oppo Joy Plus sports a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and it has been paired with 1GB RAM. The Joy Plus runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it sports the ability to run two SIM cards at once. Oppo should be rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update as and when it is available but we do not know when will it arrive. The Oppo Joy Plus sports a 4-inch screen and it puts out display resolution of 800x480 pixels. The Joy Plus comes with 4GB inbuilt storage capacity and it can be expanded further up to 32GB with the use of a microSD card. The Oppo Joy Plus comes with a 3-megapixel camera on the back and it has been paired with a 0.3-megapixel snapper on the front. The Joy Plus is powered by a 1700mAh capacity battery and while no performance ratings are available for the same, we think it should last for at least 6 hours of usage on a single full charge.
The Joy Plus is unmistakably an Oppo device in spirit even though on the outside, it seems to be defying a lot of qualities Oppo devices are known for, like design. the design of Joy Plus is as simple as it gets and if one does not pay enough attention, he/she may confuse it for another device. However, the build quality is still strong, the fit and finish tight and in general, there are few complaints that come to head when the Joy Plus is talked about. Oppo has laid a lot of emphasis on marketing the Joy Plus on the basis of its camera, even though it is the whole smartphone package that stands out from the rest of the budget smartphone segment crowd.