Beyond Aesthetics: A closer look at the star of the OPPO F9 lineup

The smartphone game is now going beyond just the techie side of things. Aesthetics – from bezel-less screens to bold colors – are catching the attention of style enthusiasts who also express themselves through the colors of their phones. Cases are usually the go-to solution, but if a phone is as dazzling as our latest find, there’s a huge chance that clear cases will do! OPPO dares everyone to be unique with the recent release of its most expressive and uniquely designed smartphone to date— the OPPO F9 in Starry Purple.

The Starry Purple was officially introduced to the public at the OPPO concept store at Glorietta 2, Makati City last Saturday (September 15, 2018) with actress-singer and OPPO ambassador Glaiza de Castro, who also entertained the visitors to a lovely song number.

OPPO celebrity endorser Glaiza de Castro

“I’m very happy with my Starry Purple OPPO F9—it charges super quickly, it takes great photos, and its design is such a head-turner. What makes it different from other smartphones is that it adds that special touch to my personality and makes me unique, which is important for me as an artist—and surely important for every individual as well,” shared Glaiza about her new phone.

A closer look at the starry details.

Unlike the other F9 variants with petal-shaped patterns and gradient colors, the Starry Purple follows the appearance of the night sky studded with twinkling stars. The back cover starts from a glossy indigo at the top, and seamlessly transitions to a deep purple finish downwards. While the top portion is sprayed with small beads to achieve the starry effect and resulting to a gradient finish that definitely stands out.

Fits perfectly in your hand.

Yes, OPPO F9 has a dual camera!

Launched last August in Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue, OPPO F9 introduced a highly beneficial VOOC Flash Charge technology in the mid-range category, giving its user around two hours of talk time after charging for just five minutes. This can save users up to 2 hours of charge time as compared to the standard 5V/1A charger. The phone also takes pride in its waterdrop screen, 6GB RAM, and dual rear cameras that provide high value for money.



Height                                 56.7mm

Width                                  74.0mm

Thickness                          7.99mm

Weight                                169g


Color                                  Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple

Operating System             ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1

Processor                          Helio P60 Processor

GPU                                    ARM Mali-G72 MP3 800MHz

RAM                                    6 GB

Storage                               64 GB (Support microSD card up to 256 GB)

Battery                                3500mAh with VOOC Flash Charge


Size                                     6.3 inches, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio Waterdrop Screen

Resolution                         2340 x 1080

Colors                                16.7 million colors


Rear sensor                       16MP + 2MP

Front sensor                      25MP Sensor HDR

Aperture Rear:                   F1.8 + F2.4

Aperture Front:                  F2.0

Video Mode:                      1080P, 720P


SIM Card Type                  Two 4G VoLTE slots

Sound effect type             Dirac

GPS                                   Supported

Bluetooth                          Supported

Wi-Fi                                  Supported

OTG                                   Supported

Sensors                             Light Sensor, G-sensor/Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor

Retailing for P17,990, this special variant will be available for pre-orders from September 16 to 21, 2018, with freebies worth P1,500 up for grabs (Bluetooth headset, gamepad holder, and ring holder).

Starry Purple selfie!

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