O+ 8.15 Hands-on and Initial Review: Definitely Impressive!

by Mark Marcelo  May 12, 2013

O+ 8.15 Hands-on and Initial Review

O+ caused quite a ruckus at SM Cyberzone North Edsa yesterday when they had their grand opening sale which included a whopping Php3,000 off their newest flagship, the quad-core O+ 8.15. Hundreds of eager customers trooped to the shop which probably gave the security team of SM panic attacks, hehe. Anyway, we were able to get our hands on a unit earlier today and we just wanted to share with you guys our initial impressions.

We go hands-on with the O+ 8.15!
We go hands-on with the O+ 8.15!

O+ 8.15 Spec Sheet

  • 1.2 Ghz quad core MT6589 processor
  • Power VR SGX 544MP GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage with expandable storage up to 32GB
  • 5-inch IPS HD display 1280 x 720 resolution at 294ppi
  • 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, BSI and LED flash
  • 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Quad band
  • Air Shuffle, camera, FM radio and music
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Design: Very Premium

The O+ 8.15 has a very slim design and its very lightweight. Although its has a big 5-inch screen, anyone with normal sized hands can operate this with one hand. If you are going to put it side by side with likes of Samsung Galaxy S4 it will even standout because it looks like the HTC Butterfly because of its design. Holding it gives you a reassuring feel that it won’t slip in your hands thanks to the matte finish. The metal accent found on the side of the phone gives more elegance to the already well built device.


The display was also impressive! Colors were sharp, vibrant, and bright. HD quality definitely shines here as images came out beautifully.

Performance: Faaaaast!

We were only able to spend a few minutes with it but we can say that the quad-core CPU in the device is a certified beast! We didn’t experience any major lags, delays, or stuttering when we were testing the phone. Definitely a huge difference over dual-core handsets. Night and day difference.

Initial Verdict

When we initially found out that its initial SRP would be P12,990, we found it fairly expensive given the prices of the flagship units offered by Cherry Mobile, Starmobile, and MyPhone. However the O+ 8.15 gave us the experience we usually got with devices priced over Php20,000 so it’s definitely worth every centavo especially if you can still get it at the sale price.

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