O+ 8.15 Specs, Five Key Features That Vic Sotto Loves About It : O+ Flagship Smartphone Now Available at O% Interest for 12 Months Installment

I've had my O+ 8.15 as my daily phone for almost five months now -- and up to this very day, I'm still very much in love with it.

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My unit is actually a prototype device, which came straight from O+'s factory. Our friends from O+ gave it to me a week before the phone's official launch in the Philippines last May 11, 2013.

And why not? It's beautiful; It feels very solid in the hand; And it has powerhouse internal specifications for a sub-Php 13,000 device. Needless to say, I highly recommend it to all Pinoy gadget fans who are looking for a more than capable Android smartphone that effortlessly grabs attention because of its elegant design but doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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Apparently, I'm not the only one who's totally smitten with this smartphone. Bossing Vic Sotto, one of the Philippines' most iconic celebrities, likes O+ 8.15 so much - it appears - that he even outlined five key features of the handset that he particularly likes. Don't take my word for it, TP Friends; Watch the new O+ 8.15 television commercial featuring one of Eat Bulaga's main men.

Quad Core Processor : O+ 8.15 runs on a 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7-based MediaTek MT6589 chipset that delivers smooth, lag-free touch response and powerful gaming performance.

Air Shuffle : This patented innovation, which utilizes the smartphone's proximity sensor, permits a touch-less mobile experience allowing users to take photos, play music, and browse images simply by waving their hands in front of the screen. I find that this is particularly useful for taking selfies using the main cam since the handset doesn't have a camera button; This, I think, makes up for the rather lackluster front-facing cam -- something that O+, I believe, is already working hard on improving.

Direct to Printer : Instantly connect to a nearby printer for creating hard copies of Word documents and other files.

USB On-The-Go Support : Quickly transfer files to a USB flash drive or external hard disk using this feature and a very affordable cable that you can get separately at any gadget shop.

8 MegaPixel Autofocus Camera with BSI Sensor : One of the best things about O+ 8.15 is its stellar imaging capabilities. Its 8 MegaPixel camera delivers images with crisp details and brilliant colors in both daylight and low light conditions.

Personally, what I love about this phone - apart from all the features that Bossing mentions in the clip - are its clear and bright HD IPS display protected by scratch-resistant Dragontrail glass and its expensive-looking design identity replete with lush metallic accents in practically all panels.

Want to get this phone for yourself or a loved one? Take advantage of O+'s existing promo intended for credit card holders wherein when you buy O+ 8.15 Android, you can get it at 0% interest for 12 months for only Php 1,083.00/monthly on all major credit cards! Again, I highly recommend it.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name O+ 8.15
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Upper Midrange (Flagship Level)
Dimensions142.5 x 72.9 x 8.4 mm
Weight 102 grams (without battery)
Available Colors White with Chrome accents
Operating System Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Display 5 inch (~ 320 dpi, ~ 294 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels HD resolution, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16m colors, Scratch-Resistant Asahi Dragontrail Glass
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU, MediaTek MT6589 chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB (6 GB user available), expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32 GB, ships with 8GB microSD card
Camera Main: 8 MegaPixels autofocus with LED flash and BSI Sensor, Front: 2 MegaPixels front camera, non-BSI
Video Capture HD 720p 30 frames per second, up to 1080p 30fps on lgCamera app
Audio and Video Playback WAV, MP3, MP2, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, 3GP, MPEG4, avi, rmvb
Ports microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 (Quad Band, confirmed)
SIM Card Type Regular (Mini SIM)
Battery Li-Polymer 2000 mAh battery
Uptime Around 12 hours of Multimedia use upon TP Testing
Value-Added Features Dual SIM Dual Standby, Ultra Slim form factor
Announcement May 11, 2013, TechPinas Exclusive: May 7, 2013
Availability May 11, 2013
Price Official SRP: Php 12,990
*varies depending on mall gadget store