One of the main issues for most people who'd like to purchase an iPhone is the cost. With the iPhone X coming with the hefty price tag of $1,829, a large number of Apple-loving Aussies will have had to go without. However, there are still options out there, such as the brand new Oppo R11s.
You might be wondering what a relatively small Chinese brand has to do with Apple; well, the R11s is more than a little bit inspired by the iPhone. However, don't let this fool you into thinking it's nothing more than a shameless, low-quality clone; Oppo has stacked the smartphone with premium features at a fraction of the cost.
For just $659 – just over a third of the cost of the iPhone X – you'll get a device powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. The 3,205mAh battery isn't enormous, but it's more than enough for a day's use. The handset also comes with COOC Flash Charge, which powers the phone up enough for a two-hour call in just five minutes.
The AMOLED Full HD+ display is 6.01 inches in size, giving it an aspect ratio of 18:9. While using it, you might notice that it looks like it runs on iOS. In actual fact, it uses Android with Oppo's ColorOS skin, so it's more intuitive for those used to Apple products.
The camera setup is seriously impressive, with dual 20MP and 16MP lenses on the rear of the phone with a large dual f/1.7 aperture. Oppo has designed it so the 16MP camera is optimised for shooting in the daytime, while the 20MP lens is specially configured for taking photos in the dark.
Round the front, the R11s comes with a hefty 20MP camera for high-quality selfies. The phone also comes with Oppo's Portrait Lab software, which helps users adjust and improve their photographs easily. All in all, it's a pretty great little phone for the low price tag.