OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G: Meet The Super-Rugged Monsoon-Ready Phone That Scores High on Looks and Performance


The southwest monsoon has already arrived in Kerala and is all set to progress across the country in the next few weeks. Apart from the usual monsoon upkeep and maintenance, it’s natural for smartphone users to look for ways to protect their devices from water damage. And it’s necessary because a 2021 Cashify report stated that in monsoons, India witnesses a 35% growth in smartphone repairs. IIT also reported that around 30% of smartphones face critical component failure due to water damage in monsoons.

So, are you dreading monsoon mayhem on your phone? This year, ditch the worries because the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G, which was launched recently in India, is the first super-rugged, monsoon-ready phone with an IP69 rating. As heavy rains and dusty winds roll in, it’s the perfect time to test its resilience. We put the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G to test through its paces, and its ruggedness is truly impressive. Let’s dive into its features.

Truly Monsoon-Ready & Looks the Part Too

Unlike other phones that cower at the first sign of rain, the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G with its IP69 rating lets you conquer any rainy day. Imagine being caught in a sudden monsoon, but instead of scrambling for shelter, you’re calmly booking a cab with the phone held high. Now that’s peace of mind with a touch of panache, thanks to OPPO’s first-in-India IP69 certification

But it doesn’t stop there. That’s because the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G also offers IP68 and IP66 ratings. Just so you know, IP68 guards against dust ingress and immersion in water up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes. On the other hand, the IP66 rating combine with IP69 shields the phone against dust ingress and high-pressure, high-temperature water jets from any direction.

And that’s not all, OPPO says that the F27 Pro+ 5G can survive being dropped in a mud puddle and then washed, exposure to steam, immersion up to 1.5m, and more without requiring a case or any protective accessories. If you are paranoid about rain wreaking havoc on your smartphone, the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G will be your ideal companion for all monsoon adventures.

Not only this, the smartphone has a flauntworthy design too. The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G is super slim with a thickness of just 7.89mm. The vegan leather back panel with a sleek profile and 3D curved design of the F27 Pro+ 5G prove that rugged smartphones don’t have to be bulky or utilitarian in looks. For a truly luxurious look, the Cosmos Ring boasts layers of shimmering outer rings and a captivating three-dimensional camera structure.

To help you flaunt among your peers, the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G’s rear panel is wrapped in luxurious vegan leather. It gives you the sense of holding a flagship smartphone in your hand. The back panel’s texture is addictive, making you fall in love with smartphones once again. It comes in two stunning colours – Bold Pink for those who like to make a statement and Midnight Navy, for those who prefer something subdued. There’s something for everyone here.

360 Degree Armour Body for Unmatched Durability

The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G is one of the most durable smartphones in the country with a damage-proof 360-degree armour body featuring reinforced corners to protect internal compacts from shock and impacts. According to OPPO, the F27 Pro+ 5G offers an impressive 180% improvement in drop resistance over its predecessor. And we can get behind the claim as we inadvertently dropped the phone from waist and shoulder height several times during our time with the device and the device is as good as new to our surprise.

The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G also underwent an additional round of high-intensity testing – it survived a staggering 42,000 micro-drop tests and earned a prestigious “Premium Performance 5 Stars Drop Resistance for Overall Certification” from the renowned Swiss SGS agency. This certification guarantees superior durability, protection from water and, ultimately, a peace of mind like no other phone in the market.

OPPO has also used a high-strength, high-thermal conductivity aluminium alloy called AM03 to cover the motherboard and securely protect the critical components of the smartphone. Moreover, for an extra layer for shock protection, there are cushioning materials like sponges between essential components. So, the next time you drop the phone – by mistake or to impress your friends, you can rest assured knowing that there will be no damage to the phone.

The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G also aces the Military Grade Shock-Resistance Test. This translates to surviving bumps, drops and shocks that could cripple a regular phone. This includes high-impact drops, intense vibrations, and extreme temperatures at the phone, mimicking real-world mishaps. Basically, you can now worry less about everyday bumps and focus more on capturing life’s adventures.

Display That Keeps Up With The Rugged Exterior

The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G might be built like a tank, but what about the screen? One drop on the display can render any phone useless. Thankfully, OPPO equips it with one of the most durable displays on the market.

This phone boasts a massive 6.7-inch, ultra-durable 3D curved display, that lets you operate the device without the worry of shattering the screen if the phone is dropped. The latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 shields it from tumbles and bumps. Victus 2 improves upon its predecessor with even better performance on rough surfaces like concrete. No more panicking about picking up your phone after a potential fall.

But the display isn’t just tough, it’s easy on your eyes too. Five advanced eye protection technologies ensure pleasurable viewing for extended periods. Additionally, a 300% Ultra Volume Mode lets you enjoy an immersive audio-visual experience. The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G offers a stunning yet sturdy display with impressive multimedia capabilities.

Speaking of impressive, the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G’s display is joy to use even when your hands are wet or oily. This is thanks to the awesome splash touch algorithm, which accurately lodges your inputs, making your experience responsive and accurate even in the rains.

Bulletproof Performance

OPPO has ensured that the latest F27 Pro+ 5G is truly built to last, and that will be a key selling point of the handset in a price-conscious market like India. One of the main reasons to upgrade for a majority of users is the dip in performance over the years. OPPO has ensured that the F27 Pro+ 5G will not only last long but will also offer the same fluid experience several years down the line.

The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor, which is built on the 6nm fabrication and is backed by 8GB RAM. This is paired with two storage options of 128GB and 256GB. According to the brand, the F27 Pro+ 5G has passed OPPO’s 50-month Fluency Protection test. It means that the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G will continue performing like new even after four years of regular usage. We experience zero lag or stutter despite pushing the device to its limits by playing intense games like Genshin Impact and heavy usage including music playback, navigation, social media, etc.

The user experience is further enhanced by the ColorOS 14 based on the Android 14. The software offers features like Aqua Dynamics and File Dock, among others. Aqua Dynamics, in particular, is the whole interface and its elements inspired by the structure of solids, liquids, and gases integrated into bubbles, capsules, and panels. Sustained performance and software fluidity even after four years is quite commendable.

Longer Lasting, Faster Charging Battery

The four-year fluency assurance by OPPO is not limited just to the performance but also the battery life of the handset. OPPO claims that the 5,000mAh battery under the back panel of the F27 Pro+ 5G can retain healthy charge even after four years of usage.

In our experience, the smartphone lasted all day of heavy usage with considerable battery left by the end of the day. The battery also comes with a 67W SUPERVOOCTM fast charging technology that can charge the beefy unit in no time. The smartphone can charge from zero to 56 percent in a mere 20 minutes and fully charged in just 44 minutes, which is impressive. With the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G you can leave nomophobia or battery anxiety behind.

Powerful Cameras to Capture Stunning Details

The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G features a powerful set of cameras inside the flagship Cosmos Ring design on the back. The setup comprises 64MP primary cameras backed by a 2MP depth camera. Up front is an 8MP selfie camera. The camera on F27 Pro+ 5G has several AI-powered features for good results.

There is a Flash Snapshot feature, which produces clear and more detailed images even after the day fall. Then there is the AI Portrait Retouching to click radiant and natural-looking selfies. Other AI features include AI Eraser to remove unwanted objects and AI Smart Image Matting for powerful editing capabilities.

We personally loved the ability to take the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G out, however the weather might be and being able to take artistic shots of the rain or whatever your heart desires. You can rest assured that the pictures will come out social media-worthy and your phone will be safe as well.

Final Thoughts

The OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G isn’t just monsoon-proof, it’s a clumsy person’s dream come true. As India’s first IP69-rated super rugged monsoon-ready phone, it boasts a damage-proof 360-degree armour body with military-grade durability. You can say goodbye to heart-stopping drops! And that’s just the beginning. This phone offers a super tough yet stunning display, guaranteed 4-year performance fluidity, and a premium flagship design. If you’re looking for a powerful mid-range phone that can handle anything you throw at it (literally!), the OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G should be at the top of your list.

Price, Availabilty and Offers:

OPPO F27 Pro+ 5G is priced at INR 27,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant and INR 29,999 for 8GB+256GB. It will go on first sale starting 20 June and will be available across Flipkart, Amazon, Mainline retail outlets and OPPO Store. Here are some of the exciting offers which you can avail

  • Enjoy worry-free protection against accidental and liquid damage worth INR 1199 for up to 6 months.
  • Avail no-cost EMI for up to 6 months and consumer loans for up to 9 months without any down payment with leading partners.
  • Upgrade to the OPPO F27 Pro+ and receive an exchange bonus of INR 1000. Existing OPPO customers will also receive an additional loyalty bonus worth INR 1000.
  • Get a flat 10% instant cashback on credit and debit cards from leading banks including HDFC Bank, SBI, and ICICI Bank. (T&C apply)