O Plus 8.5 Review

If you are searching for  an affordable & decent Android Phone then this might be what you are looking for!

Introducing the New O plus 8.5 Android Smartphone.

*4 inch capacitive touch screen
*1 ghz processor, RAM 512
*Quadband/ 3g/ air shuffle/ wifi/ noise reduction/ fm radio/ dual sim-dual standby
*Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
*5mp auto focus with flash
* 4gb internal memory, expandable to 32 gb
*plus you get a sandisk 4gb micro sd
*1500 mah battery

Price: Php 5,995.00

The Product

When I bought this unit last Dec 2, 2012 , I was informed that this was not formally launched yet so I checked with http://www.oplususa.com and found out that it was not part of their model list yet, makes you wonder. Anyway, this prompted me to make this little review for those who’s interested in purchasing this unit.


The O plus 8.5  has a 4-inch WVGA 800X480 Capacitive touch screen. It has the power button and the 3.5 mm headphone  jack at the top, the volume rocker on the left side, and the micro USB port on the right side.

It’s a very sleek looking phone and also very light. It’s back plate has an elegant black rubber finish that helps you get a grip while making you look good. It has the O+ Logo at the top and  a scribbled note at the bottom which says “Designed for O+ in the USA”. Yes, its designed in the US but the saleslady said that its assembled in China. That’s fine, most of our expensive phones today are made there.


The O plus 8.5 runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ver 4.0.4). With its 1 GHz Processor, you can navigate easily and lag free.  Google Play is pre-installed on this device, thus downloading a multitude of apps is one finger away, just log in with your gmail account and your good to go. The O+ 8.5 worked flawlessly with facebook, twitter and Skype. The same goes for some 3d games like Temple Run and Frontline Commando. I had no problems using WIFI but the mobile network(Globe) had a problem activating my Internet since it’s a New model so “my phone is not compatible to receive internet settings”. Updates to follow after I inquire with Globe.

The air shuffle was very entertaining. You can switch songs or pictures with just a wave of your hand, but not so useful in taking pictures though.


Sample pictures

O plus 8.5 has 5 megapixel camera at the back and VGA camera at the front. Pictures look very clear and crisp. It takes decent pictures in low light, of course with the help of the flash.


As for its battery, considering a play a lot of  games and social apps the phone can only last up to a day.I guess that’s how long a 1500mAh Li-ion Battery can deliver. However, if you can download a battery saving app, you can use the phone up to 2 days.

benchmark oplus



Comparing with most phones that has almost the same specs, the O plus 8.5 wins the Prize for functionality and affordability. The brand is new though so you wont find it anywhere, which makes it a plus because it makes your phone even more unique.

If you are thinking of your very first Android phone, I recommend the O plus 8.5.

To those who have more info regarding this unit, please feel free to share.


Posted on December 9, 2012, in Android Phone. Bookmark the permalink. 123 Comments.

  1. hi…can i ask if where did you buy the phone???can you really play frontline commando without lag???

  2. it seems that Im having problems using the air shuffle. do i need to remove the screen protector for it to work?

  3. Hi, I am planning to buy this phone but I’m eager to find out if what I read was true about receiving phone calls and text messages. What they said was that it is having problems detecting what number you stored on your phonebook. When you save a number such as 0917-5555555, and you get a text message from that number, it will not show the name as it shows the message coming from +63917-5555555. Is this true? I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.

    • I just discovered it recently. It has a problem detecting numbers with +63(area code). I had to edit the number +63917 to 0917 for it to recognize properly

  4. nakakita ako nito sa sm manila at natuwa ako sa itsura nya ang ganda tlaga . same price 5,995

  5. ok na ba yun internet activation if using Globe mobile network..? since O plus 8.5 is a new model.

  6. Hi.. how about instagram?

  7. Hi, im thinking of getting this phone too.. but, does it have wifi sharing (as wifi hotspot)?

  8. How does the messages look like? Conversation style ba like nung sa iPhone?

  9. can u adjust the sound of the camera?

  10. Dude, how long does your battery lasts.. Mine just like last for only a day.. and I still have to charge it every night…

  11. Do you think instagram will work on this phone?

  12. may kulay white ba nito?

  13. Valerie Remorosa

    Sir, ano po mas maganda? CM Skyfire or this one? Naguguluhan po kasi dual core po kasi yung sa CM while this one is single core. Pareho lang din naman po yung price and specs. Sana po makapag-advice kayo. Thanks!

  14. Hennecy De Leon

    gagana po ba temple run dito?thanx

  15. Which Glorietta and what’s the name of the store? 🙂

  16. does it still have the same price? really interested to buy one. How about ebooks? what app do you use for the o+? thanks!

  17. Na uupgrade po ba ung OS nito , ICS to Jelly Bean? Reply po pls . thanks

  18. nasa cebu na ba tong 8.5? anong xclusiv dstributor nito? may tv po ba to? dual sim? ung sa voice meron ba to?

  19. Sir pede po installan ng games tulad ng black ops or shadowgun..ala po bang lag..?? Bibili tlaga ako nito..sabi kc ng officemate ko dual core..single core lang pla..pls reply..

  20. ilan oras tatagal nya sa game ng ala patayan??

  21. hinde nga?? bakit sa iba site 3 to 4 hours lang daw tinatagal especially hd games..

  22. may available naba dito sa cdo?

  23. meron akong nakuha white maganda mabilis ok na ok…apir

  24. maganda ba ang camera nito ? pwede mag download ng go launcher dito?

  25. same po ba sila ng size ng iphone4?

  26. Sir ok lng po ba screen nito? kasi may mga comment na madali daw masira at di mapindot.. sir pareply..gusto ng kapatid ang phone na ito..syepmre gsto ko din naman po makasigurado..thank you po..sir pareply po sa fb ko kung ok lng.

  27. Is it dual-sim? Just want to make sure. Some sites don’t mention that it’s dual-sim.

  28. can i edit a video by making it black and white or anything else

  29. Sir inquire at SM manila pero out of stock…is there any outlet na may stock pa nito?

  30. ung 8.5 po ba ay merong mp 3 n 4 player? ung sa tab air shuffle ba rin un gYA NG cel? at meron ding cam?

  31. ask ko lng poh kung meron ng nabibiling na accessories ng o+ like case and screen protector..?tnx…

  32. Ilang hours po siya nag la-last?Kasi it’s 1500 mAh if Im not mistaken.Then san po nakakabili ng case or other accessories?:))Thanks po

  33. Sir ano pong compatible na battsaver sa ganitong phone.ano po yung sainyo.hanap po kasi ako ng hanap parang ganun padin .

  34. Meron po ba white nito sa sm megamall or any sm malls? Hope you reply

  35. sir,, ask ko lng poh if sa pag save poh ng # kylangan poh ba ung nag start sa 09 at sa +63 parehong naka save..? para lumabas ung name..? tnx poh… marami poh akong nababasa na need dw poh..

  36. hi..poh… sr. ask ko lng poh kung hnd na poh ba talaga pwdng tanggalin or i uninstall ung mga apps. na naka bild-in..? ung cp kc ng bro ko O+8.7.. pa help poh.. salamat..

    • sa pagkakaalam ko po hindi na sya pwede e uninstall kasi pre-installed na po sya peru kung gawan po ng paraan i think merun po syang pangtangal e google mo lang yan bro

  37. Mine is white… 🙂

  38. ask ko lang po f ung ” key pad” kung baga na nasa screen ay ” qwerty-type” ba? what i mean is, individual key ba un? then, does d unit come w/ a usb cord para mg transfer ng file?or we have to buy it separately? anong meron nito, mp3 or mp4?

  39. ill wait for your reply,,, kasi meron akong mga tanong na hindi nasagot….. and i really like that stuff to be mine…. its fun….. thnx

    • actually merun na po syang kasamang usb cord kasi yun po yung charger mo bali pwede mo po syang e charge sa pc or laptop at pwede rin sa outlet … regarding sa mp3 at mp4 yes it has but ang format po ng video nito is 3gp hindi mp4 hope nakatulong ako hehe

  40. ganda ng phone nato kaso super pangit naman ng battery kahit merun na akong battery saver at juice defender ultimate ganun parin halfday ko lang po nagagamit kainis sana may kaparehos ng battery nito sa ibang unit yung mahaba2x yung life nya, i have my white one

  41. my air shuffle din po ba ang vid/mp3/mp4? or any other ups? how sure na mas maganda po to sir? gusto q bumili nito :3

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  43. Hello Sir my face recognition pu ba toh/? at yung sa dati nilang airshuffle palagi lang kasing move forward or next, d2 po ba pag nag wave ka paatras aatras din tlg or go back?

  44. hindi po ba sya Sakop ng NOKIA o CHERRY MOBILE???

  45. kakabili q lng po ng new O+ 8.5 . .meron p po xa dto s Pavilliion mall, Biñan city . .
    ok po xa s games . . hehehe..

  46. I’m thinking of getting cherry mobile flare 4k lng halos parehas ng o plus.. Nag katalo lang siguro sa camera. Ang flare parang lumia ung style.

  47. Ok, po ba to sa Temple Run 2?

  48. Tremendous issues here. I am very happy to see your post.
    Thank you a lot and I am having a look ahead to touch you.
    Will you please drop me a mail?

  49. sir .. bakit ganun ung battery, agad nag lolowbat?

  50. my battery went out so fast that i have to charge it very now and then…. but i love the prouct. so stylish. keep up..

  51. boss pano po paganahin yung data connection ng 8.5?kasi nag astigfb ako sa TM (isang sim lang gamit ko) pero kahit anong gawin kong install dun sa binigay ng globe na para sa setup ng internet,ayaw pa rin gumana 😦 paano po gagawin ko?

  52. ano po yung mas maganda samsung galaxy y or o+ 8.5?

  53. Mabilis po ba internet sa phone nato?

  54. hindi ba po talagang i airshuffle ang camera?

  55. may screen shot po ba ito parang dun sa apple gadgets

  56. Tech experts say that most phones that are not of popular brands easily lags when it gets full and when used a lot. Long-term usage of these phones can make you regretful by a year or two. Is this true?

  57. i got a problem with this phone… 1st blackscreen, tpos pinaayos ko sa service center nila… may problem nnmn, pag may tumawag sakin nag bblack screen at kelangan pa ibaba ng kausap ko para lng mkta ko ung screen…di ko siya mababa kung di mismo ung kausap ko mag end ng call..tpos sa camera nwawala din screen..then pag pinindot ko ung lock switch..lmlbs ung screen tpos nwwla nnmn..minsan nag cacapture siya..bsta weird..ewan ko kung worth it ba tong O+ na toh or ung unit ko lng eh masyadong sabaw.. brand new ko binili toh..kaso bat gani2..daming sira at nagloloko loko..

  58. I just have this phone recently it’s pretty cool. but since it is an android phone, battery life does not for traveling. but it’s okey. ask ko lang po bakit po pag puno na ung MMC, pero hindi ung internal at phone memory.. you cant use camera and video. is there any settings for this ?

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