Oppo A5 (2020) 64GB + 3GB RAM
Oppo released a new smartphone in the last quarter of the year 2019. It is no wonder Oppo A5 2020 bears that name. Oppo A5 2020 price in Kenya is 19,500 or thereabout and it was released on October 2019. Here is a midrange smartphone as you should expect by name given its price. But it is the features of any phone that really determine whether or not we will buy a phone, and not the price. Howbeit, in this article you shall learn about both – depending on the spree you are in. Read about other Oppo smartphones as well on our website. Below is our review of Oppo A5 2020.
The five features of Oppo A5 2020 that this article will focus on are these.
- Ultra Wide Quad Camera with Ultra
- 5000mAh Ultra Battery with Reverse Charging Capability
- Dolby Atmos® and Dual Stereo Speakers
- Snapdragon 665 with Game Boost 2.0
- 6.5’’ New Waterdrop Sunlight Screen
Oppo as a smartphone brand has now gained popularity in Kenya as the Selfie expert or also The Camera Phone. This is especially true for the A5 2020 for these reasons. The Ultra Wide lens seems to be the main focus here I must mention. Other phones with this feature say it is 1200 but I must praise Oppo for coming out clean with the field of view covered by its 8MP ultra wide camera.
With it you will capture bigger scenes in confined spaces with A5’s 119°. Even so the field of view may be smaller because of the distortion-correction in wide angle lens. But it is a feature that many are fast getting used to so seeing the same here gives this phone a good name so to speak.
Another feature Oppo A5 2020 has that many smartphones in its price rage do not is Image Stabilization. A feature exclusive for video recording. Surely who will not be impressed by it? If you love shooting videos then here is a great option for you. It is Electrical Image Stabilization before anyone thinks otherwise, i.e. OIS. But who minds as long as it works perfectly? Also, video recording with Oppo A5 2020 is 4K, that is 2160p@30fps.
Then finally on its camera performance I must also tell you about its selfie camera which is a fine 8 MP, f/2.0 shooter. Its catch is that it is a beautification camera lens that enhances images with AI beautification. Skin tones, age detection, colour correction and the likes are its strengths.
Snapdragon 665 with Game Boost 2.0
Snapdragon 665 is a midrange chipset. It is not of the upper mid just mid mid, if that makes sense. It works alongside, or if you like, in tandem with Oppo A5 2020’s 3/4GB of RAM to give a fulfilling user experience, faster performance and simultaneously lowering power consumption by 20% (Oppo’s stats). Now about Game boost 2.0 we all know that some games are more demanding that other so I the statement I shall make next is not inclusive of all games ever. It is a feature that ensures smoother and more responsive gaming.
Still on Oppo A5 2020’s performance I want you to be aware that there are three versions of this phone with respect to internal storage and memory. And the three are a 64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM and a 128GB with 4GB RAM version. Again this phone runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.1 skin. ColorOS is Oppo’s proprietary skin or theme.
In addition the phone has a Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) CPU and an Adreno 610 GPU. I personally think the latter are quite strong pieces of hardware, even for the price of Oppo A5 2020. The phone’s internal storage can be expanded using microSD up to 256 GB.
Which has been described as a 6.5 inches new water-drop sunlight screen. What is new about it I cannot tell you for sure since this kind of notch implementation we have seen since the year began. But of sunlight readability I will lay an account confirming that because of dynamic pixel adjustment, this IPS LCD capacitive display is readable even under strong sunlight. That is right, its brightness stretches to 480 nits. It is a downside however (this on paper) that the resolution is only 720 x 1600 pixels. But take comfort in Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.
Dolby Atmos® and Dual Stereo Speakers
On this feature I will not say much. I am not a sound expert myself but this bit I know. That not many smartphones come with dual speakers. Many only give an illusion of it by including dual speaker grills for the sake of design symmetry. But Oppo A5 2020 comes with two speakers instead of only one that deliver rich audio ambiance thanks to Dolby Atmos which it is equipped with. And speaking of design, this phone’s 3D ergonomic body was designed for a better grip and slimmer (relative) visual appearance.
We wrap Oppo A5 2020 up with its 5000mAh Ultra Battery with reverse charging capability. I think the capacity speaks for itself, 5000mAh is not your ordinary battery capacity. Therefore I shall deal with the other bit namely, reverse charging. For the reverse charging function, an OTG cable is needed. It is used to charge other smartphones. That is correct, use Oppo A5 2020 to charge other smartphones with reverse charging magic.
Features of Oppo A5 2020 in kenya
|Launch||Available. Released 2019, October|
|Body||Dimensions: 163.6 x 75.4 x 9.1 mmWeight: 195 g
Colour: Mirror Black, Dazzling White
|Display||Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSize: 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (
Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
480 nits max brightness
|Platform||OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6.1Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 610
|Memory||Storage: 64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAMmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Main Camera||Quad Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.25µm, PDAF
8 MP, 13mm (ultra wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensorFeatures: LED flash, HDR, panoramaVideo: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
|Selfie Camera||Single Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0Features: HDR
|Network||Technology: GSM, HSPA, LTEDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Comm||WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotBluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
NFC: Yes (market dependent)
|Battery||Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh batteryPower bank/Reverse charging|
|Sound||Loudspeakers: Yes 3.5mm jack: Yes
|Misc||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
Now you can unwrap Oppo A5 2020. It is available in Mirror Black and Dazzling White. Below is a full list of its features.
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