Just when you thought that mass-market smartphones could not get any better, established OPPO comes along with its new 48MP, quad camera, Dolby Atmos, 5000mAh battery OPPO A Series 2020.
The OPPO A Series 2020 initially comprises the $299 A5 2020 (exclusive to Telstra) and the $399 A9 from retail channels including Bing Lee, JB-Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Woolworths.
The OPPO A Series 2020 are not yet on its Australian website so here is an overview
Specifications OPPO A Series 2020
|OPPO||A5 2020 CPH1943_AU $299 (Telstra)||A9 2020 CHP1941_AU $399|
|Screen|| 6.5”, 1600 x 720, 480 nit (typical), TFT LCD|
89% STBR; 20:9, Gorilla Glass 3
|RAM|| 4GB and 64GB LPDDR4X|
plus dedicated micro-SD to 256GB
| 12MP, f/1.8, 1.25um PDAF|
8MP, f/2.25, 1.12um ultrawide 119°
2MP, f/2.4, 1.75um mono
2MP f/2.4, 1.75um depth sensor
Extensive OPPO AI features
Gyro-EIS, HDR, Night Mode, Bokeh
| 48MP, f/1.8, .8um|
(bins to 12MP, 1.6um)
8MP, f/2.0, 1.12um|
| 16MP, f/2.0, 1.0um|
Dedicated Dual Sim|
|Comms|| Wi-Fi AC|
GPS and eCompass
|Sound|| 3.5mm jack Stereo with Dolby Atmos|
Reverse cable charge (OTG)
|Size|| 163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm x 195g|
Space Purple, Marine Green
Marine Green only
|Website||Intermational (not Telstra)||International|
GadgetGuy’s take – OPPO A Series 2020 adds to a very crowded market
You buy OPPO because it is one of the best to come from China and it has a five-year presence and support structure here. Its OPPO Reno Z (and now the quad-camera Reno2 Z) are Australia’s top-selling mass-market smartphones.
Pro: Wi-Fi AC, Reverse charge, dedicated dual sims and microSD, good SoC, great camera
Con: None really
These join the new wave of sub-$299/399 value that is shaping up to be a huge fight between siblings OPPO, vivo and realme.
- vivo Y12 ($249), Y17 ($369)
- Realme (online) C2 ($199), 5 ($299), 5Pro ($399)
- Motorola e6 Plus ($199), One Macro ($199)
- Nokia 2.2 ($199), 4.2 ($249), 6.2 ($399)
- Samsung A20 ($279) and A30 ($379)
- Mintt Duo 3 ($179), A3 ($199), S2 ($235), X3 ($265) and Y3 ($399)
- Alcatel 1S ($199) and 3 ($279)
And if you have up to $499 to spend, see our pick of the crop here.