Hi this is Shubham! And today I am reviewing the Oppo A5 2020 so let’s get started okay so basically I’m sure that some of you who are watching who are thinking wait isn’t this phone already out and it did come out in other markets towards the end of last year however it did this week launch with O2 so it’s at a lower price in the UK of £169.99 and from other retailers around £179.99.
So this version comes with three gig of ram and 64 gig worth of storage obviously in other markets you can get higher versions of that but yeah let’s take a look what’s inside here so here’s the phone itself if I can get it out there we go so here it is so this version is the mirror-black quote-unquote you can also get it in dazzling white make of that name what you will this comes with a 6.5 inch display and a water drop notch now water drop notches it really comes down to personal preference.
I personally don’t mind them I prefer that to say a pop up camera because I feel like you might have more chance of damaging it and I really don’t think they interrupts the whole display you still get a really good view when you’re watching movies or whatever it is that you need to watch on the actual phone itself you’ve got the USBC charger a headphone jack you’ve also got room for a dual SIM and a micro SD.
I think that’s served the majority over you’ve got a fingerprint scanner on the back you’ve got a quad camera there and you’ve got a selfie camera on the front there which is obviously where the notches in the actual box itself you have a case which is very handy because you know obviously that can cost a little bit of extra money the phones also come fitted with a screen protector and so that’s just really handy because I don’t know about you but I’m fitting them myself it can be a bit awkward and they can end up cracking in the rest of the box you get the charger USB C and some headphones and then the standard user manual and of course the little pin to help put your SIM in so while we’ve got that all sorted.
I’m gonna set up this phone now and we’ll chat a little bit more about the specs and what it can do and the camera so see you in a minute okay soIve gone through all the setup now let’s clear everything away Hey look at that magic right so here we go let’s have a look at this phone here so this runs on android 9 and color OS 6.1 if you’re thinking about getting a phone with Android 10 this isn’t really the one because I would say that Android 10is really only come into flagships first so it may be a while.
If ever it comes to there but you know with the OS that it runs on it’s still pretty up to date so really for the price point you’re still getting quite a lot for your money there so this is the interface it’s quite simple to be able to navigate and be able to have a look at everything that you’ve got on there it’s not over loaded with lots of different apps which is quite nice I quite find that when I’m you know a lot of the other phones will come with things that you’ll never use and that’s not really a problem with Oppo phones which is really good moving on to the actual camera so basically we’ve got a quad camera so the main thing to know is that the main camera itself is a 12 mega pixel you also get a ultra wide lens on there the other two I actually reviewed the A9 2020 which also came with a quad camera.
I felt that the other two lenses you didn’t really know their use as much so it’s more for like you know it boasting about spec I would say but regardless if the camera is anything on that is haven’t anything to go by then this one should still perform reasonably well for the price point of the phone you also get a night mode on the camera now this was one of the things that I noticed on the A9 2020 really good again considering that it was a cheaper phone for reference that a nine is around just under the 250 mark you got a really good range of colors and stuff like that and obviously this is not something that we’ve tested.
It’s bright daylight right now so it’s hard to know but it’d be interesting to see how that performs so you also get the front selfie camera which is 8 megapixel again you know not the greatest but you know you’re not getting a flagship phone here so it’s still reasonable for what you’re going to expect now the main thing I want to talk about here on this phone and what really impressed me on the a9 2020 is the battery life so this phone comes with a 5000mah battery which is massive it lasts about when I use the A9 2020 it lasted about two days and that was using it with social media having a look at videos and things like that and even when it got down to like the last few percentages it still managed to last.
I kept being like when is this phone going to die and it just didn’t and that’s really good however it is worth knowing that this does not come with fast charging so it can take a little while to charge obviously something to bear in mind if you know you’re running low and you need it going quickly you can of course it change it to the usual power saving modes should you wish to so it’s also this phone runs on the snapdragon 616 processor which is decent mid-range processor again hard to know from the first look how fast it performs and how it tests under you know high stressful things so if you know if you’re gaming or if you’re watching videos and it’s hard to know from the initial look but it should perform decently in theory it also comes with a game space boost performance thing now again this was something that I tested as well on the A9.
I personally didn’t notice a lot of difference when turning this on but I mean it can depend on what type of game that you’re using and if mobile gaming is really your thing this may be a massive plus to consider with the phone so yeah I mean these are my initial thoughts I’m actually spending some time with the a5 over the next few weeks to be able to use it every day and actually see whether this killer battery lives up it should do but you know always worth a try I’ll be intrigued to see how the camera performs and whether 12-megapixel really is a super downgrade.
I mean all things considered and from first initial thoughts I’m pretty hopeful that this will be quite a decent affordable phone from Oppo it looks really nice as well I think that’s definitely worth mentioning because that are in the price point it looks a lot you know more expensive than it actually is which is quite nice if you’re not willing to drop you know the price of a holiday on your phone and yeah so basically look out for the review that will be on tech advisor within probably a few weeks and I’ll be able to give you a more detailed rundown on the specs and the performance and how that works to reiterate on UK pricing from O2 it’s £169.99 from other retailers it’s £179.99 and I guess that’s it from the Oppo A5 2020.