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Oppo recently launched one of its latest devices, the Oppo A92. This midrange device features a premium design and nice build. It sports a pin hole 16MP camera at the top left corner on the display of the device, and a Quad camera setup at the rear panel.
Images shoot using the A92 cameras are incredible for a budget phone. Shoots are clear and its attention to environmental details is quite intriguing even for pictures taking at night while using the night mode feature.
The Oppo A92 has a large display of 6.5-inch with decent display colors. For a phone of this price range, the display is quite impressive.
Battery life on this device is impressive. The battery can last a whole day with regular activities. However, if you wish to extend the battery life, you may need to cut down on videos.
The device comes with a SIM ejection tool, a TPU case, an 18W charger, a USB-Type C cable, a pair of earphones that look like the apple Airpod but with a color and slight design distinctions and usual documentation.
Oppo A92 Price
The Oppo A92 packs an 8GB RAM and a 128GB of storage space. The Oppo A92 Price starts at $300, pretty cool right? This is a real game changer for budget devices considering the camera quality and premium build of this device.[wptb id="1320" not found ]
Oppo A92 Design
The Oppo A92 has a pretty sleek design and quite an amazing blend of colors. The color on this design has a gradual transition from one color to another, giving it a nice gradient look.
This device has a nice feel to it when held. Despite the plastic material and shiny nature of the back panel, it is quite solid and sturdy. It is not slippery and is not prone to picking up fingerprints like most devices.
The A92 has that familiar OPPO look with a clean layout. The back-panel curves to the sides which makes the phone more ergonomic and feel thinner than it actually is.
Physics Features Of The Oppo A92
The OPPO A92 is a large phone, but not unwieldy. Again, the curves have something to do with it. It has a 6.5-full HD IPS display with a punch hole cutout on the upper left corner. It is surrounded by thin bezels with a noticeable chin. The earpiece is flushed on the top bezel which also doubles as a second speaker.
On the left-hand side, we have the triple slot dual SIM and microSD card tray and the volume buttons. The fingerprint sensor which serves a dual function as the power button is located at the right side of the device. The implementation of the fingerprint scanner at this position is fantastic. Reason being, it is easier to reach and unluck since fingers are usually rested on this spot. The fact that this sits in convenient a spot just above the center of the frame makes it even more convenient.
I find the power button/fingerprint scanner to be thinner and smaller than most. Despite this, it is very fast and responsive. However, there are occasions where you may try twice before the device unlocks while using the fingerprint scanner.
The A92 also has the face unlock feature which responds almost instantly. The face recognition system works incredibly fast. However, you may experience some slight delay occasionally. This is to be expected for most budget devices.
At the bottom is where we’ll find the 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, the USB Type-C port, and the main speaker.
Turn the phone over, and we’re looking at the beautiful back panel. The quad cameras are on a more modern rectangular layout on the upper left. While you get the OPPO logo on the lower left side.
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Oppo A92 Display
The OPPO A92 has a large 6.5-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The device has thin bezels which gives the device about 90.5% screen-to-body ratio. The punch hole cut out for the front camera at the top left corner of the display contributes to the percentage of the Screen-to-body ratio of the device as well as the earpiece grille at the top of the device.
Considering the fact that most people are phone freaks and can hardly go a day without their devices, Oppo has placed a few eye protection feature on this device. The display sports a TUV Rheinland certification for blue-light protection, a dark mode to minimize glare, and an eye care mode to lessen eye fatigue.
The display has punchy colors and good viewing angles. It is wide and expansive, perfect for watching movies and streaming videos. Plus, the phone’s Widevine L1 Certification will ensure full HD Netflix streams.
Oppo A92 Cameras
The Oppo A92 has a total of five cameras, one in front and four behind. The rear cameras include a 48MP main, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP monochrome, and a 2MP depth. While the front has a 16MP selfie camera.
The 48MP and 8MP sensors of the rear camera are used for photography, while the others are used as support to either enhance details and color or control depth.
The main sensor bins images into 12MP photos. It has up to 5x digital zoom via image crop, and can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. If you shoot at 1080p, you can use its EIS or electronic image stabilization to lessen blur.
Like most modern OPPO phones, the A92 has night mode. With it, you can take images in low light conditions with longer exposure times handheld. And if you want more control, you can opt to use Pro Mode, allowing you to toggle settings like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and more.
Oppo A92 Image Quality
As for the image quality, its actually pretty good. Colors are fairly accurate with plenty of detail and good dynamic range. It does its best work when used in good lighting conditions.
More subject and background details are included into your shots with the aid of the 119-degree field-of-view of the ultra-wide camera. Losses may occur in color and some details on images taken with the ultra-wide camera when compared to images taken with the main camera.
With images shot on maximum zoom, you lose a lot of detail and saturation. Noise also creeps in. Despite that, it’s still useful and somewhat acceptable in the social media world.
Night mode does a good job of lighting up subjects in low light conditions. It boosts shadows and adds a bit of clarity. It’s very much usable, and people won’t probably notice anything wrong with it on social media. You do get more noise if you use it in situations where there’s very little light.
As for selfies, the 16MP front camera does a good job of keeping skin tones accurate. Selfies are quite pleasant. You can use beauty mode if you want to boost self-esteem if need be.
Oppo A92 Performance
Before going into the Specs and performance of the Oppo A92, lets first take a good look at the audio and video performance of this device.
In summary, the device has a dual stereo speaker which produces fairly decent sounds. Watching movies and playing music on this device is not as bad as we may expect for a low-end device at this price tag. However, if you feel the speaker quality is not appealing to you, using an earpiece or the Dirac 2.0 feature may provide a better listening experience. This is nice since most smartphones in this price range usually don’t offer these extras.
The OPPO A92 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. It runs on ColorOS 7.1 on top of Android 10.
The Snapdragon 665 chipset was announced in early 2019, so it isn’t the newest for midrange phones. However, it gets the job done. Basic navigation is smooth and responsive.
Multitasking on this device is good. Apps seem to load with little or no delay, depending on how many apps you have running in the background or how many tabs you have open.
You won’t experience any issues while playing light games. Just don’t expect the same level of efficiency while playing heavy graphics games. Though some heavy games like PUBG mobile can be played with little to no stuttering when the game graphics performance is set to balanced.
Oppo A92 Battery Life
The Oppo A95 packs a 5000mAh battery with an 18W charger for quick charging. The device has a decent battery life which is more than most high-end smartphones. Carrying out daily activities such as social media, web browsing, playing music, streaming videos and playing little games, the battery can last roughly a day. Mind you, keep game playing to a minimum to achieve this battery life.
However, the device can go up to a day and half if you cut down on the phone usage. A reduction in the number of videos and games played, as well as web browsing activity may lead to drastic increase in battery life.
Thankfully, the device comes with a 18W fast charger. Charging takes about 2 hours to go from zero to 100%, this is good considering other budget phones that’s 3 hours to reach 100% without the fast charge feature.
|Announced||04 May, 2020|
|Released||09 May, 2020|
|Price||About 250 EUR|
|Dimensions||162 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm (6.38 x 2.97 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||192 g (6.77 oz)|
|Colors||Twilight Black, Stream White, Aurora Purple|
|Operating System||Android 10; ColorOS 7.1|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|RAM (Memory)||8 GB|
|Internal Storage||128GB 8GB RAM|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass |
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Display Colors||16M Colours|
|Pixel Density||405 ppi density|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Multitouch|
|Primary||Quad (48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP)|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Camera Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 |
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G Network||1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41 – Southeast Asia |
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Wi-fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Battery Type||Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Audio Playback||Yes, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC Player|
|Video Playback||Yes, MP4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 Player|
|Alert Types||Vibration, Ringtones|
|Ring Tones||MP3, WAV|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Web Browser||HSPA, LTE-A|
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Should I Buy The Oppo A92
Buy it if you:
- Want a good performing budget phone.
- Want a device with decent battery life.
- Are in need of a phone with good gaming experience at a lower price rate.
- Like a great camera for a small price.
- Love phones with premium designs
- Want a phone with a very high internal storage space.
- Are looking to try out a new product.
The Final Verdict
For a $300 device, the OPPO A92 offers a lot of value with a 48MP quad cameras, dual stereo speakers, a large, immersive display, and an equally large 5000mAh battery. It is great for media consumption, especially with its dual stereo speakers and Hi-Res audio support. And despite its year-old processor, you still get good performance and battery life.