After the release of the highly-anticipated OPPO Find X and few other more, the emerging Chinese tech company has also launched the new OPPO A5. A new addition to their entry-level line-up.
The OPPO A5 has a more unique character to it when compared to the past A-series devices. The aesthetic itself is in-line with OPPO’s current design language. The back panel has geometric accents, which is identical to the OPPO A3 that was launched back in April.
Priced at CNY1,500 (~Php12,047), the OPPO A5 is going to be the inferior counterpart of the OPPO A3, which retails for CNY2,099 (~Php17,200). The A5 settles for a lower resolution 6.2-inch HD+ screen and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor.
The device also lacks a fingerprint scanner. This feature should already be a standard inclusion, especially for a device at this price. OPPO did add a face unlock feature on this device to compensate.
However, the A5 makes up for its flaws by having a really large battery. This thing comes with a 4,230mAh battery, while the A3 only has a 3,400mAh capacity. Since it will be powering a less-demanding hardware, you can expect impressive battery performance from this thing.
It also has a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera on the back, albeit the single 16-megapixel shooter on the A5 is still better.
OPPO A5 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.0
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.2-inch HD+ IPS display, 1520 x 720 pixel resolution, ~271ppi
- 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear cameras, LED flash
- Face Unlock
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS
- FM Radio
- microUSB 2.0, OTG compatible
- Dimensions: 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 168g
- Colors; Pink, Blue
- 4,230mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
As stated earlier, the OPPO A5 has a retail price of CNY1,500 (~Php12,047). It will be available for pre-order in China starting July 13, while the official price and availability here in the Philippines are yet to be known.