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.

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