The global pandemic might have cancelled a lot of things, but not smartphone brands from releasing new products.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the two new contenders in the budget category. First, we have the newly released OPPO A72. Its official price is yet to be announced, but we do expect it to arrive in the sub-Php13k price range.

The A72 is one of the new budget smartphones that OPPO released this month. It boasts a couple of interesting specs that should be enough to provide a reliable experience.


However, it’s not your only option in this category. We also have the Realme 6 Pro. Just like the former, it aims to be your top choice if you’re looking for a reliable device without breaking the bank.


With that, here in our OPPO A72 versus Realme 6 Pro specifications and features comparison, we’ll see which between these two is deserving of your money. Let’s begin.

OPPO A72Realme 6 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ColorOS 7.1
Android 10
Realme UI
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.5-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
6.6-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core
GPUAdreno 610Adreno 618
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD
Front Camera16-megapixel
Waterdrop notch
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
Night selfie
120fps slow-mo selfie
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)
8-megapixel (ultra wide)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
Night mode
LED flash
64-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.3)
12-megapixel (2x tele, 20x zoom)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
120fps slow-mo
UIS Max Video Stabilization
Super Nightscape 3.0
Real-time bokeh
AudioHeadphone jack
Stereo speakers
Headphone jack
Dolby Atmos
Hi-Res Audio
Super linear speakers
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
Dual-frequency GPS, NAVIC, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-C
DimensionsTBA163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9mm
Lightning Blue
Lightning Orange
18W fast charging
30W Flash Charge
PriceTBA6GB/64GB: INR16,999 (~Php11,700)
6GB/128GB: INR17,999 (~Php12,400)
8GB/128GB: INR18,999 (~Php13,100)

Well, we have a clear winner here. The Realme 6 Pro obviously dominates the OPPO A72 in almost all areas of this specs comparison.

One of its biggest wins is in the processor department. The A72 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, which is outdated and underwhelming when compared to the Snapdragon 720G chipset that the 6 Pro have.


The Realme 6 Pro also has a smoother 90hz refresh rate, while the A72 settles for the traditional 60Hz screen. A Corning Gorilla Glass 5 was added for extra durability.



To OPPO’s credit, the A72 does have a bigger 5,000mAh battery than the 4,300mAh capacity that the Realme 6 Pro has. Although, the Realme device does come with a faster 30W charging support.

Realme also nailed the camera department on their player. There’s the 64-megapixel main shooter, versus the 48-megapixel sensor that the A72 has. There’s also the 12-mgapixel telephoto lens, while the A72 settles for a depth sensor.


Both devices do have a 2-megapixel macro sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. But, the Realme handset has an extra front camera with an ultra-wide lens for group shots.

Bottom line is, the Realme 6 Pro clearly wins this specs comparison. That’s thanks to its faster screen, powerful processor, better cameras, and fast charging support. And even if the OPPO A72 ends up cheaper, the vanilla Realme 6 would still be better in my opinion.

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