The Oppo A9 2020 smartphone is a successor of the Oppo A9. Released in September 2019, the A9 2020 comes with amazing features that the smartphone industry is going crazy about. As a refresh of the A9 smartphone, it comes with new upgraded features such as a solid 48 MP camera and a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display, alongside a massive battery capacity of 5000 mAh that supports reverse charging.
The Snapdragon 665 chipset on the Oppo A9 2020 uses an Octa-core chipset that clocks a speed of 2.0GHz, all coupled with a 128GB UFS2.1 storage and 8GB/4GB RAM. These features facilitate excellent performance levels, despite the intensity of an activity or task being carried out on the device. The smartphone is now available in Nigeria at a price of 80,000 to 100,000 Naira.
An overview of the Oppo A9 2020
Here are the main pros and cons of the device.
- 48-megapixel rear camera to facilitate excellent quality images.
- A large battery capacity
- Supports dual-SIM
- The camera offers HDR mode, continuous shooting, and exposure compensation
- The fingerprint sensor at the rear for easier and faster unlocking
- Offers internal memory of 128 GB and expandable memory of up to 256 GB
- No wireless charging
- Not waterproof
Oppo A9 2020 specs
- Announced: September 2019
- Dimensions: 163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm (length, width, and thickness)
- Weight: 195 grams (with battery)
- SIM card: Dual SIM
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.5 inches
- Display resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
- Operating system: Android v9.0 (Pie)
- Expandable memory: Up to 256 GB
- Internal memory: 128 GB & 8 GB/4GB RAM
- Rear camera: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
- Selfie camera: 16 MP
- Bluetooth connectivity: Version 5.0 with A2DP & LE
- Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, gyro, light, and compass
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- Oppo A9 2020 price: 80,000 to 100,000 Naira
- Oppo A9 2020 all colours: Marine Green, Space Purple
The Oppo A9 2020 all details on features and various characteristics, some different and better than those on the previous A9, are outlined here.
The Oppo A9 2020 comes with an attractive and stylish body design. It has a typical glass back engraved in colors which the brand says are inspired by nature, considering the Oppo A9 2020 colours available are Space Purple and Marine Green.
The sides of the phone are curved, making it easier for users to grip. However, as it comes in a size of 6.5 inches, it may take some time for certain individuals to get used to holding it properly, especially those who are not used to large phones.
It also has a thick battery, making it have a big profile and appear a bit wide. Found at the back are the fingerprint sensor and four rear cameras stuck vertically, along with the LED flash and branded logo.
The power button is located on the right side, while the volume buttons and card tray for two nano-sized SIM cards and a microSD card of up to 256GB are located on the left-hand side of the phone. The headphone jack, microphone, USB type C port, and the speaker are located at the bottom.
The Oppo A9 2020 has a 6.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The waterdrop notch gives room for the front camera, and the bezels around the screen are notably quite thick.
The display boasts of 270 PPI in pixel density, which provides a pretty decent visual experience. For persons that experience difficulties reading or using their phone at night, this device filters out harmful blue light. Therefore, you will be able to use the phone comfortably without experiencing eye fatigue.
Its screen is made up of Corning Gorilla Glass v3 protection and comes with a pre-installed glass protector.
Processor, storage, and performance
The Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon chipset powers the Oppo A9 2020. It also has an Adreno 610 GPU to facilitate good graphic display.
The device comes with an internal storage of 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM or 4GB RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. You have the option to expand the memory using a microSD card of up to 256 GB. This is a pretty good offer for a mid-range smartphone. For gamers, you get a smooth gaming experience.
Keeping this big phone running is an equally big 5000 mAh battery with reverse charging. This is a feature not found in many mid-range smartphones, thus a bonus for this device.
Considering the huge Oppo A9 2020 battery, efficient chipset, and low-resolution screen, this phone can last you more than a whole day of continuous use, even when casually gaming. If you are not a heavy phone user, it can last you two days without having to recharge it. Unfortunately, this device does not offer wireless charging.
Speaker and call quality
The sound produced from this device can get loud enough with some depth in a medium-sized room. However, it could lack some bass and clarity sometimes. Therefore, if you are looking to have a better audio experience, ensure you take full advantage of the headphone jack.
Let us now take a look at this device's software.
OS & features
The A9 comes with Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0.1. The phone is highly customizable and packs a lot of Oppo’s native applications, which you may like or not. However, the new color OS is pretty much user-friendly and intuitive. You can also adjust the navigation buttons and arrange them according to your preference.
The phone can be unlocked using the fingerprint scanner at the back, as well as face unlock. For a faster and more secure experience, using the fingerprint sensor is the best option.
Camera, video, and image quality
For this device, you get a total of five cameras. At the back are the 48 MP main lens, 8 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP depth sensor, and 2 MP monochrome lens, while at the notch area is the 16 MP selfie camera.
Under good lighting conditions, photos come out sharp with accurate colors. To get the best exposure for your shots, focusing is vital. Due to the presence of the ultra-wide lens, you get a lot more flexibility when shooting.
This is an example of a photo captured with the back camera.
Both the depth and monochrome sensors at the back enable users to capture great portrait shots. However, when there us too much going on in the background, the shot may not be as great. The blur effect may miss some spots in the background, but in the right condition, it works pretty well.
This is a selfie taken with the phone's selfie camera. Quite awesome, right?
Selfies come out great as you get detailed colors and skin tones. However, in low light, images may get grainy and washed out. However, the night mode option improves the quality of the images captured in low light.
For videos, users can shoot up to 4k and switch from normal to ultra-wide to 5x zoom in a single video clip. The device provides amazing stabilization, which is a significant factor when shooting a video. However, the videos fail to focus onto anything, thus end up bouncing all over the place.
Oppo A9 2020 reviews
Here are several opinions regarding the A9 2020 from Geekyranjit viewers on Youtube:
- Shubham singh: Better buying their own oppo K3
- Thalapathy Chan: Buddy I hv purchased already .....it's very gd
- Athreya B N: Oppo has lost its mind, launching these type of phones(specifications) at higher price is a blunder
At a price range of 80,000 to 100,000 Naira, this device offers a large display, reliable everyday performance, decent cameras, and massive battery life. Against the Vivo S1, which offers quite a similar experience to this phone, the A9 2020 offers a bit more value. There are currently no Oppo A9 2020 Jumia sellers at the moment.
Against the rest of the mid-range smartphones in the market, it is hard to put the Oppo A9 2020 on top of the list as competition is stiff. However, if you are looking for a mid-range Oppo phone, in particular, this one will not disappoint.