Oppo A5s; Unboxing and First Impressions

by | Aug 19, 2019

Oppo recently released two smartphones, the Oppo A5s and Oppo A1k into the Nigerian market.


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According to the company, both phones are cheaper than its debut Oppo F11 Pro and hopes to cater to users looking to own the brand at a cheaper cost.

The Oppo A5s has the most specifications of both devices launched, so here are pictures and details on this smartphone.

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Specification

  • Android  8.1 Oreo
  • 6.2 ”  HD Water Drop Screen
  • Octa Core Processors
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Nano SIM cards and extra memory card slot
  • Dual Primary Camera(s) – 13 MP and f/2.2, 2 MP and f/2.4 both with Auto-Focus and flash.
  • 8MP front-facing camera with flash
  • 4,230mAh non-removable battery
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face ID

Unboxing

The A5s is packed in a standard white cardboard and accessories are the regular.

Accessories

  • 1 Oppo A5s
  • 1 Charger head
  • 1 USB cord
  • 1 Ejector pin
  • 2 User Guides
  • 1 Plastic casing

Oppo A5s

Charger head

Oppo A5s 7
Ejector pin

User Manual(s)

Oppo A5s 15

Features

Dual  — 16 MP and 5 MP  — primary cameras and fingerprint scanner behind the A5s
Oppo A5s 39

Its 8MP selfie camera is above the screen

Oppo A5s 48
Power button on the right side of the phone
Oppo A5s 26

Volume control buttons and SIM card slot 
Oppo A5s 30

Speaker grills, USB port and earphone jack

Price

Official retail prices of the Oppo A5s in Nigeria are  ₦53,900 for a 3GB+32GB variant and ₦69,900 for its 4GB+64GB counterpart.

First Impressions

After a few uses, here are my quick impressions of this smartphone.

The A5s has a sleek build and an efficient grip that is synonymous with Oppo smartphones. Together with its plastic casing, the Oppo A5s clocks a surprising 194g on the scale considering a supersized battery.

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This is lighter than the 222g of the Oppo F11 Pro that carries a 4,000 mAh battery. And makes the A5s easier to carry around.

The camera on the A5s is not so great, especially under low light conditions, and images also tend to be a bit overexposed. It took a lot of manual adjustments in camera settings and light conditions to shoot good pictures.

I was surprised to notice an absence of earphones in the box Figured by now these things should already be a staple in phone packaging. Not nice.

Finally, the battery seems powerful. Even though use has been minimal, but the 4,230 mAh battery has shown promise in its depletion. This one also does not seem to have fast charge.

In 10 minutes, it added just 6%, while the fast charging F11 Pro plugged in climbed from 33% to 48% in the same time.

Strong points for me are battery,  a light and sleek build. The camera still does not impress me after many first tries.

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

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