Our Opinion

The Oppo A9 (4GB RAM, 2020) is a slightly better phone, but the Oppo A5 (4GB RAM, 64GB, 2020) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Oppo A9 (4GB RAM, 2020) might be a slightly better choice.

Oppo A5 (4GB RAM, 64GB, 2020)  Oppo A9 (4GB RAM, 2020) 
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Excellence Score
26.4
29.0
Value for Money Score
64.2
64.1
Price ₹ 13,291 onwards ₹ 15,191 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Sep, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #40 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #40 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 610 Adreno 610
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 1.25um Pixel Size; F/1.8 Aperture; EIS, 8MP: 119° Ultra-wide lens; F/2.25 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: Depth Sensor; F/2.4 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size, 2MP: Macro Lens; F/2.4 Aperture, 1.75um Pixel Size 48MP: 1/2.25" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; F/1.8 Aperture; EIS, 8MP: 119° Ultra-wide lens; F/2.25 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: Mono-chrome Sensor; F/2.4 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size, 2MP: Macro Lens; F/2.4 Aperture, 1.75um Pixel Size
Secondary Camera 8MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR, Beautification, Filters F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, HDR, Beautification, Filters
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.1 mmThick 9.1 mmThick
Weight 195 gmHeavy 195 gmHeavy
Width 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Stylish looks - the back looks attractive with a glass-like finish
  • The fingerprint sensor, placed at the back, is quick
  • ColorOS is now more streamlined and refined than before, and has a number of useful add-on features
  • Solid performance with the robust Snapdragon 665 processor - day-to-day use, as well as games run smoothly
  • Decent overall camera performance for the price bracket with a quad rear camera setup
  • Pictures, clicked both indoors and outdoors, come out fairly sharp with decent details
  • Decent video recording quality too, with electronic image stabilisation (EIS)
  • Decent 8MP front camera
  • Nice Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers - they ensure you get good quality sound while streaming movies or playing videos
  • Very good battery life with a large 5000mAh battery - with moderate use, you can get up to 2 days of usage
  • Stylish, impressive dual-color 3D gradient design, and good built quality
  • The curved back panel gradually meets the side to provide an easy-to-hold experience
  • Decent, large 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ (720×1600 pixels) resolution, an 82.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a water-drop notch
  • Decent color reproduction and brightness
  • Widevine L1 certification for HD video playback on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
  • ColorOS is a fairly refined, sophisticated custom Android skin, with a number of useful add-on features
  • Solid performance with a Snapdragon 665 powering the internals - both day-to-day stuff, and gaming is smooth
  • Decent overall camera performance for the price bracket
  • The device comes with a quad-camera setup - a 48-megapixel primary sensor + 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens + two 2MP cameras for "artistic portrait effects"
  • You get good results in ideal lighting conditions across the board - the 48-megapixel primary sensor captures good images with decent texture, colors, and detail - the camera can capture impressive images in an ideal or sometimes challenging situation with good amount of dynamic range
  • The camera manages to take okay images in low light, but things improve dramatically with the dedicated “Night” mode
  • With the portrait mode, the A9 2020 does a decent job in background separation (though the 2 additional cameras for "artistic portrait effects" don't seem to add much value)
  • Decent 16-megapixel front camera sensor for selfies
  • Offers a good stereo audio effect with its bottom and top firing speakers
  • Very good battery life with a large 5000mAh battery - you will comfortably get 2 days of use
  • Support for reverse charging - you can use the device as a power bank to charge another smartphone
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Overall, while the camera setup is decent for the price bracket, it's not really category leading
  • On it's own the Oppo A5 2020, much like the Oppo A9 2020, is a pretty decent mid-range phone with 2 key highlights - a stylish design and a very good battery life - but its cameras and performance are nothing special, which puts it behind a lot of the competition in this its price category
  • A bit bulky
  • Like all glossy rear panels, the rear does easily attract fingerprints and smudges
  • The panel is quite glossy so you may find it difficult to read content under direct sunlight
  • Like most custom Android skins, it's not quite as simple, and clutter-free as stock Android
  • It's definitely not category-leading performance though, many competitors provide faster processors
  • Overall, while the camera setup is good for the price bracket, again it's not category leading
  • No fast charging support (the included 10W charger inside the box with charges the device from 0 to 100 percent in about 2 hours and 25 minutes)
  • On it's own the Oppo A9 2020 is a pretty decent mid-range phone with 2 key highlights - a stylish design and a very good battery life - but its cameras and performance are nothing special, which puts it behind a lot of the competition in this hotly contested price category
Expert Reviews
  1. It’s hard to see why you’d buy this one over the Moto G8 Plus or the Xiaomi Note 8
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Oppo A5 2020 is great for the hardcore phone user who isn’t a hardcore tech snob
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  3. Offers exceptional battery life, large screen... but the screen could be higher-resolution, the so-called 'quad camera' is a total oversell, and some will find the software fussy
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The overall experience is good...can be a good choice for those who want stylish looks and big battery in this price bracket
    thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  1. One of the best affordable phones for those who stream a lot of video, and a still great option for almost everyone else on a limited budget
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Has a few good features to offer...but overall, it is outclassed by rivals like the Realme X
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Fighting the competition in style...but the competition might give you better value for your hard earned cash
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A decent smartphone...but given the better value for money competition from likes of Redmi Note 8 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Vivo Z1X, and Moto G8 Plus, the Oppo A90 2020 might find it difficult to stay in the race
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Proof that you don’t need to pay a fortune for flagship features...highly recommended
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  6. Without any standout feature, we are afraid Oppo A9 2020 may find it difficult to carve a space for itself in the India smartphone market
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Ideal choice for those looking for good camera and premium looks
    thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. We expected more...would have a tough time competing with its rivals in the price segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. zdnet.com hands-on Read Review »
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