Our Opinion

The Oppo F15 (8GB RAM) is a significantly better phone than the Oppo A9 (8GB RAM, 2020), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo F15 (8GB RAM)!

Oppo A9 (8GB RAM, 2020)  Oppo F15 (8GB RAM) 
Oppo A9 2020 Oppo F15
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Excellence Score
30.3
38.1
Value for Money Score
65.8
68.2
Price ₹ 14,990 onwards ₹ 17,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Jan, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 411 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #51 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 610 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 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 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide); 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size (Dedicated macro camera), 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size; Depth sensor, HDR, Panorama, EIS
Secondary Camera 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, HDR, Beautification, Filters f/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 128 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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.1 mmThick 7.9 mmMedium
Weight 195 gmHeavy 172 gmMedium
Width 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use 73.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 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 Yes, 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0: 50% in 30 min
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos UFS 2.1 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Slick, beautiful, eye-catching gradient finish on the back (though the back is laminated plastic and not glass)
  • Fairly slim and light for a phone with such a large display
  • Oppo F15's in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock work very well - face unlock even works well in dimly lit places
  • Very good 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a dewdrop notch and Gorilla Glass 5 protection - the colours are good, so is the sharpness - videos look sharp, with punchy colours, and the viewing angles are quite wide
  • Display gets adequately bright and is legible even under sunlight
  • You can watch Netflix and Prime in crisp HD resolution as Oppo F15 comes with Widevine L1 support
  • ColorOS is fairly streamlined, and packs fast animations that help the phone feel snappy - there are of course several add-on features too, compared to what you would get in stock Android
  • Decent performance with the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC (similar to Snapdragon 660) - day-to-day operations are smooth and you can even play games like PUBG Mobile on 'Medium' graphics setting
  • Thermal performance is good too - the phone doesn't overheat when using the cameras extensively or even playing games
  • Good quad-camera setup at the rear - 48MP primary + 8MP wide-angle + 2MP depth sensor + 2MP monochrome sensor
  • The primary camera shoots oversampled 12-megapixel stills - in daylight, it captures fairly detailed landscape shots, colours are vivid, detail is good, and there's little to no noise in darker areas
  • The wide-angle camera has autofocus, so stills taken have good detail, close-ups are sharp and detailed too - and if you get really close to your subject with the wide-angle camera, you'll be able to get good macro shots
  • Portrait mode works decently well with human subjects and you can adjust the level of blur before taking the shot - edge detection is decent and image quality is good, when shooting under good light
  • 16-megapixel selfie camera manages some pretty good-looking stills in daylight - skin textures are smoothen a bit but HDR works well and colours are well represented - with good amounts of artificial light around, it manages to get pleasing enough selfies even at night
  • Video quality is decent and there is stabilisation when shooting using the primary camera
  • The mono speaker gets fairly loud
  • Battery life is pretty solid, backed by the 4000 mAh cell - will easily last a day and half with moderate use
  • The Oppo F15 charges pretty quickly too with the supplied 20W Charger, about 88 percent in an hour
  • Overall, Oppo F15 is a decent smartphone - it looks good, and it impresses particularly with its slimness, light weight, and good display
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • Oppo F15 is a tall phone - it's not the easiest phone to fit into a pocket
  • There is, as usual, some bloatware that comes pre-installed (but most of it can be uninstalled)
  • While the chip offers decent performance, this chip is typically expected in phones closer to the Rs. 10, 000 mark (such as the Realme 3) - the Oppo F15 feels underpowered, considering that the Realme X2 and Redmi K20 offer Qualcomm's superior Snapdragon 730 series SoCs at the same price
  • Selfie portrait mode doesn't work too well, unfortunately, whether it's day or night
  • There are few caveats here, like there's no option to shoot at the full 48-megapixel resolution - other features such as super-steady video and the ability to use Night mode for the selfie camera are also absent
  • In low light, image quality from both primary & wide-angle camera is average, details are weaker and there is visible noise in the darker regions - the ‘Night' mode helps brighten up scenes but the details don't improve much
  • No 4K video recording, which most of its competitors support
  • In low-light, video quality is noticeably worse with poor details and a persistent shimmer in the footage even with slight movement
  • Overall, camera performance could have been better, as two of its main competitors, the Realme X2 & the Redmi K20 offer better image quality
  • However, at this price, you're better off with either the Realme X2 or the Redmi K20 - both of which offer much better performance, even more premium build quality, and even more modern designs
Expert Reviews
  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 »
  1. A good-looking smartphone...but feels underpowered compared to its main rivals
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Considering it as a whole package, the device is a bit overpriced
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Oppo F15 has only one thing going for it – design and feel
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Oppo F15 is a good phone that faces formidable competition, making it just too hard to recommend
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Oppo F15 is a good-looking smartphone... but, feels quite under-powered
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A decent smartphone for the price, but there's a lot of competition out there
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Oppo F15 is a great phone.. however, the Realme X2 and Redmi K20 at similar or lower prices offer much more bang for the buck
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Looking at the competition, the Oppo F15 doesn't pack in the right features to stand out
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Looks good, has a great battery, but it's no powerhouse
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
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