Oppo A5s (2GB RAM, 32GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 7,694 onwards

launchApr, 2019


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  • Classy looking chassis - and a contemporary look, and a near edge-to-edge display with a small notch and larger screen-to-body ratio
  • The gold accent around the horizontal dual rear camera setup, and fingerprint sensor adds some flair
  • Both the fingerprint sensor and face unlock work pretty well
  • The fingerprint sensor is placed a bit high though, and is not the most comfortable to reach


  • Nice display - renders vivid colors, and brightness levels are decent enough for outdoor visibility


  • Color OS is pretty feature packed - you get a lot of shortcuts, gestures, and features like Smart Sidebar, Game space, Kid space, and a bunch of different security options
  • It's based on old Android Oreo though, which is a bit disappointing, for a phone launching in the middle of 2019


  • Although day-to-day performance is decent, and casual games run fine with the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC (similar to Snapdragon 632), the 2GB of RAM tends to be a bottleneck with a bit of lag when switching between apps


  • Decent set of dual rear cameras for the price - everything looks decent in daylight with good enough details - giving you social media shareable pictures
  • Macros look fairly decent too with punchy colors and adequate details
  • Decent portrait shots, with reasonably good edge detection
  • Low light performance is a struggle
  • The selfie camera can give good selfies under sunlight, but the AI beautification feature is a bit too aggressive, you will often end up with bad skin softening effects and white skin tone, resulting in artificial shots
  • The selfie camera's (software) portrait mode also doesn’t work too well


  • Very good battery life - you will get 1.5 days+ with a big 4230mAh battery


  • While the Oppo A5s is a classy looking smartphone, with a big strong point in terms of battery, it's performance is a bit lacking thanks to the limited RAM - it will face tough competition from its counterparts, including Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, and Realme 3, which provide better all-round value

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  1. If performance is important, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 are better options at the same price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Big battery wrapped in a classy chassis..but the device will face tough competition
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Gets lost in the army of affordable handsets and struggles to keep pace with them
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Except for its performance, the phone’s battery, display, camera and design makes it a good proposition in the budget segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Familiar design, good battery life but competition offers more
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Hard to recommend
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »

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Oppo A5s (2GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignDewdrop Notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #69 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
Weight170 gmMedium
Thickness8.2 mmMedium
Width75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Beauty Technology 2.0
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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