Oppo A9 

price₹ 15,490 onwards

launchJul, 2019

38.2

excellence score

72.7

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 5 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Beautiful design - looks classy and captivating with the dual-tone gradient back
  • Good build quality
  • The fingerprint sensor on the back is fast and unlocks the phone quickly

Display

  • Good, 6.53inch IPS display with a nearly all-screen front (with a water-drop notch), which is a joy to use for binge-watching and gaming - the display exhibits lively colors and good brightness - additionally, the viewing angles are great as well

Software

  • ColorOS is now more streamlined than before, and also packs a bunch of nifty features like Game Space, as well as a useful shortcuts and gestures
  • It is of course not quite as simple and clean as stock Android though, and does come with plenty of bloatware installed (though, thankfully it can be uninstalled)

Performance

  • Good performance with a Helio P70 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 660) - everything from daily use to games is smooth (it's not the most powerful phone of the price bracket though, as there are phones available with Snapdragon 675, and Snapdragon 710 in the same price range)

Camera

  • Pretty good dual rear camera setup (16MP+2MP)
  • Good overall image quality in daylight, and fairly decent quality in low-light as well - close-ups, portraits are strong points
  • Decent video recording performance - there is video stabilisation, and the Oppo A9 does a good job at reducing shakes in the output
  • Pretty good selfies too, from the 16MP front camera
  • While the camera performance is good for the price bracket - it's not quite as good as the best mid-range camera phones (which would include the Realme X, Oppo K3, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Realme 3 Pro)

Connectivity

  • Dated micro USB port, instead of the modern USB-C port

Battery

  • Impressive battery life with a large 4020mAh battery - you will comfortably get a day and a half of use
  • Fast charging support

Verdict

  • While the Oppo A9 is a pretty decent all-round choice, it's up against some very tough competition - including it's own cousin Oppo K3 (and the very similar Realme X) - which, at a very similar price, offer a more powerful SoC, full-screen experience, pop up camera, and in-display fingerprint sensor

Expert Reviews

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  1. A decent smartphone, but its current competition makes it less appealing
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A reliable phone...can be one of your options in this price bracket
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Up till a few months ago, the Oppo A9 would have been counted as well priced for the features it offers....Trouble is that the competition has become really aggressive now
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Plays it safe...will rake in offline sales, but it will face stiff competition online
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »

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Oppo A9 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.53 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.1 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4020 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, VOOC 3.0
Dimensions
Weight190 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Sensor Size; Depth Sensor
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Ultra Night Mode
  • Beautification
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/3.1" Sensor Size
  • 1.0um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Beautification
  • Filters
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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