Let’s take a look at Oppo A5s smartphone, if you are thinking to buy this smartphone in Nepal, you need to read our Oppo A5s review. Here in this post, we are exploring about it.
Oppo has recently launched the A5s in Nepal at a price of NRs 15,990, pitting it against some of the best cellphones in the market including the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. The Oppo A5s is of 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This cellphone also has a big 4230mAh battery that should help it outlast the competition. Is the Oppo A5s is worth for its asking price, or you should look for substitute? We put it to the test to determine.
Oppo A5s design
Oppo A5s smartphone is light and has a plastic body. The initial thing which will grab your attention is the big 6.2-inch display with its waterdrop notch. It has thin bezels on the sides but the bottom chin is comparatively thicker. Earpiece is placed right above the waterdrop notch and it has been moved and placed towards the frame of the smartphone for maximizing the space for display.
The back panel of Oppo A5s is made up of glossy plastic and is a magnetic fingerprint, but you also get a clear case in the box that you can use. Oppo A5s ia available in two solid colors, black and red. The frame of the Oppo A5s is rounded so that it feels comfortable to hold the phone. Power button of this phone is on the right side, which is well positioned and volume buttons are on the left and are also within reach. All three buttons gives good feedback, so you won’t be second-guessing any input.
This phone has a loudspeaker grille at the bottom, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The top of the phone is bare, and the SIM tray is to the left. Oppo has equipped the A5s with dual Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated micro-SD card slot. The Oppo A5s has a dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner at the back.
Oppo has managed to keep the weight and the thickness of this phone down even with its big 4230mAh battery. Unlike some other Oppo smartphones, this budget offering does not come with a VOOC rapid charger in the box, instead you’ll have to make do with a 10W charger.
Oppo A5s Review: Oppo A5s specifications and software
The 6.2-inch in-cell display on the Oppo A5s sports an HD+ resolution and has a 19:9 aspect ratio. It has decent viewing angles but doesn’t get very bright outdoors. You do have the option to adjust the colour tone of the display in the settings. Powering the Oppo A5s is the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC. There is a new processor with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2.3GHz, and is based on a 12nm manufacturing process. It has an integrated Imagination PowerVR GE8320 GPU for graphics.
Oppo only one configuration behind the launch of A5s, that is 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. If you want to expand storage the dedicated micro-SD card slot allows for storage expansion.
In terms of software, the Oppo A5s runs ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. This is a dated version of Android and we would have preferred the newer ColorOS 6 which runs on top of Android 9 Pie.
Oppo does ship the A5s with some bloatware in addition to the usual Google apps. Our unit had Facebook, Opera, Phone Manager, Theme Store, Music Party, and Game Space preinstalled. Game Space adds compatible games automatically and gives you the option to lock screen brightness and block banner notifications so your gaming sessions aren’t interrupted. You can also go ahead and uninstall some of these apps for releasing space .
You can also change the way the UI looks with themes as per your choice which is free to download. there is a smart Sidebar is a pop-out tray with app shortcuts which can be launched from any screen. There are also gestures that let you launch apps by drawing alphabets on the screen when the phone is in standby.
Oppo A5s Review: Oppo A5s performance, battery life, and cameras
The Oppo A5s gives a decent performance considering the hardware it has on board. Oppo A5s is capable of handling easy tasks such as scrolling through the menus and launching apps without any problems, but multitasking isn’t that good. Position of fingerprint is at the back of the phone which is easy to reach and quick to unlock the phone. This phone also has face recognition using the selfie camera, which also worked fast in our experience.
The display on Oppo A5s is pretty good and we liked it, but found the sound coming from the loudspeaker to be hollow. The quality of sound is below average compared to the other smartphones we have tested in this price segment.
We played PUBG Mobile on the Oppo A5s, and it defaulted to the lowest settings. Since Game Space was enabled, the phone would clear RAM every time the game was launched. However, it still took longer than usual to load the game. We did notice occasional lag and stutter while playing, and had to set the Frame Rate to Low to make it run smoother. After playing PUBG Mobile for 20 minutes we found that battery was drained by 4 percent which is acceptable.
The 4230mAh of battery on the Oppo A5s coupled with the efficient Helio P35 SoC delivers excellent battery life. In our HD video loop test, Oppo A5s managed to go on for close to 24 hours. With our usage, which consisted of regular use as well as playing PUBG Mobile and using WhatsApp and YouTube, we were able to use the Oppo A5s for two full days before it needed to be charged. It took over two hours to charge the phone up completely.
Camera of Oppo A5s is at the back which is dual camera setup and it consist of a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It has an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture of camera at the front.
There is a camera app on the Oppo A5s which is easy to use. Oppo A5s has Portrait and Pano modes apart from the standard photo and video modes. There are a lot of option which you can apply before taking the shot like default photo mode which has quick toggles for the flash, HDR, the timer, and many other filters, and you also have Face Beauty toggle as well. This is off by default but you can set it to “AI” or manually decide the level of beautification you want. Oppo A5s also has a button for 2x digital zoom.
Oppo A5s is capable of metering light correctly in daylight too. Photos had the right exposure but objects at a distance were missing details. Oppo A5s is quick to focus when shooting macros, and managed reasonable separation between subjects and their backgrounds. Macros had average amounts of detail and were not very sharp, though. We found that the edge detection wasn’t consistent while taking picture in portrait mode.
The resulting shots weren’t bright enough because the phone take slightly too long to lock focus. The Oppo A5s managed to keep noise under control but fine grain was visible on zooming in and detail was lacking. Selfies taken with the Oppo A5s had good detail though, selfies are good enough to go on social media directly. Video recording maxes out at 1080p for both the primary as well as the front cameras, but the video was not stabilized so you will have to deal with shaky recordings.
The highlight of the Oppo A5s is its battery life, and it can go on for close to two days before it needs to be charged. Camera performance Oppo A5s is acceptable but we have seen better even at this price point. Finally, having just 2GB of RAM is a bottleneck and this is lower than what the other options currently in the market have to offer.
If you won’t be gaming on your smartphone and you value battery life above everything else, the Oppo A5s could be a best phone to buy. However, if performance is important, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 are better options at the same price.
Oppo A5s Review: Price and Availability in Nepali market
The authorized seller of Oppo in Nepal has made availability of this Oppo A5s phone in Nepal. There is no difficulty to finding the phone here in Nepal.
The Price of Oppo A5s in Nepal (Updated Oppo A5s Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of Oppo phone for Nepal has set the price of Oppo A5s in Nepal Nrs. 15,990/– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy Oppo A5s in Nepal? (Online/Offline Oppo A5s Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy Oppo A5s in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this Oppo A5s online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu or many others.