Oppo A9 2020 review
Waterdrop sunlight display and 48MP Quad camera
Our Oppo A9 2020 review takes a look at some impressive features and beautiful design. A waterdrop sunlight display, a quad rear camera, and powerful processor are all on board. The fantastic design of this Oppo phone will really make it stand out from the crowd.
Beautiful design and waterdrop display
The Oppo A9 2020 has a 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The redesigned waterdrop notch houses the camera sensors. The smaller notch gives the phone an almost all-screen look making it perfect for entertainment. Dynamic pixel adjustment allows you to see the screen perfectly even in bright sunlight. The A9 202 includes filters to take out harmful blue light and reduces eye strain.
The A9 2020 features an ergonomic design with colour gradients inspired by nature. The body of the phone has been optimised so you get a better grip on the device but have a phone that looks thin and sleek. The Oppo A9 2020 is available in Marine Green, Space Purple, and Vanilla Mint.
The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 644 11nm processor under the hood. The RAM comes in two variations with either 4GB or 8GB. Each of those models comes with 128GB of onboard memory.
Phone Set Up
The Oppo A9 2020 has the traditional fingerprint sensor placed on the back. This is a responsive sensor and will wake the phone quickly when you pick it up. It sits in a natural position where your finger goes when you pick up the device so it's easy and responsive.
The onboard 128GB memory can be expanded if you need more room for your photos or videos. There is a 3-card slot consisting of a dual SIM and MicroSD slot. You can add a further 256GB of memory giving you lots of extra storage if you need it.
The Oppo A9 202 is an Android 9 device that gives you lots of familiar apps such as Chrome, Maps, and YouTube. Oppo has redesigned their UI so you get better navigation and intelligent features.
Some of the top features of ColorOS 6 on the Oppo A9 2020 include:
New design - a borderless design gives the interface a whole new look. Home page and ap icons, as well as background colours and font sizes, can all be customised.
Hyper Boost - this feature will boost phone performance when needed. With APP Boost, Game Boost or System Boost you get a great performance whatever you are doing.
Game Space - a personalised space for your games. Set parameters for power consumption and performance. Turn off notifications so you can immerse yourself into the action without distraction.
Cloud - you get a large space on cloud storage so you can synchronise your data as well as back-up your phone and store your photos and other files.
Riding Mode - when the phone detects you are driving or riding a bike this mode will be activated. You can choose various settings including automatic text texts to decline calls.
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With two speakers, the Oppo A9 2020 provides rich audio making it great for movies or listening to music out loud. Surround yourself with clear sound even at full volume with Dolby Amos. 360 degree sound makes this phone perfect for sharing your playlist with friends or immersing yourself into movie action.
Camera & Video
The Oppo A9 2020 boasts a quad rear camera which consists of:
- 48MP wide lens with Phase Detection Autofocus
- 8MP ultrawide camera
- 2MP lens with f/2.4 aperture
- 2MP depth sensor
The high-resolution 48-megapixel lens takes in more detail for beautifully clear photos and videos. The Ultra-Wide lens has an 119-degree field of view making it perfect for capturing panoramic shots of landscapes. The two other lenses add depth and create beautiful portrait shots with a professional finish.
AI technology is on hand whenever you take a shot. Scene and object recognition instantly tweaks settings so that you get a great shot every time. Video stability combines EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) with AI and an internal gyroscope to give you smooth and shake-free video capture.
16MP selfie camera
The front-facing camera sits in the small waterdrop notch at the top of the display. A 16MP lens with AI Beautification, you can capture beautiful selfies that are instantly shareworthy. The AI mode can automatically detect ages and smooth out the skin. It will also change the image based on current beauty trends.
The Oppo A9 2020 has a 5,000mAh Ultra battery with a power-saving mode. The large capacity battery allows you to enjoy video playback for up to 11 hours. It can also be used to reverse charge other devices, a different cable is required for this so you will have to purchase separately.
Written by: Carmel Brown