After making its mark in the sub-premium smartphone market with the Reno and Reno 2, OPPO is now aiming at the mid-segment with two new phones in its A-series, the A9 2020 and the A5 2020. Apart from a few minor differences, the two phones share a lot of similarities and feature the same processor, the same camera setup, and the same battery. So let’s dive in and look at both these smartphones in detail.
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OPPO A5 2020 and A9 2020: Display and Design
The A5 and A9 feature a 6.5-inch nano waterdrop screen with an 89% screen-to-body ratio and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3+ protection on top to provide protection against scratches. OPPO calls this a nano waterdrop screen and says that it offers a 31.4% decrease in the overall area compared to the previous generation. On its back, the A9 comes with a 3D gradient design, made out of four curved 3D sheets to make it thinner and more ergonomic in hand.
OPPO A5 2020 and A9 2020: Performance
At its core, both smartphones share the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor running under the hood, paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage on the A5 2020 and 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage on the A9 2020. Commenting on the new processor, OPPO compared the Snapdragon 450 on the A7 and highlighted that the CPU performance on the new A9 2020 has improved by 40%, with a 100% performance improvement in GPU.
The A5 2020 and A9 2020 run on ColorOS 6.0.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie, out of the box, and come with a massive 5000mAh battery, which should easily last a day with heavy use. OPPO promises 19 up to hours of battery with continuous operation.
OPPO A5 2020 and A9 2020: Camera
For optics, the two smartphones share the same quad-camera setup on the rear. The A5 2020 sports a 12MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP mono sensor, and a 2MP portrait sensor on its rear. And, an 8MP selfie camera on the front with AI Beautification technology.
On the other hand, the A9 2020 comes with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP mono sensor, and a 2MP portrait sensor on the rear. And, a 16MP selfie camera on the front with AI Beautification technology.
The cameras on both smartphones come equipped with 4K video shooting capabilities, Ultra Night Mode 2.0, HDR, image stabilization, and Multi-Frame Technology.
OPPO A5 2020 and A9 2020: Miscellaneous
In terms of other specifications, both smartphones feature the fingerprint and facial unlock mechanism for authentication. Additionally, they also come with features like the Smart Assistant, Riding Mode, Music Party, and Gesture Navigation.
Additionally, the phones also come with dual stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos for immersive surround sound experience.
OPPO A5 2020 and A9 2020: Pricing and Availability
The A5 2020 comes in Mirror Black and Dazzling White colors and is priced at INR 12,490 for the 3GB + 64GB variant and INR 13,990 for the 4GB + 64GB variant. It will go on sale online on Amazon.in and offline starting September 21.
On the other hand, the A9 2020 is available in Marine Green and Space Purple colors and is priced at INR 16,990 for the 4GB + 128GB variant and INR 19,990 for the 8GB + 128GB variant. It will be available online on Amazon.in starting September 16 and offline starting September 19.
Launch Offers: OPPO is offering some interesting offers to consumers buying the A5 and A9 smartphones online and offline.
Online Offers –
- Up to INR 2000 exchange offer on any smartphone.
- UP to INR 2500 update offer for OPPO smartphone users.
- 5% instant discount on HDFC credit and debit cards on EMI purchase.
Offline Offers –
- 5% cashback on HDFC Debit/Credit Cards.
- Zero down-payment EMI options on Bajaj Finserv.
- Jio: Benefits worth INR 7,050 and up to 3.1 TB 4G Data on INR 299 Plan.
- Vodafone Idea: INR 3,750 cashback and 250GB additional data with recharge of INR 255.
- Airtel: double data and unlimited calling with a recharge of INR 249.