If you are looking for a budget phone for 2020, the new OPPO A5 is a worthwhile consideration with it launching on O2 today for just £169 on a pay as you go plan. If you want to pick it up on contract it will be available from £19.20
The A5 2020 in Mirror Black is also available at Carphone Warehouse, SIM-free at £179.99, and on Amazon (SIM-free) at £179.00.
There are a few stand out features of this phone. First up is the quad-camera which has a 12MP wide lens, then an 8MP ultra-wide lens. These are then complimented with a 2MP Mono Lens and 2MP Portrait Lens(TOF). This arrangement offers options for all kinds of shooting angles and scenarios, including Ultra Night Mode 2.0 and a whole host of artistic portrait styles.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 which is a great affordable chipset that is more than capable for most day to day tasks, this is combined with 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
Finally, the phone has a massive 5000mAH battery, when you combine this with the Snapdragon 665 you should get a couple of days worth of use out of it.
Full press release below:
Leading smartphone brand OPPO has today launched its latest A Series handset, the OPPO A5 2020 with O2. The newest addition to OPPO’s range of high-quality smartphones combines all the top end specs and affordability UK users have come to expect from the brand, complete with a long-lasting battery for an enhanced, uninterrupted experience.
The OPPO A5 2020 inspires users to “Play”, with its all-purpose, versatile 12MP quad camera with video stabilisation technology and a powerful 5,000mAh Ultra Battery for even longer use.
“We’re excited to welcome a new generation of users to our devices with the launch of the A5 2020 in the UK,” said Michael Tran, Executive Director, OPPO UK. “As part of our high performing A Series, the A5 2020 puts the latest technologies, design features and an all-enduring battery life in the hands of consumers, effortlessly keeping up with their demands, on the go and every day without disruption.”
Versatile camera tech brings even more photography options
The OPPO A5 2020 comes with a multipurpose Quad Camera setup, including a 12MP Main Camera, 8MP Ultra-Wide Lens, 2MP Mono Lens and 2MP Portrait Lens. This arrangement offers options for all kinds shooting angles and scenarios, including Ultra Night Mode 2.0 and a whole host of artistic portrait styles.
The 12MP primary lens offers fantastic image clarity and resolution, helping capture more detail and take clearer pictures. The 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens brings more diversity in terms of picture composition, making it easier to capture a larger shot in a smaller space. The Mono lens and Portrait Lens allow users to add retro, grainy and atmospheric filters to portrait shots, creating more personalised images.
Ultra Night Mode 2.0 ensures efficient noise reduction, while HDR and Multi-Frame Technology provide users with night scene pictures that exceed the brightness and detail the human eye can perceive. Faces appear bright and detailed while background light flare is greatly diminished, meaning images stay crisp and clear whether capturing amidst bright city lights or dim country nights. Ultra Night Mode 2.0 even works while taking Ultra Wide angle photos.
The A5 is equipped with an 8MP selfie camera that uses AI Beautification technology for tailor-made selfies, catering to emerging beauty trends from around the world. This technology automatically identifies skin tone, age, gender, and skin colour to differentiate users for customised beautification. It also features an all-new algorithm for smoothing out and sharpening features to create a make-up free look, should users wish.
OPPO’s latest stabilisation technology meets the growing demand for high-quality action videos thanks to a built-in gyroscope. This makes for more stable shooting while running, walking, cycling and more, along with improved video filters that allow users to create their own movies with the press of a button – perfect for creating eye-catching content for 2020’s popular short video apps.
Intelligent design that is both attractive and user-friendly
The OPPO A5 2020 comes equipped with a brand new, compact Waterdrop screen – with a 31.4% decrease in overall area compared to the previous generation, for a better look and user experience. A 6.5” full screen has an 89% screen-to-body ratio, which also uses toughened Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3+, offering exceptional resistance to scratches. A Sunlight Screen improves screen readability under direct light and ensures true colours shine through in dim or dark environments, while a blue light filter relieves eye fatigue and protects users’ eyesight in low light.
Hardware and software for exceptional experience and performance
A large capacity 5000mAh battery enables all-day use, capable of supporting 19 hours of continuous operation and play.
In terms of audio, the OPPO A5 2020 comes with dual stereo speakers that offer higher volumes and top notch sound quality. The sound feels clear and full-bodied with an immersive surround sound effect. Dolby Atmos® sound effects are used for the most immersive, thrilling sounds, videos and gaming experiences, anytime, anywhere. The OPPO A5 2020 has also received Hi-Res Audio certification, ensuring superb sound quality, as well as directional technologies that create a more realistic and immersive audio experience.
On top of that, the OPPO A5 2020 packs ultra-powerful performance, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 platform with an 8-core 64-bit processor. For an incredible gaming experience, Game Boost 2.0 accelerator technology offers improved Frame Boost and Touch Boost, which both provide lightning-fast gameplay response by reducing touch screen latency and lag, delivering an overall better gaming experience. Frame Boost provides real-time monitoring of the phone's operations to resolve latency and game lag, while also allocating resources to avoid the phone overheating or using too much power. Touch Boost makes special adjustments to the responsiveness of the touchscreen while gaming, and ups the sensitivity of the touchscreen while running applications so the phone feels faster and more responsive.
The handsets run ColorOS 6, based on Android 9.0, providing a fresh visual experience that is sleek, refined and comfortable, even after prolonged use. As well as offering fingerprint and facial unlock features, this operating system comes with a whole host of smart functions, such as Smart Assistant, Smart Driving and Gesture Navigation, which improve user convenience, safety and the phone’s overall versatility.
High capacity and versatile memory options provide more space to record life’s beautiful moments, such as a 64GB memory capacity and a three-card (Dual Sim + MicroSD) slot that can support up to 256GB of memory.
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