OPPO A92 Review: Premium Look, Great Performance

OPPO A92 Review

OPPO A92 is the latest device from global smartphone maker OPPO to be unveiled in the Nigerian market. The device feels premium out of the box and it is available in two colours, a Twilight Black and an Aurora Purple. Both give a glow reminiscent of a changing polar sky.

Ever since OPPO made a debut in Nigeria, they’ve churn out some good devices. OPPO A92 combines good features with great performance at a decent pricing point. If you are in the market for a smartphone with a good camera and a powerful performance to back it up, you should read this review till the end.

OPPO A92 Key Specifications

  • 6.5” 1080P Neo Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • 128GB ROM, 8GB RAM
  • 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP Quad Rear Camera
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • Android 10, Color OS 7.1
  • 5,000mAh battery, 18w Fast-Charge
  • Side Fingerprint Unlock

Design and Display

OPPO A92 has a 3D quad-curve design and it feels very good to hold. The phone is quite lightweight weighing 192g and measuring 8.9mm in thickness. It is made up of a polycarbonate body, which feels very sturdy. At the back is a constellation colour scheme which when tilted brings out a variation of colours, which shines through and looks very pleasing to the eye.

Oppo a92 Aurora Purple

The quad camera at the back has a C-shaped layout, which houses all the four cameras and the LED Flash. Unlike the Reno3 Pro, which has an in-display fingerprint scanner, the one on the A92 is side-mounted. The side-fingerprint button also serves as the wake and power button.

In terms of display, OPPO A92 has a massive 6.5” immersive display with FHD+ resolution. It features the regular 60Hz screen refresh rate and you won’t really notice any lag except you are running a very high-intensive graphics application which takes advantage of a high frame rate. In terms of GPU, it comes with an Adreno 610, which delivers rich and powerful graphics.

Oppo a92 display

Hardware and Software

OPPO A92 is quite a workhouse. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset with an 8GB RAM size. It comes with a 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage and there is a microSD slot for you to expand further. This specification is enough to run your graphics-intensive application or top gaming apps on the smartphone.

oppo a92 gaming

On the software side, this device ships Android 10 out of the box based on OPPO’S ColorOS 7.1, which is one of the best custom UIs on Android smartphones. There is a lot of customizations you can carry out on the device based on icon styles and the overall look of the user interface.

There are also modes like Dark Mode, which turns everything dark, and Smart Driving Mode, which disables some features while you are driving to prevent the occurrence of an accident.

Camera Performance

This smartphone balances out on all departments but its camera features are one of its strongest points. At the back, it is equipped with a quad camera setup, which is made up of a 48MP f/1.7 main shooter, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP portrait lens and a 2MP depth sensor. It is accompanied by an LED Flash in the C-shaped layout and it comes with HDR and Panorama.

A shot with the rear camera
A picture taken with the rear camera with HDR, the quality, the depth and the details in the picture is incredible

Shot taken with the ultrawide angle camera is very remarkable
2X Zoom shot with the rear camera
Shot taken at 5X Zoom

Shot taken at 10X Zoom
Night mode is also very good

Night Mode is effective and the detail is awesome

For selfies, the punch-hole cutout houses the 16MP F/2.0 aperture front camera. Let’s take a look at some of the picture samples below.

Portrait selfie with the front camera
A regular selfie with the front camera

For videos, both cameras are equally good. The rear camera is equipped with Electronic Image Stabilization and it shoots 4k videos at 30fps, you can go slow-mo with 1080p at 120fps, that’s very impressive. The front camera also shoots 1080p videos at 30fps.

Battery Life

OPPO A92 comes with a 5,000mAh battery and it is powered through a USB-C port, which supports 18W fast charge. The battery takes like 2hrs to charge fully from 0 – 100% but you could go 2days without charging it because it lasts very long.

Verdict

This is a smartphone that is well balanced in all departments; it has a good rear camera and a strong battery life. It ticks all the boxes and there are only few shortcomings, which is negligible. If you are looking for a good smartphone to buy in the market, you should go for this.

The A92 is available for (8GB+128GB) – N109,900 at accredited dealership and e-commerce platforms nationwide.

Visit https://www.oppo.com/ng/ for more information.

Posted by Biodun

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