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OPPO A9 2020 Hands-On and First Impression: Made to Last

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OPPO A9 2020 Hands-on and First Impression

The OPPO A9 2020 is here and we have our hands-on and first impression ready for you!

Out of the box, the A9 2020 looks like the F11 Series. But once you flip it, the device seems like it’s Realme 3 on steroids. Available in Marine Green & Space Purple, the glossy finish on the back is still made out of plastic. At a distance, the color looks plain and simple. But once you move closer, there’s a subtle texture going on along with the iridescent “S” pattern. Also, there’s a capacitive fingerprint scanner situated below the main cameras.


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Going back to the front, the large display is using an IPS LCD panel with a 720p resolution. While that’s a bit low on today’s standards, the flip side is better battery life and easier task management. There’s a teardrop notch that’s common on a mid-range phone, but the size is noticeably smaller than the others. We also noticed that the chin bezel is a bit thicker than what we are used to. Last but not least is the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch protection.

Moving to the sides, the power button with a color accent sits alone on the near-middle right portion. While the triple-slot SIM tray and volume rocker are located on the left side. Down at the bottom find you the headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and a speaker grille. For those with smaller hands, it might be a bit of a task to reach the power button.

Now for the specs. The A9 2020 is powered by a Snapdragon 665. It’s coupled with a very generous 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Powering the handset is a huge 5000mAh battery. Although the chipset isn’t a powerhouse, the 720p display should be able to compensate.

Camera-wise, the selfie camera makes use of a 16MP sensor. While that’s enough for your selfies needs, there’s more than enough for your point-and-shoot photography. The quad-camera setup is commanded by a 48MP sensor. As per usual, there’s an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensors. But for the fourth sensor, it makes use of a 2MP mono lens. Which means photos should have better detail quality and color information.

The price of OPPO A9 2020 has yet to be revealed. We’ll have to wait for the company’s announcement. However, we’re doing a full review on the A9 2020 so stay tuned for that.

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OPPO A9 2020 specs, price, availability in the Philippines

  • Display: IPS LCD HD+ waterdrop notch, corning gorilla glass 3
  • Design: glossy plastic finish (back)
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB, expandable storage via microSD
  • Camera: 48MP + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth + 2MP mono
  • Selfie: 16MP
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 10W standard charging?
  • Security: rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • Connectivity: dual nano-SIM, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, audio jack, USB Type-C
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with Color OS 6
  • Colors: Marine Green & Space Purple
  • Price: TBA
  • Release: September 19, 2019, in the Philippines
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