Pricing and Availability
The OPPO A92 is available in Kenya for Ksh 30,000. You can get it through Jumia and most other retail outlets in the country. With the launch of the OPPO A92, the company also launched the Enco W31 earphones that are available separately at Ksh 7,999. There is a special offer on Jumia that offers those who buy the A92 and W31 earphones bundles up at a reduced price.
The OPPO A92 in Kenya is available in 8GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration. It is available in three colour options of Twilight Black, Stream White and Aurora Purple. For this review unit that has been provided by OPPO, I have the twilight black version that I am going to share my thoughts on.
What’s in The box
- The OPPO A92
- USB-C cable/charger
- 18-watt wall adapter
- SIM ejector tool
- Silicone case
- Warranty card
- User Guide
Since OPPO made a foray into the Nigerian market in 2019, there has been an influx of quality smartphones to the Nigerian smartphone market. OPPO has launched a couple of quality devices since then, OPPO A92 is another one which brings a lot of value for the price it goes for.
The A92 sits between the Reno series in terms of power and the A-series in terms affordability making it the smartphone of choice for young, internet-savvy Nigerians who needs a powerful device capable of delivering their daily needs.
I have had the pleasure of having the OPPO A92 with me for a couple of weeks and I will be sharing my thoughts concerning the device.
The Design and Build Quality
I started using the OPPO A92 right after using the Reno 3 and the differences are clear in terms of design and build. The A92 feels bigger and wider but it has very thin bezels that make it the perfect size.
The black version is subtle and will rarely attract any attention. If you want some colour in your life, the other available options are honestly better at that. The one I have is still good with a glossy finish that appears to have a grey-ish tint to it and not just a boring black colour.
At the back is also where we have the rectangular camera module. This is something we have been seeing a lot in 2020. The main camera is a 48MP sensor with an 8MP and two 2MP sensors accompanying it. The camera bump is there and expect it to wobble a little when the phone is paced on a flat surface.
OPPO A92 Display
In terms of display, OPPO A92 comes with a large 6.5” FHD+ display with a 1080P resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to its Neo-Display tech, the display is crisp enough and doesn’t consume a lot of battery.
In terms of brightness, you it could go as bright as 480 nits which is good enough to see your screen even in bright sunlight. In terms of the screen’s refresh rate, you get the standard 60Hz which is more than enough to give you a smooth transition for whatever task you are preforming.
To reduce constraint on the eye at night, the device comes with an Eye Care mode which you can toggle on. The brightness is adapted in such in a way that it doesn’t affect the eyes.
OPPO A92 Hardware and Performance
The OPPO A92 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset, it comes with an 8G RAM size and a 128GB internal memory. In terms of CPU performance, the benchmark score of the OPPO A92 is very decent. When tested at Geekbench, the single-core scores 309, while the multi-core gets 1,361.
The OPPO A92 comes with a 6.5 inch display that gets a decent resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. There is a punch-hole cutout at the top left section of the display. Besides that, the display looks quite good with very thin bezels.
The display itself is really good. It offers excellent viewing angles and the colour reproduction is equally as good. It does warrant the Ksh 30,000 price tag if you ask me. It is big enough for any kind of use you may have in mind. For those into streaming, this display will not disappoint, it does offer a good experience and couple that with the speaker setting, the experience is satisfying.
Software and Performance
The OPPO A92 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor that has been configured with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of RAM. The phone is running on Android 10 with ColorOS 7.1 on top. ColorOS adds a few customization options to this phone and some of them can be useful depending on how you end up using this phone.
OPPO A92 Camera
From the design of the phone, you know it’s a camera-centric one. The device is equipped with four cameras in a C-shaped cutout at the back.
The camera is made up of a 48MP main shooter which has an ½” sensor and f/1.7 aperture; an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens which has a ¼” sensor and a 119.1 degree field of view; 2MP portrait lens which has a 1/5” sensor; and a 2MP mono lens with 1/5” sensor.
It comes with an LED Flash and comes with features like HDR and Panorama. For videos, it shoots 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p at 30/120fps and it comes with gyro-EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) to for video stability
For selfies, the punch-hole cutout houses 16MP front camera which comes with an f/2.0 aperture. It features AI Beautification, HDR and it shoots 1080p videos at 30fps.
The OPPO A92 is a nice addition to the company’s line up for 2020. It does have a modern design, decent cameras, stable performance and huge battery that should satisfy most people. OPPO should have included a much better processor on this phone as I feel like the Snapdragon 665 is not the right fit. It works fine but if this phone is to stay relevant for the next 12 months, a different processor could have made it perfect.