The handset is made from plastic. It’s the good kind and doesn’t feel cheap. It’s a new release that came out in 2019.
Unfortunately, it’s not thin. The following are its dimensions, 163.6 mm x 75.6 mm x 9.1 mm and is heavy. Normally, we’re fans of heavy phones, as they feel premium. However, a lot of weight is not good when a handset is thick. The A9 is brick-like.
How much does it weigh? 195 grams.
There’s a microSD slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The ability to expand its storage is appreciated as it already comes with good storage options.
It comes with an IPS LCD display. It’s not very vibrant, but it’s a panel commonly seen in mobiles its price.
It’s bright and has a 480 max nit display. 500 is the gold standard, which it almost reaches – you’ll easily be able to use it outdoors.
It’s also big. Its screen stretches 6.5 inches across. If you have small hands, holding it might be hard.
It’s not the sharpest but it does alright. Its resolution is 720 x 1600 pixels.
There’s Gorilla Glass 3 on its front, so you won’t be able to scratch it easily.
Out of the box, it runs Android 9. Thankfully, you can upgrade it to Android 10. The OS is available through ColorOS 7.1. It comes with many themes. We’re fans.
What’s the chipset it houses? The mid-range Snapdragon 665. Although its processor is not snappy, its fingerprint sensor is – it’s housed on its rear. We would’ve loved it if it came with face unlock too. Unfortunately, Oppo decided to disappoint us.
Let’s talk about its storage and memory. You can pick it up with 128 GB of ROM. RAM-wise, 4 or 8 GB are available. As you can imagine, the 8 GB option would be faster. It’d also be more expensive.
There is a massive battery inside it. How do you feel about a 5000 mAh unit? As its battery is so big, its dimensions are thick. We think it was a fair trade-off. You can expect it to last around 2 days. You can prolong it longer with its battery-saving modes of course.
You’ll be using a USB-C port to charge it. To it, you’ll have to attach a regular 10 W charger.
Here’s the deal:
It takes a long time to charge. It’ll go from 0-100% in around 3 hours, so get a good book ready.
If it’s any consolation, there’s reverse charging. It’s a feature even more expensive phones don’t have.
How’s its primary camera? It takes shots that are more than decent. You’re getting a quad set-up on its rear. It consists of a 48 MP wide lens, an 8 MP ultrawide one, a 2 MP regular sensor, and a 2 MP depth one. They don’t perform as well in low-light, though. However, this is something almost all mobiles its price struggle with.
Its selfie camera consists of a 16 MP wide lens. It’ll keep you Instagram ready.
Finally, here’s what you came for, its price. You can pick the Oppo A9 up for around Rs.50,000 to 60,000 islandwide.
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