[REVIEW] OPPO A91 – It’s a Great Upper Midrange if in 2019

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OPPO A91 is OPPO’s latest A-series that categorized in mid-range smartphone.

OPPO A91 Box

Let’s begin with an unboxing and first impression video that I made earlier about the device.

OPPO A91 Specification

  • MediaTek Helio P70
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 6.44-inch AMOLED Full HD+ Display with an In-display Fingerprint Scanner
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 Onboard Storage
  • 16-megapixels “Dewdrop” Notch Front Camera
  • Quad Rear Camera Setup; 48-megapixels f1.8, 8-megapixels Ultra-wide-angle, 2-megapixels B/W sensor and 2-megapixels Depth Sensor
  • Dual-SIM with Dedicated microSD Card Slot
  • 4,025 mAh Battery and Supports VOOC 3.0 at 20W via USB Type-C
  • ColorOS 6.1 based Android 9 Pie
  • MSRP RM 999

Design & Display

The OPPO A91 uses AMOLED display technology that now has become a norm for the upper mid-range smartphone. It has a Full HD+ resolution display and features a “Waterdrop” notch for its selfie camera.

OPPO A91 Display

The OPPO A91 has a 91% screen-to-body-ratio with a dewdrop notch. It has a high-gloss rear plastic finishing that resembles a glass.

OPPO A91 Rear Glass

On the right side is the power button and on the opposite side are the volume rockers as well as triple card slot for SIM and microSD card.

OPPO A91 Triple Slot Tray

At the bottom, you will find USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack, speaker and a microphone hole. There are physical fingerprint scanner instead it features an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The overall design is pretty premium and sleek with a thickness under 8 mm only. OPPO Malaysia is offered two colours options; Lightening Black and Unicorn White.

Camera

OPPO A91 Quad Camera

It equipped with quad-rear camera setup with a main sensor of 48-megapixels, an 8-megapixels ultra-wide-angle and two 2-megapixels black and white data sensor and a depth sensor.

OPPO A91 Waterdrop Notch

The front selfie camera is a 16-megapixels f/2.0 aperture lens.

Here are some photos taken with the OPPO A91;

The overall camera performance are pretty decent and at some points the ColorOS’s A.I. tend to sharpen and boost-up the contrast. Maybe this is some what the end-user want to see.

Performance & Software

This is a quite disappointment where the MediaTek Helio P70 is rather old at this pint of time.

Here are some benchmark score result

The OPPO A91 is running on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie. Hope that the more clean and fluid ColorOS 7.0 to release onto the OPPO A91.

Battery & VOOC Flash Charge 3.0

It packed with a decent size of 4,025 mAh battery and supports the new 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0. This is a huge improvement to features on a mid-range device.

The battery life of the device is just average and can deliver around 4 to 5 hours of screen on time.

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OPPO A91 Review
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  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Value
3.9

Verdict

The OPPO A91 is a great mid-range a smartphone to recommend in 2019 but not 2020. It has a great AMOLED display, decent camera and fast charging speed. The only drawback is a little outdated chipset that uses on the device.

For the price of RM 999, there is a list of strong competitions out there. Unless you are into the design and camera, where gaming performance is not your priority.

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