The OPPO A95 is the latest A-series smartphone that looks very OPPO Reno6 design. Matter of fact, the OPPO A95 was named OPPO Reno6 Lite on my review unit.
Let’s see this RM 1,099 what it has to offer and whether it’s worth the money?
OPPO A95 – Specifications
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Octa-core, 11nm Processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU
- 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display, 2,400 x 1,080
- 8GB of RAM + 5GB RAM Expansion
- 128GB Internal Storage
- Rear Camera: 48MP f/1.7 + 2MP f/2.4 + 2MP f/2.4
- Front Camera: 16MP f/2.4
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0
- 5,000 mAh Battery @ 33W Fast Charging
- ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11
- 160.3 x 73.8 x 7.95 (mm) @ 175g
OPPO A95 – Unboxing
The review unit that I received didn’t come with a box and do expect the usual package such as the phone, charger, USB cable, some documents and a transparent TPU case.
OPPO A95 – Design
I did review both the OPPO Reno6 Z and OPPO Reno6 a couple of weeks ago and I would say the DNA and build are very close. The everchanging colour matte finish on the back is my favourite with almost no fingerprint and smooth curvature that made holding a delight.
On the right-hand side, you will find the power button, while the left volume rocker and a SIM tray which hold 2 SIM cards and a microSD card if you need extra storage on top of the 128GB.
Moving down to the bottom, there are a 3.5mm combo audio port, microphone, USB-C and a single down-firing speaker.
Protruded triple rear camera set up’s bump on the back with a LED flash.
OPPO A95 – Screen
The OPPO A95 comes with a decent display size at 6.43-inch and uses a more premium AMOLED screen instead of IPS with they typical resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 with a 60Hz refresh rate. It even has an in-display fingerprint scanner but is positioned awkwardly low.
The colour reproduction is not bad and has a high 800 nits peak brightness. Movie streaming is pretty good with Widevine L1 but without HDR capabilities. Too bad it only has a single down-firing speaker that minus some points in the entertainment experience.
OPPO A95 – Camera
OPPO axed the ultrawide and keep the “IMHO” negligible depth sensor and low-quality macro lens. On the other hand, the 48-megapixels main camera is decent with a wide aperture. Can see some Bokeh background when shooting in a close-up object. The photos look sharp and vibrant in well-lit environments but a little washed out in low-light but it isn’t that bad. The camera AI scene optimizer did push the images to look better and ready to share it on social media.
Check out some photos taken with the OPPO A95
Do take note, the OPPO A95 is only capable to record videos in Full HD at 30fps with no OIS or EIS.
OPPO A95 – Performance
Coming to performance, I’m pretty disappointed such beautiful looking phone is powered by a rather old Snapdragon 662. Don’t get me wrong, the SD662 is performed alright for everyday use but when coming to a high demanding processor or graphic needs, it struggled. It still can play most of the games albeit at the lowest graphics settings.
But when come to day-to-day use like social media, movie or video streaming and camera task, I didn’t encounter any problem. This is thanks to the generous 8GB of RAM size and RAM Expansion up to 5GB when needed.
OPPO A95 – Battery
The 5,000 mAh battery offers around 5 hours of screen-on-time which can easily last a full day with a single charge. The provided OPPO 33W FlashCharge can top up 50% in just 30 minutes which is great for an entry-level smartphone.
OPPO A95 – ColorOS 11.1
So far, I had a pretty good experience with ColorOS that looks clean and highly customizable without much bloatware. The bloatware can be uninstalled if they bother you.
Where to buy
- Shopee Malaysia (OPPO Offical Store)
- Lazada Malaysia (OPPO Flagship Store)
- Priceshop (Best Deals Comparison)
OPPO A95 Review
Personally, the OPPO A95 is a beautiful phone that’s well designed and has a great display but for the price of RM 1,099, it’s pretty hard to swallow. Looking at this price, there are many options out there with a lot newer and more power-efficient SoC but it may not be as good looking as the A95. It could be a great Christmas, birthday or anniversary present to your wife or girlfriend, they would find it pretty.