In the face of strong competition from Samsung and other compatriots in the mid-range segment, OPPO has recently added products at this price range, as well as bringing high-end features. down to not be ‘inferior’. OPPO A52 and A92 are the latest 2 members in this collection, featuring 4 rear cameras, trendy ‘O’ screen similar to flagship Find X2 or big battery.
What will these features actually use? We will learn together by ‘peeling off’, evaluating the unit OPPO A92 – ‘big brother’ is more expensive and stronger about features in this duo.
Accessories included in the OPPO A92 box include a transparent back cover, 3.5mm headphone, charging dock and USB Type-C charger cord.
Machine has 2 color versions are black and white that we have here. This color is a combination of white and light blue, and when tilted it becomes an orange color. I personally prefer this color scheme, not too flashy, more elegant and polite.
The back of the device is made of plastic rather than glass but also quite solid, accompanied by a fingerprint that sticks up not visible.
The camera cluster is moved to the left corner, arranged in a rectangle that is right with the ‘trend’ of 2020.
We have 4 rear cameras including 48 MP f / 1.7 main camera, 8MP wide-angle camera, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP black-and-white camera.
Although there is no zoom camera, OPPO still allows users to zoom A92 to 2x, 5x and 10x. In fact, the best image quality is in the range of 1 – 2x, because when the 5x level, the sensor did not respond and the phenomenon of blur, blur.
As usual, the ultra wide-angle camera will be the lowest quality camera in the shooting system of OPPO A92. This camera needs a lot of light, otherwise it will be ‘dirty’ due to noise reduction algorithm, so people should avoid wide-angle photography indoors, so ‘save’ when shooting outdoor architecture is best. .
Compare 12MP image quality (left) and 48MP (right)
The main camera has a resolution of 48MP, but in normal mode will produce 12MP photos (4000 x 3000). Test shot in both modes, I do not see too much difference in sharpness, just a 48MP image of the borders on the window frame a bit more recognizable only. The point here is the ability to reproduce colors and HDR, or the shutter speed is not worse in 48MP mode, so those who want high-resolution photos can always turn 48MP!
The main camera image of OPPO A92 is for bold colors, especially green
In the software we have an additional set of color filters, including this color I like because it looks quite ‘nostalgic’
In dark conditions, A92 will also have Night Mode mode to open the shutter longer, acquiring more light from it to avoid noise and blur in the image. In practical use, the A92 will try to save the dark, underexposed areas and be ready for the overexposed areas such as the light to burn, those who do not want this to happen, they can re-measure by hand.
Add some other pictures taken from OPPO A92:
Back to the design details, the left side of the machine is the volume control buttons, also painted light blue in harmony with the back and edge edges.
And this is the power button with integrated capacitive fingerprint sensor. As mentioned many times, the physical fingerprint sensor though does not feel as modern as the sensor placed in the screen, but has a very fast unlocking speed and no “ sliding ” opening times, according to the company. publication only takes 0.28 seconds.
Just press your hand and we have access to the device!
The bottom edge of the device has a full USB Type-C charging port with an 18W capacity (shared with QuickCharge charging dock, not the proprietary VOOC charger found in OPPO devices), a bottom edge speaker and a 3.5mm music port. There are two interesting points here, the first is the charging port that is capable of sharing power to other smartphones or accessories via the USB OTG feature.
The second is the speaker on the A92 is a dual speaker, when playing music, watching videos, watching movies, the bottom speaker will combine with the speaker to form a stereo system with high volume, instead of just having one speaker below it. other mid-range models, just by touching the palm of the hand will lose all the sound. This is a very commendable point on the A92 that is ‘borrowed’ from the high-end models, greatly improving the audio experience.
The speaker is also used as a speaker for playing music and watching movies with the bottom speaker
Talking about the speaker, we always move to the front. The screen of OPPO A92 is large 6.5 inch LCD screen, FullHD + resolution and has a hole to place the 16MP selfie camera that it calls the ‘O-dot screen’.
Front camera is located in the left hand corner, in addition to selfie is also to turn on the machine. The speed of turning on by face recognition is very fast, but only useful for those who use the turn-on-pick-up feature, but I find using the fingerprint sensor is still faster.
The screen has an ‘O dot’ to set the selfie camera
Try the speed of opening the device by face
The screen of OPPO A92 can be called enough, when only the LCD panel is used, not upgraded to AMOLED, nor the refresh rate as high as rivals from Realme, namely Realme 6. By default, the screen also tilts towards blue, but fortunately we can easily adjust it in the software.
Also because it is not an AMOLED panel, we lack a feature that is always on screen (Screen-off clock) on Reno3 and Reno3 Pro series. Perhaps in return for users, OPPO has also provided a certificate for A92 to be able to play FullHD movies on Netflix, instead of going to SD as other mid-range devices. Anyway, we are looking forward to OPPO having the screen upgrades for their next OPPO A series.
Operational control of OPPO A92 is 8-core Snapdragon 665 chip, supported by 8GB of RAM (difference with A52 with only 6GB of RAM) and 128GB of internal memory (expandable by separate micro SD memory card with 2 slots). SIM). Snapdragon 665 also has to admit that it is no longer the best mid-range processor today, that title belongs to 720G, 730G or Helio G90T.
Performance score of Snapdragon 665 in OPPO A92
For comparison, this is the performance of Snapdragon 720G
Performance of the device is quite good, only lag in the beginning when the machine has to install many applications, but after stability, it no longer occurs. Regarding gaming, I have tried with Lien Quan Mobile Game, the machine can play ‘smooth’ at 60fps, HD screen and Medium graphics, if moved to the highest graphics level, it will not hold get a steady 60fps.
The OPPO A92 5000mAh battery reached more than 14 hours on PC Mark test
The highlight of the configuration of A92 is the battery capacity up to 5000mAh. The combination of ‘enough’ configuration, a large battery and the very tight battery saving capability of ColorOS 7, the A92’s usage time is very good.
Here we understand why OPPO is confident to allow users to ‘reverse charge’ from A92 to other models, simply because the machine is too ‘buffalo’ to use in one day, it can not use energy. to ‘salvage’ other technology devices!
Worth buying or not?
Instead of enhancing a single feature, OPPO chose to upgrade all the features on the A92, so we have a fairly comprehensive and uniform smartphone. Currently, there are quite a lot of hard competitors in the price range of around VND 6 million, such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S with a larger screen and a 720G chip (although there is only 6GB of RAM), or Realme 6 with 90Hz screen and camera up to 64MP. A92 will ‘score’ thanks to the dual speaker system, something no mid-range machine has at all.
The A92 can still be considered a ‘safe’ option, but the company will also need to upgrade the configuration as well as the screen to be able to ‘balance’ better at a mid-range price, a segment that is There is very strong competition.