OPPO A92 Unboxing and First Impressions Review: An Uncompromising Midrange Smartphone

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OPPO A92

OPPO recently launched their midrange device the OPPO A92 alongside the OPPO Enco W31 – the company’s wireless earphones. We’ve had them for a while now so here are our first impressions.

But before we delve in, here’s what you get in the box:

  • The phone itself
  • A screen protector
  • An 18W power brick
  • Type-C cable
  • A clear silicone back cover
  • A sim ejector tool
  • A pair of wired earphones(the OPPO Enco W31 wireless earphones have to be bought separately.)
  • A user manual
  • Customer service card

Now Read: OPPO A92 Full Review: Ready to Rock

Design

The phone is visually stunning especially the Aurora Purple model. you can get the phone in other colours such as Twilight Black and Stream White.


The back rocks the quad-camera setup at the top left and an OPPO logo sits at the bottom right.OPPO A92 back

Coming to the front is the 6.5″ LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and 405 PPI density. You get an aspect ratio of 20:9.

A 16MP punch-hole selfie camera interrupts the near-bezel-less display.

The top bezel also hosts the earpiece which also works a speaker completing the bottom flaring one.OPPO A92 display

On the right is the power button which is also the fingerprint sensor.OPPO A92 Fingerrpint sensor and power button

There’s a Type-C port at the bottom, a headphone jack, a mon-speaker grill and microphone.OPPO A92 Ports

On the left side is the volume rocker buttons and slot fo your Dual SIM cards and expandable storage.OPPO A92 Volume Buttons

The display is a visual treat both indoors and outdoors getting sufficiently bright when you’re out and about.

Viewing angle are pretty decent and you’ll enjoy watching videos or streaming movies or tv shows, lazily scrolling the web or checking your social media feeds.

Cameras

The OPPO A92 sports a quad rear setup that consists of a 48MP main camera(wide), 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. and 2MP monochrome.

A 16MP front-facing camera takes care of selfies.OPPO A92 Cameras

As is with OPPO, the phone delivers great shots, especially in good light. Expect amazing details, pretty good dynamic range and colours that pop.

There’s also night mode you can play around with apart from the regular shots, portraits and wide-angle shots.

Here are some samples[Click on the images to enlarge]:

Selfies and portraits

Regular Shots

You’ll notice that even regular shots shave that bokeh effect thanks to the large sensor.

Bokeh Shots

More regular vs Bokeh shots

Wide and Ultra-wide

Software and Performance

Powering the OPPO A92 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. All these combined ensure excellent performance especially if you are a heavy multitasker like me. Fo light use, the phone’s performance is a breeze.

You can switch up to 9 apps without them refreshing in the background. Games are handled really well from PUBG to Asphalt 8.

You will never go wrong with this phone thanks to the general capable performance and lag-free gaming experience.

ColorOS 7 comes in baked in with Android 10. OPPO has really improved its custom user interface and I loved it – there’s a ton of customisation choices for you to play around with, the UI is more leaner with little bloatware which can be easily deleted and the neat animations.

ColorOS 7 is slowly becoming my favourite UI and it has not disappointed.

It’s worth noting that the OPPO A92 supports 4G VoLTE including Faiba’s network.

Battery Life

Battery life is great on the OPPO A92. It rocks a 5000mAh battery that supports fast 18W fast charging through the type-C port at the bottom.

In 30 minutes you can get to 45% from empty and in an hour to over 61%. 30 minutes later you are good to go as it is fully charged.

With battery this huge, you won’t need to have anxiety over the battery percentage ever again.

It would have been even great to include OPPO’s 30W VOOC fast charging.

Conclusion

The OPPO A92 is a great phone for Ksh 30,000. It ticks off all the premium features such as camera performance, display, overall performance, great battery life and a nice design.

Stay tuned for our full review coming out very soon.

Quick Thoughts on the OPPO W31 Wireless Earphones

The OPPO Enco W31 wireless earphones are a nice addition. They are OPPO’s true wireless earphones that feature IP64 water and dust resistance.

The earphones have a nice build quality and premium-feeling design to them, we got ours in black but you can choose to get ones in white.OPPO Enco W31 Wireless Earphones

In the charging case, there’s a slot for both earphones, a function key for pairing and led light. The earphones work on iOS, other android phones and laptops too.

They fit really well in the ear and the stem of the earphone have a couple of features built right in. They come with touch controls that come in handy during media playback. Double tapping on the right earphone will play the next track. Double tapping on the left will switch audio effects between balance mode and bass mode which I really loved. You can also double-tap to answer or end a call and the call quality is clear thanks to the primary and secondary microphones on them. The earphones also feature noise cancelling.

OPPO Enco W31 Wireless Earphones Review: Incredible Audio Quality and Great Comfort

The earphones themselves last long on a single charge, I’ve been listening to them all day and popping them back in their case to charge up at the end of the day.

The case has battery indicators to know when it’s empty, half full or fully charged. There is no app but you can get information about the earphones battery levels when you check on the Bluetooth settings when they are connected. They can connect to two devices automatically if previously connected.


One thing worth noting is that when one earphone is removed, the media playing will take a pause even on different apps such as YouTube, Netflix or Spotify. When you plug them back, your media resumes paying.

So far, they are doing their job well and we’ll see how they held up in the long run.

Now Read: OPPO A92 Full Review: Ready to Rock


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