The Oppo A72 does not exactly mimic its ancestor A71. It receives a much-needed upgrade from the A71 and is deemed to lie in the mid-range price segment. The construction and design have experienced a forward leap with a thin-bezel display and a punch-hole selfie camera with a 3D Quad-Curve Design as mentioned by Oppo.  The big 6.5 inches display comes with an overall bodyweight of 192 grams making it slightly bulky for a mid-range spec phone.

The phone’s camera module has incorporated the popular quad-core arrangement with all the sensors that you won’t expect from a mid-range offering. The primary rear camera is of 48 megapixels along with 8, 2, and 2 megapixels of wide-angle, telephoto, and macro sensors. While the offering seems generous, the DxO mark score will truly determine its efficacy in the coming months.

The camera is AI-powered which will hide any shortcomings encountered while image capture with vivid renderings that tend to seem doctored if scouted by a keen eye. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset which guarantees superior performance than other similar ARM-based processors. The RAM capacity starts from 4Gigs and is capped at 8gigs for now.

Pros / GOOD

  • In-vogue punch-hole design
  • Powerful 5000mah battery
  • 16megapixels AI-enhanced selfie camera
  • An acceptable rear quad-camera array
  • FHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixel display

Cons / BAD

  • Snapdragon 665 chipset is not the best choice in this price bracket
  • RAM capacity is low as far as the segment is concerned
  • The UFS2.1 storage is sluggish
  • Color OS is marred with bloatware
  • The screen can attain a brightness of up to 480nits only

Oppo A72 Specification

Oppo A72 Specification

SUMMARY
Performance Snapdragon 665
Storage 128 GB
Camera 48+8+2+2 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Display 6.5″ (16.51 cm)
Ram 4 GB
Launch Date In India June 18, 2020 (Expected)
KEY SPECS
Front Camera 16 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Display 6.5 inches
Ram 4 GB
Rear Camera 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
SPECIAL FEATURES
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor Position Side
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
GENERAL
Quick Charging Yes
Operating System Android v10 (Q)
Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Model A72
Launch Date June 18, 2020 (Expected)
Custom Ui ColorOS
Brand OPPO
Sim Size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Loudspeaker Yes
PERFORMANCE
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Graphics Adreno 610
Processor Octa core (2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Architecture 64 bit
Ram 4 GB
DISPLAY
Display Type IPS LCD
Bezelless Display Yes with punch-hole display
Screen Size 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Pixel Density 405 ppi
STORAGE
Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 256 GB
CAMERA
Camera Setup Single
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution 8000 x 6000 Pixels
Autofocus Yes
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 16 MP Primary Camera
Flash Yes LED Flash
BATTERY
User Replaceable No
Type Li-ion
Quick Charging Yes Fast
Usb Typec Yes
Capacity 5000 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wifi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
Volte Yes
Usb Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Gps Yes with A-GPS
Sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

 

Conclusion – Should you Buy or Not?

Summing it up, the phone does bring a new touch and feel with it. The specs could have been better but that is compensated by a good battery capacity which lasts up to 12 hours on normal use. The Color OS supports the intricacies of Android 10 but limits its performance because of the unnecessary, non-removable bloatware that comes with it. The phone supports fast charging via a type-c USB port and comes with an 18-watt fast charger. The phone has positioned the fingerprint senior side making it accessible while holding the phone. The Oppo A72 is recommended for everyday usage with light gaming hours to ensure viability.