Oppo recently launched the A5s in India at a price of Rs. 9,990, pitting it against some of the best value-for-money smartphones in the market including the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (Review) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (Review). The Oppo A5s is powered by the new MediaTek Helio P35 SoC along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone also packs in a big 4230mAh battery that should help it outlast the competition. Is the Oppo A5s worth considering for its asking price, or should you take a look at alternatives? We put it to the test to find out.
Oppo A5s design
The Oppo A5s is light and has a plastic body. The first thing that will grab your attention is the big 6.2-inch display with its waterdrop notch. It has thin bezels on the sides but the bottom chin is comparatively thicker. The earpiece is placed right above the waterdrop notch and it has been moved towards the frame of the smartphone to maximise space for the display.
The back panel of the device is made out of glossy plastic and is a fingerprint magnet, but you also get a clear case in the box that you can use. Oppo offers the A5s in two solid colours, black and red. The frame of the Oppo A5s is rounded which makes it comfortable to hold.
The power button is on the right side of the device and is well positioned. The volume buttons are on the left and are also within reach. All three buttons offer good feedback, so you won’t be second-guessing any input.