Oppo A15S Review - S Upgrades Front Camera, RAM & Storage over A15 | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 23/12/2020 11:45 PM IST.
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Oppo on 16/12/2020 launched the Oppo A15S budget Smartphone in India priced at Rs.11,490.
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1. Battery [7.8/10]
Device comes with 4230 mAh Battery which supports 10W Charging. The battery life should be pretty great as it features,
  • Adequate battery size.
  • Efficient 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 10W charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: upto 6 hrs Avg.
Battery Life: upto 1.5 days Avg.

Note:- 1)Battery Life Stats give you better understanding of the screen on time and battery life which you can expect in real world.
2)Battery life depends on one's usage [light / medium / heavy], task [video watching / gaming / camera] & network [WiFi / 5G / 4G / 3G].
3)Based on one's usage, task & network above SOT & Battery Life will increase / decrease respectively. 

2. Display [7.4/10]
Device comes with 6.52 inch display which should offer very good quality as it features,
  • 60Hz IPS Panel
  • HD+ [1600 X 720 pixels] resolution.
  • 269 ppi sharpness.
  • 480 nits brightness.
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio.
  • 20:9 aspect ratio.
3. Performance [7.2/10]
Device comes with Mediatek Helio P35 SOC & runs Android 10 OS with custom ColorOS 7.2 interface on top. The overall performance should be very good as it features,
  • 4 ARM-Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.35 Ghz & 4 ARM-Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8 Ghz. 
  • PowerVR GE8320 680 Mhz GPU.
  • 12nm SOC fabrication process. 
  • 3GB RAM & 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage.
4. Camera [7/10]
Device comes with [3] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall The camera quality [image & video] should be pretty good in day & quite good in night as it features,
  • 13MP main [f/2.2 Aperture, wide lens, 1.12 micron pixel, 1/3.1 Sensor size, PDAF, HDR].
  • 2MP Macro [f/2.4 Aperture].
  • 2MP Depth [f/2.4 Aperture].
  • Video recording options include upto FHD [1080p@30fps].
  • 8MP front [f/2.0 Aperture, wide lens, HDR].
5. Features [6.7/10]
The device comes with pretty good features which include
  • Important sensors [Fingerprint].
  • Connectivity options [Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE, SBC, AAC, LDAC), Micro USB port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & BDS), dual SIM (dual nano SIM) & dedicated micro SD card slot].
  • Audio features [Single speakers & 3.5mm headphone jack].
6. Form Factor [6.7/10]
  • Dimensions [164.0 x 75.4 x 7.9 mm] & Weight [177g].
  • Build [Glass front, Plastic back & frame].
7. Box ContentsOppo A15S [Device itself], Adapter, Micro USB cable, Protective Case, Guides / Paper work, Warranty card & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
Price [1] = INR 11,490.
Variants [1] = 4+64GB. 
Colors [2] = Dynamic Black & Fancy White.
Availability = Available from 22/10/2020 via Amazon = Shop Now

9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Pretty Great Battery Life   - No Type-C Port 
 + Very Good Display   - FHD+ Resolution Could be used 
 + Very Good Performance   - Slightly Better SOC Could be used 
 + Pretty Good Camera   - Slightly Better cameras could be used 
 + Pretty Good Features   - Slight Premium Pricing 

1. Product Rating = 7.13/10.
2. VFM Rating = 7/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating = 7.06/10.

Note:- 1)Product Rating is given based on all above individual factors.
2)VFM [Value For Money] Rating is given based on device price range.
3) GadgetGuruBN Rating is combination of 1 & 2.

10. Final Words
Q) What do i feel about Oppo A15S?
A) It's a very good smartphone at a pretty good price.
Q) So what do you think of the Oppo A15S?
A) Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking a smartphone with pretty great battery life and very good display for 11K budget than this smartphone might be good option for you but its rivals for the same price offer lot more value.

That's it for this one, I hope you found this review helpful to get better idea of what this smartphone is about. 
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