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Review of Oppo A15

Oppo A15 is a budget smartphone. It features a combination of both good and not-good specifications. The performance does not meet the standards of other phones. Even though there is no fast-charging option available, the camera features are quite good.

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Updated Nov 08, 2022

Editor’s Rating

3

Starting From

22,999.00/- PKR

What we don’t like

  • Extremely low memory and storage
  • Average chipset and GPU
  • 720p resolution

If you're looking for an affordable half-way decent phone, the Oppo A15 is worth considering. 

I tested the phone for its performance, battery, display, operating system and camera. The results were a mixed bag.

The smartphone has a laging performance. However, the camera features are satisfactory, even if it lacks good picture quality in low light.

Read on for the other features!

Design: Light And Bright

I really like the phone because of its lightness. It's easy to hold in one hand and doesn't weigh me down.

But it does not have any sort of glass protection. So the issue becomes that if by mistake the phone is dropped, the risk of the screen cracking is way too high.

Performance: Not Satisfied

I am very disappointed with the performance of Oppo A15.

The biggest issue I have with it is its chipset. It is simply not powerful enough for my needs and it really shows when I use demanding apps or games. The GPU is also very mediocre, which doesn't help matters.

Speaking of internal memory, it is completely unacceptable. Both the 32GB ROM and the 3GB RAM are nonfunctional for everyday use. They are not even on par with what the average budget smartphone has.

I would not recommend the Oppo A15 to anyone who is looking for a powerful smartphone. 

If you're just looking for a basic phone that can do the basics, then you might find this functional. But if you need something more powerful, you'll be better off looking elsewhere.

Battery Life: Long But Slow

The Oppo A15 battery offered me extended screen time on my smartphone. However, the lack of fast-charging was a major concern. For some users or prospective buyers, it may be a deal-breaker.

Software: Convenient

Quite mixed on the software performance. 

Android 10 is functional and smooth, there is not as much customization and personalization available as compared to Android 11 or Android 12.

However, the ColorOS 7.2 is packed with new navigation features that provide the most convenient experience possible. The UI is not too heavy. It actually looks quite good. 

I found features like split-screen multitasking and dark mode useful.

One thing I was disappointed to find out is that the phone does not have a fingerprint sensor. This is surprising given that even entry-level phones these days come with one. The Oppo A15 does have a face unlock feature, but it is not as secure as a fingerprint sensor.

Camera: Not Low-Light Friendly

The camera is nothing special, but it is not bad either. It is a triple camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera does a decent job in well-lit conditions but struggles in low light.  

FAST FACTS

Best For:
Photography and Long Usage

Battery:
Li-Ion 4230 mAh, non-removable

About the Brand:
Oppo is a leading tech company, manufacturing smartphones and accessories. It is considered one of the most premium brands.

Final Verdict

The Oppo A15 is a budget smartphone that falls short in key features.

The performance does not meet the standards of other phones in its price range. The camera cannot function in low light, which is also a demerit.

Last but not the least, no fast-charging option is available. This is mandatory taking into account the recent demands of a smartphone.

If you're looking for a cheap phone that is half-way decent, the Oppo A15 is worth considering. But if you want a phone with top-of-the-line specs, you'll be disappointed. 

Thanks for reading!

Specification

Dimensions 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.8 mm
Weight 203 g
Build Glass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), aluminum frame
Protection IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins), Ceramic Shield glass
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and eSIM) or Dual eSIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Display Type Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
Screen Size 6.7 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
Operating System iOS 16, upgradable to iOS 16.0.3
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Hexa-core (2x3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4x1.82 GHz Blizzard)
GPU Apple GPU (5-core graphics)
Memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM
Rear Camera Dual, 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS, 12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
Front Camera Single 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF
Camera Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama) [email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode ([email protected]), stereo sound rec.
Sound Loudspeaker with stereo sound
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
Battery Li-Ion 4323 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised), USB Power Delivery 2.0, MagSafe fast wireless charging 15W, Qi wireless charging 7.5W
Colors Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, Red

At A Glance

Design

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3.5

Performance

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3.0

Battery

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3.0

Software

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3.0

Camera

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3.0