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Review of Oppo A15s

Oppo A15s is a good looking phone that is able to perform regular tasks. Although the camera quality isn't great, it's still acceptable. The battery life makes up for the lackluster processor. The storage support is also more than enough.

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Updated Nov 08, 2022

Editor’s Rating

3

Starting From

26,000.00/- PKR

What we don’t like

  • No Gorilla Glass protection
  • Not for heavy gaming
  • Fast charging support unavailable

Are you tired of having your phone dying on you in the middle of the day? Oppo A15s is the answer to your problems. It's a good smartphone for people who use their phone regularly. 

I tested the performance, battery, display, network, operating system and camera. It's great in some regards while not up to par in others.

It has a sleek look. While the camera quality isn't the best, it's still acceptable. The processor is low-end, but the battery makes up for that deficiency. Plus, there is sufficient storage support included.

Interested? Read on!

Design: Could Be Better

I found the design of the Oppo A15s good, but it could have been better. The build quality is not that great, as it is made of plastic. The phone is lightweight at only 177 grams, which is good. 

The display type is IPS LCD and it is quite large at 6.52 inches. 

However, the resolution could have been better at only 720 x 1600 pixels. Also, there is no Gorilla Glass protection to safeguard the phone from accidents.

Performance: Disappointment All-Round

I have to say that I'm not impressed with the performance of Oppo A15s.

The chipset is MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) whose performance is just average. Oppo A15s cannot handle most tasks without causing any issue. The PowerVR GE8320 GPU is also a major disappointment as I've been unable to play demanding games. Lags are common and overall, the phone feels snappy.

The ROM is only 128GB which could be better, but the RAM is 4GB which is actually very bad.

Battery Life: No Cause For Concern

The OPPO A15s sports a 4230mAh battery, which is quite average. However, it does not support fast charging, which is a bit of a downer. Nevertheless, the battery life is still decent. You can get through a full day of moderate usage with no problem.

Network/ Wireless: Fast And Accurate

I think that the OPPO A15s is a great phone for anyone who wants to stay connected. It has excellent compatibility with GSM, HSPA, and LTE networks, and it's able to achieve speeds of up to 42.2/5.76 Mbps on the HSPA network and LTE-A on the LTE network.

The WLAN is also very good, with 802.11 b/g/n support and Wi-Fi Direct hotspot capabilities. The Bluetooth is also very good, with 5.0 support and aptX codecs for high quality audio streaming. 

The GPS is also very good, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and BDS support for accurate positioning. Lastly, the USB is also very good, with micro-USB 2.0 and USB On-The-Go support for easy connectivity.

Software: Decent But Old

The Oppo A15s comes with Android 10, which is now outdated and obsolete. The phone also has ColorOS 7.2, which is a custom user interface from Oppo. It is not the latest version of Android, but it is still a decent operating system.

Camera: Dynamic Customization

According to me, Oppo A15s have quite decent camera features. This is due to the dynamic range of customization options available.

The OPPO A15s' triple rear camera setup is great for taking pictures and videos. The main camera is a 13 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture and 1/3.1" sensor size. It also has PDAF and can record 1080p videos at 30fps. 

There are also two 2 MP cameras for macro and depth sensing. The selfie camera is an 8 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and can record 1080p videos at 30fps as well. The phone also has LED flash, HDR, and panorama support.

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 A15s is a decent smartphone for normal daily use. It has a modern look and feel, and while there are some flaws, most can be overcome with future software updates. 

The camera quality is average, with somewhat poor front camera clicks, but the overall quality is still decent. The processor is low-end, but the battery is powerful and the storage support is sufficient.

If the phone has managed to catch your eye, I’d say go for it!

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 (4[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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3.0

Performance

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2.0

Battery

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3.0

Network

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4.0

Software

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3.0

Camera

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3.5