Lately, OPPO has been releasing some really awesome phones, And at $299 the new OPPO A5 2020 is no contrast to this, For the money you are getting some really awesome features packed into a beautiful device! If you haven’t realised already, Today I will be reviewing the OPPO A5 2020.

Big thanks to OPPO for sending this out for review!

What’s in the Box?

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Included in the box is the A5 2020 itself, a really nice rubber phone case, sim card ejector, USB-C charging cable, USB Power adapter, a set of earphones and some documentation.

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I really like the fact that OPPO includes a really high quality phone case in the box, this means that your phone can be protected from the minute you take it out of the box!

Design and Features

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The design of the OPPO A5 2020 is a lot like the Reno 5G that I reviewed last year, you can read that here, The back is made of glass with a beautiful bluey green colour, depending on the light it will shine a different colour. Also on the back is a rear mounted fingerprint sensor below the camera bump, it is a little small but is still pretty accurate, the camera bump also isn’t too noticeable, especially with the case on it.

One little complaint about the back is that the glass is a huge fingerprint and dust magnet, so keeping the included case on or getting a 3rd party case is highly recommended.

The A5 2020 comes with a pre applied to protect the 6.5” 720×1600 Gorilla Glass 3 display from any scratches or dirt. For the A5 2020, OPPO has gone with the water drop design for the front facing camera which means it doesn’t take up too much room and you still have access to all your info like battery level and mobile service.

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On the left side of the phone is where you’ll find the sim card tray which will hold a Nano Sim and Micro SD card up to 256gb and On the right is the power button. The OPPO also uses the USB-C standard for charging and includes a fast charger so charging doesn’t take long at all.

Another awesome thing to see on a phone these days is a headphone jack! Yes, the OPPO A5 2020 has a headphone jack.


  • Ultra Wide Quad Camera with Ultra Night Mode 2.0
  • 5000mAh Ultra Battery with Reverse Charging Capability
  • Dolby Atmos and Dual Stereo Speakers
  • Snapdragon 665 with Game Boost 2.0
  • 6.5’’ New Waterdrop Sunlight Screen with 3D Aesthetics Design

Tech Specs

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The OPPO A5 2020 comes with 4GB of RAM, this is plenty enough for Android 9.0 (Colour OS 6) With 4GB of RAM you are easily able to switch between apps to multitask and have apps open in the background while doing things like web browsing and consuming media.


It’s 2020, more people are concerned about how the camera performs on a smartphone than anything else. The OPPO A5 2020 has 4 rear cameras: 12 Megapixels (f/1.8), 8 Megapixels (f/2.25), 2 Megapixels (f/2.4), 2 Megapixels (f/2.4) and a 16MP front camera. And for only being a $299 Phone it takes some pretty good pictures. Bare in mind I’m a pretty amateur photographer.

Well what about video? The OPPO A5 2020 is able to take video at 720p all the way to 4K @30FPS! Remember, $299 Phone!


This is one of the big selling points for the A5 2020, it has a whopping 5000mAh battery! Which means once you charge it, it will last you the whole day and more if you are only lightly using it! 


A lot more phones are becoming Dolby Atmos certified, and luckily the A5 2020 is one of those. It has pretty good sounding stereo speakers that go pretty damn loud. Watching movies and videos gives you clear, crisp audio. Using the phone handsfree while driving also works pretty well and makes your voice clear without any muffling or crackling.

Overall Performance

Remember, This is only a $299 phone. You’re not going to have blazing fast performance like on the high end OPPO’s and Samsung’s. But the performance on the OPPO A5 2020 is still quite good, things do take an extra couple of seconds to load and you won’t have the utmost best gaming experience; But for only $299 you’re getting quite a good bit of performance out of the A5 2020.


The OPPO A5 2020 is a really, really good phone for the price. You get great performance, a great camera, great features and a great looking device! You really can’t ask for anything better at this price point. 

The OPPO A5 2020 is available exclusively from Telstra for $299

Read my Latest Review!

Disclosure: The OPPO A5 2020 review sample was supplied for reviewing but all opinions are of my own and not paid.

OPPO A5 2020 Review
  • Design
  • Features
  • Performance
  • User Friendly
  • Value for Money


The OPPO A5 2020 is a really, really good phone for the price. You get great performance, a great camera, great features and a great looking device! You really can’t ask for anything better at this price point.