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OPPO A93 Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

OPPO A93 Review: OPPO A93 keeps things simple with a flat screen and the OLED display is excellent and undeniably cool.

This is by far the slimmest device have used this year. And I can rightly say the sleekness of the phone contributes to it’s selling point. This phone is also light weighted. Weighing just 164g.

And I must praise the under-display fingerprint scanner performance. When in the dark, the display of the smartphone illuminates the fingerprint area in White. Which thus makes it easier to detect the fingerprint scanner on the screen.

The OPPO A93 is sold for N126,000 which is approximately $330. And although it is a cool mid-range device, it is however overly priced. Below are the quick specs of the OPPO A93:

  • 6.43′ – AMOLED touchscreen
  • 1080 x 2400 resolution
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB ROM
  • Android 10 | ColorOS 7.2
  • 48MP Quad Rear cameras
  • 16 + 2MP Selfie
  • MediaTek Helio P95
  • 4000mAh (18W USB type-C)

OPPO A93 Review: The Good

The good is simply the reason why you should consider buying the phone. We’ve already pointed out earlier on how sleek and light weighted the smartphone is. But more impressive too is the AMOLED display. The quality is by far better than IPS LCD display. There is also 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM.

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6.4-inch Amoled

Built wise, the OPPO A93 is alluring. It has a polycarbonate back and a glass front. The one with us in the studio is magic blue color and it radiates different hue depending on the angle of light reflection.

The phones back is curved enough to provide comfortable grip. And because of its shoot-out rear camera module, when placed on flat surface, the phone woobles on it. While on the display, there is a dual cut out punch hole rectangular notch. Which when placed side by side with other dual punch hole smartphones, the OPPO A93 is as small as possible. The bezels look impressively thin as well.

Another reason for one to consider buying the OPPO A93 is because of its cameras. The camera quality is really good for a mid-range of its kind. The 16+2MP dual selfie cameras works fine. The main shot is crisp and the bokeh effects are excellent as well. But the front camera can’t record video in 4K.

While the rear cameras consist of 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP lens each for depth fields. The daylight sample of the main cameras are excellent. I’m impressed with the dynamic range as the highlight and shadow of the images are not too exposed neither are they overly saturated. You can record 4K with the rear cameras + there is also a night mode feature.

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On the software segment, the smartphone runs Android 10 on top OPPO’s ColorOS 7.2 skin software out of the box. The software is smooth and easy to sail through. There is an Always-On-Display feature. The Phone’s speaker is loud and the quality is great as well.

This smartphone packs a 4000mAh battery capacity. Which when charged with the 18W follow come charger, you can get 45% in 30mins. And if fully charged to 100%, you will have 12 hours screen on time usage. The OPPO A93 can provide upto two days of battery endurance with normal usage. Pretty impressive.

OPPO A93 Review: The Bad

The bad is really not the worst. It is just certain areas where OPPO could have done better. And what comes to mind first, is the processor that powers the OPPO A93. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P95.

That chipset is a typical mid-range processor with an octa-core CPU. But, it is not set out for heavy graphics. For example, the MediaTek Helio G90T chip found in Tecno Camon 16 Premier, is better and more reliable than the Helio P95. Simply put, the OPPO A93 wasn’t made for gamer or heavy intensive usage. As it does easily gets hot. OPPO instead should have used the Helio G90T chip.

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And let’s get back to the camera of the OPPO A93. I’ll just point something out real quick. According to OPPO, the A93 is capable of a 10x digital zoom. Well, the digital zoom is available but the quality isn’t it. The 1x zoom and 2x zoom are cool but the 5x zoom and 10x zoom are in shambles. Nevertheless, it’s still a cool mid-range camera smartphone.


Yes, welcome to the worst side of the smartphone. The real ugly side of the smartphone is the price. N126,000 for a smartphone powered by MediaTek Helio P95. No way! That’s too much.

Other smartphones such as Tecno Camon 16 Premier and Infinix Zero 8 offer good value for money. Besides they are even powered by MediaTek Helio G90T chip which is better and more reliable. And yes, they are cheaper too.

But overall, if you don’t mind the high cost, the OPPO A93 is a great camera smartphone with great display and design as well.






2 responses to “OPPO A93 Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

  1. Zimri Avatar

    Yeah. Good review.

    THE BAD: the phone is powered** please check the paragraph again

    1. Firstayo Avatar

      Hi Zimri

      Thanks for the correction. Its checked and corrected

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