As one of the key players in the mobile phone industry, OPPO consistently releases robust smartphones to keep up its relevance. Among many others, the OPPO A5s and A1k are some of the devices unveiled by this OEM in 2019.
Both phones launched in April. The OPPO A5s is a decent smartphone that comes with a variety of impressive features. Starting from $125 (Rs.8,990/₦45,300), its highlights are reliable battery performance, great cameras, and relatively bigger storage.
The OPPO A1k is less expensive, has modest performance and ample battery backup. Its price starts from $111 (Rs.7,990/₦44,900).
The Major Specs of Both Smartphones
OPPO A5s Key Specs
- 6.2″ Display with S-IPS capacitive touchscreen,
- 1520 x 720-px resolution (271 PPI)
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35
- 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM
- Android 8.1 Oreo (ColorOS)
- 32GB/64GB built-in storage (supports up to 256GB via memory card)
- Dual 13MP + 2MP rear cam
- 8MP front cam
- 4230mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
- Face Unlock; 4G LTE
Oppo A1k Key Specs
- 6.1″ with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- 1560 x 720-px resolution (282 PPI)
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 CPU with 2GB RAM
- Android 9 Pie OS (ColorOS6)
- 32GB built-in storage
- 8MP rear camera
- 5MP front camera
- Face unlock; 4G LTE
- 4000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
OPPO A5s Features — a Perfect Option for Mobile Photography
Display & Battery
The OPPO A5s sports a 6.2″ IPS LCD display that comes with a water-drop notch. It gets a 720 x 1,520-px screen resolution and a 271 PPI density.
The phone’s aspect ratio is pegged at 19:9, and a fingerprint scanner can be found at the rear panel for enhanced the security.
In the battery section, there is a 4,230mAh battery that ensures you never run out of power all day long.
Device Camera & Connectivity
The OPPO A5s packs two lenses — 13MP and 2MP — at the rear, which deliver a remarkable experience of photography and videography.
Turning the device over to reveal the front section, you will see an 8MP selfie cam, which produces excellent selfies and allows you to record quality videos.
The A5s features a wide variety of connectivity options: We have the likes of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, microUSB, GPS as well as 4G with VoLTE.
The device is powered by a 2.3GHz Cortex A53 octa-core processor, built on a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. This is further aided by a 2GB /32GB, or 3GB/32GB, or 4GB/64GB RAM-ROM combination.
There’s an option to expand this to as much as 256GB by via a memory card.
OPPO A1k Features — Ideal for Buyers on a Budget
Display & Battery
The OPPO A1K offers a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display that supplies a screen resolution of 720 x 1,560 px as well as a density of 282 PPI.
It delivers a decent viewing experience with its 19:9 aspect ratio. This adds style to it. The OPPO A1k’s screen is designed bezel-less with a notch on top.
And it comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection, too.
It features a non-removable 4,000mAh Li-Po that powers the phone for a long time.
Storage and Camera
The OPPO A1K features a MediaTek Helio P22 chip that an octa-core processor runs on at a clock speed of 2.0 GHz. It is supported by 2GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, and the PowerVR GE8320 GPU that takes care of the graphics of the device.
The storage is expandable up to 256GB by the use of a microSD card.
The device cameras comprise an 8MP rear lens and a 5MP front for producing flattering pictures.
The A1k’s connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, microUSB 2.0, GPS, and others.
OPPO A5s and OPPO A1k Prices
The two devices are available in stores in Nigeria, India, and many other markets across the world. The A5s comes in a number of variants.
In the Indian market, the 2/32GB option is priced from Rs.8,990 (₦45,300/$125). The 3/32GB costs ₦53,900 (Rs.9,580/$133), while the bigger 4GB/64GB goes for ₦69,900 NGN (Rs.15,990/$222).
As for the Oppo A1k which has 2GB RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, it sets you back by ₦44,900 NGN (Rs.7,990/$111).