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OPPO A9 has the potential to redefine the sub-Rs 20,000 smartphone segment

After making a splash internationally this April, the OPPO A9 has finally hit Indian shores with an affordable price tag in tow. This handset impresses not just with its price, but also the components it brings with it. Its makers have loaded it with powerful internals and a gorgeous external design that allows it to compete with the bigwigs in its price segment. At Rs 15,490, the phone delivers fast and smooth performance, great battery life, impressive camera abilities and much more. Today, we’re going to take a look at all the features that make the A9 a multimedia powerhouse.

Large, FHD+ display

The OPPO A9 has a 6.53-inch FHD+ waterdrop screen that echoes the graceful curve of a water droplet. Cleverly concealed inside it is a front camera and a light sensor. The tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9 results in its resolution stretching to 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The overall screen-to-body ratio of this phone is 90.7 percent. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Outstanding storage

Apart from 4GB of RAM, the OPPO A9 has been equipped with 128GB of storage, which is quite uncommon in this price range. And you can even increase its storage further by taking advantage of its microSD card slot, which allows you to add 512GB of additional space. That is ample storage for you to hoard years of memories in the form of photos and videos, plus download large apps and games.

Big battery

Inside the A9 sits a 4,020mAh battery. This power pack has enough juice in it to keep the handset going an entire day. And if you happen to use it scarcely, you can even squeeze out more power from it. Having such a large battery inside your device is really a big boon, especially if you watch a lot of videos and play games.

Optimised Performance

The OPPO A9 is powered by 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. This makes the OPPO A9 a beast when it comes to opening multiple apps, playing games and watching videos. ColorOS 6 is of course the software of choice for this OPPO phone. Based on Android 9.0 Pie, it delivers a whole new design approach, compared to the previous versions. And there are plenty of new features as well. A Riding Mode ensures that you are not disturbed during your bike rides, while a Hyper Boost mode instantly accelerates the phone’s performance when needed. This software also includes a Game Assistant, which brings with it traits like streamlined notification management, a screen recording functionality and other specialised shortcuts. New navigation gestures also form part of this update, among plenty of other things.

Camera Brilliance

There are three cameras onboard the A9, two at the back and one in the front. The ones at the back are highlighted by the main 16MP snapper with a large f/1.8 aperture. And for delivering stunning bokeh in your portrait shots, it takes the assistance of a 2MP depth sensor as well. This camera setup captures photographs in great detail, and moreover, it also benefits from plenty of AI features. Prime among them are 21 scene detection types that tailor the settings in accordance to the subjects. The front camera of this device is also a 16MP unit, which can capture excellent selfie shots.

All these features make the OPPO A9 the ultimate device in its price segment, and we give phone a thumbs up on all major features. The OPPO A9 is out in the market and available across all offline stores. Go grab one for yourself now!

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