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Oppo A72


Oppo A72
Oppo A72 (A70 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
6.50 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 106 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor, acceleration sensor, OTG, Miracast
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19, FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/66, TD-LTE: 38/39/40/41, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 162 x 75.5 ( = 0.35 x 6.38 x 2.97 in)
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/1.7, 1/2.0", 0.8µm) + 8 MP (f/2.2, 119˚, 1/4.0", 1.12µm) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4), Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0, 1/3.1, 1.0µm
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, modular charger, protective cover, USB cable, headset, ColorOS 7.1, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, SAR: 0.48 W/kg, 0.92 W/kg, fanless
192 g ( = 6.77 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 87 g ( = 3.07 oz / 0.19 pounds)
250 Euro



Average Score: 75.69% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 49%, features: 64%, display: 77% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Oppo A72

77.3% Oppo A72 Smartphone Review - The affordable Oppo smartphone turns out an endurance champion | Notebookcheck
A modern design. A lot of equipment. A high-resolution camera. Stereo speakers. With the A72 model, Oppo releases an attractive offering on paper. Find out in our test of the Oppo A72 whether purchasing the affordable mid-range smartphone is worth it.
Oppo A72 Review: Insane Value For Money
Source: Know Your Mobile English version
You can Android 10 out of the box, 128GB of storage, SD card support, a headphone jack, and a very impressive 16MP front-facing camera which is great for HD video calls and selfies. It doesn’t have 5G, but right now I don’t think that is too much of a deal-breaker – especially at this price point. So, if you want a cheap Android phone that punches well outside its weight with respect to specs and performance, the OPPO A72 is well worth checking. And as you can see below, it is available on a range of super-affordable contracts…
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2020
Oppo A72
Source: Tech Smart English version
At R7k, the Oppo A72 is a decent enough smartphone which will serve its user well. However, its asking price lines it up against some serious competition, including the Samsung A51 with 6 GB of RAM (but smaller battery), the Huawei P40 Lite (R6k and 6 GB RAM, although no Google services) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (R6.5k, 6 GB RAM). With the brand still pretty much unknown in South Africa, it might have done Oppo well to have dropped the A72’s price by at least R1 000. As it stands now, I doubt it will get tongues wagging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2020
80% Oppo A72 review
Source: Stuff TV English version
Oppo has stuffed a lot of phone into an affordable package with amazing battery life, a good screen, and decent main camera but it’s let down occasionally by sluggish performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Oppo A72 review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
Oppo has made a decent budget phone here with strong design, decent battery life and the best software skin the company has made to date in Color OS 7, but performance isn’t as good as we’d expect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Oppo A72 review
Source: Techradar English version
The Oppo A72 certainly isn't going to disappoint you when you consider the amount of money you'll have to exchange for it – it offers decent camera quality, performance and battery life, though of course there are much better phones further up the price ladder.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
An OPPO Handset
Source: Gadgetspeak English version
Adding to its range of smartphone handsets, OPPO has announced the launch of its OPPO A72 model. The company believes that this handset can deliver a premium experience with its combination of large full HD display and long-lasting battery capability. The OPPO A72 will be available in either sleek Twilight Black or Aurora Purple with prices starting at £219. As yet I have not had the opportunity to try out this product but lets see what OPPO has to say about its new release.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/07/2020

Foreign Reviews

Oppo A72 Ein Guter Preis-Leistungs-Tipp?
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2020
Mittelklasse-Smartphone mit leistungsstarkem Akku
Source: Android User German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2020
Oppo A72: Test, Kamera, Display, Akku, Farben, Preis
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN version
Positive: Sharp display; large battery capacity; fast charging; nice cameras. Negative: Plastic case; slow system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2020
73% Recensione OPPO A72
Source: Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
90% Review: Oppo A72
Source: Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
75% [ Test ] Oppo A72 : la sobriété au service de la qualité
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
76% Test de l'Oppo A72 : ce smartphone vendu 259 euros est-il aussi efficace qu’un entrée de gamme Xiaomi ou Samsung ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 50% mobility: 90%
70% Test du Oppo A72 : modeste à l’intérieur et ça ne se voit pas à l’extérieur
Source: CNet France French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test de l’Oppo A72 : le bon, le basique et le banal
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
82% OPPO A72 incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 82%
75% Oppo A72 İnceleme
Source: TR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Обзор OPPO A52 и A72: большой экран, много камер и очень емкий аккумулятор
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN version
Positive: Big screen; excellent cameras; very long battery life; quick charging; beautiful design.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2020
OPPO A72 ra mắt: Màn hình đục lỗ, Snapdragon 665, 4 camera, pin 5000mAh
Source: Genk VN→EN version
Positive: Elegant design; decent processor; nice quad cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2020



The Oppo A Series sits below the flagships Find X2 and Find X2 Pro in Oppo’s smartphone lineup, offering a more budget-friendly alternative with some premium specs. The latest addition to the A series is the Oppo A72. As far as the design is concerned, the A72 is offering users nothing but the best. It comes with a beautiful 1080p 6.5-inch Neo-Display which stretches across the entire front with no notch and bezels so thin that one will barely notice them. The Oppo A72 is available in two colours for users to choose from, namely Aurora Purple and Twilight Black. It is worth noting that both colours were inspired by the polar region, and it is definitely a nice touch to the whole design of the device. In terms of its processor, the A72 has been equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, the same SoC as the Oppo A9 and the Oppo A5. It also has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory for user convenience, which is enough for opening multiple applications in the background while playing games. As far as the battery is concerned, the Oppo A72 has a 5,000mAh battery along with an 18W fast charger. With such a battery capacity, the phone can withstand even extensive use and last a full day on one charge. With light use, the battery can last up to two days rather easily. Generally, expectations for fast chargers for budget phones are low, but Oppo has taken extra measure to take care of consumers by including a fast charger with the Oppo A72 model despite it being a budget phone.

In terms of its camera, the Oppo A72 has been equipped with a 48-megapixel AI Quad Camera with an 8-megapixel 119-degree ultra wide angle lens, a 16-megapixel front camera and Ultra Night Mode 2.0. It should also be noted that the rear camera is capable of shooting video in 4K with stability built-in to combat shaky hands. All four cameras work together to produce quality images that would exceed one’s expectations from a budget device. While daytime photography delivers images with great quality, the night-time quality is not as impressive. As far as audio is concerned, the A72 comes with dual stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the device to create surround sound effects. The device uses Dirac 2.0 to switch between different sound scenarios. Apart from that, the phone also features fingerprint unlock on its side and is NFC enabled for contactless payments, which might prove beneficial for some users, as it is very convenient. In addition, the Oppo A72 boasts Oppo’s Hyper Boost gaming feature that balances power consumption and performance to give a more fluid gaming experience with an intelligent frame rate. The choice of owning this device is rather subjective, as it depends on the need and preference of the buyer.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 665: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

75.69%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-06- 5)