Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0, 1/3.1, 1.0µm
Average of 12 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Oppo A72
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.
Source: Know Your Mobile
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
Source: Tech Smart
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
Source: Stuff TV
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%
Source: Tech Advisor
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%
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%
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
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2020
Source: Android User DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2020
Source: Computerbild DE→EN
Positive: Sharp display; large battery capacity; fast charging; nice cameras. Negative: Plastic case; slow system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2020
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Source: GadgetGear.nl NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Meilleurmobile FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 50% mobility: 90%
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 82%
Source: Inceleme.co TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent cameras; very long battery life; quick charging; beautiful design.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Source: Genk VN→EN
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.
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.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
75.69%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.