Newly released in winter 2020, the Oppo A15 is the latest midrange handset to join the A series, and despite its remarkably affordable price tag, it features a whole host of noteworthy specs. With the A15, you can make the most of a triple rear camera setup and vivid 6.52-inch HD+ display – join us as we take a closer look at this device’s top five features.
1. Sleek Design
One of the first things you’ll notice about the A15 is its sleek design; weighing in at 175g, it’s pleasingly light without feeling insubstantial to hold. There’s a glass front and durable plastic body, including a frame with smooth, curved edges designed for ergonomic comfort. In the base of the body, you’ll find a standard 3.5mm jack socket – a feature often excluded from flagship phones – which allows you to tune into your favourite podcasts and playlists with both wired and Bluetooth headphones
With a fingerprint scanner conveniently located on the rear of the phone in the centre, there’s no need to enter your passcode to gain access. This device is also equipped with AI Face Unlock, which identifies you based on 128 different facial features, picked up using the 5MP selfie camera.
2. 6.52-inch HD+ Display
It may be a budget-friendly release, but Oppo hasn’t made any compromises when it comes to the display on the A15. The 6.52-inch HD+ display has a 60Hz refresh rate, enabling smooth graphics transitions, as well as a screen-to-body ratio of 83%, so there’ll be minimal framing from bezels.
Whether you’re streaming your favourite show on your commute or keeping up with the news, this combination of tech makes for an immersive, cinematic viewing experience. Meanwhile if you’re a smartphone gamer, you’ll be pleased to learn that the inclusion of an octa-core processor will minimise lag, while Hyper Boost 2.1 improves overall game experience, as well as touch responsiveness.
3. AI Triple Rear Camera
The AI triple rear camera system is a highlight on this handset, and you’ll find all three lenses attractively mounted in a black square on the back of the phone. Comprised of one 13MP wide lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth lens, this phone can capture superbly detailed images, whether you’re zooming in for a closeup or taking an idyllic landscape.
Along with the hardware, Oppo has also included an exciting selection of photography settings on this handset, including Portrait Bokeh, to ensure your subject stands out in each shot, and HDR to keep focus crisp and clear. AI Scene Enhancement is also onboard – a mode that can cleverly identify over 20 different scenarios, and adjust settings accordingly, to get you the best possible photo every time.
4. ColorOS 7.2
This smartphone comes with ColorOS 7.2 – Oppo’s latest operating system, based on Android 10 and layered in its own brand-exclusive interface. Designed with a convenient user experience in mind, ColorOS 7.2 is clearly laid out and intuitive to navigate.
There are several new additions to explore within this operating system, like Smart Sidebar, which makes tasks like accessing files and taking screenshots super easy to carry out – all without leaving the app you’re currently using. A new icon pull-down gesture takes the stress out of using your phone with one hand, while the improved version of Dark Mode highlights the key information, without straining your eyes in dim light.
5. 4,230mAh Battery
Leave low battery worries behind with this device, which operates on a non-removable 4,230mAh battery. This is more than capable of keeping your handset running without a glitch – from tracking your morning run, right through to your bedtime audiobook. According to data provided by Oppo, the A15 can achieve 16 hours of HD video playback or 6 hours of consistent smartphone gaming on a single charge.
This reliable battery life is accompanied by Super Nighttime Standby mode, which intelligently learns your regular sleep habits, and adjusts your night-time power consumption in line with your needs.