OPPO A93 quick review – Sleek and Affordable!

OPPO A93 was recently launched in Nigeria with new features and functionalities compared to the OPPO A92 smartphone. The brand-new A series smartphone comes with a trendy design and improved features with advanced technology.

The OPPO A93 is packed with the following accessories;

  • 1 pretty transparent protective pouch
  • 1 white power adapter and USB cable
  • 1 earphone
  • 1 user Manual and Warranty card
  • 1 ejector pin

OPPO A93 quick review – Sleek and Affordable!

OPPO A93 was recently launched in Nigeria with new features and functionalities compared to the OPPO A92 smartphone. The brand-new A series smartphone comes with a trendy design and improved features with advanced technology.

The OPPO A93 is packed with the following accessories;

  • 1 pretty transparent protective pouch
  • 1 white power adapter and USB cable
  • 1 earphone
  • 1 user Manual and Warranty card
  • 1 ejector pin

OPPO A93 packed in a box

Specification of the OPPO A93 written on the box

Design

OPPO A93 redefines the term fashionable technology. It comes with a colourful and ultra-thin smooth body. I got the reflective magic blue variant for review but it also comes in Matte black color option.

Back view of the OPPO A93

Side view of the OPPO A93

The OPPO A93 features a 7.48mm ultra-sleek body and weighs 164g which makes it one of the lightest smartphones available in the market. The device is slim and portable to fit into users’ pockets without stress.

The volume buttons are placed on the left and the home button on the right; both are easy to press and feel comfortable when you click them. The microphone, regular USB port and the speaker grill all take their positions underneath the smartphone


Display

OPPO A93 is equipped with a 6.43 inches Super AMOLED Dual Punch-hole display, Full HD+ resolution 2400×1080 pixels that sports a uniquely smaller camera diameter of 3.7mm.

There is an eye comfort feature which reduces blue light from the screen and prevents eye strain when activated.

Front view of the OPPO A93 showing the dual punch-hole display


Camera

The OPPO A93 comes with a quad-camera system comprising a 48MP main lens, an 8MP wide angle lens, a 2MP mono lens, and a 2MP portrait lens. The arrangement of the camera lens at the back is top notch.

For the main camera, video recording solution is 2160 x 30 fps which makes it possible to record a higher resolution up to 4k UHD. It also comes with a LED flash, HDR and panorama.

The dual punch-holes on the screen of the OPPO A93 serve as dual 16MP selfie main camera and 2MP selfie depth camera which produces high-quality selfie pictures.

Camera Performance

I was able to take many pictures with the dual front camera and the quad rear camera of the OPPO A93 to test the camera performance.

Camera performance of the A93 using the 6 AI portrait mode;

  • The AI Super Night Portrait is available on the front camera in night mode and was used to capture stunning selfie portraits at night.
  • The AI Night Flare Portrait is also available in portrait mode which I used to take brilliant night portrait shots with a flared light effect.
  • The AI Super Clear Portrait mode captures a blurry and perfects the picture using the AI facial reconstruction technology.
  • AI Beautification 2.0 gives customized beautification features
  • The Dual Lens Bokeh on the device easily captures selfies with the combination of bokeh effects and portrait photo.
  • AI Portrait Color which fades out the background with a stylistic frame

The AI algorithm of the OPPO A93 made it possible for the camera to differentiate between the people in the frame and the background.

Indoor selfie with AI beautification

Picture taken with rear camera (HDR on)

Outdoor picture at maryland mall with rear camera

2X zoom

Picture captured with rear camera (1x,2x and 5x zoom respectively)

The OPPO A93 device automatically detects sunset and produces the best picture. I was actually amazed at the outcome of the picture taken.

Night mode with rear camera

Picture taken with the rear camera (1x and 2x zoom respectively)

 

Screenshot image while using Google lens


Hardware and Performance

OPPO A93 comes with a MediaTek Helio P95 AI processing unit with an Octa-core CPU frequency as high as 2.2Ghz. It also comes with 2 ARM Cortex-A75 Prime Cores operating at up to 2.2GHz and 6 ARM Cortex-A55 at 2.0GHZ.

It features an 8GB RAM for fast data processing and in-built storage space for the device is 128GB. It has a large storage and can store so many files and apps. The external micro SD card slot by the side near the volume button is expandable up to 512 GB.

The OPPO A93 introduced the Anti-Lag Algorithm which detects and clears data that causes memory errors reducing overall lagging while using the device.


Gaming Performance

OPPO A93 handles gaming properly with the ability to switch between apps. The display while playing games is actually impressive and it made me enjoy playing the game.

Theme store for wallpapers, font and themes

Dark mode

The built-in dark mode includes customizable times for turning on or off, while reducing battery consumption.


Face unlock and fingerprint scanner

The OPPO A93 features in-display fingerprint unlock 3.0 to identify the user. The Fingerprint scanner responds on time and unlocks the screen in 0.3 seconds. The fingerprint icon is displayed beneath the device screen. To unlock your device put your thumb on the icon. When you touch the device, it automatically brings the fingerprint scanner on the screen without touching any button.

The Face Unlock is also very fast and unlocks the device in less than a second. The device also allows you to auto-brighten screen for face unlock during night time or at dark places. The fingerprint scanner and face unlock can be used for screen unlock, app lock and private safe.

One feature I came across was the kids’ space. Most children want access to phones but we also want them to be safe while browsing. The OPPO A93 comes with the Kids space feature which allows you to create a friendly space on your device by allowing you to limit your child’s screen time and control which apps they can access.


Battery and Connectivity

The OPPO A93 battery capacity is a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with 18W Fast Charge that took the battery level to 50% in just 30 minutes. The phone charges within a short time and can be used for a longer period of time.

At night the OPPO A93 AI night charging feature allows the device to reach 100% of battery exactly in the morning. It also comes with intelligent power saving mode and super power saving mode which extends the battery life of the device. The sleep standby optimization allows the phone to run in low power mode when asleep.

At 9% I turned on the Super Power Saving Mode which took the phone about 30 minutes to drop to 8% while idle.

The smartphone uses dual Nano-SIM and there is support for 4G LTE. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi (802.11ac) which works on the 5GHz frequency range, WiFi Direct and hotspot. It also comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and file transfer.

The OPPO A93 has a 3.55mm audio jack which can be used with most headphones. The earphone found in the OPPO A93 box produces sound quality while listening to music. Users can also listen to their favorite FM radio station without connecting to the internet.

It also comes with OPPO Share which enables instant file sharing between OPPO and other smartphones.


User interface and Software

OPPO A93 ships Android 10 out of the box based on OPPO’s latest ColorOS version V7.2 UI. This version introduces a more stunning design and intuitive interface that delivers on a classy user experience. It also enables smooth app navigation and multitasking.

The ColorOS 7.2 also supports OPPO’s proprietary screen image engine (OSIE) visual effect and multi user system which allows each user to have access to a dedicated profile with apps and data. Other features preinstalled with the software includes OPPO relax, OPPO lab, Game space, theme store and soloop video editor. Users have the option to auto generate videos and edit manually with sleek templates, variety of music and share the videos to friends easily using the soloop video editor.


Air Gesture

OPPO A93 allows users to pick calls and take selfies using the air gesture feature without touching the phone. Place your hands as far as 20-50 centimeters away from the phone, wave it upwards and the call is answered. Users don’t need to press any button to unlock the OPPO A93, activating the screen-off gestures makes it easy to unlock. Once you place your hand 20 – 50 cm away from the phone, the fingerprint scanner turns on.


Verdict

The OPPO A93 smartphone proves that you can have a beautiful smartphone with classy design, good camera and a strong battery life. Most of the features with the operating system makes the phone easy to use and performs daily tasks without stress.

One of the prominent features the OPPO A93 has is the air gestures for calls and selfies. Users that are always busy with their hands while they have a call would find this feature very useful. Others include under display fingerprint sensor, AI colour portrait, night flare portrait which high range smartphones don’t have.

The OPPO A93 mid-range smartphone has lots of features and functionalities and I would rate it 9/10. The smartphone is just fine.

OPPO A93 Price and Availability

The OPPO A93 official price in Nigeria is 125,000 naira. It is available for purchase at accredited retail/dealer shops and mobile phone stores across Nigeria.

OPPO A93 packed in a box

Specification of the OPPO A93 written on the box

Design

OPPO A93 redefines the term fashionable technology. It comes with a colourful and ultra-thin smooth body. I got the reflective magic blue variant for review but it also comes in Matte black color option.

Back view of the OPPO A93

Side view of the OPPO A93

The OPPO A93 features a 7.48mm ultra-sleek body and weighs 164g which makes it one of the lightest smartphones available in the market. The device is slim and portable to fit into users’ pockets without stress.

The volume buttons are placed on the left and the home button on the right; both are easy to press and feel comfortable when you click them. The microphone, regular USB port and the speaker grill all take their positions underneath the smartphone

Display

OPPO A93 is equipped with a 6.43 inches Super AMOLED Dual Punch-hole display, Full HD+ resolution 2400×1080 pixels that sports a uniquely smaller camera diameter of 3.7mm.

There is an eye comfort feature which reduces blue light from the screen and prevents eye strain when activated.

Front view of the OPPO A93 showing the dual punch-hole display

Camera

The OPPO A93 comes with a quad-camera system comprising a 48MP main lens, an 8MP wide angle lens, a 2MP mono lens, and a 2MP portrait lens. The arrangement of the camera lens at the back is top notch.

For the main camera, video recording solution is 2160 x 30 fps which makes it possible to record a higher resolution up to 4k UHD. It also comes with a LED flash, HDR and panorama.

The dual punch-holes on the screen of the OPPO A93 serve as dual 16MP selfie main camera and 2MP selfie depth camera which produces high-quality selfie pictures.

Camera Performance

I was able to take many pictures with the dual front camera and the quad rear camera of the OPPO A93 to test the camera performance.

Camera performance of the A93 using the 6 AI portrait mode;

  • The AI Super Night Portrait is available on the front camera in night mode and was used to capture stunning selfie portraits at night.
  • The AI Night Flare Portrait is also available in portrait mode which I used to take brilliant night portrait shots with a flared light effect.
  • The AI Super Clear Portrait mode captures a blurry and perfects the picture using the AI facial reconstruction technology.
  • AI Beautification 2.0 gives customized beautification features
  • The Dual Lens Bokeh on the device easily captures selfies with the combination of bokeh effects and portrait photo.
  • AI Portrait Color which fades out the background with a stylistic frame

The AI algorithm of the OPPO A93 made it possible for the camera to differentiate between the people in the frame and the background.

Indoor selfie with AI beautification

Picture taken with rear camera (HDR on)

Outdoor picture at maryland mall with rear camera

2X zoom

Picture captured with rear camera (1x,2x and 5x zoom respectively)

The OPPO A93 device automatically detects sunset and produces the best picture. I was actually amazed at the outcome of the picture taken.

Night mode with rear camera

Picture taken with the rear camera (1x and 2x zoom respectively)

 

Screenshot image while using Google lens

Hardware and Performance

OPPO A93 comes with a MediaTek Helio P95 AI processing unit with an Octa-core CPU frequency as high as 2.2Ghz. It also comes with 2 ARM Cortex-A75 Prime Cores operating at up to 2.2GHz and 6 ARM Cortex-A55 at 2.0GHZ.

It features an 8GB RAM for fast data processing and in-built storage space for the device is 128GB. It has a large storage and can store so many files and apps. The external micro SD card slot by the side near the volume button is expandable up to 512 GB.

The OPPO A93 introduced the Anti-Lag Algorithm which detects and clears data that causes memory errors reducing overall lagging while using the device.

Gaming Performance

OPPO A93 handles gaming properly with the ability to switch between apps. The display while playing games is actually impressive and it made me enjoy playing the game.

Theme store for wallpapers, font and themes

Dark mode

The built-in dark mode includes customizable times for turning on or off, while reducing battery consumption.

Face unlock and fingerprint scanner

The OPPO A93 features in-display fingerprint unlock 3.0 to identify the user. The Fingerprint scanner responds on time and unlocks the screen in 0.3 seconds. The fingerprint icon is displayed beneath the device screen. To unlock your device put your thumb on the icon. When you touch the device, it automatically brings the fingerprint scanner on the screen without touching any button.

The Face Unlock is also very fast and unlocks the device in less than a second. The device also allows you to auto-brighten screen for face unlock during night time or at dark places. The fingerprint scanner and face unlock can be used for screen unlock, app lock and private safe.

One feature I came across was the kids’ space. Most children want access to phones but we also want them to be safe while browsing. The OPPO A93 comes with the Kids space feature which allows you to create a friendly space on your device by allowing you to limit your child’s screen time and control which apps they can access.

Battery and Connectivity

The OPPO A93 battery capacity is a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with 18W Fast Charge that took the battery level to 50% in just 30 minutes. The phone charges within a short time and can be used for a longer period of time.

At night the OPPO A93 AI night charging feature allows the device to reach 100% of battery exactly in the morning. It also comes with intelligent power saving mode and super power saving mode which extends the battery life of the device. The sleep standby optimization allows the phone to run in low power mode when asleep.

At 9% I turned on the Super Power Saving Mode which took the phone about 30 minutes to drop to 8% while idle.

The smartphone uses dual Nano-SIM and there is support for 4G LTE. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi (802.11ac) which works on the 5GHz frequency range, WiFi Direct and hotspot. It also comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and file transfer.

The OPPO A93 has a 3.55mm audio jack which can be used with most headphones. The earphone found in the OPPO A93 box produces sound quality while listening to music. Users can also listen to their favorite FM radio station without connecting to the internet.

It also comes with OPPO Share which enables instant file sharing between OPPO and other smartphones.

User interface and Software

OPPO A93 ships Android 10 out of the box based on OPPO’s latest ColorOS version V7.2 UI. This version introduces a more stunning design and intuitive interface that delivers on a classy user experience. It also enables smooth app navigation and multitasking.

The ColorOS 7.2 also supports OPPO’s proprietary screen image engine (OSIE) visual effect and multi user system which allows each user to have access to a dedicated profile with apps and data. Other features preinstalled with the software includes OPPO relax, OPPO lab, Game space, theme store and soloop video editor. Users have the option to auto generate videos and edit manually with sleek templates, variety of music and share the videos to friends easily using the soloop video editor.

Air Gesture

OPPO A93 allows users to pick calls and take selfies using the air gesture feature without touching the phone. Place your hands as far as 20-50 centimeters away from the phone, wave it upwards and the call is answered. Users don’t need to press any button to unlock the OPPO A93, activating the screen-off gestures makes it easy to unlock. Once you place your hand 20 – 50 cm away from the phone, the fingerprint scanner turns on.

Verdict

The OPPO A93 smartphone proves that you can have a beautiful smartphone with classy design, good camera and a strong battery life. Most of the features with the operating system makes the phone easy to use and performs daily tasks without stress.

One of the prominent features the OPPO A93 has is the air gestures for calls and selfies. Users that are always busy with their hands while they have a call would find this feature very useful. Others include under display fingerprint sensor, AI colour portrait, night flare portrait which high range smartphones don’t have.

The OPPO A93 mid-range smartphone has lots of features and functionalities and I would rate it 9/10. The smartphone is just fine.

OPPO A93 Price and Availability

The OPPO A93 official price in Nigeria is 125,000 naira. It is available for purchase at accredited retail/dealer shops and mobile phone stores across Nigeria.

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