OPPO A96 Unboxing and First Impressions
We recently got our hands on the new OPPO A96 smartphone, which we are in the midst of reviewing. While the tests are still running, we figured that we should share a taste of what you can expect from it so without further ado, let’s give it the good ol’ unboxing treatment.
Unboxing the OPPO A96
The box of the OPPO A96 is clad in light blue with a large “A” on it, denoting the series that the smartphone belongs to. On the top-left corner, you have the memory configuration of the device, which states 8GB / 256GB, the former for RAM and the latter for internal storage. Behind it, you have more key details and features of the device listed here.
Inside the box, you can find the following items:
- Quick guide
- Safety guide
- 33W SUPERVOOC charger
- USB-C to USB-C cable
- Clear protective case
- SIM ejector tool
- The OPPO A96 smartphone itself
OPPO A96 First Impressions
The OPPO A96 is a value-focused smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 680, which is a midrange chip. You get 8GBs of RAM and 256GBs of internal storage, both of which can be expanded via microSD and virtualization of RAM using the internal storage.
Powering all of this is a healthy 5,000mAh battery, which is expected to keep it powered for a good amount of time. To minimize the downtime of not being able to use the device while it’s charging, it comes with 33W SUPERVOOC charging, which we are going to test to see how fast it truly charges.
One thing worth noting is the OPPO Glow design manufacturing process used for the OPPO A96. It’s based on the Reno Glow diamond-cutting technique which results in this beautiful device that is smooth to the touch along extra protective measures such as anti-fingerprint, scratch-resistant, and dirt-resistant properties.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
4 x Kryo 265 Gold @ 2.4GHz + 4 x Kryo 265 Silver @ 1.8GHz
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, LE, and aptX HD
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
|Storage||256GB UFS 2.2
Up to 1TB expandable storage (MicroSD)
|Display||6.59″ FHD+ (1080 x 2412) IPS LCD Display
Up to 90Hz Refresh Rate, 180Hz touch sampling
96% NTSC, 90.8% screen-to-body ratio
|Rear Camera||50MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, 5x digital zoom
2MP f/2.4 bokeh camera
|Selfie Camera||16MP f/2.0 wide-angle selfie cam|
33W SUPERVOOC Fast Charging
|Dimensions||164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm, 190.9g|
|Colours||Starry Black, Pearl Pink|
For now, the OPPO A96 is in the middle of benchmark tests among other tests. I’ll be publishing my review of this smartphone soon so stay tuned for that.