Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1: is the Oppo A5 worth the price?

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1: is the Oppo A5 worth the price? Chinese phone maker Oppo has been busy with their new A-series. The series was introduced at the beginning of this year. And it already has three smartphones to its name. The Oppo A1 was released around March, which was followed up by Oppo A3 in April. And now we have the Oppo A5.

The new smartphone was released quietly by the Chinese company. It sports a similar design with its predecessor, the Oppo A3. And also the Oppo Realme 1, which was released to the Indian market. Below is a detailed comparison between the new Oppo A5 and the Oppo Realme 1.

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Design

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1
Oppo A5
Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1
Oppo Realme 1

The design pattern of the Oppo A5 is the same as the Oppo Realme 1. They both feature triangular-cut pattern like in crystal form at the back. The Oppo A5 features a top-notch display while the Realme 1 doesn’t. Both phones don’t have a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. Oppo is trying to push their own face to unlock system to the world.

The rear camera of both phones is arranged at the top left corner. The Oppo A5 sports a dual rear camera while the Oppo Realme 1 sports a single rear camera. The Oppo A5 weighs 168 grams compared to the 155 grams of the Oppo Realme 1. In terms of sleek, the Oppo Realme 1 measures 7.8 mm in thickness. Whereas, the Oppo A5 measures 8.2 mm.

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Display

The Oppo Realme 1 features a better display than the Oppo A5. The Realme 1 sports a 6.0 inches screen size with 78.9 screen-to-body ratios. The display comes with a 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio and 402 PPI density. Whereas, the Oppo A5 packs a 6.2 inches screen size, 19:9 aspect ratio, 720 x 1520 pixels and 271 pixels per inch density.

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Camera

The Oppo A5 is equipped with a dual rear camera, which features a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. The primary sensor features a f/2.2 aperture. While the secondary sensor features a f/2.4 aperture. The phone comes with an 8MP selfie shooter and f/2.2 aperture.

The Oppo Realme 1 on the other hand, features a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. While at the front, it sports an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. The only difference between the Oppo A5 and Realme 1 is the additional 2MP secondary camera featured on the Oppo A5.

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 – Hardware and Software

Under the hood of the Oppo Realme 1 is a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. The MediaTek chipset packs an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Whereas, under the hood of the Oppo A5 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. The chipset comes with an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and Adreno 506 GPU.

The Oppo A5 runs on ColorOS 5.1 skin, which is placed on top Android 8.1 Oreo. Whereas, the Oppo Realme 1 runs on ColorOS 5.0 skin with Android 8.1 Oreo. The Oppo Realme 1 is available in three memory options; 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB. Whereas, the Oppo A5 is only available in a 4GB memory option.

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Battery

The Oppo A5 packs a non-removable Li-lon 4230 mAh battery. Whereas, the Oppo Realme 1 packs a non-removable Li-lon 3410 mAh battery. Both the Oppo A5 and Oppo Realme 1 does not support fast battery charging.

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Price

The Oppo A5 is currently available at about $269 (€230). While the Oppo Realme 1 is sold for around $152 (€130).

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 Full Specs Comparison

Oppo A5 Oppo Realme 1
Dimensions and Weight 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm. Weight: 168g 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 155g
Display 6.2 inch (81.2% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1520 pixels with 271 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.0 inch (78.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot) RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB. OR. RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB. OR. RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.1) Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.0)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with Octa-core 2.0GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + Dual: 13MP f/2.2 aperture & 2MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with LED flash 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + 13MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 4230 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3410 mAh battery
Additional Features Face ID Face ID

Oppo A5 VS Oppo Realme 1 – Verdict

The Oppo Realme 1 is really cheap. It’s probably one of the cheapest budget smartphones with good specs in the market right now. Despite being $117 (€100) cheaper than the Oppo A5, it features better display and hardware.

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