Oppo A96 5G review

Read our full review to find out how the Oppo A96 5G differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 01.06.22 | Last update 11.22.22
Oppo A96 5G ревю
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The Chinese company Oppo is famous for its ability to create beautiful smartphones. However, the vision is not enough and therefore it applies another profitable approach - it offers them in several price segments. Thus, over the years, the mastery of designers has been further enhanced and the aesthetics of Oppo nowadays are liked by millions. You can be convinced of this by looking at one of its current proposals for 2022 - Oppo A96 5G.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Oppo A96 5G specs or watch the video below the article.

You will find out what is hidden in this device from the following lines. From now on, however, we will specify that this is a mid-range smartphone. It supports 5G networks and has an interesting battery capacity and support for fast charging technology.


  • Release date: January, 2022
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Rose-gold
  • Dimensions: 159.8 x73.2 x 7.5 mm.
  • Weight: 171 g.
  • Screen: 6.43" inc, 1080 x 2408, OLED
  • Camera : Dual, 48MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 (SM6375) (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-Core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold +6x1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
  • Memory: 8GB 256GB, 8GB · 256GB
  • Battery: 4500, Lithium, non-removable
  • Network: 2G / 3G / 4G / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11 Red Velvet Cake
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), Proximity, Accelerometer, compass, gyro


The Oppo A96 5G has an original design that is immediately apparent when you look at its main camera. Its body is covered with millions of nano sparkling elements that look like different colors at different angles.

Prepare a few compliments for his style. It includes thin frames around the screen and attractive body colors.

The developers of the smartphone have had to save money on materials invested in the back panel and edging. They used polycarbonate. However, the end result does not seem cheap. The body is pleasant and attractive to the touch.


Oppo A96 5G has a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution. The picture may not be smooth, as the refresh rate is only 90 Hz, but it has high levels of brightness and contrast. The fingerprint scanner is placed under the panel, and its accuracy is medium.

The screen of the smartphone has a typical aspect ratio - 20: 9, and occupies exactly 85% of the front. It is also protected against scratches.


Looking at the technical parameters of the Oppo A96 5G, you should pay attention to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 695, which with 8 GB of RAM and graphics accelerator Adreno 619, offers decent performance. It is also enough for games. Of course, we recommend that you trim the graphics settings to ensure the most comfortable game.

The size of the internal storage is 258 GB, which is not small nowadays. However, it cannot be expanded as Oppo has not provided a separate memory card slot.


Oppo A96 5G has a dual rear camera, whose main module is 48-megapixel. It can be said that photo capabilities are the weak point of the smartphone. The maximum potential of a based camera can only be revealed in daylight. Evening shots abound in noise, color loss and image blur.

With the main camera, you can record 4K video, strange as it may seem. The auxiliary 2-megapixel module is designed to create frames with a bokeh effect.

The front camera is single, 16-megapixel and is not endowed with any special features.

Oppo developers have thought about current shooting modes. Take advantage of AI Natural Retouching for the natural beauty of the people you're shooting, and 360 degree Fill Light for brighter and more stunning smiles.

With Neon Portrait, the user can take spectacular night photos with a chic atmosphere.

Autonomous work

The energy efficiency of the processor is one of the main prerequisites for the satisfactory autonomous operation of the Oppo A96 5G. The smartphone is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, which lasts for a day and a half of normal operation. Prepare the charger in a few hours for continuous operation.

The good news is that the manufacturer has provided support for fast charging technology with a power of 33W. Yes, it is not the most powerful, but within an hour or so you will have a full charge. In 23 minutes you will have a new 50% charge.

Useful features

One of the useful features of the smartphone is related to recharging. It is equipped with artificial intelligence technology that protects the device from overload during charging at night.


Oppo A96 5G is a typical representative of its price range. It impresses the user with its vision, but can provoke irritation. Especially when you have expectations for the cameras. And yet there are virtues. These include up-to-dateness, support for 5G networks and contactless NFC payment.

Among the important advantages of the Oppo A96 5G is the IP5X protection against dust and IPX4 against water. He has passed thousands of tests for strength and resistance to external influences. Survives when falling from 1 meter and temperature range from -15 to +55 degrees.

Oppo A96 5G video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Oppo A96 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Oppo.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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