The A9 is a budget smartphone from smartphone maker Oppo. It has a big 6.5-inch fullHD+ display at the front with a waterdrop notch. We found the display to be crisp and have good viewing angles. The Oppo A9 has a fingerprint scanner at the back which is easy to reach and is quick to unlock the smartphone. It also has face unlock which uses the 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
Oppo has opted for the MediaTek Helio P70 Soc to power the A9. It is available in one variant only with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone could perform day-to-day tasks without any lag or stutter. We played games like PUBG Mobile and the Oppo A9 managed to run it at the medium settings. Storage is expandable via the hybrid dual SIM slot.
The Oppo A9 packs in a 4020mAh battery that manages to deliver very good battery life. We could go beyond a day and a half while using apps like WhatsApp and Google Maps on the device. Oppo only supplies a 10W charger in the box which is a little slow to charge the device. The smartphone runs ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie and comes with some amount of bloatware preinstalled.
At the back, the A9 has a dual-camera setup consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera managed good photos in daylight and the AI does help to set the scene before taking the shot. Camera performance drops slightly in low-light.