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OPPO A9 2020 vs Xiaomi Mi A3 specs comparison

OPPO has just launched the A9 2020, and it has promising specs. Coincidentally, one of Xiaomi’s latest smartphone, the Mi A3, comes with the same Snapdragon 665 chipset that the former has. See how they both fared in this episode of specs comparison.

Here are their detailed specs:

OPPO A9 2020Xiaomi Mi A3
6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) Waterdrop IPS display, 269ppi6.088-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) Super AMOLED Dot Drop display, 286ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 2.0GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 665 2.0GHz octa-core
Adreno 610 GPUAdreno 610 GPU
128GB UFS 2.1 storage128GB storage
microSD card support (dedicated slot)Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (hybrid)
48MP (main) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (depth)+ 2MP (mono) quad-rear cameras48MP F1.79 main + 8MP F2.2 ultrawide + 2MP F.24 depth triple rear cameras
16MP F2.0 front camera32MP F2.0 front camera
Dual SIMDual SIM
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
n/aIR Blaster
Dual-stereo speakers, Dolby Atmosn/a
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (rear), face unlockUnder display fingerprint scanner, face unlock
USB 2.0 Type CUSB 2.0 Type C
ColorOS 6.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)Android One (Android 9 Pie)
5,000mAh battery w/ Reverse Charging4,030mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 3.0
163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm
195 g173.8 g

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

OPPO A9 2020

  • Larger screen size
  • Larger RAM capacity
  • UFS 2.1 storage
  • Dedicated micro SD card slot
  • Dedicated mono lens
  • Dolby Atmos Stereo speakers
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Reverse charging capability

Xiaomi Mi A3

  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • IR Blaster
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner
  • Stock Android
  • Quick Charge technology
  • More affordable price

The OPPO A9 2020 is better in terms of the viewing experience. Its larger screen size makes it more enjoyable for watching videos, but that doesn’t put the Mi A3 be at a significant disadvantage. The latter’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection is better, especially if you’re worried about minor bumps and scratches.

For performance, both of them have the Snapdragon 665 chipset, which is good and fast for a mid-range device. Gaming is great on these devices; however, their RAM capacities are significantly different. The OPPO A9 2020 has 8GB while the Mi A3 has 4GB which makes the former a better device for multitasking.

In terms of cameras, the OPPO A9 2020 has a dedicated mono lens while the Mi A3 has a higher front camera resolution. We’ve yet to know how they perform in terms of photo quality but based on both company’s history, they both have good rear and selfie performance.

Feature-wise, the OPPO A9 2020 has a Dolby Atmos audio which makes it superior in terms of sound quality and UFS 2.1 storage. Mi A3; on the other hand, comes with an IR Blaster, under-display fingerprint scanner, and Stock Android experience.

The battery performance of both devices is yet to be known. However, the OPPO A9 2020 has a larger battery capacity with reverse charging capability, which is nice to have if your other devices need some quick recharging. The Mi A3 is also great due to its quick charging technology.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • OPPO A9 2020 – PHP 15,990
  • Xiaomi Mi A3 – PHP 11,990

If you have a lower budget, in need of an IR Blaster, and stock Android experience go for the Mi A3. However, if you need a better viewing and listening experience, larger RAM and battery capacity, pick the OPPO A9 2020.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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