In the product series of OPPO, there is the Find series, the K series on the Internet, and the Reno series offline. For the A series, the presence is relatively weak, and it has always been updated in the form of direct listing on the official website. They don’t pay much attention to it, although this series also has a good appearance and a very thin and light feel.
But this time, OPPO is going to bring a new product launch event for OPPO A1 Pro alone. This will not only make many people realize the excellence of the A series, but also let everyone see that OPPO is good at entry-level models. How to build a product, and how good it can be.
The model we received this time is the OPPO A1 Pro 8GB+256GB version, so all the content below is based on this version. The specific configuration parameters of the machine are as follows:
As a relatively entry-level product line, the OPPO A1 Pro is equipped with the Snapdragon 695 processor. In fact, in November 2022, the weakest machine evaluated throughout the year should be the Snapdragon 778G. With such an entry-level processor performance, I still feel a little unsure how to get started, so since its positioning is entry-level, we are saying that we have built a wall in our hearts, so we should stop thinking about it too high. .
The Snapdragon 695 is a 5G-capable processor launched by Qualcomm at the end of 2021, which is an upgrade to the previous Snapdragon 690. The Snapdragon 695 is manufactured using a 6nm process, equipped with a Kryo660 CPU core with a main frequency of 2.2GHz and an Adreno619 GPU. Compared with the previous generation, the performance of the GPU is increased by 30%, and the performance of the CPU is increased by 15%.
In terms of actual running performance, the running score of OPPO A1 Pro is 423794 points, the CPU score is 126608, and the GPU score is 103862; in the storage test, the random read speed is 531.0MB/s, and the random write speed is 496.4MB/s. The total score is 27224 points; the AI running score is 128818.
The running score of 42W+ is only higher than 13% of the users. It is not enough to look at it now, but looking back at the price and appearance of the machine, as well as its rare thinness, it seems There are also merits. After all, if you really don’t touch both ends, then there really is no bright spot.
On the outer packaging box, OPPO A1 Pro adopts a brand new packaging design, which looks more “regular” than the previous ones, like a work of art frame, combining technology into art. The results are obvious to all.
The mobile phone box is also equipped with the data cable, charging head, and transparent mobile phone case. The charging head supports up to 67W fast charging, and the battery capacity is 4800mAh.
The front of the OPPO A1 Pro is equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED hyperboloid screen, which supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, a billion-level color display, and a 100% P3 wide color gamut. This screen has two very obvious features, which can be said to be the only ones today when the machine is released, that is, 2160Hz ultra-high frequency dimming and the narrowest lower border of only 2.32mm.
This means that the screen of the A1 Pro is the same screen as the one on the realme 10 Pro+. Its 2.32mm chin is the narrowest. In terms of visual effects, it can even look narrower than the upper frame, which is very amazing. One of the biggest highlights after lighting up the screen.
In addition to very good visual effects, the screen of this machine has also passed the professional eye protection test of the Eye Health and Safety Assessment System (ECAP), which can significantly reduce the content of blue light emitted by the screen, reduce the risk of visual fatigue, and improve subjective and objective eye comfort. , which is also good news for users who play with mobile phones for a long time.
In terms of lens configuration, OPPO A1 Pro is equipped with a dual-camera combination: 108-megapixel main camera + 2-megapixel portrait lens, and a front-facing 16-megapixel portrait lens. Although the lens parameters are not so rich, and the main camera is an ultra-high-definition main camera with 110 million pixels, but considering its price and target audience, it seems that this is also a very trade-off choice.
In terms of image software adjustment, A1 Pro supports 9-in-1 pixel fusion technology, which is equivalent to 1.92μm super-sensitive large pixels, 1/1.67 outsole sensor, and a larger dynamic range; the rear main camera has a larger amount of light than the previous generation. Increased by 44%, the photosensitive ability has been significantly improved, which can bring good imaging effects. We will talk about this separately in terms of taking pictures below.
The back shell of OPPO A1 Pro is also one of the highlights of this phone. It adopts the exquisite streamer crystal diamond technology. When the mobile phone rotates with the light, it looks like millions of flashing crystal diamonds. The second-generation texture stitching technology and the first flexible texture 3D precise rubbing process make the visual effect of the A1 Pro’s back cover more symmetrical and layered, bringing a comfortable and harmonious visual sense. For the improvement of appearance and color matching, OPPO has always been careful Very precise.
The OPPPO A1 Pro is only 171g, with a thickness of 7.7mm. With such a thickness and weight, plus the ultra-narrow bezel at the moment the screen is turned on, no matter how you look at it, you will not think that this is a phone that costs less than 2,000 yuan. The product, some netizens even said, is such an appearance and feel, just changing it to another flagship chip can make it crazy in the industry.
Can Snapdragon 695 play games? Naturally, it’s just that we have seen too many flagship phones. We subconsciously feel that only the flagship SoC can enjoy a smooth gaming experience in today’s mobile game market. But in fact, the price of 4-5K is still a considerable part to be measured. , and they don’t play such high-performance games, just daily small games or Lianliankan, which is also a kind of market demand, so OPPO A1 Pro is very suitable.
Therefore, for the game experience of OPPO A1 Pro, we chose “Peace Elite” for the highest game test.
In the actual game experience, the game time of “Peace Elite” is 30 minutes, and the game quality does not support the 90 frame mode, so the choice is smooth + extreme. The power consumption of OPPO A1 Pro is 6%, and the temperature measurement is ignored this time. Because the picture quality and frame rate are not the highest, but it is just playable. At this time, it is a bit difficult to test the limit of the game. After all, these are not what it is good at, and it is willing to buy this phone. Of course, most people will not come here for its performance, right?
4. Battery life and fast charging
The power consumption of the game can be referred to the fourth item. You can make a simple reference. Anyway, don’t play games like “Yuan Shen” and “Heng Huai”, they are basically competent. Of course, if your preference is sheep A sheep or Lianliankan, that is more than enough performance.
After 1 hour of movie playback, the battery consumption of OPPO A1 Pro dropped from 30% to 26%, power consumption was 4%, the video brightness was adjusted to the highest, and the test was performed in external playback mode.
After 30 minutes of vibrato playback, the battery consumption of OPPO A1 Pro is 5%, the brightness is also adjusted to the highest, and the test is performed in the external playback mode.
The daily audio and video power consumption of these two items is completely OK, and with the thickness of 7.7mm and the weight of 171g, even if it is held in the hand for a long time, it will not bring too much burden to the palm and fingers. , Watching movies and playing some small games can bring good feedback.
In terms of charging, OPPO A1 Pro uses 67W fast charging, and the battery capacity of this machine is 4800mAh. These are also common configurations on OPPO products, but OPPO A1 Pro is said to be equipped with a long-life version of fast charging. The loss of the recycled battery will be smaller, and it can bring more guaranteed follow-up services than the national standard or competing products.
After actual measurement, when the remaining power is 1%, it can be charged to 28% in 10 minutes, 73% in 30 minutes, and it takes 46 minutes to fully charge. This speed curve is expected, but it may be We have already taken care of fast charging with hundreds of watts, but 40+ minutes still feels a bit slow. It would be even better if the charging can be completed within 30 minutes.
5. Take pictures
Even as an entry-level product of OPPO, OPPO A1 Pro has a certain guarantee in terms of image quality, not to mention that Samsung’s 100-megapixel main camera is relatively unpopular, so its quality is also remarkable. , coupled with OPPO’s imaging technology, the proofs brought can be seen in the same price segment.
The proofs we took were cloudy that day, and all the overall tones looked rather dim. When I took the photo of the fallen leaves on the ground, there was a whitish situation. This is a test of the camera’s control of the outdoor light. The rest of the samples are still good, restoring the cloudy state, and the overall saturation is relatively adjusted. Well, there’s something rich but not overflowing.
Here we will take a look at this Samsung HM6 100-megapixel ultra-clear main camera. After the camera interface is adjusted to ultra-clear mode, press the shutter and the photo will come out. There is no delay as expected, but the quality of the photo has reached 18.6. MB, users who cherish mobile phone space must save some space.
Another feature of 100 million pixels is that it can be enlarged and cropped to a large extent, and it can also have a relatively clear presentation. This is the inevitable effect brought by large-resolution photos. Let’s compare the original and 100% zoomed-in cropped Proofs.
It can be seen that the logo of the Bank of China is basically invisible when the original photo is not enlarged, but even if it is enlarged to 100%, the logo of the Bank of China is still OK, and it is better to see it clearly than to take a picture. It is not stronger, so to a certain extent, the 100-megapixel main camera can slightly replace some telephoto performance.
In addition, let’s take a look at the portrait again. How can OPPO’s mobile phone not take pictures of young ladies?
The selfie proofs are very in line with the aesthetics of straight men. We don’t know much about skin care and big eyes. It’s just that the overall impression is real + slightly modified. In this case, the favorability of this girl It will also improve a lot, at least you think a large part of her should be real, rather than adapting to the face-changing magic on the live broadcast.
On the whole, although OPPO A1 Pro is positioned as a thousand yuan machine, its camera, appearance and feel are really beyond this price range.
In fact, I didn’t pay much attention to OPPO A series mobile phones before. After all, after the Review became the main job, all the flagship phones I came into contact with were the flagship phones. , but for the OPPO A series, its once bright spot seems to be just cheap and good appearance. It only takes this point to hit the market, and I don’t know what else. counterpart.
But this time OPPO A1 Pro uses a four-sided ultra-narrow screen and a brand-new body back shell technology to bring a product with a value far exceeding the same price. The name OPPO A1 Pro also let me see OPPO’s Its future direction is the entry-level machine. Even if the performance is not so strong, then I will be the strongest in terms of appearance. It is equivalent to a test field. If this kind of solution is highly accepted, then it may still go in the direction Used on the flagship machine.
So except that the Snapdragon 695 may be weaker, you can hardly find its disadvantages in other places. The screen, appearance, feel, fast charging, off-screen fingerprints, ColorOS 13, everything you need, or that In a word, it depends on the needs and budget. Not everyone really needs a flagship phone that ignores everything else for performance.