The Best Oppo Phones to Buy in Malaysia (Honest Review 2020)

best oppo phones worth buying in malaysia

Oppo smartphones are unique. They do not offer the best smartphone quality in the market, nor do they offer the cheapest pricing. Yet many would still choose Oppo because of how well they have positioned their phone in the market, and how beautiful their phone is designed.

For your information, Oppo, Vivo, Realme and even OnePlus are actually owned by BBK Electronics which based in Guang Dong, China. Although OnePlus denies their ties with BBK, it still uses the same manufacturing line and shares the same supply chain resources.

How we pick the best Oppo Phone

Similar to how we pick the best Xiaomi phone to buy in Malaysia, we split the phones into three price ranges, which are budget, mid-range, and flagship smartphone.

Smartphone tierPrice Range
Budget oppo phone<RM1,000
Mid-range oppo phoneRM1,000 to RM2,000
Flagship oppo phone>RM2,000

We will be selecting the phone for each price point by judging their criteria as below:

  • Price-performance-ratio – At TechRakyat.com, we emphasize on value for money. The price must be reasonable for the performance being offered.
  • SOC – Generally, we favour Snapdragon over Mediatek Helio chipsets.
  • Useful Features – Important one including updated software, storage size and phone camera quality

Also, we focus only on comparing Oppo phones that are announced and released in the year 2020. Any older Oppo model 2020 will not be on the list.

Without further ado, let us begin!

Complete list of Oppo smartphones in Malaysia

Here are the latest Oppo smartphone model we have compiled and included with our quick review:

ModelCommentReviewPrice
Oppo A12eEntry-level smartphone, using eMMC 5.1 for storage, outdated software with no plan of upgrading from OppoNot recommendedRM499Check latest price
Oppo A5sEntry-level smartphone, 4230mAh battery, but outdated software with no plan of upgrading from OppoNot recommndedRM499Check latest price
Oppo A12Entry-level smartphone, outdated software with no plan of upgrading from Oppo Not recommendedRM599Check latest price
Oppo A31Entry-level smartphone, outdated software with no plan upgrading from OppoNot recommendedRM699Check latest price
Oppo A9Mid-range smartphone 8GB+128GB, 5000mAH, 3 card slot, Snapdragon 665.NeutralRM999Check latest price
Oppo A92Upgraded version of A92. Punch-hole front camera, side fingerprint sensor, FHD+ LCD and Android 10.0 OS.RecommendedRM1199Check latest price
Oppo Reno 3Upper mid-range smartphone, VOOC 3.0 fast-charge support, AMOLED display, good front camera.NeutralRM1699Check latest price
Oppo Reno 3 ProA pro version of oppo reno. More powerful camera setup, dual front camera, slightly better Mediatek Helio P95NeutralRM2099Check latest price
Oppo Find X2Flagship level smartphone, SuperVOOC 2.0 fast-charge support, AMOLED with 1 billion colour, 120Hz high refresh rate.NeutralRM3999Check latest price
Oppo Find X2 ProPremium flagship-level smartphone, SuperVOOC 2.0 fast-charge support, IP67 rating, AMOLED with 1 billion colour, 120Hz high refresh rate, great camera. However, pricing is a little bit too high.RecommendedRM4599Check latest price

Best Budget Oppo Smartphones

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Oppo has a huge variety of budget phones such as Oppo A12e, Oppo A5s, Oppo A12, etc. But none of them catches our attention and deemed worthy to recommend.

That main reason for that is because all these phones, despite being released in the year 2020, still comes with an Android 9.0 system. Worst of all? Oppo has shown no sign of upgrading them to Android 10 in the near future, let alone Android 11.

Users are at security risk because the older Android system tends to have bugs and needs to get fixed through Android updates. Most users neglected the fact that a good smartphone requires a combination of great hardware and software. Software is equally important in your daily usage.

In my humble opinion, all smartphones should be equipped with the latest Android version! Xiaomi did a great job by shipping even their cheapest budget phone with the latest Android system. We wonder when Oppo could follow suit on such a good practice.

Hence, we don’t recommend buying budget Oppo smartphone. We know it is going to disappoint some of the readers but we will stick to this decision at the moment.

Best Mid Range Oppo Smartphone

Oppo A92 Smartphone

best mid range oppo phone Malaysia -A92

Oppo A92 is the best mid-range Oppo phone to buy in Malaysia.

✔ Sleek design
 Snappy side fingerprint sensor
FHD LCD screen
5000 mAh battery

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When it comes to Oppo Mid Range smartphones, Oppo does not give us many choices. With only Oppo A9, A92, Reno 3 and Reno 3 pro in the mid-range smartphone list, it is not hard for us to pick a winner.

Oppo A9 is strictly out of consideration because Oppo A92 is clearly a better choice which only cost slightly more. So, we will be comparing Oppo A92 with Oppo Reno 3.

Both Oppo A92 and Oppo Reno 3 offers great value for money. Let’s check out a side-by-side specs comparison for these smartphones:

Oppo Reno3Oppo A92
SoCMediatek Helio P90Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
SIM SupportHybrid Dual SIMDual SIM
Storage128GB UFS 2.1 + Shared SIM/microSDXC slot128GB UFS2.1 + Dedicated microSDXC slot
RAM8GB8GB
ScreenAMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixel, 6.4″IPS LCD, 1080 x 2400 pixel, 6.5″
Back CameraQuad-camera module,
48MP main module,
13MP telephoto,
8MP ultra-wide,
2MP depth,
Quad-camera module,
48MP main module,
8MP ultra-wide,
2MP depth,
2MP B/W
Front Camera44MP16MP
WiFi CapabilityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFCNoNo
3.5mm Headphone JackYesYes
Battery4025mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 30W fast-charging support5000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support
Fingerprint SensorUnder display, opticalside-mounted
PriceRM1699RM1199

Design

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Personally, I think Oppo A92 looks better than Oppo Reno 3. From the front, Oppo A92 uses punch hole camera screen design that is more stylish than Reno 3 tear drop design.

The back of Oppo A92 uses a rectangular-shaped quad-camera layout that’s similar to Samsung S20 and Huawei P40.

The Oppo Reno 3 uses a single line layout which is a bit outdated and commonly used across BKK Electronics’s smartphone. Even the Oneplus Nord is using a similar camera layout. (probably for cost-saving reason)

Performance

Mediatek Helio P90 and Snapdragon 665 offer similar performance where Helio P90 is slightly faster in real-world performance. But the advantage is close to negligible.

You may check out the speed test below:

Phone Screen/Display

Oppo Reno 3 comes with a 6.4″ AMOLED display while Oppo A92 comes with a 6.5″ IPS LCD Display.

Oppo Reno 3 AMOLED Display is definitely the winner here as AMOLED not only provides a clearer screen but also is more friendly to the eye, especially when using the phone in a dark environment.

Camera and Video Recording

To put the long story short, camera A92 is poorer but comparable to Oppo Reno 3. Under certain conditions, the photo may not be as detailed and sharp as Reno 3. Overall, it is still a good camera.

Check out our very own Malaysia tech Youtuber, Izami Gadget doing camera test on Oppo A92 vs Oppo Reno 3 Pro. Oppo Reno 3 pro and oppo reno 3 uses the same Sony IMX 686 sensor, so it is a good reference for Oppo Reno 3 camera performance.

Battery & Fast-Charging Capability

Oppo A92 comes with a larger battery of 5000mAh while Reno 3 has 30W fast-charging. It is down to personal preferences and consumption habit. Personally, I prefer the fast charge because I don’t use my phone when it is charging. So, fast charging speed reduces my phone usage “downtime”.

If you prefer a battery that can last the whole day and charge the phone at night. Then Oppo A92 is definitely your choice here no doubt.

Verdict

Oppo A92 is the best mid-range Oppo smartphone to buy in Malaysia now. Because it packs a complete package at a reasonable price. Its performance and speed are comparable to Reno 3. The camera and video recording quality are acceptable. Also, equipped with snappy side fingerprint sensor and convenient dual sim with a dedicated micro SD card tray.

Its biggest downside is its LCD screen instead of AMOLED panel. But I know some prefer LCD screen because it is more durable and no screen burn-in issue.

If you still rather to buy the Reno series, it is wiser to buy Oppo Reno 3 Pro. It is only slightly more expensive but overall a better phone than Oppo Reno 3.

Best Oppo Flagship Smartphone

Oppo Find X2

best flagship oppo phone- find x2 pro

Oppo Find X2 Pro is the best Oppo flagship model to buy in Malaysia

✔ 120Hz AMOLED Display
 Snapdragon 865
12GB Ram, 512GB storage
5G and WiFi 6 compatible
Super VOOC fast charge
Really expensive

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Oppo has released two amazing premium flagship phone in 2020, the Oppo Find X2 and Oppo Find X2 Pro!

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Oppo Find X2 and Oppo Find X2 Pro are two identical smartphones with only 3 differences: IP rating, storage size, and the ultra-wide camera.

Oppo Find X series is the pinacle of Oppo smartphone line up which uses all top of the line components.

Both phones come with Snapdragon 865 SoC that offers 5G capability, an AMOLED display with 1 billion colour and 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, WiFi 6 capability, NFC, under-display optical sensor, 4200mAh battery with SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging and USB Power-Delivery support.

Here are the full side by side comparison between two phones:

Oppo Find X2Oppo Find X2 Pro
SoCSnapdragon 865Snapdragon 865
SIM SupportDual-SIM with 5G capabilityDual-SIM with 5G capability
Storage256GB, no SDCard512GB, no SDCard
RAM12GB12GB
IP RatingIP57 splash-proofIP68 dust and water resistance
ScreenAMOLED, 6.7″, 1440 x 3168 pixel, 1 billion colourAMOLED, 6.7″, 1440 x 3168 pixel, 1 billion colour
Back CameraTriple-camera module,
48MP main module with OIS,
13MP telephoto,
12MP ultrawide
Triple-camera module,
48MP main module with OIS,
13MP perioscope telephoto,
48MP ultrawide
Front Camera32MP32MP
WiFi CapabilityWiFi 6 CapabilityWiFi 6 Capability
NFCYesYes
3.5mm Headphone JackNoNo
Battery4200mAh, SuperVOOC 2.0, 100% in 38 minutes4260mAh, SuperVOOC 2.0, 100% in 38 minutes
Fingerprint SensorUnder-screen, opticalUnder-screen, optical
PriceRM3999RM4599

Verdict

We recommend taking the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Why? Because of the price. It is actually one of most affordable upgrade in the market.

Why we say RM600 upgrade is affordable? Confuse? Let’se check out the comparison table below.

Smartphone ModelStorage & priceStorage & priceUpgrade cost
iPhone 11 Pro256GB, RM5599512GB, RM6499RM900
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+256GB, RM4199512GB, RM4799RM600
Price taken from Apple and Samsung Malaysia

A mere storage upgrade for Samsung and Apple smartphone will set you back at least RM600. With the RM600 you pay to upgrade from Oppo Find X2 to Oppo Find X2 Pro, you are getting IP68 and a better ultrawide camera lense on top of upgraded storage size.

Another thing, Oppo Find X2 Pro is secretly the cheapest 512GB smartphone in Malaysia. The 512GB storage is handy especially for those who want to make full use of the 48MP camera lens. Photos and videos are going to take up a huge chunk of the storage area.

Moreover, IP68 gives you peace of mind for such a premium phone. So, you could be less worry using it on a rainy day or bringing it to the seaside.

Therefore we recommend buying Oppo Find X2 Pro if you want a flagship Oppo phone.

Do you agree with our best Oppo phone choice in Malaysia? Drop us a comment and let us know what do you think!

Do check out our articles on the best budget smartphones, best gaming phones and best Xiaomi smartphones in Malaysia

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Kai

Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.

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