It is always somewhat puzzling when a company launches a terminal with the same name and different characteristics in different markets, although in the case of the OPPO A72 5G there is at least one important difference: the model that we already know and is for sale in Spain is 4G with Snapdragon 665, while the new Chinese OPPO A72 gets on the bandwagon of 5G from the MediaTek Dimensity 720.

Of course, the differences do not end there, and there are so many readjustments with respect to the previous model that it makes more sense to talk about a completely new terminal belonging to the new generation of cheap 5G mobiles: it costs about 230 euros to change.

OPPO A72 5G datasheet

OPPO A72 5G

screen

LCD 6.5 « 
Full HD +
90 Hz

Dimensions and weight

162.2 x 75 x 7.9 mm.
175 g

Processor

MediaTek Dimensity 720

RAM

8 GB

Storage

128 GB

Frontal camera

8 MP f / 2.0

Rear camera

16 MP f / 2.2
8 MP f / 2.4 wide angle
2 MP f / 2.4 mono

Battery

4,040 mAh
Fast charge 18W

Operating system

Android 10
Color OS 7.2

Connectivity

5G
Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
Minijack

Others

Fingerprint reader on the side

Price

232 euros to change

OPPO’s new cheap 5G mobile

As chipmakers are launching their solutions for cheap mid-range terminals, cheap 5G mobiles are beginning to flourish. Virtually all manufacturers have released theirs, and OPPO has not taken too long to do the same with the MediaTek Dimensity 720 that we knew a few days ago.

Thus, the company has created a 5G version of the OPPO A72 that has little to do with the OPPO A72 that we already knew, beyond coinciding in the general design line. We are facing a 5G mobile with Dimensional 720, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

The panel remains on the screen but with a pleasant surprise. We continue with a 6.5-inch LCD panel and with Full HD + resolution, but now with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The screen incorporates the perforated front camera in one of its corners.

One of the readjustments that has been carried out on this OPPO A72 5G is the capacity of the battery, which has been lowered from the 5,000 mAh of the OPPO A72 that we already knew to more mundane ones. 4,040 mAh and with 18W fast charge support.

In the photographic capacity there is another readjustment, in this case less. If the OPPO A72 that we already know had a 48 MP quad camera, here it is lowered to one 16 megapixel triple camera.

This is a 16-megapixel f / 2.2 main sensor, an 8-megapixel f / 2.4 wide-angle and a third 2-megapixel f / 2.4 monochrome sensor. Ahead, the front camera lowers its resolution too, with an 8-megapixel sensor.

OPPO A72 5G versions and prices

The OPPO A72 5G has been officially presented in China, where it can already be pre-purchased in the colors black, light blue and blue-pink, in a single version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Its official price is 1899 yuan, about 232 euros to the current change.

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OPPO A72 5G: now with MediaTek Dimensity 720, 90 Hz display and triple camera