OPPO has been upgrading its A-series line for the past few years, and the A94 is the first phone in their particular lineup to sport an AMOLED display. the OPPO A94 Fantastic Purple color is subtle, making it premium looking . The phone is very comfortable to hold and has a 6.43-inch screen with a weight of 172g and a thinness of 7.8mm.
At the back, we see the camera bump on the A94. The module is a bigger version of the one on the Reno4 Z, with a chin for the AI and 48MP Camera logo. A vertical dual-tone LED flash is on the side.
The top has the secondary microphone while at the bottom, we have the primary microphone, USB Type-C port, loudspeaker, and headphone jack.
On the left, we have the SIM tray for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. Below are the volume controls. On the other side, there’s the lock/power switch
The biggest upgrade on the A94 compared to its predecessor is that it now has an 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and now showcases deeper blacks and more vibrant colors. Since you are getting an AMOLED panel, the A94 now gets an in-display fingerprint scanner that works smoothly and accurately, along with an Always-On Display feature. You still get a punch-hole on the A94, though the camera module this time is now a 32MP camera which is great for taking selfies. The phone also has a headphone jack which we are slowly seeing disappear nowadays
The OPPO A94 has a quad-camera setup on the back. We have a 48-megapixel main shooter, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth sensor being able to shoot up to 4K videos at 30fps. As mentioned, we have a 32-megapixel camera at the front that can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. OPPO incorporated its Ultra Steady feature for more stabilized footage at Full HD. You can still shoot videos at up to 4K (up to Full HD with the ultra-wide-angle camera), though Ultra Steady is very useful in keeping your footage as stable as possible.
This setup is quite impressive as it gives you the power to take amazing photos and videos especially in decent lighting.
The OPPO A94 also has other camera software features like AI Color Portrait Video that separates the subject by making the background black and white. Dual-View video that can record the front and rear cameras simultaneously which is great for the aspiring vlogger.
Overall the photo and video capabilities of the OPPO A94 is a great first phone if you want to venture into content creation as the range of tools presented to you out of the box allows you to really hone-in and discover a creative idea you may want to do.
The OPPO A94 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P95 chipset. While it’s not a new chipset, this 12nm SoC Is able to run most mobile games and play them quite decently. The large 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage also helps support the otherwise dated chipset.
I’ve tried it on a couple of popular mobile games like Mobile Legends, League of Legends Wild Rift, Call of Duty Mobile, and even on more demanding titles like Genshin Impact.
For mobile MOBA, the OPPO A94 is able to put out consistent frame rates at high graphical settings while keeping temperatures to a very manageable range. This smooth gameplay experience extends to Call of Duty Mobile. The only game that faced quite a bit of a challenge to run would be Genshin Impact. By default, the phone clocks the game graphics to its low setting. However, we suggest doing a bit of extra effort and switching everything at the lowest possible setting just to get a better game experience. Software features dedicated to improving the gaming experience are also here. While in-game, you can swipe on the top left to launch the Game Assistant, where you can enable performance modes, game news, messenger, and others.
Game Focus mode disables any distracting notifications. Bullet Notification floats messages so you can still see them without getting too distracted.
“The OPPO A94 has a capable processor for games and multitasking, fast charging, and a fancy in-display fingerprint scanner — all packed in a device that’s noticeably thin and light and has an attractive color scheme on the back not to mention its price of Php13,999 and what it offers for the price, the OPPO A94 earned its right to be one of the top phones on your to buy list.