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OPPO A3s vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) Specs Comparison

Recently, OPPO announced the A3s, a new entry-level smartphone with specs and features found on phones at a higher price tag.
OPPO A3s vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) Specs Comparison
Team OPPO or team Samsung?

Related: OPPO A3s Unboxing and First Impressions

Let's see how it looks against Samsung's affordable offering, the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) priced at PHP 7,490.

Who has the better specs and features on paper? Which is the right budget smartphone for you? Are you on team OPPO A3s or team Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro?

OPPO A3s vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) Specs Comparison

DeviceOPPO A3sSamsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018)
Display6.2-inch 2.5D curved In-Cell IPS screen w/ HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution at 260 ppi5-inch qHD Super AMOLED 960 x 540 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection at 220 ppi
1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
1.4GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 308
ROM16GB expandable via microSD card slot (dedicated)16GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ AF and LED flash8MP f/2.2 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera8MP f/2.2 w/ AI Beauty 2.05MP f/2.2 w/ LED flash
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo w/ ColorsOS 5.1Android 7.0 Nougat
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIMWiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, proximity, sound
OthersFace unlock, Colors: red, dark purpleColors: black, blue, gold
Dimensions156 x 75.3 x 7.8 mm143.8 x 72.3 x 8.4 mm
158 g
153 g
PricePHP 6,990
PHP 7,490 (PHP 5,990 sale price)

The quick analysis

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) has the display with punchier colors and tougher glass protection. But, it is clear that OPPO is ahead in this specs comparison.

Display - The OPPO A3s has a bigger and sharper 6.2-inch panel compared with the 5-inch qHD screen of Samsung. In addition, it has way slimmer 88.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and taller 19:9 screen to aspect ratio. Some, may not like its notch, but the A3s still has the edge here.

Specs - The Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) still loads with 1.4GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. On the other hand, the A3s arrived with a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. It is simply faster and better than the Snapdragon 425.

A3s's Adreno 506 GPU is also better for gaming than the Adreno 308 GPU of J2 Pro.

The RAM size of A3s also has 0.5GB higher RAM for better multitasking than J2 Pro.

The 4,230mAh battery capacity of A3s is almost 2x the size of what J2 Pro have.

Camera - You cannot underestimate Samsung's single 8MP camera. But, OPPO arrived with a dual camera setup. It has a 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 lens.

For selfies, it is clear that an 8MP f/2.2 sensor is higher than a 5MP f/2.2 snapper. Samsung has a dedicated LED flash though.

OPPO A3s advantages - Bigger/sharper display, slimmer bezels, faster processor, better GPU, 
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) advantages - Punchier screen color reproduction, Gorilla Glass 4 protection, dedicated LED selfie flash

Our thoughts

On paper, it is clear that the A3s is ahead in this comparison even if it is PHP 500 cheaper than the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018).

Just remember that we need to do an actual side comparison first before jumping into conclusion.

Do you agree with us?

Please let us know in the comments.
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