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[Optus Locked] Oppo A72 128GB/4GB - $249 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Hey Guys, Amazon AU currently have the Optus locked Oppo A72 128GB in both Twilight Black and Aurora Purple for $249. That's a whole lot of phone for the money. Very similar to it's little brother the A52, but has double the storage and better cameras. Same great reviews.

Some phone Specs
* OS: Upgradable to ColorOS 7.1 (Android 10) latest update brings it to December 5 security patch.
* Processor: Qualcomm SDM665 (4x2GHz + 4x1.8GHz) + Oppo's Hyperboost (Turbo)
* RAM: 4GB
* Memory: 128GB UFS 2.1 (108GB available for the user) + MicroSD up to 256GB
* Display Size: 6.5" 1080 x 2400 FHD+ NEO
* Main Camera: 48MP(f/1.79) + 8MP(f/2.25) + 2MP(f/2.4) + 2MP(f/2.4)
* Connectivity: USB-C, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
* Stereo Speakers
* Battery: 5000mAh
* Works on all Australian Networks including Band 28 (Not 5G Though)
* Includes pre-applied Screen protector & Protective case

More detailed specs available here:
Oppo, Optus & GSMArena

As it's an Optus Prepaid Deal, it comes with a SIM Card and currently includes Free $30 recharge when you activate it before 28/3/2.

Links to the two colours:
* Twilight Black
* Aurora Purple

Here are some reviews I found while making a decision. It may help others.
* Gadget Guy - "Shut Up & Take My Money"
* Techradar - "The Oppo A72 is a solid budget choice"
* Tech Spurt - "Brilliant budget-friendly smartphone"

No Cashback on Electronics at Amazon, but you can always purchase with Discounted Amazon Gift Cards.

Price History at C CamelCamelCamel.
This is part of Boxing Day Sales for 2020

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  • +7 votes

    Using one right now.
    Few LPT for this phone - or just generally speaking.
    -To potentially extend the phone battery to three days, use the automatic on/off settings during your bed time. This boosted my standby hours drastically, I charge mostly once every second day, sometimes once every three days!
    -I have been using accubattery app to monitor my battery health. According to the app, my sample has 5100mah rating, higher than the rated spec, awesome.
    - I charge up to 80%, as this prolongs the battery life cycle, from my understanding.
    -Installing Gcam significantly improved photos under high dynamic range situations, thanks to Google's HDR+ algorithm. Use the 12mega-pixel option, as pixel binning seems to work well in conjunction, 12mp is plenty for the gram. The Gcam main-lens decent-light photos taken from this phone rivals my unedited mirrorless Sony, bar the bokeh. Actuall, the night mode isn't bad too, if the subject does not move and I fix my phone.
    One con of this seems to be the SD665 takes a heavy hit to render the shot(s), so experience will not be snappy with Gcam, adds some bugs.

    Hope this helps.
    Still hoping someone could help me to unlock this phone from Optus for cheap/free, as I plan to passdown this phone after I find my next bargain phone here.
    Merry Christmas to y'all!

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      Some of your tips actually apply to most phones. I've used accubattery, charging to 80% and GCam for a few years now. Makes an incredible difference. Thanks!

      Not sure if you've seen this post over on Whirlpool, but the user says that his Optus Locked phone works on Vodafone without them unlocking it, so you may want to try it, you never know.

  • +1 vote

    Optus locked version only has single sim? Deal breaker for me as I need dual sim these days.

  • +1 vote

    Unlocking this phone from Optus is a nightmare. No one knows how to do it. I have been trying since August and they are still unable to do it.

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      Have you tried the Optus Unlock Page?

      https://secure-unlock.com.au/ou/instructions

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        Yes. We are past that. At least 3 Optus tech tried.4-5 attempts so far. But nothing seems to break the network lock. Its just with this OPPO Phone.

        • +1 vote

          Oh wow! Seems strange, I haven't needed to unlock a phone in a very long time, but IIRC it used to be automated, the system would send you a code and you would then type it in the phone. Does it no longer work that way? Clearly you're not as lucky as the person on whirlpool who says their A72 is unlocked by default.

          I looked through the Optus forums and it looks like they have a lot of issues unlocking phones. A lot of the posts even from Optus employees ask you to chat to them via the app, but it seems they just go around in circles.

          I did find an interesting post where there are two ways to enter the unlock code, it seems people are lucky with either one, not sure if it will help you though.

          Apparently the unlock process will work with or without a SIM card in the phone. But it seems they ask people to remove the SIM, so give might want to give that a try if you haven't already done so.

          1. Ensure the device is connected to internet via Wi-Fi.
          2. On the number pad, dial *#475838912# to open the Unlock Window and press “Ignore” or,
          3. On the number pad, dial *#789# to open the Unlock Window nd press “Ignore”.
          4. Enter the 16-digit unlocking code in exact form and once complete, press “Unlock”.
          5. If unlock code is correct, device will display “Unlock Successful” and device will reboot automatically.

          If that's part of your issue, hopefully this will help. I'm still waiting for my one and do intend on unlocking it, so hopefully it's smooth.

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            @BigAntz: I filled the form, they sent the code after 2 weeks. I entered the code. It failed. Three Optus tech support at 3 different times tried it and failed. Then after 5 weeks they sent another code. Tried exactly like what you have shown above. That failed. It still remains locked.

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    Anyone knows if the free $30 recharge works if you are on a current (long expiry) plan? I am looking to get a new phone, wondering if I can get this and get the $30 recharge added to my long expiry credits.

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      It's a separate Sim card you activate and get free credit with that Sim card