Update -11-December 2020

Oppo A53

Oppo has launched a new smartphone Oppo A53 on 20th August 2020. The phone is already available for purchase on Amazon for a price tag of Rs. 12,990.

The smartphone comes with a prominent display and a powerful processor. It is available in Fairy White, Electric Black, and Fancy Black at a reasonable rate.

Oppo A53
Oppo A53


  1. 90 Hz Display
  2. 5000 mAH capacity Battery
  3. Android 10.

Let’s move to the features offered by Oppo A53:

The smartphone comes with 6.50 inches HD LCD screen with 1600 * 720 pixels resolution.

The punch-hole display has a 90Hz refresh rate, 269 PPI, 20:9 aspect ratio, 400 nits brightness, and 89% screen to body ratio.

Oppo A53 weighs 186g and measures a thickness of 8.4mm and a height of 163.9mm.

Notably, powering the phone is the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor with a base clock speed of 1.8GHz and also has the and Adreno 610 GPU.

Additionally, the A53 runs ColorOS 7.2 based Android 10.

You will easily be able to run the device all day long thanks to the 5000mAh battery with proprietary fast charging support (18 Watts).

As far as memory is concerned, the phone comes with two memory variants likewise 4GB/6GB LPDDR4 RAM at 1804 MHz and 64GB/128GB internal storage.

The storage is expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.

Moreover, Oppo A53 comprises of Triple rear camera setup with a 13MP main camera (f/2.2 aperture) that supports 6x digital zoom, 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and 2MP depth sensor camera with f/2.4 aperture.

It features a 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture that supports the Bokeh effect.

Oppo A53 arrives in India with the starting price at INR 12,990.

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Oppo A33 (2020)

The company has launched its new affordable smartphone on 28th September 2020 with a few remarkable features.

Let’s talk about its specifications:

Starting with the display, the latest Oppo mobile has a 6.5 inches IPS LCD with 1600 * 720 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 90 Hz (269 PPI). Protecting it is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (11 nm) octa-core powers the phone and has Adreno 610 GPU. Furthermore, it comes with the latest ColorOS 7.2 based Android 10 that offers a pleasing user experience.

Oppo A33
Oppo A33

The device is not very hefty and weighs 186g and measures 8.4 mm in thickness.

To ensure that you get all-day battery life, It packs a massive 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

For photography, the phone includes a triple rear camera with 13 MP wide (f/2.2), 2 MP macro (f/2.4), and 2 MP depth (f/2.4). It keeps an 8 MP (f/2.0) selfie camera.

Notably, the phone gives 3 GB/ 4 GB RAM with 32 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card.

The Oppo A33  is available in Moonlight Black and Mint Cream shade with a starting price of Euro 130 (roughly INR 11,364).

Oppo K1 Is Superb Looking Stylish Phone With Performance Chops

Oppo has launched the new Oppo K1 today in the Indian market, and the device comes with great specs and features for an affordable price of Rs. 16,990.

The phone takes on several mid-range rivals such as Honor Play, Honor 8X, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Xiaomi Mi A2.

Oppo has also launched the new Oppo F11 Pro and F11 in India on 5th March.

It looks like a very impressive device, reserved probably for online buyers. Just go through the Specs and features, and you may also agree with my thoughts about this phone.


Oppo K1 Best Features

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
  • Amoled Display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Hyper Boost Tech for Gaming
  • 25 MP Selfie Camera
  • Modern Design and Display With Water Drop Notch

Oppo K1 – Launch, Price and Availability Date

The new Oppo K1 will be available for purchase from Flipkart, from 12th February 2019. The company has launched only one variant of the device offering 4 Gb ram and 64 GB storage.

Aforementioned, you can buy it from Flipkart for Rs. 16,990.

The Oppo K1 is the cheapest phone in India that comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and probably the first phone launched with this feature in the sub 20k price range.

Undoubtedly, Oppo is turning up the heat on rivals by offering such features at such affordable rates.

Also, it is interesting to see the brand launch a very aggressive phone online, instead of Realme launching it.

Oppo has sub-brand Realme to launch such phones, but nevertheless, the brand is itself getting aggressive online.

Also, I am sure this is not going to hit the retail market anytime soon, considering the low price and great specs.

Key Specs and Features – Oppo K1

Performance and Display

Powering the Oppo K1 is the tried and tested Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.95 GHz.

Also, there is an Adreno 660 GPU that offers excellent gaming performance.

Moreover, if you are considering this phone to play games like PUBG, Asphalt 9 or whatever is your poison, you can buy it without worries of performance lag or heating.

The Phone comes with a 6.4 Inch display with (1080×2340 pixels) FHD+ resolution and has a water notch design. The phone boasts of a 91% screen to body ratio and 430 nits of maximum brightness.

Oppo is using  AMOLED display on this phone and even has the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Again, both these features are unheard in this price range and surely gives Oppo a distinct advantage over rivals.


The phone comes with impressive optics and has a Dual rear camera setup. The main camera has a 16 Megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture, and the secondary depth sensor has 2 MP lens.

The large aperture on the Oppo K1 ensures that it will be able to do decent work in low light scenarios.

At the front, the phone has a massive 25 Megapixel selfie camera, an ideal addition to attract selfie devotees.

OS and Battery

The mobile runs on the Color OS v 5.2 along with the Android Oreo 8.1.

It is a bit of a shame that Oppo is not offering Android Pie out of the box for this new device.

The Oppo K1 comes with an adequate 3600 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support.

 Other Features

As far as the connectivity options are concerned the Oppo K1 comes with micro-USB port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Dual Sim, Dual VOLTE support.

Further, there is support for WIFI, USB OTG and Bluetooth Version 5.0.

You can use face unlocking on the K1 and based on experience I can tell it pretty smooth on most Oppo phones.

Lastly, the K1 has the coveted in-display scanner similar to other phones like Oneplus 6T and Vivo V11 Pro.

Oppo has not shared if they are using a sensor as fast as we have seen on the Oneplus 6T or if it is a 1st generation sensor similar to V11 Pro.

The phone is not very thick – measures 7.4 mm in thickness and weighs 156 grams.

The design is similar to the F9 Pro and thanks to the lightweight polycarbonate body it is easy to carry and use.

The dual-tone mobile is available in astral blue or piano black color options.

Initial Thoughts

The Oppo K1 looks impressive for the price and has some extraordinary features like an In-display scanner, Gorilla Glass 5, AMOLED panel, and SD 660.

The asking price is also not too high, and you can surely consider it if you have a budget of around 16 to 17k.

For people with a higher budget, the Poco F1 and Asus Zenfone 5Z are superb choices.

Take care and keep sharing updates and thoughts in the comments, and follow Candytech/me on Twitter and Youtube.

Previously Oppo has launched the A7 in the Indian market for Rs. 16,990.

Also, Read: 

10 Latest Smartphones With Excellent Specs under 15K

11 Top Mobiles With Excellent Camera and Battery Life Below 25K.

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Author: Kanuj Sharma

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