New Bezel-less Oppo A83 – Selfie Phone that lacks an Imp feature

New Oppo Mobiles Launched in India in 10k to 20k Price range

Oppo has launched a new mobile in India and it will go on sale starting 20th Jan 2018 (tomorrow). It comes with all the voguish features that you can expect from a modern phone in 2018.

But before we get into hardware details, notably, the Oppo A83 is going on sale on Saturday, both online as well as offline. The phone is available in black and gold color options and comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,990.

To recall, Oppo has previously launched the Oppo F5 for Rs. 19,990 in the country. The A83 is a watered down version of the of the F5 and comes at a much lower price.

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Design and Display

For starters, the OPPO A83 comes with a 5.7 Inch Bezel-free display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display has an HD+ (1440*720 pixels) resolution and comes with 2.5D curved glass.

The A83 uses Oppo’s UFO (highly curved design) philosophy that makes the A83 curvaceous.The metallic back side has a nice curvature making it easy to hold and use, whereas the front comes with an unblemished infinite display.

Measuring 7.7 mm in thickness and weighing 143 grams the Oppo A83 qualifies as a sleek phone.

Performance 

Next, powering the phone is the Octa-Core Mediatek 6763T (Helio P23) with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and comes with the ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU with a clock speed of 770 MHz.

Furthermore, the phone has 3 GB Ram and 32 GB storage. Unlike, the Oppo F5 that comes with the same processor but more Ram and storage.

Also, the storage is expandable to 256 GB using the dedicated sim slot. It comes with 3 slots. The Color OS 3.2 and the Android Nougat 7.1 offers several customizations and features like O-Share, split-screen mode, and unobtrusive gaming experience.

Camera

Let’s talk about the bread and butter for this Oppo phone. For selfies, it does not come with an overwhelmingly large pixel size camera, instead, it has an 8 MP shooter. But it comes with its own quirks, the AI Beauty recognition technology.

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Based on the large database of human faces, the camera can recognize your age, gender, skin tone and type to enhance your selfies using the magical AI powers.

What’s more, we have a 13 Megapixel rear camera that can also use AI and has the ability to click multiple shots and stitch them together to create a collosol 50 MP image. I am not sure why we need a 50 MP image, but if you do, Oppo A83 is the right phone.

Notably, both the cameras have a f/2.2 aperture, Achilles heel for low light imaging.

Other Features

Firstly, the missing feature, the Oppo A83 does not come with a fingerprint scanner. However, NDTV Gadgets and some other mainstream media erroneously reported that it has a fingerprint scanner. The official Oppo website does not have any mention of the fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the promotional images squalidly conceal the back to hide this detail.

Dear venerable brands, we are not naive. At least Apple told us they don’t have a fingerprint id on the iPhone X. Anyways, our readers are smart and don’t get tricked easily.

Secondly, to compensate for the fingerprint scanner, the phone comes with the face unlocking feature. Although, not sure if it works in pitch dark.

Lastly, the battery capacity seems decent as the phone has a 3180 mAH battery that even supports fast charging.

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Previously Oppo Launched the Oppo A71 in India about which you can read below.


 

Oppo A71 (2018) AI Powered Affordable Phone

1/Feb/2018 – Today, Oppo has launched a slightly updated version of the older Oppo A71, that they launched in Sept 2017. The smartphone is so far available in Pakistan for a price tag close to Rs. 11,800. Oppo may launch the device in India in the coming weeks. However, the company is yet to share any information.

In comparison to the older Oppo A71 that is available in India for Rs. 9,999, it offers some additional features.

For starters, it comes with Android Nougat OS 7.1 and also has the Oppo custom skin ColorOS 3.2 on top of Android to add some nifty features. The smartphone comes with a metallic surface finish and looks like the Oppo A57 or the Oppo A77. There is no change in terms of the design in comparison to the older A71.

Oppo A71

Key Specs and Features OPPO A71 (2018)

For photography, it comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera with PDAF, Flash, f/2.2 aperture to capture detailed images. The mobile offers a 5 Megapixel front selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture.

When was the last time you heard about an Oppo or Vivo phone without a large selfie camera?

It is surprising to see that Oppo has not launched this phone with a large Megapixel front selfie camera. To me, Oppo smartphones are synonymous to selfie smartphones. In fact, it is rare to find an Oppo phone which is not a selfie phone.

Furthermore, the A71 (2018) comes with AI beautification technology that applies the most suitable beauty effects to your selfies.

The Oppo A71 comes with 5.2 Inch TFT display with HD resolution (1280*720) pixels and also has 2.5D curved glass coating. It comes with a standard 16:9 display with large bezels, unlike the voguish bezel-less phones.

Powering the A71 (2018) is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and the Adreno 506. Additionally, it comes with 2 GB Ram.

Notably, the older Oppo A71 uses the MediaTek 6750 Quad-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz and even has got 3 GB RAM. Tragically, Oppo has reduced the Ram from 3 GB to 2 GB in the newer model.

The Oppo A71 comes with just 16 GB of storage. However, you can expand the storage using a micro-sd card support upto 128 GB. Most mobiles in this price range offer at least 32 GB internal storage space.

Oppo A71

Fueling the phone is a 3000 mAH capacity battery. The phone is sleek and measures 7.6 mm in thickness. Also, it is not bulky and weighs just 137 grams.

There was a time when smartphone makers were making phones as thin as 5mm and as light as 110 grams, but poor battery life and consumer feedback has made them switch strategy to necessarily add more battery and give up the sleek design approach.

The Oppo A71 comes with the standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, 4G LTE, VOLTE and WIFI support. Egregiously, Oppo is not using a fingerprint scanner in this mobile. However, it may come with a face unlock feature but not confirmed by Oppo at this point.

Oppo recently launched the A83 selfie phone in India, that too lacks a fingerprint reader.

In conclusion, it’s old wine with a new bottle cap, not even a new bottle. The phone looks way too expensive for the price and even lacks a large selfie camera.


Oppo F1 Thin Selfie 8 MP Front Camera Smartphone launched

Oppo has launched the new smartphone in the Indian market and it is a selfie-focused mobile.  The Oppo F1 has an 8 Mega Pixel front camera with wider f/1.20 aperture camera.

The wider aperture allows a good amount of light to enter the camera even in the low light conditions and ensures more clear photos in indoor surrounding and even at night. The front camera does not come with a flash but there is an option to use the display as flash as we have seen before in the Apple iPhone 6s and many other smartphones.

Oppo F1 Thin Selfie 8 MP Front Camera Smartphone launched

The smartphone has beautified 3.0 App and comes with 8 different color filters to ensure better post-processing of images. The smartphone comes with a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera with Flash and auto-focus.

Oppo F1 Thin Selfie 8 MP Front Camera Smartphone launched

As per the statement was given by Sky Li, Oppo Vice President and Managing Director “ Oppo continues to revolutionize the smartphone camera and design, and the Oppo F1 is a step forward in this pursuit”.

The smartphone has an aluminum body and is a very thin device measuring 7.25 mm, the design and build quality is elegant compared to the cheaper android mobiles with similar specs.

The smartphone is priced at Rs. 15999 and will be available both online and offline through physical retail stores in India.

Oppo-F1

The dual Sim Oppo F1 has 4G LTE connectivity along with the native 3G and 2G support.  The smartphone comes with 5.0  HD screen (1280*720) resolution and also has the 2.5 D glass which makes the smartphone screen merge with the frame in a curved arc.

The Oppo F1’s 5-inch screen is protected by the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 which offers twice the resistance to scratches when compared to the Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The Oppo F1 runs on the color OS 2.1 along with the Android Lollipop 5.1 UI. The Oppo F1 is powered by the Octa-Core processor 64 Bit Snapdragon 616 clocked at 1.7 Ghz. The smartphone also has an ample amount of Ram with 3 GB capacity.

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The smartphone also offers decent performance and if you compare it to the Lenovo K4 Note it has a better processor. The smartphone comes with the Adreno 405 GPU which offers good gaming performance.

The Oppo F1 comes with 16 GB of storage space which can be expanded using a micro-sd card. The smartphone comes with 2500 mAH battery which may not be comparable to 3000 mAH or higher battery capacity, but we can’t expect more in a thin profile smartphone.

Oppo has also announced that they will also be launching the Oppo F1 Plus with Full HD Display and 5.5-inch screen, 4 GB RAM soon in India and will be priced at 26999.

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