OPPO, the famous Chinese brand known for its camera-centric devices, has just added another upper mid-range smartphone to its A series with the brand title OPPO A3. We’ve already come across a duo of OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition a month earlier with slightly higher price range but the new entrant has catered the affordability in a way while copying the design features of its predecessors.
OPPO A3 – Features
If you already know the OPPO R15, you’ll hardly find any difference in the design and specs features of the OPOO A3 except for the photography department. The handset comes with an incredibly high screen-to-body ratio and ultra-narrow bezels on each side. However, you’ll find a very thin chin and there a small notch on the upper part of the front panel that contains the earpiece and the front camera. The device presents an overall dimensions of 156 x 75.3 x 7.8 mm while weighing 159 grams.
The OPPO A3 is a dual SIM supported device by default that runs Android 8.1 Oreo customized with Color OS 5.0 under the hood. The display on the front is a bigger one measuring 6.2-inches with 19:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. While looking at the rear panel, it seems to be made of glass with a diamond-like texture encircled by an aluminium frame.
OPPO has embedded a mid-range octa-core Helio P60 chipset, the most powerful SoC unleashed by MediaTek in 2018, under the hood to power up the OPPO A3. The device also comes with a satisfying amount of RAM that is 4GB along with a massive internal storage of 128GB. If you feel it lesser than your needs, you may expand it by using a dedicated microSD card slot.
On the camera front, we don’t see the trendy dual setup but OPPO A3 comes with still a decent 16MP lens on the rear with a bright f/1.8 aperture. The front snapper offers a resolution of 8MP with larger aperture size of f/2.2 to capture wide angle selfies. The camera department is the only handicap of A3 as compared to its elder sibling R15.
OPPO A3 – Pricing and Availability
OPPO, as usual, has made the OPPO A3 available in its hometown China in four vivid colors of Black, Silver, Pink and Red with an affordable price tag of CNY 2,099 (~$332, €274, PKR 38,500). It is expected that OPPO may unleash the international release of OPPO A3 in next month.
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