While the pandemic has created many problems for the smartphone industry and sales, it seems to be recovering decently and making lemons out of the lemonade handed to it. Rather than a high-priced flagship phone with breakthrough features and performance, there is still a considerable need for budget and mid-range phones at this time. As companies like Apple and OnePlus, which were previously seen as high-end geared manufacturers, have shifted their sights to this market, the competition seems to have grown. More and more ‘premium’ features are making its way to this market section.
Oppo‘s newly launched A53 is an excellent example of this. With 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 460 processor, and giant 5000 mAh battery, Oppo A53 is something to set your sights out for. In this article, we’ll look over this new oppo smartphone; it’s specs, price range and availability, and whether or not it is truly worth investing in.
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Oppo A53: Overview
Design and display:
The A53 has just been freshly introduced in the Indonesian market, with little to no forewarning. For a mid-range price tag, this phone brings a 90Hz display on the table. The display, which has a resolution of 720p, contains a neat little punch-hole display at the top left of the screen. With a size of 6.5″ and cinematic aspect ratio of 20:9, this is pretty standard looking and follows the minimalistic punch-hole display, so many new releases are adopting nowadays.
On the rear we have the fingerprint sensor, that is laid adjacent to the triple camera + LED rectangular panel
The rear of the phone houses a triple-rear camera setup, which includes a 16MP primary sensor, paired with a 2MP secondary sensor and another 2MP tertiary sensor. Since the phone has just been freshly released without a lot of pomp, we can’t say much for the picture quality, however, given that it runs a pretty reliable processor, it’s safe to say that it might outplay other phones with similar 16MP sensors.
On the front, we have a neat 16MP selfie camera nested inside the hole-punch display.
Processor and Performance:
The A53 is the first phone to adopt the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor. While rumors have been flying about the Nokia 3.4 adopting it too, Oppo takes the cake on being the first company to utilize this beastly new processor. With an Adreno 610 GPU to handle graphics, the performance of this phone is pretty great for this price point, and Qualcomm promises impressive mobile experiences using this chipset – with gigantic performance leaps, first-in-tier AI, and feature-packed camera experiences. Coupled with 4GB RAM and 64 gigs of onboard storage (with no storage variants), there is little that the Oppo A53 leaves unchecked.
On the software side of things we have the ColorOS 7.2 on top of Android 10.
Battery and charging:
The Oppo A53 packs a solid 5,000mAh battery. With support for 18W fast charging and software optimizations, it’s pretty safe to say that this phone checks all the standard battery life needs.
The A53 comes in two shades: Fancy Blue and Electric Black
Oppo A53 Price and Availability:
As of right now, the phone is only available in Indonesia for 2.499 Million Indonesian Rupiah. This roughly translates the Oppo A53 price to around $169, which amounts to NRs 20,300. But as always, there are bound to be some price bumps due to shipping costs and taxes, so the estimated price is more accurately somewhere around NRs. 22,500.
Being a mid-range phone, there’s a high chance that it will be available in Nepal soon. It is set for launch in India on August 27, after which it may be launched in the Nepali market also.
What are your thoughts on this new phone? Are you excited for it to launch in Nepal? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!