Two new attractive ‘budget’ smartphones from Oppo
Oppo has unveiled their newest phones in their budget A series. Both of these phones carry 5G connectivity. These are the A56s 5G and the A78 5G. If Oppo was consistent, the A57 should be a lot better than the A56s but who cares about naming really? (By the way, we reviewed the Oppo A57 4G, so go check it out! A video version would be live very soon).
Oppo A78 5G
The Oppo A78 5G shares a lot of design cues the newer A series phones have. This includes an attractive gradient or matte-like colourway, at least two large circular camera humps housing the lenses and LED flash, and a transparent highlight underneath. Also, just like almost all of Oppo’s budget phones, it features a waterdrop notch which is getting really old.
The display is a 6.56in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh rate. This screen houses the 8MP selfie camera. The back features a 50MP+2MP setup accompanied by an LED flash.
Underneath that plastic shell is a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. Furthermore, it could be expanded via MicroSD card and Virtual RAM is also a feature. It is powered by a 5000mAh battery complemented with 33W fast charging via USB-C.
It is now available in India. Availability in the Philippines is yet to be known.
Oppo A56s 5G
57 is a larger number than 56, but it’s reverse for Oppo. The A56s is a lot better than the A57 4G in every way, including the chipset. Oppo is clearly not known for consistency.
Anyway, the display of this is similar to the A78,a 6.56in. HD+ (1612x720px) IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh rate. It also has a MediaTek Dimensity 810 inside further proving Oppo’s inconsistency. It comes with 8GB RAM and either 128GB or 256GB internal storage with access to MicroSD card expansion and virtual RAM.
The design is very similar to the A57, especially the cooktop-like camera array. The primary camera is also the same, a 13MP sensor paired with a 2MP depth. The front camera is unchanged too, retaining the 8MP resolution.
Also, just like the A57, it features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm jack, and USB-C port. Now in China via JD.com, the phone starts at CNY 1,099 (~Php 9K) for the 8/128 configuration. It is not yet known whether Oppo is planning to bring the device locally.
Source: GizmoChina (1), GizmoChina (2)
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