OPPO started to launch its A-series phones since a category of users, young in age, became concerned about the specification of a phone and wanted to have their devices justifying their prices. As soon as the A series phone hit the market, OPPO tried to make sure to satisfy the demand of that specific group. With the same vision and goal, the OPPO A16 has got released on 17th July. How is it working? Has the phone met what it meant to? We will discuss them in this detailed review of OPPO A16.
Full-Review of OPPO Find A16
The OPPO A16 provides consumers with a one-of-a-kind appearance and experience. It has a unique look and exudes a premium aura. The phone is available in the following colors: Pearl Blue, Space Silver, and Crystal Black.
With a190g of weight, an 8.4mm thickness, and dimensions of 163.8 x 75.6 x 8.4 mm, it's a considerably large phone. All the different sensors are available on the phone, while a triple camera setup is located in the top and right corner on its back.
Like other premium phones, the OPP A16 is slabbed with protective glass with camera lenses usually protruding from one corner, seamlessly merging the entire module into the phone's back panel.
All of the usual features, such as a type-C USB connector, dual SIM card career, required buttons, 3.5mm jack and a loudspeaker, are there. The fingerprint sensor is a side-mounted button located on the phone's right side.
The Big Screen
The curved 6.52" IPS LCD screen of the OPPO A16 boasts a refresh rate of up to 60Hz. The display features a 720 x 1600 resolution and a contrast level of 1500:1.
The latter functionality is important to OPPO because the A16 can display over 1 billion colors.
The phone has implemented an AI eye-care feature that adjusts the level of display brightness according to the lighting of the surrounding environment. It also can remember users' brightness preferences and keep everyone's eyes remain in comfort throughout the day.
With a brightness level of 480nits, the display gives a satisfying projection of the source subjects' colors and quality.
The Lenses on Back
The phone has a trio of cameras on the back, including a 13MP main camera, a 2MP mono camera, and a 2MP microlens.
The primary 13MP camera has a decent sensor, which is not unusual. But it attests to the fact that the images produced by the camera are quite comparable and can have a different perspective. Images with adequate illumination are vivid, balanced, and have a wide dynamic range. Users will be able to record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second rate.
Users may utilize the macro lens to capture details with great saturation levels from different angles. They can practically put the phone near their subjects and capture some fantastic, almost hallowing shots with a bit of perseverance. The macro lens is not something irregularly perfect. It is what we usually see on average mid-ranged phones.
The Lens on The Front
The selfie camera captures more detailed skin textures, but it makes the skin tones a little too warm than usual. It might be because the beautification feature is by default active in the front lens mode. The sensor, on the other hand, has some exposure problems, with backgrounds commonly appearing too blunt or too bright.
Colors are blurred when compared to the main sensor. The pictures might sometimes look overdone. This lens can record videos in 1080p at a rate of 30 frames per second.
Performance, Software & UI
The OPPO Find X3 Pro is outfitted with the MediaTek Helio G35 processor, which at the time of its release was the average CPU available for Android phones, delivering great performance speeds and battery benefits at the same price level.
Because of the CPU and PowerVR GE8320 GPU, as well as the phone's beautiful screen, the OPPO A16 may be a great gaming phone. However, for high-end games like Call of Duty, PUBg, players should keep the config low.
The phone runs on the newest ColorOS, which is based on Android 11 and provides customers with many more personalization options. They can also manage app features and advertisements.
Battery and Charging
The 5000mAh battery on the OPPO A16 seemed decent in use. With light and medium use, the phone may last a day. The possibility of supporting a full day with heavy use, consuming a lot of gaming and video streaming, is too low. Regardless of how little you use your phone, it is unlikely to last two days.
Charging at 10W rates is conceivable, making it one of the slowest endeavors for a charger. With this capability, it takes around 7 to 8 hours to charge the phone to head from an empty state.
Price of OPPO A16 in Bangladesh
The phone is officially available in Bangladesh right now. OPPO has made only one variant of the A16 phone available in Bangladesh currently. It is the 3GB × 32GB variant that comes in only BDT 12,990. The other variant is the 4GB × 64GB version that is yet to be launched in Bangladesh.
Overall, as a high-performance smartphone, the OPPO A16 is capable of providing a pleasant experience. It may feel a bit less expensive for what it is giving, or it seems just perfect.
The display is great, as is the build quality; it has a comparatively powerful CPU, as well as long and gratifying battery life. But the charging system could be a little better. The camera is likewise adequate, and the really fantastic camera setup justifies the price.