Oppo has been a consistent market leader in the budget segment offering a great camera experience with their devices. The company even uses its camera system as a strong marketing tool in its different tiers of devices. The A series from Oppo has been one of their bestselling devices in the entry-level budget segment. The company recently launched the OPPO A57, the latest in their A series on 1st September 2022 in Bangladesh. Here’s a detailed look at different aspects so that you can decide whether the A57 can be your next smartphone or not. Key Specifications of Oppo A57 Design and Build Quality Oppo has been nailing the design of their smartphones for quite some time now. More often than not, it is seen that brands directly incorporate different elements of their flagship devices in the mid-range or budget devices. It is done to streamline the offering across budget segments. But Oppo has created a separate distinct design statement for all of its lineups and the A57 follows suit in that regard. Opening the box, users will be greeted with a refractive polished back and a polished color marched chrome frame. Read Oppo Reno 8 5G Review: Key features, advantages, disadvantages The back and the frame of the device are made from plastic while the glass front doesn’t have any protection rating. The choice of material is understandable at this price segment and beyond the materials, Oppo has done a very good job at creating a device that looks more premium than it actually is. The headphone jack is still present on the A57 making it still relevant for budget and mid-range consumers. The other ports and buttons are present as usual. In a typical Oppo fashion, the power button and the volume rockers are on the opposite side of each other. The power button also doubles as the fingerprint scanner. It's accurate but it could be a tad bit faster. The only gripe that we have with the overall device is the lack of a secondary microphone which would have significantly increased the call quality of the device. Read Asus ROG Phone 6 Review: Pros, cons of the hardcore gaming beast Other than that, the Oppo A57 is a well-built device that will be well worth the price it comes at. The Display The display of the Oppo A57 is a 6.56-inch IPS LCD panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate. the 6.56-inch has become a sweet size between smaller and larger phones. But the size of the device gets expounded with the large chin on the bottom and the overall side bezels. This phone will feel to be much larger compared to the screen real estate it comes with. The smooth 90 Hz refresh rate is a welcomed addition at this price point. But the panel also boasts some drawbacks. We have seen AMOLED panels in this price range but the A57 still features an IPS LCD one. The panel also has a peak brightness of 600 nits with a typical max brightness of 480 nits. This grossly falls short in comparison to any AMOLED panels. Outdoor visibility is decent at best, nothing great. To make matters even bleaker, the display is a 720P one with a 269 ppi density. Read Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 Review: Multitasking King for Utilitarian Users Viewing angles of the panels are good but overall resolution and brightness certainly come up as a drawback for the device. The Camera Oppo A57 features a dual camera setup with a 13 MP main camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. The main camera is the primary feature here as the secondary depth sensor only works for portrait shots. The camera housing on the back of the device might make things look like there are two very large sensors here. But in reality, the camera on the Oppo A57 can be considered average at best. With just two sensors, it's apparent that other features like wide angle and macro or telephoto shots will be unavailable. And honestly, it's kind of better that Oppo didn’t try to make the camera experience gimmicky by incorporating underperforming lenses. Read realme Pad Mini Review: Is it a worthy budget iPad mini of android? Speaking of performance, the main sensor does relatively well. Pictures look detailed with a wide dynamic range. But these shots are only outdoors in brightly lit conditions. Anything less than optimum lighting and the performance falls apart. Low light images have grains and noises which might be a dealbreaker for many. With just 13 MP resolution and the processing power it comes with, we can’t really expect anything more from it. The front camera is also just a generic 8 MP one. It will get the job done but it will not produce outstanding pictures. The videography, as expected, is just 1080P at 30 fps. The limitation of the sensor combined with the lack of processing power is the main reason for limited videography. Processor and Performance The Oppo A57 sports a MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor based on the 6 Nm architecture. The processor has a chip design of 2 2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 processors. Read Vivo V25 Pro: Detailed Review with Key Specifications Even though it is an entry-level processor, the 6 Nm architecture provides impressive efficiency in performance and battery management. However, it doesn’t mean that the device will be able to crunch processor-heavy tasks. Users will see that the device runs well in its day-to-day tasks like browsing the web or social media. But the performance starts to throttle with more processor-heavy tasks like 3D gaming. Titles like COD and Asphalt 9 run on medium settings but even then, the device heats up pretty easily. So, if you’re planning to buy this device for heavy use, it might not perform up to the expected mark. Battery and Charge Time The phone comes equipped with a 5000 mAh battery. There is a 33W fast charging with this device which will top up the device in no time. In our test, we found that a single charge will last the device for about 8 to 10 hours of continued usage. Price of Oppo A57 in Bangladesh Oppo A57 is officially available in Bangladesh on a pre-order basis right now. The price of the 4/64 GB variant is 17,990 BDT. However, the price is subject to change depending upon company policy and other issues. Read Top 10 mobile phones coming to Bangladesh in September 2022 Final Words Oppo has been a reliable brand in the budget segment for quite some time now. However, the A57 seems to have missed a few key specs which other brands are providing at this price point such as a better camera and AMOLED display. Beyond these two obvious drawbacks, the OPPO A57 is a solid device with great build quality and moderate performance. If you are looking for a standard budget phone under 20000 tk, you may consider OPPO A57.
OPPO has recently launched its new phone OPPO A57, revealing the brand’s latest and most advanced addition to its A-series devices. From the 33W SUPERVOOC flash charging, Dual Stereo Speakers and up to 8GB RAM Expansion technology to an unmatched entertainment experience, OPPO A57 simply offers the best smartphone experience at only BDT 17,990, said a press release issued on Saturday. The device comes packed with an array of improvements to enhance users’ experiences by a few notches. Read: Top 10 mobile phones coming to Bangladesh in September 2022 OPPO A57 also offers the best entertainment experience with its Ultra-Linear Dual Stereo Speaker and 33W SUPERVOOC charging. It ensures a home theatre-like experience for its users. It improves bass response and increases maximum volume to add impact to movies and games, while the stereo sound field enhances immersion. The Ultra Volume mode boosts top volume by a further 44% which can help cater to those with hearing impairments. All of these features combine to deliver a long-lasting and immersive entertainment experience for the users! Owing to 33W SUPERVOOC, with just a five-minute charge, users can enjoy speaking to their loved ones for 3.17 hours, whereas a 15-minute charge will back up four hours of video streaming and other forms of entertainment on YouTube. The phone can be charged from 0% to 51% in only 30 minutes. Thanks to the flash charging technology, this device can be fully-charged in only 72 minutes! Read: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 Review: Multitasking King for Utilitarian Users Paired with all that, it comes equipped with a massive 5000mAh long-lasting battery which replenishes more than 51% of the battery in only 30 minutes ensuring utmost usage freedom. A full charge lasts for around 15 hours of YouTube streaming or up to 12.7 days in standby. For making sure that no data goes missing from the device, OPPO A57 comes with up to 8GB RAM Expansion (4GB + 4GB), storing all the important memories with care. For the photography enthusiasts out there, the device features an ultra-high resolution 13MP camera with AI Dual Camera setup and an 8MP selfie camera with AI Portrait. Moreover, OPPO A57’s 6.56-inch color-rich display makes viewing experience including games, movies and photos all the more vivid and captivating, taking immersion to the next level. Moreover, ColorOS 12.1 on the device delivers an enhanced privacy and performance along with a Super Power Saving Mode that controls CPU speed and activities for the last few percent of charge to last for hours. Super Nighttime Standby, on the other hand, lowers overnight battery drain to just 2%, enabling users to break free from the need of charging every night. Read Vivo V25 Pro: Detailed Review with Key Specifications OPPO A57 comes in two colors - Glowing Green and Glowing Black, combined with the OPPO Glow Design and a 2D Slim and Featherweight Design for a premium-yet-comfortable experience. The Glowing Green device gives off a fresh and vibrant green color, suitable for everyone. The super trendy color also comes with transitional internal textures and a flat-edge design, making it look phenomenal to the eyes. Ensuring convenience, the device features a straight middle frame with a side-mounted fingerprint for quicker phone unlocking, with up to five fingerprint options. This phenomenal device will be available for pre-order from 1-7 September. Customers who want to get their hands on this super unique and outstanding device in segment can avail a range of pre-order offers. Pre-ordering customers will be subject to winning a backpack, while also getting an opportunity to win a lottery offering OPPO A57 at only BDT 57! On top of that, customers can also enjoy a 15% exchange along with extra cash at SWAP and get internet bundle offers. Read International Roaming: How to use a Bangladeshi SIM card abroad