Oppo A53 Review: Specifications, Price And Best Deal In Nigeria

Oppo A53

Oppo A53 is the next in line after the Oppo A52. It comes in a less premium smartphone hardware despite the higher model number. This makes it a cheaper alternative to others in the series. However, Oppo enthusiasts who plan on getting the  A52 should have it in mind that major cuts are in the processor and the camera. We will talk more on that later in the article.

Oppo A53 Colors

Where to Buy Oppo A53

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Oppo A53 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5-inch, IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 Pixels (270 PPI), 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Android 10, ColorOS 7.2
  • Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
  • 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB  Built-in Storage
  • 13MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted)
  • 4G LTE
  • 18W Fast Charging (Wired)
  • 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Design and Display

The Oppo A53 design  isn’t far fetched from what we saw on the earlier released Oppo A52. Both smartphones share similar design. They both  have a common chassis design, differentiating them won’t be much of a task if you pay attention to the rear setup. On the Oppo A53, you will find a capacitive fingerprint sensor, unlike the Oppo A52 which has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Still talking about the rear features, you will also find a square camera module housing triple cameras and an LED flash. There is also an Oppo branding below, which indicates its an Oppo Smartphone.

The Oppo A53 is available in 3 colour options. Enthusiasts have the option of choosing either Fairy White, Electric Black, or Fancy Blue.

The Cameras

The cameras was reduced from being five on the Oppo A52, to four on the Oppo A53. This reduction is due to the absence of an ultrawide camera lens on the rear camera setup.

Oppo A53 Cameras

The triple rear camera system on the Oppo A53 comprises of a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2MP Macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.3. This camera setup is capable of shooting videos capped at 1080p @ 30fps.

For selfies, we have got the same 16MP camera we saw on the Oppo A52. This camera has an aperture of f/2.0. It’s also capable of shooting 1080p videos capped at 30fps.

Hardware and Software

The Oppo A53 is a lesser smartphone when compared to the Oppo A52. This is seen in its Octa-core Snapdragon 460 processor, as opposed to the Snapdragon 665  on the A52. Aside the processor, we have pretty much got the same specs sheet. However, the processor cannot be ignored, since it is the main driving force behind the performance on this Android smartphone.

The other performance boosting features include an Adreno 610 GPU, option for either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, option for either 64GB or 128GB of RAM, and also a non-removable 5000mAh battery. In terms of software and operating system, we have got the ColorOS 7.2 user interface running on the Android 10 operating system.

Connectivity

The Oppo A53 features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type C  port. There is also dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. Please note that the Oppo A11 doesn’t support 5G network connectivity, However, the Oppo A53 users can toggle between 4G, 3G, and 2G connection.

Oppo A53 Price and Availability

The price of the Oppo A53 starts at $199 for the base 4GB / 64GB variant. This price translates to 77,105 Naira in Nigeria, 1,152 GHC in Ghana, and 21,519 in KHS in Kenya. The Price of the maxed out  6GB / 128GB variant starts around $226, which translates to 87,566 in Naira, 1,308 GHC in Ghana, and 24,439 KHS in Kenya. The Oppo A53 was announced on August 20th, 2020, and is currently available for purchase.

Where to Buy Oppo A53

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Oppo A53 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Oppo A53:

Oppo A53 Specifications

BASIC INFO
Brand Oppo
Model A53
Status Available
Release Date 2020, August
BODY
Dimensions 163.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm
Weight  186 g
Colors Fairy White, Electric Black, Fancy Blue
Body Material
SIMs Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water & Dust
DISPLAY
Size  6.5-inch
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Resolutions  6.52-inch IPS LCD Display,720 x 1600 Pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate
PPI ~269 ppi density
Multi touch Yes
Protection Gorilla Glass 3
NETWORKS
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
5G No
Speed HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
CAMERA
Rear 13MP (Wide) f/2.2 + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4 + 2MP
Features Quad-LED flash, Panorama, HDR, 1080p@30fps
Videos 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front Dual 16MP, f/2.0
HARDWARE
OS Android 10, ColorOS 7.2
Chipset  Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460
CPU Octa-core 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240
GPU Adreno 610
RAM 4GB, 6GB
Storage 64GB / 128GB
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot) up to 128GB
BATTERY
Type Li-Po
Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Non-Removable
Talk Time up to 36 Hours
Stand By up to 38 Days
Fast Charging 18W Capacity
Wireless Charging No
COMMONS
Sound 3.5mm Audio Jack
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Wi Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes

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