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 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 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.
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.
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.
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Oppo A53 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Oppo A53:
Oppo A53 Specifications
|Release Date||2020, August|
|Dimensions||163.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm|
|Colors||Fairy White, Electric Black, Fancy Blue|
|SIMs||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Water & Dust||–|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolutions||6.52-inch IPS LCD Display,720 x 1600 Pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate|
|PPI||~269 ppi density|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 3|
|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|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Rear||13MP (Wide) f/2.2 + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4 + 2MP|
|Features||Quad-LED flash, Panorama, HDR, 1080p@30fps|
|Front Dual||16MP, f/2.0|
|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|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot) up to 128GB|
|Talk Time||up to 36 Hours|
|Stand By||up to 38 Days|
|Fast Charging||18W Capacity|
|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|