Oppo, this rising star in the smartphone industry, has released yet another model this year – the A83. This latest model promises to be a hit like its earlier ones.
Size, Weight, Appearance and Display
At first glance, it looks like the F5 Youth, only it is smaller and toned-down, measuring 150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm (it is very thin!) and 143 grams. It has a 5.7-inch full screen, allowing more space for viewing. This means the keypad is onscreen and there are no buttons at the bottom as a trade-off. The volume keys is to the left and on the right are the power/lock key and SIM tray that can accommodate 2 nano-SIM cards and another slot is for the MicroSD card. You can find the loudspeaker, micro USB port, microphone and jack for the headset/speaker at the bottom.
On the backside, the A83 does not have a fingerprint scanner that you normally see in the F series; just the camera and LED flash.
The resolution or display is at 1440 x 720 HD+. Expect the images to be a lot sharper if not as sharp as the F5 series. It also has a Split Screen that allows for multi-tasking. It beats having to switch apps a lot.
CPU, Operating System and Memory
In the processor department, the A83 uses a MediaTek Helio P23Octa-Core chipset clocking 2.5 Gigahertz tops. For the operating system, the A83 uses a Color OS 3.2 based on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a patch dated November 5, 2017. It feels like you are using an iPhone but simple and easy to get around. For memory, it has 3 Gigabytes of RAM and 32 Gigabytes of ROM. As mentioned earlier, there is a slot for a memory card (maximum 256GB) that can expand the memory.
The A83 has non-removable 3180mAh battery which is a notch lower than those in the F series. However, it can last the entire day (maximum of more than 15 hours) even when all the apps are in use, notably gaming, Wi-Fi connection, camera and social media browsing. The drawback is charging takes about 2 hours.
There is 13 Megapixel camera at the rear and an 8 Megapixel camera in the front for selfies. It has features such as HDR, filters, Time-Lapse, Beauty, Panorama and Expert. It also has the AI Beauty Technology and Depth Effect as well. Because of the AI Beauty Technology, the A83 has a Smart Selfie feature which can detect your physical features and automatically make adjustments without you having to make them yourself.
In lieu of the fingerprint scannner, the A83 has the Speedy Facial Unlock. All you have to do is show your face to the camera and it will unlock. The catch is it does not work well in places with poor lighting. Manufacturers still recommend you provide a password or PIN for security.
What Else about the Oppo A83?
The A83 also has Clone Apps that allows you to duplicate popular messaging apps. It also has Game Acceleration to enhance your gaming, and Gesture and Motion.
Despite the name, the A83 is in all intents and purposes part of the F5 series as it has the same features but with additional ones mentioned above. At 9,999 PhP, this is relatively affordable for a quality smartphone and it is a good buy you will not regret.
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