Almost a couple of weeks ago, Oppo launched the A83 in India with the promise of bringing its Selfie expertise and its own Full-screen display to a more wide range of consumers. The A83 is somewhat like a mini version of the F5 Youth because of the features that it comes with.
So yeah, it’s small like all its predecessors but this thing got a large IPS LCD display that’s to Oppo Full-screen display that cramped a 5.7-inch screen into frame previously designed to house a regular 5.0-inch smartphone. It has an 18:9 Aspect Ratio with a full-HD+ resolutions.
For Imaging-centric company such as Oppo, it’s really hard to imagine their handsets without being involved in any notable imaging features though the Oppo A83 isn’t marketed as a Selfie expert, but it surprisingly does a fine job doing it. On the front, is an 8 Megapixel shooter with an f/2.2 Aperture lens while the back is a generous 13-Megapixel imaging sensor with the same f/2.2 Aperture lens as the front and is supported by an LED flash. It has a special AI enabled features that gets the curvatures of the human face and can recognise one’s gender, skin tone and skin type in real-time.
When it comes to power and performance, the A83 seems to go on par with the Oppo F5 Youth. It is powered by a MediaTek P23 Octa-core processor running at 2.2GHz and a Mali-G71 GPU to handle its graphics processing needs. There’s 3GB of RAM at its disposal to enjoy an even smoothness in performance and 32GB of internal storage space for users to store all there personal contents and apps. In case one would need more space than one that is available, the handset comes with a microSD support of up to 256GB microSD cards.
Besides the new and trendy Full-screen display found on the A83, One would notice the absence of a widely used biometric sensor the fingerprint reader on the A83 and that’s because Oppo highlights its facial recognition algorithms and software on this one. It works mostly the same as the Apple FaceID by using and improving the built-in facial recognition feature on Android and allow users to use it to unlock the phone.
Everything else comes as standard including support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB with OTG support. Mind it though that despite most of the latest devices of today has USB-C ports, the A83 still shipped with microUSB standard which implies both good and a bad thing. Good as it is still widely used standard microUSB interface until now but the bad thing about it, it misses out the speed and convenience offered by USB-C standards.
The A83 runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box and if one would ask why is that, it’s simply because it ships with Oppo proprietary ColorOS 3.2 which still uses Nougat as it’s base. Keeping the lights on for the A83 is a 3180mAh powerpack and it’s embedded into the device.
Just last week, the Oppo launched the new A83 here in the Philippines and it will be available in Champagne Gold and Black color options for just 9,990 Php in all Oppo kiosks, outlets and partner retailer stores across the country.