Oppo A53 review

Added by on 08.21.20 | Last update 01.12.22
Oppo A53 review

Budget phones do not have to be compromised. When the budget limits our choice, the market has taken care to offer enough interesting models. Such is the Oppo a53, which for a reasonable amount will provide you with a set of interesting features and technological solutions. Whether it is worth the attention, you will find out from the following lines.

Oppo A53 Specifications

  • Release date: 2020, August 20
  • Colors: Fairy White, Electric Black, Fancy Blue
  • Dimensions: 163.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm.
  • Weight: 186 g.
  • Screen: 6.5" in, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Triple, 16MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 10, ColorOS 7.2
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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Even in the inexpensive phones on the market you can find interesting design solutions. Oppo a53 looks like a more expensive model. Available in three colors - black, blue and white. The frames around its screen are minimal, only the bottom is wider. There is a slot for the front camera in one corner.

The body of the smartphone is made entirely of plastic, which is strong and pleasant to the touch. The back is glossy, but not slippery. At the same time, traces of your fingers quickly accumulate on it.

As for the size of the Oppo a53, given its large screen, it can be defined as a "shovel", as some say. For others, these dimensions are optimal and super comfortable. The Oppo a53 can be easily operated with one hand. It is thin and relatively heavy - almost 190 grams. Its volumetric battery contributes to this.

For the back panel we see an interestingly shaped block of cameras, which protrudes slightly above the surface. This solution is standard for budget models.


The Oppo a53 is based on an IPS matrix. The display has a diagonal of 6.5 inches and a resolution of 1600x720 pixels. It occupies 82.9% of the front surface of the smartphone. The ratio of its sides is 20:9. The picture quality corresponds to the price range. Maximum brightness is not enough to read information from the screen on a sunny day.

Against the background of other budget smartphones, the Oppo a53 features an increased refresh rate - it can run at both the standard 60 Hz and 90 Hz. Switching to such a mode, the picture will be much smoother.


Oppo a53 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor combined with an Adreno 610 graphics processor. The RAM can be 4 GB or 6 GB, depending on the modification. Internal storage varies from 64 to 128 GB. A memory card port is provided. It is compatible with SIM card slots.

It is time to emphasize that the Adreno 610 supports an NFC chip for contactless payments. Sound quality is typical of the price range. The smartphone works with Android 10 operating system and ColorOS 7.2 interface.


If the photo capabilities of your smartphone are important to you, then the following lines will be important. Oppo a53 offers a triple rear camera. The main module is 13-megapixel wide-angle with an aperture of f / 2.2 and is complemented by two 2-megapixel sensors. The first is engaged in macro photography, and the second is tasked with measuring depth. For better end results, Oppo has introduced LED flash, HDR and panorama. With the main camera, you can record video with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per minute.

The front camera is single, it is a 16-megapixel module and with it you will make decent selfies. It will surprise you with its capabilities, even if you shoot in conditions where there is not enough light. There is a built-in beauty system.

The camera interface is typical of Oppo models. It is easy to manage and intuitive. There are several modes for capturing video and taking photos, as well as the option to put stickers in real time.

Autonomous work

Oppo a53 has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. This is one of its main advantages, along with a powerful enough processor for this class, a beautiful screen and photo capabilities. With a view to using messengers, surfing the Internet, GPS navigation, listening to music, etc., you can count on at least a day of battery life. Playing heavy games and constantly turning on the screen with maximum brightness will discharge the battery for about 12-14 hours.

Oppo has provided fast charging technology so you can seamlessly recharge your batteries.


Budget devices may not be perfect, but at least they can come close to that status. Oppo a53 has several advantages, including a screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, quality sound, MFC chip, nice interface, fast and accurate fingerprint scanner and satisfactory battery life.

Disadvantages of the smartphone include low performance, weak main camera and mediocre screen matrix.

Oppo A53 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Oppo A53 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Oppo.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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