The Oppo a53s was launched in late 2020 and impresses with its ultra-slim design, designed to fit any palm. The device belongs to the budget class, but in the tradition of Oppo can offer enviable features. You can find out exactly which preference is given in the following lines.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Oppo A53s specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2020, October 12
- Colors: Electric Black, Fancy Blue
- Dimensions: 163.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm.
- Weight: 186 g.
- Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
- Camera : Triple, 13MP
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
- Memory: 128GB 4GB 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
Looking at the front of the Oppo a53s, you immediately notice that working with it will be comfortable. The model has a remarkably large display, relatively thin frames - especially on the side, and a delicately inserted camera in the upper left corner. The edges of the body are rounded, which contributes to a good overall impression.
Oppo a53s weighs only 186 grams and measures 164x75x8.4 mm. In other words, it is compact and lightweight. Its body is made entirely of plastic and is assembled with quality. No gaps or discrepancies between the elements are visible. On its back, the camera block is well formed in the upper left corner. This way you can easily get used to not touching them with your fingers.
The smartphone is available in several colors - black and sky blue. It can be unlocked with the fingerprint scanner.
Oppo A53s is equipped with IPS LCD screen, whose physical dimensions are 75 x 164 mm. Its diagonal is 6.5 inches. The resolution is 720x1600 pixels. The pixel density per inch is 270. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It occupies almost 83% of the entire front surface of the smartphone, which is a worthy indicator of modern standards.
The refresh rate speaks for the picture quality - it is 90 Hz. Thus, watching the species, playing games and surfing the Internet is a real pleasure. The picture is smooth and everything moves smoothly. The ability to adjust the brightness of the screen from the settings contributes to the full use of the Oppo a53s. You will need the maximum brightness when working with the device outdoors, and the minimum - when you want to protect your vision in the dark hours of the day and when you are indoors.
Oppo a53s is a smartphone based on the familiar 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor, which consists of four Kryo 240 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and four more Kryo 240 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The graphics accelerator is Adreno 610. The manufacturer assures that with such a processor you do not need to wait when it comes time to watch the coveted video.
At the factory, the Oppo a53s works with the Android 10 operating system and ColorOS 7.2 interface. It is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which if you do not have enough, you can expand with an external microSDXC memory card. The good news is that there is a separate slot for it. You can fully work with two SIM cards and a memory card at the same time.
Oppo a53s is a smartphone that offers good photo quality. It uses a 13-megapixel main camera, which is characterized by high light sensitivity and improved shooting capabilities in low light conditions. It is complemented by two auxiliary modules. One of them is 2-megapixel and is responsible for macro photography, and the other, again 2 MP, measures the depth. Oppo has provided an LED flash and HDR mode for a better user experience. With the main camera, you can shoot videos with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.
The front camera is single, wide and 8 MP. It also has HDR mode and is also used to unlock the device by face recognition.
Oppo a53s is equipped with a non-removable Li-Po battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. You can count on about two days of battery life and more if you are measured in the use of the smartphone. To enjoy the interaction with the device as much as possible and not to think about the charger, the manufacturer has provided an energy saving mode. It prolongs the autonomous work further.
Oppo has provided 18W fast charging technology.
In the face of the Oppo a53s we see a worthy competitor to the budget models on the market in 2021. Thanks to the intelligent selection of functionalities and technical parameters, the device will be up to date for at least a few years. You can enjoy videos, photos and other content on it, as the screen is satisfactorily large and the frequency of updates affects the experience.
In Oppo a53s you also get support for NFC chip for contactless payments.
Oppo A53s video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Oppo A53s 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.