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Oppo A74 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

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Oppo A74 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, April 05
  • Dimensions: 160.3 x 73.8 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Screen: 6.43", AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Triple, 48 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Oppo A74
Release date 2021, April 05
Dimensions (HxWxD) 160.3 x 73.8 x 8 mm | 6.31 x 2.91 x 0.31 in
Weight 175 g | 6.17 oz
Colors Prism Black, Midnight Blue
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Approximate price250 EUR
Screen
Technology AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.43" inc
Screen area 99.8 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio84.4%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px
PPI /points per inch/ 409 PPI
Other - 430 nits (typ)
-800 nits (peak)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0'', 0.8µm, PDAF
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 16 MP, Single
Specifications 16 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/3.06'', 1.0µm
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 11, ColorOS 11.1
Chipset - Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 610
External memory microSDXC
Internal memory 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 8 score184731
GeekBench 5 Single Core365
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1120
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC No
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Music and Audio
Radio
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast charging 33W, 54% in 30 min
-SuperVOOC 2.0

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Oppo A74 Review

The competition among budget smartphones in the market across the world is huge. Manufacturers are constantly finding a way to make such a balance of features go hand in hand with an extremely attractive low price. This is exactly how we can describe the Oppo a74 model. Its creators have coped brilliantly with the ambitious task of making it competitive.

Design

The Oppo a74 is a low-end smartphone. However, it looks like a more expensive model. This impression is created by three details. First and foremost are the iridescent colors on the rear panel. Made of plastic, it is endowed with the ability to reflect light in an interesting way. Second, the Oppo a74 is equipped with a three-camera unit that looks more than solid. Literally flagship-like. Finally, the impression of a higher price class is complemented by the minimal thickness of the bezels around the screen.

Finally, we must mention the fingerprint scanner, which is built directly into the display. It works fast and accurately enough.

Display

To the delight of the user, the Oppo a74 has an OLED panel display that has several advantages: lower power consumption, deep blacks and high contrast. In this case, we get a high maximum brightness that reaches up to 800 nits. Thus, under the direct rays of the sun, the Oppo a74's screen will remain legible.

The display of the smartphone, as already mentioned, pleases with thin bezels. Their width is only 1.6 mm. Only the bottom of the device is larger. The screen itself occupies over 90% of the front panel area, which is a high indicator. The display diagonal is 6.43 inches with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density is over 400.

Performance

Oppo a74 is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset with 8 cores running at up to 2 GHz purity. It is complemented by a graphics accelerator and 4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. All this is enough to have a system that allows you to work comfortably with the Oppo a74. You can use programs, communicate over video, take photos, record videos, listen to music, surf, etc. As for games, the more resource-intensive ones can be accompanied by a slowdown. Because of this, we recommend tweaking the settings before you start playing.

We should also mention storage. On the Oppo a74, it's 128 GB - big enough to have unlimited options for the first year of using the device. You can expand it using a memory card if you wish.

The Oppo a74 runs Android 11 operating system, which is complemented by Oppo's proprietary interface. It is called Color OS and will leave a pleasant impression on you. The interface is cute and well thought out. There are various settings that allow you to adapt everything to your taste.

If you like to use a dark theme, the Oppo a74 will provide it.

Cameras

The main camera on the Oppo a74 is triple. The main module is 48-megapixel. It is complemented by a 2-megapixel module for macro shots and a 2-megapixel sensor for depth sensing. Using the latter you can blur the background in portrait mode.

During the day and in moderate light deficit, the Oppo a74's camera allows you to take quality photos. The detail is second to none and the colors are realistic. The dynamic range is wide. Auto exposure metering works excellently. You'll love how the HDR mode is implemented. It helps to extend the dynamic range. The photos turn out bright and compelling.

The finished Oppo a74 photos are stored at 4000 x 3000 pixels, i.e. 12 MP resolution. The full potential of the main camera can be realized when you request it from the settings.

If you haven't taken macro photos before, the Oppo a74 will make them your favourite. It's another when you can view objects in super fine detail.

Capturing video in turn is at 1920 x 1080 pixels or 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second. There are separate modes for slow-motion or sped-up shooting.

A 16-megapixel front camera is responsible for selfies. It features good detail when shooting during the day. In dark conditions, you will notice the appearance of flaws on the footage.

Autonomous operation

Oppo a74 is a smartphone that attracts attention with its thin body and large diagonal screen. At the same time, underneath its beautiful looks lies a 5000 mAh battery. Combined with an economical chipset and an OLED screen with moderate resolution, it allows the device to offer good autonomous performance.

You can count on over 20 hours of uninterrupted video viewing at maximum screen brightness. This indicator will increase if you reduce the brightness to 50%. With normal daily usage, you can recharge the Oppo a74 only after 2 days.

The recharge speed will also make you happy. From 0% to 15%, Oppo a74 charges in just 10 minutes. For a 50% charge you have to wait half an hour, and for 100% - 90 minutes.

Conclusion

The Oppo a74 is a modern phone that offers classy looks, a bright OLED screen and satisfactory performance.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Oppo A74 was around 250 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, April 05.
The weight of the Oppo A74 is 175 g.
The screen size of the Oppo A74 is 6.43" inches.
The size of the Oppo A74 is 160.3 x 73.8 x 8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.