Oppo A74 5G review

Read our full review to find out how the Oppo A74 5G differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 04.06.21 | Last update 11.16.21
Oppo A74 5G ревю
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3.86 / 5


Oppo a74 5g is another smartphone that the company creates in a way to meet the needs of a wider audience. For the price, this device boasts 5G support, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor. Even if that doesn't make you choose it right now, consider incredible gaming performance, good cameras and a bright OLED screen. Now Oppo a74 5g seems better to you, right?

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Oppo A74 5G specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2021, April 05
  • Colors: Fluid Black, Space Silver
  • Dimensions: 162.9 x 74.7 x 8.4 mm.
  • Weight: 190 g.
  • Screen: 6.5" inc, 1080 x 2400, LTPS IPS LCD
  • Camera : Quad, 48MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G (8 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 460)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11, ColorOS 11.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Visually, the Oppo a74 5g immediately makes a good impression. Available in two body colors - black and silver. The latter looks quite good, given that the color of the matte surface shines interestingly from light to dark shades.

On the body of the Oppo a74 5g there is a high probability that you will quickly accumulate fingerprints. Therefore, it is desirable to use it with a case. The smartphone is pleasant to hold in your hand, with comfortable dimensions. The camera module is small and practically does not protrude above the body. So you can safely place on a flat surface.

In everyday use Oppo a74 5g is extremely convenient. The volume buttons are located opposite the device start button. This is a logical decision and you will easily distinguish between them.


Oppo a74 5g has a display with excellent qualities and saturated warm colors. If, of course, you prefer cold colors, you can change the temperature from the settings.

With its 6.5-inch IPS panel Oppo a74 5g has good viewing angles and everything you need to like. You can enjoy a variety of content. Even on a sunny day on the street, the brightness of the screen will be enough for you in most cases. Enjoys the refresh rate of the picture - 90 Hz.

The high resolution and pixel density per inch complement the high screen rating.


At the heart of the Oppo a74 5g lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor that supports 5G networks. The RAM is 6 GB and the internal memory is 128 GB. The latter is quite sufficient for most users. This smartphone will handle everyday tasks without any problems. Switching from one application to another is quick and seamless. The graphics capabilities aren't the most impressive, but at low settings all the games will go well. During tests, no heating of the rear panel was observed.

At the factory, the Oppo A74 5G runs Android 11 and the ColorOS 11 interface. While this is not the most attractive user interface, much depends on how you use it. Overall, it looks good and intuitive.


Oppo a74 5g cameras deserve attention, as this is a feature that users have been relying on lately. The quality of photos and videos can be defined as average. This lower rating is offset by the beautiful design of the smartphone and its large display.

The main camera is 48-megapixel and handles more or less the shadows in the background. This may make some photos darker than desired. Without artificial intelligence mode, you may notice that the colors are not as bright. We recommend using it because they become more saturated. The manufacturer has also provided Extra HD mode, which means sharpening without improving the image quality.

Here is the moment to add that the main module of the rear camera is supported by three lenses. One of them is ultra-wide-angle, the second is tasked with taking macro photos, and the third you can enjoy the bokeh effect - it measures the depth.

The selfie camera is single, 16-megapixel and you will like the photos with it. A mode for beautifying the exterior is available. He is doing well.

In terms of video shooting, colors and detail are normal. With the Oppo a74 5g you will have fun in this regard.

Autonomous work

Oppo a74 5g offers normal battery life for this price segment. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh. It sounds impressive, but given the other resource-intensive features, you can count on a day or two of autonomy, as long as you spend energy sparingly.

Complete with the smartphone comes a charger for fast charging with a power of 18 W. So in just an hour and a half you will have a new 100% battery.


If you are looking for a smartphone for everyday use and you need 5G, the Oppo a74 5g is an excellent choice. It not only provides good performance and modern features, but also has a stylish look. One of its indisputable qualities is the fast charging technology.

Oppo A74 5G video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Oppo A74 5G 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

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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