Oppo launched a new budget phone today in the Indian market named the Oppo A53 & the main USP of this is that it is the first smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 in the Indian market. Not just that, it is the first smartphone by Oppo in the sub-15,000 price to feature a 90Hz display. The price? Well, the device starts at Rs 12,990 & the price goes up to Rs 15,490.
Design-wise, there isn’t anything unique about this phone. There is a single hole-punch cutout in the display on the top left & on the rear, there are triple cameras placed in a rectangular housing. The fingerprint scanner is also there on the rear. The back is made out of glossy plastic, but that’s not an issue because almost all phones at this price have glossy plastic back panels.
There is a USB Type-C port on the bottom.
Oppo A53 comes with a 6.5-inch display & it is an LCD panel with 90Hz refresh rate & 120Hz touch-sampling-rate. While the display might seem perfect for this price, the resolution is something that is a disappointment since it is a 720p display. Also, there is no mention of any Gorilla Glass protection.
Under the hood, the phone packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip which was announced earlier this year. Compared to the Snapdragon 450, the 460 offers massive improvements in both the CPU & GPU performance. The new performance-based core of Snapdragon 460 offers a 70% improvement over the Snapdragon 450’s CPU. Also, the new Adreno 610 GPU is 60% faster compared to the GPU of Snapdragon 450.
But still, the price at which Oppo A53 comes, Snapdragon 460 is definitely not an SOC that can compete with the likes of MediaTek Helio G80 & Helio G90T. The phone offers 4/6GB RAm & 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage.
Underneath, the A53 packs a 5,000mAh battery & the phone supports 9V/2A charging via the Type-C port. ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10 runs out of the box.
Finally, the triple camera setup includes a primary 13 Megapixel camera with OV13B sensor & f/2.2 aperture, a secondary 2 Megapixel macro & a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. There is a 16 Megapixel camera for selfies.
OPPO A53 – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The phone comes in three colors named Fairy White, Electric Black, & Fancy Blue. There are two storage options & here is the price for the Indian market –