OPPO A71 Review

After the A57, OPPO Philippines broke the Php 10,000 price barrier recently with the release of OPPO A71. I was amazed by the A57 for it's overall performance for the price that it became the 2nd best selling Android device this 2017. I wonder if the A71 will be on the same fate. This is my OPPO A71 review

In the UI, the A71 was the savior for OPPO PH fans for those who want to check out the latest ColorOS based on Android Nougat (as it's first phone with the said version OPPO R11 will not be available officially). For this with that delicate-to-heat Mediatek MT6750 octa-core processor & 3 GB RAM, surprising that I did not almost got random lags in multitasking and my usual complex number of apps. The pull-up menu is more diversed this and no more useless 2-page pulldown menu (as it shrinked into one). The 5.2 inch TFT HD display looks fine to me. Not that much heat which is very good as I knew that the said SoC is perennial to sudden heat with just some light tasks. No more RAM issues here on the A71 that I really hate in my previous OPPO F3 review (more on our first impressions article for the screenshots)

In connectivity department, receiving calls was only the not-so-good thing on the A71. The rest like mobile data, WiFi, SMS and Bluetooth are good. What's impressive to me is the GPS accuracy as this is the most accurate that I saw in the number of MT6750-powered phones that I tested

On gaming, it worked fine on medium settings in Asphalt 8

The camera output for me is more than enough for me for social media as I was quite confident that I also brought this one in the number of blogging coverages. Of course, OPPO F3 can produce a lot better pics than the A71 in comparison. The image processing speed is also quite fast for the given price and SoC. The camera UI did not change that much if you are already familiar from the recent 2017 F3 series with 1 and 2x zoom button








OPPO A71 rear camera samples

OPPO A71 front camera sample

Extras: Coz it is Android Nougat, it was natural that this is OPPO PH's first phone with multi-window mode. Just like in their OTG function, you must also turned this feature on found in the settings and press and hold the menu button. Of course, you have the freedom to resize but I noticed that it was not perfect. One example is when I played a video thru MX Player set on 1/3 of the screen and 2/3 for SMS. If you tap the SMS app, the MX Player turns black and you will not gonna see the video playing. I hope OPPO PH will gonna seed an OTA update related to this matter. Audio on the 3.5 mm. audio jack was more than average for my liking. Charging took me around 165 minutes which I have no complains for that 3,000 mAh battery inside and 5V 1A travel charger provided

Just like in A57, I was also impressed on the OPPO A71 for the given price, specs and overall performance. This is definitely for O-Fans who cannot afford the F3 series or those who want to have a midrange smartphone from a global brand. I just hope they will gonna fix the call clarity and the multi-window compatibility. I will gonna give 4 out of 5 for the OPPO A71

Share this

Related Posts

Previous
Next Post »

October 22, 2017

OPPO A71 Review

| |

After the A57, OPPO Philippines broke the Php 10,000 price barrier recently with the release of OPPO A71. I was amazed by the A57 for it's overall performance for the price that it became the 2nd best selling Android device this 2017. I wonder if the A71 will be on the same fate. This is my OPPO A71 review

In the UI, the A71 was the savior for OPPO PH fans for those who want to check out the latest ColorOS based on Android Nougat (as it's first phone with the said version OPPO R11 will not be available officially). For this with that delicate-to-heat Mediatek MT6750 octa-core processor & 3 GB RAM, surprising that I did not almost got random lags in multitasking and my usual complex number of apps. The pull-up menu is more diversed this and no more useless 2-page pulldown menu (as it shrinked into one). The 5.2 inch TFT HD display looks fine to me. Not that much heat which is very good as I knew that the said SoC is perennial to sudden heat with just some light tasks. No more RAM issues here on the A71 that I really hate in my previous OPPO F3 review (more on our first impressions article for the screenshots)

In connectivity department, receiving calls was only the not-so-good thing on the A71. The rest like mobile data, WiFi, SMS and Bluetooth are good. What's impressive to me is the GPS accuracy as this is the most accurate that I saw in the number of MT6750-powered phones that I tested

On gaming, it worked fine on medium settings in Asphalt 8

The camera output for me is more than enough for me for social media as I was quite confident that I also brought this one in the number of blogging coverages. Of course, OPPO F3 can produce a lot better pics than the A71 in comparison. The image processing speed is also quite fast for the given price and SoC. The camera UI did not change that much if you are already familiar from the recent 2017 F3 series with 1 and 2x zoom button








OPPO A71 rear camera samples

OPPO A71 front camera sample

Extras: Coz it is Android Nougat, it was natural that this is OPPO PH's first phone with multi-window mode. Just like in their OTG function, you must also turned this feature on found in the settings and press and hold the menu button. Of course, you have the freedom to resize but I noticed that it was not perfect. One example is when I played a video thru MX Player set on 1/3 of the screen and 2/3 for SMS. If you tap the SMS app, the MX Player turns black and you will not gonna see the video playing. I hope OPPO PH will gonna seed an OTA update related to this matter. Audio on the 3.5 mm. audio jack was more than average for my liking. Charging took me around 165 minutes which I have no complains for that 3,000 mAh battery inside and 5V 1A travel charger provided

Just like in A57, I was also impressed on the OPPO A71 for the given price, specs and overall performance. This is definitely for O-Fans who cannot afford the F3 series or those who want to have a midrange smartphone from a global brand. I just hope they will gonna fix the call clarity and the multi-window compatibility. I will gonna give 4 out of 5 for the OPPO A71

0 comments:

Tech-related Tags

abenson abs-cbn mobile abs-cbn tv plus acer adspark airborne technologies alcatel allphones allwinner amd amlogic android android one ansons AOC apple arc mobile asus audio technica avant axions ballistic beyond the box blackberry Blackview bluelounge boompods braven brother bs mobile cannice canon carmudi cd r king cherry mobile cherry prepaid ckk mobile cloudfone cloudpad cmk cellphones coloud corning cubix dell devant digital walker digits trading ding ding technology dropbox dtc easy taxi edge hd ekotek exynos facebook firefly mobile firefox os fortinet fujidenzo fukuda gigahertz gionee globe grab grabexpress grabheli grabjeep grabtaxi hanabishi hisense honeywell honor hoomia hoomia earphones hooq hotel quickly hp htc huawei hyundai ibm idc iflix infinix infocus instagram intel ios iphone itunes jabra jobstreet kalibrr karbonn kata ken xin da kickstart ventures kimstore kingcom kirin konsulta md lamudi lazada leadcore lenovo level-up games lg line link messenger marshall mec mediatek meizu memoxpress microsoft microsoft lumia move msi-ecs myphone neo netflix nikon nokia novo 7 tech o+ olx philippines onda onemos onkyo oppo paymaya pc worx philips pineng pldt fibr pldt home power mac center powerocks prestigio prestiz promate pyxis qnet mobile qualcomm qube razer redfox remix mini remix mobile rockchip royqueen samsung shopify siena mobile skk mobile smart smart bro sony Soundfreaq spinnr spotify starmobile sun cellular talk n' text TCL tdk tech21 techbox philippines telego the diff thl tm torque twitter uber urbanears viber10 villman wellcom western digital widget city windows WSI xiaomi yoobao z h & k mobile zopo ZTE zuk