OPPO A83 Review

It was one of the two current offerings of OPPO Philippines this 2018 and the price already gave us a wow factor but is it also for it's whole package? Here's our review of OPPO A83

On display, it was a-ok given that this is an under 10k OPPO phone with good viewing angles and not max out needed to use it on outdoors. The body was made from plastic yet I did not have any problems in terms of the grip and that possible fingerprint magnet


Without the fingerprint sensor, PIN or Face Unlock feature were my options to enable or disable my phone. For the sake of this review, I chose to use more of the Face Unlock features and it was quite good for me either in almost all lighting conditions except if you are really in a dark surrounding or room. Their claim of around 0.32 of a second to unlock is almost near based on the days that I used this phone. Nothing to write about the Color OS as it was the same experience as to my previous OPPO F5 and OPPO F5 Youth reviews.

On connectivity, I already mentioned before that it has the same SoC as to the entire OPPO F5 series but for some reason, I experienced that it has lesser strength in terms of mobile data connection. I hope that OPPO will gonna fix it soon. The rest like Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, OTG, calls and texts were a-ok in the few days that I had this as a daily driver. Good to know though that A83 also has 700 MHz LTE band support as it was alrfeady indicated on the box.

Audio, it was a given that OPPO is making sound quality in the above-than-average scale in almost all of their phones via the 3.5 mm. audio jack and the A83 was also in the list. On that one speaker on the bottom, we'll it's good enough

On benchmarks as Antutu had a huge version 7 update, the app itself just jacked up the scores including on A83. On version, it scored at around 67k but on the latest version, it went up to over 84k. Seven out of 9 available sensors are there including gyro. 





On camera, both sensors offer f/2.2 aperture. The main camera in auto and pro modes were serviceable enough for aritificial and normal lighting conditions but not that much when you turn on the HDR mode. The 8 MP selfie cam was also more than good for what you can expect for the price. Image processing speed on both cameras were good too










OPPO A83 rear camera samples

OPPO A83 front camera sample

With it's 3,180 mAh battery coupled with a bit small 5.7 HD+ display, I expected that it will be better in the battery life department over OPPO F5 and it did. In our video battery rundown test, it went more at 18 hours and 3 minutes. On PC Bench, we got it at 11 hours and 24 minutes. Used it as a main driver and usually get 1 1/2 days in heavy usage mode with around 6 hours of screen on time

When I found about this device in it's India and the planned announcement here locally, I told to OPPO PH that I had a guess that it will be for Php 10,990 but they priced for a thousand less. Indeed since their existence here in PH, this is most price-friendly OPPO phone that I encountered here based on the overall specs. Just they need to fix a bit on the mobile internet reception. It was an easy 4.5 out of 5 for me on the OPPO A83.

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February 19, 2018

OPPO A83 Review

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It was one of the two current offerings of OPPO Philippines this 2018 and the price already gave us a wow factor but is it also for it's whole package? Here's our review of OPPO A83

On display, it was a-ok given that this is an under 10k OPPO phone with good viewing angles and not max out needed to use it on outdoors. The body was made from plastic yet I did not have any problems in terms of the grip and that possible fingerprint magnet


Without the fingerprint sensor, PIN or Face Unlock feature were my options to enable or disable my phone. For the sake of this review, I chose to use more of the Face Unlock features and it was quite good for me either in almost all lighting conditions except if you are really in a dark surrounding or room. Their claim of around 0.32 of a second to unlock is almost near based on the days that I used this phone. Nothing to write about the Color OS as it was the same experience as to my previous OPPO F5 and OPPO F5 Youth reviews.

On connectivity, I already mentioned before that it has the same SoC as to the entire OPPO F5 series but for some reason, I experienced that it has lesser strength in terms of mobile data connection. I hope that OPPO will gonna fix it soon. The rest like Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, OTG, calls and texts were a-ok in the few days that I had this as a daily driver. Good to know though that A83 also has 700 MHz LTE band support as it was alrfeady indicated on the box.

Audio, it was a given that OPPO is making sound quality in the above-than-average scale in almost all of their phones via the 3.5 mm. audio jack and the A83 was also in the list. On that one speaker on the bottom, we'll it's good enough

On benchmarks as Antutu had a huge version 7 update, the app itself just jacked up the scores including on A83. On version, it scored at around 67k but on the latest version, it went up to over 84k. Seven out of 9 available sensors are there including gyro. 





On camera, both sensors offer f/2.2 aperture. The main camera in auto and pro modes were serviceable enough for aritificial and normal lighting conditions but not that much when you turn on the HDR mode. The 8 MP selfie cam was also more than good for what you can expect for the price. Image processing speed on both cameras were good too










OPPO A83 rear camera samples

OPPO A83 front camera sample

With it's 3,180 mAh battery coupled with a bit small 5.7 HD+ display, I expected that it will be better in the battery life department over OPPO F5 and it did. In our video battery rundown test, it went more at 18 hours and 3 minutes. On PC Bench, we got it at 11 hours and 24 minutes. Used it as a main driver and usually get 1 1/2 days in heavy usage mode with around 6 hours of screen on time

When I found about this device in it's India and the planned announcement here locally, I told to OPPO PH that I had a guess that it will be for Php 10,990 but they priced for a thousand less. Indeed since their existence here in PH, this is most price-friendly OPPO phone that I encountered here based on the overall specs. Just they need to fix a bit on the mobile internet reception. It was an easy 4.5 out of 5 for me on the OPPO A83.

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