The Oppo A57 was released four years ago. How do you feel about owning a mobile from 2016? Due to this, it shouldn’t surprise you that it’s small. Most phones these days are over 6 inches – its display stretches 5.2 inches across.
Although petite, it’s thin. Its dimensions are 149.1 mm x 72.9 mm x 7.7 mm. Its slim build makes it feel more expensive. The fact that it’s made from aluminum does the trick too.
You’ll find a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a MicroSD slot on it.
There isn’t a fingerprint sensor on its rear. You’re getting one on its front, on its home-button.
Let’s talk about its screen. The mobile has an IPS LCD panel in place. The panel means that the colours produced aren’t that vibrant. Phones released back in 2016 weren’t just small nor big when it came to screen-to-body ratio either. The A57 has a 68.6% screen-to-body ratio.
How sharp is it? You’re met with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. With such sharpness, you won’t notice any blurriness unless you look very closely.
On its front, there is Gorilla Glass 4 – good luck trying to scratch it.
The processor housed was the Snapdragon 435. If you’ve read our reviews before, you’d know that chipsets in the Snapdragon 400 series aren’t that good. The 435 is basic and won’t handle anything extensive that comes its way.
What about the OS? You’re getting Android 6 out of the box. Android 10 is currently around. The latest Android 11 is on its way too. Unfortunately, you can’t upgrade the mid-ranger to Android 10.
3 GB of RAM is available. It’s more than enough to prevent force-closing. The ROM it comes with is 32 GB. If you remember, you’re getting a MicroSD slot. Of course, you’ll have to buy the microSD cards separately.
Being so thin, it shouldn’t surprise you that its battery is small. There is a 2900 mAh unit inside. As the mobile is made from aluminum, its battery is nonremovable.
To charge it, you’ll be using a regular 10 W charger. It would have to be placed inside its micro-USB port. These days, the entry is considered dated. That’s why the A57 takes a long to charge – get a good book ready.
There is a single shooter on its rear. It consists of a 13 MP regular sensor. It takes decently colour accurate shots. In low light, pictures aren’t very good. On its front, there is a single shooter as well. It is a 16 MP wide lens, but we don’t think it keeps you Instagram ready.
If it’s any consolation, there is a bright LED flash on its rear. With its selfie camera, an LED isn’t available.
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You can pick the Oppo A57 up for around Rs.32,000 – 37,000 islandwide.
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