Oppo A3 is the latest mid-range smartphone from the BBK-owned brand to hit stores in China. The all-new smartphone shares a lot in common with the recently launched Oppo F7. With that said, the main difference between the two phones lies in the camera department.
Just the like the F7, the Oppo A3 sports a large 6.23-inch Full HD+ 19:9 IPS display. The panel exhibits a rectangular notch on top featuring a microphone and a front camera. It’s in fact, this front camera that differentiates the new smartphone from the Oppo F7. Unlike its sibling that debuted in India just a few weeks back, the Oppo A3 comes with an 8MP selfie snapper.
The Oppo A3 sports an attractive diamond cut glass design. While it may not be something unique, as we have seen similar implementation from both Asus and Oppo before; nonetheless it’s still a pretty eye catchy one. The mid-range device from Oppo comes in an array of colors that includes Red, Black, and Rose Gold. Designers at Oppo have used multiple layers of metallic and glass back covers to achieve this unique rear pattern.
Incidentally, the Oppo A3 misses out on a fingerprint sensor. That said, Oppo compensates for it in form of Face Unlock feature. Under the hood, the Oppo A3 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Talking about cameras, the device sports a 16MP rear shooter that’s comes equipped with a variety of software features.
The Oppo A3 runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with the company’s proprietary Color OS 8.0 on top. It is priced at 2,099 Yuan (Rs 22,100/$330) and is currently available for sale in China. Oppo, however, is offering an introductory discount of 100 Yuan, thereby resulting in a limited period price of 1,999 Yuan (Rs 21,000/$315).
Oppo A3 Specifications
- 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2,280 x 1,080p) 19:9 IPS Display with 2.5D Curved Glass
- MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor (4 X 2.0GHz Cortex A73 + 4 x 2.0GHz Cortex A53) with Mali G72 MP3 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 128GB Internal Storage + Up to 256GB Expandable Storage (via microSD)
- 16MP f/1.8 Rear Camera with LED flash
- 8MP Front Camera
- 3,400mAh Battery
- Face Unlock, 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac HD compliant
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS
- Dual SIM with 4G VoLTE
- Android Oreo 8.1 with Color OS 5.0 on top