Oppo A16: the new entry level officially unveiled

The Chinese company has recently announced the availability, only in Indonesia for now, of the new Oppo A16, a low-end smartphone with a large battery and a 6.52 “HD + LCD panel.

The new Oppo A16 it is configured as an ultra economical device suitable for those looking for the essential in a telephone. In general, the device has a large display from 6,52″ with resolution HD+, a photographic module consisting of 3 lenses and as SoC mounts a MediaTEk Helio G35. They complete the picture 3GB from RAM e 32GB of memory ROM, the latter expandable with the aid of a MicroSD card. Surprisingly, beyond the particularly low price, the presence of Android 11 as an operating system.

Oppo A16: the new entry level officially unveiled

Oppo A16: technical sheet

The complete hardware equipment includes:

  • Display: LCD IPS gives 6,52″ HD+ with drop notch;
  • CPU: SoC MediaTek Helio G35;
  • GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8320 @ 680 MHz;
  • RAM: 3GB;
  • ROM: 32GB for internal storage expandable via slot MicroSD;
  • rear camera: main from 13MP + macro lens from 2MP + monochrome from 2MP;
  • front camera: 8MP;
  • connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C port, side fingerprint scanner;
  • battery: 5000mAh;
  • dimensions: 163,8 x 75,6 x 8,4mm;
  • weight: 190g;
  • colors: Pearl Blue, Space Silver, Crystal Black;
  • YOU: Android 11 custom ColorOS 11.1;
  • Price: ~115€

Oppo A16: analysis

The highlight of this terminal is the battery, having a capacity of 5000mAh capable of operating the device for a couple of days. This is also thanks to the low energy-consuming hardware configuration, having a beating heart MediaTek Helio G35, low-end processor suitable for those terminals that do not have to carry out “heavy” operations such as playing video games, opening spreadsheets or video editing operations. The only ones 3GB of memory RAM they will allow just enough multitasking of the different applications. The memory ROM gives 32GB it will run out in a whisper, forcing you to make use of one MicroSD in which you want to install several apps or save many photos / videos.

Regarding the latter, the photographic sector will offer shots that are barely acceptable since the main sensor from 13MP it will certainly not work miracles. Too bad for the panel 6.52 IP IPS LCD with resolution only HD+, with such a generous size one could at least aspire to FHD +. This choice was probably chosen in order to maintain an extremely low unit production cost. Speaking of connectivity, finally, the presence of the fingerprint scanner and the 3.5mm jack for connecting wired headsets. The 5G modem is missing, but the support for 4G LTE networks however, they ensure a considerable speed in the download / upload of photos / videos or any other type of data. All this for yourself 115€.

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