No DP? No problem. We just got our hands on a value phone that is fit for every millennial and Gen Z kid’s selfie needs (Okay, maybe our Baby Boomer parents also need this). Our friends from OPPO Philippines sent this sleek baby last week to see if a millennial from Manila would be interested to use a mobile phone that promises “unstoppable selfies”. Of course, we said yes!
For only P11,990, OPPO A57 takes pride in its flagship-level 16MP front camera and 13MP rear camera – something we don’t normally find in mobile phones. Come to think of it, not everyone will always have someone to take their photos, so it’s great that selfie phones exist. It’s safe to claim that phones like this are PERFECT for the independent guys and gals who constantly share selfies, groufies, and/or wefies (or whatever made-up word for a front cam photo that you have up your sleeve). You can take photos with ease, thanks to its hand gesture sensor.
Plus, for an affordable price, it’s impressive that A57 already has a fingerprint reader, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, up to 256GB space via a dedicated microSD, dual-SIM, and 2,900 mAh battery in one. We got a matte black phone but it’s also available in gold and rose gold. A57’s Cortex-A53 octa-core processor also helps maintain the quality of our mobile games’ visuals. No problem when it comes to playing Mobile Legends, Everwing, and PokemonGo here! You can also watch videos for 11 straight hours before the battery starts to give up.
I also loved how it has an “eye protection” setting which can keep its user’s eyes from getting strained from hours of use. It’s different from the auto brightness setting. For more details, you can view the list of specs at the end of this page. No wonder celebrities like Alden Richards and Sarah Geronimo are also using this brand. Pretty neat and affordable especially for students.
It’s been a while since we last used a selfie as a display photo for our social media pages, and I must admit that choosing a selfie over a high-quality camera photo has never been an option ever since we started using the latter. Well, OPPO A57 is already good, but we believe that phones with a dual camera would produce better-looking ones. Speaking of which, OPPO already has dual front cam phones out in the market. For now, check out how our A57 photos turned out below. Pestering you with my selfies in 3, 2, 1…
REAR CAM SAMPLES
BACK TO THE FRONT CAM
Not yet convinced? Check out OPPO A57’s full specs based on OPPO Philippines’ website:
|Dimensions||149.1 x 72.9 x 7.65 mm|
|Display Size||5.2 inches|
|Resolution||HD (128 x 720 px)|
|Touchscreen||Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 4, Support for Gloved and Wet Touch Input|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Rose Gold|
|Operating System||ColorOS 3.0, based on Android 6.0|
|Storage||32GB (Expandable up to 256GB)|
|Battery||2900 mAh (non-removable)|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8940 Octa-core|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel (Aperture at f/2.2)|
|Front Camera||16-megapixel (Aperture at f/2.0)|
|SIM Card Type||Dual Nano-SIM|
|WiFi||2.4GHZ 802.11 b/g/n|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, distance sensor, light sensor, g-sensor, e-compass|