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Oppo A74 smartphone review: Potential Galaxy A killer?

Reaching for the stars. Oppo targets an ambitious goal with the A74: Equipped with a bright AMOLED display, a 48 MP triple-camera setup, and an XXL battery, the 6.43-inch smartphone, which officially costs 249 Euros (~$304), intends to compete with Samsung's successful Galaxy A series. In our review, we'll find out whether Oppo's mid-range smartphone has what it takes for this.
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Inexpensive, but well-equipped mid-range smartphones with a large battery, a good camera, and an OLED display: Features like these have been the hallmarks of Samsung's Galaxy A series in particular so far. Oppo intends to change that now and has launched a competitor model in the form of the A74. The A74 ditches the IPS panel of its A73 predecessor and is now using the same hardware winning formula as the Galaxy A series.

The 6.43-inch Oppo A74 costs 249 Euros (~$304) and offers quite a bit in exchange, at least on paper: It has a 2400x1080 pixel AMOLED panel with a 60 Hz refresh rate that is supposed to achieve up to 800 cd/m²; it also features a 48 MP camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. In addition, there's the Snapdragon 662, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

Our review will reveal whether Oppo has managed to release a full-fledged alternative to the Galaxy A smartphones with the A74.

Oppo A74 (A Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.43 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, Full HD Plus, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 16 million colors, 60 Hz, 92% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gravity sensor, gyroscope, odometer, Wi-Fi Direct, USB OTG, Camera2 API Level 3, DRM Widevine L1, Bluetooth SBC/AAC/aptX, VoLTE, head SAR 0.72 W/kg, body SAR 0.93 W/kg
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (bands 1, 5, 8), 4G (bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.95 x 160.3 x 73.8 ( = 0.31 x 6.31 x 2.91 in)
Battery
19.35 Wh, 5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Main camera (f/1.7, FOV 79°, AF); 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4, FOV 89°); 2 MP macro camera (f/2.4, FOC 89°); videos up to [email protected], EIS
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix MP selfie camera (f/2.4, FOC 78°); videos up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: single, Keyboard: virtual, 33-watt charger, USB cable, headset, protective case, SIM tool, Quick Start guide, security guidelines, ColorOS 11.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 84 g ( = 2.96 oz / 0.19 pounds)
Price
249 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79 %
06/2021
Oppo A74
SD 662, Adreno 610
175 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080
84 %
09/2020
Google Pixel 4a
SD 730G, Adreno 618
143 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash5.80"2340x1080
78 %
04/2021
Motorola Moto G30
SD 662, Adreno 610
197 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
81 %
05/2021
realme 8
Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4
177 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.40"2400x1080
83 %
05/2021
Samsung Galaxy A52
SD 720G, Adreno 618
189 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
82 %
10/2020
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
SD 732G, Adreno 618
215 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080

At 6.43-inches, the Oppo A74 falls into the category of average-sized smartphones, but it's comfortably light for its form factor at 175 grams, and it also feels good in the hand thanks to its rounded corners and edges. Even when applying a lot of force, the sturdy chassis can hardly be twisted or dented. The physical buttons leave a good impression as well with their crisp pressure point. The A74 has an IPX4 certification and is consequently protected against splashing water.

The glossy plastic back cover doesn't feel particularly high-quality, but it looks especially stylish in the "Midnight Blue" color variant because it has a color gradient that goes from dark blue to light blue and shimmers differently depending on the light's incidence angle. The A74 is also available in the "Prism Black" color variant.

The AMOLED display, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and its integrated fingerprint sensor are covered by a protective film that is easily noticeable to the fingers along the edges, making the transition between the display and the case feel a bit rough. The selfie camera with the punch-hole design is discretely located in the upper left corner of the display. The triple-camera setup at the back protrudes another 2 millimeters from the chassis that has an approximate thickness of 8 millimeters. For this reason, it's recommended to put the smartphone in the included protective case, so that it doesn't rock back and forth on the table.

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Size comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs160.6 mm / 6.32 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs160.3 mm / 6.31 inch 73.8 mm / 2.91 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 69.4 mm / 2.73 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 143 g0.3153 lbs

Connectivity - Real dual SIM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage

The Oppo A74 offers real dual SIM, meaning that it can hold two (nano) SIM cards at the same time as a microSD card. 5G is only available in the more expensive Oppo A74 5G sibling model.

The USB port works at USB 2.0 speeds and supports USB OTG. A 3.5 mm audio jack is also on board, the Camera2 API complies with Level 3, and the A74 can also reproduce streaming content in HD quality thanks to the support of DRM Widevine L1.

microSD card reader

The Oppo A74 achieves fast sequential data transfers with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference memory card. The speed for copying data is also solid, but it's slightly slower than that of the Samsung Galaxy A52.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A52
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
40.85 MB/s ∼100% +12%
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
36.62 MB/s ∼90%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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; Sequential write: Ø39.3 (16-52.5)
; Sequential read: Ø77.4 (25.9-90.7)

Software - Android 11 and ColorOS 11.1 for the Oppo A74

Oppo equips its smartphone with Android 11 and the ColorOS 11.1 user interface. At the time of testing (end of May), the Android security patches were at the level of April 2021 and consequently still quite up to date.

Approximately 107 GB is available out of the 128 GB of storage space. Besides Google apps and a handful of system tools, Facebook and Netflix are preinstalled, and Netflix can't be deleted.

You can expand the internal storage space via a microSD card that can have a capacity of up to 256 GB. It can be used to store photos and other media data. However, app data can't be stored on it.

Communication and GNSS - 4G, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, but no NFC

The Oppo A74 can connect to GSM, 3G, and LTE networks. However, the frequency coverage for 3G (bands 1, 5, 8) and 4G (bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41) isn't that great. But at least in the EU region, there usually shouldn't be any reception problems when signal is available. Within close ranges, the A74 communicates via Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5. NFC is not supported.

With our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, Oppo's smartphone delivers relatively stable transfer rates that are, however, only below average overall. The A74 reaches a maximum speed of 276 Mb/s, which is only enough for the last place among the comparison devices. Nevertheless, the main competitor Samsung doesn't stand out here either, since the Galaxy A52 is hardly any faster.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
633 (589min - 676max) MBit/s ∼100% +154%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
620 (560min - 703max) MBit/s ∼98% +149%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=294, last 2 years)
400 MBit/s ∼63% +61%
realme 8
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
346 (317min - 353max) MBit/s ∼55% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
282 (141min - 293max) MBit/s ∼45% +13%
Motorola Moto G30
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB eMMC Flash
273 (198min - 323max) MBit/s ∼43% +10%
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
249 (155min - 290max) MBit/s ∼39%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
668 (592min - 685max) MBit/s ∼100% +142%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
636 (500min - 675max) MBit/s ∼95% +130%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=294, last 2 years)
408 MBit/s ∼61% +48%
realme 8
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
335 (281min - 350max) MBit/s ∼50% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
310 (271min - 334max) MBit/s ∼46% +12%
Motorola Moto G30
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB eMMC Flash
288 (198min - 337max) MBit/s ∼43% +4%
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
276 (170min - 314max) MBit/s ∼41%
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; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø249 (155-290)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, and Galileo are the satellite navigation systems supported by the A74. In the test, it takes a while for the smartphone to pick up the signal indoors, but it then determines its position with an accuracy of up to 3 meters just like it does outdoors.

The accuracy of the GPS is decent in everyday use. The Oppo A74 determined our location quite accurately on a 10-kilometer bike ride, but it showed outliers along the way just like the professional navigation device Garmin Edge 500 that was taken along for a direct comparison.

GPS test: Summary
GPS test: Summary
GPS test: Lake
GPS test: Lake
GPS test: Turning point
GPS test: Turning point

Telephone and call quality - A74 with VoLTE and VoWiFi

The Oppo A74 allows simultaneous 4G connections for two SIM cards. Both SIM slots support VoLTE and VoWiFi and transfer data at maximum speeds of 4G.

The A74 delivers good call quality in the test. Although voices sound a bit thin over the mono speaker even in hands-free mode, they're still transmitted quite clearly and intelligibly.

Cameras - Surprisingly good triple-camera setup with EIS

Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera

The Oppo A74 features a triple-camera setup with an LED flash that consists of a 48 MP main camera with autofocus (f/1.7), a 2 MP macro camera (f/2.4), and a 2 MP camera for depth effects (f/2.4). The manufacturer chose not to include a wide-angle lens or an optical zoom. This leaves the 10x digital zoom, but photos taken with it don't really look good. The 16 MP selfie camera delivers solid quality for portrait photos and video calls.

When the ambient light is bright enough, the Oppo A74's main camera takes good pictures with many details and vivid contrasts. However, the photos are blurry and noisy at the edges at times. Furthermore, the camera software often overdoes it in terms of colors when HDR mode is enabled, which results in over-saturated pictures that no longer look very realistic. The camera is only able to handle low ambient light to a limited extent, but it reproduces the test subject in a way in which it's still quite recognizable.

The main camera and the selfie camera each record videos in 1080p at 30 frames per second. Quality is decent, but the audio is quite thin. Electronic image stabilization (EIS) supports the main camera when videos are recorded.

Selfie camera
Selfie camera
Main camera
Main camera
Main camera
Main camera
Main camera
Main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Daylight-Scene 1Daylight-Scene 25x zoomLow-light photo

Under controlled lighting conditions, the Oppo A74 tends to capture colors a bit too brightly. The camera can reproduce the test chart with a lot of details, but contrast decreases significantly towards the sides and lower corners in particular.

ColorChecker
12.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
9 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
13 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Oppo A74: 8.07 ∆E min: 1.95 - max: 13.68 ∆E
ColorChecker
27.8 ∆E
52 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
60.3 ∆E
51.6 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
40.5 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
62.6 ∆E
62.2 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
46.6 ∆E
35 ∆E
73.5 ∆E
42 ∆E
41.1 ∆E
84.1 ∆E
69.5 ∆E
51 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Oppo A74: 45.05 ∆E min: 12.85 - max: 84.06 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - 33-watt power adapter, protective case, and headphones

The included 33-watt power adapter
The included 33-watt power adapter

Oppo includes some accessories with the A74. The box contains the smartphone, a 33-watt power adapter, a USB cable, a SIM tool, a transparent protective case, headphones, a quick-start guide, and warranty information.

The Oppo A74 comes with a 24-month warranty.

Input devices and handling - Some patience is required

The Snapdragon 662 installed in the A74 is sufficient for everyday tasks, but it also results in sluggish performance. Unless you're navigating through menus or typing text, you have to factor in a short waiting time for almost every other action. Switching between several apps is sometimes a real challenge for the smartphone - it can get quite slow here.

On the other hand, the biometric authentication methods work really fast. The fingerprint sensor and face recognition unlock the smartphone reliably and almost without delays.

All in all, however, the A74 is not a device for impatient users. Those who are used to a much smoother experience with other smartphones will probably be unhappy with the Oppo smartphone in the long run.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display - 60 Hz AMOLED panel with almost 800 cd/m² of brightness

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

One of the highlights of the Oppo A74 is its AMOLED display, a feature that is still rare in the price range of up to 250 Euros (~$305). In contrast, the 20:9 resolution of 2400x1080 pixels (Full HD+) is not particularly special, but it helps the smartphone achieve its high pixel density of 409 PPI and consequently a very sharp image. The AMOLED display can't run at over 60 Hz.

Oppo specifies the brightness of its display at up to 800 cd/m², and it almost reaches it with 781 cd/m² on evenly distributed bright and dark areas (APL50 measurement). The display achieves an average of 605.9 cd/m² with a pure white background and is consequently in good company, since all comparison devices have very similar brightness values with the exception of the Motorola Moto G30. The A74 still manages a maximum of 419 cd/m² when the brightness sensor is disabled. Moreover, the lowest brightness setting reduces the luminance to 1.87 cd/m².

The AMOLED display relies on PWM for brightness control. PWM flickering ranges from 130.2 to 240.4 Hz up to a display brightness of 18%, and from 231.1 to 250 Hz up to a brightness of 49%. Sensitive users might find this bothersome.

OLED flickering at a display brightness < 18% (130.2 - 240.4 Hz)
OLED flickering at a display brightness < 18% (130.2 - 240.4 Hz)
OLED flickering at a display brightness between 18% and 49% (231.1 - 250 Hz)
OLED flickering at a display brightness between 18% and 49% (231.1 - 250 Hz)
OLED flickering at a display brightness > 49% (60 Hz)
OLED flickering at a display brightness > 49% (60 Hz)
601
cd/m²
603
cd/m²
605
cd/m²
604
cd/m²
606
cd/m²
612
cd/m²
606
cd/m²
604
cd/m²
612
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 612 cd/m² Average: 605.9 cd/m² Minimum: 1.87 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 606 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.6 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.31
Oppo A74
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Google Pixel 4a
OLED, 2340x1080, 5.80
Motorola Moto G30
LCD IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
realme 8
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Samsung Galaxy A52
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
39%
-16%
6%
19%
12%
Brightness middle
606
705
16%
284
-53%
590
-3%
694
15%
623
3%
Brightness
606
707
17%
263
-57%
607
0%
696
15%
600
-1%
Brightness Distribution
98
96
-2%
83
-15%
92
-6%
98
0%
93
-5%
Black Level *
0.34
0.54
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.6
0.9
75%
2.92
19%
2.64
27%
2
44%
1.8
50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.2
1.9
69%
5.06
18%
6.85
-10%
6.7
-8%
4.7
24%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.3
1.3
61%
3.6
-9%
2.4
27%
1.7
48%
3.3
-0%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.26 97%
2.307 95%
2.265 97%
2.1 105%
2.26 97%
CCT
6704 97%
6576 99%
6780 96%
6913 94%
6440 101%
6712 97%
Contrast
835
1154

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240.4 Hz ≤ 18 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 240.4 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 18 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 240.4 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9716 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The image reproduction of the A74 can be adjusted using the "Vivid" (preset) and "Mild" color modes. The former covers the DCI-P3 color space, and the latter the smaller sRGB color space. In addition, the color temperature can be adjusted in the three levels: "Colder", "Standard", and "Warmer".

The best picture quality is achieved with the "Vivid" color mode and the "Warmer" color temperature. In this case, the deviations in colors and grayscales aren't quite optimal with a Delta E value above 3, respectively, but they are precise enough for everyday use.

Color accuracy ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)
Color accuracy ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)
Color space ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)
Color space ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)
Grayscales ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)
Grayscales ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)
Color saturation ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)
Color saturation ("Warmer" color temperature, "Vivid" color mode, P3 target color space)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.4 ms rise
↘ 2.4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.2 ms).

Due to its high display brightness, the Oppo A74 performs well outdoors. Despite peak values of almost 800 cd/m², it's sometimes difficult to make out the contents of the screen in sunlight. Such problems don't occur in the shade.

Viewing-angle stability is very good. Slight color shifts towards greenish or bluish tones can appear from flat viewing angles, but this is normal for an AMOLED panel and doesn't affect readability.

Outdoor use in direct sunlight
Outdoor use in direct sunlight
Outdoor use in the shade
Outdoor use in the shade
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - More SoC power wouldn't have hurt the A74

The Snapdragon 662 octa-core SoC and its Adreno 610 graphics chip belong to the lower mid-range in terms of performance. The SoC does a decent job in everyday use. However, the performance of the A74 is only moderate in terms of benchmarks, even by mid-range standards.

In the synthetic benchmarks, both the A74 and the Motorola Moto G30, which is also powered by the Snapdragon 662, are at the bottom of the list. The same result is also observed in the browser tests. As a result, users will have to put up with a few stutters when browsing the web as well as when opening websites, since they take a bit longer to load completely at times.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
305 Points ∼54%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
549 Points ∼97% +80%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
309 Points ∼54% +1%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
532 Points ∼94% +74%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
545 Points ∼96% +79%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
567 Points ∼100% +86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (305 - 316, n=8)
312 Points ∼55% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=217, last 2 years)
559 Points ∼99% +83%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1234 Points ∼64%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1646 Points ∼86% +33%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1256 Points ∼65% +2%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1689 Points ∼88% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1622 Points ∼84% +31%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1787 Points ∼93% +45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1234 - 1453, n=8)
1355 Points ∼70% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=217, last 2 years)
1923 Points ∼100% +56%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1030 Points ∼43%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2400 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1176 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1090 Points ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (442 - 498, n=4)
466 Points ∼19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=109, last 2 years)
2032 Points ∼85%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
374 Points ∼16%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
376 Points ∼16% +1%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2314 Points ∼100% +519%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1226 Points ∼53% +228%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1291 Points ∼56% +245%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (345 - 376, n=6)
366 Points ∼16% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=113, last 2 years)
2125 Points ∼92% +468%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7554 Points ∼73%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
10373 Points ∼100% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
9241 Points ∼89% +22%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8799 Points ∼85% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
 
7554 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 16564, n=27, last 2 years)
9764 Points ∼94% +29%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7184 Points ∼72%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
8683 Points ∼87% +21%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
6135 Points ∼62% -15%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
9957 Points ∼100% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
8411 Points ∼84% +17%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8101 Points ∼81% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (5866 - 7184, n=9)
6258 Points ∼63% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=266, last 2 years)
7793 Points ∼78% +8%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1797 Points ∼47%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3543 Points ∼94% +97%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1865 Points ∼49% +4%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2542 Points ∼67% +41%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3683 Points ∼97% +105%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3784 Points ∼100% +111%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1797 - 1889, n=7)
1846 Points ∼49% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=259, last 2 years)
3311 Points ∼88% +84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1681 Points ∼43%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3629 Points ∼93% +116%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1764 Points ∼45% +5%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2398 Points ∼61% +43%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3853 Points ∼98% +129%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3917 Points ∼100% +133%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1681 - 1765, n=7)
1732 Points ∼44% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=259, last 2 years)
3890 Points ∼99% +131%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2368 Points ∼70%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3273 Points ∼97% +38%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2357 Points ∼70% 0%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3222 Points ∼95% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3190 Points ∼94% +35%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3382 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2161 - 2543, n=7)
2412 Points ∼71% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=259, last 2 years)
2712 Points ∼80% +15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1819 Points ∼46%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3647 Points ∼93% +100%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1856 Points ∼47% +2%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3293 Points ∼84% +81%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3783 Points ∼97% +108%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3918 Points ∼100% +115%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1819 - 1914, n=7)
1879 Points ∼48% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=271, last 2 years)
3797 Points ∼97% +109%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1737 Points ∼36%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3750 Points ∼78% +116%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1768 Points ∼37% +2%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3285 Points ∼69% +89%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
4005 Points ∼84% +131%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4086 Points ∼85% +135%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1737 - 1794, n=7)
1777 Points ∼37% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=271, last 2 years)
4783 Points ∼100% +175%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2182 Points ∼64%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3329 Points ∼97% +53%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2146 Points ∼63% -2%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3323 Points ∼97% +52%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3167 Points ∼92% +45%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼100% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2146 - 2502, n=7)
2334 Points ∼68% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5765, n=269, last 2 years)
2837 Points ∼83% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1151 Points ∼42%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2468 Points ∼90% +114%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1168 Points ∼43% +1%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2745 Points ∼100% +138%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2577 Points ∼94% +124%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2713 Points ∼99% +136%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1151 - 1905, n=7)
1276 Points ∼46% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=256, last 2 years)
2605 Points ∼95% +126%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
998 Points ∼36%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2310 Points ∼83% +131%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1074 Points ∼39% +8%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2633 Points ∼95% +164%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2450 Points ∼88% +145%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2559 Points ∼92% +156%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (998 - 1074, n=7)
1027 Points ∼37% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=256, last 2 years)
2771 Points ∼100% +178%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2474 Points ∼72%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3247 Points ∼94% +31%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2351 Points ∼68% -5%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3228 Points ∼94% +30%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3149 Points ∼92% +27%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3436 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2351 - 2513, n=7)
2456 Points ∼71% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=256, last 2 years)
2764 Points ∼80% +12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1152 Points ∼37%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2615 Points ∼84% +127%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1176 Points ∼38% +2%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2754 Points ∼89% +139%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2727 Points ∼88% +137%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2865 Points ∼93% +149%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1124 - 1197, n=7)
1172 Points ∼38% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=268, last 2 years)
3095 Points ∼100% +169%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1015 Points ∼29%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2467 Points ∼72% +143%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1081 Points ∼31% +7%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2712 Points ∼79% +167%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2620 Points ∼76% +158%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2735 Points ∼79% +169%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (980 - 1081, n=7)
1032 Points ∼30% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=268, last 2 years)
3443 Points ∼100% +239%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2177 Points ∼63%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3309 Points ∼96% +52%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2164 Points ∼63% -1%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2914 Points ∼85% +34%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3184 Points ∼93% +46%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3438 Points ∼100% +58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2164 - 2534, n=7)
2340 Points ∼68% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5780, n=268, last 2 years)
2900 Points ∼84% +33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1113 Points ∼39%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2255 Points ∼80% +103%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1123 Points ∼40% +1%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2826 Points ∼100% +154%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2437 Points ∼86% +119%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2506 Points ∼89% +125%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1096 - 1167, n=7)
1120 Points ∼40% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (419 - 6977, n=210, last 2 years)
2631 Points ∼93% +136%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
968 Points ∼33%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2150 Points ∼72% +122%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
997 Points ∼34% +3%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2878 Points ∼97% +197%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2373 Points ∼80% +145%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2427 Points ∼82% +151%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (963 - 1005, n=7)
978 Points ∼33% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (341 - 11259, n=210, last 2 years)
2969 Points ∼100% +207%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2349 Points ∼83%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2720 Points ∼96% +16%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2276 Points ∼81% -3%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2656 Points ∼94% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2693 Points ∼95% +15%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼100% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2124 - 2499, n=7)
2300 Points ∼81% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=210, last 2 years)
2645 Points ∼94% +13%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
383 Points ∼14%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
385 Points ∼14% +1%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1493 Points ∼53% +290%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1052 Points ∼38% +175%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
835 Points ∼30% +118%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (369 - 385, n=6)
376 Points ∼13% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=76, last 2 years)
2792 Points ∼100% +629%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1502 Points ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1044 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
720 Points ∼24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (366 - 369, n=3)
367 Points ∼12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=73, last 2 years)
3045 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
108 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
318 Points ∼33% +194%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
278 Points ∼29% +157%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
 
108 Points ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 2288, n=24, last 2 years)
969 Points ∼100% +797%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
313 Points ∼31%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
258 Points ∼25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (117 - 1982, n=22, last 2 years)
1016 Points ∼100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
35 fps ∼50%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
59 fps ∼84% +69%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
51 fps ∼73% +46%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
70 fps ∼100% +100%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼86% +71%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (29 - 51, n=8)
38.9 fps ∼56% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=216, last 2 years)
55.7 fps ∼80% +59%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
35 fps ∼34%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼82% +140%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
34 fps ∼33% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
77 fps ∼75% +120%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
91 fps ∼88% +160%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (34 - 36, n=8)
35.1 fps ∼34% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 322, n=216, last 2 years)
103 fps ∼100% +194%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼43%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼87% +100%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
33 fps ∼75% +74%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
37 fps ∼84% +95%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼77% +79%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (17 - 34, n=8)
25.6 fps ∼58% +35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=214, last 2 years)
43.9 fps ∼100% +131%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼32%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼68% +116%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
21 fps ∼35% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
39 fps ∼65% +105%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
45 fps ∼75% +137%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (19 - 21, n=8)
19.4 fps ∼32% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=215, last 2 years)
60.3 fps ∼100% +217%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼38%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼81% +115%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
26 fps ∼76% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
27 fps ∼78% +108%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼81% +115%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (12 - 26, n=8)
19 fps ∼55% +46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=212, last 2 years)
34.4 fps ∼100% +165%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼31%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼73% +131%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼31% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
31 fps ∼75% +138%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
33 fps ∼80% +154%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (13 - 14, n=8)
13.1 fps ∼32% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 121, n=212, last 2 years)
41.3 fps ∼100% +218%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7 fps ∼32%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼74% +129%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
14 fps ∼65% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
15 fps ∼69% +114%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼79% +143%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (6.4 - 14, n=8)
9.98 fps ∼46% +43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 61, n=211, last 2 years)
21.6 fps ∼100% +209%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7.1 fps ∼29%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼69% +139%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7.3 fps ∼30% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
17 fps ∼69% +139%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
19 fps ∼77% +168%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (7 - 7.3, n=8)
7.18 fps ∼29% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=211, last 2 years)
24.7 fps ∼100% +248%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.3 fps ∼39%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼79% +105%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼60% +57%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
19 fps ∼88% +129%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
17 fps ∼79% +105%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼84% +117%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (7.5 - 15, n=8)
11.2 fps ∼52% +35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=272, last 2 years)
21.5 fps ∼100% +159%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.2 fps ∼33%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼73% +120%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.6 fps ∼35% +5%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
21 fps ∼85% +156%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
19 fps ∼77% +132%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20 fps ∼81% +144%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (8.2 - 8.6, n=8)
8.4 fps ∼34% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=272, last 2 years)
24.7 fps ∼100% +201%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4.9 fps ∼35%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼77% +124%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
9.2 fps ∼65% +88%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
12 fps ∼85% +145%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
11 fps ∼77% +124%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼77% +124%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (4.4 - 9.6, n=8)
6.91 fps ∼49% +41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=273, last 2 years)
14.2 fps ∼100% +190%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2.8 fps ∼29%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6.6 fps ∼67% +136%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2.8 fps ∼29% 0%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
7.7 fps ∼79% +175%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
7.1 fps ∼73% +154%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.5 fps ∼77% +168%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2.6 - 2.9, n=8)
2.79 fps ∼29% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=272, last 2 years)
9.78 fps ∼100% +249%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
198053 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
198290 Points ∼42% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
343854 Points ∼73% +74%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
345356 Points ∼73% +74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (198053 - 198290, n=2)
198172 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (121238 - 815441, n=27, last 2 years)
473150 Points ∼100% +139%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
185542 Points ∼56%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
269238 Points ∼81% +45%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
174623 Points ∼52% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
288306 Points ∼86% +55%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
279048 Points ∼84% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (167471 - 185542, n=8)
177515 Points ∼53% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=180, last 2 years)
333545 Points ∼100% +80%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
15832 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
15830 Points ∼28% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
21348 Points ∼38% +35%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
35458 Points ∼64% +124%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (4660 - 15832, n=6)
8392 Points ∼15% -47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 264766, n=55, last 2 years)
55606 Points ∼100% +251%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2247 Points ∼64%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3512 Points ∼100% +56%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2243 Points ∼64% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3287 Points ∼93% +46%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3477 Points ∼99% +55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2243 - 2432, n=9)
2345 Points ∼67% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 6959, n=200, last 2 years)
3524 Points ∼100% +57%
System (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4921 Points ∼72%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6796 Points ∼100% +38%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4275 Points ∼63% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
5783 Points ∼85% +18%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
6542 Points ∼96% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (4275 - 5001, n=9)
4853 Points ∼71% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 14189, n=200, last 2 years)
6467 Points ∼95% +31%
Memory (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2618 Points ∼58%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
4544 Points ∼100% +74%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2976 Points ∼65% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3845 Points ∼85% +47%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4041 Points ∼89% +54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2618 - 3454, n=9)
3062 Points ∼67% +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=200, last 2 years)
4114 Points ∼91% +57%
Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1832 Points ∼34%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3840 Points ∼71% +110%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1876 Points ∼34% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3830 Points ∼70% +109%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3960 Points ∼73% +116%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1773 - 1887, n=9)
1844 Points ∼34% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 16996, n=200, last 2 years)
5442 Points ∼100% +197%
Web (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1081 Points ∼77%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1283 Points ∼92% +19%
Motorola Moto G30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1176 Points ∼84% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A52
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1371 Points ∼98% +27%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1395 Points ∼100% +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1034 - 1228, n=9)
1124 Points ∼81% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=200, last 2 years)
1249 Points ∼90% +16%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A52 (Chrome 90)
54.419 Points ∼100% +69%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
52.591 Points ∼97% +63%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=183, last 2 years)
49.5 Points ∼91% +54%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
47.798 Points ∼88% +49%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
32.187 Points ∼59%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (30.4 - 32.4, n=9)
31.5 Points ∼58% -2%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
30.853 Points ∼57% -4%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A52 (Chrome 90)
94.658 Points ∼100% +98%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
90.555 Points ∼96% +89%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=191, last 2 years)
88.1 Points ∼93% +84%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
87.731 Points ∼93% +83%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
49.632 Points ∼52% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (47.8 - 49.7, n=7)
49.2 Points ∼52% +3%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
47.837 Points ∼51%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=162, last 2 years)
50.6 runs/min ∼100% +91%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
44.2 runs/min ∼87% +67%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
43.9 runs/min ∼87% +66%
Samsung Galaxy A52 (Chrome 90)
37.9 runs/min ∼75% +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (26.5 - 29.3, n=8)
28.3 runs/min ∼56% +7%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
27.6 runs/min ∼55% +4%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
26.5 runs/min ∼52%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Samsung Galaxy A52 (Chrome 90)
78 Points ∼100% +32%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 194, n=201, last 2 years)
77.1 Points ∼99% +31%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
72 Points ∼92% +22%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
71 Points ∼91% +20%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
59 Points ∼76%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (51 - 59, n=9)
52.7 Points ∼68% -11%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
51 Points ∼65% -14%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
17768 Points ∼100% +98%
Samsung Galaxy A52 (Chrome 90)
17734 Points ∼100% +98%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
17398 Points ∼98% +94%
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=210, last 2 years)
16957 Points ∼95% +89%
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
9879 Points ∼56% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (8893 - 9879, n=9)
9305 Points ∼52% +4%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
8958 Points ∼50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Motorola Moto G30 (Chrome89)
4649.73 ms * ∼100% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (4322 - 4650, n=9)
4508 ms * ∼97% -4%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
4321.8 ms * ∼93%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=213, last 2 years)
4220 ms * ∼91% +2%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
2949.9 ms * ∼63% +32%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
2672.8 ms * ∼57% +38%
Samsung Galaxy A52 (Chrome 90)
2532.1 ms * ∼54% +41%

* ... smaller is better

According to Oppo, the A74 uses UFS 2.1 storage. However, the storage speed was a bit too low for this in the test, which is presumably due to the SoC's memory controller that isn't particularly fast.

Oppo A74Google Pixel 4aMotorola Moto G30realme 8Samsung Galaxy A52Xiaomi Poco X3 NFCAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
15%
-24%
-4%
1%
-14%
12%
12%
Sequential Read 256KB
514.5
502.06
-2%
214.5
-58%
526.2
2%
511.13
-1%
505.96
-2%
772 (427 - 999, n=81)
50%
727 (41.9 - 2037, n=278, last 2 years)
41%
Sequential Write 256KB
255.34
246.79
-3%
190.2
-26%
187.8
-26%
267.14
5%
173.09
-32%
256 (182 - 511, n=81)
0%
315 (11.9 - 1321, n=278, last 2 years)
23%
Random Read 4KB
139.45
162.89
17%
247.4
77%
144
3%
135.54
-3%
123.43
-11%
145 (92.6 - 239, n=81)
4%
130 (13.5 - 325, n=278, last 2 years)
-7%
Random Write 4KB
126.39
187.39
48%
12.2
-90%
133
5%
127.27
1%
112.55
-11%
118 (18.2 - 290, n=81)
-7%
114 (4.97 - 330, n=278, last 2 years)
-10%

Games - Only run with limitations

Even though the Oppo A74 is only equipped with a comparatively weak SoC, its performance is easily sufficient to run games smoothly. However, you often have to turn down the graphics details so as not to spoil the gaming experience.

PUBG Mobile does this automatically, because it doesn't allow you to select the "HD" setting, but it allows up to the second-lowest preset, "Balanced", instead. With that, PUBG Mobile runs at an almost constant 25 FPS, so it remains very playable. The A74 reaches its limits in the graphically simple Armajet, even if you can't notice that in the game. 60 frames per second would be possible, but only around 45 FPS is reached on average.

We determine the FPS rates with the Gamebench tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile (Balanced setting/Medium)
PUBG Mobile (Balanced setting/Medium)
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; Armajet; 1.59.8: Ø44.7 (33-57)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.4.0: Ø24.7 (18-27)

Emissions - Full performance always accessible

Temperature

The Oppo A74 doesn't have any thermal issues during use because the smartphone only warms up to a maximum of 34.8 °C (~95 °F) even under continuous load. As the GFXBench battery tests and the 3DMark Wild Life stress test show, the Snapdragon 662 can also access its full performance at any time, which means that throttling doesn't occur.

GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.5 (386min - 388max) % ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
95.4 (104min - 109max) % ∼100%
Max. Load
 34.4 °C
94 F
34.8 °C
95 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
34.3 °C
94 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
 33.9 °C
93 F
33.9 °C
93 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Average: 33.6 °C = 92 F
32.3 °C
90 F
32.9 °C
91 F
33.5 °C
92 F
32.2 °C
90 F
33.2 °C
92 F
34 °C
93 F
30.7 °C
87 F
33 °C
91 F
33.2 °C
92 F
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.7 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.1 °C / 90 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

The Oppo A74's mono speaker is located next to the USB-C port and delivers a passable audio, but it's clearly optimized for high tones. On the other hand, bass is almost absent, which is why the overall sound is a bit thin.

Sound is okay for the occasional music or video reproduction. However, users will be better off with a headset in the long run. These can be connected to the A74 via the 3.5 mm audio jack or via Bluetooth 5.0. The SBC, AAC, and aptX Bluetooth audio codecs are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.336.42523.335.43120.335.9401931.45029.835.76317.233.78012.936.510019.439.712512.139.31601139.92009.544.725012.653.631513.660.740010.564.85001171.96309.772.580011.175.5100011.575125012.779.2160013.480.9200012.782.1250013.681315014.172.940001375500013.274.7630013.976800013.475.11000013.776.41250014.473.11600016.755.5SPL25.189.7N0.679.5median 13median 73.1Delta0.9936.931.82919.821.924.42220.929.934.82220.119.321.616.3321441.716.951.314.951.714.155.510601161.111.76510.966.111.967.91171.110.269.911.473.312.875.412.973.512.5751379.113.17813.470.715.768.713.566.61470.213.771.124.8860.663median 13median 68.71.16.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOppo A74Google Pixel 4a
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Oppo A74 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 26% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Google Pixel 4a audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 15% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - 5,000 mAh battery with fast charging

Energy consumption

The Oppo A74 doesn't show any issues in terms of power consumption, even though it requires a bit more energy under load than most comparison devices.

The 5,000 mAh battery is charged using the included 33-watt power adapter, and the charging process is quite fast. In the test, it takes around 1 hour for the battery level to go from 0% to 80%. The smartphone was fully charged after 1:26 hours.

The A74 does not support wireless charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.19 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.62 / 1.59 / 1.63 Watt
Load midlight 4.05 / 5.2 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
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Oppo A74
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 4a
3140 mAh
Motorola Moto G30
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A52
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
24%
-29%
-5%
-46%
-48%
-28%
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