Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.2
Average of 3 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Oppo A83
Source: The Indian Express Archive.org version
Oppo A83 is one of the better options to look out for in the mid-segment, especially if you are a selfie-buff. The rear camera is not bad, and the selfie feature will appeal to those who love to share on social media. However, the performance and the lack of a full HD display means the Oppo’s price is on the higher side, once you start comparing with other options in the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2018
Source: Manila Shaker Archive.org version
So, what do we think of the A83? It’s a beast for a smartphone below Php 10,000, compared to the likes of, let’s say, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Core which was released late last year and this is a huge reason for everyone in the same market to evaluate the stands in the market, considering that this is the Philippines where most of the people play games . What we can say is that the A83 is a pretty well-rounded smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/13/2018
Source: Phone World Archive.org version
Design wise OPPO A83 is look-alike version of iPhone 6. It has 32 GB ROM and 3GB RAM furthermore with 13 MP rear camera and 8MP back camera. All these specifications are directly for those people who want a slim and stylish phone with full entertainment package. The device has great camera results and fast processor so you should consider this device before buying any other device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
The Oppo A83 feels like a competent all-rounder. Despite Oppo using selfies as the main selling point again, this phone is more of a general-purpose workhorse, without any major features that really stand out. It doesn't have dual cameras on the front or rear, and it doesn't have any specifications that break the mould for this price band. The one thing that sets it apart from the best options in the sub-Rs. 15,000 market right now is its 18:9 screen. Other manufacturers are already gearing up to release new models, but for now Oppo has the advantage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Fone Arena Archive.org version
The OPPO A83 is a well-balanced smartphone that offers a good enough balance between price and performance. OPPO has focused on some gimmicks like Face Unlock but it works well enough. We quite dislike the fact that the company has gotten rid of the fingerprint reader since users should have the option to select their preferred security method.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2018
Source: Yugatech Archive.org version
The OPPO A83 may have a different name but its roots stretch out to the F5 family. It has a large 5.7-inch Full Screen display in a small yet slim body, good performance for its class, decent cameras with A.I. Beautification technology, Face Unlock, and a long battery life. It would have been better though if it had a fingerprint scanner or a larger storage, but at least it doesn’t cost much at Php9,990. So if you’re looking for a device that’s below Php10K, this phone is one worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2018
Source: AndroidInsider.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice performance; elegant design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2018
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice performance; large screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2018
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive design; frameless; good price. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2018
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; nice design; good display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2018
Model: Oppo is a Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communication company. In particular, they are known for their F-series phones. The Oppo A83 is a cheaper alternative if the F5 (about $440; www.fonearena.com) is too expensive for you. For about $219.00, it offers a mainstream hardware, what they call A.I. Beauty recognition technology, and a tall screen.
Design and Connectivity
While the Oppo A83 follows the trend to 18:9 formats, it does not feature a border-less design. Color variants are Champagne and Black. The phone is made of plastic, measures at 150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm and weighs at 143 g. The sides are curved for a comfortable feeling in the hand. However, gadgets.ndtv.com complains that the lip surrounding the front glass feels a little scratchy and so does the rear camera, which protrudes by about 1 mm. Moreover, indianexpress.com says that the back cover is prone to fingerprint smudges.
The phone has a micro USB 2.0 port and even a 3.5 mm audio socket. It supports two Nano-SIMs and one microSD card. Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS are available, but there is no NFC. The phone uses on-screen navigation buttons for navigation instead of physical keys.
Surprisingly, a fingerprint reader is missing. You get standard face recognition, which is not as secure or convenient in all situations as Apple's Face ID according to gadgets.ndtv.com. economictimes.indiatimes.com finds that it works almost as good as the OnePlus 5T as long as there is adequate lighting, but in low light it struggles to work. indianexpress.com also faced difficulties using the face recognition in low-light and had to manually enter the code to unlock the phone after several failed attempts.
The 13 MP rear camera features a f/2.2 aperture and a LED flash. The ColorOS camera app resembles Apple’s design. HDR is supported, but there is no optical zoom. You can adjust white balance, shutter speed, exposure, focus and ISO manually in expert mode. gadgets.ndtv.com finds that textures look a bit rough and artificial in daylight shots and night-time shots show lots of noise and blurring if there's even the slightest motion. economictimes.indiatimes.com noticed that due to lack of OIS handshakes often lead to soft details on the images. indianexpress.com liked the color reproduction and details in photographs taken in bright outdoors, given the price of this phone. However, the low-light results are not as sharp and lack details in their opinion. www.firstpost.com describes that video recording was limited to 30 fps at 1080p, but showcased a lot of dropped frames, and looked jittery.
The 8 MP front camera also features a f/2.2 aperture. It lacks a dedicated flash. gadgets.ndtv.com reports that the "AI-powered" beautification makes skin look completely artificial at the maximum level and that they have seen more customizable adjustments from other manufacturers.
www.firstpost.com summarizes “Simply put, the camera performance on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is leagues ahead of the Oppo A83.”
The Oppo A83 features a capacitive 5.7-inch TFT display with 16 million colors, an aspect ratio of 18:9, a resolution of 720 x 1,440 pixels and a pixel density of 282 PPI. The resolution is lower than the F5’s. gadgets.ndtv.com reports a slight issue of with viewing angles, “Whites tend to take on a yellow or blue tone if you're looking at the screen from off-centre”. They find that text is crisp, and brightness is good enough for outdoor use. In economictimes.indiatimes.com’s opinion the screen impresses with vivid color and excellent brightness and it is easy to read under direct sunlight.
Hardware and Performance
The A83 shares many hardware components with the much more expensive Oppo F5, for example the MediaTek MT6763T (also known as the Helio P23) octa-core processor with integrated Mali-G71 MP2 graphic chip. It features 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 256 GB with a microSD card.
Just like the F5 the phone runs Android 7.1.1 (no Android 8 here) with Oppo's custom ColorOS skin. The latter looks and feels similar to iOS. gadgets.ndtv.com published the following benchmark results: 68,132 points in AnTuTu, and 3,903 points in PCMark's Work 2.0. Thanks to its lower display resolution, the A83 achieved a better result (36 fps) than the F5 (22 fps) in GFXBench's T-rex test. www.firstpost.com complains, “Asphalt 8 Xtreme saw stuttering between menus, and even slow loading of 3D objects within those menus. The game was unplayable at high texture and and HDPI settings”. In contrast, www.gadgetmatch.com says that Asphalt Extreme, runs on extra high settings with high frame rates and zero lag.
gadgets.ndtv.com reports that the rear of the phone got slightly warm after a few minutes of playing Modern Combat 5. indianexpress.com writes that the phone remains cool during long binge-watching sessions or long hours of playing Candy Crush Saga, but tends to get warm within 20 minutes into games like Asphalt-8.
The battery features a capacity of 3180 mAh. It is non-removable and fast charging is not supported. In gadgets.ndtv.com’s HD video loop test, the phone lasted 11 hours, 55 minutes. www.firstpost.com’s standard PC Mark Work 2.0 Battery Life ended after 10 hours and 4 minutes. In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with a 4,100 mAh battery and fast charging in the same price segment.
According to www.firstpost.com the speaker on the Oppo A83 sounded tinny and the audio would tear when played at high volumes. They say that call quality was decent. www.yugatech.com confirms that the call quality is loud and clear.
The Oppo A83 features similar hardware as the F5 for a cheaper price. However, battery capacity, display resolution and camera resolution are lower and it is made of plastic instead of aluminum. The lack of a fingerprint reader is disappointing. Most on-line magazines share the opinion that the phone costs too much for what it offers.
gadgets.ndtv.com summarizes, “The Oppo A83 feels like a competent all-rounder.” economictimes.indiatimes.com finds that the A83 feels overpriced since there are cheaper phones with 6-inch, 18:9 screens that have a higher resolution of 2.160 x 1.080 pixels. www.yugatech.com would wish for fingerprint scanner or a larger storage. www.fonearena.com shares this opinion and summarizes, “The OPPO A83 is a well-balanced smartphone that offers a good enough balance between price and performance.”
Alternatives in the same price bracket are for example the Moto G5S, and Xiaomi Mi A1. www.firstpost.com compares the Oppo A83 to Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro and finds that the latter offers better performance in every category and turns what would have been a great smartphone buy in the budget smartphone range into an average one.
Press Review by Martina Osztovits
ARM Mali-G71 MP2: Integrated GPU that can be found e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P23 SoC with 700 or 770 MHz clock speed. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1 and RenderScript.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Helio P23 MT6763T: ARM-based octa core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 1.65 GHz for power efficiency and 4x Cortex-A53 at 2.3-2.5 GHz) for smartphones and tablets.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
75.33%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.