Oppo continues to conquer the market of mid-range smartphones, particularly with the launch of the new Oppo A83 2018. In true Oppo fashion, the latest offering is a phone which focuses primarily on photography but at the same carries an affordable price tag.
The recent trends in smartphones design have made all models looking the same as the other phone except for the name of the phone manufacturer. That said, the Oppo A38 2018, is still quite a beautiful phone. The minimal bezel size of the phone is one of the important design factors. Best of all it provides face-detection feature but misses out on a fingerprint scanner.
The screen is 5.7 inches tall with an 18:9 screen-to-body ratio however its resolution will only be at HD+ (1440 x 720). The phone will become available in Gold and Black colors.
Inside the phone
Under the hood, you get an Octa-core processor running on the MediaTek Helio P23 chipset. The GPU of the phone is powered by the Mali-G71 MP2. There are two variants of the phone as far as RAM is concerned. Either you opt for 3GB or 4 GB RAM, alongside 32GB or 64 GB internal memory storage options.
The pre-installed Android 7.1 Nougat OS, is a disappointment considering the fact that we have almost reached the mid of 2018. Even though the phone belongs to the mid-range category but the availability of the latest Android OS version is the expectation of all smartphone users.
The powerhouse of the phone comes in the form of a 3180mAh Li-Ion battery. There is no fast charging feature on this phone and the battery is non-removable.
On the rear is a single-camera setup. The camera has a sufficient resolution of 13MP and comes with LED Flash.
The primary camera is paired with an 8MP selfie shooter.
Pricing is set at Rs. 19,999 for the 3GB version whereas the 4GB version is awkwardly priced at Rs. 29,899 which is a high leap of 10K.
While the 3GB version of the Oppo A38 may succeed in making an impact (while facing stiff competition from the Redmi 5), the 4GB version of the phone may not do too well because of the presence of Snapdragon powered dual-camera phones in the market.