Oppo A71 (2018): Review

Smartphone company Oppo are known for releasing affordable devices with good value for money. Their update to the A71 smartphone released in September last year has been announced. The Oppo A71 (2018) is available for pre-order according to the company’s website. The phone was also listed on Amazon, which is weird because it will make a debut at the MWC. The company also ditched the Mediatek chipset, opting for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 this time around.

Design

I don’t think any changes were made to the design, it looks exactly the same with last year’s version. A simple design as the device is covered in aluminum, with a visible Oppo logo. There’s no fingerprint scanner again on the device, which is totally disappointing

Most midrange smartphones now comes with the innovative fingerprint sensor, so Oppo really let down. It also boasts of its popular slim body, measuring 7.6 mm in thickness and available in Black and Gold colors. The A71 (2018) is also comfortable to hold and light, weighing just 137g.

Display

There are no reduction in bezels here, which is far from what i expect in 2018. It has 3 navigation bezels at the bottom bezel, while the selfie camera and sensor at the front. The 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is the same screen on its predecessor.

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The screen boasts of 720 x 1280 pixels in resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 282 pixel per inch density. Reaching a 68.2% screen-to-body ratio, which is exactly the same with last year’s version. The screen is pretty impressive and would delivery amazing visuals just like other midrange smartphones.

Hardware and Software

The brain behind the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip, which is one of the major changes here. The Octa-core processor reaches a processing speed of 1.8 GHz making it more faster than its predecessor. I was thinking Oppo focused more on the performance until i noticed it has just 2GB RAM space. Which is a downgrade from the 3GB RAM on last year’s version.

The graphics processing unit is now the Adreno 506 processor instead of the Mali. The A71 (2018) comes with a standard 16GB internal storage space upgradeable to 256GB. Oppo A71 (2018) runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with Color OS 3.2 skin on top.

Camera

It sports a rear 13MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture with LED flash by the side. Features on the camera includes phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and others. At the front, there’s a 5MP selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture and no front flash in sight. No differences here, so its official this 2018 version is all about the performance though.

Battery

Oppo A71 (2018) houses a 3000mAh Li-Ion battery that is Non-removable. It doesn’t have the fast charging feature, so it will take long to charge up as usual.

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Oppo A71 (2018) Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Oppo A71 (2018)
Announced January, 2018
Released February, 2018
Status Available on Shopping Stores

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Aluminum
Dimensions 148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6 mm
Weight 137g
Protection
Colours Black, Gold

Display

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.2-inch
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 282
Screen-To-Body Ratio 68.2%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection 2.5D Curved Glass Screen
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No

Camera

13MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, LED flash
5MP

Software

Android 7.1 Nougat
Color OS 3.2
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz
GPU Adreno 506
2GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Yes, up to 256GB

Proximity
Accelerometer

Compass

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3000mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging No
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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