Oppo A79

OPPO has launched a new smartphone, the Oppo A79 which is the second phone from the company to feature a full display, after it debuted on the OPPO F5. OPPO is known for smartphones that highlight its impressive camera setup, and on the mid-range OPPO A79, the firm continued to stoke the flames of its reputation as a camera phone brand. Let’s see how the OPPO A79 performs inside and out, shall we?

OPPO A79 Specifications, Review and Highlights


The OPPO A79 features a large 6.01-inch full AMOLED screen AMOLED. The FHD+(2160*1080 pixels) display comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio and renders a very vivid display as it comes with 401ppi of pixel density. The screen alone sits on up to 86% of the device.

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The device sports a metal unibody design which will dorn Champagne, Black and Ice Flame blue hues. The smartphone sports a slim waistline that can fit seamlessly into your palm or pocket and it weighs just 140g. It sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Storage & Processor

Under the hood, the OPPO A79 is powered by a 2.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6763T processor along with Mali-G71 GPU that operates on the graphics. The chipset offers a high performance in operations and should be able to handle whatever game or app is thrown at it as well as multitask with ease. The device carries 4GB of RAM and a 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB using a MicroSD.

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The smartphone sports Dual 16MP cameras. On the rear, top-left corner precisely sits a 16MP shooter with a bright F/1.8 Aperture that captures plenty of light and a Flashlight that ensures your photos remain bright even in low-light conditions. The front flaunts a similar 16MP camera as the rear, the only difference being that it sports a less-bright F/2.0 Aperture. The front camera features Beauty 5.0 AI, your help-mate in creating the best selfies and the selfie camera supports face recognition.

Battery & Connectivity

The OPPO A79 is powered to life by a non-removable 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging via OPPO’s VOOC flash charge. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Micro USB, fingerprint sensor, OTG support, 4G LTE.


The smartphone runs on OPPO’s own ColorOS 3.2 based on Android’s Nougat 7.1.1 pre-installed.

OPPO A79 Full Phone Specifications

Oppo A79


Device Brand OPPO
Model A79
Announced November, 2017
Released December, 2017
Status Coming


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA Band 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8 – TD-SCDMA Band 34 / 39 – CDMA2000 BC0 (800MHz)
4G Network TD-LTE B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 (100M) – LTE FDD B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B8
4G+ TD-LTE B38C / B39C / B40C / B41C / B39A + B41A – LTE FDD B1C / B3C / B1A + B3A
SIM Type Nano SIM.
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 11.5 Mbps(HSUPA)
4G LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 157.3 x 76.0 x 7.0 mm
Weight 140g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors Champagne, Black, Ice Flame Blue


Display Type AMOLED Display
Size 6.01 inches
Resolution FHD+ (2160 * 1080) pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 401ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features Multi-touch, 2.5D Curved Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No


16MP camera
Autofocus, F/1.8 Aperture, 5P lens, CMOS sensor
1080p HD Video
Panorama, Super clear quality, Professional mode, Phase detection, Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, HDR, Time-lapse photography
  • Rear camera: Yes, LED flash
  • Front camera: Yes
F/2.0 Aperture, 5P lens, CMOS sensor


Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
ColorOS 3.2
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


MediaTek MT6763T
Number of Processor Cores Octa-core
CPU Speed 2.5GHz
GPU Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage 64GB internal memory
expandable memory Up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Gravity, Ambient light, Proximity, Geomagnetic Induction, fingerprint sensor


Bluetooth v4.2
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB
USB On-the Go (OTG) Yes
Yes, VOOC flash charge


Battery Type Li-Po
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Non-Removable
Talk Time


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes


Vibration, Ringtones
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of OPPO A79

The OPPO A79 is priced at 2399 Yuan in China and sales start 1st of December. The device is however presently available for pre-order from the manufacturer’s website.

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