Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5: budget smartphones from Oppo. Oppo is not slowing down in the budget segment, especially in India. Another budget phone has been launched by the Chinese phone maker called the Oppo A5. The A-series is a new series from Oppo, which was released this year. But the series has already seen over five smartphones already. That’s how competitive the budget market is. Others brands like Xiaomi and Vivo are also in the segment of quality phones.
Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 – The Design
Both the design of the Oppo A83 and Oppo A5 are just simple. There’s no fingerprint sensor on either phone. This is something that has become a trend among most Oppo’s budget phones. The Oppo A83 features a single rear camera with LED flash. Whereas, the Oppo A5 features a dual rear camera with LED flash. The back of the Oppo A83 and A5 is made of aluminum. The body colors available on the Oppo A83 are Gold, Black, Red, and Blue. Whereas, on the Oppo A5 is Blue and Pink body colors.
The Oppo A5 sports a top-notch display with a small bottom chin. While the Oppo A83 features small bezels at the top and bottom. The Oppo A5 is heavier and thicker than the Oppo A83, which could be because of the huge battery capacity of the Oppo A5. In terms of dimensions and weight, the Oppo A5 measures 8.2 mm and weighs 168 grams. Whereas, the Oppo A83 measures 7.7 mm in thickness and weighs 143 grams.
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Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 – The Display
The display of the new Oppo A5 is similar to the Oppo A83. The Oppo A83 features a 5.7 inch IPS LCD touchscreen, an 18:9 aspect ratio, 720 x 1440 pixels resolution and 282 pixels per inch density. While the Oppo A5 features a 6.2 inch IPS LCD touchscreen, 19:9 aspect ratio, 720 x 1520 pixels resolution and 271 pixels per inch density.
Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 – The Camera
The dual rear camera system of the Oppo A5 houses a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, is an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. While for the Oppo A83, the single rear camera features a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Up front, is an 8MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture just like the Oppo A83.
Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 – Hardware and Software
Underneath the Oppo A83 is a MediaTek Helio P23 chipset, an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and a Mali-G72 MP2 graphics processing unit. Whereas, the Oppo A5 is being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and Adreno 506 graphics processing unit.
The operating system of the Oppo A83 is outdated here. The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.2 user interface. While the Oppo A5 runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.1 user interface. The Oppo A83 comes in three memory variant; 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB. Whereas, the Oppo A5 comes in only a 4GB memory variant.
Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 – The Battery
Running on a non-removable Li-lon 4230 mAh battery is the Oppo A5. But with no evidence of fast battery charging support, it will be a hard time charging it. While the Oppo A83 runs on a non-removable Li-lon 3180 mAh battery.
Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 – The Price
The Oppo A83 is available for around $235 (€200). While the Oppo A5 goes for about $270 (€230).
Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 Full Specs Comparison
|Oppo A83||Oppo A5|
|Dimensions and Weight||150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm. Weight: 143g||156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm. Weight: 168g|
|Display||5.7 inch (76.2% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1440 pixels with 282 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||6.2 inch (81.2% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1520 pixels with 271 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Memory||RAM: 2GB. ROM: 16GB. RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)||RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB|
|Software||Android 7.1 Nougat (with ColorOS 3.2)||Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.1)|
|Hardware||MediaTek Helio P23 chipset with Octa-core 2.5GHz processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor|
|Camera||8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture + 13MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with LED flash||8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture + Dual: 13MP f/2.2 aperture & 2MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with LED flash|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-lon 3180 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-lon 4230 mAh battery|
Oppo A83 VS Oppo A5 – Verdict
The Oppo A5 will be my ideal pick here. It comes with a dual rear camera, Snapdragon chipset, latest software and a bigger battery life. All of these you’ll get for an additional $35 (€30).