Oppo is coming with its new devices in the mid-range segment for a long time now. Oppo A3s is one of the examples of them which comes at the budget range with the notched display, Snapdragon 450 SoC, dual rear camera setup, and high capacity 4,230mAh battery. The features look great on the paper. But, are they good enough in practical usage? Does this device has enough power to compete with other devices in this range? Let’s check it out in the
Oppo A3s review below:
Design and Display of Oppo A3s
Looking at the price point, Oppo A3s looks really stunning- special thanks to the notched display. The front has minimal bezels and comes with an edge-to-edge display. The rear panel looks glossy and makes this phone visually appealing. In hands, the device is comfortable and solid. It is a glossy plastic basically which houses a horizontal dual rear camera setup and Oppo branding in the middle. The glossy plastic can catch smudges and fingerprint easily which you might need to wipe time and again. Also, the device will catch scratches easily, so you might need a cover to protect the device. Moreover, you can easily get the latest covers of this model using Flipkart Coupon Code at discounted prices.
On the left side, you can see volume rockers and a SIM Tray while on the right, there is a tactile power button. On the bottom, you can see a single speaker grille, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Coming to the display, Oppo A3s packs a 15.74 centimeters (6.2-inch) HD capacitive touchscreen display with 1520 x 720 pixel resolution. The display sports an iPhone X type notch which turns the aspect ratio to 19:9. The display looks nice and comes with nice colors and brightness falls into the eyes perfectly- keeping the price in the mind. So, don’t expect its display to perform like One Plus 6T or Samsung Galaxy S10.
Under the hood, the Oppo A3s has a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor coupled with two RAM plus internal storage variants: 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The internal storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The same processor was seen in Moto G6 and Redmi 5. You can feel a few stutters and hiccups even in the day-to-day tasking. The hiccups and stutters get more rapidly in multi-tasking. It is not because of the chipset that phone slows down but because of the Oppo’s ColorOS skin which makes this phone go slow a bit.
In the gaming sessions, the device gives you a smooth experience with no lags or stutters felt. Games like PUBG on medium graphics will work pretty fine and sound- thanks to the SD450 paired with Adreno 506 GPU.
The face unlock feature works fine and sound and unlocks the device swiftly. Also, the sound from the speaker comes clear and loud which makes Oppo A3s’ speaker a decent one.
Cameras and Battery Life
Coming to the cameras, Oppo A3s has a horizontal rear camera setup including a 13 megapixel primary sensor and a 2 megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, you get an 8 megapixel front shooter. The camera app looks like iOS camera app where you can see modes like time-lapse, HDR, portrait and Beauty mode. The photos captured in the day looked averagely good and colors come out not too accurate. In the night time, the shots were very noisy and lack details- utter disappointment.
The Oppo A3s houses a high capacity 4230mAh battery which can easily last up to 17-18 hours on heavy usage. The battery can give you the juice of two days easily on typical usage which will impress you for sure. Also, watching videos or playing heavy games will not drop the battery rapidly. It usually takes 3 hours to charge the device from zero to 100 percent. But, there is no feature of fast charging which is a little disappointing.
The Oppo A3s runs Android v8.1 Oreo based on Color OS 5.1 out of the box. You can see some pre-loaded apps in the devices like Oppo’s App Store, Clone Phone, Theme Store, Game Space, Face, and Amazon. The connectivity options and sensors include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, Micro-USB, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. In the box, you will get a Handset, Adaptor (5V1A), Micro USB Cable, and Important Info Booklet with Warranty card, Quick Guide, Sim Card Tool, Screen Protect Film, and a Case Oppo A3s comes in two color variants: Red and Dark Purple.
You can easily buy this phone on Amazon at Rs 10,990
Oppo A3s is not the phone which will suit many users. With Realme and Honor performing well in this price segment, Oppo is blindly walking in this competitive market. Undoubtedly, the device has a well-built design, a nice notched display, and a big battery which goes into the favor of A3s. But, the lack of good camera quality, poor chipset, and RAM management make this device a big led down. The device works fine and if you are an Oppo fan, you can consider this device. But, there are many better devices in the market at this price segment, so better check them out.