Oppo A53 Review: ‘Magical’ Smartphone With 90Hz Screen Technology

Oppo A53 Review

Oppo A53 is an affordable smartphone with super complete capabilities. CloverLeo, who had the opportunity to try A53 for almost a full week, had a ‘sufficient’ impression when using it.

As information, this smartphone is Oppo’s intermediate A series, which is indeed quite high in demand in Indonesia.

With a price tag of around $166, Oppo A53 already carries qualified specifications, let’s call it a screen with 90Hz refresh rate technology and a Snapdragon 460 chipset.

Enchanting Appearance

Enchanting Appearance

In terms of appearance, the A53 is quite attractive with a thickness of 8.34mm and carries the curved 3D-curved Iridescent Wave body appearance.

The distinctive shiny blue color bandage, plus the side of the smartphone using a metal coating frame, further strengthens the impression of appearance and also the robustness of the product.

On the back of the smartphone, there is a fingerprint scanner sensor and three main cameras. On the right, there is the power button, volume button on the left side and a SIM tray port triple slot for two SIM cards and 1 external memory up to 256GB.

Then the bottom is the place for the USB-C port, speaker, 3.5mm jackhole, and microphone hole.

The interesting part, and indeed it is included as the superior ability of the Oppo A53, is on the front screen display, which uses a punch-hole design model on the upper left side to accommodate this one 16MP camera.


90Hz Screen Technology

Oppo A53 90Hz Screen Technology

The advantages of the A53 display sector have supported refresh rates of up to 90Hz, a breakthrough for mid-range phones so far. Referred to as the 90Hz Neo-Display, this technology is claimed by Oppo to be able to provide a smoother visual experience than most smartphone screens with a 60 Hz refresh rate.

This technology is embedded in a 6.5-inch IPS screen (720 x 1,600 pixels) and has an aspect ratio of 20: 9. Oppo also provided the A53 with AI Brightness technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as a screen protector.

And of course, when using it, a screen that supports a, refresh rate of up to 90 Hz can feel very soft when shifting the main menu page of the smartphone, whether it’s surfing in cyberspace, or opening social media. The movement of the screen when touched feels more comfortable and responsive.

The visual experience is certainly even more exciting, especially since this ability is also supported by two speakers with the latest Dirac 2.0 technology, which can adjust digital sound. These dual speakers are located on the top and bottom of the phone, offering stereo sound perfect for gaming or just watching videos.


Fine Camera Shot

Oppo A53 Fine Shot Camera

On the camera side, the A53 has four cameras, one in a punch hole that contains a 16MP selfie camera (f / 2.0). And the rest, three cameras that are arranged vertically, which consists of a 13MP main camera (f / 2.2), a 2MP portrait camera (f / 2.4), a 2MP macro camera (f / 2.4).

So how fine the camera is? During use, the eye part of this camera is enough to satisfy needs, with the support of very helpful features such as macro, expert, Live focus, Beautification, and so on.

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Meanwhile, on the selfie camera, there is a 16 MP camera, with AI technology in it. What’s interesting in this section is the Intelligent Beautification Algorithm to help you get natural selfies, regardless of the environment, skin tone, or lighting conditions you have at the time. The AI ​​on the front camera offers automatic beautification effects, you know.

As for video recording, the Oppo A53 is capable of recording video up to 1080p resolution, which is important for those of you who like to record important moments via smartphones.


Qualified Specifications

Oppo A53 Qualified Specification

In terms of kitchen runway, the Oppo A53 is powered by the Snapdragon 460 chipset. Oppo claims A53 is the first mobile phone in Indonesia to use this chipset.

In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 460 which is supported by 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on the A53 is far from disappointing.

During its usage period, A53 is very reliable, especially for playing popular games even with high quality, such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile Legends, Call Of Duty (COD) Mobile, Free Fire, and so on.

Users can also expand their storage capacity with a microSD card slot up to 256 GB. This microSD slot is hybrid, the slot is one with the second SIM card slot.

What makes it interesting from this sector, there is a secret ingredient to be able to spur the smartphone to operate so strongly, one of the latest ingredients is the ability of RAM plus Memory Optimization.

In essence, this capability can reduce delays through an optimization algorithm, the impact of which is that system operations can run much smoother and can speed up application file opening times. And it also significantly increases the A53’s performance speed at the software level, even after prolonged use.


Big Battery

Oppo A53 Review Big Battery

Then what should be appreciated from the Oppo A53 is also in its power coverage, you can imagine on a smartphone that isn’t too thick in appearance, even tends to be ideal with a fairly lightweight, this phone turns out to use a 5000mAh large capacity battery and is supported by 18W charging.

The presence of this power can certainly support all of your activities, not to mention the Oppo A53’s charging speed which is no doubt its ability, even the service life can be extended by activating the Super Power Saving Mode feature.

While trying out the Oppo A53 the most inherent impression, the smartphone can certainly support daily activities perfectly.

Then it is undeniable that the 90Hz screen technology makes this handset very comfortable to use, especially the AI ​​Brightness Technology which is found on Oppo A53 also helps users comfort because this technology can automatically adjust the backlight after studying brightness preferences.

From the performance sector, for an affordable smartphone, of course, what Oppo has provided is more than enough. Snapdragon 460 which is supported by 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on the A53 is far from slow, the dense use of the phone for anything A53 as far as usage runs very smoothly, never choked up at all.

And last but not least, the 5000mAh battery capacity is like having a smartphone with long life, when used for work needs, playing games, listening to music, streaming video, and zooming meetings, this phone is only charged once and never runs out of power.

For those who are interested in the Oppo A53 smartphone, it is already available in the market, with an official selling price of around $166.

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