Review Oppo A1k

Review Oppo A1k

SPECIFICATION

NETWORK
Technology : GSM / HSPA / LTE
Speed : HSPA, LTE-A
GPRS : Yes
EDGE : Yes


BODY
Dimensions : 154.5 x 73.8 x 8.4 mm (6.08 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight : 170 g (6.00 oz)
Build : Plastic body
SIM : Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY
Type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size : 6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~80.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution : 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 3

PLATFORM
OS : Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
Chipset : Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU : Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU : PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY
Card Slot : MicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal : 32 GB, 2 GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA
Single : 8 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.2", 1.4µm, AF
Features : LED flash, HDR, panorama

SELFIE CAMERA
Single : 5 MP, f/2.0, 1/5", 1.12µm
Features : HDR
Video : 720p

SOUND
Loudspeaker : Yes
3.5mm Jack : Yes, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS
WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth : 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS : Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio : FM radio
USB : MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES
Sensors : Accelerometer, proximity, compass

BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

Review Oppo A1k

REVIEW

Design

Looks nice with a snazzy plastic shell with matte finish (though a subtle gradient finish or some kind of patterned design, as is the trend these days, would have been even better). Good build quality. Face unlock works decently well. But, sadly it has no rear fingerprint reader.

Display

Large 6.1 inch display, with a modern dewdrop-style notch design, splendid, but it'll be nice if the legibility under sunlight could have been better.

Software

ColorOS UI packs a bunch of add-on features like the smart sidebar, which makes multitasking more convenient. but, there is also plenty of pre installed bloatware though thankfully these apps can be uninstalled. 

Performance

Unfortunately, While the Helio P22 (similar to Snapdragon 625) provides for decent day to day performance, the RAM being limited to 2GB means that multi-tasking is not that convenient.

Camera

Both the rear and front cameras support Portrait mode using software algorithms, which works just fine. But, it has average single rear camera, on the whole while daylight shots are decent and offer enough details, low light performance is poor and average front camera too, on the whole again while it can click decent shots in daylight, low light shots are ordinary.

Battery

Large 4000mAh battery, means the device can easily last over a day and a half on a single charge

Conclusion

Overall, the Oppo A1k, while it has some positives, feels a bit overpriced, especially considering that you can get a very similar specs Realme C2 smartphone at a significantly lower price.

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