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Disrupting The Under 20K Segment, The OPPO A74 5G Is The 5G All-Rounder We Have All Been Waiting For
OPPO has always brought revolutionary products across segments that pack powerful features in stunning, stylish designs. Over the years, OPPO has expanded its product portfolio to include several smart devices that offer spectacular features across price segments showcasing the brand's commitment to meet varying needs of consumers. For OPPO, the year 2021 has been about democratising cutting-edge technology by bringing 5G ready smartphones across Reno and F series smartphones in order to provide speed, connectivity and low latency, to a wider audience. Now, the global smart device brand has expanded its 5G capabilities to the A series line-up to ensure that a larger section of the audience is future ready with 5G.
OPPO A-series in particular, have always stood out for its impeccable performance on a budget. The OPPO A74 5G is the latest entry to the affordable 5G segment embedded with several powerful yet attractive features, making it the first 5G smartphone by OPPO in under 20K price segment. 5G is still in its infancy in India but with the OPPO A74 5G you're already future-proof! Thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset, the OPPO A74 5G not only offers 5G support but also an unprecedented performance. To make things better, the OPPO smartphone also packs a a 90Hz Hyper-Color display, 5,000 mAh battery paired with a huge 128 GB storage, a 18W flash charging setup and much more at a price of INR 17,990.
Now we have been using the review device for a few days and the phone definitely stands out for several reasons. Read on to know our first impressions of this powerful 5G budget device.
Display That Dives Into Details
The display is an essential aspect of any smartphone. Especially in the under 20K price segment, millennials really like viewing a lot of content feed on their smartphone. Here, the OPPO A74 5G packs a punch with its 90Hz Hyper-color Screen. When you view the content on the Hyper-color Screen images and videos stand out more. I noticed a sense of color clarity which is hard to explain. Now this great color viewing experience is of course supported by a large screen. The device brings a 16.48cm LCD panel with an FHD resolution of 2400p x 1080p and a high PPI of 405 packed in a punch hole design. The crisp colors and high contrast levels on the smartphone make a wholesome entertainment unit for all your Netflix and Amazon Prime Video viewing! I thoroughly enjoyed viewing all kinds of content on the device. Infact the color reproduction is quite good.
Gamers, you'll be pleased to know that the OPPO A74 5G sports a high 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate for a silky-smooth visual experience and is very responsive to touch. This was especially useful when I played fast motion games and overall, my fingers simply flowed on the screen.
With a screen so divine you are bound to spend more time look at it and that's why the OPPO A74 5G has AI Backlight that helps adjust the backlight with thousands of different settings, giving you the best All-day AI Eye Comfort. Even after viewing content for long and playing back-to-back games, I did not feel much strain on my eyes. Even under indoor and outdoor viewing scenarios, the display adjusted itself thus giving me utmost comfort for the eyes.
The OPPO A74 5G is the perfect entertainment unit, be it for gaming or video playback. Thanks to the multi-cooling system packed with graphite tubes, the OPPO A74 5G helps you say goodbye to heating issues as well. Plus, the Dirac 2.0 single loudspeaker audio experience is like a massage for your ears, making it the all-rounder smartphone! I thoroughly enjoyed my overall viewing experience which was easy on my eyes.
Excellent Battery and Charging experience
Now one of the key USP's of any budget device is for the product to deliver everyday convenience when it comes to battery and charging support. The OPPO A74 5G does just that by providing a big 5,000 mAh battery paired with 18W Flash Charge support. The smartphone can charge the device upto 68 percent in just 60 minutes, letting you stay connected at all times. The massive battery further ensures that you can perform your everyday task whether you're making video calls, online gaming, video playback, and just about any mobile task without the worry of losing battery. In fact, OPPO A74 5G offers up to 8.69 hours of video chat, 7.86 hours of online game play. In our initial experience the device was easily able to pull through a day and half of usage without any requirement on interim charging. In-fact the phone performed quite well, and the battery did not drain even after medium to heavy usage.
We all feel that anxious moment when your smartphone is draining out of battery! Now this is something I experience quite too often but thanks to the new Smart Power Saving feature I can save precious power when I need it the most. With this feature the OPPO A74 5G automatically kicks in several power-saving strategies that adjust the CPU frequency and manages the apps from consuming too much energy. So, when charging is not possible this feature is quite handy in keeping essential apps running.
Plus, the device includes the Super Nighttime Standby that adapts to your bedtime routine and consumes only 2 percent of the battery during this time. Simply put, this powerful smartphone has got your back and will never let you run out of fuel be it day or night!
Now for many users charging is usually a nocturnal phenomenon and that is where the OPPO A74 5G has upped the ante in the segment. The device offers Battery Guard that protects your device from overcharging during the night. Thanks to the inbuilt AI the device customizes charging based on your sleeping and charging habits so that the battery remains protected during the nightly charging cycles. With this feature I could safely charge my device at night without worrying about ruining my battery.
The practical features available on this device gave me a super experience especially when it comes to battery and charging support. I am sure many users will find the OPPO A74 5G quite attractive for these reasons alone.
Cameras that Gives You Feed-Worthy Photos
OPPO is a brand that's commonly associated with enhanced cameras. The OPPO A74 5G is no exception and comes with a triple-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter. Plus, there's an 8MP camera housed in the punch-hole display for all your selfies and video calling needs.
The cameras on the OPPO A74 5G pack several exceptional features like AI Scene Enhancement 2.0 and AI Beautification 2.0, giving you ultra-clear 108MP pictures. Whether you're clicking a picture of scenery or a portrait, the cameras give you crystal clear images. What's more, the main camera supports 108MP synthetic imaging, where the algorithms reconstruct the details, giving you the perfect picture!
5G readiness and powerful Performance
With the OPPO A74 5G being 5G ready, you won't need to buy a new phone when your network carrier switches to an SA network. Powered by Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM480 5G chipset, the OPPO A series has taken a huge leap in ensuring future readiness for 5G is available to the masses. The device comes paired with 6GB RAM and a large 128GB storage, which offers the latest 5G technology, giving you faster internet connections over 4G. Another aspect of the device's performance that really stood out in the segment is that the smartphone comes with Adreno 619 that delivers long-lasting speed, faster graphics rendering, and seamless app performance giving you an all-around performance. It makes the OPPO A74 5G one of the most powerful 5G ready device that is unmatched by other devices in this segment.
OPPO A74 5G: Upping Your Style Statement
One of the first things that catch your eye is the design of the OPPO A74 5G. The sleek, stylish build of the smartphone is further enhanced by the striking colors on the rear panel. To note, the OPPO smartphone is available in Fluid Black and Fantastic Purple color options. The premium design is further enhanced by the way colors are fused to create a glassy finish. Plus, the side-mounted fingerprint sensor enhances the details of the overall design. Despite the massive battery, the smartphone weighs only 188 grams and is 8.42mm thick. With smooth and curved back panel finish the device has a great in hand grip and I particularly enjoyed single hand usage of the device.
The style quotient doesn't just come in appearances, but also the performance of the OPPO A74 5G. With the latest ColorOS 11.1 OS, there's more to explore with the OPPO A74 5G. For one, the smartphone is always safe and secured, thanks to the privacy assistant. Features like Privacy Safe, App Lock, and Screencast Privacy Shield help secure your photos and data from prying eyes!
OPPO A74 5G: The All-Rounder, Future-Proof Smartphone
It is quite commendable that OPPO has dedicated 2021 to introducing 5G ready smartphones across various price segments. What makes this device particularly interesting for us is that the device offers the best of display, battery and charging at extremely affordable prices making sure that wider audiences can enjoy a superior smartphone experience. For bringing 5G readiness to mass without drilling a hole in your pocket OPPO gets a big thumb up. So, if you're looking to explore unprecedented performance fused with the stylish, premium design, you'll be happy to know the wait is coming to an end. The OPPO A74 5G is priced at INR 17,990 and will be available for sale from April 26 across mainline retailer outlets and Amazon. So, gear up for the best-in-class 5G-ready smartphone with an unmatched performance from OPPO!
The device will be available with some attractive offline and online offers
Online Offers via Amazon
- OPPO A74 5G will be available on Amazon. The customers can avail a 10% instant bank discount on credit card, credit card EMI& debit card on selected banks. NCE is also available up to 9 months.
- There are also several bundling offers on OPPO A74 5G. Consumers' purchasing OPPO A74 5G will get OPPO EncoW11 at a reduced price of Rs 1299, OPPO Band for Rs 2499 and OPPO W31 for Rs 2499.
- There is also a 2-year extended warranty available on OPPO A74 5G.
Offline Offers- Mainline Retail Outlets
⦁ Through offline retails outlets, customers will get 5% cashback on HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Federal Bank, 11% instant cashback on Paytm; Zero Down Payment scheme from all leading financers. Apart from all this, there is also the option of No Cost EMI up to 6 months.