OPPO A16
13,990
Highlights
  • 64GB Storage / 4GB RAM
  • 13MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Primary Camera, 8MP Front Camera
  • 6.52 inches 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio Display
  • MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

OPPO A16: Specs Score

  • 3
    Camera
  • 3.7
    Battery
  • 2.8
    Display
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3.1
    Performance
Rated at 66.5%
  • Display: 2.8/5
    Large 720p display
  • Camera : 3/5
    Basic triple camera setup
  • Processor : 3.1/5
    Based on Helio G35 SoC
  • Battery : 3.7/5
    Large 5000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.2/5
    Base model offers 4GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.3/5
    offers 64GB storage with microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    offers 64GB storage with microSD card slot

OPPO A16: Benchmark Scores

  • AnTuTu
    110490 (v8)
  • GeekBench
    184(Single Core) - 1031(Multi Core) (v5)

OPPO A16: SAR VALUE - 1.6W/Kg (over 1 g)

  • Head
    0.77 W/kg
  • Body
    0.97 W/kg

OPPO A16: TOP COMPETITORS

OPPO A16: Price

OPPO A16: Review

Pros
  • Massive 5,000 mAh battery
  • Triple rear cameras with 13MP main lens
  • IPX4 Certification
Cons
  • Standard HD+ display with waterdrop notch
  • Single RAM and storage option

Oppo A16: Design

The Oppo A16 is one of the newest budget smartphones in India. The device dons an iridescent skin at the back and has an all-plastic build. The back panel has a vertical camera module placed on the upper-left housing three cameras and an LED flash. The Oppo branding is at the bottom left. Upfront, the Oppo A16 has a 6.52-inch display which is an LCD panel. It supports a standard 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and has a waterdrop-style notch housing the selfie camera. The screen refresh rate is also standard here at 60Hz. This panel is well-suited for basic HD video playback.

 

Oppo A16: Hardware Performance

The Oppo A16 uses MediaTek’s entry-level game-centric chipset for all operations, i.e., the Helio G35. This octa-core processor is built on a 12nm process and has IMG PowerVR8320 GPU support. The Oppo A16 can perform well with most of the general tasks such as web browsing, online downloads, and also light gameplay. The device comes with 4GB RAM which is ample for multitasking. The storage capacity on board is 64GB which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

 

Oppo A16: Price To Specs ratio

The Oppo A16 has been announced in a single 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. This device can be purchased at Rs. 13,990 in India via both online as well as brick and mortar stores. While the configuration is single, the color options available are dual color options – Crystal Black and Pearl Blue. An additional variant and a bit of lower pricing would have made it a strong contender in the budget segment.

 

Oppo A16: Camera Performance

The budget Oppo A16 has three cameras at the back for primary imaging. The device features a 13MP main camera which is aided by a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth lens. This optics setup is decent for a budget handset. However, competitions are now experimenting with a bigger main camera than a 13MP lens in this segment. The camera performance would be good in the areas with well-lit backgrounds. There are several shooting modes for an improved camera experience. The handset has an 8MP camera for selfies and video calling. This is also a decent module for a budget phone and the most commonly used.

 

Oppo A16: Important/ Highlight Features

The Oppo A16’s important highlights include a fingerprint scanner on the right panel (integrated within the power key and a custom ColorOS-based Android 11 OS. The device is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery which is expected to last more than eight hours with a single charge and easy to moderate usage. The device also gets IPX4 certification making it water and dust resistant.

 

Oppo A16: Verdict

The Oppo A16 is just another face in the flooded budget segment. It is packed with an average set of hardware considering the price tag and what the competition has to offer. A higher screen resolution or refresh rate and upgraded camera hardware would have made it a better deal for an asking price of Rs. 13,990.

OPPO A16: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS,11
Custom UI ColorOS 11.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual SIM
Colours Pearl Blue, Space Silver, Crystal Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2021
Indian Release Date 20 September, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 163.8 x 75.6 x 8.4 mm
Weight 190 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.52 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB (eMMC 5.1) Storage
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM
External Storage upto 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Yes
Messaging Yes
Call Records Yes
CAMERA
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2, wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 (f/2.0) MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Panorama, gyro-EIS
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Video Player MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm audio jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

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OPPO A16: FaQs

Where can I buy OPPO A16?

The smartphone is available in offline retailers and is also available to purchase via Amazon.

OPPO A16 worth buying?

The smartphone comes with long-lasting 5000 mAh battery, AI triple camera module along with an external storage facility, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best. In the low-budget segment, there are many competitor phones.

OPPO A16 alternatives?

Oppo A15, Samsung Galaxy A12 and Vivo Y21 can be considered has OPPO A16 alternatives.

Is there a fingerprint reader on the OPPO A16?

Yes, the smartphone features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor along with face unlock.

In how many colors is OPPO A16 available?

OPPO A16 comes with two colors: Pearl Blue and Crystal Black.

What is the integrated processor in the OPPO A16?

The smartphone is based on the Octa-core, MediaTek Helio G35 processor.

Is the OPPO A16 heavy in Weight?

No, it weighs about 190g. Considering that the average weight of all smartphones of Oppo, Oppo A16 is a significantly heavy phone for its class.

What is the capacity of the battery on the OPPO A16?

The phone packs a 5,000 mAh battery comes with optimized night charging, smart temperature control and a Type-C port.

Is there is a microSD card slot on the OPPO A16?

Yes, the storage of the smartphone is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.

What is the Android version on the OPPO A16?

It runs on Android 11 out of the box with ColorOS 11.1.

How is the rear camera of Oppo A16?

The device gets a AI Triple rectangular camera module on the rear. It comes with an autofocus-enabled 13MP main camera, along with a pair of 2MP macro & depth sensors.

Does the OPPO A16 have a notch display?

Yes, the OPPO A16 comes with a dew-drop notch display along with 3D Sleek Design. It sports a 6.52-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720x1600 pixels.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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