OPPO has a new addition to their A-lineup, a family of smartphones catered for the budget market. And for the first time in a long time, they are highlighting its actual performance, not the selfie camera. This is the OPPO A71.
Being an economical product, OPPO was left with no choice but to focus on a single area for the OPPO A71. And finally, the brand focused on the processor — an essential part when it comes to actual performance. This time, the front-facing camera takes a back seat. Hence, the “Speedy Operation” tagline.
Inside it’s rigged with a 1.5GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The available storage might be far less than what we’re used to have from OPPO, but that’s more than enough to store all your apps and games. You can just add a microSD card later on to store additional selfies and other media files.
And speaking of selfies, the OPPO A71 only has a 5-megapixel front camera. Definitely, that’s one of the lowest selfie camera resolution found on any OPPO handset right now. On the upside, it has a 13-megapixel primary camera at the back.
Furthermore, the device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. Putting their flagship OPPO F3 and F3 Plus to shame with their Marshmallow OS. It also packs a decent 3,000mAh battery, but it lacks a fingerprint scanner for security purposes.
It’s also worth-noting the phone’s slightly refreshing look. The design kind of reminiscent to the OPPO R11, minus the iPhone-ish antenna bands. The design looks plain and simple, with rounded corners and edges to increase ergonomics.
OPPO A71 Specs
- Android 7.1 Nougat, ColorOS 3.1
- Dual SIM
- 5.2-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 resolution, ~282ppi
- 1.5GHz MediaTek octa-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.4
- 13-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2, LED flash
- 4G LTE
- Dimensions: 148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6mm
- Weight: 137g
- Gold, Black
- 3010mah non-removable battery
The device is now available in Malaysia for RM858 (around Php10,000). Pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be announced. We’ll update this post once we get more information.