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Oppo A8

Oppo A8
$138
Brand: OPPO
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.5-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ screen
  • Camera 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Main/ 8 MP front
  • Storage 128 GB
  • RAM 4 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.3 GHz, Mediatek Helio P35
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS v6.1

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

9
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Oppo A8 Highlights and Overview

The Oppo A8 is a mid-range smart phone from OPPO Mobile, launched in December 2019. It comes in a 6.5-inch IPS HD+ display with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. The A8 uses a 20:9 aspect ratio and come with a water-dropping notch overhead, where the selfie camera is hidden. 

Under the hood, there is an Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 CPU, clocked at 2.3GHz, along with PowerVR GE8320 GPU, a 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card. The device looks very similar in specifications with the Vivo Y17, except for the use of the larger 6.5-inch screen on the A8, as against the 6.35-inch on the Y17.

Interestingly, the device packs a triple rear camera setup of 12-megapixel main sensor, 2-megapixel macro lense, and another 2-megapixel depth sensor, couple with a single LED flash. Upfront, OPPO made use of a single 8-megapixel sensor to cater for selfie and video chats. 

What’s more? The device also comes with a rear placed fingerprint scanner and AI FaceID. There’s dual nano-SIMs with support for 4G LTE network on both SIMs. The A8 is powered by a 4230mAh battery, and runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Other key specifications of the OPPO A8 are detailed in the table below.

Oppo A8 Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

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BODY

Dimensions 163.9 x 75.5 x 8.3 mm
Weight 180 grams
Build Glass front/plastic body
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~82.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Color OS 6.1
Chipset Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 4 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Flash type - Quad LED
5-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 2 MP Macro Lens
Third rear camera - 2 MP Depth sensor
Video Resolution 1080@30fps, 720p@30fps,

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Camera Features FaceID,
HDR,
6-level AI face Beauty
Punch hole
Video Resolution 720p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FM Radio Yes, FM Radio

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4230 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 28 hours
Stand-by Up to 480 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Oppo A8 User Reviews and Opinions

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We CANNOT guarantee 100% accuracy for the specification table above.