9 September 2023

REVIEW: Oppo A78 5G

We recently got our hands on the Oppo A78, and we thought we'd share our thoughts on this budget-friendly smartphone. 

First off, let's talk about the design. The Oppo A78 5G has a sleek and modern look. It's not super flashy, but it's got this subtle charm to it. The phone feels solid in your hand, and the build quality seems decent for its price point. Plus, it's not too heavy, which is a big plus for us.

The display is a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel, and it's pretty good for watching videos and scrolling through social media. It's not AMOLED, so don't expect those deep blacks, but the colors are vibrant, and the brightness is decent enough for outdoor use.

Performance-wise, the A78 is no speed demon, but it gets the job done for everyday tasks. It's powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip, which isn't going to blow your mind, but it handles apps and multitasking fairly well. Gaming isn't its strong suit, so if you're a hardcore gamer, you might want to look elsewhere.

The camera setup is pretty standard for a budget phone. You've got a 50MP main shooter, 2MP self-portrait lens and an 8MP front camera. Photos in good lighting conditions turn out quite decent, but things get a bit grainy in low light. The selfie camera is alright too, nothing mind-blowing, but it gets the job done for your social media selfies.

Battery life is where the A78 shines. The 5000mAh battery is a beast, easily lasting a full day with moderate use. Plus, it supports 18W fast charging, so you're not waiting around forever to juice it up.

Software-wise, it runs on ColorOS, which some people love and others not so much. It's got some bloatware, but you can uninstall most of it, and it's fairly customizable.

One thing we really appreciate is the inclusion of a headphone jack. It's becoming a rare find these days, so kudos to Oppo for that!

Overall, the Oppo A78 5G is a pretty solid budget smartphone. It's not going to blow your mind in any department, but it's reliable, has great battery life, and looks good while doing it. If you're on a tight budget and need a dependable daily driver, it's worth considering. But if you're a power user or a camera enthusiast, you might want to save up for something a bit more high-end.


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