Although not being the most powerful mid-range smartphone available, the Oppo A8 offers capable specs with a price tag cheaper than what most mid-range smartphones bear. In this article, we explore the Oppo A8 specs and price, which will help you make your purchase decision.
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Oppo A8 Key Specs & Features
- 6.5-inch Dynamic AMOLED Display, 720 X 1600 pixels (269 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie), ColorOS 6.1
- 4GB RAM
- Octa-core Mediatek Helio P35 Processor
- 128GB Built-in Storage, Supports Memory Card up to 256GB
- 12MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted)
- 4230mAh Non-Removable Li-Po battery
The Design and Display
The Oppo A8 features a plastic build. There is plastic on the rear and on the frame. With glass occupying a major real estate upfront.
The design is pretty basic, with no bells and whistles. Its design holds nothing to be wowed about.
On the rear of the Oppo A8 is a triple camera setup, with a camera flash and also a capacitive fingerprint sensor. The Oppo A8 is one of those few Oppo phones like the Oppo Reno 3, that don’t have the Oppo logo boldly written on the rear covering.
Upfront the smartphone is probably a setup you are super used to seeing on many android phones. There is a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a drop notch. This display has a resolution of 720 x 1600 and a screen density of 269 ppi.
The Oppo A8 offers users with dual options for color variants, something that might end up being a dilemma for people who don’t like the options. It comes in Green and Black colour options.
The rear camera system on the Oppo A8 is home to triple cameras, which include a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
With this rear camera system, you can shoot photos in HDR, Panorama mode and also HDR photos. Videos shot with this camera is maxed at 1080p @ 30fps.
For selfies, the Oppo A8 makes use of an 8MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera lets you shoot photos in HDR and also shoot videos maxed out at 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Scanning the list the overview of the Oppo A8 specs provided above, it is easy to tell that the smartphone isn’t the most powerful mid-range device out there. It is a capable mobile phone designed for enthusiasts working with lower budgets.
The Oppo A8 features a quad-core Mediatek Helio P35 processor and a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit.
It also features 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage with up to 256GB for storage expansion via MicroSD.
The smartphone houses a Non-Removable 4230mAh Li-Po battery. There isn’t any form of fast charge mechanism here.
On the software side, the Oppo A8 runs the ColorOS 6.1 interface on top of the Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system. There was no world on Android 10 upgrade as at the time this article was written.
The Oppo A8 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB 2.0 port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC (Near Field Connection).
Internet connectivity on the Oppo A8 is maxed at 4G LTE. It doesn’t support 5G connectivity.
Oppo A8 Price and Availability
The price of the Oppo A8 is expected at around $170, which is about 61,500 Naira.
The Oppo A8 is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from smartphone shops, as well as online retail shops that ship to your region.
Oppo A8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Oppo A8:
- Platform: Android 9 (Pie) ColorOS 6.1
- Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek MT6765V/CB Helio P35 (12nm)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Green, Black
- Dimension: 163.9 x 75.5 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 180g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1600 pixels, 269 PPI
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 12MP (wide) F/1.8 + 2MP (Ultrawide) F/2.4 + 2MP (depth sensor) F/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, PDAF, HDR, panorama, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 8MP, F/2.4, HDR, 1080p @30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 256GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB (2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (Rear-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4230 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No