Every now and again, a handset maker teams up with a popular actor or sports personality to create a limited edition smartphone that attracts people’s attention for a short while and then quickly disappears in the rapidly evolving gadget world. In the case of Oppo, limited editions have played an important role in consolidating this Chinese device maker’s position in the market here. Its camera phones like F3 Diwali Edition, F5 Deepika Padukone Limited Edition and F3 BCCI edition were immensely appreciated by consumers. Oppo’s F5 Sidharth Limited Edition went live on Amazon last week and on expected lines, it was sold out in a matter of few seconds.
The Indian consumer seems to be mesmerised by selfies and Oppo is making the most out of it. This fast-growing smartphone brand has introduced two new devices in the market here—Oppo F5 Sidharth Limited Edition and A83. The F-series and A-series products from Oppo, particularly the integrated beauty function, have proved to be especially popular among the young and trendy. The new devices offer a crisp HD display and are capable of capturing good-looking, accurate images in most conditions. We take a look at some of their key features and overall performance.
Oppo F5 Sidharth Limited Edition (Rs 19,990)
This new smartphone is available in Dashing Blue colour for people who love to be stylish while capturing their memories. The device was a result of collaboration with its brand ambassador—Sidharth Malhotra. This striking new colour edition continues the success of the F5 series, Oppo’s first full-screen model featuring Artificial Intelligence (AI) Beauty Recognition Technology intended to personalise beautification. The device retails for Rs 19,990 and is available offline too.
Interestingly, Oppo’s brand new micro film, Capture the Real You, became a sensation on the internet with over 16 million views on YouTube in a span of 3 days. This movie became a major driving factor in terms of the sale of Oppo F5 Sidharth Limited Edition.
The phone features a 20 MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 16 MP rear camera with F1.8 aperture. Oppo’s Color OS 3.2, together with 4 G RAM + 32 GB ROM memory gives the operating system much smoother user experience; The O-share file sharing technology is 100 times faster than Bluetooth—8 to 10 pictures (3 MB each) can be transferred between Oppo phones within seconds.
Switched on, the Oppo F5 Sidharth Limited Edition works like a breeze. It is sleek and sturdy and apt for work and everyday entertainment. Its battery life is longer thanks to the 3200Ah battery. Company officials inform that Oppo’s Continuous Optimising Technology which manages the apps running on the device, allows the user upto 12 hours of continuous use (simulated test). The ‘Do Not Disturb’ function for gaming will display an incoming call in the form of a banner. Put simply, your gameplay will not be interrupted while ensuring you will not miss any important calls.
Bottomline: With lightning fast performance, smooth and crisp display and top quality cameras, the F5 Sidharth Limited Edition is a definite buy for those who like to flaunt their new devices.
Oppo A83 (Rs 13,990)
The Oppo A83 is an entry-level camera phone with a good set of features. However, let me mention that it has more to it than selfie camera. Together with Oppo’s AI Beauty Recognition Technology, the A83 brings a more realistic and natural selfie experience to more young consumers. With 4 GB RAM and 3180 mAh battery, the A83 comes as a versatile product all at a price of `13,990. The device is available in two colour variants: Black and Gold. It is equipped with a full screen display, a feature rarely seen in products of this price range.
Oppo A83 lives up to its reputation of a selfie expert in every sense. It comes with an 8 MP front lens + 13 MP rear lens, and uses the AI Beauty Recognition Technology that effortlessly helps you be at your best in photos. In simple terms, the AI Beauty Recognition Technology is like a thinking photographer rather than a rigid software program. It employs a cloud database from premium suppliers that have sufficient power to support diversified facial recognition in smart terminals. Like a photographer who has accumulated many years of experience in photography and knows the best way to shoot a portrait; AI can classify, recognise and beautify the portrait in three aspects: skin colour and texture, gender, and age.
A83 measures 5.7 inches, but the size of the screen is now 5 inches with the bezel ratio of the device being supremely narrow at 18:9, a major improvement over past models. Whether you are looking at a picture, video or playing a game, this offers a great wide visual experience. To complement the display effects of the full screen, the A83 resolution is as high as 1440 x 720, making every photo clearer and brighter for an improved photo experience.
A83 is also equipped with face unlock.
All it takes to unlock the phone is to look
at it, making it easy for the elderly and children too.
Powered on, the A83 springs to life in an instant. The super-large 4 GB operating memory allows young people to enjoy their favourite games while three independent card slots (Double Nano-SIM cards with the TF slot) enable users to have two mobile numbers for phone calls, and also to extend the phone memory to 256 GB. The Color OS 3.2 operating system and O-share for file-sharing can transmit six to seven ordinary photos in just a second.