A budget phone just launched in India, and while the moniker might indicate an upgrade over the OPPO A53 launched in the Philippines last October, that’s not entirely the case. With the new OPPO A54, it introduces a refreshed design that heavily reminds of Vivo phones while omitting some key features from its older sibling.
For starters, OPPO A54 dumped the 90Hz refresh rate for a standard 6.51″ IPS LCD with HD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. It’s also using a 2018 chipset in the Helio P35, instead of the Snapdragon 460. If that’s not enough of a downgrade, we think that the storage is using eMMC — a slower version of UFS. But for the rest of the specs, it’s pretty much identical.
The A54 is also sporting a 5000mAH battery with 18W fast charging, a capacitive fingerprint scanner (albeit on the right-hand side), a 16MP selfie camera, and a 13MP triple-camera setup. As for that new design, it comes in Black and Blue colors, which appear to be on the glossy side.
OPPO A54 goes on sale in India today at a starting price of ₹13,490 (~₱8,700) for the 4/64GB model. The 4/128GB and 6/128GB will set you back ₹14,990(~₱9,600) and ₹15,990(~₱10,300), respectively. As of writing, the A54 is only available on Flipkart and other retail partners.
OPPO A54 specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display: 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD 60Hz
- Design: all-polycarbonate
- Dimension and Weight: 163.6 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm, 192g
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 4GB
- Memory: 64GB/128GB with dedicated microSD slot
- Main Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) | video recording up to [email protected]
- Selfie Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm | video recording up to [email protected]
- Connectivity: LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi ac, GPS, audio jack, USB-C
- Security: side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock
- Battery: 5000mAh(18W)
- Audio: stereo speakers, aptX HD
- OS: Android 10, ColorOS 7.2
- Colors: Crystal Black, Starry Blue
- Price: ₹13,490 (~₱8,700), ₹14,990(~₱9,600) and ₹15,990(~₱10,300)
- Release date: April 2021 (India)