Packing a dual-lens camera, a 6.2-inch notched display and an enormous 4,230mAh battery, the Oppo A3s sets a new bar for what to expect from a budget smartphone.
In focusing almost exclusively on selling itself as the best of the best, Apple has effectively ignored a large chunk of the smartphone market. A lot of people simply can't afford the $1,000+ price tags that new and even older iPhones retail for, even when that cost is portioned out over the length of a fixed-term mobile phone contract.
It makes sense, then, that another company would step in to satisfy the demand for a smartphone that combines the sleek, streamlined design ethos of Apple with the affordability of the more open Android platform. That company is Oppo.
Oppo builds and sells smartphones for a wide range of budgets, but its most popular handsets tend to be those at the cheaper end of the spectrum. This is where the Oppo A3s lies. Retailing for a very agreeable $279, it packs a surprising number of premium smartphone features including a dual-array camera, an edge-to-edge 6.2-inch screen and support for facial unlocking. This makes it quite a compelling choice for folks wanting a phone that looks and feels like a premium device, yet won't cost a small fortune.
- Sleek design avoids the cheap look of many budget smartphones
- Large edge-to-edge display is an impressive addition at this price point
- A dual-lens camera at this price is seriously impressive
- Should easily satisfy most photography needs
- Snapdragon 450 processor delivers solid mid-range performance
- A capable yet cost-efficient phone suitable for most needs
- Huge 4,230mAh battery should have no issue surviving for a day or more on a single charge
- No fast-charging support, sadly
Pricing and availability
A premium experience at a wallet-friendly price
Sleek, stylish and versatile, the Oppo A3s brings top-of-the-line features to the budget smartphone market.
- The Oppo A3s is available from eBay and JB Hi-Fi.
|Display size (inches)||6.2|
|Display resolution (pixels)||1520 x 720|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)|
|Battery size (mAh)||4,230|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||13|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||2|
|Rear camera (2) aperture||f/2.4|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||8|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.2|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||N/A|
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