A sleek design, a 5.5-inch full HD screen and an iOS-like interface make the Oppo A77 an attractive and affordable alternative to the iPhone 7 Plus.
Android may be the dominant operating system in the smartphone market, but Apple still holds a prominent place in the public consciousness with the iPhone and iOS. The simple, streamlined nature of iOS makes it an attractive choice for the average person who just wants things to work, and the sleek design of Apple's hardware ensures that every iPhone model looks and feels like a powerful, premium device.
Unfortunately, "premium" also describes the price Apple charges for its flagship handsets. Forking out upwards of $1,000 for the latest iPhone is a big ask, even if you spread the cost over a two-year phone contract. It's no wonder, then, that many budget-friendly Android smartphones have proven so popular. But what if you could combine the affordability of Android with the style and simplicity of the iPhone?
That's exactly what Oppo offers with phones like the Oppo A77. By applying the same design principles that have made the iPhone so iconic while paring back select features to keep costs low, the Oppo A77 delivers an Apple-like experience at a price better suited to the average smartphone buyer.
- Takes more than a few pages from Apple's design book
- Combines the look and feel of the iPhone 7 with the flexibility of an Android handset
- Packs a strong selfie game thanks to a 16MP front-facing camera
- Plenty of novice-friendly features such as auto-focus, anti-shake and a Beautify mode
- Mid-range hardware should be totally adequate for the average user
- 4GB of RAM is especially nice at this price point
- Under typical use, a single charge should easily see you through a full day
Pricing and availability
iPhone appeal without the Apple price tag
Take the iPhone 7 Plus, scale back its more superfluous features and add in the flexibility of Android, and you have yourself the Oppo A77.
- The Oppo A77 is available through online marketplaces like eBay for around $400.
|Display size (inches)||5.5|
|Display resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||401|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,200|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||13|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear camera (2) resolution|
|Rear camera (2) aperture|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||16|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.0|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
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|Network category speed||N/A|
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