Oppo A16

Updated: 15th January 2022Rate this Model
₹ 13,490
₹ 15,990
16% Off

Display

6.5 inches

Processor

Mediatek Helio P35

Ram

4 GB

Storage

64 GB

Front Camera

8 MP Camera

Primary Camera

48 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP Triple Camera with LED Flash

Battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

Expert Score

3.8
A budget phone that tries to reach the flagship phones

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Superb battery life
  • Decently fast CPU
  • Octa core CPU
  • High storage capacity

Cons

  • Low RAM
  • Unremarkable performance
  • Below average camera
  • Average display
  • Heavy weight

Oppo has yet again stepped into the market with a phone that cannot exactly be classified into a budget phone but is not a flagship phone either. The Oppo A16 has some very good features under its belt but a few serious drawbacks too.

Oppo A16 price in india starts from 13,490. This Mobile is a decent phone with Mediatek Helio P35 Processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Oppo A16 has a screen size of 6.5 inches and weights approximately 177 g. This mobiles runs on Android v11 and has decent resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It has a dimension of 163.78 mm, 9.7 mm, 75.62 mm.

Performance

Oppo A16 runs on Mediatek Helio P35 Processor and it has 2.3?GHz, Octa Core Processor CPU and PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 48 MP (f/2.2, wide) + 5 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 8 (f/2.2) MP Camera. Other camera features include HDR, Panorama, gyro-EIS.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Call Records, Card Slot, Messaging, Phonebook, FM Radio, Games, Speakers, Edge, GPRS, Face Unlock. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 4g: Dual VoLTE.

Other Features

Sensors included in Oppo A16 are: Accelerometer, Proximity. This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as Torch.

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Performance

The Oppo A16 packs inside a MediaTek Helio G35 which is a very basic SoC. The SoC is best suited for day to day tasks and is not exactly suitable for gaming. The Helio G35 SoC has a maximum clock speeds of up to 2.3 GHz. Paired with the MediaTek Helio G35 you get 4 GB of RAM which is the main reason that the G35 cannot run in a super smooth manner. If gaming is kept aside other tasks like social media browsing and casual surfing can be easily handled by the G35 on the Oppo A16. But the average user looking for a phone in the price segment of the Oppo A16 does not require a phone that runs like a cheetah. There are no visible crashes or lags but the phone does feel a bit slow given the G35 SoC can leverage only 4 GB of RAM. The GPU details are handled by the IMG PowerVR GE8320.

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Summary

All in all the Oppo A16 performs well enough for a day to day user

Display

This is one segment where Oppo has done a very below average job. There are a lot of drawbacks to the display and it really puts into question if the display was given enough design thought. For one, the Oppo A16 does not have any of the fancy AMOLED or OLED screen you would expect. It has a 6.52 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The display resolution is underwhelming considering that in its class, there are competitors that offer 1080p to 1440p of resolution. Another disappointing aspect of the display is the very low pixel density that it has. The Oppo A16 has a pixel density of mere 270 pixels per inch. The screen also has a low body to screen ratio at only 88.7%. The display claims to be designed for gaming but has a refresh rate of only 60 Hz. A standout feature of the display is that it comes with an HD+ resolution that also offers eye care and protection from blue light.

Summary

To sum up the display is underwhelming and a better job could have been done on it

Battery

The battery pack on the Oppo A16 is the only segment that just stands an inch above the competition. The Oppo A16 packs a 5000mAh battery which is average sized but better optimized. Though the phone is not exactly built to game, even gaming and lots of casual browsing can be easily handled by the Oppo A16. The battery life is exceptional and for a casual user it should last them the entire day without any issues. Charging you phone overnight is something everyone does and surprisingly, the Oppo A16 comes prepared for it. The Oppo A16 comes with an Optimized Night Charge AI that prevents the phone from overcharging and keeps the battery temperature to a minimum.

Summary

The battery on the Oppo A16 is nicely sized and also has a good amount of safety features

Camera

The Oppo A16 is a budget attempt made by Oppo to give a decent phone camera. The camera comprises of a 13 MP main snapper, a 2 MP macro sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor completing a mediocre triple camera setup. There are a few decent technologies included with the AI triple camera. Daylight photography is average and only enhanced using the Dazzle mode or the Bokeh filters. Other than that, there is no dedicated technology for night photography and thus night clicks are not something you would want to show off. The front camera is an 8 MP lens that comes with AI beautification but its raw 8 MP strength is too underwhelming to give proper picture reproduction.

Summary

The photography department is not something that the Oppo A16 can stand proud on and clearly requires a lot of improvement

Design

The Oppo A16 comes with a glossy finish at the rear with three color options but is also prone to smudges and scratches. The Oppo A16 is a bit on the heavier side with the phone weighing in at 190g. The buttons on the Oppo A16 have been tested stringently for their long life. The Oppo A16 completes its rear look with a camera housing in glass black and the front look with a water drop notch display. On first glance it does not look like the Oppo A16 is a budget phone.

Summary

The Oppo A16 has a very premium look and feel for a budget phone

A budget phone that tries to reach the flagship phones

  • Octa core CPU

    for powerful parallel processing.

  • AI enhanced camera

    with powerful Dazzle mood and Bokeh filters.

  • 5000 mAh battery

    that lasts a long time through out the day.

Oppo A16 colours

  • Crystal Black
  • Pearl Blue
  • Royal Gold

Oppo A16 Price in India

DetailsPriceRAM
Oppo A16 (4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM)13,4904 GB

Oppo A16 Specifications

GENERAL

ColoursFluid Black, Cosmo Blue, Silver
Custom UIColorOS
Device typeSmartphone
Operating SystemAndroid v11
SimDual SIM

DESIGN

Height163.78 mm
Thickness9.7 mm
Weight177 g
Width75.62 mm

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio20:09
Bezel Less DisplayWater Drop Notch
Form FactorTouch
Pixel Density270 ppi
Screen resolution720 x 1600 pixels
Screen size6.5 inches
TechnologyIPS LCD
TouchscreenCapacitive Touchscreen
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PERFORMANCE

ChipsetMediatek Helio P35
CPU2.3?GHz, Octa Core Processor
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4 GB
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STORAGE

Call RecordsYes
Card SlotYes
Internal Storage64 GB
MessagingYes
PhonebookYes
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CAMERA

Camera FeaturesHDR, Panorama, gyro-EIS
Front Camera8 (f/2.2) MP Camera
Primary camera48 MP (f/2.2, wide) + 5 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Video Recording1080p
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MULTIMEDIA

Audio JackYes, 3.5mm
Audio PlayerMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
FM RadioYes
GamesYes
SpeakersYes
Video PlayerMP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
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BATTERY

TypeNon-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE
BrowserHTLM5
EdgeYes
GPRSYes
GPS Facilitywith A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
USBmicroUSB v2.0
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
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NETWORK SUPPORT

2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4GDual VoLTE

MORE FEATURES

Face UnlockYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear
Other FeaturesTorch
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity
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Oppo A16 FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Oppo A16?

Different variants available for Oppo A16 are 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM.

Q. Does Oppo A16 comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Oppo A16?

This Phone equips with Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Oppo A16 in the market?

Best alternatives available for Oppo A16 are: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G, Motorola Moto G31, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S, Realme 8i, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, Samsung Galaxy M32, Realme Narzo 30, Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime, Samsung Galaxy F22, Vivo Y20.

Q. What are all available bands for Oppo A16 ?

Oppo A16 comes up with 2g:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3g:HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 4g:Dual VoLTE.

Q. What are different color options available for Oppo A16 ?

This phones comes in following colors: Fluid Black, Cosmo Blue, Silver.

Q. What are some interesting features available in Oppo A16?

Different Features available in Oppo A16 are: Torch.

Q. What's the dimension of Oppo A16 ?

Dimension of Oppo A16 is 163.78 mm X 75.62 mm X 9.7 mm.

Q. Does Oppo A16 has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Oppo A16 has headphone jack.