OPPO recently launched their OPPO A83 smartphone with a MediaTek P23 chipset, this device is one of the more budget-friendly offerings of the company similar to the OPPO A71. While both the device share a similar design, there’s a lot different that justifies the difference in the pricing of both the devices.
In this article, we compare and contrast the similarities and the differences between the two devices and help you in choosing one over the other based on your requirement.
The OPPO comes with a smaller 5.2-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, the A71 comes with an older 16:9 aspect ratio display while the OPPO A83 comes with the 5.7-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, the other upgrade on the A83 is the newer 18:9 aspect ratio display. While the OPPO A83 comes with a wider and better looking 18:9 aspect ratio display, most of the media content has not yet be tuned for it and needs to be either stretched or shrieked to be able to use up all the screen. Another difference in perspective comes with the screen sizes, while the smaller display on the A71 fits comfortably in most hands, the bigger display on the A83 also offers more viewing real-estate for a perceivably better experience.
Both the OPPO A71 and A83 come with Metal unibody design which adds a premium feel to the devices. Most of the design language throughout the devices is consistent and they don’t look very different except for the display sizes. Both the devices don’t come with a fingerprint scanner but the OPPO A83 comes with an incredibly fast Face ID login to compensate for the lack of fingerprint sensor.
The OPPO A71 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is one of the best budget processors in terms of performance and efficiency. The Snapdragon 450 is a 1.8GHz octa-core and the device has 3GB RAM along with 16GB internal storage. Coming to the OPPO A83, the device runs on MediaTek 6763t Helio P23 processor. Although the device runs on a MediaTek processor, the P23 is a very well-tuned chipset and provides excellent performance for the price. Considering the fact that it’s the same manufacturer that has chosen to include a MediaTek processor over the Snapdragon 450 in the higher end variant, we expect the OPPO A83 to perform better than the OPPO A71.
Both the OPPO A71 as well as the OPPO A83 come with the Android 7.1 nougat based ColorOS 3.2 interface. This is a customized version of Android that has several features added to the operating system for what is expected to improve the convenience of the users while also adding certain functionality which was otherwise unseen. The OPPO A83 has a few features more in terms of the software including the extremely fast Face unlock on the A83 which greatly improves the convenience for the user.
The OPPO A71 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with Multi-Frame De-Noising Technology that helps reduce the noise in the image via post image processing. The device also has a 5-megapixel front camera with a pixel size of 1.4um pixel. Both the devices come with AI Beauty Technology to improve the renders of the front camera. Talking about the OPPO A83, the device comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with an F2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel front camera with a F/2.2 aperture
The OPPO A71 comes with a 3000 mAh battery while the OPPO A83 comes with a 3180 mAh battery. While there is a small difference in the raw capacity of the batteries, this difference in the battery is compensated with the difference in the screen sizes. The OPPO A71 comes with a relatively smaller display powered by a relatively smaller battery and returns about the same usage time as the OPPO A83 with a relatively bigger display and a higher capacity battery to power the same.
The OPPO A71 is available starting at a price of Rs. 9999 and can be purchased on the online shopping portals Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal while the OPPO A83 comes for a price of Rs 13,999 and you can buy it on Flipkart, Amazon and in authorized offline retailers. The offline availability of the OPPO A83 comes as an added bonus as a lot of people still prefers to experience the phone before buying it.