Oppo A53
Source: Indian Express

After a string of budget smartphones released by various companies, Oppo A53 2020 has been launched as Oppo’s latest answer to Realme, Samsung, and Xiaomi. The new smartphone comes with hole-punch display design and features a gradient back. The device has suddenly appeared for pre-order on the Indonesian version of Lazada, a popular online retailer. 


Starting with the display of the device, the OPPO A53 features a 6.5-inch HD+ panel with a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a left-aligned single punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. It is indeed rare to see a single punch hole front camera design on a budget smartphone since most other budget phones like Realme and Xiaomi choose to opt for the cheaper waterdrop notch design. The display of the device has a 90Hz refresh rate which is a lot higher than the 60Hz standard that most similarly priced phones have. 

The Oppo A53 has an astonishing 16MP selfie camera at the front with an aperture of f/2. The smartphone also has the triple rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor. The camera setup also has a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens and a 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens. The camera setup though not as powerful as premium phones has much more to offer than its competitors in terms of phone photography and picture quality, producing crisp, high quality photographs and videos.

When it comes to storage and performance, the Oppo A53 has 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options that are expandable via microSD card. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 self operating chipset paired with a 6GB RAM. Besides, it packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. The phone cannot be called a gaming phone since it would not support frame rates above a certain extent but it is very difficult to expect a gaming phone at this price. However basic gaming at a stable frame rate won’t be a problem. 

Pricing and Availability 

The smartphone comes in Electric Black, Fairy White, and Fancy Blue colour options. The Oppo A53 carries a price of Rs. 12,990 for the 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant while the 6GB and 128GB storage option carries a price tag of Rs. 15,490. The Oppo A53 offers more than you can imagine at an astonishingly low price. It is certainly one of the top contenders in the recent budget smartphones with premium features segment. The pricing of the phone is certainly attractive since it comes packed with everything one might expect at that price and much more. The A53 will be available initially through Flipkart.