Chinese Android OEM Oppo has announced a new Android mobile phone targeted at the entry-level segment.
Chinese Android OEMs usually come up with very interesting low-end devices and the new Oppo A33 is another one. The device features a premium design with a metal frame in the middle and a reflective back that is slightly reminiscent of the Oppo Mirror smartphones.
Oppo’s A33 has a display measure of 5-inches diagonally, which is the new standard on the new entry-level Android smartphone. The resolution is not very impressive, it packs a 540 x 960 resolution qHD display, which gives a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch, a lot lower than what we’re used to see nowadays. But, the chipset under the hood doesn’t disappoint, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz, with Adreno 306 GPU. For multitasking, you get 2GB of RAM, which is really acceptable given the smartphone’s pricing. There is also 16GB of storage onboard, with a microSD card slot for further expansion.
On the rear, the smartphone comes with an 8MP camera with LED flash that uses a back illuminated sensor with large 1.4 micron sized pixels for high sensivity. For selfie lovers, the Oppo A33 offers a 5MP front shooter that comes with a lot of ‘beauty’ modes. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, 4G LTE, and a microUSB 2.0 port for charging and data tranfers. THe device features a battery with 2400mAh, rated to deliver up to 8 hours of talking time and up to 250 hours of standby time.
The dual-SIM version measures 142.7 x 741.7 x 7.55 mm and weighs in at 146 grams. It runs Color OS 2.1, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Oppo has announced the device on Chine by now, and it has been priced at 1499 Yuan ($235), which looks a little too pricey considering the specifications. Oppo A33 comes in two colors: black or white