Oppo is the best when it comes to the world of smartphone selfies. The Chinese OEM’s latest heroics come in the shape of Oppo A77, which is a natural successor to the Oppo A57.
As usual, the Oppo A77 is expected to come with better specs, features and performance as compared to the Oppo A57. But does the new phone ship with enough upgrades that should make you ditch your current A57 handset? Let’s take a closer look at the two.
Just so as you know, the Oppo A77 has just been unveiled and so far, it has yet to make it out of China or rather Taiwan. However, it won’t be long before this handset hits other markets that Oppo’s phones are loved. Where the A77 comes with a 5.5-inch display screen that boasts a Full HD resolution, the A57 has a smaller 5.2-inch panel with a weaker HD (720p) resolution and a 2.5D glass on top.
Under the hood, the Oppo A77 has a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz. This is then paired with a RAM of 4GB alongside storage of 64GB, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot. As for the Oppo A57, you get a Snapdragon 435 SoC octa-core clocked at 1.4GHz, which is slightly slower than the MT6750T, but the SD435 chipset supports a faster 3GB RAM of 800MHz compared to the 666MHz supported by the MediaTek SoC. In short, it’s possible for the older A57 to achieve faster processing speeds than the A77, even though both are products of the 28nm process.
The Oppo A57 has a smaller 3GB RAM, a feature that should mean you get better performance from the A77. In terms of software, both phones have the same Android Marshmallow running the show alongside the usual ColorOS 3.0 skin on top. For the batteries, the bigger Oppo A77 has a similarly bigger 3200mAh battery unit as compared to the 2900mAh unit used on the A57.
As far as cameras are concerned, the two phones are amazing. There’s a 13MP shooter on the back and a 16MP lens for selfies, but it’s only the former that gets PDAF and LED flash. The camera app also comes with features such as Beautify 4.0 and Bokeh effect that ensure both phones deliver the best selfies possible.
Other features include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, dual-SIM slots, USB OTG and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as a home button. In terms of pricing, the new Oppo A77 has a price tag of NTD 10,990, which equates to about Ksh 37,790. As for the older Oppo A57, the phone has a price tag of Ksh 23,990, which is much cheaper than the A77, yet the differences are not so significant.
So, the question here is do you really need to pay that extra cash so as to jump from the Oppo A57 to the Oppo A77 in order to get a bigger display, battery and RAM? Let us know in your comments below.