Oppo A16s smartphone review - For a small budget. with NFC

Oppo A16s smartphone review
Oppo A16s smartphone

With a small budget. Oppo A16s is a smartphone intended for entry-level consumers with an eye-catching display, a large 5,000mAh battery, and a triple camera. In the review, you will find out how the Oppo smartphone performs for less than 180 Euros ($208).

The operation, equipment, and case

The Oppo A16s features a plastic body but has a quality build and a high-quality design. It only comes with Panda MN228 glass on the front. Crystal Black and Pearl Blue are the two colors available for the Oppo smartphone. The smartphone is water-resistant, according to IPX4.
There are many features typical of its class. It supports full dual-SIM functionality (2x nano) as well as microSD cards. In the copy test, the memory expansion slot displays good transfer rates, and it is also able to handle the exFAT file system. Connecting the smartphone to external storage media and peripheral devices is possible through the USB port, which works according to the 2.0 standard. The only difference is that the tested version of the Oppo A16 has an NFC chip, unlike the Oppo A16 without the S appendage.
In version 11.1, Oppo strips away its ColorOS user interface from Google Android 11. A security update was installed through August 5, 2021, at the time of the test, which is still fairly current. The HD version of protected content cannot be played due to a lack of DRM certification.
Mobile Internet access is at best available via LTE. There should be no restrictions in Europe because the frequency equipment is decent. The A16s has good telephony features as long as it is held close to the ear and the nose isn't too loud, since noise is only moderately filtered out. The quality is good, and the range of the microphone is decent in speaker mode. There is support for VoLTE.
With our reference router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX12, you can achieve decent transmission rates with our dual-band module with Wi-Fi 5. However, the fluctuations in data reception aren't detrimental to everyday usage.
Screen protectors are installed in-works to protect the touchscreen. The screen protectors have good gliding properties and have been applied neatly. To provide biometric security, a fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button. This sensor has good recognition rates and works reasonably quickly. It is also possible to use the front-facing camera to recognize faces, but this method is less secure

Oppo A16s with AI triple camera

An Oppo A16s selfie with an Oppo A16s
There is no high-resolution camera on the front of the phone, but it is still quite an adequate selfie camera. This printer provides better results in backlight than most competitors, especially with its automatic HDR function.
There are three cameras, which is the standard offering. In spite of taking decent shots, the main lens is characterized by weak dynamics and fine details appear truncated in the background. Macro and depth of field functions are handled by two additional lenses.
The front and rear cameras record videos at a maximum of 30 frames per second in Full HD.

Bright LCD display on Oppo smartphone

Oppo's A16s features only a 6.52-inch LCD screen with a mediocre HD resolution. The result is not a particularly high pixel density, but you can see pixel structures if you look very closely.
With ambient light-activated, the screen's brightness increases to 607 cd/m2 in the screen's center. Despite having an uneven distribution of bright and dark areas (APL50), 549 cd/m2 can be reached with manual regulation, and 576 cd/m2 is reached with an even distribution of bright and dark areas.
In the default settings, the white balance of the display is quite cool. The display is quite good if you set the color temperature to as warm as possible in the settings, especially given the price range. While the black level could have been higher, there is still enough contrast to ensure a strong image.

Performance, emissions, and battery life

Oppo A16s comes with a MediaTek Helio G35 processor and 4GB of RAM. This is made possible by the PowerVR GE8320 integrated GPU. It provides good everyday performance, but there are some occasional small stutters. While it's comparable to the Exynos 850's performance, its old GPU makes gaming a real drag. It's pleasant cooling, on the other hand, makes the Oppo smartphone a pleasant experience.

On the chin side, a fairly good speaker produces a treble-heavy sound that can be quite satisfying at medium volumes, especially for those who prefer low volumes to loud ones. Audio via the jack produces an acceptable level of sound (signal-to-noise ratio: 66.43 dBFS). A Bluetooth headset with all common audio codecs (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC) is another option.
In sporadic use, the A16s' large 5,000 mAh battery should easily provide two days of screen usage.

Conclusion - The Oppo A16 with the small plus

In summary, Oppo A16s is a very successful entry-level smartphone that provides a bright, PWM-free display, full-featured dual-SIM functionality, and an extremely long battery life. Moreover, the phone is one of the few in its class that has an NFC chip, which can not only be used to pair Bluetooth devices with ease, but also to make mobile payments.
Its low price does not mean that Oppo A16s does not offer much.
Oppo doesn't have a DRM certification, which is a pity. Game players who also like to use their smartphones to play games will have to get used to the A16s' limited details and long loading times. There is nothing particularly exciting about the camera, but it still works for occasional snapshots.
Poco M3 Pro 5G is an alternative to the Poco M3, as it also has 5G and a 90Hz display, however, it is darker. On the other hand, the Galaxy M12 has better cameras, but it makes concessions regarding battery life and Wi-Fi speed.

Prices and availability vary.

Oppo's A16s are currently available for less than 150 Euros ($173), but its MSRP is 179 Euros ($207).
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