The OPPO A53 smartphone may not be as attractive as the F17 Pro, but it seems decent for the price. It’s not as distinctive from its Realme-branded brothers. You receive a hole-punch display at the front and a curved rear panel in a glossy finish. The telephone is available in Electric Black, Fairy White, and Fancy Blue colour options. We received the Fairy White selection for review, which looks elegant and classy. The colour will hide any fingerprints or smudges, which are sure to be seen on the other two options.
The trunk panel includes a fingerprint sensor and a square camera module that houses three sensors and an LED flash. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, Type-C port, and an individual speaker grille at the bottom. The telephone supports a triple card slot for just two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card.
The oppo a53 includes a good in-hand feel, and at 186 grams, it doesn’t feel too heavy. The buttons quietly are solid and give you a nice clicky feel. Most tasks could be performed with one hand, but you’ll certainly need to occasionally adjust your grip to reach the top of the screen.
Coming to the display, the OPPO A53 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (1,600 x 720) screen having an 89.2 percent screen ratio. The highlight of the display is, so it gets a 90Hz refresh rate to give you a smooth scrolling experience. The high refresh rate does look good, but we noticed stutters while scrolling, which seems to be always a chipset-related issue.
While a high refresh is just a feature, the HD+ resolution is not. You’ll find phones with FHD+ resolution starting from Rs 10,000 now, so the 720p limit affects the viewing experience on the OPPO A53. Videos and texts won’t look as sharp, although colours on the screen look pretty good what we did appreciate, however, maybe the support for stereo speakers, which supports the experience of streaming movies and winning contests on the phone.
The cameras on the OPPO A53 don’t scream out exciting, at least not in this price segment. The 13MP primary camera is along with a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s no wide-angle lens on the device, which we feel would have been a much better option than a 2MP macro lens. The camera app is simple to use and familiar for anyone who has used an OPPO or Realme smartphone. You receive features like HDR, Dazzle Color, portrait mode, AI beautification, and so on.
The 13MP major camera may capture reasonable photos in daylight photography, but don’t assume photos to look very sharp or detailed. We also discovered colours to look beaten up without AI Dazzle Color. With the setting enabled, you’ll manage to capture slightly better hues, even though the algorithm does not aggressively increase colours. The energetic selection is reasonable, and it does boost the features and shadows compared to pictures taken without HDR mode.
We found the camera shutter speed to be quite slow, leading to blurry photos being captured more frequently than we’d have liked, even in bright daylight. The 2MP macro lens works in addition to what you can expect. It is best combined with lots of light around as up-close shots will appear noisier than regular up-close photos taken by the principal camera.