OPPO A60 Review: Speaking Louder of Long-Term Benefits

OPPO A60 Review: Speaking Louder of Long-Term Benefits

April 30, 2024 0 By Rowena Cletus
  • Performance: Snapdragon 680 / 8GB RAM
  • Main Display: 6.7-inch
  • Weight: 186g
  • Storage: 128GB
  • OS/Software: Android 14, ColorOS 14
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Charging: 45W SUPERVOOC
  • Features: 1080p video recording
  • Rear Camera: 50 MP Main + 2MP Portrait camera
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Selfie Camera, 1080 Video recording
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, LE,4G
  • Colour: Ripple Blue
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Price: RM 699

In the dynamic world of smartphones, OPPO has consistently impressed users with its innovative fusion of technology and nature-inspired design. Among its latest offerings, the OPPO A60 4G shines as a symbol of the brand’s dedication to providing an engaging mobile experience at an affordable price point, ensuring everyone can enjoy premium-looking devices.

Now, let’s delve into the unboxing experience. As you open the box, you’ll be greeted by the A60 in ripple blue, bringing a smile to your face. But that’s not all—OPPO also includes a 45W charging brick, a USB Type-C cable, and a transparent casing, ensuring you’re fully equipped for your mobile journey.

The Design and Display

Upon first glance, the OPPO A60 may appear similar to the OPPO Reno11F in style, but upon touching the device, you’ll notice the difference. With a thickness of just 7.68mm and a weight of only 186g, the ultra-slim OPPO A60 maintains the trendy and premium design concept of the Reno Series. It features a concise right-angled frame design with a 2.5D curved screen and a 2D flat back cover, ensuring a smooth and comfortable grip.

The decorative camera area not only protects the lens but also adds a refined yet solid touch to the phone, making it feel lightweight and easy to hold.

OPPO has recently been focusing more on nature-inspired designs, and one great feature of the A60 is its anti-scratch properties, whether you choose to use a transparent casing or not.

The OPPO A60 is available in two attractive color options: Ripple Blue and Midnight Purple. The Ripple Blue variant, which I have in my hand, features an innovative Magnetic Particle process that creates a three-dimensional, wave-like texture. When viewed at certain angles, shades of sunlight reflecting off clear water can be seen, giving it a dynamic and captivating appearance.

On the other hand, the Midnight Purple variant offers a starry midnight shade with slight shimmers, perfect for those who prefer darker hues with a touch of elegance

The OPPO A60 boasts Military-Grade shock resistance, making it certified to endure the toughest challenges of daily use. It has undergone rigorous testing based on specific standards, including enduring multiple heavy vibrations in three dimensions (X,Y, and Z), surviving 5000KM of bumpy roads in a car without accessories, and withstanding 26 drops from a height of 1.22m at various positions while still functioning flawlessly.

While the A60’s screen is not OLED, it still offers impressive durability. Tap it with long nails, and you’ll notice the tough screen and anti-scratch properties. The biggest update to the OPPO A60 is its 6.67-inch screen with a 950-nit peak brightness display, delivering a 39% improvement in brightness compared to previous A series phones. It also features a 90Hz refresh rate, ensuring uninterrupted viewing experiences.

For the first time in the A series, the OPPO A60 introduces an industry-leading Splash Touch feature to its screen. This innovative technology utilizes a sophisticated touch detection algorithm integrated within the screen’s touch chipset, which improves touch precision and responsiveness even in damp conditions. This ensures that you can use the phone seamlessly even when caught in the rain. Additionally, the OPPO A60 is rated IP54 for water resistance, allowing it to withstand everyday splashes and rain exposure for up to 10 minutes without any problems.

The Camera

The OPPO A60 features a dual rear camera setup, with a 50MP main camera and a 2MP Portrait camera. Unlike many smartphones that have multiple lenses including macro or telephoto, the A60 relies on its main camera to capture images from all angles.

You might wonder about the picture quality and level of detail. Let’s delve into that and discover how impressive the camera lens performs.

1.0mm focal length wide-angle

Typically, wide-angle lenses start from a 0.6mm focal length, capturing a wide field of view. However, the A60’s wide-angle lens starts from a 1mm focal length, meaning it can only capture a smaller angle. To capture a full-length picture, you may need to adjust your position and find the perfect spot to get the desired shot.

The OPPO A60’s main camera boasts an impressive 50MP resolution, perfect for capturing stunning images during daylight. To snap a picture, simply unlock your phone, tap on the camera icon, and capture the moment. Give it a moment to process, and you’ll be amazed by the fantastic outcome.

As someone who has studied behind the camera, I recommend avoiding a focal length greater than 2.4mm. Going beyond this can result in fuzziness and noticeable breakouts in the picture.

It’s also advisable to stay within five to six steps from the camera when taking a picture. This distance allows for clear detailing and ensures that you are the main focus of the image. If you take a picture from a distance, the background may overshadow the subject.

Feel free to capture anything from lush greenery backgrounds to intricate architectural details. The OPPO A60 ensures that your pictures are sharp and clear, showcasing every detail beautifully.

Night Photography

When it came to night photography, I initially had doubts due to the lack of Telephoto or Macro options to enhance the level of detail. However, as the saying goes, “sometimes you may be wrong,” as the picture turned out to be incredibly impressive.

Here’s a tip on how to capture an amazing picture: Make sure you are positioned in a brightly lit area, facing the low-light scene. Keep the device steady, take the shot, and allow the lens to work its magic. You’ll witness the outcome just like mine, awe-inspiring.

Portrait Camera 2MP

Day Photography – Capture stunning shots even under intense sunlight, just like I did. You’ll notice the intricate details, from the strands of hair to facial features, even when zooming in on the picture.

Night Photography – Switch to night mode on your camera and make sure you’re in a well-lit area facing a dimly lit scene. Take the shot, hold on, and let the lens work its magic to achieve the same effects as mine.

Selfie Camera 8MP

Why are they called selfie lenses? Give the Portraits to Photo mode a try with the front camera, especially in low-light conditions, and you’ll witness the vividness of the photos.

The Software
ColorOS 14, which is built on Android 14, enhances overall smoothness and stability with its Trinity Engine. This engine optimizes the allocation of hardware computing resources using advanced computing power models.

The Processor
The Snapdragon® 680 Platform offers a 10% performance boost compared to the previous generation, along with reduced power consumption. This leads to longer battery life and less heat generation.

Equipped with 8GB of RAM and the choice of 128GB or 256GB of ROM, the OPPO A60 provides ample memory for storing your favorite content and seamless multitasking without any slowdowns. Additionally, the RAM Expansion feature allows up to 8GB of unused ROM storage to be utilized as temporary RAM for an extra performance boost.

The Battery
The OPPO A60 features a sizable 5000mAh battery paired with rapid 45W SUPERVOOCTM Flash Charge technology, allowing you to charge the phone from 0-50% in just 30 minutes. When fully charged, you can enjoy up to 14.75 hours of video playback or nearly a day’s worth of audio playback.

Engineered for long-term performance, the battery maintains optimal functionality for up to four years, ensuring prolonged use of your A60 without the need for battery replacement.

Should you purchase this device?

The OPPO A60 is a great choice for several reasons that make it worth purchasing. Firstly, its affordability is a major advantage, especially considering the impressive features it offers at its price point. From what I’ve observed, the positive aspects of this device far outweigh any negatives, making it a smart investment.

One of the standout qualities of the OPPO A60 is its excellent performance, especially in its price range. It delivers smooth and responsive functionality, whether you’re multitasking, gaming, or using various apps. The combination of the Snapdragon 680 Platform and ample RAM ensures that the phone runs smoothly without experiencing lag or slowdowns.

Additionally, the battery life on the OPPO A60 is remarkable, large 5000mAh battery and rapid 45W SUPERVOOCTM Flash Charge technology. This means you can enjoy extended usage without constantly worrying about running out of battery, and when you do need to recharge, it happens quickly.