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Review Of Oppo A16

Oppo A16 is a decent smartphone option if you're working with a budget. Although it doesn't possess any additional features that put it ahead of the competition, it does have an adequate camera and battery life. That makes it good for everyday use.

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Updated Apr 13, 2023

Editor’s Rating


Starting From

24,499.00/- PKR

What we don’t like

  • Heating due to heavy use
  • 720p resolution
  • No fast charging

The operating system (OS) of Oppo A16 is Android 11, and it comes with ColorOS 11.1. It is not bad per se, but other phones in the market have Android 12 even if you’re looking for a good budget-friendly smartphone, the Oppo A16 is a good option. 

In order to make the above statement, I tested the performance, battery, display, operating system, and camera. 

Some improvements have been made compared to its predecessor. If you’re looking to upgrade, look no further.

Design – Sleek But Slippery

The Oppo A16 is a great phone with a lot of features. It’s lightweight at 190g. The IPS LCD ensures a clear and bright display. The 6.52 inches is also perfect for those who want a bigger phone. 

However, the 720 pixels resolution could be better. 

Additionally, there is no Gorilla Glass protection which is a downside. It means that the phone may be more susceptible to scratches and other damage. 

Plus, the design lacks grip and does make the phone more slippery. 

Performance – Heats Up

For me, the performance of the Oppo A16 is average. The Helio G35 chipset is not very powerful to handle multitasking. It heats up frequently. 

The PowerVR GE8320 GPU is not good for gaming. 

The 4GB of RAM is very low and will result in slowdown and lag.

However, Oppo A16 does have a lot of storage with its 256GB ROM, which is good.

Battery Life – Just Phenomenal

The Oppo A16 has an excellent battery. The 5000 mAh battery is non-removable and gives the phone a phenomenal battery life. I could use it for days on end without recharge, which is really impressive. 

The downside is that there’s no fast charging available, so it does take a while to charge up. 

Network/ Wireless – A Winner In Every Regard

The Oppo A16 does not come with support for 5G networks. However, it does offer fast data speeds with its 4G LTE support. It has fast data speeds with its HSPA and LTE support. With this phone, you can browse the web, stream videos, and download files quickly.

The Oppo A16 offers high-speed data connectivity. The phone also has Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot support, allowing you to connect other devices to the Internet.

The GPS capabilities allow you to use location-based services and apps. The phone also has support for A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and BDS. This allows you to get accurate location data even in areas with poor GPS coverage.

The Oppo A16 offers high-speed data transfer. 

Lastly, the Oppo A16 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack for connecting headphones or speakers. 

Software – Does Its Job

The operating system (OS) of Oppo A16 is Android 11, and it comes with ColorOS 11.1. It is not bad per se, but other phones in the market have Android 12 even though they are in the same price range.

Camera – Deliver What You Expect

The camera could be better. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good camera, but I’ve used other phones with better cameras.

The Oppo A16 has a triple camera system, with the main camera being 13 MP. The other two cameras are 2 MP each and are used for macro and depth purposes. The camera features an LED flash, HDR, and panorama. It is also capable of recording video in 1080p at 30fps.

For selfie purposes, there is an 8 MP camera that is also capable of recording video in 1080p at 30fps. HDR is also available for selfies.


Best For: Photography and Full Day Usage

Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh

About the Brand: Oppo is a leading tech company, manufacturing smartphones and accessories. It is considered one of the most premium brands.

Final Word

The Oppo A16 is a good option for a smartphone on a budget. 

Although it doesn’t have any advanced features that would make it stand out from the competition, it offers a decent camera and battery life. 

It’s also worth noting that there have been some improvements compared to its predecessor. 

However, keep in mind that there are other phones on the market with more advanced features.

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32GB Internal Memory, 3GB RAM 24,499 
64GB Internal Memory, 4GB RAM 35,999




Dimensions 163.8 x 75.6 x 8.4 mm (6.45 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
Weight 190 g (6.70 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display Type IPS LCD, 480 nits (typ)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
Operating System (OS) Android 11, ColorOS 11.1
Chipset MediaTek MT6765G Helio G35 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320
Memory 32GB Internal Memory, 3GB RAM 64GB Internal Memory, 4GB RAM
Rear Camera Triple 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06", 1.12µm, PDAF, 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Front Camera Single 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Camera Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Sound Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Battery Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Available Colors Pearl Blue, Space Silver, Crystal Black
Screen Size 6.52 inches
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Radio Yes
Card Slot microSDXC

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