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Review of Oppo A16K

Oppo A16K has a dependable design. It comes with Android 11, which isn't the latest OS version. The phone works fine for everyday use but lags when playing heavier games. The camera leaves much to be desired in terms of quality though.

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Updated Nov 08, 2022

Editor’s Rating

3

Starting From

27,999.00/- PKR

What we don’t like

  • Below average camera performance
  • No fast-charging support
  • Lagging due to poor performance

Want to make your traveling easier? The Oppo A16K is more than up for the task.

I tested the performance, battery, display, operating system and camera. The results reinforce my statement regarding traveling with this phone.

It boasts a solid and practical design, comes with Android 11 and is affordable. Its performance is only average, though, so it can't handle heavy gaming or large loads. But the long-lasting battery will for sure leave you interested.

Design: More Than You Asked For

As far as the design is concerned, I found the OPPO A16K to be a great phone. It has a solid build and good design. It's lightweight at only 175 g, making it easy to carry around.

The 6.52-inch IPS LCD display is bright and clear, with excellent color reproduction. The resolution is average at 720 x 1600 pixels, but the 20:9 ratio gives you plenty of screen real estate. 

As a plus point, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the display from scratches and other damage.

Performance: Average At Best

I have to say that I am quite mixed about the performance of the Oppo A16K. The phone sports a MediaTek MT6765G Helio G35 chipset which is an average performer. 

It also has a mediocre PowerVR GE8320 GPU. This makes the phone serviceable for everyday use, but completely ill-equipped to handle multi-tasking.

However, the phone does have a plus point in the micro-SDXC card slot. The ROM is only 128GB so, it could have been better. The RAM is 8GB which is satisfactory.

Battery Life: Manageable

I have to say that the battery is quite good. It's a Li-Po 4230 mAh, non-removable battery, and it's lasted me a good amount of time. However, there is no fast-charging support, which is a bit of a downside.

Network/ Wireless: Easy Connectivity

For me, the Oppo A16K has good technology. It has 4G bands which are great for the Pakistani market, being the fastest communication technology available. The speed is pretty decent too with HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps and LTE-A supports. 

The WLAN is also good, and the Bluetooth is great. 

The USB of the phone is micro-USB 2.0, which is standard nowadays.

Software: Great, If Outdated

OPPO A16K comes with Android 11 out of the box. While Android 12 is the latest version of the operating system, Android 11 is still a perfectly capable OS. However, there are some advantages to having Android 12 that make it worth upgrading if you can.

It has a number of new features and improvements, such as an improved notification system, better battery management tools, and support for high-refresh-rate displays.

However, if you're happy with Android 11, then there's no need to upgrade. Oppo A16K is a capable phone with a great if outdated operating system.

Camera: Rock-Bottom

The Oppo A16K comes with a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie camera. Both cameras are below average in terms of quality and features. The main camera only offers basic functions like LED flash and HDR, while the selfie camera is even less capable, with only HDR as its main feature. 

As such, I would not recommend this phone to anyone looking for a good camera experience.

FAST FACTS

Best For:
Traveling

Battery:
Li-Ion 4230 mAh, non-removable

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

Final Verdict

The Oppo A16K is a great phone for those who are looking for a solid and practical design. It comes with Android 11, which is a great operating system, though it is not the latest version. 

The performance of the phone is mixed. It can handle everyday use but not heavy gaming or load. The camera is also not up to the mark.

All in all, the Oppo A16K has some positive aspects for those who are looking for an affordable and practical phone. But there are much better options available in the market in the same price range.

Choose wisely!

Specification

Dimensions 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.8 mm
Weight 203 g
Build Glass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), aluminum frame
Protection IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins), Ceramic Shield glass
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and eSIM) or Dual eSIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Display Type Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
Screen Size 6.7 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
Operating System iOS 16, upgradable to iOS 16.0.3
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Hexa-core (2x3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4x1.82 GHz Blizzard)
GPU Apple GPU (5-core graphics)
Memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM
Rear Camera Dual, 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS, 12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
Front Camera Single 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF
Camera Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama) [email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode ([email protected]), stereo sound rec.
Sound Loudspeaker with stereo sound
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
Battery Li-Ion 4323 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised), USB Power Delivery 2.0, MagSafe fast wireless charging 15W, Qi wireless charging 7.5W
Colors Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, Red

At A Glance

Design

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4.0

Performance

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3.5

Battery

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3.0

Network

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4.0

Software

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3.5

Camera

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2.0