The OPPO A3s is available in two memory configurations, with the base version featuring 2GB RAM + 16GB storage already having received a price cut. The top-tier variant has also received a price slash, making it more affordable for a larger percentage of buyers, as some of them will want more memory and storage. Smartphone usage will always differ from person to person, with a lot of them requiring more RAM and built-in storage to get through their day.
With the higher memory variant of the OPPO A3s getting a price cut, the smartphone is more ‘value oriented’ for a lot of people. While it might not be the most powerful Android smartphone around, it is going to be a great buy for various use-cases, which we’ve stated right at the end.
OPPO A3s Price Cut Highlighted by Mahesh Telecom
The price cut of INR 1,000 was revealed by Mahesh Telecom, a smartphone retailer. The final price of the OPPO A3s for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model stands at INR 11,990. Since Mahesh Telecom is the only one so far to provide the price-reduction update, it can mean the A3s will be available at the price mentioned before at the retailer only. Online retailers such as Flipkart are currently selling it for INR 12,990 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, showing evidence for the lack of a price cut.
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On Amazon India, the OPPO A3s is listed as ‘Currently Unavailable.’ Even at PayTM Mall, the device is sold for INR 12,990, but there are offers that come with this purchase, so it is not like you’re completely losing out. However, getting a flat INR 1,000 price cut on a smartphone is more appealing than cashback offers, easy monthly installments or getting a mini discount when using a credit card.
For the time being, the smartphone retailer is the only venue where the discount for the OPPO A3s is being observed. There is no word on when other online and offline channels will follow the same suit. Our recommendation is if you have the means and time to make a trip to Mahesh Telecom to get a cheaper A3s, now is the best time to do so.
OPPO A3s: What Are Its Compelling Features?
The OPPO A3s features a large 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a notch at the top, maximizing the screen-to-body ratio. The Snapdragon 450 will be adequate when it comes to carrying out basic tasks such as video streaming and opening a few apps. However, do not expect to get the same snappy response as you’d experience if you purchase something like the POCO F1. With the 3GB RAM model, you don’t just get 32GB of onboard memory, but that storage is expandable via microSD card slot.
Unlike a lot of devices, the OPPO A3s retains the 3.5mm audio jack, and its biggest selling point is its large 4230mAh battery capacity. Even under heavy usage, you can expect the smartphone to last you the entire day, with enough juice left before you plug it in once more. For under INR 15,000, this is a decent handset to make as your daily driver, and with the latest price cut, the product is even more attractive for the budget-friendly market.
After you’re done reading about the latest price cut of the A3s, you can check out our video that details five reasons why you should buy the Realme 2. Realme is the sub-brand of OPPO, providing compelling features to buyers ranging from high battery life and decent build for an affordable price. If you think the OPPO A3s is not your cup of tea, you can go for the Realme 2 instead.