OPPO A52: A Mid-ranger Marvel for Millennials


If you are looking for a smartphone under INR 20,000, there are plenty of options in the market. However, you’ll have to compromise on many features, may it be display, camera, performance, battery, or design with most of these smartphones. Well, not anymore.

OPPO launched its brand-new, OPPO A52 smartphone in the Indian market. It starts at INR 16,990 and unlike most mid-range smartphones in the market, you won’t have to compromise on any feature with the OPPO A52. It offers every feature that a consumer would look for in a smartphone. And what are those features? Well, have a look for yourself and tell us if this isn’t the smartphone that you’ve been looking for.

A futuristic-looking punch-hole display

From displays with thick bezels to the ones with a traditional notch, we have witnessed many iterations of smartphone displays so far. And the one that is currently trending in the market is the one with punch-hole. Displays with punch-hole offer an extremely high screen to body ratio and an unobstructed view of the content as they are free from any kind of notch.

While displays with punch-holes have been around for quite a long, they are usually seen only in high-end phones. Well, the OPPO A52 brings this high-end feature to the mid-range segment. The 6.5-inch FHD+ display of the OPPO A52 has a punch-hole for an unobstructed view. The punch-hole technology combined with thin bezels gives the display a staggering 90.5% screen to body ratio.

The 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution makes for a pixel density of 405 PPI, offering crisp visuals on the screen. With 480 nits brightness, the content on the display looks clear even under the brightest sunlight. The display of the OPPO A52 goes beyond offering great visuals. It packs a TUV Rheinland-certified Eye Care Mode, which reduces the strain on your eyes so that you can look at the display comfortably for a longer period of time. With all these features, the display of OPPO A52 is perfect for browsing through apps, watching movies and TV shows, and playing games.

Design inspired by nature

OPPO A52 design

Along with the brilliant hardware, the OPPO A52 also offers a stunning design. The rear panel of the phone comes with a Constellation Design, which is inspired by the patterns of the sky, offering a premium look. Looks, however, are only half the story. What matters is how practical and useful the design is. OPPO has focused on this very fact and offered a 3D Quad-curve design with the A52, which makes the device comfortable to hold and offers a perfect grip in the hand.

Taskmaster in every situation

Smartphones have become our hub for carrying out almost every task nowadays. This means that we need our smartphones to be able to handle multiple tasks at once. Good multitasking, as you might know, needs a powerful processor and high capacity of RAM. The OPPO A52 has got you covered here with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset and 6GB of RAM. It makes sure that you can run heavy apps on the device and switch between those apps with ease. It also facilitates smoother gaming among other benefits.

We store a lot of data on our smartphones, from apps and documents to media and games. So, it is crucial that our smartphones have an ample amount of storage. Well, the OPPO A52 comes equipped with 128GB of internal storage. There is also an option to add an additional 256GB of storage with a microSD card. With storage capacity as such, you can rest assured that your phone will not run out of storage for years to come.

OPPO has not just focused on hardware but also on the software. The OPPO A52 comes with ColorOS 7.1 customization based on the latest, Android 10 operating system. The ColorOS 7.1 offers a ton of useful features over the stock Android OS, such as Private Safe, App Lock, Clone Phone, Smart Sidebar, and Smart Assistant.

A battery that you can rely on

OPPO A52 battery

The OPPO A52 is packed with a massive, 5000mAh battery. This is enough not only for a day but even more. It can last up to two days on standard usage and more than a day on heavy usage. With OPPO A52’s 5000mAh battery, you don’t have to worry about your phone’s battery dying before your day does. Even when you have to charge, OPPO A52 will charge blazingly fast, thanks to its 18W fast charging capability.


Side Fingerprint Unlock to make your life easier

OPPO A52 side-mounted fingerprint scanner

We’ve been seeing fingerprint scanners on mid-range smartphones for a long time. And most of these mid-range devices have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The OPPO A52, unlike the crowd, has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. And how does it benefit you? Well, when you hold a smartphone in your hand, your thumb is naturally placed on to the side on the device. With the OPPO A52’s side-mounted fingerprint reader you don’t have to make the extra effort to reach the fingerprint reader every time you unlock the phone. The side-mounted fingerprint scanner offers much easier unlocking than that with the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The other outstanding feature of the OPPO A52 is that is it packs Dual Stereo Speakers, which makes your smartphone experience better, whether you’re listening to music or watching videos. Thanks to two speakers, there’s an even lesser chance of you missing important calls even when you’re in busy places.

True-to-life imaging

OPPO A52 camera

Smartphones are our go-to devices for photography nowadays. We need our smartphones to be able to capture every scene with utmost clarity regardless of the factors like lighting, angle, and distance from the subject, in which we take photos. OPPO A52 aims to offer just that with its four rear cameras.

The main camera is a 12MP sensor. It has phase-detection autofocus which helps in focusing on the subject in a blink of an eye. It comes with Ultra Night Mode 2.0 for low-light imaging, which takes multiple photos with a single touch of a button, and combines them to produce a detailed, ultra-bright, and shake-free images in low-light conditions. This 12MP camera is not only great at capturing images. It can even record high-resolution 4K videos that are clearer, more stable with vivid colours and no latency.

You might come across a situation where you need to capture a scene that is wider than the field of view of your phone’s primary camera. This is where the 8MP ultra-wide camera of the OPPO A52 comes into the play. This 8MP ultra-wide camera has a jaw-dropping, 119-degree field of view, which captures the widest of the scenes with ease. In addition to this, the rear camera setup also has a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The 2MP macro camera enables you to capture extremely close subjects, whereas, the 2MP depth-sensor brings out beautiful, DSLR-like portrait images.

The front camera of a smartphone has become as important as the one at the rear. This is why the OPPOA52 offers a 16MP camera at the front. The large f/2.0 aperture helps you to take bright images even in dark scenes. It even comes with an AI beautification feature that can automatically match different skin tones in multiple scenes and lighting conditions for that perfect selfie.

A great all-round package

OPPO A52 verdict

Thanks to all these features, the OPPO A52 turns out to be a great smartphone for almost anyone who is looking to spend under INR 20,000. It not only has a large, bezel-less screen but also comes with a potent processor and capable memory for smooth operation. The OPPO A52 also lasts long, thanks to its 5000mAh battery, and charges fast, too. Plus, extras like a side-mounted fingerprint reader and a dual-speaker setup make your life easier and more enjoyable.

The OPPO A52 is available to purchase from offline and online portals like Amazon and Flipkart. There are a couple of discount offers going on for the OPPO A52 and you can use it to get higher benefits. You can get a 5% cashback via EMI option paid through Bank of Baroda credit card and Federal Bank debit card.

OPPO Enco W11

OPPO has also launched one of the best true wireless headphones in the market, the OPPO Enco W11, and what’s great about these truly wireless earphones is that you don’t have to spend a lot. For just INR 2,499, you get earphones that feature Bluetooth 5.0 for reliable connectivity, 8mm drivers for punchy sound, and IP55 rating for dust and sweat resistance. It has touch controls for controlling music playback and activating voice assistant. The OPPO Enco W11 last up to 20 hours on a single charge with the charging case, and charges via a USB Type-C port. The combination of all these features make the Enco W11 a really compelling buy and is now available on Flipkart.

The combination of the OPPO A52 and the OPPO Enco W11 offers you a great package in terms of features, specifications, and performance without hurting your pockets.

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