The OPPO A76, which has a 6.56-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 680 4G CPU, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W SuperVOOC, has now been officially released in the Philippines. It is marketed as a mid-range phone with an attractive design that is still reasonably priced at PHP 11,999.
However, there are a few areas where the features may be improved, especially given the stiff competition. So, the question still stands: Is the OPPO A76 worth it?
OPPO A76 Unboxing
The box is light blue in color and has the names of the brand and the unit printed on it. The OPPO A76, a USB cord, and a charger are all contained inside. The SIM ejector tool, quick start manual, and warranty card are all contained in a tiny box. Additionally, a complimentary protective cover is provided, which fits the phone flawlessly and doesn’t detract from its visual appeal.
Build and Design
The OPPO A76 is a perfect size—not too big or too little. The 3D slender body measures roughly 164 mm in length, 75.7 mm in width, and 8.4 mm in thickness, and it has a stylish appearance. 189 grams is a good weight for it, making it convenient for people who are constantly on the move to hold and transport.
This smartphone has all the makings of the ideal fashion accessory for today’s fashionable age. It features the distinctive OPPO Glow Design, made possible by the Reno Glow diamond-cutting process. The matte texture of the body’s back is suitable since it is sufficiently smooth, scratch-, smudge-, and dust-resistant. The Glowing Blue model we tested stands out compared to all other smartphones in its class. The Glowing Black color is also available which is equally gorgeous.
– OPPO A76 comes in two colors: Glowing Blue and Glowing Black
Anyone can easily conclude that it is decent given its pricing. It boasts a 6.56-inch screen with an 89.9% screen-to-body ratio, a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and a 720 x 1612 HD display resolution for all-day eye comfort. The LCD display is comparable to other, more expensive gadgets in terms of viewing experiences when watching videos and even playing games. The internal speaker works perfectly.
When we take a closer look at the display, we see that it is a massive 6.56-inch IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a resolution of 1612 x 720, and a pixel density of 269 PPI. The 180 Hz touch sampling offers excellent responsiveness in use cases like playing video games. It is, regrettably, just HD+, but thanks to its all-day AI eye comfort, you can avoid eye strain.
The display is still bright enough to be used both inside and outside, the colors are brilliant, and the large screen offers superb viewing angles.
The display is also customizable, with settings for screen color temperature, screen color mode, and how dark you want it to be. Additionally, you may adjust the screen’s color temperature and choose between the Gentle and Vivid color modes in the display settings. You can choose to use it with a high refresh rate or lower it to 60 Hz to save battery life.
Under the Hood
Both the exterior’s aesthetics and the hardware are respectable. It is both effective and fundamentally powerful thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 680 4G Mobile Platform. The 6GB + 128GB of memory is more than enough, and it can be increased to 1TB using microSD storage. For multitasking and other program functions, its RAM is sufficient.
Based on Android 11, ColorOS 11.1 manages the software segment. As with other ColorOS releases, there are many customization choices available here, including the ability to alter the typeface, colors, fingerprint style, app layout, and icon styles. You may easily rearrange the navigation buttons to suit your preferences, and there is an app drawer option in the settings.
Playing Mobile Legends on the phone’s Ultra graphics settings shows the phone’s gaming prowess. It had tolerable latency and was decent. It still makes sense for a basic gaming smartphone. Additionally, you can reduce the graphics settings for a better experience. However, it may have been better if the monitor had a 1080p resolution.
The 5,000 mAh battery of the OPPO A76 is one of the largest on the market. It has an adequate size to stay up and satisfy user needs. A battery that is fully charged can run all day. And because it charges quite quickly, it can be helpful if you need to charge urgently. A 5-minute charge can support usage for nearly 4 hours of voice calls, 62 minutes of video conversations, and more than 2 hours of YouTube viewing. It goes without saying that the 33W SuperVOOC fast charging is simply incredible.
The smartphone has a Super Power Saving Mode that can be activated once it reaches a 10% power level. If you’re worried about wasting your battery, don’t be; you can still use up to six apps in this emergency mode. Additionally, you may still use Messenger or any comparable app for up to 80 minutes at a 5% battery level, and place calls for up to 109 minutes.
The Super Nighttime Standby mode uses artificial intelligence to monitor your sleeping patterns and control power consumption while you aren’t using it. In this manner, the battery can only decrease at night by 2%. When you charge at night (during your sleeping hours), Optimized Night Charging automatically pauses charging when the battery level hits 80% and begins an hour before your typical wake-up time.
The OPPO A76’s dual-camera system, which consists of a 13MP main camera with a 6x digital zoom and a 2MP bokeh camera, ensures optimized images. At 8 MP, the front-facing camera in the top left corner of the screen is never hidden and is sufficient for taking stunning selfies at any time of day.
The OPPO A76 captures colors that are true to life, making it ideal for taking outdoor shots. Indoor photography is always possible, despite occasional restrictions, especially in settings with problematic lighting. It stands out from the competition in the mid-range smartphone market because the bokeh accomplishes it so well when you need to purposefully obscure the backdrop to emphasize the subject. On the other hand, the front camera can produce incredibly clear selfies.
Here are some shots taken by the OPPO A76:
Should you buy the OPPO A76?
One of the most affordable mid-range smartphones is the OPPO A76. In addition to being a smartphone for taking pictures, it is loaded with all the other crucial elements that may meet any user’s mobile needs, like strong performance, a long-lasting battery, and good screen quality. You get exactly what you pay for.
OPPO A76 Specifications
- Display: 6.56-inch 2.5D curved LCD (A-Si) screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, HD+ 1612 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi
- CPU: 2.4GHz 6nm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor
- GPU: Adreno 610
- RAM: 6GB LPDDR4X
- ROM: 128GB UFS 2.2 expandable via microSD card slot
- Back Camera: 13MP f/2.2 w/ AF + 2MP f/2.4 + IR lens + LED flash
- Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0
- Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 33W SUPERVOOC
- OS: Android 11 w/ ColorOS 11.1
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC), OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM
- Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
- Others: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, dual mic, Colors: Glowing Black, Glowing Blue
- Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.39 mm
- Weight: 189 g
- Price: PHP 11,999
Price and Availability
The OPPO A76 is currently available in the Philippines and is equipped with a Snapdragon 680 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You can purchase the A76 for only PHP 11,999 at Lazada, Shopee, and retail partners nationwide.