Published on October 27th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

OPPO Speeds Up the A Series with A53s and A53

OPPO has today announced the latest smartphones in its entry level A Series range. First comes the A53s, equipped with a boost in performance speed, followed by the A53. The two bring OPPO’s much loved A Series to a new pinnacle once again with premium specs and a pocket-friendly price tag.

Under the hood, the A53s champions OPPO’s first RAM+ Memory Optimisation to increase performance speed, while sporting a massive storage of 128GB which can be extended to 256GB. Both devices come with a 6.5 inch Neo-Display with a 90Hz screen refresh rate, Qualcomm’s latest octa-core processor, a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge and AI Triple Camera setup.

Priced at $349 and $299 respectively, the A53s and A53 herald a major performance leap without breaking the bank. Michael Tran, Managing Director at OPPO Australia, believes the new devices once again push the boundaries of entry level smartphones.

“At OPPO, we believe affordability is on par with cutting-edge technology. The A53s and A53 demonstrate yet another harmonisation of these qualities, packing consumers’ most desired features into a sleek body with a premium feel,” said Tran.

Feel the speed 

To ensure fast performance, both devices are powered with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon octa-core 460 processor, which is among the first batch of octa-core SoCs announced in 2020, offering an impressive mobile performance that’s exceptional among its class for its speed and efficiency.

The A53s is packed with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1-based storage, which can be expanded to 256GB through a 3-Card slot, giving users great flexibility to store as much data as they want. The A53 is similar but swaps for an internal storage capacity of 64GB.

The A53s itself also features OPPO’s industry first RAM+ Memory Optimisation, which optimises the core system’s resource allocation to reduce lagginess and foster smooth operation. Users will find the performance speed a delight even after prolonged use and repetitive opening of apps. 

Experience premium for less 

The A53s and A53 boast a 6.5-inch HD+ Display that supports a flagship-level refresh rate of 90Hz and up to 120Hz touch sampling rate. This enables much smoother screen transition, elevating the whole viewing, gaming and Internet-browsing experience.

For an even more refined and lightweight look, the 3D-curved Iridescent Wave Design, which uses an integrated curved body, is framed by a silver colored metallic coating, while the decorative rings around the camera are vacuum-coated to imitate silver. To augment its premium look, the new devices introduce new engraving and plating textures that shimmer with iridescent colour gradients.

Next level battery

The A53s and A53 boast a massive 5000mAh battery. One single charge allows for all-day use, supporting up to 52 hours of phone call, 37 hours of music playing and 20.8 hours of video watching. Both devices come with an 18W fast charger, which can also intelligently recognise and adjust the charging current based on how the phone is used, to keep the phone temperature at a safe level.

If that’s not enough, both come with Super Power-Saving Mode to extend battery life in the case of an emergency situation. At as low as 5 per cent, the battery life still supports up to 6.5 hours of music playing and 1.54 hours of calling.

Click & snap front & back 

The A53s and A53 feature a multipurpose AI Triple Camera setup, consisting of a 13MP main camera + 2MP depth camera + 2MP macro camera. The macro lens allows users to zoom into details of objects just 4 centimeters away.

Both devices also boast a 8MP front camera and Intelligent Beautification algorithms, enabling you to capture natural-looking selfies in any environment or lighting condition.

Hear the difference 

When it comes to audio, the A53s and A53 certainly don’t disappoint. Both feature Super Dual Speakers combined with Dirac 2.0 offering app-specific sound effects, so users can immerse themselves in a superior experience that cascades from listening to music and gaming to watching a film.

For further information, visit oppo.com/au

Pricing & Availability


RRP: $349

Colour: Fancy Blue and Electric Black

On sale: 27th October

Stockists: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths, Mobileciti, Bing Lee, Amazon


RRP: $299

Colour: Mint Cream and Electric Black

On sale: 27th October

Stockists: JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths, Mobileciti, Bing Lee, Amazon

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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