Published on September 8th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak
OPPO A77 5G Review
Summary: The OPPO A77 5G is midrange excellence
The OPPO A77 5G is a mid-range smartphone that provides excellent value for money and is priced at $499 which comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC processor (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Add in a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W SUPERVOOC charging technology that fully charges your phone in just over an hour or a 5 minute charge gives you access to one hour of streaming. Additionally it supports a 90Hz Colour-Rich 6.56″ (1612 x 720) display that includes 100% DCI-P3 colour space support for true colour accuracy plus a brightness of 600 nits that makes it easy to see outdoors. Add in dual speakers, a 48MP dual camera plus a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh for portrait modes and a front facing 8MP selfie-camera plus an ultra-slim design and the OPPO A77 5G comes with everything you need for your smartphone experience.
The review unit we tested was the midnight black colour which shimmers in the light and again makes it stand out. On the right hand side of the A77, there is a smart assistant button with the volume controls on the left, including an 3.5mm audio port. OPPO also have another model at $449 that has a reduction of memory from 6GB to 4GB and storage from 128GB to 64GB, however for the extra $50 for the higher model, it is well worth the price. Lastly it comes with a case and preinstalled screen protector to help protect your investment from human related accidents!
- 90Hz Colour-Rich Display Ultra-Linear Stereo Speaker
- 48MP + 2MP Rare Cameras
- 5000mAh Long-Lasting Battery
- 33W SUPERVOOCTM
- OPPO Enduring Quality
- Ultra Slim Design & OPPO Glow
- Phone Operating System: Android 11
- Network compatibility: 5G
- Dual SIM (nano-SIM + nano-SIM): Yes
- Colour: Black
- Device screen size (inches): 6.56
- Resolution (Pixels): 1612 x 720
- Display type: HD+ LCD
- Internal memory: 128GB
- Expandable memory up to 1TB
- Expandable memory format: MicroSD
- Battery capacity (mAh): 5000
- Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G-C
- Processor Model Number: MT6833P
- RAM (GB): 6
- Rear Cameras (MP): 48MP + 2MP
- Front camera (MP): 8MP
- Video Frames Per Second: 720/1080P@30 fps
- Manufacturer’s warranty: 2 Years
While powered by Android 11, it comes with ColorOS 12 that improves the user experience of the A77 by giving you access to additional functionality to improve usability, including appearance by giving you 3D icons, an always on-display, easy sharing options, the ability to translate up to 100 different languages and more customisation options to make your experience even smoother. Add in a phone manager to ensure your phone is always running its best plus privacy settings (e.g. microphone and camera notifications) and these are just some of the features of ColorOS 12 to improve your smartphone experience
For more information on ColorOS 12, visit https://www.oppo.com/au/coloros12/features/
Setup is like other 2022 Android phones and when first powered on, it prompts you through a wizard that sets up the smartphone, including giving you the option of transferring information from your existing phone plus connecting it to your Wi-Fi network. It also includes all the apps you need to start from the Google Play Store, including Facebook, Booking.com, TikTok and a games mode for a more immersive gaming experience, including the ability of recording your game highlights.
So is the phone fast? After using this phone for several weeks, I found the A77 a very responsive smartphone that quickly navigated the operating system, including loading apps, surfing the net, streaming Disney+ and listening to music. The phone is fast to boot-up and I love having the 128GB of storage, including the ability of upgrading to a 1TB with an external card. This ideal for taking photos, videos and of course gaming.
In relation to gaming, we tested the A77 on a variety of titles that included Real Racing 3, Call of Duty Mobile, Lost in Blue, Rune Scape, Chrono Trigger and Arena of Valor. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised at how well the A77 handled gaming and while some titles ran on default settings, it was more than ample to help get us lost in that gaming moment. Casting to a TV was fast, including the option of playing games on your TV for that console experience.
We also tested the phone with 3DMARK, PCMark and Geek Bench 5 with the phone scoring where it should be as a midrange smartphone.
Here are some of the results below.
However for me, where this phone shined was with its photographic capabilities.
In bright light, it was almost impossible to take a bad photo thanks to the 48MP camera and 2MP depth camera which creates those portrait images where the background is blurred. Additionally it comes with some useful AI photo features to help enhance the overall picture quality. Lowlight photos did struggle at times but again, this is an issue with all smartphones, however with some tweaking and steadying, lowlight shots can still be impressive… oh, check out the picture of the fruit fly below as well, nice!
For $499, the OPPO A77 5G is great value for money that does it all. It games, it works, it streams and more importantly, it takes some great photos with my favourite images being that of the fly on the mandarin and my Dr Fate Funk Pop collectible. All in all, another great phone from OPPO.
OPPO A77 5G 128GB HIGHLIGHTS
- Charge faster, enjoy more
OPPO A77 5G features 33W SUPERVOOCTM1 charging technology with advanced temperature control and hardware protection, so you’re safely energised in an instant – and ready to roll…
- High performance without power drain
A flagship 5G chip with 6nm processor offers the reassurance of optimum performance, even with the most demanding platforms.6
- Smoother than EVER
RAM Expansion7 technology temporarily taps into free storage space and uses as ‘running memory’ – making your experience even smoother.
- Seamless and secure
With NFC you have mobile payments, access control, ID recognition and anti- counterfeiting in the palm of your hand.
- A slight and sturdy modern classic
Straight-edge and durable, with excellent ergonomic styling, OPPO A77 5G is reassuring and classical, but contemporary to the core. Enduring, too – with superb scratch and wear resistance.
- Tested rigorously, to perfection
OPPO is firmly dedicated to the high specifications and standards throughout it supply chains, processes, and production practices. Your OPPO product will have to pass hundreds of strict quality tests before it even begins its journey to you.
- Dual speakers for an amazing audio experience
Enjoy full-range, crystal clear and immersive audio on your flagship phone, thanks to a pioneering synchronisation of super-linear stereo speakers that create dual channel surround sound – plus targeted tuning for different modes.
- Loud and clear
Ultra Volume Mode means you can go way louder with media, ringtones, alarm and notifications – without sacrificing quality, clarity or enjoyment. Turn it up twice as loud as the original and maintain the range and detail.
- Immerse in a vibrant, colourful encounter
Colour experience that looks as vivid as what you see in real life. 90Hz refresh rate, ensuring high responsiveness and a smooth scrolling.
- Capture life in full bloom
Pure picture perfection comes from a 48MP Main Camera with a 2MP Depth Camera. That means true-to-life imagery of those magic moments you can treasure and share.
- Intelligent for incredible imagery
OPPO A77 5G’s advanced algorithm can reconstruct pictures and enhance pixel to achieve excellent photo quality, effortlessly.
- Versatility at your fingertips
Flexdrop means you can set apps to full-screen, small-window, or mini-window easy switching. Great for social media and multi-tasking!
- Translate from screenshots
Incredible Google Lens and ColorOS capability means you can translate immediately across over 100 languages, using three-finger selection and one- touch command.
- Certifiable protection and privacy
Complete reassurance of privacy, and unique access to – and control over – det of private data use within and across applications.