Oppo has typically been good at hyping up their new phones before a launch, but their newest offering has flown in pretty much under the radar of all the CES 2017 announcements. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth mentioning though. The Oppo A39 is a midrange handset with a 5.2 inch HD screen, 1.5GHz MT6750 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. It’s a respectable device, but what makes it stand out is its camera setup.
The Oppo A39 features a 13mp camera on the back and a 5mp camera in front. That isn’t anything special if you base it on those numbers alone, but the rear camera has a 1/3.06″ sensor that’s larger than what you would normally see on a smartphone. This combined with its Ultra HD mode that lets you capture 50mp images makes it an excellent low-light performer. Its selfie camera is also better optimized for capturing more light with large 1.4 um pixels.
As great as some of the specs are, there’s one drawback that might turn you off on the A39. While most Android smartphones coming out today run Android 5.0 Marshmallow or newer, the A39 is stuck with Lollipop 5.1. If that and its Php10,990 price tag doesn’t drive you away, it’s actually a pretty decent option.
Oppo A39 Specs
- 5.2″ HD IPS display (720 x 1280 resolution, 282ppi) with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4
- MediaTek MT6750 SoC
- (2 x 1.5GHz ARM-A53 / 2 x 1GHz ARM-A53) octa-core processor
- 520MHz Mali 860 MP2 GPU
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with Color OS 3.0 UI
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD (up to 256GB, dedicated slot)
- 4G/LTE, dual SIM (2x micro)
- WiFi a/b/g/n
- GPS with A-GPS
- 2,900mAh battery
- Dimensions: 149.1 x 72.9 x 7.65mm
- Weight: 147g
- Price: Php10,990