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OPPO A79 5G Review - The Dazzling Aesthetic Budget Smartphone



OPPO A79 5G Price: From RM1,199.00

​Pros

Cons

Great Display

Only available in single RAM and storage variants.

​Loud Stereo Speakers

Mediocre Camera

Side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Affordable

Introducing the newest member of the OPPO family, the A79 5G—a phone that seamlessly merges style, performance, and an unparalleled content viewing experience. It's not just making waves; it's becoming the center of attention in the smartphone market, showcasing how the OPPO A79 5G elevates your game to A-level.



Design



The slim and stylish A79 5G provides a more comfortable grip for all styles of play. The mesmerizing rear cover draws inspiration from mechanical watches, showcasing a lavish dial design in the rear camera area, complete with a reflective texture within an oval panel decorative zone. This distinctive touch adds a layer of depth, creating a captivating 3D effect that plays with light and shadow when observed from various angles.


Showcasing the unique Glowing Feather Design, the Dazzling Purple color carries a special texture that gives the phone a dynamic and feather-like touch and an exquisite diamond-like appearance. The Dazzling Purple A79 5G measures 8.04mm in thickness.


Display


The A79 5G boasts an expansive 6.72” FHD+ Sunlight Display, adorned with a top-center punch hole. Boasting an impressive peak brightness of 680 nits, it ensures a crystal-clear reading and browsing experience, even amidst the blazing midday sun. Featuring an impressive IPS LCD display with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate, this ensure fluid and responsive interactions for users who appreciate a high-quality viewing and navigating experience.

The elevated 1080 × 2400 resolution and compatibility with a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut not only amplify color saturation but also enhance color accuracy, providing visuals that are not just impactful but also brimming with realism and vibrant hues.



Performance


The A79 5G is equipped with a remarkable 8GB of RAM and a spacious 256GB of ROM to ensure seamless operation around the clock. Utilizing OPPO’s innovative RAM Expansion feature, the phone can temporarily convert up to 8GB of unused ROM storage into RAM, enhancing performance and fluidity whenever additional memory is required.


Powering the A79 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 5G Platform, anchored in a cutting-edge 7nm process. This chipset not only ensures enhanced power efficiency but also integrates seamless 5G capabilities for a fully connected experience.

Running PUBG smoothly on low settings is a breeze, but crank the graphics up and the stutter kicks in so it's advisable to stick to light gaming for optimal performance.


Camera


Diving into photography has never been more enjoyable, thanks to the camera system on the OPPO A79 5G. It's like having a mini studio right in your pocket, ready to capture all of life's moments in stunning detail.


AI-Powered Portrait Retouching

By precisely and intelligently identifying your facial features, AI Portrait Retouching assists in real-time photo enhancement, delivering stunning portraits personalized and optimized to accentuate your unique beauty.




Selfie HDR

Equipped with Selfie HDR, the front camera seamlessly detects background light sources and applies advanced algorithms to suppress intense backlight. This ensures you experience accurate exposure, clear details, and high-quality photos.

(HDR off vs HDR on)



Portrait Mode

Leveraging the capabilities of the 50MP AI Main Camera and the 2MP Portrait Camera, Portrait Mode introduces a lifelike depth-of-field effect to portraits, guaranteeing that you'll stand out from the crowd.



Battery


With its robust 5,000mAh battery, the device offers an impressive battery life, delivering up to 448 hours of standby, 26 hours of phone calls, 14 hours of YouTube videos, and 6 hours of PUBG play on a single full charge.


Feature: Dual Stereo Speakers with Ultra Volume Mode


Experience immersive surround sound in any scenario with the A79 5G. Its Dual Stereo Speakers deliver a remarkable 86% increase in volume compared to their predecessors, ensuring a fuller and richer stereo surround sound when you need it most. The enhanced Ultra Volume Mode on the A79 5G can amplify speaker output by an impressive 300%, allowing you to enjoy your favorite tunes or receive message notifications even in the loudest environments. Moreover, when using the earpiece, Ultra Volume Mode provides the flexibility to boost volume by up to 200% during phone calls or voice chats on WhatsApp and Messenger, without compromising audio quality.

You can turn this on by: Speaker mode → Volume+100% → Continue pressing → Volume+300% (200% in earpiece)

With its impressive built-in speaker, this phone eliminates the need for an external portable speaker during music or movie sessions, making the audio experience truly immersive.





Verdict


In conclusion, the OPPO A79 5G stands out as a versatile and sophisticated smartphone, seamlessly blending style, performance, and an exceptional content viewing experience. The Dual Stereo Speakers with Ultra Volume Mode provide also provide an immersive audio experience and with its captivating design, the OPPO A79 5G proves to be a strong contender in the smartphone market, promising to elevate your mobile experience to the next level. While the camera features may not steal the spotlight, in my opinion, this budget phone shines with its 300% speaker feature, transforming it into a handy portable speaker; just keep in mind, it's more of a casual gamer than a heavy-duty player.





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