Oppo’s A57 – The phone for selfie addicts
Chinese smartphone makers have taken over the entire but the highest smartphone market in 2017. They have done so by exploiting almost every niche and making phones that are stellar devices that are also great value. The A57 from one of China’s biggest smartphone brands, Oppo, is the perfect example of both trends. The A57 is a beautifully crafted phone with a design that is clearly inspired by the iPhone 6/7. It’s an all-metal-bodied phone with a screen-to-body ratio that’s even better than the Apple devices that have inspired it.
The A57 also has a really great build quality that makes it lovely to hold in your hand. Unfortunately, the slippery finish and rounded design of the phone means that most of these phones will be used in designer cases for the Oppo A57. The phone has a powerful eight-core processor, which should keep you running pretty well and have enough power for even the most demanding Android games.
This is the camera of the A57
So what is the niche Oppo is trying to fill with the A57, you ask? The answer is in the camera. Not on the 13 megapixel unit on the back of the phone. However, since we’re talking about the A57’s rear camera, let’s congratulate Oppo on the fact that the rear of the phone is completely smooth, with no camera bumps. What this means is that you won’t have to resort to Oppo A57 cases and covers to get a phone that you can prop up on a table. However, the front camera of the A57 is the highlight of the device. The selfie camera, as Oppo calls it, is an incredible 16 megapixels! That’s right, the A57’s front camera actually has a higher pixel count than the rear-facing unit in the phone.
There’s no question who the A57 is aimed at at the time, people who take a lot of selfie photos or shoot selfie videos of themselves. If you are one of these people, the A57 is the phone for you. For the price you can buy the A57 online, the phone is the perfect choice for selfie junkies.