Oppo has now released the Oppo A38, over even years after releasing the Oppo A37. Even though we do not have official word from Oppo if the A38 is a follow-up to the A37, we do have detailed information on specifications from OPPO’s website. Let’s look at what the Oppo has to offer with the A38 and discuss its price and availability here in Nepal.
Oppo A38 Overview :
Design and Display
The design of Oppo A38 isn’t anything to marvel at. It is pretty basic with a rounded rectangular shape and glossy finish at the back. The frame however seems to have a matte texture. The phone has a pretty noticeable amount of bezels up front along with a somewhat outdated waterdrop notch for the front camera. On the back, you get a two-camera with an “Innovative AI Camera” written alongside the camera. It weighs about 190 grams and has a dimension of about (163.74 x 75.03 x 8.16) mm.
On the screen side of things, Oppo has given it a “90Hz Sunlight Display”. To clarify, it is a 6.56-inch HD+ (1612×720) LCD panel capable of 720 nits of peak brightness. The phone has a refresh as well as a touch sampling rate of 90Hz. You can, however, lower the refresh rate down to 60Hz too. The screen has a colour gamut of 100% DCI-P3 in vivid mode and is capable of displaying 16.7 million shades. Oppo also claims that the display consumes 14.7% less power.
Other than that, the phone has an IP54 rating, meaning it can withstand dust and splash with no major issues. Oppo says the phone is capable of giving 300% volume, from which we could say that the phone might feature stereo speakers. It is available in two colour options only: a glittery “Glowing Black” color and a vibrant “Glowing Gold” color.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, Oppo A38 features a 12 nm MediaTek Helio G85 processor with 8 cores capable of speeds of up to 2.0 GHz. It is accompanied by a Mali G52 MC2 GPU. Similarly, the phone features a 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM on board alongside an extendable virtual RAM of 4 GB. You also get 128 gigs of storage which can be expanded up to 1 TB via a MicroSD Card, if need be.
The phone houses a 50-megapixel primary camera with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, whereas it has a secondary mono camera of 2-megapixel, in order to help you capture photos in bokeh mode. You get a 5-megapixel camera on the front with a 76.8° field of view and fixed focus support. Oppo has provided an upgraded AI Portrait Retouching with cameras in order to “restore your most beautiful, natural looks”.
On the video side of things, both the front and back cameras are capable of recording at 1080P at 30fps.
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Battery and the rest
Powering the phone is a massive 5,000 mAh cell that supports proprietary 33W of SUPERVOOC charging. As per Oppo, you can charge your phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes and get a call time of over 1.6 hours at 5% charge. Oppo A38 comes with Andriod 13 along with ColorOS 13.1 on top of it.
In terms of security, the Oppo A38 provides you with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor meanwhile supporting facial recognition as well. The phone supports Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.3 and has a USB Type-C interface along with the rare 3.5 mm earphone jack.
Oppo A38 Specifications:
- Dimensions: ~ 163.74 mm x 75.03 mm x 8.16 mm
- Weight: ~ 190 gm
- Display: 6.56″ LCD Panel with 720 nits peak brightness and 90 Hz refresh and touch sampling rate
- Resolution: HD+ (1612×720) resolution
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
- GPU: Mali G52 MC2
- RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4x + Extendable 4 GB virtual RAM
- ROM: 128 GB onboard + Expandable up to 1 TB
- OS & UI: Andriod 13 with ColorOS 13.1 on top
- Rear Camera: Dual Camera (50 MP Primary + 2 MP Depth Sensor)
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera (Waterdrop cutout)
- Security: Fingerprint sensor on the side + Facial Recognition
- Battery: 5,000 mAh cell with 33W SUPERVOOC charging
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth v5.3, USB Type-C, Earphone jack
- Colour Options: Glowing Black and Glowing Gold
Oppo A38 Price in Nepal and Availability
The phone has been made available for purchase only in the Malaysian market with a price point of RM 599. We expect the Oppo A38 price in Nepal to be around रु. 19,700 when it hits the Nepali market.
|Oppo A38||Price in Malaysia (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|4/128GB||RM 599||~रु. 19,700|