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OPPO A38

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OPPO A38 is a mid-range offering from the company that comes with MediaTek Helio G85 chipset based on 12nm nodes. It houses a 6.56-inch LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh and touch sampling rate. On the rear side, there is a dual camera setup of a 50MP main camera and a 2MP depth lens. Meanwhile, on the front we are getting an 8MP camera. Fuelling the phone is a 5,000mAh battery. It is available in a sole 4/128GB variant in Nepal.

Starting Price  20,999
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Display

6.56 inches
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Battery

5000mAh
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Camera

50MP Dual Camera
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Processor

MediaTek Helio G85
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Memory

4GB
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Storage

128GB

Oppo A38 Overview

The Oppo A38 is a 2023 midrange offering from the company. This smartphone is available in 4 GB + 128 GB memory and storage configuration.

Display and Design

The Oppo A38 has a pretty generic design with a plastic build. The phone is available in two colour options: Glowing Black, and Glowing Gold. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Furthermore, it boasts an IP54 water and dust resistance while weighing about 190 grams.
On the front, it boasts a 6.56-inch HD+ LCD panel that operates at a smooth 90Hz refresh and touch sampling rate. The Oppo A38 has a somewhat noticeable amount of bezels. The display has a resolution of 1,612 x 720 pixels and a peak brightness of 720 nits. Furthermore, it has a centrally aligned waterdrop camera cutout.

Performance

In terms of performance, the Oppo A38 gets the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. It is an octa-core processor built on a 12nm process, with a maximum frequency of 2.0 GHz. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, offering ample space for apps, files, and media.
The phone also includes an additional 4GB of virtual RAM support to enhance multitasking capabilities. Furthermore, it also offers an option to expand your storage to 1 TB via a MicroSD card. Finally, on the software front, it comes with ColorOS 13.1 on top of Android 13.

Camera and the rest

The camera setup of the Oppo A38 includes a dual-camera system on the rear, featuring a 50MP primary camera and a 2MP lens for creating bokeh effects. On the front, there is an 8MP camera for selfies and video calls.
A respectable 5,000mAh battery powers the smartphone, and it supports 33W SuperVOOC fast charging technology. The Oppo A38 has dual SIM support and offers 4G LTE, WiFi 5, and Bluetooth v5.3 wireless connectivity. Additionally, it also features NFC support in limited countries. In terms of wired connections, it comes with a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm earphone.

OPPO A38 Price

OPPO A38 Price in Nepal
4/128GB NPR 20,999

OPPO A38 Specifications Compare

Date September 4, 2023
Status In Stock
Device Type Smartphone
Series OPPO A
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Dimension 163.74 x 75.03 x 8.16 mm
Weight 190 gm
Build
Back: Plastic
Front: Glass
Frames: Plastic
IP54 dust and water resistance
Colors Glowing Black, Glowing Gold
Size 6.56 inches
Type LCD
Resolution
1612 x 720 pixels
20 : 9 aspect ratio
Protection Unspecified
Refresh Rate 90Hz
Touch Sampling Rate 90Hz
Brightness 720 nits
Others 100% DCI-P3, 16.7m Colors
SIM Dual SIM (Nano)
Technology GSM / WCDMA / LTE
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands B1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 19
4G Bands B1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 26 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 / 66
5G Bands N/A
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU
Octa-core
– 2x Cortex-A75 (2.0 GHz)
– 6x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPU Mali-G52 MC2
OS Android 13
UI Version ColorOS 13.1
Promised Updates
N/A
RAM 4GB LPDDR4X
Storage 128GB EMMC 5.1
Variant 4/128GB
SD Card Yes (Up to 1TB)
Dual
Primary : 50MP, f/1.8, 75.5° FOV, 5P lens, AF
Portrait : 2MP, f/2.4, 89.1°, 3P lens, FF
Features Night, Video, Photo, Portrait, Time-lapse, PRO, PANO, Sticker, and Google Lens
Video 1080p @ 30 fps, 720p @ 30 fps
Single 5MP, f/2.2, 76.8° FOV, 3P lens, FF
Features Video, Photo, Portrait, Time-lapse, PANO, and Sticker
Video 1080p @ 30 fps, 720p @ 30 fps
Fingerprint Side-mounted
Face Unlock Yes
Speaker Yes (Stereo)
3.5 mm Jack Yes
Others Ultra Volume Mode
Type Geomagnetic, Light, Optical Proximity, Accelerometer
WLAN Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), dual-band, Hotspot
Bluetooth 5.3 (BLE)
GPS Yes, with GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS
NFC Yes (Region dependant)
USB USB Type-C, OTG
Type Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging 33W SUPERVOOC Charging and PD (9V/1.5A)
Wireless Charging
N/A