OPPO A39 Review - Budget Selfie Wonder
OPPO A39 specs
|Curves, earpiece, and sensors visible on top|
|Headphone jack slot, microphone, micro USB port, and speaker below|
|Volume keys at left|
|Power button and ejectable SIM / micro SD tray at right|
It feels great in the hands as a whole!
|10 points multitouch is present|
There's nothing special in its screen as it lags compared with FHD panels, but it does the job fine. Its not full HD but it does the job with your favorite movies.
Battery life is sufficient!The handset scored 8 hours using PC Mark benchmarking tool which is great knowing that the battery has a 2,900 mah capacity. In terms of charging, the phone takes about 2.5 hours from 0 to 100 using the pre-packaged charger.
Using the stock earphones entails a better experience but there is nothing special with it. However, using this handset for day-to-day commute soundtrips may do the job and using the phone along with your favorite headset/earphones may improve the experience.
Microphone quality for calls and basic recordings is decent too. Again, nothing special though.
|13 MP shooter behind!|
The A39 comes with a 13 MP f/2.2 autofocus camera at the back. It has the basic intuitive camera controls found with F1s which includes HDR, beautify, and panorama.
The resulting images from this shooter are a bit brighter than expected for my personal liking. Color levels are warm and images are very sharp. It's a little washed and has over-sharpening, but may be a very good trait for those looking to quickly post their shots on social media.
Lowlight photography is one of the key marketing highlights of this device. It performs decently with just tad below the performance of the great F1s.
Rear Camera Samples
|Outdoor daylight 1|
|Outdoor daylight 2|
|Indoor dim light|
|Indoor low light|
OPPO has got the magic in the selfie cam!Speaking of number of people, the frame wide enough for a great group shot with your "barkada" or family. OPPOs selfie camera expertise has been the brand's superpower and the A39 is a testament to that.
Selfie Camera Samples
|Against the light selfie is possible|
|Max beautify level|
|Selfie w/ screen flash in lowlight|
For videos, it can shoot at 1080p at fine 30 fps. Quality is acceptable, though not great. In front, the story 720p story is the time. There's no OIS or EIS on both cameras so i'll be shaky if you do not have steady hands. Time-lapse feature is a plus.
Good benchmark scores and actual performance!
|The OS is good, but needs an upgrade|
Though, the Android OS could use an upgrade its 5.1 version. The UI has an IOS design because of the Color OS running on top of the Android OS. The Color OS really mimics the IOS scheme which would be beneficial for those wishing to do the transition from Apple to Android devices.
In terms of connectivity, the phone hangs on to signal well and is able to connect to 4G and WiFi excellently. OTG works and it has gyroscope sensor too.