Oppo A73 Specifications and Price in Nigeria
Chinese smartphone maker, Oppo released a new model to its brands of smartphones in Oppo A73.
Alleged by many reviewers as a rebranded version on the Oppo F17 released earlier in September, the device sports stark unquestionable similarities to the F17. This isn’t a surprise though as most brands do little in making a differentiable device, especially when the devices are released in dates not too lengthy from each other.
In the case of the A73 and the F17, there’s little to no difference in the build, design and general specifications. In sincerity, the A73 is a refurbished device to the Oppo F17. The only difference to these new devices could be seen in their colours and their possible plurality of models. While the F17 comes in three variants of Dynamic Orange, Navy Blue and Classic Silver, the Oppo A73 has no Dynamic Orange among the three colours. Additionally, there’s no plurality of models in the A73 as against the F17. The F17 sports four variants due to its diverse RAM and ROM sizes.
Comes with premium features
Oppo A73 gets the premium under-display fingerprint sensor and so is the F17. Both device’s battery specifications couldn’t also be differentiated at 4015mAh with the capability to fast charge at a superb 30W rate.
The primary lens for the front and rear camera are 16MP rated and both come with a USB type-c reversible connector.
Aside internal specifications, the external make of the device is premium and simple in design and sports wide display necessary for an immersive viewing.
Meanwhile the 5G variant of the Oppo A73 has been released in several countries and it’s different from the 4G model. However for the Nigerian market, it wouldn’t be put under review. It has a better 90Hz display refresh rate, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a better 8MP secondary rear ultra-wide lens and an NFC support.
Oppo A73 Display
A wide resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels graces the Oppo A73. By virtue of this, it attains a 409 PPI density.
The AMOLED display issues a 500nits display, northward from the contemporary 480nits sported by most smartphones. Its size is 6.44 inches and it has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
|Type||AMOLED, 500 nits|
|Display size||6.44 inches|
|Display resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Dimensions||159.8 x 72.9 x 7.5 mm|
|Colors||Navy Blue, Classic Silver|
Oppo A73 — Camera
A quad camera setup is the most noticeable feature of the device’s rear body. A 16MP primary lens serves as main camera for wide capture.
An accompanying 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 119 degree FOV and a pair of 2-megapixel mono lenses completes the rear camera specifications. For selfie shots, a 16MP Sony IMX471 lens commands the front photography. Both shooters could record at 1080p@ 30fps.
|Rear camera features||Quad-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Rear camera video||1080p@30fps video recording|
|Selfie camera features||FaceID,|
HDR, 1080p@ 30fps video recording
Memory, Software and Processor
Powering the device is a Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 chipset based on 11nm bit. The octa-core processor clocks at a maximum speed of 2.3 GHz.
An Adreno 610 graphics processing unit runs on a 128GB, 6GB UFS 2.0 internal and RAM memory storages respectively. The internal storage could be extended to using a dedicated memory card.
Pre-installed for the Oppo A73 is an Android 10 operating system paired-up with a ColorOS 7.2 skin. These updated softwares defines the appearance of the device, making for a classy functioning and smart operation.
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|Memory Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal storage||128 GB|
|Operating system||Android 10|
Battery, Sensors and connectivities
The Oppo A73 employs the use of the latest bluetooth version 5.1, as well as a type-c USB reversible connector.
A lithium polymer battery with capacity of 4015 mAh is made for the A73 and so was it made for the F17. The smartphone supports a VOOC 4.0 30W fast charging and the phonemaker avers that a full charge could be achieved in 53min. The device could be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Oppo A73 is available in colours Navy Blue and Classic Silver.
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Fast charging||Yes, 30W; 50% in 30 min, 100% in 53 min|
|accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Release date||5th October 2020|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
Price and availability in Nigeria
Oppo A73 would be sold for about N120,000 when it debuts finally in the country. As at the time of writing, the Oppo A73 has yet to be available in Nigeria.
Oppo A73 — Verdict
Saddling on a premium phone make, the Oppo A73 is quite an expensive device. The smartphone’s specifications right from its display to its processor is of gilt-edged make in addition to some frontline technology being employed.
However, there’s little to no difference of this device from Oppo F17. It is technically a clone of it in the cover of a new name.
- Good display specifications
- Convenient storages.
- Good performance specifications — Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
- Excellent Connectivity specifications
- Supports a 30W fast charging
- Supports an on-display fingerprint
- The battery capacity isn’t up to industry par.
- The Oppo A73 is an expensive device.
- No reverse charging
- The camera specifications are also not up to par.