Oppo A38 In Kenya
The Oppo A38 price in Kenya is Ksh 23,500. The Oppo A38 Android Smartphone was launched in September 2023 running on the Mediatek MT6769 Helio G85 (12nm) processor with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The phone has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage which is expandable using microSDXC. The Oppo A38 has a 6.56-inch, 720 x 1612 pixels IPS display with a pixel density of 269 ppi. Coming to cameras, it has a 50 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera for selfies. It has a USB Type-C port for data syncing and charging. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Oppo A38 as well, along with a magnetic field sensor (compass), proximity sensor, and accelerometer sensor. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 3G, USB OTG, and Wi-Fi too. The Oppo A38 runs on Android 13 and all this is powered by a 5000 mAh battery. It measures 163.7 x 75 x 8.2 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 190 grams including battery.
Oppo A38 Price in Kenya & Key Features
|Release Date||2023, September|
|Dimensions||163.7 x 75 x 8.2 mm (6.44 x 2.95 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|Colors||Glowing Black, Glowing Gold|
|SIMs||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Water & Dust||IP54, dust and splash resistant|
|Type||IPS LCD, 90Hz, 720 nits (peak)|
|Resolutions||720 x 1612 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|PPI||269 ppi density|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41|
|Rear DUal||50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Front||5 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
|OS||Android 13, ColorOS 13.1|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6769 Helio G85 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Charging||33W wired, PD, 50% in 30 min (advertised)|
3.5mm Jack Yes
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Bluetooth||5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|Wi Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band|
Oppo A38 Overview
The Oppo A38 phone was released in September of 2023 and it has major upgrades. The main improvement is seen in the phone comes with a 33W SUPERVOOC that powers up the 5000mAh Large Battery. You also get a huge internal storage of 4GB RAM that can be extended up to 4GB making it 8GB of RAM. So let us get into the review of this phone and get to see more it offers beyond the 90Hz Sunlight Display.
The Oppo A38 Build
- Design: In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display
- Display: 6.56 inches
- Color: Glowing Black, Glowing Gold
The Oppo A38 comes with an exceptional and sleek design. The phone is available in our Phone stores in Kenya in two color options, glowing black and glowing gold. One thing is for certain, the Oppo A38 is designed to grab your eye’s attention straight from the box. The Oppo A38 is slim and light. The phone weighs 190 grams giving you a good distribution when you hold it in your hands.
The back of the Oppo A38 has a dual camera module that hosts a 50MP wide and a depth camera of 2MP that makes the phone stand out. On the sides of the Oppo A38, you get power buttons and the volume rockers. These are responsive when you want to adjust the audio settings in the Oppo A38 phone. Oppo included IP54 dust and splash resistant. This gives you peace of mind when the Oppo A38 is exposed to dust or water. Safe to say Oppo did an amazing job with the display of the Oppo A38 because it gives you a premium feel on your hands.
Display and Visual Experience
The front of the Oppo A38 is made up of a 6.56-inch IPS LCD display. Oppo ensured that the display has a 720 x 1612 pixels resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate. You are going to enjoy a smooth scrolling on the Oppo A38 with the high refresh rate. The display of the Oppo A38 is curved with minimal bezels at the sides. Providing you with an immersive visual experience.
The display of the Oppo A38 comes with a peak brightness of 720 nits. This gives you a bright, sharp, and responsive visual experience. Especially when you are watching the content on social media, or even browsing the internet. When it comes to security, you have an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Oppo A38. This enables you to primarily lock your phone. You can also choose to unlock it using the PIN code or facial recognition.
The Oppo A38 Cameras
- Main Camera: 50 MP (wide) and 2 MP (depth)
- Front Camera: 5 MP (wide)
- Video(Main/Front): 1080p@30fps
Main-lens camera system
At the back, you will find a 50MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus. During the day or when the light conditions are good, the photos captured with the 50MP primary camera lens offer you a good dynamic range with decent attention to detail. You will be happy with the quality of images and videos you capture with this camera.
The main camera offers an f/1.8 aperture and support for phase detection autofocus. This enables the Oppo A38 to give you a good performance even when the light conditions are good. You also get additional features such as LED flash, panorama, and High Dynamic Range. Additionally, you also get a depth 2MP lens shooter that gives impressive performance when taking content during the day.
Front Camera Specifications
At the front, you will get a 5 MP sensor for capturing selfies. The front camera of the Oppo A38 definitely provides you with impressive selfie photos and portrait photos that have enough details. Oppo also ensures that you can have video calls with the front or back camera at 1080p@30fps.
The Oppo A38 Performance
- Processor (CPU, GPU, RAM): Mediatek Helio G85
- Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
- OS: Android 13, ColorOS 13.1
- Connectivity (sim conf): Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Under the hood, the Oppo A38 is powered up by the MediaTek MT6769 Helio G85. This chipset provides you with a similar performance to a phone that has a snapdragon 695 chipset such as the Realme 11 Pro that goes for Ksh. 30,000. This phone comes with 4GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage of eMMC 5.1 storage. You can also extend the internal storage of your phone with the slot microSDXC card up to 1TB. This additional memory simply enhances the overall performance of your device. While providing you with ample space for your photos, apps, and videos.
CPU and GPU
The chipset also comes with an Octa-core high-performance 2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75. Running at 1.8GHz clock speed, with another set of quad-core power-efficient Cortex-A55. There are currently not many smartphones in the market using this type of chipset. To complete this combo, the Oppo A38 comes with a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.
One thing is for certain, the hardware combination of the Oppo A38 provides you with a great performance during gaming or multitasking. The Oppo A38 comes with Android 13, which has a layer of ColorOS 13.1. This provides you with a smooth software experience. Especially when you are installing and customizing the mobile applications.
The Oppo A38 Battery
- Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh
- Charging Speed: 33W wired, PD, 50% in 30 min
When it comes to battery, the Oppo A38 is powered by a 5,000 mAh non-removable battery. The battery supports 33W PD fast charging and offers you a reliable battery life. Oppo says that you can recharge your phone to 50% in 30 minutes. Making it quite convenient if you are in a rush to charge your phone. If you are not using the phone on a maximum refresh rate with the nits at its peak then the battery can comfortably last you the whole 24-hour day. When you need to recharge it in less than 1 hour you are back to a fully charged Oppo A38 in your hand.
The Oppo A38 Summary
The Oppo A38 is a great phone with a lot to offer. Here is a summary of its key features, benefits, and why it’s a perfect fit for the target audience:
- The Oppo A38 comes with a sleek design
- Oppo included IP54 water and dust protection
- Oppo A38 is made up of a 6.56-inch IPS LCD display
- Oppo A38 is powered by a 5,000 mAh non-removable battery.
- Enjoy a smooth scrolling on the Oppo A38 with the 90 Hz refresh rate
- Protect your phone with a side-display fingerprint sensor
- Oppo A38 provides you with a great performance during gaming or multitasking.
- Android 13 gives you a smooth software experience.
If you are someone who is seeking a well-balanced smartphone under Ksh.25,000. Then the Oppo A38 should definitely be on your radar. You get incredible value for your money with a rare design and a vibrant display. Couple that up with the solid performance, and capable camera that you are getting. This smartphone stands out in the crowded smartphone market. With the Oppo A38, you will be purchasing a dependable phone while getting value for your money.
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