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Here’s why the OPPO A52 is the perfect all-round smartphone

On: July 4, 2020

There is no denying that OPPO has become one of the top smart device brands in India within a short time span. The company, which started its Indian saga with the launch of innovative smartphones, is gradually making its presence felt in other segments as well. The past few months have witnessed the launch of excellent audio accessories from the brand, grouped under the OPPO Enco brand.

Today, let’s talk about two of the company’s latest products that have been launched in India – the OPPO A52 smartphone and the OPPO Enco W11 truly wireless headphones. While both these devices happen to be among the best in their respective price ranges, they also make for a great combination when bought together.

We start with the OPPO A52, which is the newest mid-range smartphone from OPPO. It is a part of the company’s popular A-series line-up that is known for its feature-packed yet affordable devices.

Massive display, gorgeous design

The very first thing that you will notice about the OPPO A52 is its massive 6.5-inch display with a distinctive punch-hole design and FHD+ resolution. There is no getting around the visual impact this large display creates. With a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, the OPPO A52 offers a large-screened smartphone that is also sleek and svelte.

The large size of the display combined with OPPO’s class-leading colour accuracy makes for an immersive combination and ensures that the OPPO A52 is the perfect smartphone for watching movies. The absence of a notch ensures a distraction-free content consumption experience as well.

With a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a pixel density of 405 PPI, this is a very sharp panel. The OPPO A52 is also loaded to the hilt with software features that makes for an unparalleled viewing experience. These include features like AI backlight adjustment and an eye care mode certified by TüV Rheinland.

Once you are done admiring the gorgeous display, you’ll want to turn your attention to the svelte design of the OPPO A52. The phone boasts of a new 3D Quad-curve design that optimises the curvature of the device making it comfortable to hold. Then there is the nature-inspired constellation design that covers the rear panel of the phone, giving it a classy look. Needless to say, the trendy design of OPPO A52 is a definite head-turner.

The OPPO A52 also happens to be among the few devices in this price bracket to feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which comes within natural reach of your thumb and is easy to access, while keeping the back panel uncluttered and the display free of fingerprint smudges.

No-compromise performance

The OPPO A52 comes powered by one of the most sought-after processors in the mid-range segment – the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 that ensures lower power consumption with better performance. The OPPO A52, therefore, is more than capable of playing the latest graphics-intensive games without breaking a sweat.

With up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the OPPO A52 will breeze through daily tasks and multi-task with ease. The OPPO A52 currently comes in a single 6GB + 128GB variant in India, while the 4GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants are in the pipeline. With all the variants getting 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, there is more than enough space for all your photos and videos. Plus, the UFS 2.1 standard means transferring data between your phone and laptop is blazing fast. If that wasn’t all, the phone also supports dual SIM cards along with a microSD card slot that is expandable up to 256GB.

As for the software, the OPPO A52 runs Android 10 with the latest ColorOS 7.1 on top, which comes with features like a system-wide dark mode, multi-user mode, enhanced audio-visual effects and the new OPPO Relax tool which helps you reduce stress and improve sleep.

Lasts long, charges fast

One of the major concerns with handsets that are tuned for content consumption and gaming is the battery life. The OPPO A52 has this covered for you. The phone features a massive 5000mAh battery that can easily last an entire day, even with heavy use. In fact, with support for reverse charging, you can use the OPPO A52 to charge another smartphone as well.

In the rare instance of you ending up with the dreaded ‘battery low’ message, all you need to do is to use the supplied USB-C 18W fast charger, which will ensure that your battery is topped up quickly.

A superior photography experience

OPPO as a brand is known for making excellent camera phones, and the OPPO A52 is no exception. The quad cameras at the rear include a 12MP primary camera with a large f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 119.1° – field of view, a dedicated 2MP mono camera and a 2MP portrait camera for professional-looking portraits with amazing bokeh. The phone also supports 4K video recording and comes with an inbuilt video stabilization feature to ensure smooth video capture even while you are walking or running. You can also use the wide-angle camera to capture dramatic videos.

The OPPO A52 also boasts of a refreshed Night Mode for stunning low light images. OPPO calls this the Ultra Night Mode 2.0 and it uses multi-frame noise reduction along with HDR and anti-shake effects to capture sharp images. All four cameras are housed inside a C-shaped camera module that adds a bit of oomph to the overall design of the OPPO A52.

In the front, the OPPO A52 gets a 16MP camera with an f/2.0 large aperture lens. With OPPO’s legendary AI beautification technology, you can be assured of the fact that you’ll look good in every selfie you capture. The large aperture also ensures that selfies captured in low light conditions are sharp and bright.

Dual stereo speakers for lifelike sound

The OPPO A52 is among the handful of smartphones to feature a stereo speaker setup. The speakers are located on the top and bottom ends of the phone ensuring ample spacing for an enhanced stereo and surround sound effect.

OPPO has also ensured that these speakers are loud and produce an ample amount of depth for an immersive audio-visual experience. In fact, the phone also boasts of software features to customise the treble, alto, and bass – something that most smartphones in this price range seldom offer. This is apart from features like Dirac 2.0 that lets the phone automatically switch sound effect modes depending on the content being played back.

For audiophiles on a budget, the OPPO A52 makes for an excellent choice thanks to its support for Hi-Res Audio. This is, of course, apart from the fact that the phone also happens to be Widevine L1 compliant – thereby ensuring that you’d be able to watch content on leading OTT platforms at FHD resolution.

Since we have finally arrived at the multimedia and entertainment features of the OPPO A52, it is only natural that we talk about the OPPO Enco W11 true wireless headphones that have just been announced by the company.

OPPO Enco W11: truly wireless, truly awesome

The OPPO Enco W11 wireless headphones are the latest product from OPPO’s audio accessories line-up. Arguably one of the most talked-about truly wireless headphones in recent times, the OPPO Enco W11 have earned rave reviews from techies, audiophiles and consumers alike.

Positioned as an entry-level product, the features on the OPPO Enco W11 are what you’d get on a more premium product. With support for Bluetooth 5.0 and low-delay double transmission, latency while watching video content using the headphones are a thing of the past. The OPPO Enco W11 is also IP55 rated for dust and water resistance. With the supplied charging case, the OPPO Enco W11 offers an incredible 20 hours of total battery life. The headphones also get a USB Type-C port for charging, and connectivity and a short 15-minute charge will let you listen to music for another hour.

With its 8mm large dynamic drivers and titanium-plated composite structure, the OPPO Enco W11 not only offers its users strong and dynamic bass, but also happens to be adept at handling the mids and the highs. It also supports ENC noise reduction algorithm that reduces the background noise when you’re in a crowded environment – ensuring unmatched voice quality for crystal clear calls. The OPPO Enco W11 also supports touch and tap gestures for controlling the volume, playing/ pausing tracks, and making calls.

The OPPO Enco W11 also happens to be quite compact at just 4.4 grams and boasts of an in-ear design for better sound insulation.  The product ships with three ear caps that can be used for people with different inner-ear sizes.

OPPO A52 and OPPO Enco W11: pricing, availability and offers

The OPPO A52 is currently available in the 6GB + 128GB configuration and comes in two colour options; Twilight Black and Stream White. This variant has been priced at Rs 16,990 in India. The phone is available via most offline and online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart across the country. For those interested in buying the phone from offline stores, OPPO has readied several exciting offers. For example, Bank of Baroda and Federal Bank will offer a 5 percent cashback on credit card EMIs. You can also avail of a no-cost debit card or debit card EMI of up to six months when you buy the phone. If that wasn’t all, there are other EMI options from Bajaj Finserv, IDFC First Bank, Home Credit, HDB Financial Services, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank.

The OPPO Enco W11 has been priced at Rs 2,499 and is available via Flipkart. The product is sold in a single White variant.

Wrapping up

With a plethora of innovative features, the OPPO A52 is undoubtedly one of the best mid-range smartphones you can buy today. Not only does the phone offer tremendous value for your money, it also packs a no-compromise experience. Needless to say, the OPPO A52 makes for a sensible purchase if you are out looking for a new mid-range smartphone.

At just Rs 2,499, there is simply no other audio product that offers the same set of features or the versatility that the OPPO Enco W11, without compromising on audio quality. The OPPO Enco W11, therefore, makes for a perfect choice if you wish to spend less than Rs 3,000 on truly wireless headphones. With this in mind, both these devices deserve a 5-star rating!

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