Oppo A16e: Features, Specifications, Pros and Cons

Oppo has launched the Oppo A16e as the new member in their A16-Series. The smartphone is very similar to Oppo 16 which was launched previously. The only difference between Oppo A16 and Oppo A16e is their processor.

The latest device comes with an octa-core Mediatek Helio Processor, Single Rear Camera Setup, a Selfie Camera Lens in the waterdrop style notch display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Oppo A16e. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some frequently asked questions. Read on to check all the details.

Price of Oppo A16e

The device launched in two different variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage. It comes in three color options – Midnight Black, Blue, and White.

The 3GB+32GB model is priced at Rs 9,990 (~USD 135) while the high-end 4GB+64GB model is priced at Rs 11,990 (~USD 160).

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Oppo A16e Pros and Cons

ProsCons
3.5 mm Headphone JackMicroUSB Port
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection4230 mAh Small Battery
Good Looking Design5MP Selfie Camera
Average Rear CameraStill Android 11 OS
Mediatek Helio P22 Processor
Plastic Body (Frame and Back)
HD+ Display
Bloatware in the UI
Only 10W Charging Support
No Fingerprint Scanner

So, these were the Pros and Cons of the Oppo A16e. Now, let’s see the full features and specifications of the device.

Oppo A16e Review

The Oppo A16e is not worth buying because Oppo is offering an HD+ LCD Display while the device does not have a fingerprint scanner on it. So, Oppo is just charging extra money just for nothing. Overall, we suggest you skip the Oppo A16e and take a look at other devices available in the market like Poco M2.

Just like other Oppo devices at the same price, the Oppo A16e is also an overpriced phone but now they need to provide some value to their customers as other brands are offering much better value.

Also, this could have been the best smartphone, if there were no other device available but that’s not the case, we do have many phones which are available at the same price as Oppo A16e and they offer a lot better value.

Display

The device features a 6.52-inches HD+ LCD Display with 1600 x 720 pixels screen resolution and a 60Hz Refresh Rate. The display further has an 89.27% Screen-to-body ratio and 480 nits Brightness.

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The frame and back panel of the phone are made out of plastic while there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.

Camera

The Oppo A16e has a 13MP single rear camera with f/2.2 aperture in the square module. There is a 5MP Selfie Camera Lens with f/2.4 aperture in the waterdrop style notch display. Both the front and rear cameras can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps.

The 13MP rear camera clicks okay-type photos and the dynamic range of the device is also very limited.

When it comes to selfies, the 5MP selfie camera clicks photos and is also okay-type. Here, Oppo should have at least provided a 13MP selfie camera but they didn’t, they went with 5MP only.

Oppo needs to work on the cameras and provide better cameras, especially the selfie camera at this price. Also, they need to optimize the camera.

Overall, the cameras of the smartphone are not that great compared to what other brands are offering at the same price.

Performance

The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Helio P22 Processor coupled with an IMG GE8320 GPU. It comes with up to 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 64GB of eMMC 5.1 Storage.

The device runs on Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1 skin out of the box. Here, Oppo should have provided Android 12 OS out of the box but they didn’t.

Also, at this price point, Mediatek Helio P22 is not acceptable, and Oppo should have provided Helio G80 at least.

The chipset is not that powerful too, the phone feels laggy and sometimes, it freezes for seconds while opening applications. Overall, don’t expect performance to be great, you will be disappointed with the performance.

The smartphone has a 4,230 mAh Battery with 10W Charging Support and Oppo has used Micro-USB Port for charging which is again a disappointment.

Oppo has included a 10W charger inside the box. However, this is totally unacceptable at this price point, Oppo should have provided at least 18W charging support.

Also, there are no stereo speakers but it does have a 3.5mm headphone jack, a dedicated SD-card slot while it does not have a fingerprint scanner.

Oppo A16e Full Specifications

Display6.52-inches HD+ LCD Display
60Hz Touch Sampling Rate
480 nits Brightness
89.27% Screen-to-body ratio
Resolution1600 x 720 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.0 x 75.4 x 7.85 mm, 175 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemAndroid 11-based ColorOS 11.1
ProcessorMediatek Helio P22 SoC
GPU – IMG GE8320
CPU – Octa-core (8×2.0 GHz Cortex A53)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + eMMC 5.1 Storage
3GB+32GB
4GB+64GB
Card SlotDedicated Slot (2+1 MicroSD card)
Rear Camera13MP Primary Sensor
Video (Rear)1080p@30fps
Front Camera5MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080p@30fps
Battery4230 mAh Battery
Charging10W Charging Support
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.0
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintNo Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsGeomagnetic sensor
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Gravity sensor
NavigationGPS, AGPS, BeiDou, Glonass, Galileo
ColorsMidnight Black, Blue, White

Some FAQs

Does the device have an FHD+ Display?

No, the smartphone does not have an FHD+ Display. Instead of that, Oppo has provided a 6.52-inches HD+ LCD Display with a 60Hz Refresh Rate.

Is the device 5G supportive?

No, the device does not have 5G supports as it features a Mediatek Helio P22 Processor which is 4G supportive.

Does the device have NFC support?

No, the Oppo A16e does not support NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology.

Is there a Type-C port in the device?

No, the device does not have a USB Type-C port. Instead of that, Oppo has provided Micro-USB Port for charging.

Does the device have wireless charging?

No, the smartphone does not have wireless charging support. It only has 10W Wired charging support.

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