Oppo A16 and A16s announced: That’s the subtle difference

News from Oppo! The manufacturer continues its European offensive and announces the mid-range models A16 and A16s. A generous battery with 5,000 mAh, a triple camera, and an LC display with HD + resolution are used in each case. However, the two smartphones differ in one fine detail.

  • Oppo A16 and A16s will start with 4GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage from September 1st in Germany
  • Recommended retail price is 179 euros
  • There is a fine difference between the two smartphones: the A16s comes with NFC, the A16 without 🤷

Manufacturer Oppo is expanding its portfolio in the affordable middle-class smartphone! The new devices are called A16 and A16s and will be available in stores in Europe with immediate effect. These are typical cell phones under 200 euros with a generous battery, a triple camera on the back, and an LC display with HD + resolution.

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This measures 6.52 inches on both devices and is protected by Panda MN228 glass. Thanks to a screen-to-housing ratio of 88.7 percent, the devices measure 75.6 x 163.8 x 8.4 millimeters. The devices of the A16 series are protected against splash water in accordance with IPX4 and weigh 190 grams. The materials used are aluminum and plastic.

MediaTek SoC and triple camera with senseless sensors

In order to be able to display mobile games and apps smoothly, Oppo installed a MediaTek Helio P35 and thus a well-known mid-range SoC. This works with 4 gigabytes of LPDDR4x RAM and 64 gigabytes of internal memory. You can expand the latter by up to 256 gigabytes using micro SD cards. These specs are basically what you can expect from a cell phone under 200 euros without 5G.

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With a night energy-saving mode, Oppo wants to extend the runtime of the cell phone. / © Oppo

However, Oppo is pursuing a tough austerity course with the triple camera on the back. Not only does the manufacturer of the 13-megapixel main camera provide two sensors with 2 megapixels each for Marko and portraits, but the triple cam also does not even have autofocus according to the datasheet. Well … you take selfies with 8 megapixels.

Long-lasting battery including quick charger

It’s nice to see that Oppo uses a 5,000 mAh battery. According to the datasheet, this can be charged using the quick charger supplied. Upon request, Oppo told us that this charger works with 10 watts.

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The fingerprint sensor is on the side of the A16 (s). / © Oppo

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Oppo A16 and A16s price

You don’t have to wait for the release of the devices, which will appear in Germany from September 1st at an RRP of 179 euros. The A16 without the NFC module is available from retailers such as Saturn, MediaMarkt, and experts and is even available from Amazon until September 10 for 159 euros. The A16s with NFC, which is required for mobile payments, for example, is only available from Vodafone in conjunction with a mobile phone contract, according to Oppo.

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