Sep 30, 2020

OPPO A33 Announced with 90Hz LCD and 5,000mAh Battery, A Slightly Trimmed-down Version of the OPPO A53

The OPPO A33 is the cheapest smartphone at the moment to feature a high refresh rate.

OPPO has officially announced the OPPO A33 2020, a new mid-range smartphone with distinct display features in its class. Not to be mistaken with the 2015 OPPO phone with the same moniker, the newest handset also packs a large battery and a rear triple-camera setup.

The OPPO A33 is also dubbed as the slightly trimmed-down version of the OPPO A53, which was also announced earlier in 2020.

OPPO A53

About the OPPO A33

Display and Design

The OPPO A33 is built around a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel, with a resolution of 720 x 1,520 pixels and a high 90Hz refresh rate. The phone's display also features a cutout on the upper right section, housing a single selfie snapper. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 also protects its panel.

On its rear, the OPPO A33 has a rectangular camera module, which is home to a triple-camera setup. There's a fingerprint reader placed at the center of the panel.

The phone retails in two color variants – Mint Cream and Moonlight Black.

Power and Storage

Powering the OPPO A33 is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 460 SoC, a processor that is based on an 11nm architecture; it also features Adreno 610 GPU.

Accompanying the phone is 3GB/4GB of RAM tiers and an expandable 32GB of storage; the latter can be expanded to up to 256GB of extra storage via the microSD card slot.

The phone is also listed with a massive 5,000mAh battery, with support for 18W fast wired charging.

Cameras

A 13-megapixel wide sensor headlines the rear triple-camera system of the OPPO A33 with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. Its auxiliary sensors include two 2MP macro and depth lenses. There's also an LED flash in the camera module.

The selfie shooter inside the phone's display punch-hole features an 8MP wide lens with f/2.4 aperture.

OS and Other features

The OPPO A33 boots Android 10-based ColorOS 7.2.

Among its other key features include Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-SIM support, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c, and USB Type-C.

OPPO A33 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 90Hz LCD
  • 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast wired charging
  • Expandable storage

Cons

  • HD resolution
Display Size6.5 inches
Display Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
OS verColorOS 7.2 (Android 10)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 460 Octa-core Kryo 240
CPU Speed4x1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 240
Storage32GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256GB
RAM3GB, 4GB
Main Camera13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
BatteryLi-Po 5,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging 18W
ColorMoonlight Black, Mint Cream

Pricing and Availability

Launched in Indonesia, the OPPO A33 carries a price tag of IDR 2.3 million (around PHP 7,500). The phone is scheduled to go on sale via the company's official site on October 1.

OPPO is yet to reveal its plans in other markets in terms of pricing and availability.

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