The OPPO A57 is an P11990, 5.2-inch midrange phone with a 16MP selfie camera


The midrange 5.2-inch HD, 3GB RAM OPPO A57 has a 16MP selfie camera, just like its pricier siblings – the OPPO F3 and F3 Plus. While it can’t match the F3 line up in wide angle groufies (it has no secondary wide angle front camera), the A57 can do bokeh selfies, comes with on-screen flash for low light selfie needs, has 3 dedicated slots (for 2 SIM cards and 1 micro SD card) and its tandem of HD display plus 2900 mAh battery make for good battery stamina. And then there’s that P11990 price tag. 

OPPO A57 Full Specs

5.2-inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution, 2.5D curved glass, Gorilla Glass 4, 282 ppi
1.4 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 435 Octa-Core Processor | Adreno 505 GPU | 3GB RAM
32GB internal storage, up to 256GB via micro SD card slot
Rear Camera: 13MP F2.2 Sony IMX258 with Phase Detection Auto Focus, dual tone LED flash
Front Camera: 16MP F2.0 with on-screen flash
2,900 mAh Battery | Android 6.0 Marshmallow wtih Color OS 3.0
WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (dedicated, not hybrid)
149.1 x 72.9 x 7.65 mm | 147 g
Comes in Black and Gold

You can also get the OPPO A57 on ThePlan 999 from Globe.

As a midrange selfie phone, the A57 seems to be “sandwiched” in between the Vivo V5 and the Vivo V5 Lite, and seems poised to go against the Huawei GR5 2017 (which has a better Full HD screen, has dual rear cameras for bokeh, but only has an 8MP selfie camera).

The OPPO A57 was launched in the Philippines, alongside the Black Edition of the OPPO F3, last June 13, 2017. It comes in Black and Gold and will be available at OPPO concept and dealer stores nationwide starting June 16, 2017. Unboxing and full review in the works.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for