The OPPO A83 is a super affordable 18:9 midrange smartphone, at P9,990

Right now, the OPPO A83 is the lowest priced 18:9 display midrange phone with a 2.5GHz 64-bit Helio P23 octa-core processor plus a Mali-G71MP2 GPU. That tandem means the A83 can run games, such as Arena of Valor, fluidly in an immersive 18:9 display. At only P9,990, the OPPO A83 has a 5.7-inch HD+ display in a body that feels closer to a 5-inch phone. Despite the low price tag, you still get selfies assisted by the Artificial Intelligence Beauty Technology present on the pricier OPPO models. Throw in up to 13.5 hours of battery life and you have a compelling budget selfie and gaming phone.

OPPO A83 Full Specs

5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 resolution), 2.5D curved glass, 282 ppi
2.5GHz 64-bit Helio P23 Octa-Core processor | Mali-G71MP2 GPU
3GB RAM | 32GB storage, up to 128GB via dedicated micro SD slot
Rear Camera: 13MP with AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP with A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology, on-screen flash
Android 7.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.2
WiFi, 3G, LTE w/ VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
Accelerometer, ambient light, digital compass, proximity, gyroscope
Facial Unlock, No Fingerprint Sensor
Comes in black and champagne gold
3,180mAh Battery
150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm | 143 g
Price: PHP 9,990

Like another 18:9 smartphone (the P12,990 LG Q6), the A83 lacks a fingerprint sensor. However, the A83 is compatible with 2A charging for faster recharge.

Naturally, the A83 inherits the design language found on the F5, F5 Youth, and F5 Red.

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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