Oppo A52 Review: Decent Display, Powerful Battery and AI Quad Camera

Oppo A52 is keeping up with the competition of mid-range smartphone market. With a beautiful 6.5 inches FHD+ IPS LCD screen, quad rear camera, sleek design and a massive 5000mAh battery, this smartphone is one of the choices.

Some of the highlighted features of this smartphone include ColorOS 7.1, quick fingerprint sensor, bright display, and lightweight. The phone is sure to draw your attention with the long-lasting battery, versatile cameras, snappy processor, and premium looking design. Here is the detailed review of Oppo A52.

Oppo A52 color variants

Design and Display

Oppo A52 has a 6.5 inches FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen-to-body ratio is around 90.5% and 405ppi pixel density for a clearer viewing experience. The 3D four-curved surface design on the rear helps for a comfortable grip. The fingerprint sensor is built on the side into the power button for a hassle-free experience to have a smudge-free screen. There are a speaker, USB-C port, and 3.5mm jack on the bottom and volume rockers and sim tray on the right.

There is a punch-hole cutout that has the selfie camera on the top left corner. The phone has a standard display with shallow viewing angles and good color contrast. The brightness of 450 nits can be helpful for the outdoor viewing experience. There are various customization options like color temperatures adjustments, dark mode, and eye-care mode. The back of the phone is built of plastic with a glossy mirror-like texture. It comes in Stream White and Twilight Black color variants.

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Oppo A52 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665, an 11nm octa-core processor with four 2.0 GHz cores & 1.8 GHz cores. The Snapdragon 665 SoC combined with Adreno 610 GPU is the popular package of this time and offers snappy performance and hassle-free multitasking. You may occasionally experience stuttering, but that is barely noticeable for normal users.

It is equipped with 4/6GB RAM combined with 64/128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. There is a slot for expandable storage. You can easily play graphic-sensitive games like PUBG and Call of Duty. The phone comes with ColorOS 7.1 based on the latest iteration of the customized Android 10 based operating system.

Oppo A52 Quad rear camera


The rectangular cut-out in the rear looks awesome almost like Samsung. The quad-camera setup in the rear comprises 12MP wide sensor with an F1.7 aperture, an ultra-wide-angle sensor with F2.2 aperture and 119˚ field view, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor with F2.4 apertures. Overall, there are five cameras, including a 12MP selfie shooter with an F2.0 aperture. The rear cameras perform a really good job providing photos with plenty of details and good color accuracy.

There are all on-demand features like Portrait mode, time lapse, Night Mode, Panorama, Slo-Mo and Pro Mode. the phone can shoot 4k at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps, 60fps and 120fps. With the ultra-wide-angle enhances video stability. The selfie camera shoots 1080p at 30fps.

The camera in the Oppo A52 works fine under well-lit conditions but struggles a bit under low light. There are Oppo’s self-developed AI beautification modes that automatically match different skin tones to create a smoother effect in different lighting conditions.

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The Oppo A52 is powered by a massive 5000mAh battery which supports 18 watts fast charging technology. Charging full time may take up to 2 hours, which is not typically fast charging as per the market’s demand. With normal use, the battery can last up to one and a half days.

Oppo A52 Full Specifications:

Dimensions: 162 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm (6.38 x 2.97 x 0.35 in)
Weight: 192 g (6.77 oz)
SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type: LTPS IPS LCD, 480 nits (typ)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
Size: 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)

Chipset: Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold and 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
OS: Android 10, ColorOS 7.1
GPU: Adreno 610

microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1

12 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.25µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 4Kat 30fps, 1080p at 30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm – Global
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p at 30fps

Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE

Loudspeaker with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack (24-bit/192kHz audio)

Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 18W

Twilight Black
Stream White

April 2020

Oppo A52 Price in Nepal:

NPR 29,990 (4GB + 128 GB)

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