OPPO’s latest mobile is an option for those looking for a regular Android phone at a good price
OPPO continues to renew its line of A series phones, adding the number eight as the last digit. Thus, the OPPO A17 from last year is renewed in a OPPO A18 which sees some of its specifications improved in exchange for having some regression in others.
The OPPO A18 is a new simple mobile with Helio G85 that stands out for increase the hertz of the screen, the IP54 resistance and the big battery. All of this comes packaged in a sleekly designed chassis.
OPPO A18 technical sheet
90Hz tactile response
|Dimensions and weight
|163.74 x 75.03 x 8.16mm
MicroSD up to 1TB
2 MP f/2.4 mono
|Fingerprint reader on the side
|To be confirmed
New cheap mobile phone from OPPO
The OPPO A18 is presented as one of OPPO’s cheapest mobile phones for this year, although the terminal has improved several specifications for this generation to go up a level. To begin with, it has a MediaTek Helio G85 instead of last year’s Helio G35. Also, with much more memory: 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage expandable via MicroSD.
Visually, the front has not changed much compared to last year, although now the 6.56-inch LCD panel, which still has HD+ resolution, increases the refresh rate up to 90 Hzwith a touch response frequency on par.
On this screen we find the front camera in a drop shaped notch, with a resolution of 5 MP and f/2.2 aperture. With a prolonged chin, as is normal in its range, the fingerprint reader goes to the power button.
Behind, the OPPO A18 repeats the design of the cameras mounted in a pill-shaped module, although this generation has significantly fewer megapixels than the previous one: it is a 8 + 2 megapixel dual camera (the second, a monochrome camera for portraits), while the OPPO A17 had 50+2 MP cameras.
The OPPO A18 mounts a 5000 mAh battery whose charging capabilities are unknown and, now, with a USB-C connector. The terminal is certified with IP54 dust and splash resistance, has a minijack and is launched with ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13.
OPPO A18 versions and prices
The OPPO A18 is listed on the OPPO website in the United Arab Emirates, although it still has no price and we do not know if it will be sold in Spain. It is available in the colors black and blue and, in principle, a 4+128 GB version.