Oppo is a China-based smartphone manufacturing company, and it has been expanding its business all over the world since the past few years. Oppo got great recognition with its N series smartphones, mainly because its recent two models had rotary cameras positioned at the top. One of the models had an endearing auto rotation built-in feature. Recently, Oppo A30 was launched in China, and everybody was left pleasantly surprised. What surprised everyone was not just Oppo A30’s seamless design or awesome specifications, it was just everything about it. The Oppo A30 is a complete clone of OnePlus X.
Whether it is about the configuration or its build, in every aspect, it significantly resembles OnePlus X. Well, to be precise, it is the replica of OnePlus X Champagne Edition, also known as white. The design of this phone is flawless. Just like OnePlus X, the Oppo A30 is made up of a metal frame which is covered by two pieces of glass on either side. The spec sheet also looks awesome. The internal memory is 16GB and can be extended to 128 GB, and it has 3GB of RAM. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz along with an Adreno 330 GPU fuel this smartphone. Everything in Oppo A30 is great apart from the fact that it is a copy. Let us take a deeper look at this phone and see what else it promises to offer.
The exterior of Oppo A30 is as premium as it can get. It has a metal frame, and the phone is flanked by two panels of glass on either side. Oppo has given great attention to perfect the design of A30. It has an anodized metal frame with 17 micro cut grooves running along the edges. The front of the phone is covered by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 which creates the illusion of a thinner build. The back of the phone is made out of glass with curved edges which flow gently into the metal sides. The volume key is provided on the left side, and is nicely textured and provides prominent feedback. The phone is very compact and lightweight. Also, the grip on it is awesome. The bezels used are thin. It does feel slippery at times, but the metal frame handles it completely well. At the front, it has the earpiece, front facing the camera, sensors, and LED notification on the top right. Below the display, there are three practically invisible capacitive keys. They don’t have the backlight. On the right, it has the power key and volume rocker keys with a nice feel. Just above these keys, there is a tray for SIM cards and microSD card. On the left, there is a sound profiler slider key provisioned for silent, priority notifications only and all alert modes. The 3.5 mm audio jack is on the top, with a secondary microphone. MicroUSB slot, loudspeaker, and microphone are located at the bottom.
The Oppo A30 has a 5 inch AMOLED display and has 1080p resolution and pixel density of 441 ppi.
The configuration of Oppo A30 is same as that of OnePlus X. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset which has a quad-core processor running max at 2.3 GHz. The GPU used is Adreno 330. All this is backed by 3GB of RAM. The benchmark results will come out once we get our hands on the phone after its release. But as far as the performance of this phone is concerned, it is slated to perform well as it is exactly similar to OnePlus X.
This device sports Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The phone also has 16GB of internal storage, which can be further increased to 256 GB using a microSD card.
The Oppo A30 has a 13-megapixel primary camera on its back, with an aperture of f/2.2. The front camera is an 8-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/2.4. The cameras of OnePlus X were same and had ISOCELL sensors. Oppo has also used the same sensors which improve colour fidelity, sharpness, and dynamic range. The camera also has hybrid autofocus system and utilizes phase detection. The primary camera records videos at 1080p. The camera app consists of several features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, and much more. There is no lag in shooting low light images. However, the HDR mode and the Clear Shot mode take some time for extra processing, after every shot. The image quality is good while videos are only average, just like OnePlus X. The chipset clearly supports 4Kk video recording, but Oppo A30 does not offer it. The video recording features time-lapse and slow motion as well.
On the back of Oppo A30, there is a 2525mAh battery, which is non-removable. The battery size is average for a 5" 1080p smartphone. OnePlus X also uses the same battery, which has same specs, and the battery is just okay for it. The call time of 16 hours is impressive, but less than 7 hours of video playback and even lesser web browsing time is not at all good. Its endurance rating is 54 hours which is just about average.
It is a dual SIM phone. The second SIM slot is shared by microSD card which means that you can only use one at a time. The phone supports 4G network. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi b/g/n support and Wi-Fi Direct. There is no dual-band Wi-Fi support, unfortunately. There is also Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS, and FM radio. There is no NFC, but wireless screen mirroring is available via the Miracast protocol. There is MHL-enabled microUSB 2.0 as well.