Brighten Your Selfie With OPPO A37

OPPO A37 Review

When your smartphone costs a bomb, amazing, sleek looks, amazing specs and a great camera are a given. But what about when you are on a budget and yet want a phone that not only looks awesome and has some really good specs but also helps you take incredible selfies? Then, you go for the OPPO A37 – a slim, gorgeous phone that does “Brighten Your Selfie“. Those of you who follow me on Instagram would have seen two selfies I posted recently where my skin is looking absolutely incredible! Read on to know more about this entry-level smartphone that looks like a dupe of the iPhone 6 and to see my selfies….

OPPO A37 Review

OPPO A37 Review

OPPO A37 Specifications

Price : ₹11,990. Available here.

The OPPO A37 comes in two colours – a soft, matte gold and a grey and just like the OPPO F1 Plus (reviewed here), is heavily inspired by the iPhone in terms of design and UI. In fact, from a distance, it would be a bit difficult to tell the OPPO A37 apart from the iPhone 6. It is slim and lightweight and looks like a high-end phone rather than the entry-level one that it is. It has an MSM 8916 Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM with 16GB storage expandable upto 128GB. It comes pre-fitted with a scratch-guard on the screen, a transparent silicone back cover, charging cord and adapter as well as earphones.

OPPO A37 Review

Here are the other specifications of the phone:

  • Dimensions            143.1 x 71 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight                      136 g (with battery)
  • CPU                           MSM 8916 Quad-core 1.2GHz
  • GPU                           Adreno A306
  • Memory                   2GB RAM
  • Storage                      16GB internal
  • Memory Slot          MicroSD card (up to 128 GB)
  • Display                     IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 4
    Support for Gloved and Wet Touch Input

                                        5.0 inches (~67.8% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
  • Battery                    Non-removable Li-Ion 2630 mAh battery
  • Camera                    Rear 8 Mega-Pixel, Front 5 Mega-Pixel
  • User Interface     ColorOS 3.0, based on Android 5.1

OPPO A37 Review

One of the best things about Android phones (and the reason why I haven’t switched over to iPhone as yet despite hubby’s insistance) is that they are highly customisable and so, each smartphone brand can tweak it to give the users a unique interface. OPPO A37 has ColorsOS3.0 that is essentially Android but with the look, feel and easy navigability of the iOS making this phone really easy to use, even for novices.

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OPPO A37 Review

The OPPO A37 also helps keep personal and professional life separate since it is a Dual SIM phone. Both of the SIM slots support 4G networks with top speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The third slot in the phone can be used for 128GB of memory expansion. You also have the option of backing up your contacts and messages to O-Cloud storage.

OPPO A37 Review

And now, coming to the part that excites me the most, the camera…

The OPPO A37 uses a front beauty camera with extra-large 1.4um pixels and a 1/4-inch sensor. This allows for more light to enter the camera, so you can take a bright and natural-looking selfie even in low-light conditions.

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Clicked from the font camera of the OPPO A37 at night.

The “magic wand” that the OPPO A37 has (that the F1 Plus also has) is Beautify 4.0 which is the secret to beautiful, flawless selfies.

Using millions of users facial datas, OPPO has designed 7 different levels of intelligent beautify, with two modes for different skin tones. The A37’s real-time beautify feature gives you natural-looking, eye-catching shots that are so beautiful that you don’t need to retouch them or use any filters!

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Clicked from the front camera of the OPPO A37 using Beautify4.0 setting 3.

When I clicked this picture, I couldn’t stop staring at how flawless my skin looked. Even bright skintone with not a freckle in sight! Sigh! How I wish I looked like that all the time….And besides a tinted lip balm, I am not wearing any makeup at all in this picture. Incredible, isn’t it? It truly does live up to it’s “Brighten Your Selfie” tag line.

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Clicked from the front camera of the OPPO A37 using Beautify4.0 setting 2.

 

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Clicked from the front camera of the OPPO A37 using Beautify4.0 setting 2.

In these two pictures above, I am wearing a bit of makeup – just powder, black liner and red lipstick – and I lowered the setting on the Beautify4.0 to 2 so you can see some of my freckles and acne marks though my skin does look radiant and bright.

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And it’s not only the front camera that is so good. The OPPO A37 sports an 8 Megapixel Rear Camera, featuring an Ultra-HD shooting mode, for capturing exceptionally clear and detailed photos. With extra-large 1.4μm pixels and a 1/3.2-inch sensor, the A37’s rear camera maximizes the amount of light that enters and minimizes noise in the final shot. The large pixels also work to bump up the dynamic range and give pictures a vivid depth and detail. Meanwhile, a large aperture enhances low-light and night-shot performance. Here are a couple of pictures clicked on the rear camera of the OPPO A37…

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Shot from the rear camera of the OPPO A37. Unedited.

 

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Shot from the rear camera of the OPPO A37. Unedited.

The rear camera of the OPPO A37 gives crisp clear pictures with rich colour tones as you can see in the unedited pictures above. The only editing I did was to crop them to the right size. It also performs very well in low lighting such as on a cloudy day….

 

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Shot from the rear camera of the OPPO A37. Unedited.

While talking about features of a smart phone, we usually tend to overlook or forget that the basic feature of a smartphone is the, well, phone! The OPPO A37 has really good sound clarity and not much “voice is cracking” that usually happens in certain parts of my house where I always face network issues.

My Views

If you want a phone that looks like an iPhone 6, has similar user interface, is powered by Android, has dual SIM as well as expandable memory takes amazing bright selfies that make you look flawless and fits into your budget as well, then the OPPO A37 is a great buy at ₹11,990!

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What are your views on the OPPO A37? Did you like the selfies and other pictures that I’ve clicked on it? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

* Disclaimer

PR Sample. Honest Opinion.

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5 Comment

  1. DHARMESH KALSARIYA says: Reply

    awesome camera features best BRIGHTEN selfie expert oppo with big ram
    love u selfie expert
    love oppo love selfie

  2. Ronak s rana says: Reply

    Well come to expriyance big ram selfi expert oppo a-37

  3. Swapnesh Mishra says: Reply

    Hey I don’t know but I am not happy with the camera of my oppo a37(both front and back)…. There I can see a lot of noise in my camera

    1. Dollie says: Reply

      That is really strange. As you can see in all my pictures, the camera is really good and I’m very happy with the picture quality and vibrance.

  4. Parvezrajput says: Reply

    I’m considering oppo a37 for its camera and Dirac hd music system …cuz I don’t like the design and look of moto/Lenovo phones …and I love that 3rd selfie of you ☺️Thank u..

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