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Oppo A16e 4G mobile launched in India with MediaTek Helio chipset; First impressions

The all-new Oppo A16e smartphone comes in three color options: Midnight Black, Blue, and White. Oppo A16e comes as the latest entry-level smartphone priced under Rs 10000.

Oppo India silently launched an entry-level smartphone with the name Oppo A16e 4G. The latest 4G mobile phone comes as an affordable option under the Oppo A16 Series. Meanwhile, the new Oppo phone is a toned-down version of the Oppo A16. To recall, the Oppo A16 was launched last year in India. The Oppo A16 smartphone is also marked as the successor the ageing Oppo A15 Series.  Now coming to the all-new Oppo A16e, it comes with a waterdrop-style display notch. Furthermore, the entry-level Oppo A16 Series smartphone packs in up to 64GB of onboard storage.




The all-new Oppo A16e 4G mobile comes in three distinct color options to choose from. Regarding other key highlights, the Oppo A16e also includes up to 4GB RAM, a 20:9 display and an IPX4 splash-resistant build. Moreover, the Chinese smartphone makers also claim that the smartphone packs in a 4230mAh battery which can deliver all-day battery life on a single charge. Furthermore, other details about this Oppo A16e are already available on the official Oppo India website.

Oppo A16e 4G mobile phone officially debuts in India under budget price segment
Oppo A16e 4G mobile phone officially debuts in India under budget price segment

Oppo A16e 4G mobile Price in India:

As mentioned above, Oppo A16e comes as an entry-level 4G mobile phone under the Oppo A16 Series. The smartphone also comes in two storage variants. The base variant of Oppo A16e mobile packs in 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. At the same time, the other variant of Oppo mobile phone features 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage option.




Regarding pricing, the Oppo A16e 4G mobile price in India starts at Rs 9990 for the base variant featuring 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The other mobile variant packing in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage comes for Rs 11990 in India.

Oppo A16e comes with a starting price of Rs 9990 in India for the base variant
Oppo A16e comes with a starting price of Rs 9990 in India for the base variant

To recall, Oppo India launched the Oppo A16 last year in the country. This Oppo smartphone debuts with a lone variant featuring 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage model. Oppo A16 comes with a price tag of Rs 13990 in India. Considering the specifications, Oppo A16 mobile is a better option than the recently launched Oppo A16e 4G. However, if your budget is under Rs 12000, you can go with the Oppo A16e smartphone.



Oppo A16e 4G mobile Specifications

According to the details available on the official Oppo India website, the Oppo A16e is a dual-SIM (Nano) 4G mobile phone that runs on ColorOS 11.1 on top of the Android 11 operating system. Like the Oppo A15, the entry-level Oppo A series smartphone sports a 6.52-inch HD+ IPS LCD display and a 1600×720 pixels screen resolution. Furthermore, the display gets a 20:9 aspect ratio and 269ppi pixel density. A Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection protects the display on the Oppo A16e smartphone. Oppo claims that this display can reach a peak brightness of 480 nits.

  • Hardware

Under the hood, the Oppo A16 Series smartphone features an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. This processor comes in pair with up to 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Oppo A16e 4G mobile gets up to 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. This Oppo phone also supports a storage expansion feature. The internal storage can further expand through a microSD card of up to 1TB.

Oppo A16e 4G runs on the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset
Oppo A16e 4G runs on the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset
  • Camera

As for the camera details for this Oppo Phone, the Oppo A16e features a single 13-megapixel camera sensor at the back, and this camera sensor comes with an f/2.2 lens. For selfies and video calls, the Oppo A16 series smartphone also gets a 5MP selfie camera sensor at the front and an f/2.4 aperture.



  • Connectivity

In terms of connectivity options, the Oppo A16e mobile includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Similarly, the Oppo A16 series mobile phone includes an accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and proximity sensor for onboard sensors.

  • Battery

The complete hardware on Oppo A16e will get its backup from a 4230mAh battery, and Oppo claims that this battery can offer a one-full day of battery life on a single charge. Additionally, this Oppo smartphone measures 164×75.4×7.8mm and weighs 175 grams. Let’s take a first look at the all-new Oppo A16e mobile phone.



Oppo A16e: First Look

As mentioned above, Oppo A16e is an entry-level budget 4G mobile phone in India. Being a budget phone, Oppo has priced this A16 series smartphone with a starting price of under Rs 10000 in India. Let’s check out the details about the in-box contents for the Oppo A16e. Also Read – Oppo A16K mobile with 3GB RAM, MediaTek chipset, a toned version of Oppo A16 launched in India

Oppo A16e 4G mobile phone our units, with capital A branding on the box
Our unit Oppo A16e 4G mobile phone with capital A branding on the box
  • Oppo A16e 4G mobile in-box content

Oppo A16e 4G mobile comes with a blue color box packaging, and the price details and other key highlight features are mentioned on the backside of the box. After opening the box, you will find a mobile unit, a sim ejector tool, a user manual, and other paperwork. The Oppo A16e box also contains a standard transparent TPU back case of good quality.




Furthermore, it also includes a USB data cable which is not a Type-C cable, unfortunately. Oppo A16 series smartphone comes with a standard 10W Oppo original charger. The build quality of this Oppo adapter is standard. With this Oppo charger, the Oppo A16 series smartphone will charge in around 2 hours. The Chinese smartphone brand, Oppo is not offering a fast charger as an entry-level budget 4G mobile phone with this Oppo A16e smartphone.

Oppo A16e gets a glossy back design and offers premium in-hand feel
Oppo A16e gets a glossy back design and offers premium in-hand feel
  • Oppo A16e 4G mobile glossy design

As for the design, the Oppo A16e 4G mobile comes with a glossy back design. With a glossy rear panel, the light reflection looks quite good on the all-new Oppo A16e. The back panel is prone to scratches. The overall design of this Oppo A16e is quite similar to Oppo A16k.

The waterdrop style notch looks aged, and Oppo could have added a punch-hole for the front camera on display. On the backside of the smartphone, a rectangular camera module with curved edges is placed in the top-left corner. The camera unit includes a 13MP single camera and an LED Flash and AI Camera branding. Oppo branding is also placed on the bottom right corner of the smartphone. Additionally, the right edge of the Oppo A16 series smartphone features a volume rocker and a power on/off button.




The top edge is empty, and there is no place for the secondary noise cancellation microphone. The device’s left edge features the SIM tray slot, which offers dual SIM plus MicroSD card support. While the bottom edge gets the headphone jack, a primary microphone, a USB slot for charging and data transfer and a speaker grille. With a lightweight and slim form factor, the Oppo A16e 4G mobile phone feels comfortable in the hands. Based on our experience, the in-hand feel of this smartphone is excellent.

Oppo A16e smartphone gets single 13MP AI powered rear camera unit
Oppo A16e smartphone gets single 13MP AI powered rear camera unit
  • HD+ display on Oppo 4G mobile

After switching on the smartphone, the device also gives excellent haptic feedback. The display on the Oppo A16e 4G mobile phone is a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display, and the entry-level budget smartphone also offers only HD+ (720P) screen resolution.




Talking about display colors, the colors on the Oppo A16e smartphone also appears to be excellent both indoors and outdoors. Since the device runs on Color OS, it gets a Realme like a user interface. However, the smartphone receives many junk apps like DailyHunt, Facebook, etc. Luckily, we can uninstall these apps to keep the storage free from junk.

  • 3GB RAM on Oppo A16e

Moreover, the Oppo A16 series smartphone does not offer any fingerprint scanner. However, the Oppo A16e smartphone does support the face unlock feature. The face unlock speed is quite average, considering the price point. Here, we have the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. Out of 32GB storage, we get about 15-16GB storage free. With insufficient storage space, the smartphone runs on Android 11 OS.




This Oppo A16e smartphone also packs a 4230mAh battery. Oppo claims that it can offer an all-day battery backup. However, based on our usage, the battery backup is average. For Rs 10000 price point, you can get other options from different brands, if you are look for a good battery backup smartphone.

Oppo A16e smartphone offers average camera quality considering other competitors
Oppo A16e smartphone offers average camera quality considering other competitors
  • Single camera on Oppo 4G mobile phone

Meanwhile, the camera performance of the Oppo A16e is average. With a single 13MP rear camera, the Oppo Phones offer good daylight photos. However, it lags in the night and low-light photography. Oppo offers multiple filters on the camera app on this Oppo A16 series mobile phone. Moreover, there is no portrait mode on the Oppo A16e smartphone, and colors are accurate in daylight photos on the A16e smartphone.



Final Verdict

Oppo A16e is an average entry-level smartphone, and we can find any unique feature on this smartphone. In terms of performance, this Oppo A16 series smartphone is average. This smartphone’s RAM and storage options are limited, and the application loading time is relatively high on this Oppo A16e smartphone. Multitasking is impossible as the smartphone starts to lag after opening 2-3 apps simultaneously.

Taking about the plus points, the display quality of the Oppo A16e 4G mobile phone is quite good. Plus, the lightweight design of the Oppo A16 series smartphone makes it a go-to device for phone lovers. This Oppo smartphone is suitable for older people and your parents. Please share your views and check our blog for the full detailed review of this Oppo A16e smartphone.

Written by Pulkit Sharma

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