The Oppo A53 5G is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 720 chipset, which brings that sweet 5G support, but also provides a general performance boost compared to the measly Snapdragon 460 inside both the A53 and the A53s. The 5G model comes with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage.
Its screen is a 6.5″ 1080×2400 LCD, higher-res than the panels in the non-5G A53/A53s. It has 90 Hz refresh rate and 120 Hz touch sampling rate, full sRGB coverage, and 480-nit typical brightness.
On the rear there’s a 16 MP f/2.2 main camera, a 2 MP f/2.4 macro snapper, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The main shooter’s resolution is another upgrade. The selfie camera is 8 MP f/2.0.
Weirdly enough the battery capacity is a downgrade from the other A53 models, standing at just 4,040 mAh (compared to 5,000 mAh). Charging is 10W. The phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor (embedded in the power button), as well as dual-SIM support. It runs Android 10 with ColorOS 7.2 on top. It measures 162.2 x 75 x 7.9 mm, and weighs 175g.
It is priced from CNY 1,299, which at the current exchange rates means about $198 or €162. Don’t worry, though – if it ever launches outside of China, those prices will definitely grow, as they always do when smartphones make the journey from China to anywhere else.