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Must Know! 5 Improvements That the OPPO A16 Smartphone Brings

Jakarta, Gizmology – Without a bombastic launch event, OPPO Indonesia decided to update its entry-class smartphone series to replace the late 2020 release device. Still carrying the DNA that was passed down from the flagship, OPPO A16 comes with a design excellence. Without compromising the performance and quality of performance, of course.

OPPO’s journey in developing its own entry-level line is very visible, especially on devices that have been present since last year. From the OPPO A15 for example, consumers can already feel how to have a smartphone that has a cool design, without having to spend too much. Light weight, thin to the current camera design. Plus color options that are no less premium.

Read also: OPPO A16 Inaugurated, Looks More Stylish with a Big Battery

Close to launch OPPO Reno6, OPPO A16 has also officially started to be sold in the country. Price? IDR 1.999 million, and can be purchased through various offline and online channels. On well-known e-commerce sites, OPPO Stores to retail stores and OPPO after-sales services spread throughout Indonesia.

Have a price tag slightly more expensive than OPPO A15, what are the new and improved features of OPPO A16? Here are 5 interesting points that Gizmo friends need to know.

OPPO A16 Design is More Stylish

If the previous series has looked cool, of course the latest series must surpass the old series. In this case, the OPPO A16 looks shiny with new color options, and at the same time it looks cleaner and more modern. Comes in Space Silver & Crystal Black options, the matte finish on the back makes it dirt-free and scratch-resistant.

The design of the camera module has also been changed, with three camera sensors aligned like the OPPO Reno series. Looks cleaner? Yes, because the fingerprint sensor is now moved to the side, integrated with the power button. In addition to making the rear body look charming, opening the smartphone screen feels more natural after pressing the lock button.

With three-dimensional curves on the left & right, the OPPO A16 has a thickness of 8.4mm and weighs 190 grams. Yes, it’s a little thicker and heavier than the OPPO A15, but for very good reasons.

Big Battery 5,000 mAh


If the OPPO A15 is already quite economical even though the battery is standard size, then in the OPPO A16, the duration of use is increased quite a lot longer. The capacity now reaches 5,000 mAh, suitable for accompanying users who are more intense in using smartphones during the pandemic.

OPPO itself claims that the large battery on the OPPO A16 can be used to watch videos on YouTube all day long, up to 21 hours. And if the battery is only 5% left, no need to worry. There is a Super Power Saving Mode that can be activated, to make phone calls up to almost 2 hours.

When it’s late at night, you also don’t need to be afraid of running out of battery in the morning even though the battery is running low. Super Nighttime Standby mode automatically allocates apps and processors, so it only consumes around 1.2% overnight.

More Modern USB-C Connector


Yes, finally the affordable OPPO smartphone released in mid-2021 is already using modern connectivity modes. If the previous generation still uses micro-USB, this time the A16 already uses the USB-C interface. Both support USB on-the-go mode.

The use of a USB-C port makes consumers do not need to carry two cables when they have a more premium series such as OPPO Find X3 Pro 5G. Combined with AI technology, charging through this port overnight will also stay safe and cool, thanks to the overcharge-free AI Optimized Night Charging feature.

Faster Performance

The OPPO A16 is now equipped with the Helio G35 12nm chipset from MediaTek. This chip is designed for entry-level gaming capabilities, with a max 2.3GHz Cortex-A53 octa-core CPU and PowerVR GE8320 680MHz GPU. On paper, it’s actually identical to the A15’s Helio P35.

However, there are several factors that make this latest OPPO smartphone faster. A newer release, Helio G35 has HyperEngine technology, intelligently allocates CPU & GPU power to provide better performance & visuals. Plus, the ability to transition between Wi-Fi & 4G LTE connectivity is shorter, for smooth online gaming.

Already Running ColorOS 11.1


The name is also a new release, it’s only natural that the interface and the Android version are also improved. OPPO A16 already runs ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11, aka it has been made the same as OPPO Reno6. Of course, it will be more feature-rich, complete with performance optimization.

The existence of features such as Game Assistant and System Booster is claimed to reduce lag by up to 18%. And other features such as Flex Drop to run other applications in a small window, and Black Screen Mode to turn off the screen while still playing videos from YouTube and other streaming platforms.


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