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OPPO A37 Hands on and First Impressions

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We are just a few days away for Oppo’s much awaited announcement of the Oppo F1s. But while waiting for this phone to come out, Oppo Philippines sent us the affordable OPPO A37 for review. The OPPO A37 became available at stores last month and it is positioned as the most affordable selfie expert for only P8,999. Here’s our 24-hour hands on experience.

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OPPO A37:

  • 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • Adreno 306 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,630 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
  • Price: P8,999
  • Status: Available at Oppo stores and retailers

OPPO has been getting so much inspiration from Apple when it comes to design. From the OPPO F1 and the F1 Plus, the OPPO A37 does also share some design cues from the Apple iPhone. For us, everybody loves the iPhone’s sexy design but its darn expensive and OPPO is the best alternative if you really love the look. No wonder why Oppo has been climbing up the ladder when it comes to global smartphone sales.

Buttons and ports check:

  • Top – 3.5mm headset
  • Button – USB charging port, speaker grill and microphone
  • Left – volume rockers
  • Right – power button
  • Back – 8 megapixel camera with flash
  • Front – 5 megapixel camera, sensor, three capacitive buttons, 5-inch display

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Overall build quality has been very solid. One thing we really admire with OPPO is you know the phone is well build. The A37 is also thin and light despite having a metal chassis. We showed the OPPO A37 to some of our friends who are girls they suddenly fell in love with the camera and the design. We will be using the OPPO A37 as our daily driver for two weeks. Our focus on the review are those cameras and its overall performance. Stay tuned!