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OPPO A57 Unboxing and First Impression

Last June, OPPO released the all-new OPPO A57 in the Philippines which promised to satisfy the productivity and entertainment needs of Filipinos.

OPPO A57 Unboxing and First Impression

Retailing for under Php10,000, the new A-Series smartphone comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ IPS display, 4GB of RAM plus 64GB of internal storage, dual-camera setup, 5,000mAh battery with a 33W Fast Charge, and runs on the Mediatek Helio G35 octa-core processor.

I was able to get my hands on one and I am very excited to share with you my unboxing experience as well as my initial impression. Let's start with the unboxing first.

Unboxing the OPPO A57

OPPO A57 Retail Box

The front portion of the packaging indicates the A-Series branding as well as the text OPPO A57, while the RAM plus the storage variant is at the upper left corner; while the brand details—model number, IMEI number, serial number, device variant, color, and the summary of the six important features of the OPPO A57, are imprinted on the back portion of the box.

OPPO A57 Key Features

You can also find the OPPO A57 imprinted on the left, while on the right indicates the lone OPPO logo. There is nothing to look at from the top and bottom portions.

Inside the Box and Accessories

OPPO A57 Unboxing

After opening the lid of the box, you will find the pack that contains the SIM card ejector tool, protective silicone case, quick guide, and safety guide with warranty card.

OPPO A57 What's Inside the Pack

Underneath the pack is the OPPO A57 smartphone wrapped in white matte plastic. Beneath is the 33W USB power adapter and USB type-C to USB-A charging cable. OPPO A57 does not come with headphones, however – you still have to provide your own.

OPPO A57 Accessories

After unboxing, let us now take a look at the physical overview and my first impression of this device.

Design and Walk Around

The OPPO A57 comes in two colors - Glowing Green and Glowing Black. The Glowing Black color found in my OPPO A57 uses the OPPO Glow Design that shimmers and glitters when light is reflected into it. I also like the matte texture because it protects the phone from scratches, and is less susceptible to fingerprint smudges.

OPPO A57 in Glowing Black

At the front is OPPO A57 equipped with a 6.56-inch HD+ (720 x 1612) IPS display. At the top, is a waterdrop design notch that houses the front-facing camera and the earpiece. Like most smartphones in this segment, the side bezels are relatively slim but with a pretty thick chin. Although no glass type protection is mentioned, my unit already has a pre-installed screen protector.

OPPO A57 Front Panel

Found at the back is a rectangular-shaped camera module that houses a dual-camera set-up along with a single flash. The two cameras are the 13MP main and 2MP depth.

OPPO A57 Camera Module

Found on the left side is the card tray with a 3-card slot for two Nano-SIM cards and a dedicated slot for a microSD card capable of up to 1TB of expandable storage, handy for users who want to further improve storage capacity. On the left and below the card tray, is your standard volume rocker.

OPPO A57 Left

The OPPO A57 features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the power button on the right side.

OPPO A57 Right

There is nothing on the top part of the frame. At the bottom, you can find the USB Type-C charging port, a single downward-firing speaker, a microphone, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

OPPO A57 Bottom

In addition to its design, the OPPO weighs 187g and has a thickness of 7.99mm. The straight middle frame also adds sophistication, comfort, and is easier to hold.


The OPPO A57 boasts a Mediatek Helio G35 (MT6765G) octa-core processor, PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging feature. It also comes with up to 4GB of RAM expansion.

OPPO A57 Gaming

For the OS, the OPPO A57 sports the ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12. The OPPO A57 also comes with dual-stereo speakers, Dirac 3.0, Ultra Volume Mode, and IP54 dust and water resistance.


As for the camera, the OPPO A57 boasts a dual-camera set-up—consisting of the 13MP F2.2 primary camera and a 2MP F2.4 depth camera. The front camera houses the lone 8MP F2.0 selfie camera.

OPPO A57 Rear Cameras

You may check out a few sample photos taken by the OPPO A57 below, while the full evaluation of the OPPO A57’s camera set-up will be available soon.

OPPO A57 Specifications

6.56-inch HD+ (1612 x 720) IPS display, 269ppi
MediaTek Helio G35 (MT6765G) processor, 12nm
PowerVR GE8320 GPU
64GB of internal storage (eMMC 5.1)
microSD up to 1TB (dedicated slot)
Dual-rear cameras (13MP F2.2 main + 2MP F2.4 depth)
8MP F2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano) / 4G LTE
WiFi / Bluetooth 5.3 / GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (side)
IP54 dust and water resistance
ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12)
5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
163.74 x 75.03 x 7.99mm (dimension)
187g (weight)
Colors: Glowing Green and Glowing Black

Price and Availability

The OPPO A57 retails for Php8,999 and you can purchase it nationwide in all OPPO Brand Stores, authorized dealers, and the OPPO flagship shop on Shopee.


OPPO A57 Full Review :NEXT

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