2018Q1 Budget Mid-Range Face-Off: OPPO A83 Vs Motorola Moto G5s

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Let the battle of the budget mid-range phones begin!

With the launch of the OPPO A83, the budget mid-range segment has been strengthened further with more competitors. Given its price range, the OPPO A83 offers the almost the same features as Motorola Moto G5s, for a thousand pesos cheaper. While both offer decent specs, which phone between the two offers the better bang-for-the-buck? Let’s take a quick look at their specs:

OPPO A83 Specs
  • 2.5GHz MediaTek MT6763 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Mali-G71 GPU
  • 5.7-inch HD+ IPS Display
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 4G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with LED flash
  • 8-megapixel f/2.2 front camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, Face Unlock
  • 3180mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.2

Motorola Moto G5s Specs
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display; 1080×1920 resolution, 424 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 32GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB)
  • 4G, LTE
  • Dual SIM (Hybrid)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3000mAh battery with support for fast charging
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

Internals: OPPO leads the way

While both have the same amount of RAM on board, the A83 uses a newer and faster Helio P23 processor that is manufactured using the 16nm process (compared to the Snapdragon 430’s 28nm process). With that, the A83 should be more power efficient at least on paper.

Display: Full HD or 18:9?

While the A83 offers a bigger and trendier 5.7-inch 18:9 display, the Moto G5s has a 5.2-inch Full HD display that has more Pixels Per Inch (PPI). In addition, the G5s has an upper hand with its Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Camera: Depends on your needs

Basing it on paper, the Moto G5s has a better rear camera with more megapixels, while the A83 has a better front camera with more megapixels. When it comes to image quality, it all boils down to how they process images, and we will be testing both phones in the coming days to see which one snaps better photos.

Battery: OPPO is more power-efficient on paper

Aside from having a slightly bigger battery, the A83’s newer processor should make it last longer than the Moto G5s, at least on paper. While we are still running battery benchmarks on the Moto G5s, the A83 got a score of nine and a half hours with PCMark’s battery benchmark test. However, the Moto G5s has a slight advantage over the A83 as it has support for quick charging.

Verdict: Almost even

Priced at $20 cheaper, the A83 is a better deal compared to the Motorola G5s ideally. However, the $20 difference on the G5s will give you fast charging, a smaller Full HD display, an aluminum rear shell, and a near-stock Android experience.

(unbox.ph, https://goo.gl/zCUnxw)

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