While we love our smartphones down under, it's tough for those of us who want the most exciting, high-end models but can't afford the ludicrous price tag. With the cost of the iPhone X reaching an astonishing $1,829, it's no surprise that many Aussies are switching to more affordable handsets.
This is where OPPO comes in. The firm has just released the OPPO A73, which retails at a very affordable $359 from Optus, Vodafone, JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks. Despite its relatively low price tag, the phone has a lot of impressive features that many Australians will be excited to see.
One of the more unusual aspects of the smartphone is that its front camera is more powerful than its rear lens. Designed for selfies, the front camera boasts a 16MP resolution with an aperture of f/2.0 and a range of other elements, such as “facial feature optimisation” to improve self-portrait shots.
The small aperture of f/2.0 also adds to the phone's selfie-taking qualities, as it helps the front camera capture images better in low light. Then there's the “bokeh effect” that takes slightly out-of-focus photos to highlight the user's face. The rear camera is still high-quality, with a resolution of 13MP.
Meanwhile, the rest of the phone's specs are just as impressive for the relatively low price. The A73's six-inch HD screen boasts a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels, and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space, as well as a long-lasting 3200mAh battery.
Talking to PCWorld, Michael Tran – executive director at OPPO Australia – said: “We pride ourselves on offering Aussies fantastic value for money and exceptional user experiences, and the A73 is no exception. We’ve taken a number of the latest high-end features and packaged them into a stylish, affordable device we know Aussies will love and use.”
The phone has been available in black or gold from January 8th from the retailers listed above. It will also be coming to Woolworths and The Good Guys from February.