Oppo A79 Specs and Review

The Oppo A79 is another 18:9 aspect ratio mid-range smartphone from Oppo and it also comes with reduced bezels. For a smartphone of this category the Oppo A79 has a decent hardware and quality build. The device certainly occupies the top side of the mid-range smartphone category considering the contents of its spec sheet. Read on to find out what the Oppo A79 has to offer.

Oppo A79 Key Specs Features

  • 6.0-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels.
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6763T CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 16MP back camera and 16MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3,  000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

Oppo A79


Design and Display

Oppo smartphones to an extent are nice looking devices with solid ergonomics. The Oppo A79 smartphone has a 18:9 aspect ratio which as you know as a way giving a smartphone that premium build. The smartphone is also made out of metal and features reduced top and bottom bezels with no side bezels.

There’s a nice crisp display in the Oppo A79 smartphone as it features an AMOLED panel with a good enough resolution. The smartphone sports a massive 6.0-inch 2160 X 1080 pixels resolution display with a pixel density of 401ppi. If you have used an AMOLED screen you would have noticed the nice contrast with ample colour reproduction. In addition, to the fact that Oppo A79 features a FHD+ resolution panel makes the display quite an impressive one.

Battery and Camera

Most of the modern day smartphone features a battery capacity in the 3000-4000 mAh battery capacity. The Oppo A79 features a 3000 mAh non removable Li-Po battery, which on an average should be able to last close to a day on normal usage.

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This Oppo A79 is one of those smartphones that features the same camera pixel configuration on both the front and back. It comes with a 16MP rear camera with a F/1.8 aperture and a front facing 16MP camera with a F/2.0 aperture. This is good enough for a smartphone in this category and can definitely be used for your social media functions.

Hardware and Software

MediaTek is the go to processor maker for majority of smartphones in the low budget and midrange category. Same goes for the Oppo A79 has it comes with an Octa-core MediaTek MT6763T SoC clocking at a maximum of 2.5GHz.

In furtherance, the Oppo A79 has a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage expandable to 128GB with a MicroSD card. The large RAM size allows you to be able install more apps, open more tabs and navigate between apps with ease. That aside, the smartphone also runs the Android 7.0 Nougat straight out of the box.

Pricing and Availability

The Oppo A79 is widely available for a sale in major online stores and it’s price ranges from 80, 000 naira to 130, 000 naira depending on the deal and your location.

Oppo A79 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Oppo A79:

General Features

  • Platform: Color OS 3.2 (ANdroid 7.1.1 Nougat)
  • Processor: Octa-core 4x 2.5GHz ARM Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (MediaTek MT6763
  • GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP2
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Colours: Gold, Black, Blue
  • Dimension: 157.3 x 76 x 7.2 mm
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 6.0-inch,  AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
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  • Rear Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
  • Front Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz LTE : 1700 / 2100 MHz LTE-TDD : 1900 MHz (Band 39) LTE-TDD : 2300 MHz (Band 40) LTE-TDD : 2500 MHz (Band 41) LTE-TDD : 2600 MHz (Band 38)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 5.76/21 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 7 300/100 Mbps
  • WLAN: -Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE, EDR
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: DivX/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor:Yes
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  • Battery: Non removable 3, 00mAh Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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