OPPO A78 5G Review in 10 Points


With a rectangular, boxy construction and a polycarbonate build, the OPPO A78 isn't too different from a sea of similar-looking handsets present in this segment. Finally, two circular rings jut from the blue matte-finish exterior for the dual-camera setup. For its part, the OPPO A78 is light and sturdily built.


There's a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate on the OPPO A78. The panel is surrounded by chunky bezels, especially on the bottom and the selfie shooter is housed in a dated water drop notch. The display does get plenty bright and has decent viewing angles.

Rear Camera

The OPPO A78 5G gets a 50MP primary shooter and a 2MP depth camera. Photos clicked in daylight are reasonably detailed. There's also a decent amount of dynamic range and exposure is metered. Low-light images are not great with detail levels coming across as soft in most conditions. The dedicated night mode is of little help in this regard.

Front Camera

The 16MP selfie camera uses the standard facial overprocessing chops that a lot of devices in the segment are guilty of.


OPPO has equipped the A78 with MediaTek's Dimensity 700 SoC. Apart from that the A78 also has up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Normal processing needs can be easily fulfilled without a hassle.


The OPPO A78 has the Android 13-based ColorOS 13 UI which we found to be quite refined as compared to other Chinese OEM skins. However, the familiar issue of bloatware is still omnipresent with the device.


The battery capacity on the OPPO A78 is a 5,000mAh cell. For everyday usage, the OPPO A78 can last for more than a day and even two with some light usage.

Charging Speed

The device takes about 90 minutes or so to completely juice up from 0 to 100 percent as it supports 33W charging.

Extra Features


Dual Speaker Setup -> Physical Fingerprint sensor that doubles as power button -> Supports six 5G bands

Final Verdict

A cursory glance at its specs versus its price isn't doing the OPPO A78 too many favours. Improvements are definitely needed with the phone's overall display and camera capabilities. However, it does get a few of the basics right as far as the standard budget experience goes. This includes solid build quality, decent performance, and lasting battery life.

Editors rating: 3/5 Cons

> Camera's could be better

> Waterdrop notch feels dated > Bloatware > Solid Build > Decent Performance > Long Battery Life Pros