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OPPO A78 5G - Smartphone Battery Performance

Updated: Jul 26, 2023



SMARTPHONE TIER: MID

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000

 

OPPO A78 5G - Offers a Long-Lasting Battery and a Reliable Performance




OPPO A78 5G Smartphone

Smartphone Battery Performance Overall

Score: 42//100


Ranking #84


Mid Tier Ranking: #17




 

All you need to know about the OPPO A78 5G smartphone.


Overview


The OPPO A78 is a Mid Tier smartphone priced between €200-€499. This 5G smartphone was launched in January 2023 and is well-built and affordable, although priced higher than other competitor devices within this category. The OPPO A78 is available in eye-catching shimmering colours of Glowing Purple, Blue and Black and has the feel of a more expensive smartphone than it actually is.


OPPO has made some compromises to keep the OPPO A78 relatively affordable. It has no stand-out features in design, although it has a larger LCD display that should allow for higher resolutions. The OPPO A78 has a resolution of only 1,612 × 720 pixels, which seems lacking in sharpness of image quality due to the lower pixel density display compared to similar smartphones. Also, with 5G connectivity becoming more readily available in smartphones, the OPPO A78 offers an affordable 5G smartphone within the OPPO range.


What's it like to Use?


A MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip runs the OPPO A78. It provides a good reliable overall smartphone performance compared to other Android Mid Tier smartphones. However, some have mentioned that the device gets slightly warm during gaming, but the OPPO A78 is responsive and more than capable of handling everyday tasks.


With a dual-camera setup, the OPPO A78 has a 50MP main camera to enable users to capture crystal-clear, high-resolution images, a 2MP self-portrait lens, and an 8MP front camera for high-quality portraits. To record even more visual details, the A78 5G’s 108MP Ultra-Clear Image uses software algorithms to increase the resolution of images to 108MP, providing an impressive level of clarity. The OPPO A78 also features smart imaging features like AI Portrait Retouching, AI Scene Enhancement, and Ultra Night Mode to help unleash user creativity.


The IP54 rating (which means 'Ingress Protection Code’, the smartphone's resistance to water and dust) of the OPPO A78 is lower than similar smartphones rated to more standard IP67/IP68. The Panda glass offers adequate display protection, and a 3.5mm Headphone Jack is included with stereo speakers.


How does it perform?


With an impressive 5,000mAh battery capacity and the battery efficiency of the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip, the OPPO A78 offers up to 53 hours in our battery performance testing, giving 2 days of good battery life on a single charge.


OPPO invented and introduced fast charging with VOOC, using this advanced technology to create incredibly efficient and fast-charging smartphones. This solution offers a significant competitive advantage when comparing charging times of similar smartphones within the Mid Tier. The OPPO A78 has 33W fast charging, and OPPO states that this device can charge from 15% to 100% in about 95 minutes.


The OPPO A78 is shipped with the ColorOS 13 operating system with Android 12. OPPO has also decided that the OPPO A78 will only receive security updates every quarter, rather than monthly, like other Android phones. OPPO promises two major operating system upgrades and three years of security updates for the OPPO A78.


Refresh rates of 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz are common on smartphones, though some can go up to 144Hz, 165Hz, or even 240Hz. The Mid Tier range of smartphones normally is between 60Hz to 90Hz range. OPPO has ensured a higher refresh rate of 90Hz for the OPPO A78, a pleasing bonus for better performance.


OPPO will only receive security updates every quarter, rather than monthly, like Android phones. OPPO promises two major operating system upgrades and three years of security updates for the given price range.


What's in the box?

  • Oppo A78 5G

  • 33W SuperVOOC charger

  • USB Type-C cable

  • SIM ejector tool

  • Smartphone case

  • Quick Guide

  • Safety Guide


A Quick Summary


This could be an ideal choice from the Mid Tier smartphone range for users looking for an affordable device with good battery life and overall performance with 5G connectivity.


Tough competition from other impressive smartphones less expensive than the OPPO A78 and offering better camera quality could also sway buyers' decisions. Also, more smartphones are predicted to be launched from major smartphone manufacturers for the remainder of 2023. Will the OPPO A78 still be an affordable Mid Tier 5G contender - we will have to wait and see.


Product - Good Points


The OPPO A78 has the following features:

  • Offers long-lasting battery life

  • Good overall user experience

  • Good 90Hz refresh display

  • IP54 rated for dust and water resistance

  • Fast-charging

  • Offers 5G connectivity for money


Product - Be Aware of Points


The OPPO A78 lacks in performance in the following ways:

  • Lacking camera set-up

  • Lower-than-expected resolution display

  • Security updates are only offered every quarter

  • More expensive priced

 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Performance Results


ViserMark brings you a Smartphone Performance Score based on different criteria and benchmarks for evaluating a smartphone's performance. Our tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer.


Using various testing criteria, including different user actions, from calls to social media and periods of standby times, ViserMark measures using real-life scenarios and live networks. All results are obtained and evaluated with calculations for smartphone Battery Life, Power Efficiency, Charging Time, Power Efficiency and Annual Energy Consumption.


ViserMark wants to help you find and compare the right smartphone, ensuring it fits your requirements and budget. Our smartphone battery performance reviews and helpful ratings have all the necessary battery information. Smartphone Performance Scores can also provide a reference point for performance benchmarks and smartphone comparisons.


The battery performance of the OPPO A78 is focused on critical areas and precise criteria. These results have been translated into various ViserMark Labels, and an overall Smartphone Performance Score is awarded.


OPPO A78 Battery Performance is translated into ViserMark Labels detailed here.


ViserMark Labels for the OPPO A78  5G
ViserMark Labels for the OPPO A78 5G

Our experts are asked to test more than 100 Smartphones every year. As an independent mobile phone testing environment, SmartViser measures key areas of user experience.

More details can be found on how we perform our smartphone testing here.

 

The OPPO A78 Battery Performance review by ViserMark is based on the smartphone battery performance results obtained during testing.


Reading this review, you can find a full breakdown of our battery performance results.


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:


Using repeatable and rigorous testing criteria, ViserMark measures battery performance using real-life scenarios and live networks.


The test results are collated with calculations from smartphone Battery Life and Power Efficiency results that total a score between 0 and 100. This is the number displayed on the Battery Performance ViserMark Label shown below.




ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Performance for OPPO A78 5G
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Performance for OPPO A78 5G

After testing, the OPPO A78 scored 42 out of 100 as a smartphone Battery Performance score. Being classified as a ViserMark Mid Tier (€200-€499) smartphone, we can see other comparable devices with similar Battery Performance Scores within this tier, as shown below.



A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Mid Tier
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Mid Tier


The Mid Tier range of smartphones is increasingly becoming very competitive. Compared to other smartphones within the Mid Tier, the OPPO A78 competed well against the Samsung Galaxy A34 and the Sony Xperia 10 IV for smartphone Battery Performance.


When looking at the smartphone Battery Performance scores in the Mid Tier, all three recently tested and comparative 2023 smartphones are currently positioned towards the lower half of the Smartphone Tier Ranking.


Released in 2020, the Samsung Galaxy M51 is the highest-performing smartphone, in the Mid Tier, with a smartphone Battery Performance Score of an impressive 62/100. Although very closely following is the OPPO A76, released in February 2022 with a smartphone Battery Performance Score of 61/100.


Let us discover if our battery performance testing results can show more key improvements. Other smartphone Battery Performance Scores can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Battery Life


Smartphone battery life performance can vary significantly depending on several factors, including device hardware, software optimisation, battery capacity, usage patterns, and individual settings.


When contemplating smartphone battery life, focus on these areas:

  • The battery capacity, usually measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), determines how much charge a battery can store.

  • The Battery Life ViserMark Label displays the "Days-of-Use" in both actual days and provides accurate information in hours. It reflects the usage of a smartphone from a full charge.


How long will the OPPO A78 battery last?


ViserMark understands that this is a key factor when considering any smartphone, and we are pleased to announce that the OPPO A78 delivered an excellent battery performance - with an amazing 2 days of use, translating into 53 hours between charges.


ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for OPPO A78 5G
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for OPPO A78 5G

The OPPO A78 has a battery capacity to 5000mAh. Offering great battery performance, it provides 2 days of daily usage and matches similar smartphones in the Mid Tier, as displayed in the chart below. Also, the OPPO A78 has Super Power Saving Mode and Super Night-time Standby Mode for even more battery efficiency.


A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for the Mid Tier
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for the Mid Tier

As you can see, with the introduction of hours added to the ViserMark Battery Life Label, it is even easier to see just how competitive the smartphones are regarding battery life performance. The chart above details that all three comparative smartphones achieved 2 days of use.


The OPPO A78 nudges slightly ahead of the Samsung Galaxy A34 and the Sony Xperia 10 IV for smartphone Battery Life ratings, despite all three smartphones having the same 5000mAh battery capacity.


The new OPPO A78 uses the Dimensity 700 chipset to support 5G connectivity, whereby the older OPPO A76 released in 2022 uses the older MediaTek Helio G35 chipset. Interestingly, from a fully charged battery, the OPPO A76 smartphone provided between 2.5 days of battery life when used for general daily usage, slightly more than the latest OPPO A78.


Other smartphone Battery Life results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Power Efficiency


Smartphone Power Efficiency is crucial for smartphone users as it directly impacts battery life and overall device usage. It refers to the ability of a smartphone to maximise its performance while minimising power consumption.


Calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity and expressed in "Leaves", it reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power efficient.



ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for OPPO A78 5G
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for OPPO A78 5G

How power efficient is the OPPO A78?


The OPPO A78 was awarded 1.5 out of 5 as a smartphone battery efficiency score. This shows more power efficiency than the Samsung Galaxy A34 and the Sony Xperia 10 IV, as shown in the chart below.


A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings in the Mid Tier
A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings in the Mid Tier

All smartphone chipsets are designed to deliver high performance while consuming minimal power to optimise system resources for improved efficiency. Manufacturers are continuously making minor improvements to balance smartphone performance and energy efficiency. These include the management of background processes and improved app organisation, which enhance resource allocation so power consumption can be minimised.


Other smartphone Battery Efficiency results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Annual Energy Consumption


ViserMark is pleased to offer a new label providing a smartphone's Annual Energy Consumption. The calculation is typically based on several factors, including the smartphone model, battery capacity, usage patterns, and charging habits. Although challenging, specific testing criteria are measured using real-life scenarios and live networks to reflect usage accurately.



How much energy does the OPPO A78 use?


The ViserMark calculations show the OPPO A78 would use 3 kWh per Annum.



ViserMark label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for OPPO A78  5G
ViserMark label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for OPPO A78 5G

Once again, the chart shows that the OPPO A78 uses the least energy compared to the Annual Energy Consumption. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy A34 and Sony Xperia 10 IV are calculated to use slightly more.


A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption in the Mid Tier
A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption in the Mid Tier

Daily activities greatly influence energy consumption. For instance, frequent use of power-intensive apps, heavy gaming, or prolonged video streaming can drain the battery faster, resulting in higher energy consumption. Conversely, conservative usage and enabling power-saving features can reduce energy consumption. ViserMark's battery performance testing protocol ensures end-users can see an objective benchmark across all smartphones' expected annual electricity consumption.


Other smartphones' Annual Energy Consumption results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Should I buy it?


The OPPO A78 has the look and feel of more than a Mid Tier smartphone. From a user's perspective, it delivers reliable and smooth performance from an impressive 5000mAh battery capacity.


Among Mid Tier smartphones, it does offer 5G connectivity, and excellent battery life, all at an affordable price, although having a higher price tag than others. However, there must be compromises; if a lower resolution and a lacking camera setup are not seen as essential, then the OPPO A78 could be a 5G contender.

 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date January 2023

Display

6.56 inches, with a resolution of 720 x 1612 pixels

Processor

Android 12, ColorOS 13 Mediatek MT6833 Dimensity 700

Memory

128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

Protection

Panda glass with IP54 rating, dust and splash resistant

Main Camera

​50 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide),

5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Video: 1080p@30fps

Front Camera

8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), and Video 1080p@30fps

Battery

5000 mAh, non-removable

33W wired

Communications/Audio

Stereo Speakers: Yes. Headphone Jack: Yes. NFC: Yes. Radio: No

Dimensions and Weight

163.8 x 75.1 x 8 mm and 188g

Colours Available

Glowing Black, Glowing Purple, Glowing Blue

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the OPPO A78 5G support 5G?

A: Yes, it does

Q: Does the OPPO A78 5G have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the OPPO A78 5G support wireless charging?

Q: Does the OPPO A78 5G have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage and RAM variants is the OPPO A78 5G available?

Q: Does the OPPO A78 5G have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the OPPO A78 5G have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the OPPO A78 5G VoLTE enabled?

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer. The automation on devices includes a variety of user actions, from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 
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Background


OPPO is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong. It is part of and owned by BBK Electronics, the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.




 

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