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Oppo A16 - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Oct 12


SMARTPHONE TIER: ENTRY

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000

 

Bigger screen, Bigger Battery - Better than its predecessor?Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 39/100


Overall Battery Performance Score: Ranking #84

Entry Tier Ranking: Ranking #8


 

We have listed what you need to know about the Oppo A16


The Oppo A16 has been equipped with a large 5000 mAh battery, which makes it capable of having 2 days of battery life, as shown in our testing results. This is an upgrade from the Oppo A15 that only had a battery capacity of 4230 mAh.


Despite weighing 15 grams more than the Oppo A15, it has a USB Type-C port and is now compatible with Wi-Fi 5 wireless networks. It also comes with an improved Selfie camera that

is 8MP rather than the 5MP found in the Oppo A15, with a better display.


Read our review and see our full test results, translated into ViserMark Labels designed to help you make an informed decision when selecting a smartphone.

 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score and Battery Performance Results

















Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 39/100


The Oppo A16 joins the Entry Tier (€0-€199) of budget smartphones and now takes over from its predecessor the Oppo A15, which was released over 10 months ago.


This smartphone faces tough competition within this Entry Tier, especially from the Nokia G21 which managed to achieve a 1-point advantage in overall battery performance reaching a score of 40/100.



Welcome to the Entry Tier Ranking Table


Within the Entry Tier Ranking table, (smartphones classified in a price range from €0-€199) the Oppo A16 joins other budget smartphones that have gained some impressive scores when tested by our experts in the SmartViser team for battery performance.


From the chart shown below, you can see the nearest primary challengers, to the Oppo A16, are the Nokia G21 and Ulefone Note 11 Pro, both obtaining similar battery performance scores when reviewed in our labs during 2021/2022.




From our battery performance testing, we have compiled all our testing results and scores during 2021-2022. These can be seen here in our Smartphone Ranking 2021/2022 table.



 

Battery Performance Testing and Review - Sept 2022

 

Product - Good Points


The Oppo A16 has the following features:


It offers:

  • long-lasting battery

  • big screen

  • AI triple camera

  • extras include a 3.5mm jack and FM radio

Product - Be Aware of Points


The Oppo A16 lacks in performance in the following ways:

  • max connectivity is 4G

  • can be slow charging

  • no NFC

  • average image and video quality



 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date: 17th July 2022

Display

6.52 inches 720 x 1600 px

Processor

OS - Android 11, ColorOS 11.1 Chipset - Android 11, ColorOS 11.1 CPU - Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

Memory

32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM

Fresh Rate

60Hz Touch Sampling Rate

Main Camera

​Triple Camera 13MP - Video 1080p@30fps

Front Camera

8MP - Video 1080p@30fps

Battery

5000 mAh

Audio and Comms

Loudspeakers, 3.5mm Jack, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, USB - NO NFC

Dimensions and Weight

163.8 x 75.6 x 8.4mm and 190g

Colours Available

Pearl Blue, Space Silver and Crystal Black

 

Let’s have a look at the Oppo A16 Battery Performance Testing Results in more detail.


Overall Battery Performance Results


With an average price, of around 160.00 EURO the Oppo A16 achieved a good score during our testing, although it is unable to match the Realme 7i and Wiko Power U20. Both these smartphones have a larger battery capacity of 6000 mAh, which enables these phones to have 2.5 days of battery life usage.


With a 5000 mAh battery capacity, the Oppo A16 it matches that of the Nokia G21, however, this smartphone gained an additional 1-point of 40/100 as a result of demonstrating a faster charging time.


In our testing, the Oppo A16 achieved the following test results:


Battery Performance Score – 39 out of 100



The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.




With a score of 39 awarded, the Oppo A16 was placed in 84th place within our database of all battery performance testing scores. Therefore, it is positioned towards the bottom of the overall rankings for battery performance.


Full details of our testing results database can be viewed in the ViserMark Smartphone Ranking 2021/22 table.


The Average Battery Performance Score of an Entry Tier smartphone is 36.9, so the Oppo A16 showed a very slight improvement on the average battery performance when tested in our labs.


More battery performance testing results from our Entry Tier smartphone database can be viewed, following this link:


 

Battery Life - 2 Days of Use


BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use


Based on the ViserMark test protocol, the Oppo A16 achieved a score of 2 Days.




The Average Day of Use score of an Entry Tier smartphone is 2.2 Day of Use which places the Oppo A16 respectably alongside that of the Nokia G21 and interestingly the Oppo A15.

As shown on the chart below:



When comparing the official specifications for both the Oppo A16 and Nokia G21, there are very few comparisons between their weight, thickness and width. However, both are not splashproof and dustproof, like other smartphones placed in the Entry Tier.


Having a screen size of 6.52", the Oppo A16 is a fraction larger than the 6.5" of the Nokia G21. Also, the Nokia G21 has a refresh rate of 90Hz, unlike the Oppo A16 with only 60Hz.

Our testing environment ensures the following:

  • Based on real smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to Power Off​

  • The protocol includes common daily life activities, for instance: Calls, Web, Video and Music streaming, Gaming, Social networks, Picture & Video capture, standby​

  • Performed under strictly controlled test conditions​

  • All activities are executed in a defined order and timeline

Overall, the Oppo A16 with a 5000 mAh battery capacity, did achieve an impressive battery life performance. This reached a top-half ranking of #45 for overall Days of Usage in our database of testing results.


More Battery Life testing results from our 2021-2022 database can be viewed, follow this link.

 

CHARGING TIME – 3 Hours and 07 Minutes



CHARGING TIME - Hours and Minutes


The charging time to 100% was 3 hours and 07 minutes to a full charge.




The Average Charging Time for an Entry Tier smartphone is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

The Oppo A16 took over 3 hours to fully charge, joining the Realme 7i and Motorola Moto E40 for charging times.


Although slightly disappointing, the Oppo A16 is significantly slower than its predecessor the Oppo A15, which has an impressive 2 hours and 30 minutes charging time. This smartphone is the one that has the fastest charging time from our testing results database within the Entry Tier.




Both smartphones are unable to support wireless charging such as Qi, although the Nokia G21 does support fast charging


To find out the quickest smartphone charging times during 2021-2022, follow this link.



 

POWER EFFICIENCY – 1 Leaf from a 5 Leaf Rating


There are several power-efficient processors, within today's smartphones, that can cope with the growing number of new applications and can support

high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.


Power Efficiency is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves", reflecting a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power-efficient.


The Average Power Efficiency for an Entry Tier smartphone has a rating of 1.8 Leaf.

A Power Efficiency Score of 1.0 was given to the Oppo A16, therefore falling short of this battery performance level.


From the table shown below, we have the Power Efficiency results shown for the closest challengers of the Oppo A16 within the Entry Tier. You will notice that the Nokia G21 can compete well with the Oppo A16 which also has a similar battery capacity of 5000 mAh.




Once again the Oppo A16 was unable to challenge the top positions taken by Realme 7i and Wiko Power U20, both gained 2.5 as a rating for power efficiency within the Entry Tier.


See more smartphone Power Efficiency ratings from our testing database, follow this link.


 

Should I buy it?


As a budget smartphone, the Oppo A16 is newer than the Oppo A15 and therefore offers a good upgrade alternative, with many enhanced features such as screen size, display, battery performance and connectivity.


It is light to carry and offers a good user experience, due to improvements in resolution for easier viewing. With a triple camera, there are additional features, including digital zoom. Also, the front camera is ideal for selfies and if required for video calls.


Being powered with Octa-core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) MediaTek Helio G35 processor, you will be able to multitask easily and the 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB offers plenty of internal storage.


This smartphone offers basic functionality and performs well, especially due to its enhanced battery capacity. However, other smartphones like the Realme 7i and Nokia G10 may be considered alternatives for better delivery.


 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Oppo A16 support 5G?

A: No, it does not

Q: Does the Oppo A16 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Oppo A16 support wireless charging?

Q: Does the Oppo A16 have Dual SIM capabilities?

Q: Does the Oppo A16 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Oppo A16 have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the Oppo A16 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 test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 
 

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Background


OPPO is part of and owned by, BBK Electronics, a major Chinese consumer electronics firm. Launched by CEO Cheng Mingyong in 2004, OPPO became China's largest smartphone manufacturer in a mere 12 years. By 2016, the brand could be found everywhere, with OPPO phones being sold in over 200,000 retail outlets across the nation.


 

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