Oppo A57, the ‘Unstoppable Selfie’ smartphone, to launch in Kenya

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OPPO A57 is set to arrive in Kenya this April. Well, April is here and so is A57.

The handset was officially announced in November 2016 in China but is yet to arrive in the country.

The handset is camera-focused. This is definitely strategic since a majority of smartphone users have embraced the selfie trend.

OPPO has been using the ‘Unstoppable Selfie’ tagline to market this handset since it was launched. The company is known to use catchy taglines as was the case with F1 which was dubbed the ‘Selfie Expert’.

OPPO first entered into the Kenyan smartphone market in 2016. One of its best handsets has to be the Oppo FI which can rightfully boast trendsetter rights among other OPPO handsets. The handset came with innovative camera technology that helped capture beautiful images.

Back to A57, the handset continues the selfie tradition as it comes with an impressive 16MP front-facing camera and OPPO says it takes gorgeous selfies effortlessly.

Wondering why OPPO would choose to use ‘Unstoppable Selfie’ as a tagline? Time to find out:

Key specs of OPPO A57:

Feature Specification(s)
Display5.2-inch IPS LCD

720×1280 pixels

Platform Android v6.0 Marshmallow

Octa-core 1.4GHz Cortez-A53

Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435

Memory3GB RAM

32GB ROM, expandable by up to 256GB

Camera16MP Front

13MP rear

Battery2,900mAh non-removable battery
Sensors Fingerprint sensor
ColorsGold, Rose Gold
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, MicroUSB v.2.0
Dimensions 149.1 x 72.9 x 7.7 mm


SIM slotsDual SIM
PriceKsh. 24,000


The front facing camera comes with a Beautify 4.0 mode that is designed to help you capture gorgeous shots with natural-looking color tones. This feature promises decent shots even in low light conditions. This is definitely subject to confirmation since most mid-range handsets are yet to deliver on this promise.

The camera also comes with the bokeh effect that promises to give your selfies an effortless distinction.

The giant Chinese manufacturer decided to dress A57 with a uni-body design. The result is a beautifully crafted handset. No compromise was made on the design. The handset features curved edges and a sleek finish. The home button doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

The 3GB RAM is okay. This means smooth performance and multitasking. You can run several applications simultaneously. We can only hope that switching from the various applications is as smooth.

OPPO has, however, cut some corners. The 2,900mAh battery capacity is a bit disappointing. OPPO F1 was powered by 2,500mAh non-removable battery; hence, expectations were a bit high for its next handset. A 3,500mAh battery capacity would have been much welcome. We can also hope that the price will fall below the indicated range.

It would be imprudent to comment on the performance without using the handset but a 1.4GHz Octa-core processor sounds like a winner. It does look like the company did not compromise on performance and style and this is definitely plus.

Looking at all specs, OPPO A57 is a handset that has been exclusively designed for selfie lovers. The camera is, perhaps, its top selling point. The other features are average but since this a midrange handset, it makes sense that it comes with the mentioned specifications.

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