With a starting price of $198, Oppo A76 caters to the budget mid-range segment. It’s an average phone, with its strength being its design. However, at this price, multiple phones provide a better overall package. The phone is sturdy, and its plastic back panel has a smooth matte finish featuring Oppo Glow Technology. This means that the panel will shine and have a color-changing effect when you look at it from different angles and in different lighting conditions. It comes in Glowing Black and Glowing Blue. The latter one, in specific, looks distinctly amazing.
Another great thing about the back panel is that it does a job resisting dust and fingerprints. Do note that there’s no official IP rating and the back panel is slippery. Therefore, it’s better to use a protective case. With dimensions of 6.47 by 2.98 by 0.33 inches and a weight of 189 grams, it’s safe to say that the phone is slim and easy to handle. The phone has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with support for 33W fast charging. On average use, Oppo A76 can last for more than a day. This is close to what good competing phones offer. Where it majorly falls behind the competition is the phone’s display quality.
The phone has a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate, 83.1% screen-to-body ratio, and 269 PPI density. While the display quality is okay on its own, it’s not when you look at other phones in this price range. If not the AMOLED screen, at the very least, the company should have ensured FHD+ resolution. Furthermore, Oppo A76 misses out on stereo speakers. On the bright side, the phone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G delivers average performance, at best. As evident from the name itself, the device only supports connections up to 4G and not 5G.
For your gaming needs, the phone has the Adreno 610 GPU. The ColorOS 11.1 delivers an enjoyable software experience, but it’s disappointing to see the phone running Android 11 out of the box. Also, you will have to deal with bloatware. As expected, the phone’s overall camera performance is good in well-lit environments, but not in low-lighting conditions. On the back, Oppo A76 has a 13 MP wide-angle and 2 MP depth sensor camera. On flipping the phone, you will find an 8 MP wide-angle selfie camera as well. Video recording is limited to 1080p@30fps. The device’s camera features include LED flash, HDR, and panorama.
On the subject of sensors, the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, and compass. The device supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. The lack of NFC support is certainly shocking. On a positive note, Oppo A76 has a triple card slot that can support a memory card besides two Nano-SIM cards. It should be mentioned here that the phone has two variants and both have 128 GB of internal storage but differ in terms of RAM offered (4 GB/6 GB).