Technology & Online

Oppo Mobile Phones

Technology & Online

Posted by: clareok

2nd Oct 2022 07:49am

Currently own an Oppo & am looking to upgrade, does anyone have any recommendations for under $400?

Comments 2

  • 18th Apr 2023 02:49pm

They are OK but no system updates for a year. Price was good at The good guys about $350 I think. Sync died by it's self on 1 app. A friend fixed it.

  • 28th Nov 2022 11:33pm

I've had a few phones in my life from HTC to Google Nexus 5X to Realme 6 pro and currently an Oppo Find 5x Lite. All the phones pre my Oppo, were under $500 on sale. However, all except the HTC have actually lasted it's lifespan.

This is because the Google Nexus 5x had a bootloop issue within a year of owning, Realme 6 Pro had a screen lift issue (presumably battery bulging due to overheating).

Back on topic, I can't really recommend an upgrade as I have no idea what Oppo you are currently using. But I'd say all this aside, I'd advise waiting for a $500 phone to go on sale and buying it when it's under $400 (A good sale will get a $500 for under $400). That said, when choosing a phone, it's a gamble in the sense I've rarely found a phone that doesn't have some underlying issue. I'm not sure if it's because I've always owned phones under $500 and they are rushed and cheap for a reason, hence the issues or not.

But here is how I choose phones with four basic criteria:

1. Has the brand had known issues before that I've experience or many others have?
2. What price am I willing to spend?
3. What specs do I absolutely require? (Anything above my requirements is a bonus)
4. Can I deal with the ROM (ROM's can be changed if you know what you are doing).

Once you've figured all that out, wait for a sale, buy the best phone you can and hope for the best.

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