Oppo A18 4/128GB


  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Camera: 8MP + 2MP
  • Selfie: 5MP
  • Display: 6.56 inch, IPS LCD,90Hz
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6769 Helio G85 (12nm)
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Glowing Black, Glowing Blue
  • OS: Android 13, ColorOS 13.1
  • Warranty: 1 Year



Oppo A18 4/128GB

Processor Mediatek Helio P35
Storage 64GB, 128GB
Operating System Android 12, ColorOS 12.1
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, eSIM, dual stand-by)
Rear Cameras 50MP + 2MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Features Fast charging, Great camera, Network optimization
Display 6.56 inches, AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz
Weight 196 g
Connectivity GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
Battery 5000 mAh with 80W Fast charging  and 30W fast wireless charging

Oppo A18 Overview

The Oppo A18 is an upgrade from its predecessor the Oppo A16. The phone was released on 27 September 2023 and it has major upgrades. The main improvements are seen in the design and the incredible display of the Oppo phone. Coupled with the fact that it has a faster processor Mediatek Helio G85 makes this phone super fast and perfect for gaming. Let us review this phone and check if it is worth your money.

The Oppo A18 Build

  • Design: IPS LCD
  • Display: 6.56 inches
  • Color: Glowing Black, Glowing Blue


The Oppo A18 comes with an exceptional and sleek design. The phone is available in our Phone stores in Kenya in two color options, glowing black and glowing blue. One thing is for certain, the Oppo A18 is designed to grab your eye’s attention straight from the box. The Oppo A18 is slim and light. The phone weighs 188 g giving you a good distribution when you hold it in your hands.

On the back of the Oppo A18, you get a dual camera module that hosts an 8 MP wide lens and a 2MP depth lens that makes the phone stand out. On the sides of the Oppo A18, you get power buttons and the volume rockers. These are responsive when you want to adjust the audio settings in the Oppo A18 phone.

Oppo included IP54 splash and dust protection. This gives you peace of mind when the Oppo A18 is exposed to dust or water. Safe to say Oppo did an amazing job with the display of the Oppo A18 because it gives you a premium feel on your hands.

Display and Visual Experience

The front of the Oppo A18 is made up of a 6.56-inch IPS LCD display. Oppo ensured that the display has a 90 Hz refresh rate. You are going to enjoy a smooth scrolling on the Oppo A18 with the high refresh rate. The display of the Oppo A18 is curved with minimal bezels at the sides with a screen-to-body ratio of 84.2. Providing you with an immersive visual experience on the 6.56 inches.

The display of the Oppo A18 comes with a peak brightness of 720 nits. This gives you a bright, sharp, and responsive visual experience. Especially when you are scrolling on social media, or even browsing the internet. When it comes to security, you have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor with the Oppo A18. This enables you to primarily lock your phone. You can also choose to unlock it using the PIN code or facial recognition.

The Oppo A18 Cameras

  • Main Camera: 8 MP (wide) and 2 MP.
  • Front Camera: 5 MP (wide)
  • Video(Main/Front): 1080p@30fps

Main-lens camera system

At the back, you will find an 8 MP wide primary camera that captures decent photos, especially during the day or when the light conditions are good. The main camera offers an f/2.4 aperture and support for panorama shots. The depth 2MP camera lens comes with a focal point of 2.4 that supports the main camera. It should be noted that when the light conditions are low, you won’t be so happy with the images captured with the Oppo A18. For a smartphone that comes in this price range. Safe to say you are getting value for your money.

Front Camera Specifications

At the front, you will get a 5 MP wide sensor for capturing selfies. The front camera definitely provides you with selfie photos that have enough details. This camera is perfect for video calls with your friends. However, you will notice that the quality of the images produced is struggling a bit. Oppo ensured to include an LED flashlight that provides extra support in lighting when conditions aren’t that good.

The Oppo A18 Performance

  • Processor (CPU, GPU, RAM): Android 13, Mediatek Helio G85 (6 nm)
  • Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
  • OS: ColorOS 13.1
  • Connectivity (sim conf): Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band


Under the hood, the Oppo A18 is powered up by the Mediatek Helio G85 processor. This chipset provides you with a similar performance to a phone that has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset such as the Samsung Galaxy A05s that goes for Ksh. 25,000. This phone comes with 4 GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage. This chipset allows you to easily multitask on your phone.

You can also extend the internal storage of your phone with the slot microSDXC up to 1TB. This additional memory simply enhances the overall performance of your device. While providing you with ample space for your photos, apps, and videos. The Oppo A18 comes with Android 13, which has a layer of ColorOS 13.1. This provides you with a smooth software experience. Especially when you are installing and customizing the mobile applications.


The chipset also comes with an Octa-core high-performance Cortex A75. Running at 2.0GHz clock speed, with another set of octa-core power-efficient Cortex-A55. To complete this combo, the Oppo A18 comes with a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. One thing is for certain, the hardware combination of the Oppo A18 provides you with a great performance during gaming or multitasking. Though games won’t perform well, you will experience some lagging.

The Oppo A18 Battery

  • Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh

When it comes to battery, the Oppo A18 is powered by a 5,000 mAh non-removable battery. This battery should comfortably last you the whole day especially when you are not using the phone at the maximum refresh rate. Also, the processor has been designed to optimize the battery consumption.

The Oppo A18 Summary

The Oppo A18 is a great phone with a lot to offer. Here is a summary of its key features, benefits, and why it’s a perfect fit for the target audience:

Key features:

  • The Oppo A18 comes with slim bezels offering you an immersive viewing experience.
  • Oppo included IP54 splash and dust protection
  • Oppo A18 is made up of a 6.56-inch IPS LCD display
  • Oppo A18 is a sleek and stylish device
  • The Oppo A18 is powered up by the MediaTek MT6769 Helio G85


  • The Oppo A18 is capable of handling basic tasks with ease
  • The Oppo A18 is able to produce decent photos with good color reproduction.
  • Large battery capacity that can comfortably last you the whole day

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