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It is said that the Oppo A83 is great for gaming while Xiaomi Redmi S2 is claimed to be a selfie-centric phone with a 16-megapixel front camera. Both are best in their own world but what is the difference and similarities between the two devices.

Oppo A83 and Xiaomi Redmi S2 differences

Oppo A83 pros over Xiaomi Redmi S2

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Comes with USB OTG
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery

Xiaomi Redmi S2 pros over Oppo A83

  • Larger screen 5.99-inch screen display
  • Dual camera 12MP + 5MP
  • 16-megapixel front camera, HDR. LED flash, AI
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9
  • Adreno 512

Oppo A83 and Xiaomi Redmi S2 similarities

  • 18:9 display (720 x 1440) IPS LCD

Looking through the spec sheet, Xiaomi Redmi S2 has the larger screen size with 5.99″ display, 18:9 aspect ratio, 720 x 1440 screen resolution and IPS LCD while Oppo A83 sports a 5.7″ 18:9 aspect ratio, 720 x 1440 screen resolution and IPS LCD display almost the same with Redmi S2.  Aside from being larger, Xiaomi Redmi S2 is heavier weighing 170g with dimension measuring 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm compared to Oppo A83 weighing 143g with dimension measuring 150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm.

Under the hood, Oppo A83 is superior with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with Mali-G71 MP2 GPU opposed with Xiaomi Redmi S2 that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with Adreno 512 running the top of the line Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 while the A83 runs Android 7.1 Nougat ColorOS 3.2.

The A83 offers more RAM and storage variants with 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage / 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage/ 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB storage compared with Xiaomi Redmi S2’s 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage / 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage.

For the camera department, Oppo A83 is equipped with 13MP, f/2.2 autofocus with LED flash while Xiaomi Redmi S2 has a dual camera lenses 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash. Going with the front camera, the Redmi S2 is far superior focusing on selfies having 16MP while Oppo A83 has 8MP.

Going to the battery life, Oppo A83 has the bigger battery capacity of 3180 mAh compared with Xiaomi Redmi S2’s 3080 mAh both are non-removable.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 is available in three color variants of Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver in a cheaper price of Php 7, 990 while Oppo A83 is available in two color variants of Black and Ruby Red for the price of Php 9,990.

Now that you’ve learned their differences and similarities, which do you think suits you best?

SPECSOppo A83Xiaomi Redmi S2
Display5.7″ 18:9 display (720 x 1440) IPS LCD5.99″ 18:9 display (720 x 1440) IPS LCD
Dimensions150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm, 143g160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm, 170g
ColorBlack, Ruby RedRose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 660Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPUMali-G71 MP2Adreno 512
Memory2GB of RAM, 16GB storage / 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage/ 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB storage4GB of RAM, 64GB storage / 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage
Main Camera13MP, f/2.2 autofocus, LED flash12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front camera8MP, f/2.216-megapixel front camera, HDR. LED flash, AI
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB 2.0, USB On-the-goWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB 2.0
OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat ColorOS 3.2Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery
Official PricePhp 9,990Php 7,990

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