Oppo A74

Oppo A74 Review, Pros and Cons – Oppo mid-range smartphones come with subtle features and great design, sometimes they are miss in the value section. But the Oppo A74  4G and the Oppo A74 5G hit the right spot. But the question remains which one has more value than the other since both phones were released at a reasonable price.

Both Oppo A74 5G and 4G smartphones come with similar designs and specifications. But there are few changes to the screen, chipset, rear camera, and fast charging. To learn more, let’s start with a detailed review of the Oppo A74.

Oppo A74 Review


  1. You will have a 6.43 inches AMOLED display panel in the 4G variant, while the Oppo A74 5G variant has a 6.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD panel.
  2. In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 480 chipset makes it to the A74 5G. The A74 4G equips the Snapdragon 662 chipset.
  3. Both phones get 48 MP as the main camera sensor and a 16 MP selfie camera is seen.
  4. As far as software layers are concerned, you are getting the latest Android 11 OS based on ColorOS 11.1 custom interface.
  5. The battery section is probably the only aspect where both the Oppo A74 5g and 4g phones are on the same level because of the 5000 mAh battery support.

Design and Display

Both the Oppo A74 smartphones consist of a slim built with a plastic casing design, but the impressive factor is the side edge, which is soft to the touch. Though, like most mid-range phones, it looks cheap. But, it doesn’t matter when you notice the new camera module that features a unique texture.

Also, the Oppo A74 4G and the Oppo A74 5G have a light layout, but you’ll notice smudges if you don’t prefer to wear covers because of the glossy appearance. But there’s no news about any gorilla glass protection or IP rating and what you can expect from a standard budget phone. You will get a side-mounted fingerprint reader on the A74 5G smartphone compared to the fingerprint reader on the A74 4G under the display.

However, the screen quality looks much more amazing than that shown on the spec sheet. Whether it’s the A74 4G’s 6.43 inches AMOLED panel or the 6.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD display panel, you’ll notice the top-notch quality in every frame. Also, the boon of a 90Hz refresh screen on the 5G variant is a good selling point.

Memory and Internal

The processing aspect of both models is almost similar in terms of performance cores, while the large offering of the 8nm Snapdragon 480 chipset offers 5G connectivity. On the other hand, you will have direct access to the 12nm Snapdragon 662 chipset. Visual rendering is fabulous and dedicated game space software further enhances gameplay.

In terms of software layers, ColorOS 11.1 UI provides a near-standard Android experience, although there are few unwanted bloatware apps in the ecosystem. Speaking of personalization features, you can decorate your home screen with widgets, themes, and apps. Also, both phones are equipped with the latest Android 11 OS.

You will have 128GB of