OPPO A60 Review: Decent But Durable

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OPPO has just expanded its affordable A series family by introducing the OPPO A60 in the Philippines. The new A series member boasts an MIL-STD 810H certification that ensures that it will endure accidental drops and falls as well as a Splash Touch Feature that allows you to use the device even when the screen is wet. 

OPPO A60 Full Review rear panel

While that’s all good on paper, there’s more to the device than these durability features. How does it fare in the real world? Thankfully, we were given the opportunity to experience the OPPO A60 for ourselves. 

We’ve had the device with us for a while now and here’s our experience with using the A60 as a daily driver. 

OPPO A60 – Full Specifications

Display6.67-inch HD+ LCD90Hz refresh rate
ProcessorSnapdragon 680
RAM8GB
Storage128/256GB
Rear Camera50MP (f/1.8)
2MP portrait (f/2.4)
Front Camera8MP (f/2.0)
Battery5000mAh
45W SUPERVOOC Flash Charge
OSColorOS 14.0.1 (Android 14)
ColorsMidnight PurpleRipple Blue 

OPPO A60 – Design and Build

The OPPO A60 is built around a 6.67-inch 90Hz HD+ LCD display with a thicker bezel at the bottom. 

OPPO A60 Full Review display

Around the back is a plastic panel with an oval island in the upper right corner with two circles for the cameras. The device comes in two colors – Midnight Purple and Ripple Blue. We received the Ripple Blue colorway and it uses a Magnetic Particle Design that mimics the waves of the blue sea. 

OPPO A60 Full Review Ripple Blue

This specific colorway is quite unique and is very eye-catching. I sometimes caught myself just watching the glittery back seemingly move like the waves as I tilted the device.

OPPO A60 Full Review buttons

As a device in the more budget-friendly range, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the power button on the right of the device under the volume buttons. Meanwhile, the SIM tray can be found on the left side. 

It has a typical size in 2024 and I found the power button quite easy to reach with my pretty average-sized hands. However, I would’ve preferred the volume buttons on the opposite side because adjusting the volume, specifically increasing it required a bit of adjustment when handling with one hand. 

OPPO A60 Full Review bottom ports

On the bottom of the OPPO A60 are its USB-C port flanked by the speaker grille on the right and the mic and 3.5mm headphone jack on the left.

OPPO A60 Full Review case

This may not be quite unique in itself, but the device comes with a silicone case that covers the 3.5mm headphone jack and charging port. This, I assume is to further reinforce its MIL-STD 810H certification and its IP54 rating. It’s something I haven’t seen in the silicone cases that come with smartphones and I appreciate its design.  

OPPO A60 – Performance

The 90Hz HD+ LCD panel is pretty standard at the price point. It doesn’t quite stand out with its 1604×720 resolution with a peak brightness of 950 nits. The brightness, especially when out in the sun, though could be a bit dim. 

OPPO A60 Full Review benchmarks

Under the hood, it has a Snapdragon 680 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The chipset isn’t the newest out there, but at the price point, I guess the options available are few and far between. 

OPPO A60 Full Review camera

That said though, it still ran pretty smooth with your everyday browsing, watching YouTube and Netflix videos, and checking emails. Speaking of videos, the device features a stereo speaker setup which, in this day and age, is just amazing to see, especially at the more budget-friendly price point. 

The A60 also has Ultra Volume Mode which can increase your loudspeaker by up to 300% which you can use for when you really need to hear your alarm or an incoming call. I just hope you don’t use it to blast your music/video out in public though. 

As far as gaming goes, it can handle lighter games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and League of Legends: Wild Rift. But as you go up in graphical prowess, you’ll definitely need to tone it down to the Medium or even lowest setting. If you don’t mind playing Genshin Impact on the Lowest setting, it is capable of handling that. 

OPPO A60 Full Review case 2

The MIL-STD 810H certification and Splash Touch feature is definitely where this device stands out from the pack. If you’re one that is clumsy or can easily fumble with handling your device, like myself, this comes in quite handy. 

The Splash Touch feature is coupled with an IP54 rating for the device, which I think is perfect for me that enjoys watching videos while doing chores like washing dishes or doing the laundry. I was able to skip so many ads on YouTube and choose my next video without worrying about drying my hands, which can be quite cumbersome at times. 

That said though, we hope you’d still take care of your devices, regardless of their certifications and ratings. 

OPPO A60 – Camera

As far as optics go, the OPPO A60 is equipped with a 50MP (f/1.8) main sensor accompanied by a 2MP (f/2.4) portrait camera. 

The combination delivers decent photos especially given its price especially when taking photos in brighter settings or in the daytime. You get punchy colors and good details. The auxiliary portrait lens also helps improve the photos by adding some bokeh to your shots. 

However, it struggles in dimmer and even nighttime shots. The details aren’t quite as sharp and the shutter speed is much slower to capture more light which could result in blurrier photos if you’re in a hurry to take a photo. 

That said though, I did enjoy taking photos of the cityscape at night with cars zooming by or people passing by. If I wanted to do this on a more premium device, I’d either have to go through timelapse mode or use Pro mode. 

The front camera is just as capable as its main rear counterpart. It isn’t spectacular but also isn’t the worst out there. 

OPPO A60 – Battery

The A60 is powered by a 5000mAh battery which can handle pretty much an entire work day and then some. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to run it through the PCMark Battery Test for a more objective look at its performance with average use. 

I used it mainly on Auto Select mode which switches between the refresh rates depending on what’s going on in my screen. However, I expect Standard mode (60Hz) to offer a couple of more hours and High mode (90Hz) to slash off a couple of hours. 

The device does support 45W wired SUPERVOOC fast charging and comes with a charging brick out of the box though. This tops up the device in just a couple of minutes which is quite impressive at this price point. 

OPPO A60 – Software

The OPPO A60 runs on ColorOS 14.0.1 on top of Android 14 out of the box. It isn’t quite the most Android vanilla experience out there, especially with quite a number of pre-installed apps.

OPPO A60 Full Review ColorOS 14.0.1

Personally, I wish there was less bloatware out of the box or at least have the most popular apps installed like Facebook, Netflix, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. This isn’t quite the case though and it isn’t easy to discern which is OPPO-specific and which is third-party though, especially for the apps that aren’t the usual apps. 

OPPO A60 Full Review ColorOS 14.0.1 1

The software comes with features like Smart Sidebar, which if you’re looking for a quick way to access your files or certain apps without closing your current app, does come in handy. However, these are features that either you use a lot or just get lost in the sauce after the first few weeks. 

The software ran pretty smoothly in combination with the Snapdragon 680 chipset and 8GB RAM. 

OPPO A60 – Verdict

The OPPO A60 is priced just a little under PHP 10,000 for the 8GB+128GB option and PHP 11,999 for double the storage. Overall, it’s quite a reliable and durable device and can do pretty much all the things you’ll need on a day-to-day basis. This includes a decent camera that can capture photos for social media. 

It can also handle light to medium games but don’t expect to play heavier games on the highest graphics or even close to it.

OPPO A60 Full Review 1

This price point is quite competitive especially and I wouldn’t say that the OPPO A60 necessarily stands out especially when it comes to performance. I think it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a device that will hold its own every day. 

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8.1Expert Score
OPPO A60 Review – Decent But Durable

This price point is quite competitive especially and I wouldn’t say that the OPPO A60 necessarily stands out especially when it comes to performance. I think it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a device that will hold its own every day. 

Build and Design
8
Camera (Rear)
8.3
Camera (Front)
8
Hardware
7
Battery Life
9
Software
8
Price
8.2
Positives
  • MIL-STD 810H certification assures durability
  • Splash Touch feature
  • Stereo speakers
  • Decent cameras
  • 45W fast charging
  • Pretty back panel especially for Ripple Blue color
Negatives
  • Bloatware riddled software
  • Could have a newer chipset
  • Thick bottom bezel
  • Struggles in shooting in dimmer settings

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Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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