Oppo A54 5G review

The Oppo A54 5G is a great budget 5G camera phone… but it could do with more storage

Oppo A54 5G review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The OPPO A54 5G is yet another super-affordable 5G phone cut from the same cloth as the Realme 8 5G and Redmi Note 10 5G. Oppo’s option is one of the only 5G budget phones to feature an ultra-wide-angle camera. Loaded up with a competent 48MP main sensor and ample shooting modes, at under £220 (around US$310), it’s a decent 5G package. Offering Qualcomm internals and a massive battery, day-in-day-out, the A54 5G is smooth and lasts, though we would have loved more storage. 64GB is cutting it fine these days given the fact app installs and WhatsApp backups can’t be offloaded to external storage. If, however, you think that’ll be enough for you, and affordable 5G sounds up your street, then check it out.


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    Includes ultra-wide camera

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    Great battery life

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    5G on a budget

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    microSD card slot


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    Only 64GB storage

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    Poor macro camera

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    Can get more power for price

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OPPO has been releasing a boatload of smartphones since it launched outside Asia in 2019, and now, it’s joining the super-affordable 5G race with the Oppo A54 5G. Costing £220 (around US$310), it’s priced a touch higher than the Realme 8 5G and the Redmi Note 10 5G, but it’s also got a better-specced camera than the competition.

Loaded up with an ultra-wide module, the A54 5G’s camera system covers the budget basics and is matched with a 48MP main sensor as well as a macro camera and depth sensor. Combined with an ample 6.5-inch display which makes for a fine viewfinder, on paper, it’s hard to argue with how OPPO’s curated its latest budget phone’s imaging spec sheet.  

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.