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Oppo A53 Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

Oppo has released many devices in India since its entry, and this Chinese electronics manufacturer is also known for making other electronics devices like Blu-ray, and it was founded in the year 2004. Oppo Find 7 was the first handset that was released in early 2014 and later came out with the devices like Oppo N1 and N3 also. This time, the company has come up with another device called as Oppo A53 that comes with 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. This 5.5-inch device has a 720 x 1080 pixels resolution giving a pixel density of 267 ppi.

Here are the Tips and tricks of the device that will be helpful to everyone before buying the smartphone.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your A53?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Oppo A53 ?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on A53?
  • Will the device support OTG?
  • Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • What is Eye protection display?
  • How much battery is available on the device?
  • How much is the RAM memory on the device?
  • Can the device capture 4K videos?
  • Will the device support 4G LTE?
  • What are the gestures and motions available on the device?
  • How to customize notifications on the device?
  • How to set-up screen lock on the device?
  • What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?
  • How to change the Font size on the A53?
  • How to change the wallpaper on the device?
  • What are the Screen on gestures available on the device?
  • What are the Screen-Off gestures available on the device?
  • What are the pre-installed apps available on this device?
  • How to install an external apk on the device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your A53?

    To insert SIM on the device, the user has to remove the plastic back cover carefully where the SIM slots can be seen below the rear camera along with a microSD card slot. Now place the SIM’s accordingly as instructed. Now, put back the cover and reboot the device to start using the SIM for making calls and messages.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Oppo A53 is a dual-SIM variant that comes with dual standby. The device supports one Nano SIM and one Micro SIM, letting its user use any of them accordingly in the slot provided on the back.

    How to share your Data network via hotspot on the device?

    One can share his data with anyone via Tethering or Hotspot option that is available on the device. To turn-on this feature, the user needs to go to the general settings of the device. Now tap on the more option and select the option Personal Hotspot to get all its accesses. Here you can set up the SSID and keep the encryption to WPA-PSK and WPA-PSK or even keep it open. An eight digit password should be generated, and a maximum of eight devices can be connected to it. You can also refuse others connection request by going to Connect Users option. There is also an option of sharing the data through USB tethering and Bluetooth tethering.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Oppo A53?

    To take a screenshot on A53, you need to press the power button along with the volume down button until you hear a sound or feel the vibration. This screenshot can be accessed quickly by spying from the top of the screen and later can be viewed from the gallery app, and that can also be shared easily.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on the device and helps in improving the performance of the device. To check for updates, open the settings and tap on the option System update. Here you can see if there is any update available. The update has to be downloaded and should be installed when the device has more than 50% of the battery or plug in the charger if the charge is low before the installation.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    There are sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and compass on the device. Being a mid-range device, we cannot expect it to come bundled with many sensors. These are the primary sensors that are available on every device.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, there is an LED notification light on the top, just beside the speaker. LED notification light will be blinking whenever there is an unread message or notification. This makes sure that you do not miss any important call or message.

    How much is the internal storage on A53?

    Out of the 16GB of internal storage provided, only 9.2 GB of memory is available on the device, and the rest of it will be utilized by the pre-installed applications and the system OS. There is also a provision to extend the memory up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card (32GB for 3G variant).

    Will the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device supports the USB OTG drive, but this option must be enabled on your device. To use the OTG drive on your device, open the Settings and tap on More option in the System section. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to OTG connection to enable that on your device. Now connect the OTG drive and exchange the data from your device to drive and vice-versa.

    Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The company has not given any word on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 update on the Oppo A53, and the devices run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. We are looking forward to seeing Marshmallow update on this device which will take some time.

    What is Eye protection display?

    Eye protection display is a feature that you can find on most of the devices from Oppo. This feature filters out the blue light from the display and creates soothing screen while you view the screen for a long time. After turning on the Eye protection display, you have the option of low medium and high, that has to be selected accordingly. This ensures that the user’s eyes are protected and safe.

    How much battery is available on the device?

    There is a Li-Ion 3075 mAh battery on the device that will be powering the device. This is a decent battery that will easily last an entire days change on average usage.

    How much is the RAM memory on the device?

    The A53 comes with 2 GB of RAM, out of which 968 MB is user available, and the rest is utilized by the system OS and other background applications.

    Can the device capture 4K videos?

    No, the device cannot capture 4K videos as it is just limited to capture 1080p videos at 30fps with its 16MP autofocus camera on the rear. There is also a 5 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    Yes, the device does support 4G LTE connectivity along with GSM and HSPA. 4G connectivity is now available on almost all the devices that come to the market, be it an entry level device also. The device is available in both 3G and 4G variants.

    What are the gestures and motions available on the device?

    To check the gestures and motions that are available on the device, you need to go to the settings of the device and tap on the option Gestures and motions. Here you can find options like Screen-off gesture, Screen-on gesture Smart call, and Prevent misoperation.

    How to customize notifications on the device?

    To customize the notifications on A53, go to the settings of the device and select the option Notification Center. From here you have the option to change the notification permission of all the apps that are available on the device. Tap on each app and set the notifications accordingly from the options Display on the status bar and Display on the lock screen. There is also an option called as Priority notification in this section that allows ringing or vibration for notifications even in the Quite Time mode.

    How to set-up screen lock on the device?

    For setting up the screen lock on your Oppo A53, go to the settings of the device and scroll down to Safety and privacy option. After selecting it, tap on Screen lock where the password type can be selected to keep your data secured. There are many options for setting password like, Pattern password, Simple password, Complex password and No lock screen

    What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?

    Oppo A53 comes with a 16 MP camera on the rear with LED flash and it is accompanied with a 5MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. The camera also comes with the features like geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, panorama, and touch to focus features.

    How to change the Font size on the A53?

    To change the font size on the device, go to the settings of the device and tap on display at the top. Now scroll down to and select the options Font. Here you can change the font size of the phone accordingly as you want. There is also an option of downloading Font type on the internet.

    How to change the wallpaper on the device?

    Wallpapers change the look of your smartphone and with these, you can bring more colors or customize as you want. Changing the wallpaper on A53 is easy, the user needs to go to the settings of the device and select the display option from the top. Now click on Wallpaper to select from the available options like Static Wallpapers, Live Wallpapers, and Photos. Static wallpapers are regular wallpapers that we use and Live wallpapers are which are active and will be consuming more battery of the device. From the photos option, you can choose any of the images from the photos to make it you wallpaper.

    What are the Screen on gestures available on the device?

    Screen On gestures helps you to perform few of the advanced options that can help you in using few of options with ease. The device comes with five screen-on gestures i.e. Activate the camera with Mult-finger, Double tap to lock the screen, gesture screenshot, Adjust volume with two fingers, Single-handed operations. To use these options on your device, open the Settings and tap on Gesture & Motions in the System section. In the new window, tap on screen-on gestures and toggle the button adjacent to the options to enable them on your device.

    What are the Screen-Off gestures available on the device?

    Screen-Off gestures help you to open few of the options directly when the screen is locked. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on the gestures & motions. In the new window, you will find the options, double tap to wake up, Draw O to start Camera, Music Control, Draw a V to turn on the flashlight and you also add additional gestures by a tap on Add a screen-off gesture. You need to toggle the button adjacent to each to the options, to enable them on your device.

    What are the pre-installed apps available on this device?

    The device comes with pre-installed with lock now, Flies, O-cloud, security center, remote control and all the Google related apps.

    How to install an external apk on the device?

    An external apk can be installed by enabling the unknown source option on your device. To enable this on your device, open the Settings, click on safety & privacy. Now tap on Unknown sources and click on the OK button to activate it. You can install unlimited apps without any interruption. DO make sure that certain apk files may damage your device and it is adviced to download applications from the play store.

    These are the tips and tricks of the Oppo A53 that will be helpful to its users and if you have more queries about the same, do drop a comment at our PhoneRadar forum page.

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    By Pavan Kumar B.C on Tuesday 15th of Mar 2016


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