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OPPO A58 5G vs Apple iPhone 12: Which is the Best Smartphone?

This article is going to compare two smartphones from the Chinese smartphone maker, OPPO and the Cupertino based multinational tech company, Apple.

Let’s compare OPPO’s 2022 A58 5G and Apple’s 2020 iPhone 12 devices, and find the best smartphone device among the two.

OPPO A58 5G vs Apple iPhone 12

General

Dimensions 163.8 x 75 x 8 mm 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
Weight 188 gm 164 gm

Connectivity

Network Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Dual Band Support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 with Dual Band Support
Bluetooth Version 5.3 Version 5.0

Processor

Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 700 (7 nm) Chipset Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Chipset
Primary Clock Speed 2.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Operating System Android 12 based ColorOS 12.1 iOS 14.1, which can now be upgraded to iOS 16.5 and planned to be upgraded to iOS 17
GPU Mali-G57 MC2 Apple 4 Core GPU

Storage

Storage Options 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB and 4GB/256GB

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Display Super Retina XDR OLED Display
Screen Size 6.56” 6.1”
Screen Resolution 720 x 1612 pixels 1170 x 2532 pixels
Refresh Rate 90Hz

Camera

Rear Camera 50MP + 2MP Dual Camera Setup 12MP + 12MP Dual Camera Setup
Front Camera 8MP 12MP

Sensors

Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor No
Face ID No Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope No Yes
Barometer No No
Compass Yes Yes
Ultra Wideband Support No Yes

Battery

Battery Backup 5000 mAh 2815 mAh
Charging Feature 33W Wired Fast Charge Feature 20W Wired Fast Charge Feature

15W MagSafe Wireless Charging

7.5W Qi Wireless Charging Feature

Colours

Colour Variants Black, Blue and Violet Black, White, Red, Green, Blue and Purple

Looking at the overall specifications of the two devices, it is hard to title one among the two as the best, as both the smartphones have their pros and cons.

Speaking about the performance offered on the two devices, Apple’s iPhone 12 smartphone offers the best performance than the OPPO A58 5G smartphone. The OPPO A58 5G is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset and has a primary clock speed of 2.2GHz whereas the iPhone 12 device is powered by the brand’s own A14 Bionic chipset with a faster primary clock speed of 3.1GHz.

For the displays, the iPhone 12 device features a Super Retina XDR OLED display while the A58 5G smartphone from OPPO has an IPS LCD display panel. Even if OPPO’s smartphone has a larger screen size, the iPhone 12 offers a more higher screen resolution. Just to add, the OPPO A58 5G smartphone has a refresh rate of 90Hz.

Now coming to the cameras, both the devices have a dual camera setup at its rear with the OPPO smartphone having the best main camera of 50MP. The Apple iPhone 12 in comparison has a 12MP main camera, however has a 12MP ultrawide camera as well. Instead of the ultrawide camera, the OPPO smartphone has a 2MP depth camera. Apple’s smartphone also has a better front facing of 12MP to offer while the A58 5G smartphone from OPPO has an 8MP selfie camera.

Finally regarding the battery backups, OPPO’s A58 5G smartphone has the best battery backup of 5000 mAh in comparison to the 2815 mAh battery that powers the Apple device. The OPPO smartphone also supports the fast wired fast charge feature as well but lacks wireless charging capabilities that are supported by the iPhone 12 smartphone.

Now for the final verdict, for a person who wants better performance and a premium feel on a smartphone device, the Apple iPhone 12 might be the best smartphone for them. However, the OPPO A58 5G smartphone is the right smartphone for a person who needs a device with good specs and a decent battery, at the same time which also comes in a budget price point.




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