Oppo A74 5G Telephone and GPS – There is 5G network support but we are not able to test this because it has not been launched. Phone calls using the LTE network are satisfactory, clear and without any problems. If your telco supports VoLTE, the A74 5G supports it and higher quality voice calls can be made. No difficult issues getting a good LTE signal were experienced during the review period.
GPS performance is also fast. The Waze and Maps applications when used can track the location of a vehicle in less than two seconds. While driving there is no issue of sudden loss of signal or wrong location being shown in the app. As a phone and navigation device, the A74 5G works brilliantly.
Continuing the theme that the A74 5G is a Nord N10 5G with some specification changes, the camera capabilities between the two devices are also. Picture performance in good lighting situations is very satisfactory with sharp images as well as acceptable color reproduction on a middle class android. The warm picture is a little yellowish compared to the real situation but still looks beautiful.
Zooming up to 2X gives a picture that is still satisfactory in quality but when to a maximum zoom of 6X it looks a little soft but the quality is still acceptable. Without OIS support on all lenses, images produced using the zoom mode are less sharp. This is a standard issue on all devices with only EIS systems on the market. EIS is not a good substitute for OIS.
Night mode is another satisfying aspect. In the various experiments performed, the resulting images had significant noise issues. Unlike on the pinnacle devices we often review, the camera aperture is different according to the lighting situation. On the Oppo A74 5G the aperture is consistent around 2 seconds when night mode is used.
So we found the picture not very clear and sharp again due to the lack of OIS on the camera system. Holding the device for two seconds will cause the hand to move; and the result will be a less satisfactory image.