OPPO A79 5G phone

OPPO releases budget-friendly A79 5G made for entertainment

Buying a new quality phone on a budget has never been easier, thanks to brands like OPPO — a manufacturer that continues to focus on its cheap phone range.

The latest release in OPPO’s budget-friendly A series, the OPPO A79 5G, comes hot on the heels of the cheaper OPPO A58. The A79 5G is designed to offer a great viewing experience thanks to its large screen and upgraded dual stereo speakers, but at a budget-friendly price of $369 AUD RRP.

“Continuing to deliver on our mission to provide customers with innovative smartphones at accessible price points, the A79 5G offers excellent overall performance that ensures a smooth and reliable experience for users,” OPPO Australia’s Managing Director, Michael Tran said.

“Its fresh design gives the phone an elegant appearance that sets a new standard for the segment.”

Buy the OPPO A79 5G

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  • 6.72-inch FHD+ Sunlight display
  • Rear cameras: 50MP AI main + 2MP portrait
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • MediaTek Dimensity 6020 processor
  • Mystery Black and Glowing Green colours
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OPPO A79 5G features and specs

OPPO A79 5G cheap phone
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One of the big stand-out features for the OPPO A79 5G is its focus on providing an immersive entertainment experience. To achieve this, the A79 5G features a large 6.72-inch FHD+ Sunlight display with 680 nits peak brightness, with up to 90Hz refresh rate. You’ll also get OPPO’s new Dual Stereo Speakers which have been optimised for noise reduction and echo suppression for clearer calls, along with enhanced surround sound for better quality audio for videos, music and gaming.

The OPPO A79 5G comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 6020 processor and 5G connectivity, along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, with up to 1TB of expandable micro SD storage. You’ll also get a big 5,000mAh battery and up to 33W fast charging., however OPPO seems to be selling the fast charger separately. This is a departure from the past couple of years, where you could expect a compatible fast charger included with your OPPO phone.

As for cameras, you’ll get a dual rear camera setup with 50-megapixel AI main camera and 2-megapixel portrait camera, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Thanks to super-resolution algorithms, the 50-megapixel main camera can capture 108-megapixel clear images with great detail, plus you’ll get a range of features like Portrait Mode, Ultra Night Mode and Selfie HDR for great portraits in a range of conditions.

The OPPO A79 5G is available in both Mystery Black and Glowing Green colours. The Glowing Green features an exclusive Glowing Feather Design with a special texture like feathers and diamond-like appearance.

You can pick up the OPPO A79 5G for $369 AUD RRP from a range of retailers including The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and the OPPO online store.

  • $369 AUD RRP
  • 5G connectivity
  • MediaTek Dimensity 6020 processor
  • 6.72-inch FHD+ Sunlight display
  • Up to 90Hz refresh rate
  • Double rear-camera setup (50MP AI main + 2MP portrait)
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 5,000mAh battery with up to 33W fast charge
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage + up to 1TB expandable Micro SD storage
  • ColorOS 13.1
  • Available in Mystery Black and Glowing Green colours

Related: OPPO’s A98 5G packs in premium features at a budget-friendly price

Phone plans for the OPPO A79 5G

As the OPPO A79 5G is only available to buy outright from retailers, you’ll need to bundle your phone with a SIM-only phone plan. The below tables compare a range of prepaid and postpaid SIM-only plans.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 20GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Try using our mobile phone plan comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data each month, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. If you want to compare a larger range of offers from other providers, use our phone plan comparison tool. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Emma Bradstock
Telco Specialist
Emma Bradstock has been an authority on consumer phone, internet, technology and streaming markets in Australia for over 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and has over a decade of professional writing experience in print and digital media.

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