Given recent developments in the global economy, it is understandable that people are price sensitive. Which is bad news for Oppo’s new F21 Pro duo, whose hardware doesn’t quite justify their over ₹20,000 price tag.
The results of last week’s poll to show that there can be some hope for Oppo F21 Pro 5G. It has found a small group of supporters, even at its current price. And if there’s a price drop, even more people might be interested.
As it stands, ₹27,000 can buy you a better screen, better chipset, better camera, and better battery. Ok, maybe not all at once, but you can have multiple upgrades at this price. Or, alternatively, you can pay less for similar hardware.
The Oppo F21 Pro and F21 Pro 5G may benefit from a price drop
The Indian market is very competitive and the Oppo F21 Pro 5G could have used a remarkable feature to attract more people to its side. It gets the basics right – 3.5mm jack, microSD slot, some water resistance.
However, the competition offers high refresh rate screens and faster chipsets. A lot could also have been done to improve the cameras, for example 4K video recording (or at least 1080p at 60 fps) or OIS or an ultra wide module.
During this time, the Oppo F21 Pro received little love. It has some advantages over the 5G model (e.g. a 90Hz AMOLED panel), but it still comes too close in price. People are just not fans of the Snapdragon 680, at least not when the price says ₹23,000.
There’s not much more to say about it, except that there are already cheaper phones with similar hardware on the market in India and the imminent launch of the country’s first 5G network. .
In case you missed it, check out our practical Oppo F21 Pro.