Oppo 7 Review: Near Perfection Phone

Brands like Sony, HTC, Apple, and Samsung have always competed against each other to have the premium phone in the market. The consumers always look forward to the next launch from them every year.

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Last year Chinese manufacturer Oppo decided to test the waters by launching Oppo N1 but even with the swivel camera, it barely turned out to be the average phone. This year too they have Oppo Find 7 with new charging technology.

Does it have the premium quality that will entice the buyers? Let us have a look at what it has to offer.

Look and Feel

Though it is a Chinese phone, its build quality and design will contradict the general perception you have about the Chinese makers. Oppo Find 7 still follows N1 but it manages to create an appeal which you will find it rich.

The display is 5.5 inch screen with no visible branding or markings on the front. It stands 9.2mm in thickness and 75 mm wide. It weighs about 172 gms which is heavy compared to other devices. It has a plastic body but the edges are made of metal. On the left you will find the power button whereas the volume buttons will be found on the right of the phone. Front camera, sensors and ear piece are on the top edge. Every time a notification pops up you will see blue lights displayed below the screen.

The back of the phone has is contoured and gives you the required grip. You will find the micro-USB port for charging and data transfer on the bottom. Also the headset jack is placed on the bottom.

Features

It comes with 3 GB ram which helps the phone to run efficiently. It comes with 32 GB internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB. It comes with Sony Exmor IMx214 sensor, 13 megapixel rear camera and dual LED flash. It runs on Android Jellybean 4.3.

Camera

Due to its BIS sensor, the front camera which is 5-megapixel performs well. Pictures taken in low light look good. If you are a selfie lover you will love this phone. Even the video capturing is crisp and detailed. It also captures good slow motion videos. You will find the images that are captured outdoors are of excellent quality

Performance

Powered with 2.5 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor it does become the one of the most powerful phones in the mobile market. It is quick while launching the apps and switching between them. Also browsing the web and clicking pictures is quick. You will be able to play videos of any format without any issues. It delivers good sound call quality even while travelling. It can detect even weak data and Wi-Fi signals. Oppo Find 7 supports 4G connectivity which is good. Powered with 3,000 mAh battery charges faster than the conventional phones as it comes with VOOC charging technology. The battery will last full day if you have a moderate usage- one to two hours of phone call, listening music and playing games.

Summary

It is an awesome phone that is capable to match the phone of popular manufacturers. It still has to work on marketing it and capturing the market share. It has great features like quick charging and improved audio quality. It is the cheapest in the high-end smartphones which can lead to tough competition.

Picture courtesy- engadget.com


by techtalks @TechTalks December 9, 2015 8:44 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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