After a lot of teasing and leaks Oppo finally launched its new smartphone; the Oppo Find 7 in Beijing, China. Well if you haven’t heard about Oppo then let me tell you Oppo is Chinese Mobile Handset manufacturer based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. It is owned by BBK Electronics. Oppo has been developing smartphones from 2008; uses it own design team to build top class smartphones. One smartphone which has made Oppo very popular is its smartphone with swinging camera; the Oppo N1. Here’s a complete review of Oppo N1 by Engadget.
Now getting back to Oppo Find 7. Even thought the phone is built by a Chinese Mobile Manufacturer; it’s designed much beautifully than most other flagship smartphones out there. Before the launch Oppo had been teasing the mobile market with many images and leaks. One of them released after the launch of Samsung Galaxy S5. The Oppo Find 7 comes in two variants; one variant consists of 2560X1440 resolution display called as the Oppo Find 7. While the other variant comes with Full HD display. It is little lowered spec’d than 2K model and is named as Oppo Find 7a.
Specifications of Oppo Find 7
The Oppo Find 7 has a very sharp display. The screen size is 5.5-Inch. The pixel density of this phone is a massive 538ppi. Highest ever seen in a smartphone. Which means you have to use a magnifying glass to see the pixel grid.
Similar to Nokia Lumia 920, 925 and 1520. Oppo Find 7 display too can be used with gloves on.
Now to keep this beast alive, Oppo has added a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC chipset. The Oppo Find 7 gets an astonishing 3GB RAM along with 32GB internal memory and expandable up to a whopping 128GB.
Oppo Find 7 will be powered by a 3000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery. The phone weighs in at 171g (6.03 ounces). Oppo Find 7 comes pre-installed with Android JellyBean 4.3 with Oppo’s own Color OS layered on top of it.
The most talked about feature for Oppo FInd 7 is its camera. We will discuss about it later in the post.
Specifications of Oppo Find 7a
Oppo Find 7a comes with a slightly lowered spec’d hardware. It too has a 5.5-Inch screen size with a resolution of 1920X1080. The pixel density of Oppo Find 7a is ~401ppi.
The phone runs on Qualcomm’s 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB chipset. It comes with a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory expandable upto 128GB.
Battery inside Oppo Find 7a has a juice of 2800mAH. The phone weighs in at 170g and comes pre-installed with Oppo’s Color OS based on Android JellyBean 4.3
Camera Wizardry of Oppo Find 7
The Oppo Find 7 contains a 13 MP Sony IMX214 CMOS camera. The camera comes with a f/2.0 lens. Now this Oppo’s 13MP camera can shoot pictures at resolution of a 50MP image. Which is greater that Nokia Lumia 1020 and 808 41-megapixel camera.
Now how does a camera with a 13MP sensor shoot images with like a 50MP camera? This is usually a camera software trick. The Super Zoom mode of Oppo Find 7’s camera app shoots 10 pictures and combines them to create a high-resolution 50MP image.
Engadget has an entire article dedicated to Oppo Find 7 camera Wizardry. Check it out here.
I know being an Indian we are always concerned about a smartphone’s price. But before that one important feature is still left.
Your Oppo Find 7 can charge itself to 75% in just 30minutes using a new VOOC technology. Oppo Find 7 is a fine example to smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and HTC that even a small company can built a great smartphone.
The sale of Oppo Find 7a (Full-HD model) starts after 10th April. Whereas the 2K display model Oppo Find 7 will be up for sales in May. Now you can own the Oppo Find 7a at a price of ₹30,000 whereas the Oppo Find 7 cost just ₹36,000.
Looking at the price, performance and features Oppo is offering. Pricing this phone at 36,000 is a big steal.