Back in 2004 company has commenced, and since then its best known for producing high quality Blu-Ray players and various other consumer electronics products. Last year with the launch of Oppo Finder company dabbled its steps into the smartphone market. Company’s intense strategy of building and selling high-end devices is simply remarkable. Last year company came across with the Oppo Find 5-the flagship phone that really put otherwise imprecise company on the front.
Earlier this year in March Oppo launched 2 otherwise identical flagships- Find 7, and the Find 7a that we have in our hand. Lately, we got our hands over the smartphone. We have used and tested it properly and now we are all set for its review. Below are the Key Features of Oppo Find 7a:
- 5.5-inches 16M-color 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (with 401ppi)
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system
- 2.3GHz Quad-core,Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset, Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 13MP autofocus camera, dual-LED flash(4160×3120 pixels resolution)
- 16GB built-in storage
- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- 3000 mAh of battery
In the box:
- Oppo Find 7a
- 4.5A wall charger with support for VOOC rapid charging
- microUSB cable
- User Guide
If nothing else, Oppo has always been refered as a company which produces smartphones with aggressive and ergonomic design.Now with its new device Oppo Find 7a company has enhanced that feeling-now we have clear-cut lines the solid construction, pleasantly-textured back panel and an overall simplistic design that certainly appeals to the eye.
Undoubtedly, the device is made of polycarbonate material, though the power button, volume rocker and even the camera ring, do add to the overall stunning and strong construction of the phone.
The measurement of the Oppo Find 7a are 152.6 x 75 x 9.2mm and comes in at 170g. Its sad that the find 7a is notably bigger than HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5.
The front area is mostly covered by the 5.5-inches screen and at the bottom there are set of capacitive navigation keys and and an inconspicuous rainbow-shaped LED notification light.
Talking about physical buttons, on the left we have the power/standby button and on the right side of the frame we have the volume rocker. There’s also a 5.0MP front-facing camera located right to the chrome earpiece. On the back side there’s a 13.0MP rear camera with dual-LED flash(4160×3120 pixels resolution) and a speaker grilled at the bottom of the back shell.
Coming to display Oppo Find 7a features a stunning 5.5-inches 16M-color IPS LCD panel (1080 x 1920 pixels resolution) with capactive touch-screen, equalling a density of 401ppi. Well this ensures a crisp viewing angle’s, but if you are a mobile geek than you will quickly catch the differences in some areas.
The overall screen of Oppo Find 7a is decent but it doesn’t work much well in outdoors with the sun shining over your shoulder.In those scenarios, you will face problem to make out the screen easily.
Powering the Oppo Find 7a at the software end is company’s own ColorOS based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on the board. It packs all the modern day smartphone features,like double tap to wake and put the screen to sleep with same gesture. It’s not the first time we have seen this feature, manufacturers like LG have already use this feature. So, it’s not a new thing but yeah its good to see that Oppo is joining up with the BIG name manufacturers.
There are also some inclusions of gestures- 2 of which are default and are off screen gestures. The first one is the shortcut to camera (just draw an ‘O’) and the other one is for flashlight (draw an ‘V’), moreover you can also create your own gestures and define their behavior. There are set of themes available right through the built-in apps, so you have the option to customize your home screen and lock screen the way you like.
On the back side of the phone you will see a 13MP snapper with autofocus and dual-LED flash(4160×3120 pixels resolution, f/2.0 aperture). The first thing we did after unboxing the phone was to test the camera capability of 7a out in the wild. The camera is truly right there in the top most league.
- Aggressive and ergonomic design
- 5.5-inches 1080p IPS panel
- Rapid Charging
- 13MP auto focus camera with dual-LED flash
- Phone’s battery doesn’t provide good standby time
- Software Issues
- Issues with network connectivity