Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Oppo Find 7 review: Finding a new horizon

Rating: 4 out of 5
The Find 7 is priced Rs 37,990 The Find 7 is priced Rs 37,990
Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Posted: July 14, 2014 11:22 am | Updated: July 14, 2014 11:45 am

Oppo has been making small inroads into the Indian market with phones that offer users a sense of confidence along with good features. The Oppo N1, with its rotatable camera, was among the most innovative smartphones in recent times. The company has now launched its Find 7, a top-end phone with a handful of new features. We take the phone for a spin.

Quick Tech Specs: 5.5-inch Quad HD 2560 x 1440p (538ppi) display | 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core (MSM8974AC) processor | 3GB RAM | 32GB internal memory, microSD up to 128GB | 13-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI sensor, 5-MP front-facing 80 degree wide angle sensor | micro-SIM (GSM) | 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4 | 3000 mAH battery | ColorOS, based on Android 4.3

Price: Rs 37,990

OPPO Find 7_2

Design: This is the third Oppo phone that I have reviewed and I have to say this is one company that believes in robust build quality backed by durable designs. The Find 7 too oozes the kind of self assurance the Oppo N1 could give its use. Everything on the phone is built like a tank and will withstand the rough and  tumble of daily life. The rear flap comes with a matte finish which makes it hard to accumulate scratches or dirt. There is a chrome double line around the edges that sort of holds the entire piece in place. There is also a curved blue light at the bottom that fades on and off to alert you of a message or a missed call that needs your attention.

Screen: The Quad HD screen is one of the USPs of this phone. This is just a step below 4K and double the resolution of Full HD. So load a 4K wallpaper on the phone and you will feel as if you are on that sun kissed Male beach. You can also shoot an Ultra HD picture and see the full resolution of that image of this screen. But that is about it, there is hardly any other place where you will be able to put the Quad HD screen to use. But yes the screen quality is superb.

Performance: The phone is packed with the best processor and highest RAM possible at this price point. And that shows when you are multi-tasking or playing a top-end game like Asphalt 8. There is absolutely no lag on this phone. But I was surprised that despite these specs the phone takes time to process HDR images. But I guess phones will take their time with some processes. For the record, the phone as above all others on our benchmark tests. Yes, we know that does not mean much, but it sure feels good to have a champion in your pocket.

Memory: The Find 7 has 32GB of internal storage and that is good continued…

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