OPPO India is reevaluating its strategy in India and the result is OPPO Find 7 and Find 7a (Quick Review) with more acceptable price tags. The Oppo Find 7 is a lower end model of the two but still packs hardware to outdo the flagship phones from Sony, Samsung and HTC. Let’s take a look at our first impressions of Find 7a.
Oppo Find 7a Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5.5 Inch Full HD IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 403 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Processor: 2.3 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU @578 MHz
- RAM: 2 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.3 Jellybean with ColorOS 1.2.0
- Camera: 13-megapixel IMX214 Sony sensor with dedicated ISP, Dual-mode LED, Aperture f/2.0. 2, 2160p and 1080p Videos at 30fps
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External Storage: MicroSD support up to 128GB
- Battery: 2800 mAh, Removable with Rapid Charging
- Connectivity: HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG, NFC
Oppo Find 7a Hands on, Quick Review, Camera, Features, Price and Overview HD[Video]
Design, Form Factor and Display
Despite being a plastic phone, OPPO Find 7a excels in terms of build quality. The phone is quite sturdy and takes design cues from OPPO Find 5. The phone felt quite sturdy with well balanced weight when held in hand. The textured plastic back cover can be removed by pressing a tiny release button at the corner, a nice touch. Overall, the phone is very well crafted and solid but not quite charming or glamorous.
The Display is 5.5 inches in size with excellent viewing angles and we didn’t notice any difference placing it side by side against the Quad HD 2K display of Find 7. The bright and vibrant display was a pretty good one with vibrant colors and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Below the display, you will see 3 capacitive touch buttons and a beautiful blue (it’s not multi colored) skyline LED notification running on the bottom edge.
Processor and RAM
The processor and RAM are again at par with what you will see in most other present generation flagship phones. OPPO has provided with a 2.3 GHz snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB) soc with 4 Krait 400 cores backed by 2 GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU clocked at higher frequency compared to Snapdragon 800.
Judging by the hardware inside and our initial time with the device, you won’t have any problems even while performing demanding tasks with the chipset.
Camera and Internal Storage
The camera at the back of the device has a 13 MP Sony Exmor IMX214 BSI 1/3.06″ CMOS sensor, the same one used in OnePlus One. Interesting thing is, that you can shoot 50 MP images from the rear camera. To achieve this, the camera sensor carries several 13 MP images and combines the. We will test the efficacy of the process in our full review.
In our initial test, camera performed very well with perfect sharpness and very less noise even in low light conditions. There are several options available in the camera app but we couldn’t locate exposure or ISO control in our initial time with the device. The camera can record 2160p and 1080p Videos at 30fps.
The front 5 MP shooter also seemed decent enough. The internal storage is 16 GB and that might not suffice if you plan on snapping loads of 50 MP images. But not to worry, the storage is expandable up to 128 GB.
User Interface and Battery
Oppo has provided with Android 4.3 jelly bean with home brewed ColorOS on top. Yes, there is no Android 4.4 Kitkat as of now, but perhaps it will come with next update. The OS is not very fancy but is feature loaded. The highlight is the gesture support. You can define your own gestures and use them even on lock screen. You can directly draw a circle to launch camera app on lock screen.
The battery capacity is 2800 mAh and the good thing is that you can fully charge it in only 1 hour. With just 5 minutes of charging, Oppo Find 7a is strong enough to handle all your calls during your commute if not more. The back cover and battery is removable.
Oppo Find 7a Photo Gallery
With the QHD display not making much of a difference, you can opt for OPPO Find 7a for same level of performance and features. The built and design is better on Find 7. We really liked what we saw with Find 7a and it looks like one of the best Android phones you could have for under 32,000 INR.