Oppo announced its lead phone Oppo F7 in India. Just like the tradition with Oppo phones, the F7 is likewise termed as a selfie-focused smartphone that succeeds a year ago’s F5. Despite this, the significant feature of the Oppo F7 is known to be its display that has an iPhone X-similar notch.
The company seems to have adopted a new approach with this phone. Rather than the traditional metal back board, Oppo this time is making use of an all-plastic body. On one hand, the smartphone has turned lighter at only 158g, yet on the other, it doesn’t feel that premium any longer. Oppo has endeavored to cure this with a lustrous layer of paint for the sides, which appears fine in case of Diamond Black and Platinum Silver variants, however, lesser on the Solar Red variant.
On the rear side, Oppo has made use of a portion of polymer composite material. As per sources, the back board was found to scratch pretty easily, however this wasn’t an issue with the retail unit used for the review. All things considered, it’s not said to be prone to dents, and applying little pressure using a SIM removing tool is known to have led to a visible abrasion.
The buttons are easily accessible. At the base, there is a solitary speaker grille, a Micro-USB port, along with a 3.5mm earphone socket. The SIM slot is situated on the right side, and can host two Nano-SIMs plus a microSD card (up to 256GB). A fingerprint sensor is placed at the rear, alongside a solitary camera.
Moving on with the smartphone review, we will now take a look at the display.
The F7 comes with a 6.23-inch, 19:9 aspect ratio screen. It’s found to be a rich display with wide view angles and attractive colours. It has got thin bezels (sides and top) plus a chin. The Oppo F7 provides you with the alternative to set the screen temperature. The F7 additionally gives you a chance to control which applications run in the 18:9 aspect ratio, on the off chance that the notch is obstructing the interface. Nonetheless, the Oppo falls short of optimization as far as the incoming notification icons are concerned.
For the avid clickers, the Oppo F7 comes with a noteworthy 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 at the front end for selfies with f/2.0 aperture lens and AI bolster. The rear camera clubs a 16-megapixel sensor accompanied by a f/2.0 aperture that supports 4K recording.
With the 25-MP camera, the picture quality is found to be good in daytime shots, and the camera figures out how to hold great detail and the shading even when indoors. The screen flash is genuinely effective.
The 16 MP camera is found to capture fair details in stills, provided there is enough light.
The gadget runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Color OS 5.0 and is powered by a 3,400mAh battery. Battery life one of Oppo F7’s aces, and amid consistent utilization, reviewers experienced no difficulty in obtaining about a day and half worth’s runtime on a solitary charge. With heavier use, battery life reduces, yet the Oppo F7 should easily take you through an entire day. Charging is observed to be somewhat on the slower side, even with a 10W charger.
It is fueled by a 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 mobile chipset combined with two RAM and storage: variants namely- 4GB RAM accompanied by 64GB storage and a 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage.
On the software front, the F7 happens to be Oppo’s first ever device with the Color OS 5.0 based on Android 8.1. It accompanies a utility full screen multitasking feature — in case of landscape mode, you can swipe inwards to obtain instant access to applications or functions close to the notch and you can launch them inside a floating window. The smart assistant (a home screen based panel) displays you with a list of quick functions, steps, climate, favourite contacts and forthcoming calendar events. Other helpful features incorporate a gaming mode, cloned apps, iPhone X style gestures, screen recording etc…
Price and availability:
The Oppo F7 is priced in India at Rs. 21,990 for its most basic variant and Rs. 26,990 for the top-most variant. It is reported to be on sale from 2nd April.
– Display with full vision
– Equipped with AI
– Quality selfie camera
– Quick face unlock
– 4K video recording support just for rear camera
– Lacks front flash
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