Oppo Find 7a Hands On and Initial Impressions

Last week, Oppo has officially landed in the Philippines bringing their latest smartphones. Oppo Philippines unveiled three new  phones during the said event – the Oppo Find 7, Find 7a, and Oppo N1.  We were able to get a short hands on with the Oppo Find 7a and we would like to share our experience with it.

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Oppo Find 7a specs:

  • 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Oppo MaxxAudio sound enhancement
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, NFC, USB OTG (on-the-go)
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,800 mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jellybean with ColorOS UI
  • SRP: P22,990

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

The one that we are holding here is the Oppo Find 7a. There is no physical difference between the Find 7a and the Find 7 but when you look further on the specs, the difference is evident. The Find 7a  has slightly toned down specs – a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (c0mpared to Find 7’s Quad HD display), a slightly slower 2.3GHz Quad Core processor, a lesser 2GB RAM, and a smaller 2,800 mAh battery. But these specs are not slouch. In fact, it is in par with current smartphone flagships from Samsung, LG and Sony.

Since we limited time with the phone, we were not able to explore it fully. But we were able to fiddle around with the phone’s UI called the ColorOS. The UI on top of Android look cleaner compared to other UI found on other phones. Icons look better and we are glad it doesn’t look cartoonish. We recommend this phone is you are looking for a fresh looking UI for your smartphone.

Bottomline, the Oppo Find 7a is a best alternative high end smartphone you can buy. It has the same flagship like features like LTE, Full HD display, generous internal memory with expandable option, and a 13 megapixel rear facing camera for less the price. If the Samsung Galaxy S5 is selling for P34,990 (Samsung store price), the Oppo Find 7a is only P22,990. If you want to experiece superb Quad HD display, the Oppo Find 7 is the best phone for you. You just have to shell out extra – P25,990.

Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a Launched Locally

Oppo Philippines has finally introduced itself to the Filipino media and retailers at the grand launch of their products earlier this evening. The company launched its latest flagship smartphones the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a.

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Why two flagships? According to Oppo, they wanted their customers experience the Find 7 at different price points. The Find 7 has better specs being the first smartphone available with a Quad HD display, a faster quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, bigger memory and a bigger battery.

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Oppo Executives showing the Oppo Find 7a

Oppo Find 7 specs:

  • 2.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
  • 5.5-inch QHD (Quad HD) IPS LCD display (2560 x 1440 pixels) 534 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Oppo MaxxAudio sound enhancement
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, NFC, USB OTG (on-the-go)
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jellybean with ColorOS UI
  • SRP: P25,990

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The Oppo Find 7a in the flesh

Oppo Find 7a specs:

  • 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Oppo MaxxAudio sound enhancement
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, NFC, USB OTG (on-the-go)
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,800 mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jellybean with ColorOS UI
  • SRP: P22,990

Oppo Find 7a will be available on Oppo retailers starting tomorrow.

Oppo has other phones to offer. Check out the prices here.

  • Oppo N1 – P26,990
  • Oppo R1 – p19,990
  • Oppo Find 5 Mini – P13,990
  • Oppo Neo – P7,990

 

List of Oppo Smartphones Coming To The Philippines

Yesterday, we got an invitation from Oppo as they official enter the highly competitive local smartphone market. The company will be launching their new flagship Oppo Find 7 next month. Aside from that, the company will be bringing four of their best smartphones to the country. Here, let’s check them out!

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Oppo Neo specs:

  • 1.3GHz Dual Core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 4.5-inch WVGA IPS LCD display (800 x 480 pixels) 207ppi
  • 5 megapixel rear facing camera
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Dual SIM
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 1,900 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean with ColorOS UI

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Oppo R1

  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6582
  • Mali 400MP2
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory, no expandable storage
  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (720 x 1280) 294 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual SIM, Dual micro-SIM
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,410 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean with ColorOS UI

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Oppo Find 5:

  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage, no expandable storage
  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1080 x 1920 pixels) 441 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Dolby Mobile sound enhancement
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.9 megapixel front facing camera
  • HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct,DLNA, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean with ColorOS UI

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Oppo N1

  • 1.7GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal memory, no expandable storage
  • 5.9-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1080 x 1920 pixels) 373 ppi
  • 13 megapixel swivel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 3,610 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean with ColorOS UI

Oppo has already put up their local website and all of their product line up are posted there. For more information, please check out Oppo Philippines website http://www.oppo.com.ph

 

Oppo Find 7: Specs, Price and Availability

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oppo announced the successor to the Find 5. Folks meet the Oppo Find 7! Launched in Oppo’s home country, China, the smartphone will be the company’s new flagship. Now the highlights of this phone are the super sharp QHD display (that’s Quad HD), its capability to take 50 megapixel photos (WOW!) and super fast charging. Oppo said if you’re going to use the proprietary charger provided by the company, it can reach from 0% to 75% in just 30 minutes. Now, that’s amazing! Let’s dig further on the specs.

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Oppo Find 7 specs:

  • 2.5 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
  • 5.5-inch QHD (Quad HD) IPS LCD display (2560 x 1440 pixels) 534 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Oppo MaxxAudio sound enhancement
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, NFC, USB OTG (on-the-go)
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jellybean with ColorOS UI

Now you may be wondering, how come the phone can take 50 MP photos if the camera is only 13MP? Well, according to Oppo there’s is a software added on the camera. It takes 10 consecutive shots of your picture and combines them into a 50MP image. This is also Oppo’s first smartphone to have LTE onboard, finally.

Related article – Oppo Will Enter Philippine Smartphone Market in May 2014

We reported last month that Oppo is entering the very competitive local smartphone market in May 2014. But we got news that Oppo will be entering the Philippine market on April 10, 2014 and the Oppo Find 7 might be a compelling smartphone to attract buyers to buy Oppo.

Android Authority was lucky enough to a first hands on with the Oppo Find 7. Watch it below:

Oppo Will Enter The Philippine Smartphone Market in May 2014

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oppo Electronics Corp, is entering the very competitive smartphone market in May 2014. If you are not aware about the company, Oppo is a consumer electronics company founded in 2004 that builds and sells MP3 players, LCD TVs, and Blu-ray players.  The company has recently entered the smartphone market and already has significant market shares in Mexico, Thailand, and Russia.

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Last year, they entered the US smartphone market with the Oppo Find 5, a 5-inch Full HD smartphone with a quad core processor and 2GB RAM and the Oppo N1, a 5.9-inch Full HD smartphone with a swivel 13 megapixel camera. According to tech blog Yugatech, Oppo is set to launch 4 of their smartphones (including the Find 5 and the N1) in May 2014.

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Photo: Oppo N1

Currently Oppo is working on their next flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find 7 which will sport a 5.5-inch 2k resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) with a smashing pixel density of 549 ppi. WOW!

Here are some of the reviews of the Oppo Find 5 and Oppo N1.