Oppo is one of the mobile makers that people always seem to brush aside, mainly because of the huge fanbases of some of the bigger phone manufacturers. However, the company has been quite successful through the years with going under the radar and surprising everyone with a great phone offering. This time, they plan on surprising people once again using their new flagship phone, the Oppo Find7.
Design and Function
The exterior design of the Oppo Find7 is, for a lack of a better term, conservative. The Find 7 looks plain, and dare I say it, a bit boring, compared to the flagship phones of rival companies that have flashy and innovative designs. The front face is all black; the sides of the phone are flat and lack any embellishments at all.
However, even though the Find7 may seem bland design-wise, it is ergonomic. The curved and faux carbon fiber back plate makes it easy to hold, and even though the phone is mostly made of plastic, it does feel solid and well-made.
You will need to have a good grip on the Find7 because it is quite large, and that is thanks to its 5.5″ Quad HD screen. Although the design of the phone is unassuming, it may have been deliberately done so you will have nothing to distract you from the beautiful HD display.
Hardware and Performance
Under the hood, you will find a substantial collection of hardware. There's the 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU that provides more than enough “oomph” for most mobile users. It also comes with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU so you can play even the most demanding of mobile games. The phone also uses their own ColorOS interface, which looks and feels a whole lot different from stock Android.
Unlike the previous Oppo N1, which has a really cool swiveling camera, the Find7 decided that it would stick with a traditional, fixed front and back camera.
The front camera is your run-of-the-mill 5MP front shooter, which is kind of a letdown because the Find7 is a flagship phone. However, the rear camera of the Find7 is a 13MP shooter using a Sony Exmore image sensor. The six-element lens makes for crystal clear pictures and videos. Speaking of videos, the rear shooter of the Find7 can shoot videos in 4K quality, which is actually quite impressive.
The camera software used by Oppo for the Find7 is actually nifty. It offers a number of shooting modes and settings, most notable of all is the Ultra-HD mode that takes 10 consecutive HD pics and stitches the best ones into a single 50MP image.
Price and Verdict
The Oppo Find7 retails at around US$600 without a subscription. Even though the outside of the phone is a little bit on the bland side, its performance and hardware is nothing to sneeze at. The Find7 can perform just as well, if not better than most of the other phones at its price bracket. The impressive screen display and powerhouse innards make the Find7 one of the best phones out there and it is definitely worthy of your attention.