The OPPO R7: A Worthy Successor to the R5

OPPO is one of the many companies manufacturing Android-based smartphones in the global market. The company was originally founded by two engineers who branched off from OnePlus and created their own product. Today, OPPO smartphones are sold across the globe, and the company has quickly managed to establish a loyal customer base. OPPO provides a wide range of devices, ranging from budget phones to premium devices that look and feel quite expensive. The vast array of choice available at OPPO stores is one of the main reasons why so many people prefer buying their phones. The OPPO R5 was one of the company’s flagship offerings and received rave reviews.

OPPO R7

The R5 was the thinnest device in the world when it was originally released. Needless to say, there was a significant amount of pressure on the company to deliver a worthy successor that built on the success of its predecessor. Thankfully, the OPPO R7 delivers blazing fast performance and has good looks too. THE R7 was released in May of 2015, and the phone looks pretty similar to the R5. However, there are some much welcome changes in the device.

OPPO R7

Features

In order to maintain its thin profile, the R5 had to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. That makes a much welcome change to the R7, which is also slightly thicker than the R5. The phone has a Dual SIM standby feature which allows you to activate two connections at once. The use of premium materials in the device makes an immediate impression as you hold the phone in your hand. The plastic feeling that plagues many modern smartphone devices cannot be felt here. The five-inch AMOLED display delivers blacker blacks and crisp whites, and the colours are generally pretty clear.

Features

The screen is full HD with a 445 PPI pixel density. Needless to say, you will love watching videos on this device. On the back is a 13 MP shooter which uses Schneider-Kreuznach optics. The camera comes equipped with standard features found in high-end devices today, including autofocus and phase detection. There’s an eight MP secondary camera for people who love taking selfies. The phone is also equipped with a quick charge feature. This allows you to get up to 75% battery life in 30 minutes.

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Final Verdict

The R7 is a great option for people who want a high-end device that delivers unparalleled performance. Though the phone ships with Android 4.4.4, OPPO has mentioned that it is currently working on a Lollipop build. The phone has a non-removable battery, a powerful processor, and three GB of RAM. You won’t find any sort of stutters or crashes on the device. The ClearOS, which is the skin that OPPO uses on the stock version of Android, is also quite nifty. If you are in the market for a new device that delivers solid performance and looks good, the R7 should definitely be at the top of your list.

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