Oppo A7 

price₹ 15,950 onwards

launchNov, 2018

33.5

excellence score

67.6

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Attractive, premium design - the back of the device feels like glass finish (though it is actually not) and the surface tapers towards the edge and is textured for a comfortable grip
  • While it is not a gradient finish in true sense, the texture and use of a different material allows for a change in its hue depending on how the light reflected from the surface - the finish is striking for a phone in this price range

Display

  • Nice 6.2-inch display with HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio here - but the best part of course is the tiny dewdrop notch that makes minimal intrusion into your screen area

Software

  • ColorOS UI is inspired from iOS in terms of all the aesthetics, runs smooth on the device, and adds plenty of add-on features
  • Support for gesture based navigation (a la Android Pie)
  • There is plenty of app bloat though - as is often the case with custom Android UIs - with lots of pre-installed apps (most of which can be uninstalled), duplicate apps for things like the browser, and unnecessary additional Oppo app stores

Performance

  • Decent day-to-day performance backed by the solid Snapdragon 450
  • While the performance is decent, it's far from the best-in-class, there are many Snapdragon 636, 660 phones in this price bracket that will give you much better performance for your money

Camera

  • Decent rear dual camera system - includes a 13-megapixel main sensor paired with a 2-megapixel sensor, which helps with both depth effect as well as 2x zoom - it understands the composition well and with HDR, it manages to retain a lot of detail
  • Decent front camera for selfies
  • Bokeh mode is average - the Oppo A7 can sometimes struggles with differentiating the foreground from the background

Battery

  • Excellent battery life with a large 4230mAH battery - which combined with the aggressive battery conserving tendencies of ColorOS means that you can get up to 2 days of battery on this one

Verdict

  • The Oppo A7 is a decent stand-alone phone and does quite well on design and battery life - but overall, it doesn't stand up to the top competitors in this price range - the Redmi Note 6 Pro (better processor, higher resolution display), the Vivo V9 Pro (much better processor, higher resolution display), the Nokia 6.1 Plus (better processor, higher resolution display, stock Android) and the Xiaomi Mi A2 (much better processor, higher resolution display, stock Android)

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Oppo A7 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Waterdrop Screen
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Magnetic Induction
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Acceleration Sensor
  • Pedometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #60 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
Battery Talktime32.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight168 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
  • PDAF
  • 5P Lens
  • Bokeh mode
  • Live AR sticker
  • AI beautification 2.0
  • HDR
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • AI beautification 2.0
  • AR sticker
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Dual VoLTE

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