These are the Oppo R7 best features that end users might not know existed brought to you by you Sydney CBD Repair Centre Team.
The Oppo R7 is a looker. While the phone bears a passing resemblance to Samsung’s new Galaxy range, Oppo has made the R7 its own. The metal band around the sides accents the look, and it’s just wide enough to contain the audio jack and Micro-USB ports. That said, unlike phones with a smoother edge, it isn’t comfortable to grip. The slightly annoying feeling of a metal edge digging into your palm doesn’t make for the most pleasant of holds.
BREATHTAKING CAMERA PERFORMANCE
The R7’s camera app has a pretty simple layout. There’s a big shutter button at the bottom, and when holding the phone in a landscape position, you can filter your photos by tapping the button at the top-left corner. Doing this will give you access to a bunch of filters and features, such as Ultra HD (which stitches multiple pictures into one for a larger image) and other standard modes such as panorama and HDR. There’s a cool GIF animation creator, which lets you shoot a movable image like a video, but without sound. You can also reverse the motion of the capture to spice things up.
STABLE ANDROID OS
While the Oppo R7 runs on the older KitKat version of Android, the phone uses Oppo’s Android-based Color OS. So I’m not faulting this phone for running KitKat, since you won’t see much stock Android on it.
Oppo’s customized launcher comes packed with signature Oppo features including gesture control. For example, you can activate the camera by drawing an O, or you can turn the music on by swiping two fingers downwards while the screen is off. When the screen is on, you can pinch close with multiple fingers to turn on the camera, or slide three fingers up and down to take a screenshot.
PACKED HARDWARE GOODNESS
The Oppo R7 is a midrange phone, so it’s no surprise that the specs aren’t as impressive as flagship phones. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, which, based on previous experience with similar devices, is capable of offering a smooth performance. You’ll be able to run games and other resource-intensive apps just fine, but don’t expect anything too impressive.
Other specs include 16GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras. While the 2,320mAh battery is small, the phone features fast-charging technology. Oppo claims you can charge to 75 percent in a mere 30 minutes, and in testing it came close — I was able to hit 72 percent in the stipulated time.
If you need 4G support, there are three different versions of the phone. The international version should work on LTE networks such as Three and EE. In Australia, the R7 is an Optus exclusive if you’re buying from a carrier, but the unlocked version from the Oppo website will work on other networks such as Telstra. In the US, it can get 4G on both T-Mobile and AT&T.