Oppo R7 and R7 Plus hands-on: First look

Oppo knows that you always split aces, so the new R7 comes in two versions. The 5″ Oppo R7 and 6″ R7 Plus share a lot – both are metal-clad knights, with 1080p AMOLED screens, they shoot 13MP images through Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics and they offer practical dual-SIM connectivity.

Oppo R7 Handson

Oppo is proud to have covered the two phones almost entirely in metal and kept the duo quite thin – 6.3mm for the R7 and 7.8mm for the R7 Plus. The company also implemented some flagship camera features into the duo, including name-brand lens and phase detection autofocus.

Both are powered by the same chipset, Snapdragon 615, and will Color-ified Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the R7 might not get it immediately at launch. Despite the premium build and camera, the two remain quite practical with two SIM slots, one of which can be occupied by a microSD card if you can go without one of the SIM cards. The VOOC charging tech will fill the battery to three quarters in just half an hour.

Oppo R7 at a glance:

  • Body: 6.3mm thick metal unibody
  • Screen: 5″ AMOLED, 1080p resolution (445ppi); Gorilla Glass 3
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat, Color OS 2.1, will be updated to Lollipop shortly
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 615; octa-core Cortex-A53, 3GB RAM, Adreno 405
  • Storage: 16GB, a microSD card (up to 128GB) can go into the SIM2 slot
  • Camera: 13MP sensor, Schneider-Kreuznach lens, phase detection autofocus
  • Video: 1080p @ 30fps
  • Selfie camera: 8MP
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (micro and nano SIM), LTE 150Mbps; Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Battery: 2,320mAh Li-Po, VOOC fast charging – 75% in 30 min


Oppo R7 and R7 Plus

The Oppo R7 Plus is more than just a plus-sized version of the R7. Oppo shaved the side bezels down to nothing for a more attractive design (it’s not small by any means at 203g). It has a more advanced camera with an RGBW sensor and laser autofocus, also it offers better security with a fingerprint sensor.

Oppo R7 Plus at a glance:

  • Body: 7.8mm thick metal unibody
  • Screen: Edge-to-edge 6″ AMOLED, 1080p resolution (367ppi); Gorilla Glass 3
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, Color OS 2.1
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 615; octa-core Cortex-A53, 3GB RAM, Adreno 405
  • Storage: 32GB, a microSD card (up to 128GB) can go into the SIM2 slot
  • Camera: 13MP ISOCELL RGBW sensor, Schneider-Kreuznach lens, phase detection & laser autofocus; dual-LED
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera: 8MP
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (micro and nano SIM), LTE 150Mbps; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • Battery: 4,100mAh Li-Po, VOOC fast charging
  • Misc: fingerprint sensor

Both the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus are launching tomorrow, in China at least, but for now we’re among the select few that have an R7 in our hands – and we’re typing away our initial impressions, so stay tuned!

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