The prolific smartphone vendor, OPPO has once again pulled out a new smartphone from its arsenal. Dubbed as OPPO A7, the smartphone, for the time being, has launched only in China and Nepal. However, it is only a matter of few weeks when it will also be carried over to different markets, including India.
The smartphone is geared towards mid-level customer segment and to lure them it is laced with a dew-drop notch, AI-powered selfie camera, matte-like rear finish, a 4,230mAh battery, and HyperBoost technology meant for system enhancement during gaming sessions.
In this article, we will talk about everything that you would like to know about OPPO A7 before you make choice for buying it.
Oppo A7 specs
- 6.2-inch 19:9 HD+ LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
- 3GB or 4GB RAM
- 32GB or 64GB expandable storage, up to 256GB
- Dual 13MP + 2MP main camera
- 16MP front camera
- 4230mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2
- Extras: Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB, HypeerBoost gaming tech, rear-mounted FPS, etc.
First up, in terms of specifications, the OPPO A7 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a whopping 19:9 aspect ratio and 88.3 percent of screen-to-body ratio. In its guts, it draws power from an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC mated to 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB default storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The OPPO A7 runs Android 8.1 with ColorOS 5.2 laid on top.
In the camera domain, The OPPO A7 mounts a horizontally aligned dual-camera setup at the back. This camera setup comprises a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Upfront, it attaches an AI-powered 16MP sensor for selfies. Other details about the cameras are expected to be fully revealed when the device formally hits the shelves.
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Price and availability
- To go on sale in China on Nov 22
- Price set at CNY 1,599 (INR 16,500 approx.)
In China, the OPPO A7 in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at CNY 1,599 (Approx. INR 16,500) for which the sale will kick off from November 22. On the other hand, in Nepal, the sole 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model is available for a price tag of NPR 35,790 (Approx. INR 22,200). While in China the OPPO A7 is available in Fresh Powder, Lake Light Gold, and Glaze Blue color options in Nepal it is only available in Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue color variants.
Things to know
Here are a few things you should know about the Oppo A7.
A 4,230mAh battery is stuffed inside which is likely to last up to 8 hours of gaming while the HyperBoost technology optimizes the performance of the handset during the heavy gaming session.
Waterdrop notch in a budget phone
One of the highlight features of the OnePlus 6T was the waterdrop notch in the front, thus reducing the area occupied by the notch to the minimum. This design has won many hearts, including ours, and it’s great to see the Oppo giving the new design with Oppo A7 in the budget segment.
The front dew-drop notch is a relief from the bigger rectangular notch which rather serves as an impediment to full-view video play or the gaming. It is easily one of the main reasons to opt for Oppo A7 against other devices in this range. Sure, the Honor 8X Max also gives you this, which is we recommend that devices also unless you the display size is just too much for you.
Are you buying the Oppo A7?