We are at Beijing enjoying all the great city has to offer, but we came here for a very specific reason. We wanted to check out the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus. These are both great smartphones, but those of you who prefer a larger screen may be in for a treat with the R7 Plus. Ready for the ride? Let’s jump right in.
Oppo R7 Plus specs
- 6-inch 1080p AMOLED display
- 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 or MediaTek MT6795 processor
- Adreno 405 GPU
- 3 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage (microSD support)
- 13 MP rear-facing camera
- 8 MP front-facing camera
- 4100 mAh battery
- 158x82x7.75 mm
- 203 grams
The Oppo R7 is truly a great piece of engineering. We picked it up as soon as we walked in the room and couldn’t help but notice it’s large aluminum body and gorgeous, ample screen. It feels great in the hand and nothing seems to be lose. The device comes with super thin bezels too, which makes the phone smaller than other 6-inch gargantuans. It also accomplishes a super sleek, unibody look.
The AMOLED display is great and has gorgeous viewing angles, as well as super vibrant colors. And of course it does, this is an AMOLED display. My only complaint, which is actually a… big one, is that at 6 inches you can really start noticing that 1080p resolution. It’s actually not a bad panel at all, but you can see the pixels if you are close enough.
What we do love is that fingerprint reader on the back, which works amazingly. I mean it is up there with the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 fingerprint reader. It works amazingly well, even when you put your finger in weird, crooked angles.
Another thing we loved was the camera. I mean these images are super crisp and capture so much color detail. All of this, in combination with the 4100 mAh battery and that awesome 2999 RMB (about $480 USD) makes this a very enticing device.
We are definitely fans of the phone out here. The processing power is not top notch, but the rest of the specs seem to come straight out of a high-end smartphone. It has a great camera and will be the battery life warrior many of you have been begging for. Sure, it’s big, but some of us will like that.