So we have already taken a look at the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus. We have also compared them to the HTC One M9, Xiaomi Mi Note and Xiaomi Mi4. But some of you are still looking for a comparison that makes a bit more sense. Which device is better, the Oppo R7 or the Oppo R7 Plus? Let’s find out.
Oppo R7 specs
- Android 5.1
- 5-inch 1920x1080p AMOLED display
- 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor or MediaTek MT6795 processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage (microSD card supported)
- 13 MP rear-facing camera
- 8 MP front-facing camera
- 2320 mAh battery
- 143 x 71 x 6.3 mm
- 147 grams
Oppo R7 Plus specs
- 6-inch 1920x1080p AMOLED display
- 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 or MediaTek MT6795 processor
- Adreno 405 GPU
- 3 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of internal storage (microSD card supported)
- 13 MP rear-facing camera with laser auto-focus
- 8 MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint reader
- 4100 mAh battery
- 158x82x7.75 mm
- 203 grams
Design and build quality
Both Oppo smartphones look and feel great. They feature a metal unibody that is to die for, and competes against the best-built smartphones (like the HTC One M9). These are amazingly crafted, but we can’t deny there will still be some main differences between them.
Size is the first difference you will notice, of course. I mean the Oppo R7 Plus is a 6-inch behemoth, while the regular R7 sticks with a much more traditional 5-inch size. This will make the smaller option much easier to pocket and handle, but the Oppo R7 Plus will feel more solid.
The Oppo R7 is also significantly thinner at 6.3 mm, which makes it more sleek, but also slightly more fragile.
Performance and storage
These smartphones have very similar hardware, so they will perform nearly at the same level. They both come with either a Snapdragon 615 or MediaTek MT6795 processor and 3 GB of RAM. The phones will be able to take care of all your daily needs, but you may see the need of more power when you start running intensive applications (like games).
The Oppo R7 Plus does have the winning hand in terms of storage. It comes with 32 GB of internal memory, while Oppo R7 users will have to conform with 16 GB. They both support microSD cards, though, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
Both devices sport equally awesome AMOLED panels. This means blacks will be amazingly deep, viewing angles will be great and colors will be vividly saturated. Likewise, both have a 1080p definition, which is not bad at all. We are strong advocates of the idea that a screen doesn’t have to have as many pixels as possible in order to look good.
The big deal (literally) is that the Oppo R7 Plus has a huge screen. This makes watching videos more enjoyable, but at that size you can really start seeing the pixels more. Still a great screen, though.
This is another area where both phones will end up in a tie. They both have the same rear and front cameras. By the way, these cameras happen to be quite awesome. Oppo has been working hard to make better camera phones and we would say they are doing very well.
The Oppo R7 does have a slight advantage – that laser auto-focus will make shooting images much quicker and focus will be spot on. Aside fromt hat, they both produce super crisp images full of detail.
There is no way the Oppo R7 can compete here. I mean, the Oppo R7 Plus has a 4100 mAh battery. Really, almost no smartphone out there can compete against that. This thing should last forever!
So which one is the better phone? It’s really an easy choice – the Oppo R7 Plus is definitely the better phone. The issue is you still have to consider the prices. The Oppo R7 costs 2499 CYN and the R7 Plus goes for 2999 CYN. This translates to about $400 and $480 USD, relatively.
With that in mind, I still believe the Oppo R7 Plus is the “better” option. I mean, for $80 you get amazing battery life, laser auto-focus, a fingerprint reader and more storage. This is great, unless you are not fond of the super large screen (and size). Some of you may prefer than smaller Oppo R7 with a thin profile and a more elegant body.