CAM­ERA ISN’T THE LAD­DER TO SUC­CESS

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVERSTORY -

Oppo first launched its flag­ship smart­phone, the N1, at a rel­a­tively high price point, where it aimed to com­pete against the flag­ship smart­phones from global brands. The com­pany has now launched yet an­other flag­ship smart­phone, the Find 7. The Find 7 is a big de­vice. There is a 5.5-inch ca­pac­i­tive dis­play packed in a plas­tic chas­sis. It has a thick­ness of 9.2mm and weighs 173 grams. While the phone ap­pears to be de­cent, I wasn’t re­ally com­fort­able hold­ing the phone. It has got a re­mov­able back cover that hides a re­mov­able bat­tery, mi­croSIM and mi­croSD card slots. On the left edge is the power key, while the vol­ume keys are on the right edge. The de­vice houses a Quad HD dis­play, which can also be re­ferred as a 2k dis­play. It of­fers a dis­play res­o­lu­tion of 1440 x 2560 pix­els. While the text and images ap­peared crisp, there wasn’t any rev­o­lu­tion­ary dif­fer­ence between the QHD dis­play on Find 7 and Full HD dis­play on other smart­phones. The smart­phone runs on Oppo’s Color OS, which is based on An­droid 4.3. It comes with a sep­a­rate app launcher which looks sim­i­lar to the stock An­droid UI. But there are a few dif­fer­ences as the stock apps have been re­placed and it comes with a dif­fer­ent no­ti­fi­ca­tion panel. Oppo has also added ges­tures to this phone. Oppo is go­ing gaga about the cam­era of the Find 7 as it packs in a 13MP snap­per that fea­tures a Sony IMX214 CMOS sen­sor. The phone can cap­ture raw images too. It also has a spe­cial fea­ture where 10 images merge to­gether in the Su­per Zoom mode to cre­ate a sin­gle 50 MP im­age. The images cap­tured out­doors were ex­cel­lent and the re­sults were de­cent dur­ing low-light con­di­tions as well.

VERDICT: The Oppo 7 is a de­cent smart­phone but is over­priced.

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