Pre­mium chas­sis and prac­ti­cal fea­tures.

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card slot to place a Mi­croSD card of up to 128GB, mak­ing the de­fault 16GB in­ter­nal stor­age less of a prob­lem.

The phone uses a de­cent mid-range pro­ces­sor (Snap­dragon 615) cou­pled with 3GB RAM. It does not strug­gle when load­ing web pages, with only slight stut­ter­ing when you open a new tab or when you wake the locked phone in the mid­dle of brows­ing. Ac­tual us­age was smooth, save for launch­ing or switch­ing be­tween apps.

The Oppo R7's 2,320mAh bat­tery ca­pac­ity lasted nearly 10 hours in our test, which was very de­cent for a smart­phone with less bat­tery life than its peers. What the R7 has in its fa­vor is the pro­pri­etary VOOC Flash Charge Mini, which uses in­creased volt­age charg­ing to achieve the same quick charg­ing ef­fect as Qual­comm's Quick Charge 2.0. Our test de­vice gets roughly 25 per­cent ev­ery half hour, so it's pos­si­ble to have 100 per­cent in just two hours.

It's likely that the Oppo R7 will be over­shad­owed by the R7 Plus, but the smart­phone feels com­plete on its own. While it may not be the best buy among other mod­els such as Xiaomi Mi Note, the Oppo R7 does jus­tice to de­sign de­tail and prac­ti­cal fea­tures.

The R7's speaker is on the rear, lim­it­ing it's au­dio ca­pa­bil­i­ties when the phone is fac­ing up.

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