UPSIZEEVERYTHING The R7 Plus has amaz­ing bat­tery life, but other as­pects are lack­ing, con­sid­er­ing its ask­ing price.

Oppo R7 Plus

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT-UNLOCKED - By Ian Chee


Pro­ces­sor Qual­comm Snap­dragon 615 // Con­nec­tiv­ity 3.5mm stereo au­dio jack, Mi­cro-USB, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Blue­tooth 4.0 // Mem­ory 3GB RAM, 32GB in­ter­nal stor­age, up to 128GB ex­ter­nal via mi­croSD // SIM Card Type 2x nano SIM // Di­men­sions 158.00 (L) x 82.00 (W) x 7.75 (H) mm // Weight 192g // Bat­tery 4,100mAh // War­ranty 1-year // Con­tac Oppo Dig­i­tal Malaysia // Tele­phone (03) 7958 5399 // URL www.oppo. com/my In the same way chips used to make phones are get­ting smaller, the phones them­selves are get­ting more and more plus sized with each pass­ing day. It's an ironic trend, but one that is seem­ingly here to stay. Fol­low­ing this ques­tion­able trend, how­ever, is the un­for­tu­nate one of prices grow­ing with the phones as well. If there is a phone that sig­ni­fies all this, it's the Oppo R7 Plus.

Okay, maybe call­ing it a phone is a bit of a stretch, since it's ac­tu­ally a ph­ablet. That said though, this ph­ablet may be one that will blur the lines sep­a­rat­ing ph­ablets from ac­tual tablets, with this par­tic­u­lar model sport­ing a 6-inch form fac­tor. Mas­sive size aside, you get Corn­ing's Go­rilla Glass 3 on the front, and alu­minum every­where else. This makes for a premium build and feel when you have it in your hands. It is a lit­tle heavy in your hands too, weigh­ing at nearly 200g. There is a good rea­son for this though, and that's the 4,100mAh bat­tery in­side. This, cou­pled with the mod­est but suf­fi­cient Full HD res­o­lu­tion dis­play, means one thing that ev­ery­one wished their phones had: good bat­tery life. And when we say good, we mean good, not just de­cent like we would with most other phones.

Speak­ing of screens, it is nearly as big as the ph­ablet. The bezels on the side are ex­tremely thin, and even on the top and bot­tom, there is lit­tle space left to noth­ing­ness; the front cam­era, ear­piece and no­ti­fi­ca­tion lights oc­cupy very lit­tle space, as does the Oppo brand­ing at the bot­tom. There is a small speaker grill on the back, a Mi­cro-USB port at the bot­tom, a 3.5mm au­dio port up on top and a pin-ejected tray on the right above the power but­ton. This tray is where you put your two nano SIM cards, with the sec­ond slot dou­bling as the mi­croSD slot.

On to per­for­mance; and here come some num­bers that would get the first point across. Due to its mas­sive bat­tery and mod­est screen res­o­lu­tion, the Oppo R7 Plus sur­vived over 12 hours and 17 min­utes in PCMark for An­droid's bat­tery life test, one of the longest-last­ing de­vices we tested yet. The Qual­comm Snap­dragon 615, on the other hand, handed us fig­ures like 8,176 on 3DMark's Ice Storm Un­lim­ited, 35,177 on AnTuTu, 22,837 on Quad­rant, 3,770 on PCMark's work bench­mark, and an av­er­age of 34 fps on Epic Citadel.

And how much does per­for­mance like this cost? RM1,998. With the R7 Plus be­ing Oppo's cur­rent flag­ship, this would've been fine, ex­cept that for that price and flag­ship sta­tus, it wouldn't be un­fair to ex­pect bet­ter per­for­mance that would've been pos­si­ble with a Snap­dragon 810 in­stead.

For­tu­nately, thick­ness was not up­sized; the R7 Plus re­mains fairly thin de­spite every­thing else.

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