abhijit Patil, 12 Aug 2014Been using this mobile from past 2 weeks, below is the review.
Hats off... moreI agree with most, but…
I do not have yellow tint on the screen on neither Find7 nor 7a. Both screens are perfect. They are both less than a month old, though, so this may develop later?
It takes me considerably longer to charge the phones. Yes, 75% is below 30 minutes, but the remaining 25% takes about 40-45 minutes more.
7 indeed has quadHD display, but 7a does not, it's FullHD. I must say that I prefer the way things are looking on 7a more than on 7. And I definitely prefer the battery life of 7a. On light use it lasts me 2 days, on heavier use it still goes comfortably through the day with 30% or so to spare in the evening.
The standby (on wifi, 1 exchange email, Line, WhatsApp, FB) takes 1% off the battery every 2.5-3 hours. Which is better than on other phones. Obviously when you start using it, the battery drains faster, but as said, on 7 much faster than on 7a, by a factor of about 3-4x.
On camera, it is obviously noisy in low light, but compared to ZenFone which touts that owl mode, it still does a whole lot better job than Zen. And a lot better job than many others, including Xperia Z2 (which is total rubbish on camera) and Samsung S5 - both are supposed to be in the top of the camera phones offering. That said, small, high resolution sensors have physical limits, and there's only that far you can push a Sony sensor of that pixel size.
Finally on the packaging… yes… I mean Oppo has some special interest in packaging. The bluray players come with a carry bag, the headphones in rosewood box that's more suitable for some fine jewellery than a set of cans, then these phones - yes, they certainly look something very special.
Completely opposite from Apple trying to cut down on packaging cost, and making boxes smaller, lighter, thinner… Oppo makes them… something that even if the phone died, you'd want to keep the box :)
Good review, thank you.
abhijit Patil, 12 Aug 2014Been using this mobile from past 2 weeks, below is the review. PACKAGING (10/10): Hats off... moreThanks for your review. If possible, can you also confirm if the phone supports USB host functionality?
The overheating, is it bearable? Or is it worse than nexus 5? Oppo just launched here and they have offered me a massively discounted introductory price cos i was among the rare people who recognized oppo and asked for the find 7a. Im seriously considering taking up their offer
aryan-rocky, 19 Mar 2014its good for emerging market!I own Find 7a and OnePlus and it's a real tossup between the two. Both are my best phones ever, with ridiculously low price by comparison to major brands HTC, Samsung, LG. Apple - well, screw you...
Oppo ist best company ever.I know now for sure.I have updated my phone 3 times in 2 weeks.Best phone I ever had is oppo find 7a finally something high quality and affordable price.Thank you Oppo .
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Been using this mobile from past 2 weeks, below is the review.
Hats off to oppo for the most amazing packaging no mobile has such an amazing packing
The build is very good & it feels amazing in the hand & yes it feels like a very expensive phone & most people have complimented the phone. The reason that I have gave rating 8/10 because removing the back cover of the phone is a headache as there is no slot to put your figure nail as we have in other mobiles; also the power button is on left side of the phone which makes it easy to use for a left handed person.
Display (6/10) :
The display is amazing Quad HD display feels great for gaming/movies as well, you will definitely love it. The problem with the display is that the mobile has a “Yellow Tint” to it & the tint is visible when you have a white screen for example if you are viewing the groups on whats-app you can see the lover groups/contact have a slightly milky color that the top most contact which has white color. The reason for providing the rating this low is because for a 31K mobile I do not want to see a yellow tint any time I start my mobile, also due to the yellow tint you won’t be able to put light color (white) wallpapers as you will notice the yellow tint every time you unlock the device.
Performance (8/10) :
The hardware seems to be very good so gaming is amazing. Any games will run like a charm; however there is a heating problem, so the back side of the phone will heat up after some time of gaming. The Color OS seems to be buggy I keeps on crashing application like Contacts/Photos and various other application, after paying 31K I do not expect applications to keep on crashing. If you ask for the frequency of crashing I would say 1 application crash is seen in around every 3 days & the applications that crash varies.
The charging is superfast you will definitely love it. Around 40 min to charge the entire phone from 0 to 100%, so it will definitely spoil your habit as you will get used to fast charging & it would be difficult for you to switch to other phone. The issue now the battery like is average with 3G on & average calls the battery goes from 100% to 13% in 16 hrs, but the super-fast charging compensates that.
Both the cameras provide very good images in normal lights & have a amazing focus speed, however the image Quality is not that great in low lights.
Amazing phone & if you have purchased it please do not try to figure out the yellow tint as once you see it you will always see it & if you want to buy this phone please remember that when you show a 31K mobile to your friends with a yellow tint on it, you can understand the response.
I asked the customer service from OPPO India about the yellow tint & asked them to resolve the issue, below is the response I received.
Thanks for contacting us!
As per your query we would like to inform you that we have employed a general industrial design for the OPPO Find 7a LED backside light, which appears brighter at the bottom of the screen. For the evenness of the screen light, we set a gradual change area at the bottom to darken the bright light.
Therefore, some products will show a partial yellow haze at the bottom from some angles
So its confirmed that if you get any product issue it will definitely be as per design, so no replacement, hence reducing the rating for this product from 4 to 2 because if I spent 31K I do not expect any visible issues in the phone.
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2014Does it support 4g LTE band in India? Nope... It doesnt... The 4g LTE band in India is that of 2300 frequency which is not available in the above phone
Super Man, 09 Aug 2014Yes it does. Supports both TD LTE band 40/2.3 GHz (Airtel uses this) as well FDD LTE.Thanks Super man..I am buying this.
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2014Does it support 4g LTE band in India? Yes it does. Supports both TD LTE band 40/2.3 GHz (Airtel uses this) as well FDD LTE.
Is that find7 can upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat ver.??????????Pls reply to me
Its been a month using this phone.. and love every bit of it.. amazing camera,super fast performance,smooth touch and display..no lagging or any issue..The best pary is the rapid charging..and it will still last for the whole day or 2. Oppo stands out.. the best phone....just waiting for the kitkat version of it....
DULE, 06 Aug 2014do you know how much will cost me to buy find 7a in China?Sadly I don't know..
[deleted post]Hello Doc G,
Thanks for your valuable inputs. I am looking to buy Find 7a but have some doubts.
What about memory intensive games download. While installing is their any option for MicroSD as you said in case of Apps it ask for SD option?
Wht about 4g capability?
Call quality and network catch ability?
USB OTG works fine?
Please reply to provide me a better perspective.
come here, i tell u that having using this for 2 month now. 1)the design are good to hold/feel on your hand but the button could be shaked like loose or something,2)software sometimes crash and i end up restart it back, 3) very sensitive to motion 4)only camera and touchlight can be apply/use via the motion/signature shotcut if ur lock ur phone,5) camera are beautiful with that 13mp/5mp but with no OIS/DS picture are blur and u have to be veryyyyyyyyyyyyy careful not to shake your hand when taking pic (FXXK),6)the back of the hp will get hot on loong gaming and phone (1hour +++)..so hope this help in making ur purchase.