I have a Find 7a on order and, as you would expect, "can't wait".
I am one of those people that researches the carp out of things before I buy (anything above about $100 anyway) and this phone, by the info I can gather, rocks big time. However, there are a few things it does not have and I think it's worth pointing them out for prospective buyers on the chance that one of these feature is a real "must have" in their eyes.
1 - No IR blaster. An IR blaster allows you to use you phone as a "universal" remote control for your stereo, TV, etc. Not a big loss to me as I prefer to keep my phone battery charge for using the phone...I have plenty of remotes (including universal ones).
2 - No FM radio. Again, not a killer for me but for those that use their phones as a radio while working out, jogging, etc., this might be important.
3 - No walk-into-the-store support. Support for these devices will come from on-line sources and, if you have a repair need, it will have to be shipped to China for that service. These companies bet their reputation on high quality so you probably won't have an issue...but if you do, you'll probably need some sort of backup plan. Don't get rid of your old phone :).
Other features differ from phone to phone as well. Be sure to check specs carefully to see if there are any that stand out to you as high-priority in your life.
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2014Okay, I've seen enough of these nice, beautiful looking phones with a great performances that ... moreThe Oppo Find 7a (same specs except 2.3GHz quad core, HD 1080X1920 display, and 2GB RAM) is available now (check oppstyle.com - be sure to use the "devices" menu item to see all the available options). As I understand it, the Find 7 (Premium) [the one in this spec sheet] release is scheduled for some time in May. As for the whys and hows of Chinese phones being inexpensive and availability issues, check out this article: http://www.gizchina.com/2014/04/24/chinese-phone-makers-keep-prices-low
Okay, I've seen enough of these nice, beautiful looking phones with a great performances that are alot better than some of the latest flagships from for an e.g. Samsung and other well known compaines, but I've never actually seen one of them available in the market. Why is that occouring? I mean, should big mobile phone companies that provide mobile phones to their customers (like T Mobile, Tele2, Verizon, etc) target at phones that fulfill requests of many people while still remaining at a somewhat low price? Would't that be more important than the brand of the smartphone? I mean, this can be names Oppo, Zopo, iNew or whatever but if it has beter performances - does the name really matter after all?
Coming to Malaysia on 7th May 2014, amazing specs, beat Samsung S5 .. wohoo. priced 150 USD lower..
this device is great and all, but I still wonder if the device will work for LTE networks like at&t, tmobile, or even metro pcs(if possible) and if the 4.5 amp charger that comes with the phone will kill the battery life over time.
please respond to my comment for answers for the oppo find 7/7a
Wow amazing waiting for oppo find 7, it fulfills all specifications of me waiting for you oppo in my hands.
Thank you gsmarena.....
mike, 23 Apr 2014Yes... For sure, goodluck to its life.it has a 3000mAh battery, it will cope just fine
nto as good as the oneplus One which has a 3100mAh battery but better than the galaxy s5 2800mAh battery and better than my s3 2100mAh battery
my opinion after experiencing oppo find 7 although just for quick examination on the product;
1. the display - didn't give a vibrant and amazing color. and then I read that it gives a boastful pixel density it come to my senses that density isn't everything in having good display. (unlike my LG optimus G Pro and my Samsung galaxy s4 which does gives an amazing viewing experience). and the brightness is kinda lame on find 7
2. color os - is actually it's ui, which is also kinda lame. it has nothing to brag about. the demo can only boast about is it's gestures which is available in latter model of leading companies.
3. The battery - I didn't had the time to test its endurance but the service unit owned by the demo (sales representative) are all set into power saving mode and its brightness is on the lowest it can be, yet the battery percentage is at 45%. I can onlu perceive that even though it's not being used heavily due to the owner is working the display screen drains the battery big time maybe because of its pixel density. idk but it can only come to this.
so that's all. It's only my opinion, but you might also test it for your taste as for me it's a no.
wacky, 23 Apr 2014Maybe software or hardware enhanced!Yes... For sure, goodluck to its life.
Gionee smart phone is much better.
Quality build and technology wiser than oppo.
Gionee, maker of new tech and trend maker.
kamera, 02 Apr 2014is phone screen is beyond 1080p full hd screen is it real or something fake never heard of it...Maybe software or hardware enhanced!
jelubii, 22 Apr 2014it has a removable battery, and if you pre-order from oppostyle they include an extra battery ... moreActually, not fully, only up to 75% according to OPPO website. It takes 70min to fully charge the battery!
wally23, 20 Apr 2014Another issue I'd like to know more about Oppo is regarding its battery life. I'm also voicing... moreit has a removable battery, and if you pre-order from oppostyle they include an extra battery for free. :) plus I heard the batter can charge fully in 30 minutes or something...