Easily one of the key selling features of the device, the 5.5" screen of the Oppo Find 7a has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, resulting in around 401ppi. Hardly a surprise for an IPS unit, the side viewing angles are excellent - it's a high-quality screen, no doubt about that. The screen's digitizer is super-sensitive and the phone can be used with gloves (if you turn that on in the settings menu).
The pixel arrangement is standard RGB with an equal amount of green, red and blue pixels in a line. Below you can see it magnified using our trusty microscope.
The contrast of the screen is pretty good, color reproduction is great too, all adding up to an excellent image quality screen.
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Oppo Find 7a||0.33||280||842||0.68||580||852|
|Samsung Galaxy S5||0||274||∞||0||529||∞|
|Samsung Galaxy S4||0||201||∞||0||404||∞|
|HTC One (M8)||0.20||245||1219||0.46||577||1256|
|HTC Butterfly S||0.15||165||1117||0.43||451||1044|
|Oppo Find 5||0.17||176||1123||0.51||565||1107|
|Apple iPhone 5||0.13||200||1490||0.48||640||1320|
Unfortunately, the sunlight legibility is rather mediocre. Oppo has shipped the Find 7a with a factory equipped screen protector. It is quite the finger-print magnet though, very hard to clean and reduces the sunlight legibility as it’s quite reflective. We didn't try to remove it on our review unit, but we would have without a doubt done so if it was a personally purchased device. The Gorilla Glass 3 layer on top should be enough to keep the screen in top shape even without a screen protector film.
The Oppo Find 7a's 2,800mAh battery can be fully charged in about an hour, thanks to the high current fast charger. If in a hurry, a few minutes on the charger will give the Find 7a enough juice to last a couple of hours.
We ran our traditional battery test and the results are in. The Oppo Find 7a pulled an overall rating of 60 hours. The 60-hour rating means the Oppo Find 7a will last two and a half days on a full charge with an hour each of calling, browsing and watching video daily.
The Oppo Find 7a did pretty well when it comes to talking, web browsing and video playback, but its standby battery performance is rather mediocre. For a more detailed breakdown of the Oppo Find 7a battery performance check out our blogpost.