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Oppo A7 is Launched in India for Rs. 16,990 – Offers, Price, and Specs
Update – 26/11/2018 – Oppo has launched a new phone in the overcrowded Indian market – the Oppo A7. The new Oppo A7 has a lot in common with the Realme 2 which was launched a couple of weeks back.
It is really interesting to note all the similarities that Oppo phone has with Vivo and Realme. In fact, all the three companies are fundamentally same with minor cosmetic differences.
Recently, Vivo launched the Y95 that comes with a similar waterdrop notch design and cameras like the new Oppo A7.
The Oppo A7 costs Rs. 16,990 and is available for purchase on Flipkart/Amazon. The A7 comes in 2 unique colors Glaze Blue and Glaring Gold.
Usually, Oppo phones also go on sale in the retail market, however, the A7 is yet to launch offline.
Key Specs and Details
Powering the devices is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Additionally, there is Adreno 506 GPU to take care of gaming needs.
The phone comes with the unique waterdrop notch design also seen on the Oppo F9 Pro and boasts of 88% screen to body ratio. The back cover is made of polycarbonate and has a glossy textured mirror finish.
There is a 6.2 Inch HD+Display (1520*720) pixels with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a tiny waterdrop notch. It is a good design and offers a great reading/multimedia experience.
The phone has 64 GB internal storage and comes with 4 GB DDR4 Ram. Further, the storage is expandable and you can use upto 256 GB of micro-sd card. There is a dedicated memory card slot.
The Oppo A7 comes with the Android Oreo 8.1 along with the Oppo custom skin Color OS 5.2. It is the same software that we get on the way cheaper Realme smartphones.
For photography, it comes with a Dual rear camera with 13 Megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and there is a secondary 2 Megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
The phone has both face unlocking as well a rear fingerprint scanner to ensure quick and safe unlocking.
The connectivity options include Dual Sim 4G VOlte support, Micro-USB, Bluetooth Version 4.2, Wifi and OTG support.
Lastly, the device comes with 4230 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day. Oppo is also providing a 10 Watts charger in the box for rapid charging.
Verdict – Should I Buy the Oppo A7?
Considering the Realme 2 Pro with Snapdragon 660 is available for Rs. 13,999, it is hard to recommend the Oppo A7 to anyone.
However, if you are looking to buy a mobile in the retail, with finance option, then can consider it.
New Oppo Mobiles Launched in India in 10k to 20k Price range
Update -22-June-2018 – Oppo has launched a new mobile in India and it will go on sale starting 20th Jan 2018 (tomorrow). It comes with all the voguish features that you can expect from a modern phone in 2018.
But before we get into hardware details, notably, the Oppo A83 is going on sale on Saturday, both online as well as offline. The phone is available in black and gold color options and comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,990.
To recall, Oppo has previously launched the Oppo F5 for Rs. 19,990 in the country. The A83 is a watered down version of the of the F5 and comes at a much lower price.
Design and Display
For starters, the OPPO A83 comes with a 5.7 Inch Bezel-free display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display has an HD+ (1440*720 pixels) resolution and comes with 2.5D curved glass.
The A83 uses Oppo’s UFO (highly curved design) philosophy that makes the A83 curvaceous.The metallic back side has a nice curvature making it easy to hold and use, whereas the front comes with an unblemished infinite display.
Measuring 7.7 mm in thickness and weighing 143 grams the Oppo A83 qualifies as a sleek phone.
Next, powering the phone is the Octa-Core Mediatek 6763T (Helio P23) with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and comes with the ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU with a clock speed of 770 MHz.
Furthermore, the phone has 3 GB Ram and 32 GB storage. Unlike, the Oppo F5 that comes with the same processor but more Ram and storage.
Also, the storage is expandable to 256 GB using the dedicated sim slot. It comes with 3 slots. The Color OS 3.2 and the Android Nougat 7.1 offers several customizations and features like O-Share, split-screen mode, and unobtrusive gaming experience.
Let’s talk about the bread and butter for this Oppo phone. For selfies, it does not come with an overwhelmingly large pixel size camera, instead, it has an 8 MP shooter. But it comes with its own quirks, the AI Beauty recognition technology.
Based on the large database of human faces, the camera can recognize your age, gender, skin tone and type to enhance your selfies using the magical AI powers.
What’s more, we have a 13 Megapixel rear camera that can also use AI and has the ability to click multiple shots and stitch them together to create a collosol 50 MP image. I am not sure why we need a 50 MP image, but if you do, Oppo A83 is the right phone.
Notably, both the cameras have a f/2.2 aperture, Achilles heel for low light imaging.
Firstly, the missing feature, the Oppo A83 does not come with a fingerprint scanner. However, NDTV Gadgets and some other mainstream media erroneously reported that it has a fingerprint scanner. The official Oppo website does not have any mention of the fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the promotional images squalidly conceal the back to hide this detail.
Dear venerable brands, we are not naive. At least Apple told us they don’t have a fingerprint id on the iPhone X. Anyways, our readers are smart and don’t get tricked easily.
Secondly, to compensate for the fingerprint scanner, the phone comes with the face unlocking feature. Although, not sure if it works in pitch dark.
Lastly, the battery capacity seems decent as the phone has a 3180 mAH battery that even supports fast charging.
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Previously Oppo Launched the Oppo A71 in India about which you can read below.
Oppo A71 (2018) AI Powered Affordable Phone
1/Feb/2018 – Today, Oppo has launched a slightly updated version of the older Oppo A71, that they launched in Sept 2017. The smartphone is so far available in Pakistan for a price tag close to Rs. 11,800. Oppo may launch the device in India in the coming weeks. However, the company is yet to share any information.
In comparison to the older Oppo A71 that is available in India for Rs. 9,999, it offers some additional features.
For starters, it comes with Android Nougat OS 7.1 and also has the Oppo custom skin ColorOS 3.2 on top of Android to add some nifty features. The smartphone comes with a metallic surface finish and looks like the Oppo A57 or the Oppo A77. There is no change in terms of the design in comparison to the older A71.
Key Specs and Features OPPO A71 (2018)
For photography, it comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera with PDAF, Flash, f/2.2 aperture to capture detailed images. The mobile offers a 5 Megapixel front selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture.
It is surprising to see that Oppo has not launched this phone with a large Megapixel front selfie camera. To me, Oppo smartphones are synonymous to selfie smartphones. In fact, it is rare to find an Oppo phone which is not a selfie phone.
Furthermore, the A71 (2018) comes with AI beautification technology that applies the most suitable beauty effects to your selfies.
The Oppo A71 comes with 5.2 Inch TFT display with HD resolution (1280*720) pixels and also has 2.5D curved glass coating. It comes with a standard 16:9 display with large bezels, unlike the voguish bezel-less phones.
Powering the A71 (2018) is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and the Adreno 506. Additionally, it comes with 2 GB Ram.
Notably, the older Oppo A71 uses the MediaTek 6750 Quad-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz and even has got 3 GB RAM. Tragically, Oppo has reduced the Ram from 3 GB to 2 GB in the newer model.
The Oppo A71 comes with just 16 GB of storage. However, you can expand the storage using a micro-sd card support upto 128 GB. Most mobiles in this price range offer at least 32 GB internal storage space.
Fueling the phone is a 3000 mAH capacity battery. The phone is sleek and measures 7.6 mm in thickness. Also, it is not bulky and weighs just 137 grams.
There was a time when smartphone makers were making phones as thin as 5mm and as light as 110 grams, but poor battery life and consumer feedback has made them switch strategy to necessarily add more battery and give up the sleek design approach.
The Oppo A71 comes with the standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, 4G LTE, VOLTE and WIFI support. Egregiously, Oppo is not using a fingerprint scanner in this mobile. However, it may come with a face unlock feature but not confirmed by Oppo at this point.
Oppo recently launched the A83 selfie phone in India, that too lacks a fingerprint reader.
In conclusion, it’s old wine with a new bottle cap, not even a new bottle. The phone looks way too expensive for the price and even lacks a large selfie camera.
Oppo F1 Thin Selfie 8 MP Front Camera Smartphone launched
Oppo has launched the new smartphone in the Indian market and it is a selfie-focused mobile. The Oppo F1 has an 8 Mega Pixel front camera with wider f/1.20 aperture camera.
The wider aperture allows a good amount of light to enter the camera even in the low light conditions and ensures more clear photos in indoor surrounding and even at night. The front camera does not come with a flash but there is an option to use the display as flash as we have seen before in the Apple iPhone 6s and many other smartphones.
The smartphone has beautified 3.0 App and comes with 8 different color filters to ensure better post-processing of images. The smartphone comes with a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera with Flash and auto-focus.
As per the statement was given by Sky Li, Oppo Vice President and Managing Director “ Oppo continues to revolutionize the smartphone camera and design, and the Oppo F1 is a step forward in this pursuit”.
The smartphone has an aluminum body and is a very thin device measuring 7.25 mm, the design and build quality is elegant compared to the cheaper android mobiles with similar specs.
The smartphone is priced at Rs. 15999 and will be available both online and offline through physical retail stores in India.
The dual Sim Oppo F1 has 4G LTE connectivity along with the native 3G and 2G support. The smartphone comes with 5.0 HD screen (1280*720) resolution and also has the 2.5 D glass which makes the smartphone screen merge with the frame in a curved arc.
The Oppo F1’s 5-inch screen is protected by the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 which offers twice the resistance to scratches when compared to the Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Oppo F1 runs on the color OS 2.1 along with the Android Lollipop 5.1 UI. The Oppo F1 is powered by the Octa-Core processor 64 Bit Snapdragon 616 clocked at 1.7 Ghz. The smartphone also has an ample amount of Ram with 3 GB capacity.
The smartphone also offers decent performance and if you compare it to the Lenovo K4 Note it has a better processor. The smartphone comes with the Adreno 405 GPU which offers good gaming performance.
The Oppo F1 comes with 16 GB of storage space which can be expanded using a micro-sd card. The smartphone comes with 2500 mAH battery which may not be comparable to 3000 mAH or higher battery capacity, but we can’t expect more in a thin profile smartphone.
Oppo has also announced that they will also be launching the Oppo F1 Plus with Full HD Display and 5.5-inch screen, 4 GB RAM soon in India and will be priced at 26999.
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