Today, I attended the official launch event of Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a in Malaysia which the event was quite different and lengthy and yes I loved it to the core as the whole Oppo team including The CEO Mr. William Fang, Assistant CEO, Ms Candice Liu and the Brand Manager Ms Chen Lu were very friendly and down to earth to everyone who attended the event.
So, lets talk about the Oppo Find 7a first, a fairly affordable device with all the latest tech specifications including LTE. The Oppo Find 7a retails at RM1598 in Malaysia and will be available nationwide by end of June. Well, we are already amazed with the previous flagship device from Oppo the Oppo N1, with its catchy 13MP rotate-able camera and CyanogenMod OS, now lets take a look at what the Find 7a is all about.
The Oppo Find 7a features a 5.5″ 1920×1080 Full HD LTPS screen with 403ppi, under the hood it is powered by the Qualcomm’s quad core processor, Snapdragon 801(8974AB) clocked at 2.3GHz with Adreno 330 GPU providing you a powerful and smooth experience while using the smartphone. The Find 7a has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM with microSD slot that supports up to 128GB, 13MP main camera and 5MP front shooter, both with the aperture of F2.0 and 6P and 5P lens respectively. Yes it supports Malaysian LTE band,so you can carry on and use your 4G connectivity for optimum speed. The phone itself weighs at 170g and only 9.2mm slim making sure it is comfortable when you hold it. Lastly the battery capacity is 2800mAh and if you think it’s not enough juice for you don’t worry much as it supports VOOC Rapid charging which according to Oppo, you can charge up to 75% within 30minutes! That’s incredible isn’t it?
Okay, moving on to the Oppo Find 7, features the same 5.5″ LTPS screen as the Find 7a, but wait, what I mean by same is the screen size only, as the screen resolution for the Oppo Find 7 is 2560×1440 with 538ppi making it the first ever smartphone introduced with 2K resolution and Ultra HD display in Malaysia and first in the world when it comes to 2K display on a 5.5″ screen. The Oppo Find 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801(8974AC) quad core clocked at 2.5GHz making the Find 7 a tad faster than the Find 7a. To boost the performance and user expectation, the Oppo Find 7 features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM and if it’s not enough for you, it supports microSD slot up to 128GB as well. The smartphone weighs at 173g, with the slimness remain same as the Find 7a at 9.2mm. Finally, the battery capacity is set at 3000mAh and yes it supports VOOC Rapid charging as well which will save you lot of time that usually spent on charging your other smartphones.
Heading to the software section now and do take note this applies for the Oppo Find 7 and Find7a as both the smartphones have the same features offered within. Both running on Color OS 1.2 which is based on Android 4.3 Jellybean, the user experience is definitely smooth when you try it out for yourself as when I tried it earlier, not even a single stutter or “force close” was experienced. Pure Image 2.0 is a feature that uses 10 images taken from the 13MP camera, stitched into a mind blowing output of 50MP. You can use this feature on “Ultra HD” mode and for a good quality and less noisy photo, make sure while using this mode, have a steady hand people!
I am sure most of you have heard of Beats, JBL, Dolby and etc audio enhancements on smartphones before, well introducing MaxxAudio by Waves which is similar to those mentioned, but hey this one is very good as well based on the crisp and clear output with massive bass when you plug into headphones or even speaker. Certainly this adds a better image which is an add-on for the already premium feeling smartphones. Lastly, you can use the device with wet hands and gloves on as well, making sure you can use the smartphones almost anywhere but please don’t use it in swimming pool as its not waterproof certified.
Well, that’s about it for now and as my personal impression and preference, I actually like both Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a simply because Oppo provides high end specifications and premium looking smartphones with reliable support as mentioned from the CEO itself, there is already 8 official Oppo customer service centers in Malaysia, with one more opening soon. So, what do you think about Oppo Find 7 and the Oppo Find 7a? Would you get one of these with the stated prices?
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