Oppo R7 Lite and R7 Plus: First Impressions
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Here are our first impressions about the Oppo R7 Lite.
Even in the past, Oppo has managed to keep its smartphone high on design and the latest additions are no exception. The phone comes with a uni-body metal design. The corners of it are well rounded and the build-quality looks good. Also, the smartphone feels nice to hold and oozes style.
The phone runs on Android 5.1 along with a layer of Color OS version 2.1. In whatever time that we managed to spend with the phone, it looked snazzy and the OS seemed stable. It is a 4G LTE-enabled Dual-SIM smartphone.
There is a 5-inches Super AMOLED display screen with HD resolution. The text, images and video were looking ultra-fine on this screen. The viewing angles also seem to be decent.
It comes with 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (out of which 13GB is available to the user), which ensured a lag-free performance. We did not encounter any crashes during the initial few minutes that we had with the smartphone.
The other department that Oppo likes to highlight in this smartphone, is the camera. The Opp R7 Lite comes with a 13MP rear camera, which is fast to snap up and manages to take some crisp shots even in the low-light conditions at the launch event.
Now, let's talk about Oppo R7 Plus. This phone is also equally good looking, thanks to the metal uni-body design. At 7.8mm and 192 grams, the Oppo R7 Plus, just like the R7 Lite, is also lightweight and slim.According to us, the back of the Oppo R7 Plus looks very akin to Samsung Galaxy S5. Given that it is a 6-inch device, Oppo R7 plusis also slightly difficult to operate using just one hand.
The Oppo R7 Plus sports a 6-inch Full HD IPS Super AMOLED display with a 1080x1920 pixels resolution and 367 ppi pixel density. There is also Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the screen. We really loved the display on the phone. It was truly a treat to watch HD YouTube videos on the same.
There is a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor tucked in Oppo R7 Plus. On the storage front, this smartphone carries 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded by up to 128GB via microSD card. From whatever time, we managed to have with the handset, we witnessed no lags or drop.
However, given that it is a phone worth Rs 30,000, many people will not like the fact that it comes a modest 615 processor and not the 808 or 810. Also as we got our hands on this device only for a very brief period, we are not sure whether Oppo R7 Plus has heating issues or not.
On the software front, the Oppo R7 Plus adopts Android 5.1-based ColorOS 2.1, which looked fairly decent and not drastically different to the stock Android. And navigating through the same was breezy.
Coming over to the impressive part, the Oppo R7 Plus comes with 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus. The same manages to do a great job even in low light conditions. The phone was fast to focus and the images clicked looked vibrant on the phone screen.
The Oppo R7 Plus comes with a huge 4,100mAh battery. Just like the other phones from the Oppo stable, this one also supports its proprietary VOOC fast charging technology. The company claims that, the Oppo R7 Plus can go from 0 per cent to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes. We are yet to try this out but this sounds very impressive.
From an overall specifications and usage point of you, there is very little scope to not liking the Oppo R7 Plus. However, we feel that the phone is priced pretty steeply for a mid-range smartphone. However, we shall reserve our complete verdict for the review, which too will be coming out shortly.