Last week, Oppo has officially landed in the Philippines bringing their latest smartphones. Oppo Philippines unveiled three new phones during the said event – the Oppo Find 7, Find 7a, and Oppo N1. We were able to get a short hands on with the Oppo Find 7a and we would like to share our experience with it.
Oppo Find 7a specs:
- 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- Adreno 330 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x1080 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Oppo MaxxAudio sound enhancement
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
- 5 megapixel front facing camera
- LTE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, NFC, USB OTG (on-the-go)
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,800 mAh battery
- Android 4.3 Jellybean with ColorOS UI
- SRP: P22,990
The one that we are holding here is the Oppo Find 7a. There is no physical difference between the Find 7a and the Find 7 but when you look further on the specs, the difference is evident. The Find 7a has slightly toned down specs – a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (c0mpared to Find 7’s Quad HD display), a slightly slower 2.3GHz Quad Core processor, a lesser 2GB RAM, and a smaller 2,800 mAh battery. But these specs are not slouch. In fact, it is in par with current smartphone flagships from Samsung, LG and Sony.
Since we limited time with the phone, we were not able to explore it fully. But we were able to fiddle around with the phone’s UI called the ColorOS. The UI on top of Android look cleaner compared to other UI found on other phones. Icons look better and we are glad it doesn’t look cartoonish. We recommend this phone is you are looking for a fresh looking UI for your smartphone.
Bottomline, the Oppo Find 7a is a best alternative high end smartphone you can buy. It has the same flagship like features like LTE, Full HD display, generous internal memory with expandable option, and a 13 megapixel rear facing camera for less the price. If the Samsung Galaxy S5 is selling for P34,990 (Samsung store price), the Oppo Find 7a is only P22,990. If you want to experiece superb Quad HD display, the Oppo Find 7 is the best phone for you. You just have to shell out extra – P25,990.