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Just Who The Hell Do They Think They Are?

This electronics manufacturer seems a bit cocky
Just Who The Hell Do They Think They Are? © 2017 Oppo

If you’re looking for a beautiful phone, look no further. Oppo ensured a premium display; the back is aluminum-magnesium alloy and it looks incredibly sophisticated. 

In 2014, Chinese manufacturer Oppo managed to steal an ingeninus marketing plan from its rival, OnePlus. Just as Oppo launched the Find 7, OnePlus launched the One. With excellent, flagship specs at mid-range prices, both Chinese firms firmly established themselves in the electronics world last year. OnePlus, however, would make worldwide headlines and news report, where Oppo, the bratty younger brother, looked on.

This year, just months after OnePlus 2 hit the market, Oppo revealed the R7 in Europe (although it’s been available in Asia since May).

If you’re looking for a beautiful phone, look no further. Oppo ensured a premium display with a metal look and feel. The back is aluminum-magnesium alloy and it looks incredibly sophisticated. While it could be a distant cousin to a Samsung Galaxy, it has it’s own mark. The metal bank around the sides creates a defined edge, slightly curved like the iPhone.

But pretty much, that’s where the good news stops. Even for a mid-ranger, this device is a major bummer.

It has a relatively small (for these days anyways) 5-inch AMOLED full-HD display, which translates to a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution or 445 pixels per inch. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, alongside 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD. All in all, those are decent specs - nothing mindblowing, but who was expecting that, anyways?

It does have a 13 megapixel rear camera, and has been coupled with 8 megapixels on the front.

But pretty much, that’s where the good news stops. Even for a mid-ranger, this device is a major bummer.

The phone is going for $400. So. Just who the hell does Oppo think they are? 

It runs Android’s 4.4 KitKat, which is pretty lame, considering Lollipop is hardly new anymore. It also has a surprisingly poor battery life - 2,320 mAh battery.

The worst part? The phone is going for $400. So. Just who the hell does Oppo think they are? 

It comes in gold and silver and so it’s really cute, but honestly for the $400 price tag, Oppo is delusional. The OnePlus 2 is way cheaper (and way better), and even Xiaomi’s Mi Note has better specs (at a cheaper price) than this. And for those that want the premium design, go buy ZTE’s Axon Pro instead. It’s a bit more expensive, but shut up.

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