Oppo Find 7

Two flavors of Oppo's new high-end phone launching in China this spring

Chinese manufacturer Oppo has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Find 7. With an enormous 5.5-inch display and up to QHD (2560x1440) resolution, the Find 7 rivals the latest flagships from Samsung and Sony, boasting 538 pixels per inch. The top-end Find 7 model also features a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (MSM8974AC) and 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 3000mAh battery. There's also a less pricey 1080p version with a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 2800mAh cell.

But the major talking point is the Find 7's camera. It's got a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor, but software trickery allows it to shoot up to 50-megapixel images though a "Super Zoom" feature. And early sample shots from Engadget seem to show plenty of fine detail, even when viewed at full size. The Oppo Find 7 offers 4K video recording to boot, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Other hardware tricks include rapid charging — Oppo claims it'll go from 0 to 75 percent in just 30 minutes — and MaxxAudio plus DiracHD audio enhancements. And software-wise, you're looking at Oppo's ColorOS, previously seen on the N1. Based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The 1080p Oppo Find 7 (dubbed the Find 7a) will be available in China from mid-April, with the 1440p model following in May or June.

Source: Oppo; via: Engadget

 

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Oppo's Find 7 boasts up to 1440p display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon and 50MP photos

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That camera makes it worth considering.
Hope that high resolution display shan't drain the battery too much
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I have a Find 7a already.
Read my signature. :-)

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, with 32GBs of internal memory and no sdcard. (Bring on 4.4.2, I can handle it.)

You clearly didn't read his signature. /s

Posted via my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "Blessed" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Asus ROG"

And of course this potential beast of a device and a worthy adversary to the note 3 will probably only work with att/tmo... But hey us sprint people can dream right?

The pen gets hardly any use with your average note user. They just want the big screen and the Samsung badge.

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thats not even close to true. I can think of 4 people i know that have teh note (my wife being one of them) and they use teh HELL out of the pen. the pen is one of their favorite things about the phone.

I own the Note 3, I use the S-Pen almost every time I pull it out. I run a construction company off that beast and absolutely love it.
To me the Note 3 is the best SmartPhone to date, nothing comes even close. I also own several other top of the line Android devices along with the iPhone 5S and the iPad mini 4. I want the new Oppo, that is one hell of a phone. The display alone is a killer, I also seen on a different website this morning that the new Oppo also comes with sd-card, I think the card is under the back battery door.

I had a note and was one of the few people I knew with one who used the pen. Most liked it for the big screen and performance.
Its not a competitor to the note 3, it is superior to it in almost all areas. This is an unfair comparison though, it's much newer... We need to hear the note 4 rumours!
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A CM edition is not needed. You just download CM rom and flash it with stock recovery of the phone and you will not void your warranty. Rooting or bootloader unlocking are not required. Since CyanogenMod is partnered with Oppo, there will be a CM rom for this phone.

Are you certain of this? If so this is + feature against the Sony Z2. I'm weighing these 2 beasts to see which one i should get.

Yeah it's not 50mp. It's software tricks. Even a 5mp camera can do that. If Nokia does the same trick with the real 41mp sensor, soon we'll see ads saying "with a 1000mp camera!". And it's not.
Also I bet the images are produced (to don't say fake). Just like the Xperia Z1 clearly were. They showed awesome photos supposedly taken with the Z1 camera and then when you got the phone, reality proved very disappointing.

But hey, it's propaganda. You can't blame Oppo for trying to trick the less attentive :P

Oppo never said the camera was 50mp. They said it could take 50mp images, and it can. Watch the videos on YouTube and you will see how clever and effective it is.

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" Yeah it's not 50mp. It's software tricks. Even a 5mp camera can do that "

What a crock of shit lol .. show me the 5mp camera you are referring to?

Yeah this is a huge bummer. They have the latest and greatest EVERYTHING except the software...like come on...if I was to buy this I'd just wait until an update is pushed.

What do you really get from Kitkat? All it gives you is performance enhancements for lower-spec'd devices. It brings almost nothing else to the table. Get over it.

When you are paying top dollar for a brand new flagship device released several months after a major update you expect to have the latest software.

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Even if it offers almost no improvements over the previous version? Sounds like nitpicking to me. Everyone cries about their Kitkat update, but I don't think any of them stop to think about what they're really missing or actually looks at the changelogs. The only time you get anything out of that update is if the manufacturer takes that opportunity to add features to their skin (like Sony).

I'l be honest with you, my HTC One is slower with Kit Kat. I have done a factory reset and it fixed some minor problems I was having but not the speed.

Yeah, my Moto X ran worse when I updated it to Kitkat, too. It's definitely a risk with any major update. If it had a ton of new features, it would be different, but people crying about new phones not being released with it apparently don't even know what they're missing.

At least the One got some new Sense features with the update.

Yeah, it's typical of electronics and software, It works well on some but not on others. I'm not the only one that has seen the slow down on a One.

It requires far less system resources to run. So battery life is increased. There is also Trim to keep things running smooth & snappy. Plus, why release your top spec phone without the most current software? Especially this long after its release? Heck, my Verizon Moto X is on 4.4.2. Has been for weeks.

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We got trim with 4.3. Also, battery life increases are minimal, especially on a Snapdragon 801.

I swear, I don't think people even know why they want Kitkat. They just want it. I could understand with a major iOS release or going from 4.2 to 4.3, but Kitkat is barely an upgrade.

KitKat is a big upgrade, you may not notice it if you have a fast phone, but I have used phones from single core, dual core and quadcore, with kitkat, dalvik and art. It makes a big difference for phones that doesn't have top of the line spec. There are also many enhancements.

Right. Kitkat is a big upgrade for LOWER END phones. A point I have already made. And as for "many enhancements": not really. Other than the transparent notification bar and dock and full screen mode, there's really not much there. But feel free to list anything you feel is significant. It's still not an update worth crying over.

On the surface it preliminarily looks "interesting" aside from that there are so many potential issues regarding quality, build, components, compatibility and if that isn't enough what are your thoughts on this device "calling home". You laugh, but if you are not happy about Snowdens reveal concerning the NSA, how about buying a phone from a partially owned state run business sponsored by China monitoring everything you do?

Oppo = Noppo..... never ever NSA is bad enough.

Oppo has been around a lot longer than people realize. I've been buying Oppo home theater gear since early 2000's. They've been geared for the consumer and constantly released hacks for their own devices to make them region free and other cool goodness.

Hmmm, do I want the U.S. for sure spying on what I do and being able to take action against me since it's my own government... or do I want China *possibly* spying on me without being able to take action against me? Decisions, decisions...

Oppo is one of the best electronics companies around. I have an Oppo Blu-ray and the build quality is great, the picture quality blows my Sony BR out of the water (sound is better also), and they keep their software up to date (it doesn't become obsolete because the software is behind). I would definitely buy an Oppo phone if the price was competitive and it was on my carrier.

Quality issues? Ask Samsung or HTC about that. Oppo are known for being really well made. You do know the iPhone is made in China, don't you?

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Come on, act phone being released this year should have kk

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If anything, I hope it pushes the competition. Great specs for the price. Other than that, I'll stick with the Nexus line...

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These days I'm less interested in specs for the sake of specs and more interested in whether a given manufacturer can and will update the phone in a timely manner. Considering this looks to be Oppo's flagship phone and its running a very out of date version of Android I'll have to pass.

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Firstly, Oppo have promised an update soon and have been working on kk for a while.
Oppo are known for having a great attitude towards their users.
Secondly, jellybean is still a newer version of android than 90% of users have on their phones.
If you are so shortsighted that the you reject a phone over its software, which will be upgraded, over its hardware, which can't be, well...

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A 2560*1440 display with a 2800 man battery oppo better have some serious optimization going on

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

Give this stock or nearly stock Android (Kitkat) with FAST updates (Moto X and G anyone) and this WOULD BE the phone to buy.

Yeah it is, I thought about buying this one, but I may wait for the OnePlus One. I don't mind a little less spec, but at a manageable size. My goal is a better overall hardware than a Nexus, but with same easy rooting and custom roms dev supports as Nexus.

The inclusion of capactive buttons may be a deal killer for me. I know its possible to enable screen one, but like the HTC One's bar, it made the phone unnecessarily bigger.

Not to me it isn't! I love big phones, it's amazing how quick you get used to the size. My HTC one feels small to me now.

The Oppo just looks amazing, if they could get some network contracts they could potentially take the 2014 crown with the Find 7.

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I have owned 3 Oppos: the Muse, R819 and now R829 aka R1. The first one was a bit rubbish but the next 2 were noticeable improvements, especially the R1, with premium build quality, elegant design(that is "inspired" by the iPhone and Xperia Z) and the Color OS is surprisingly pretty well made (love the buttonless gestures). The R1 also has a very decent camera and the front facing camera is also better than average.
So yeah in other words don't underestimate Oppo.
Now via my Z30 and Oppo awesomesauce

I've been waiting for the Find 7 and OnePlus One and now I'm noticing the G3 but theres more Samsung's coming and I can't decide lol. The OnePlusOne has a good price with a lot of hardware and software features. The Oppo Find 7 has awesom ehardware and a shitty software on top of an older version of android that Oppo dumps service for after a year probably like their other devices plus a huge price tag. I think the Skyline Notification light is the main selling point. LOL.