Oppo Find 7 officially announced: here’s what you need to know

March 19, 2014

    Find 7 2014 Hands on AA-1180687

    Today in Beijing, Oppo introduced the  Find 7, an ambitious effort that the Chinese company hopes will cement its status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of high-end Android devices.

    The Find 7 actually comes in two variants, Standard and Premium, but don’t let the name fool you – even the Standard model packs some of the best specifications you can get on a smartphone right now. And the Premium is a notch above, starting with the incredible Quad HD display we’ve been hearing about for so long. In fact, the Find 7 is the first device that will make it to Western shores to come with a Quad HD display, which means you get 2560 x 1440 pixels crammed into a screen that’s 5.5 inches across.

    The display is the Find 7’s claim to fame, but that’s not the only special thing about it. From the processing package to the camera and battery, the Find 7’s specifications are at the very high-end of the roster. The Snapdragon 801 and the 3GB of RAM put the phone in very select company, with only a handful of competitors able to pose a challenge.

    To clarify, the differences between the Standard and Premium variant of the Find 7 are the display, processor, storage, and RAM. The Standard packs a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage, as opposed to Quad HD display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage on the Premium.

    The 3,000 mAh removable battery comes with fast charging technology that Oppo claims should allow charging to 75 percent capacity in just 30 minutes. The camera combines a Sony Exmor RS sensor with a six-component low aperture lens and powerful software features, including a super zoom mode that combines several images into one 50MP shot.

    Oppo is known for creating striking, yet elegant devices, and the Find 7 is no exception. While the phone may seem large, its dimensions roughly match the Galaxy Note 3’s. The minimalist lines of the phone contrast with the woven carbon fiber back (in the premium version), while the standard model features a texturized plastic that gives it good grip.

    Oppo put a lot of thought into its feature packed Color OS (based on Android 4.3). While you may find the user interface a bit heavy, and some software features are leaning towards gimmickry, other Oppo additions, such as the programmable gestures, are very useful. For what is worth, Oppo told us that a major update is coming to Color OS in the future, bringing changes in design and functionality.

    Oppo Find 7 (Premium) specs

    Display5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD, Quad HD (2560 x 1440), 538 ppi
    ProcessorSnapdragon 801 - Quad-core Krait 400 2.5GHz Adreno 330
    RAM3GB
    Storage32GB eMMC 5
    Battery3000 mAh, removable
    Cameras13 MP rear LED flash, Sony Exmor RS sensor, 6p lens, f 2.0, 4K, HDR
    5MP front, f 2.0, 80 degrees field of view
    NetworksGSM/WCDMA/FDD-LTE/TD-LTE
    ConnectivityGPS, GLONASS, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
    Dimensions152.6×75×9.2 mm,
    171 grams
    ColorsBlack White
    SoftwareAndroid 4.3, Color OS

    Availability

    The Oppo Find 7 Standard version (1080p) will become available from the beginning of April for $499. The Premium version will become available from the end of April for $599. More details on availability by market will be revealed in the coming weeks.

    More coverage:

    Official press release

    OPPO Find 7 – PR

    Comments

    • andyking

      I will wait for the all new LG G3…..that will more power than this one .

      • poop

        Dont just assume. For all we know, the G3 could have worse specs than what’s rumored for the new One.

      • apianist16

        Yeah, I want to see the G3 too before I do anything too hasty.

        • Myles Harold

          I’m gonna have the oppo and the LG pro 2 they both are to sexy to not have both.

    • Guest

      NFC ? Wireless charging ?

    • Pratik Ghone

      This phone has shaken the competition yet again. Good to see the mobile hardware grow at that rate. But seriously, the question to be asked is, what about the content these phones display?

      I live in India and here 3g is still a luxury, forget LTE. Streaming is only possible on wifi and neither is that fast enough to stream full HD.

      Hope the change and growth is an overall process. Coz this more seems like the PC market right now. Each year a better processor, a better gpu and the quench to upgrade satisfies the manufacturers growth.

      Oppo 7 – Great Job.

      • Mur

        Well, a lot of us in the US have LTE.
        And even in India I’m pretty sure you could watch high res content at home over wifi.

      • Tony T.

        Having HSPA+ and LTE in the States is pretty nice, but there is still the issue of data caps and network congestion, depending on what area you live in. I used to not even get close to my data limits, but lately I found a new job so when I’m on break I like to watch HD YouTube videos. Holy crap. It demolished my data cap. I’m maybe halfway through my cycle and have used up 4GB of my 5GB of unthrottled data on T-Mobile. The speed is nice, but with so much more HD content available, the data caps have NOT scaled at all to the demand. Telecom companies need to figure out a way to have fast, reliable coverage, but also be able to have higher data caps. What is the point of having a 1080p screen if you’re going to watch videos in 480p…

        • titoone

          You should try opera max, saves tones on data.

        • AAX

          I got unlimited 4g lte on tmo, why don’t you just make the jump?

          • Tony T.

            I do have T-Mobile. I do the $30 prepaid with unlimited data, but like I said, only the first 5GB are unthrottled.

            • Myles Harold

              Well if you get a real plan you get real service.

        • Myles Harold

          T-mobile a unlimited data plan that never slows down go to a T-mobile store

      • justin

        Unless it released on a major US carrier it’s not shaking anything up here .

    • Luka Mlinar

      It’s a Note size phone that lacks in the design department. Pass :/

    • wat

      Shame it is ugly man. I await their next 6 inch phone with such specs but better looking and thinner I hope.

      • Cuerex

        thank god your opinion is only subjective

        • wat

          No shit? I’m not going to be speaking in anyone else’s opinion. I find it hard to believe anyone can find that bottom bezel and random rounded edge attractive though. S5 looks better than this.

          • Cuerex

            i strongly disagree with you in this term, the find 7 looks way more minimalistic and superior with its kind of ceramic with accented aluminium/titan frame finishing

    • Joe Butler

      This is awesome. Go Oppo.

    • Cuerex

      but does it feature the MEMSCAM camera module?

    • Alex Toma

      Great Device , Bravo Oppo

    • Andrew White

      There’s no getting around it it seems 5.5″ mega phones seem to be the new larger sweetspot.
      Admitedly I’m kinda used to my Lg g pro’s size ……finally.
      Back to the Oppo though, assuming with the 801chipset on board that this baby is 4k video capable as well.
      Much pleases me about this device, so glad to see that the non ‘cloud centric’ Jelly Bean is the O/S and hopefully upwards of 128GB SD card support has also been included.

    • 91

      Is 2k display even worth? Smartphone, because of such small display I wont even be able to tell difference between 720 and 2k unless I use microscope feels like 2 k will just drain the battery life and performance

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