Oppo Find 7: top 7 features

by: Andrew GrushMarch 19, 2014

After months of teasing us with various hints about the handset, Oppo has now officially taken the wraps off the Find 7 at a special event in Beijing. There are plenty of things to love about Oppo’s latest flagship, but seven features in particular stand above the rest.

Without further ado, let’s jump in and take a look at the Oppo Find 7’s top features:

A stunning display

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Although the Vivo Xplay 3S has the honor of being the very first handset to feature a QHD display, the Find 7 is the first device to squeeze such a high resolution display into a 5.5-inch screen. As a result, the Find 7 offers an extremely impressive 538ppi, beating out any other device currently on the market.

In addition to its impressive 2560×1440 resolution, the Find 7 display also features gapless screen technology and a TOL (Touch On Lens) module. For those that aren’t aware, a TOL module only uses one glass sheet and has ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) film directly attached on the protective glass layer, the end result is a thinner, lighter and more durable module.

The Oppo Find 7’s display also has the advantage of working even if used with wet or gloved hands.

Ultra-fast charging capabilities

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In addition to a sizable 3000 mAh battery (or 2800 mAh for 1080p variant), the Oppo Find 7 features voltage opened loop and multi-step constant current charging (VOOC) technology. Technical terms aside, this basically means that the handset provides best-in-class fast charging capabilities.

How fast are we talking about exactly? The Oppo Find 7 is capable of going from a 0% to 75% charge in just 30 minutes, with just a 5 minute charge providing a whole 2 hours of talk time.

Skyline notification light


A notification light might not seem like something you’d consider as a “top feature”, but the Skyline light could change your mind. The Oppo Find 7’s light uses a LGF light guide film that allows the handset to produce a cascade of glowing light.

You really need to see it in person or look at the light in a video in order to really get a feel for exactly how the Skyline stands out, but basically the light’s shine goes from the middle of the area and permeates in a curve throughout the bottom of the phone.



Just like the Oppo N1, the Oppo Find 7 puts a great deal of focus into bringing us a solid camera experience. The Oppo Find 7 might not offer the rotating functionality seen in the the N1, but the Find 7 does offer a 13MP shooter with the latest Sony EXMOR IMX 214 sensor.

Although the camera app is largely unchanged from the Oppo N1, the Oppo Find 7 does offer 4K recording @ 30fps, 32 second low light photography, a GIF maker, and a new 50MP “Super Zoom” feature.

Super Zoom basically works by allowing the Find 7’s camera to take ten photos at the backend with just the press of a button. The Find 7 will then automatically combine these photos into a high quality 50MP image.

Expandable storage

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With many Android flagships ditching SD card support these days, its refreshing to see that Oppo is actually making a change in the opposite direction. While the Oppo Find 5 and Oppo N1 both lacked microSD support, Oppo seems to have finally realized that many consumers do in fact want expandable storage.


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Yet another first for Oppo, the Find 7 offers support for LTE in several regional versions of its handset. For the international model, FDD-LTE is supported on Bands B1/3/7/20 and TD-LTE on Band B40. In Mexico and the U.S., FDD-LTE is supported on Bands B1/4/17.

In the past, lack of LTE support has really only been a major point of contention in the United States, but as LTE continues to spread its reach globally, LTE support has quickly become a must have feature.

Build Quality


High-end build quality has long been a priority for Oppo, especially when it comes to the Find series. Rest assured, the Find 7 is no exception. The aesthetics of the Find 7 are quite similar to its predecessor, providing an attractive build with steel elements.

The back of the handset is either carbon fiber if you have the QHD model, or a brushed metal design if you have the 1080p variant.

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    • Luka Mlinar

      They sure will :)

  • andrew

    Shut up and take my money

  • duck hairs

    Kind of worried about that charging thing, won’t charging the battery that quickly decrease its life? And also wont more heat be produced while charging which could cause problems if charging while using it.

    • tyrese

      It’s a removable battery who cares

      • duck hairs

        Yeah well there’s still the heat issue i know most phones get very hot when using them while charging…

        • Batman

          Oppo is not an Apple.

    • Bone

      Qualcomm claims it’s Quickcharge technology doesn’t affect battery’s life span and Oppo’s tech looks like quick charging multiple parts of the battery individually. So theoretically it shouldn’t affect life span as it’s not one tap filling a bath tub with 3 times water pressure, but rather using 3 taps at normal pressure.

    • Clint McKay

      Chill out man! They would have looked into all those issues. We can only know if they were successful or not, after people actually start using it. Anyway, those were my thoughts as well. I was actually thinking along the lines that it may have some side-effects.

    • Boby micfly

      Shut your face

    • I think the author forgot to mention the 8th point which answers your question – “The rapid charging will not create any potential thermal issues as the Find 7, since it is created with five layers heat protective coating. In conjunction with the thermal protection layers, because the phone is made from an aluminum-titanium frame, which happens to be manufactured with nano-injected molding, there is an additional layer of heat dissipation.”
      – Above information from oppo’s official statement and other tech blogs.

  • Clint McKay

    Samsung looks so cheap when compared with Oppo! :D China is making some headway into the world markets and they no longer can be termed cheap. They are making some brilliant technology. Good from a tech pov.

  • Brendon Brown

    This and the Z2 easily the best.

    • AndroidBoss

      This is better than the Z2.

      • Brendon Brown

        Well yes, but some do like the waterproofing and the dual front facing speakers. Although I would still take the Oppo.

        • AndroidBoss

          That’s how every phone is. Each one has its own significant features.

      • Guest

        Are you a dumbass. colours on the Z2 is better aswell its thinner and it has NFC better battery too. better design. 2 speakers that beat the htc 1. and waterproof too !

  • asd

    It is nice that it has sd card and would recommend oppo phones like this if they continue

  • JLG

    I currently know that Verizon uses LTE band 13, so this Find 7 is not going to work on Verizon.

    • dave snort raw

      Verizon uses bands 13 17 4 it might work.

  • heehehe


    But in all seriousness, as great as this phone sounds and looks, I just wonder why they put the MicroSD slot under the battery. Seems kinda old school.

    • clausnite

      the shutter sound is required in some countries, by their laws.

      • heehehe

        I know. Because you know, some countries don’t like their police being caught misbehaving. (;

        But for me, I just really do not like the sounds. Coming from a phone speaker, they’re usually tinny and hurt my ears. Or perhaps I’m taking a picture of wildlife, but fuck up the first picture. Whelp, because of shutter sound, they discover me and run off. ):

        You catch my drift. {:

  • me

    Will the Find 7 work on T-mobile’s LTE network?

    • Jun Lin

      Looks like it will. I see band 17 there

  • ADRi4N

    128GB microSD, 4G LTE, 2K Screen, 4K camera + 50Mpx (or 13 ^^), 3000MAH for…. 599$…………….. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY !!!

  • arcwindz

    Looks solid, but the 5.5 inch put this in the phablet range

  • Ben Edwards

    I was sold the minute I saw the carbon fibre backplate.

  • vosg

    Way to go, Oppo!

  • ColorMan

    Does the notification LED has other colors?

  • Brian Dong Min Kim

    Samsung should acquire Oppo and learn build quality.