I was invited to the launch of Oppo, a Chinese cellphone brand on April 10. They showcased their flagship phone, the OPPO Find 7. According to the speakers, they started out as a Blue-Ray maker in China, now they put that technology to use in their new phones. The phone boasts of very clear and HD pictures and video and a burst mode that would be useful to stop motion animators like me.
The event was ok, they had a buffet and an army of models. The loot bag was exemplary as they gave away 5600 mAh power banks along with branded planners. What was unsettling was the employees of OPPO, together with their CEO did a dance number. They should have hired a professional dance group to do a dance number along their themes of “extreme beauty and clarity”, “created to capture”, and “rapid charging experience”
The last portion of the launch was the raffle. The winners brought home their very own OPPO Find 7 worth P25,990
OK, now here are the phone’s specs
Find 7 Product Details
With a large 5.5 inch screen, 2560×1440 resolutions and 538 PPI, Find 7 carries forward Find 5’s legend of the world’s first 1080P mobile phone. Find 7 takes the advantage of Fine Pixel coating and Nature Color calibrating technologies to shrink an IMAX screen of more than 350 m² into 5.5 inches. The incredibly high resolution has led us into a new generation of HD mobile phones.
For Find 7, we have outsourced the screen manufacture to JDI – the world’s top display supplier. With the highly sensitive touch IC chip and ultra-sensitive touch screen calibrated by R&D elite team, Find 7 features faster response and smoother operation.
Find 7 adopts the TOL (Touch On Lens) one glass integrative binding technology where each small piece of glass is individually polished and bound in a solution. This technology results in higher costs and lower yield, but contributes to fewer cracks and enhances body strength by 40%. Together with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the screen features stronger scratch resistance.
Carrying forward the classic Find 5 display aesthetics, Find 7 has made a new upgrade that presents a more pure and natural ink-like display; perfectly blending the shiny black panel and the frame into one.
1.2 Skyline Breathing Lights
Find 7 is the first mobile phone that creatively uses particle guide film. It ensures very high light evenness and permeability of the whole line by the 3140 guide points distributed on the guide film. The light looks just like a meteor falling in the dark night.
The body frame is made of the latest aerospace-qualified Titanium-Aluminum alloy to ensure higher strength, better protection for the screen, and excellent heat dispersion. This material is heavier than magnesium alloy but contributes to a more solid grip.
Find 7 features the two sides designed like a delicate waist-line so that it makes the whole phone naturally smooth with light flowing freely. Together with the arching design of different curvatures in 3 body positions, the phone body fits the grip of a hand very well. The unique creativity constitutes the perfect balance between artistic appearance and a comfortable feeling grip.
The perfect 5.5 inch size ensures both a comfortable feeling grip and an excellent user experience.
Find 7 has a specially designed “one-press open” function, reflecting our pursuit for perfection. The back cover can be easily opened by just gently pressing the clip in a hidden slot. You can change SIM card, expandable memory card and battery whenever you want.
Find 7 accommodates the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU – 8974AC with powerful 2.5 GHz 4-core processor (2.3 GHz for Find 7a). It is based on the supreme Qualcomm Krait 400 core architecture and therefore 70% faster than 8064. Find 7 also carries the Adreno 330 GPU and the world’s fastest 3 GB dual-channel LPDDR3 1866 RAM, as well as 32GB eMMC 5.0 ROM. Together with the 28 nm craftsmanship, the power consumption is reduced by up to 20%. The quick response and high R/W speed make the Find 7 always fast whether it is powering on, running multiple applications, and loading large games.
Find 7 is the first OPPO 4G mobile phone. Enjoy the ultra-fast internet experience for both online HD videos and large file transfers. Everything is there for you. With 2G we played with texts, with 3G it was images, with 4G it’s the time for video! Find 7 is moving forward and thinking ahead!
Find 7 is the first mobile phone that features the exclusive and new VOOC rapid charge technology. It includes a 3000 mAh battery together with customized circuits, battery cells, 7 pin USB port, data cable and a smart adapter. Charging current and voltage can be automatically adjusted after phone connection is established. The charging speed is significantly increased by 400%, which enables you to make a call for 2 hours after charging for just 5 minutes. With the Rapid Charge function, your phone will revive with full energy in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.
Layer 1: The protection circuits in the adapter. No high-voltage will be generated even if the internal circuits are damaged. Safety hazards are eliminated from the very beginning.
Layer 2: The smart chips in the adapter for charging determination. When the phone is being charged, it will meet with phone voltage/current and will not trigger Rapid Charge until the safety is insured.
Layer 3: The electronic switch on the interface for double-determination. The electronic switch will make another decision whether to charge based on the commands from the MCU smart chip.
Layer 4: The overload protection for the battery in phone. Most charging systems also have this function, but as their only solution for charging protection.
Layer 5: Mobile terminal voltage-fuse protection. If there are any abnormalities, the fuse will blow to ensure absolute safety!
Besides rapid charging speed, Find 7 employs an innovatively optimized circuit topological structure to reduce the temperature, building up a comprehensive 5-layer protection mechanism from the adapter to the interface and to the phone. Each section is heavily secure. For the first time, the mobile phone charging safety index is increased from PPM (parts per million) level to the aerospace-qualified level – DPM (parts per billion). The power is reduced but the charging speed and safety is enhanced at the same time.
Find 7 is embedded with the world’s first Sony IMX214 – The second generation of stacked sensor with powerful graphic capabilities that eliminate smear in motion scenes. It also features a high pixel transmission rate of up to 480 MP/s (33% higher than Find 5) as well as the most suitable 2.0 apertures and improved 6P lens. This camera can reach 30 FPS when shooting 4K video, and 120 FPS slow playback for 720P. It also supports single-frame HDR by software and full-size preview. Without sacrificing the frame rate, the image is fine and natural with no over-exposed bright spots or fuzzy dark spots.
Zooming in close range automatically turns on the Super Zoom mode. The image will contain more details and enlarge the long-distance scenes to maintain the resolution. It is a handy function for both daily personal and professional life.
PI 2.0 technology is able to pick out the best parts of ten consecutive pictures and combine them into a 50 MP ultra-HD picture. That can be printed out as a 10 m² poster. Resolution never dies with this camera.
The slow shutter is upgraded again by the exclusive technology that supports up to 32-s exposure time, which rivals SLR cameras. Take advantage of it to shoot more flowing colors and romantic doodles, framing the dynamic light and shadows onto pictures.
With the smart noise-reduction algorithm, you can get the picture of high brightness, less noise and high definition even in dark, without using flash or losing image details. Although light is always dim at night, scenes are always great in the picture.
Find 7 for the first time adopts MaxxAudio effects – The top audio solution that has won Technical Grammy Awards and has been used by 20 thousand recording studios globally. It is also compatible with the voice assistant, 3rd party audio/video players, and navigation system. The dual-effect of “MaxxAudio + DiracHD” truly entertains every single demanding ear.
Find 7 is the best presenter of psychoacoustics technology that perfectly regenerates heavy-bass through virtual bass processing. All those heavy-bass scenes in movies such as speed racing, bullets & bombs, and Star Wars will really come life. You will feel you are living it as you enjoy the big stunning scenes presented to you.
ColorOS 1.2 is solely OPPO-owned software created based on Android 4.3. It is an interface that perfectly blends both practical and technical system. Its realistic icons which integrated the details and the overall look could provide a more interactive experience.
6.1 Fast and full hand gesture – Quick Reach
Gesture recognition: Use the phone to draw a trail in the air to recognize and open the specified function (in off-screen mode, hold the volume down and draw the trail, then release to complete the identification).
Custom gesture: To easily open the core functions of core applications
Air unlock: while the screen is on, wave within 5 cm above the phone’s front camera could unlock the screen.
6.2 Be more intimate by being user-centric
Tagalog: The phone supports Tagalog.
Operator of Incoming call function: When there’s an incoming call, the operator of caller’s number will be displayed
Interactive mode: Release a Beta version every three weeks. Communicate closely with the users and continuously upgrade the software based on their feedback.
6.3 Joined forces to create better experiences
Cooperated with SWYPE to customize SWYPE for OPPO input method, challenging the world’s fastest input method.
Could input more than 80 languages worldwide
Quick trace and powerful automatic correction of Swype could double your input speed
Cooperated with Amazon to create cloud services
Amazon is the world leader in cloud computing. Amazon has servers around the world; it could ensure quick access to most of the countries. At the same time, it provides military-grade security measures. OPPO together with Amazon provide free 5G cloud space for consumers to backup contacts, SMS, photo albums. It could also restore phone functions.
6.4 Emotional Ergonomics
Live Weather Wallpaper
Snow, fog, cloudy, sunny, rainy, thunderstorms (real-time weather), connecting the virtual world with the reality, adding surprise and color to your life.
Find 7 & Find 7a Specs
|QHD 2560X1440, 538ppi||FHD1920X1080, 403ppi|
|Color OS, based on Android4.3||Color OS, based on Android4.3|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC), Quad-core, 2.5GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB), Quad-core, 2.3GHz|
|3GB LPDDR3 1866MHz||2GB LPDDR3 1866MHz|
|32GB, eMMC5.0, Up to 128G TF Card||16GB eMMC5.0, Up to 128G TF Card|
|5MP, 80°visual angle , 5P lens, F2.0, Blue glass||5MP, 80°visual angle , 5P lens, F2.0, Blue glass|
|13MP, 6P lens, F2.0, Blue glass, Sony 2nd generation stacked sensor||13MP, 6P lens, F2.0, Blue glass, Sony 2nd generation stacked sensor|
|Full-size rear in-camera HDR|
4000*2000 video recording with 30fps, 1080P video recording with 60fps, 720P video recording with 120fps
Burst modeFull-size rear in-camera HDR
4000*2000 video recording with 30fps, 1080P video recording with 60fps, 720P video recording with 120fps
3000mAh Rapid Charge, Lithium Polymer Battery 2800mAh Rapid Charge, Lithium Polymer Battery
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyro, Gesture sensor Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyro, Gesture sensor
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