OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front camera and Helio P60

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front camera

Today, the Chinese electronics giant, owned by the BBK Electronics conglomerate, introduced the new Oppo F7 smartphone. It is difficult to attribute it to any category of smartphones – it cannot be said that it received the flagship characteristics, but it is difficult to attribute it to smartphones of the middle class.

OPPO F7 – this is the first smartphone with a 25-megapixel front camera. Other noteworthy features of the novelty are various features of the front camera AI, a 6.23-inch screen with a 19: 9 aspect ratio, a new Helio P60 with artificial intelligence and 6 GB of RAM.

OPPO F7: Specifications

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front camera

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front cameraOPPO F7: Design

It’s safe to say that the appearance of the OPPO F7 is a slightly modified R15, which, in turn, is the twin of all the latest smartphones inspired by Apple’s iPhone X.

The smartphone frame is made of aluminum, and the front and back panels are made of glass. Almost the entire front panel, not counting the minimum frame and cutout at the top of the display, is occupied by a 6.23-inch display with LTPS IPS TFT technology and a 19: 9 aspect ratio. The screen has a resolution (FHD+) of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The ratio of the screen to the case is 88 percent.

At the top, there is a 25-megapixel front camera, and on the back of the phone there is a 16-megapixel camera, LED flash and a fingerprint sensor.

The phone measures 158 mm in length, 75.3 mm wide, 7.5 mm in thickness and weighs 158 grams.

OPPO F7 goes on sale with glossy glass on the rear panel in colors such as Moonlight Silver and Solar Red. There is also a special issue in the color Diamond Black with a triangular pattern, which gives it an increased appeal.

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front camera

OPPO F7: Performance

OPPO F7 is equipped with an 8-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz, which is interfaced with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. There is also a model with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It is equipped with a separate slot for microSD card.

The phone will be available with two memory configurations: 4/6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of internal storage.

Memory can be expanded with a microSD card up to 256 GB (a separate card slot).

OPPO F7 is loaded with ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It supports control with the help of screen gestures. ColorOS has a folder protected by a password, for storing sensitive data. For security purposes, it is equipped with a screen to unlock function through the recognition of the user’s face and the fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.

Other OPPO F7 features include support for dual SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, micro USB 2.0, USB OTG and GPS. He does not have enough NFC support.

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front cameraOPPO F7: Camera

In terms of cameras, this smartphone is unique. If Huawei Nova 3e was the first smartphone in the world to receive a 24 MP camera with a Sony IMX578 sensor, the Oppo F7 was the first in the world with a 25-megapixel front camera with a Sony IMX576 sensor. This is one of the few smartphones in which the front camera received a higher resolution than the rear camera.

The HDR software can capture three separate images, which are then applied to create bright and clear images. HDR-sensor Sony IMX576 25 MP front camera with aperture f/2.0 cannot only shoot well but also generate images with greater clarity and brightness. This allows OPPO F7 to capture natural images.

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front camera

Smart Vision recognizes more than 296 face-points, which include key areas such as T-zone, U-zone, and eyes, to make stunning shots. He even improves other parts, such as the neck and arms.

The rear camera here is one and has a resolution of 16 MP, aperture f/1.8 and artificial intelligence support. The AI function available for the back camera can capture enhanced pictures, highlighting 16 different scenes and objects such as grass, sky, snow, food, sunset, night, light, portrait, child, beach, fireworks and text. Other functions of the back camera include portrait and bright modes.

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front camera Oppo F7: Battery

As a power element, we use a non-portable lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 3400 mAh, with the support of our own fast charging technology. The normal operation time is up to 2 days, music playback is 33 hours and video playback is 13 hours. The battery is controlled by AI, which allows you to identify the mode of use, and accordingly adjusts the capacity of the battery.

OPPO F7 first review: first smartphone with 25 MP front camera

 Oppo F7: Price and Availability

While on the official website of the company the device is available only for the Indian market. In the Chinese market, Oppo F7 will appear approximately on April 9. As for the cost, the price of the Oppo F7 with 4 GB of RAM + 64 GB of ROM in red and silver is about 340 $. The version with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM in colors Diamond Black and Sunrise Red will cost about 415 $.

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