OPPO is one of those Chinese companies who is known to come up with innovative smartphones. The company had released the OPPO R7 and R7 Plus back in May. Both the devices came with high-end hardware with an all metal design. Now, the company has silently released the OPPO R7 Lite, which is a toned down version of the R7.
The OPPO R7 Lite comes with the same metal body as the R7 and the R7 Plus, along with a 2.5D curved glass on top. Despite its mid-range placement, its good to see OPPO stick with the same all metal body on this device.
As for the specs, the R7 Lite sports the Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip under the hood. There will be 2GB of RAM on board along with 16GB of storage. The phone comes with a 5-inch display with 720p resolution. As for the camera, you have a 13MP shooter at the back, capable of taking 50MP high resolution images. Up front, there’s an 8MP shooter. The battery is a bit disappointing at 2320mAh. But the R7 Lite supports OPPO’s VOOC fast charge tech which can charge up to 75% in 30 minutes. For software, the phone runs on Android 5.1 with ColorOS 2.0 on top.
According to the Indonesian listing of the OPPO R7 Lite, the phone is priced at 4.99 million Indonesian Rupiah which roughly translates to $350. As you can see, despite the reduction in cost, the phone’s specs don’t justify its high price. You can anytime get better alternatives like Xiaomi Mi4 or OnePlus 2 which offers a lot more power for around the same price.
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