OPPO F7 that has been designed for selfie lovers is the first smartphone to feature a 25-megapixel selfie camera. The other notable features of the F7 are the different AI capabilities of the front camera, impressive 19:9 full screen design, the latest Helio P60 chipset and 6 GB of RAM.
Design and Display
The OPPO F7 that features a glossy glass rear. It can be availed in colors like Solar Red and Moonlight Silver. There is a special Diamond Black edition that has a triangular cut pattern that gives it a premium appeal. The handset measures 158 x 75.3 x 7.5mm and it weighs 158 grams.
The OPPO F7 is fitted with a Super Full Screen LTPS IPS TFT display of 6.23 inches that supports 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen produces FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and delivers a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent.
AI Driven Front and Rear Cameras
Software HDR can capture three separate images that are over-exposed, normal and under-exposed and then superimpose them to generate bright and clear images. The hardware sensor HDR of the 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 camera with f/2.0 aperture is even better that can not only function similarly but also generate images with higher clarity and brightness. This allows the OPPO F7 to capture natural looking selfie shots with real-life same color production.
The Smart AI recognition driven front camera can scan more than 296 facial spots which includes key parts like T-zone, U-zone and eyes to capture amazing selfie shots. It even enhances other areas like neck and arms.
The OPPO AI technology can remember selfie editing preferences of the user to capture images with same settings that were used while shooting previous shots. Also, OPPO AI’s can enhance photos considering aspects like gender, age, skin tone and skin type.
The Vivid Mode makes it possible for the front camera to shoot naturally beautiful face shots against color production for the outfits and background. The other AI features available on the OPPO F7 include AR stickers and AI album.
The rear side of the phone features an f/1.8 aperture 16-megapixel snapper. The AI screen recognition feature available on the dual rear cameras can capture enhanced shots by identifying 16 different scenes and objects such as grass, indoor, sky, food, snow, sunset, night, light, dog, cat, portrait, baby, firework, beach, scenery and text. Other features of the rear camera include portrait mode and vivid mode.
Performance and Software
The OPPO F7 is powered by 2.2 GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor that is accompanied by 4 GB of RAM on the 64 GB storage model. There is a 128 GB storage variant too that houses 6 GB of RAM. It features a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card. Itis fueled by a 3,400mAh battery that offers 33.5 hours of continuous music playback, 13.4 hours of continuous video playback and 8.3 hours of continuous gaming. The AI battery management on the OPPO F7 reads and identifies the usage pattern and accordingly adjusts the battery power.
The OPPO F7 is loaded with the latest ColorOS 5.0which is nothing but a customized version of the newest Android 8.1 Oreo OS. It brings along full screen multi-tasking through gestures better navigation experience on the large-sized display of the OPPO F7. The ColorOS has a password protected folder for storing sensitive data. An Indian theme is included on the phone. For security, it features facial unlock and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The other features of the OPPO F7 are dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG and GPS. It lacks support for NFC.
Pricing and Availability
The OPPO F7 featuring 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage that is priced at Rs. 21,990 (~$339) can be availed in Solar Red, Moonlight Silver and Diamond Black color options. On the other side, the 128 GB OPPO F7 with 6 GB of RAM be bought in Solar Red and Diamond Black colors has a price tag of Rs. 26,990 (`$416).
OPPO will be carrying out a flash sale for OPPO F7 both online and offline for only one of 2nd April. It will be exclusively available online through Flipkart and its offline stores. The launch offers for the OPPO F7 are 5 percent cash back for ICICI credit card users, zero-percent EMI, one-year free replacement and 100 GB free 4G data and Rs. 1,200 cash back through Reliance Jio. The first sale of the phone will begin on April 9.