OPPO F7 keeps family tradition of stunning selfies alive

OPPOF7 is a new handset from the Chinese handset maker in its ‘F’ series family of phones and it packs a stunning selfie feature keeping in tradition with the F series smartphones.

OPPO is among the few of those credited with starting the selfie-centric smartphone craze. The effort paid off well and OPPO has been refreshing its “F” and “A” series from time to time. The new F7 smartphone follows the new trend of having a screen with 19:9 aspect ratio — a notch above the display that we first saw on the Apple iPhone X.

OPPO has priced its F7 aggressively giving many smartphone makers a run for their money in India as well as China. Despite the aggressive pricing, the design and build of the new F7 are much better than the previous smartphones in the “F” series. The company has done away with full metal-body design in favour of an all-plastic body that makes it very lightweight to hold and look flimsy at the same time.

At a first glance, it would look like a glass sandwich design but OPPO has accommodated a piece of polymer composite material on the rear. Similar to other “notched” Android devices, the F7 also has a smaller notch compared to iPhone X which houses the sensors, the earpiece and a 25MP selfie camera with F/2.0 aperture.

The device has Artificial Intelligence (AI) beauty (for the front camera) feature and sensor HDR capabilities. Reviews have indicated that the self-portraits are great.

The 6.23-inch LCD IPS display with full HD+ resolution has been housed in normal-sized package thanks to the 19:9 aspect ratio that gives more screen space for viewing. The display is sharp with on-screen navigation keys. However, the keys usually hide while using full-screen apps, to be brought back with an upward swipe from the bottom of the screen – some may find this a little annoying, but it depends on the end users ultimately.

A Mediatek Helio P60 chip powers the device coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone is fuelled by 3,400mAh battery and runs Color operating system (OS) 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo OS.