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OPPO F7 Unboxing, First Impressions, Price in PH and Sample Photos

The Oppo F7 is one of the latest smartphones from the Chinese tech firm. It has just been released recently, and yes, it looks stunning. This newest smartphone from OPPO will be released in the PH Market on April 17 but we were given the opportunity to unbox and test it prior to its official launch.

OPPO F7 Unboxing, First Impressions and Sample Photos
OPPO F7 Unboxing, First Impressions and Sample Photos

Read about our initial thoughts on the phone below.

OPPO F7 Unboxing

Nothing was changed when it comes to the design of the packaging as its very similar to the box of OPPO F5. Inside the box, you will find headphones, micro USB Cable and wall adapter, Sim ejector and the user manuals. The OPPO F7 also comes with a free transparent jelly case and a pre-installed front screen guard.

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OPPO F7 First impressions
OPPO F7 First impressions

OPPO F7 Key Features

  • 6.23-inch FHD+ Super Full-Screen display with 19:9 Aspect ratio
  • Mediatek Helio P60 chipset with Octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage, expandable 128 GB via microSD
  • 16MP Rear Camera
  • 25MP Sony IMX576 Front Camera
  • AI Beauty 2.0, AI scene recognition features
  • Fingerprint Sensor at the back
  • Facial Unlock
  • ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3400mAh Li-Ion Battery

First Impressions

This new device is built with a strong structure but the first thing I noticed was the notch design – a rectangular shaped portion at the upper middle part of the display. Can we literally call this new smartphone design trend “Top Notch”? I’m not a huge fan of the notch, to be totally honest, but I guess it’s becoming a smartphone trend today.

OPPO 25 megapixel smartphone
OPPO 25 megapixel smartphone

It has an impressive shiny glass-like back but with the typical simple design that is associated with most Oppo smartphones. A single lens camera, albeit with amped up features, can be found at its back. It also comes fitted with a headphone jack and a micro USB port.

It has quite a fast performance, thanks to its 6 GB RAM. It also has a huge internal storage that can be extended up to 128 GB through a micro SD memory card.

OPPO F7 Review
OPPO F7 Review

The Oppo F7 has an amazing FHD+ display that measures 6.23 inches with an aspect ratio of 19:9. This means that the screen-to-phone ratio of this device is at an impressive 88 percent. An advantage that this bigger screen has is that you will be able to use the apps at full screen.

With regard to the security, the F7 continues the new tradition of Oppo phones of using fingerprint scanners. It is still placed at the back of the device and is so far, among the top security features of any phone on the market right now. The new F7 also has a Face unlock feature that works instantly and you can change the setting for the screen to wake up when raised.

The three color variants, Solar Red, Moonlight Silver and Diamond Black. I’m currently reviewing the Solar Red and I’m totally loving it!

Topnotch Camera Features

It can be argued that the biggest selling point of the Oppo F7 is its camera. Just like other Oppo phones, it makes use of the A.I. Beauty Technology that optimizes the quality of your camera’s shots. The F7 has a 25-megapixel rear camera that you can use for practically anything, especially during your travels.

Sample Photos Oppo F7
Sample Photos Oppo F7
Photos taken using OPPO F7
Photos taken using OPPO F7

AI Learning will also prove to be useful. It keeps track of the settings so that it will be easier for you to choose the settings that previously worked for you.

Sample Vivid Oppo shot inside Book Sale
Sample Vivid Oppo shot inside Book Sale

A great feature that can help you produce great pics for your social media pages is the Vivid mode. It has been designed to make the colors pop out more without looking artificial. Plus the food photos that we recently took using this smartphone was truly impressive and the Bokeh effect to the background was a good addition too.

Selfie with deph of field using OPPO F7
Selfie with deph of field using OPPO F7

The front camera (or as Oppo calls it “selfie camera”) has a dedicated sensor HDR that produces better images and again, selfies are made even better with its crisp, clear and new bokeh effects. It’s a premium camera feature which is quite impressive for a mid-range priced smartphone.

insta-worthy food photo using OPPO F7
insta-worthy food photo using OPPO F7

Apart from the HDR, OPPO F7 also has added Panorama, Watermark, Depth of field effect, screen flash, and fun filters.

Selfie Magic of OPPO F7
Selfie Magic of OPPO F7

Despite the absence of the dual-lens camera, the OPPO F7 produces impressive photos comparable to premium camera smartphones. All I can say It is the best camera smartphone among all the mid-range phones I tested this year.

That’s not all, it also comes with a Helios P60 Octa-Core Processor, making its performance undeniably good.

Oppo F7 Unboxing
Oppo F7 Unboxing

Price and Pre-Order

The OPPO F7 is set to retail at Php 17,990 when it launches on April 19 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. Pre-orders start on April 12. Visit the official website for more details.

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THE VERDICT

The Oppo F7 is absolutely one of the best phones the company has released to date. Its a mid-range priced smartphone with a premium design and features. Considering the price and the specs it has, it definitely is worth the cash.

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