Oppo R7 Review: Thin and light done right

We’ve always criticized the “thin and light” mentality of most smartphones today because feel in the hand isn’t everything. Compromises in battery life and expandable storage are enough to frustrate anyone, no matter how beautiful the phone is. There’s a very interesting trend happening lately of thin smartphones, high end design, lower than flagship price points, and a Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood. Last year’s Oppo R5 was one of the first, and this year’s Oppo R7 continues that legacy.

Taste varies from user to user. For some, powerful specifications are important, and for others, reliability takes on a more important roll. It should be that the more you pay for a smartphone, the more powerful and reliable it is, but we all know that’s not the reality in most cases. Oppo’s approach to smartphones is rather interesting with the R lineup. The company has defied the boundaries of design, while keeping price points competitive, and has done so by toning things down on the spec race. Watch our full review to see if the Oppo R7 has succeeded with this strategy.

While you’re at it, you can also watch our first impressions of the Oppo R7, in addition to our Unboxing video.

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Jaime Rivera
Jaime has been a fan of technology since he got his first computer when he was 12, and has followed the evolution of mobile technology from the PDA to everything we see today. As our Multimedia Manger, he’s been in-charge of growing our YouTube hobby into one of the biggest video channels in the industry. When he’s not building one of our videos, or filming our Pocketnow Daily, he can be found in his second biggest passion, which is running and fitness. Read more about Jaime Rivera!