Oppo is a Chinese handset manufacturer that has been around for a longer while than the recent crop of Chinese brands. The brand has launched several cutting edge devices including Oppo N1, which flaunted world's first rotating camera that served as both primary and secondary camera for the handset. The handset maker has released the flagship R7 handset recently and now it has come up with R7 Lite. This handset is intended for those who want a taste of the flagship device without paying the premium price tag for the same.
Oppo R7 Lite comes with the same robust and sleek form factor that is a trademark of the R7 flagship smartphone. It boasts of full aluminium unibody design that exudes a sense of elegance and is also sturdy to hold. However, Oppo has made the rear camera of the handset protrude a little, which might cause accidental scratches on the lens.
Oppo has placed a decent 5-inch display on the front of the handset, which is a letdown considering most handsets in this price range feature atleast 5.5-inch screen. Moreover, the display also offers minuscule HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Being a variant of the flagship smartphone, Oppo R7 Lite comes with the latest Android 5.1.1 operating system out of the box. Now, it is a common knowledge that Android Lollipop is the best looking release till date as well as packs a punch. Furthermore, Oppo has skinned the stock Android with its own Color OS that is designed to offer ease of usage and convenience to its users.
Performance and Battery Life
Oppo has equipped the R7 Lite smartphone with a Snapdragon 615 processor that is an Octa-core unit with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. The processor has 2 GB of RAM at its disposal that ensures a consistent performance. The device is powered by a 2320 mAh battery pack that can last a day on moderate usage.
Oppo R7 Lite boasts of a 13 Megapixels camera on the rear panel, which means that the handset is ideal for routine photography. The front panel of the handset features a powerful 8 Megapixels camera that features a wide angle lens for easy group selfies.
For connectivity, the handset comes wit same set of features as its flagship sibling and supports both 4G LTE and 3G. It also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB for other modes of connectivity.
The Oppo R7 Lite is definitely a go for those who dream of flagship smartphones but curb it because of higher price tag. This handset offers the same build quality and comparable performance to its users as that of Oppo R7.