Oppo unveils the Find 7: A phone which has pixels stuffed everywhere…

For long, the Oppo Find 7 was rumored to have a 50 MP camera and  a Quad-HD (2560*1440) pixels screen. Oppo had even teased a picture with 50 MP resolution before it’s launch.


And now, Oppo has finally unveiled the Oppo Find 7, a phone that achieves many firsts. It has the world’s first 50 MP camera. And the world’s first Quad HD display. Sizzling, isn’t it?

Now, you may ask, megapixels don’t matter. What is the use of 50 MP? Well, Oppo’s implementation is a bit different. It actually has a 13 MP main camera, but what it does, is essentially at it’s core, oversampling. It is used by the Nokia 1020, which uses all the details in a 40 MP image and size that down to a 8 MP super sharp image.

What Oppo does is the reverse of that: It uses ALL the detail of 10 pictures and mashes the best pixels up into what may probably be the MOST detailed picture EVER. There is almost-ZERO chance of blur, as the detail from all those pixels is mindblowing. You are just playing a numbers game, more is better here. All that shooting and compiling happens in the span of a few seconds and is fast enough for everyday anything use. The 50 MP  mode is called Super Zoom mode and that is for a reason.

Smartphones don’t have the same zoom that you find in most cameras, smartphones have something which is called ‘Digital-Zoom’ which allows you to zoom, but at the expense of quality. Cameras have optical zoom which allows you to zoom without the slightest loss in quality. Now, optical zoom is too fragile and is too difficult to be implemented in smartphones, so Nokia found a way to zoom in without optical zoom and without loss in quality.

How? See, when you have that much pixels packed into one picture, you can zoom in to quite an extent without losing details (Atleast to the human eye.!)

The Find 7 also comes with 4K recording and HDR and Slo-mo modes along with a 5 MP front camera with 80 degree wide angle sensor.


The Oppo Find 7 is the world’s first smartphone with a Quad-HD display. The current standard is Full-HD (1920*1080 pixels) which is quite a bit less sharper than a Quad HD display. However, the same resolutions on a 5 to 6 inch screen? You won’t notice the difference (Unless you are a superhuman) because that kind of pixel densities (538 ppi Quad HD vs 441 ppi Full HD on a 5 inch display) cannot be perceived completely by the human eye. Even now, many people, if not most aren’t able to differentiate much between HD (1280*720) and Full HD in normal situations. So unless you hold both insanely close, we mean REALLY nose touching close, you won’t notice the difference.

Even then, you probably won’t. Another problem faced by Quad-HD is content. Sure, you can play back Full HD content, but they would look blurrier when played back on a Quad-HD screen. See, there isn’t much content to enjoy the full glory of Quad HD on, and even if you did, you wouldn’t notice or appreciate the upgrade.

The Find 7 has a 5.5 inch Quad HD display.

Of course, you actually need power to drive all those pixels and Oppo hasn’t compromised on that: The Find 7 has the top of the line Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 Ghz along with an ample 3 GB of RAM. So that your phone doesn’t die within minutes of use, Oppo has stuffed the Find 7 with a 3000 mAh battery, which is necessary for the power guzzling screen, camera and processor.

It has 32 GB built in storage along with the option to expand to upto 128 GB through a MicroSD card. So that you can experience the best online speed, the Find 7 also supports 4G LTE.

The Find 7 also has Rapid Charging technology, meaning you can charge that massive battery quicker than a normal charger so that you can have your phone all powered up quickly. How quickly? Oppo claims a 5  minute charge from zero percent will allow the Find 7 to take a 2 hour call and a 30 minute charge will power it up to 75% from 0%. THAT fast.

The Oppo will run Android 4.3, which is one step behind from the current Android: Android Kitkat (4.4.2). It will be customised with a layer that Oppo calls Color OS.

It will sell for   CNY 3,498 (USD 599) in Chinese markets in May with no details about release out of China. If you feel the price is high  then Oppo also announce the Find 7a which has an ‘inferior’ Full HD display, 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon 800 chip, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. This will save you a 100 bucks at $499.

With a Quad HD display and essentially a 50 MP camera, the Oppo Find 7 indeed lives up to it’s tagline : ”
Raise the Bar”. But it is indeed based on things that we don’t know for sure are better than the current things. The Find 7 is based on gimmicks and it is upto you, the consumer to decide whether to choose it, whether to welcome it or not..


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