Oppo has been one of the most famous smartphone brands in Nepal, and the company looks set to capture more market share with its new product, the Oppo A7. This device is targeted at the South Asian market, and Nepal is among the first to receive it. The Oppo A7 is a mid-range smartphone from Oppo that is meant for the design and battery lovers. However, the price of the device has certainly raised a few eyebrows.
Oppo A7 Overview
The Oppo A7’s launch comes after a couple of weeks of rumors and leaks that showcased an attractive looking smartphone with a waterdrop notch. This makes the A7 look similar to the Oppo F9 on the front side, with an almost similar 6.2-inch display with minimalistic bezels all around. What’s different here is the resolution of this display as the new device comes only with an HD+ configuration which is quite a disappointment if you consider its price tag.
Another area where the Oppo A7 isn’t attractive is underneath the hood, at it is powered by the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. This CPU is coupled with 4 GB of RAM, Adreno 506 GPU along with 64 GB of internal memory. The onboard storage is expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card.
Talking about the camera setup, there are dual 13- and 2-megapixel cameras on the back with f/2.2 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. On the front lies a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on the device, and it will probably be equipped with the face unlock feature.
The battery is the major talking point of the Oppo A7. It houses a large 4,230 mAh battery that should last for a longer time period with the HD+ display. However, the Oppo A7 lacks fast charging technology which will most probably be a hassle to all users.
Oppo A7 Specifications
- Display: 6.2-inch IPS LCD HD+
- CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 14nm
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Operating System: Android Oreo 8.1 with ColorOS 5.2
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 64 GB expandable up to 256 GB
- Rear Camera: Dual 13MP, f/2.2 aperture + 2MP, f/2.4 aperture
- Front Camera: 16 MP
- SIM (s): Dual Nano SIM
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2
- Sensors: Fingerprint, G-sensor, accelerometer, light, proximity, E compass
- Colors: Glaze Blue and Glaring Gold
- Battery: Non-removable 4,230 mAh battery
- Price: Rs. 35,790 [Price last updated on December 6, 2018]
Oppo A7 Price in Nepal and Availability
We ourselves had published an article regarding the Oppo A7 where we had mentioned that we had expected its price to be around Rs. 26,000. However, we are quite surprised by its official price. The Oppo A7 is currently available for purchase right now and interested buyers will have to pay Rs. 35,790 to buy it.
Don’t Miss: Oppo Mobiles Price in Nepal
One of the major criticisms regarding the smartphone market of Nepal is definitely the pricing of the smartphones. While India and China are currently the hubs for mobile phones, what we are seeing in Nepal is kind of the exact opposite. Still, a few companies are working hard to offer the users value for money products which is affordable as well.
However, the pricing of the Oppo A7 is certainly what the mobile world doesn’t need right now. Yes, the phone is quite attractive and the battery size is quite large. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Oppo can make it pricy to the point where adding a few thousands will get you a much better device altogether.
The Oppo A3s, one of Oppo’s cheapest smartphones, which costs Rs. 19,490, features the same chipset. So, you can get the idea as to how expensive the A7 is. Also, I am also unsatisfied with the display resolution of the Oppo A7 as we can easily buy a smartphone with a good full HD display for at cheaper price point.