Chinese smartphone maker Oppo, which is apparently trying to make its mark in the global market, has successfully managed to launch the Find 7 in India which comes with 2K resolution. Yes indeed, it is the same company which previously released the N1, the world's first smartphone with a rotating camera.
We found Oppo's latest flagship phone, the Find 7 - a special device all together. This time around the new handset is insanely powerful -- not just in terms of looks, but it does come with pretty nifty features.
The Find 7 is the world's smallest 2K display display resolution smartphone and will come in two variants; a fully baked monster handset with a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution, and the other being a normal FHD phone catering to masses. And of course the latter handset has been priced on a lower side.
Oppo's Find 7 has to be the contender in the race of big-ticket flagships of 2014. We have divided our first look into three distinct categories of smartphone, take a look.
Oppo Find 7 - Form Factor, Display and Operating System
Design-wise, the Find 7 is made out of aluminum-titanium alloy chassis. The phone weighs in at 171 grams, making it really light in nature. Overall, the Find 7 is worth the look if you're considering buying a high-end device.
Further, Oppo Find 7 boasts the most pixel-dense display of any smartphone. The 5.5-inch display ( 538ppi) with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, is four times as many pixels as you find on a 720p screen. That's Quad HD, also known as "2K". The Find 7 is the only phone available in India with a Quad HD display. Well, in the coming days we may see the arrival of LG G3 in the country, but at least now the Find 7 is the only phone available with such a high-resolution screen.
While the Find 7 isn't a waterproof device, the touch screen is sensitive enough to work with wet fingers and even gloves. During our brief testing, we found the 2K display incredibly sharp and vibrant but it's quite hard to tell the difference when compared to a Full HD display of the same screen size.
In fact many of our friends in the media were unable to differentiate between the Find 7 and Find 7a, as both the phones have 5.5 inch displays, barring different screen resolutions.
So can we assume that the 2K resolution is more of a gimmick when it comes to a small screen? We'll leave our final judgment for when we have a review unit to play around with.
As far as the operating system is concerned, the phone is powered by Oppo's home-baked ColorOS custom Android layer, running over 4.3 Jelly Bean, similar to what you'll find on the N1 or the R1. The UI is surprisingly neat and comes with new gesture control features. Also, the makers have added insane number of apps pre-installed on the device itself.