Oppo Find 7 review: A solid phone that faces stiff competition
The Find 7 is Oppo's best phone to date, and that means something for a relatively unknown company that's already put out some solid phones. Its combination of strong performance and a Quad HD screen make it a worthy choice, so long as you don't mind learning a new flavor of Android.
- Plenty of horsepower
- Pretty good screen
- It charges really fast with the right gear
- ColorOS can take some getting used to
- Mediocre camera
- Safe, uninspired design
The Galaxy S5. The One M8. The G3. Every notable player in the overcrowded smartphone space has a flagship, one heroic device that the company pins its hopes on... for a year or so, anyway. For Oppo, a Chinese phone maker whose profile has swelled thanks to a surprisingly solid phone lineup, that flagship is the Find 7: an unassuming slab that looks painfully pedestrian compared to the last time the company went all out. Maybe that's a bit harsh. The Find 7 pairs top-notch performance with one of the highest-resolution screens you'll find on a mobile today -- hardly a formula to sneeze at. But is it worth the $599 asking price? Is Oppo really a mobile force to be reckoned with? Follow me, friends, and we'll figure it out together.
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The $550 UDP-203 isn't built for video streaming, just discs (and, eventually, Dolby Vision HDR).
Oppo's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming later this year
The 4K-ready UDP-203 doesn't have a release date but it's in 'active development.'