Oppo has finally launched the Oppo R7 Plus in India priced at Rs 29.990 and it does come with an impressive set of features. The Oppo R7 Plus will be succeeding the R7 which was released almost a year ago.

The Oppo R7 Plus is fitted with a large 6-inch FHD display which easily catapults the device into the phablet category. The device draws its power from the familiar 64 bit octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC glued to a 3GB of RAM. On the storage front the R7 Plus offers 32GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot. The catch, however, is that the microSD card also double up as a SIM slot; so if you are a dual SIM user, then the expandable memory option is virtually useless for you.

The imaging department is handled by the 13-Megapixel Sony IMX278 primary sensor with an aperture of F/2.2 accompanied by a dual LED flash and Laser autofocus. The laser focus and the anti-shake optimization is useful for hypersensitive focusing and quick shots with less shutter lag. Furthermore, the company claims that RGBW type sensor produces images with lesser noise and better ventilation.

The edge to edge screen is a delight for eyes and Oppo has pushed the capacitive touch buttons into the screen to make it look better. Keeping at pace with the other high end smartphones, Oppo R7 Plus comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back which can save up to five fingerprints and works just like Apples Touch ID.

Oppo R7 Plus is backed by a mammoth 4100mAh battery pack and it boasts the usual set of connectivity features including the dual SIM 4G LTE capability. The phone looks a class apart and the new “Free Curves” design philosophy imparts a sleek look to the device. The Oppo R7 Plus seems to be constructed using the aircraft-grade magnesium aluminium alloy, which ironically is the same material used in Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

The device runs Android Lollipop 5.0 wrapped up in the Oppo’s Color OS v2.1. We only wish that Oppo had fitted this device with a more powerful Snapdragon 808, so that it could have aggressively battled out the other premium Flagship devices, including the famous OnePlus Two.

Since Oppo had skipped the R7 for the Indian market they seem to have rebranded it as R7 Lite and released it along side the R7 Plus. The Oppo R7 Lite is priced at Rs 17,990 and it comes with a smaller 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, 13-Megapixel primary camera and a 8-Megapixel secondary camera. Oppo R7 Lite offers a 16GB of internal storage and an external microSD card slot.

The Oppo R7 Lite will be available in a Gold and Silver variant and the Oppo R7 Plus will come only in the Gold variant. Both the devices will be available by 25 of September and they come with Oppo’s VOOC instant charging technology.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.