Oppo R7S Review


Welcome to the 2016 Oppo R7s review. The R7S is currently one of our favourite mobile phones and our current recommended budget smart phone.  Oppo is not a well known brand outside of China but is slowly gaining attention along with others like Huawei so it is a legitimate company and brand. We’ve looked at previous Oppo phones and came away impressed so when we where deciding on which was our best budget phone for the first half of 2016 we included the latest R7S and was the ultimate winner.

In terms of construction the Oppo R7S is very well built. It’s all metal and glass, feels good and the design itself is good to look at. However it is not completely high end as the chamfered edges and buttons are a little rough and look of the metal is not quite premium in our eyes. The design does lack the design flair of the Galaxy S7 although closer to the iPhone in terms feel. Nonetheless, overall though the R7S appearance is a standout in the price range and is more high end than mid-range too which will easily fool those who don’t know the brand.

In terms of hardware the Oppo R7S features 5.5 inch AMOLED screen while not the best looking in the market but for the price we have no complaints. For the price it is missing a some features like a fingerprint scanner and NFC but it does feature dual SIM and 4Gig of RAM which is impressive for the price range. The Oppo R7S has all the hardware essentials for the expected lifespan of 2 years.

In terms of use the Oppo R7S the Andriod OS has a modified user interface called ColorOS. COlor OS is a interesting variation as it looks flat or ordinary, perhaps a kinder description would be dated. However it is smooth but strangely feels a little sluggish considering its spec list, there are probably some background apps that need to be optimised. Don’t expect top range snappy performance but expect ‘nothing to complain’ about speed for the price. Apart from that it works really well for the price range.

The Oppo R7S is a great budget phone as it has all the features you’d expect at a price you wouldn’t. The materials and appearance helps so much it making the R7S ownership more desirable. There is very little to really complain about or discard it from any comparison for a decent mobile phone.


  • Oppo R7S
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM
    3G – All Tri-band
    4G – Dependent on version
  • Design
    Touch screen
    L159.3 W77.8 x D7.3 mm
    Weight 178 grams
  • Display
    5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 AMOLED
  • Camera
    13MP auto-focus LED Flash
    2nd forward facing video call camera
    8MP Video Camera
    4K 30FPS main video camera
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi,  NFC, Bluetooth V4, USB-C
  • CPU Octocore 2 GHz Separate Andreno 405 Graphics CPU
  • Memory 4Gig RAM
    Up to 32 Gig for user
    MicroSD expansion
  • Features
    A-GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope Gorilla Glass 4 Proximity, Ambient Light, Barometer, Fingerprint, Barometer Speaker Phone/Hands free
  • Battery
    Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
    Up to 18 Days Standby
    Up to 23 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $450 AUD (outright May 2016)