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Gadget review: Oppo R7 Lite

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Nov 26, 2015 16:26 IST
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Oppo7 Lite’s height and width are almost the same as an iPhone 6, though the R7 Lite is slightly slimmer

If you are a fan of Apple’s design, it wouldn’t be surprising to see you take a liking to this phone. The 5-inch phone looks exactly like an iPhone 6 — its height and width are almost the same, though the R7 Lite is slimmer.

What’s good: The phone comes with Color OS (an interpretation of Android 5.1), which offers a clean, malware-free experience. The touch sensitivity on the device is smooth and the phone is 4G ready. The HD display provides sharp images, and the sound quality is clear, even with a single speaker at the back. However, the biggest advantage offered by the R7 Lite is the battery life: it lasts a whole day with heavy usage. The phone is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, which is quite powerful even if you have heavy games running on it.

What’s bad: The device packs a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. Though the quality of the pictures passes muster, the camera disappoints in low light photography. Another negative is its price. Compared to its competitors, like the Xiaomi Mi 4i and the Moto G, the Oppo R7 Lite offers the same features at a higher price.

Verdict: Go for the R7 Lite if you want a good-looking phone and don’t mind paying a bit more, even for a mid-segment phone.

Quick specs

What: Oppo R7 Lite

At a glance: 5-inch device, 13MP camera (rear), 16GB internal memory

Best buy: Rs 17,900 on

USP: Slim and light with a long-lasting battery

First Published: Nov 26, 2015 00:00 IST