Although each of them claim, every company does the same thing in the name of innovation and giving out options. Oppo isn’t any different when it comes to a flagship device and any separate version of it. While it had announced the Oppo Find 7, the latest best with the QHD resolution display, there was a version announced along with it, which had a few compromises with the specs. No innovation. Just the change in display, chipset, battery and there you go – a new phone with a little different name. One cannot blame Oppo for that, as most of the companies do that. Samsung especially, with the new concept of “Neo” models.
Anyway, getting into the differences between the Find 7 and the Find 7a, here’s what you need to know.
The exterior: No difference
No difference in the design, as it is the same exterior for both the phones. Just a gram of difference in weight, but the phones have nothing different in each other.
The processor, RAM and Storage
This is where both the phones differ quite a bit, and where the Find 7 should become a choice for those who want to have a power house in their hand. The Find 7a although has the same processor, the chipset is different and the RAM is higher in the Find 7. Storage wise, although both the devices offer the expansion possibility to a maximum of 128GB with the MicroSD card, the Oppo Find 7 has 32GB internal storage while the Find 7a comes with 16GB internal storage.
No difference in the screen size, but the display is where the Find 7a is dropped down to the segment where the other flagship devices are sitting to compete each other. The Find 7 has the Quad-HD display with 2560×1440 pixels screen resolution, while the resolution in the Find 7a is Full HD 1920×1080 pixels. Both the phones have the same Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the display, and have the IPS panel by JDI.
Camera, Connectivity & Ports – No difference
The same camera, with the features and the 4K video recording capability, 720p 120 fps slow motion recording and the different camera modes. Same is the case with connectivity, with both the Find 7 and 7a having the LTE connectivity with the other big list of options.
Although both the versions have the Rapid Charge feature for charging the batteries in a faster way, the capacity in the QHD display Oppo Find 7 is 3000 mAh, while that in the Find 7a is 2800 mAh.
Again, with the pricing you might see a good difference and Oppo will play the game of features here – with the QHD resolution, a faster processor and the battery which are efficient and the most important aspects in a smartphone, and there one has to choose based on the specs and not the pricing. Though for someone who is looking to buy a decent smartphone, the Find 7a doesn’t offer anything bad and it has everything in the range which has become a benchmark in the current market.
We’ll know which is a better choice only when the pricing of the 7a is found. The Oppo Find 7 is priced at CNY3,498 which is around US $565, a pretty hefty pricing but that is what one would see for the features included.