Oppo Neo 7 is a new Smartphone from the Chinese electronic manufacturer. Since entering the Indian market last year, the company has released many devices, and this device comes with a mirror like finish on the back. This 5-inch device is powered with a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor with a clocking speed of 1.2 GHz accompanied with 1GB of RAM.
Here are the Tips and tricks of the device that will be helpful to everyone before buying the smart phone.
To insert SIM on the device, the user has to remove the plastic back cover carefully where the SIM slots can be seen below the rear camera along with a microSD card slot. Now place the SIM’s accordingly as instructed. Now, put back the cover and reboot the device to start using the SIM for making calls and messages.
Oppo Neo 7 is a dual-SIM variant that comes with dual standby. The device supports one Nano SIM and one Micro SIM, letting its user use any of them accordingly in the slot provided on the back.
The user can share his data with anyone via Tethering or Hotspot option that is available on the device. To turn-on this feature, the user needs to go to the general settings of the device. Now tap on the more option and select the option Personal Hotspot to get all its accesses. Here you can set up the SSID and keep the encryption to WPA-PSK and WPA-PSK or even keep it open. An eight digit password should be generated, and a maximum of eight devices can be connected to it. You can also refuse others connection request by going to Connect Users option. There is also an option of sharing the data through USB tethering and Bluetooth tethering.
To take a screenshot on Neo 7, there are two ways, and this screenshot will be saved in the file manager app or in the gallery that can be viewed later and can also be shared.
Method 1: In method 1, you need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture the screenshot on the device.
Method 2: In this method the screenshot can be captured by sliding the three fingers simultaneously from top to bottom when the screen is on.
Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on the device and helps in improving the performance of the device. To check for updates, open the settings and tap on the option System update. Here you can see if there is any update available. The update has to be downloaded and should be installed.
There are sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and compass on the device. Being a mid-range device, we cannot expect it to come bundled with many sensors. These are the basic sensors that are available on every device.
Yes, there is an LED notification light on the top, just beside the speaker. LED notification light will be blinking whenever there is an unread message or notification. This makes sure that you do not miss any important call or message.
Out of the 16GB of internal storage provided, only 9.31GB of memory is available on the device, and the rest of it will be utilized by the pre-installed applications and the system OS. There is also a provision to extend the memory up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card (32GB for 3G variant).
Yes, the device supports the USB OTG drive but this option must be enabled on your device. To use the OTG drive on your device, open the Settings and tap on More option in the System section. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to OTG connection to enable that on your device. Now connect the OTG drive and exchange the data from your device to drive and vice-versa.
To see the battery percentage on the device, go to the settings of the device and tap on the Display option. Now you can find Battery percentage that has to be toggled to turn on or turn off this feature. This shows how much percentage of battery is available on the device, and you can work accordingly.
The company has not given any word on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 update on the Oppo Neo 7, and I don’t think the device will be getting it any sooner. Currently, the device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Color OS 2.1 on top.
Eye protection display is a feature that you can find on new devices from Oppo. This feature filters out the blue light from the display and creates soothing screen while you view the screen for a long time. After turning on the Eye protection display, you have the option of low medium and high, that has to be selected accordingly.
Although the back cover of the device is removable, the battery cannot be removed. There is a Li-Po 2420 mAh battery on the device that will be powering the device and gives a stand-by UP to 218 h on 3G and talk time of Up to 16 h on 3G. The back cover can be removed to place the SIM’s and microSD card, but the battery is sealed inside.
The model number of the device mentioned is A33f, and this number can be viewed by going into the settings of the device and scroll down to About phone. Now tap on this and select the option Device information, wherein you can find the model number of the device. The Same device in different regions will have various model numbers.
The Neo 7 comes with 1 GB of RAM, out of which 0.91 GB is user available, and the rest is utilized by the system OS and other background applications. This is a good is inclusion for a device priced around Rs. 10,000.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos as it is just limited to capture 1080p videos at 30fps with its 8 MP autofocus camera on the rear. There is also a 5 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling.
Yes, the device does support 4G LTE connectivity along with GSM and HSPA. 4G connectivity is now available on almost all the devices that come to the market, be it an entry level device also. The device is available in both 3G and 4G variants.
The benchmarking scores of the device are mention below that will be helpful in determining the performance levels of the device.
Antutu benchmark score: 28085
Vellamo Multicore score: 1171
Vellamo Metal score: 940
Chrome Browser Score: 2001
Geekbench Single-core score: 456
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1342
Quadrant Standard score: 13689
To check the gestures and motions that are available on the device, you need to go to the settings of the device and tap on the option Gestures and motions. Here you can find options like Screen-off gesture, Screen-on gesture Smart call, and Prevent misoperation.
To customize the notifications on Neo 7, go to the settings of the device and select the option Notification Center. From here you have the option to change the notification permission of all the apps that are available on the device. Tap on each app and set the notifications accordingly from the options Display on the status bar and Display on the lock screen. There is also an option called as Priority notification in this section that allows ringing or vibration for notifications even in the Quite Time mode.
For setting up the screen lock on your Oppo Neo 7, go to the settings of the device and scroll down to Safety and privacy option. After selecting it, tap on Screen lock where the password type can be selected to keep your data secured. There are many options for setting password like,
Complex password and
No lock screen
Oppo Neo 7 comes with a 8 MP camera on the rear with LED flash and it is accompanied with a 5MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. The camera also comes with the features like geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, panorama, and touch to focus features.
To change the font size on the device, go to the settings of the device and tap on display at the top. Now scroll down to and select the option Font. Here you can change the font size of the phone accordingly as you want. There is also an option of downloading Font type on the internet.
Wallpapers change the look of your smartphone and with these, you can bring more colors or customize as you want. Changing the wallpaper on Neo 7 is easy, the user needs to go to the settings of the device and select the display option from the top. Now click on Wallpaper to select from the available options like Static Wallpapers, Live Wallpapers, and Photos. Static wallpapers are normal wallpapers that we use and Live wallpapers are which are active and will be consuming more battery of the device. From the photos option, you can choose any of the images from the photos to make it you wallpaper.
The Head SAR Value of the device is 0.368 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.795 W/Kg. Lower the SAR value of the device, the better is the device to be used.
Screen On gestures helps you to perform few of the advanced options that can help you in using few of options with ease. The device comes with five screen-on gestures i.e. Activate the camera with Mult-finger, Double tap to lock the screen, gesture screenshot, Adjust volume with two fingers, Single-handed operations. To use these options on your device, open the Settings and tap on Gesture & Motions in the System section. In the new window, tap on screen-on gestures and toggle the button adjacent to the options to enable them on your device.
Screen-Off gestures help you to open few of the options directly when the screen is locked. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on the gestures & motions. In the new window, you will find the options, double tap to wake up, Draw O to start Camera, Music Control, Draw a V to turn on the flashlight and you also add additional gestures by a tap on Add a screen-off gesture. You need to toggle the button adjacent to each to the options, to enable them on your device.
These are the Tips and tricks of Oppo Neo 7 and if you have any more queries regarding this, do comment in our Phoneradar forum and we will be getting back to you.