Oppo R7 Lite was initially announced in the month of September and got released in the month of October along with R7 Plus in the R series. This device gives a premium look and feel with its unibody chassis and under the hood there is a 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. This 5.2-inch device comes with an HD display on its AMOLED screen and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS ColorOS 2.1 on top.
Below are the Tips and Tricks of Oppo R7 Lite incase if you want to know more about the device or planning to buy one.
To insert an SIM on Oppo R7 Lite, we have a provision on the right of the device just above the volume rockers. This is a dual SIM variant, so there are two slots available, and one slot can also be used to insert a microSD card slot. We need to insert the SIM ejector pin in the provision that is given and the tray comes out, now insert the SIM and push it back to its position.
Oppo R7 Lite supports dual SIM one being a Nano-SIM and other is a Micro-SIM slot. Dual SIM is a must in all the devices at it lets you use two different numbers, one for personal and other for business or any other profession. Unfortunately, one of the SIM slots will be used up by a microSD card slot if the user decide to use.
Share your Data network via tethering option by activating the data pack on the device and then go to the settings of the device and tap on the More option under the General section. Now select the Personal Hotspot option and you can set up a hotspot easily. Tethering can be done according and a maximum of 8 devices can be connected with the Bluetooth tethering option.
It is as simple as in most of the devices. Just hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button for a second or so and we have the screenshot saved in the gallery or any file manager that you tend to use.
To reset your device, go to the setting settings and tap on Backup and reset option. Here you have options like, Back up my data, back up account, Automatic restore, Network Setting reset and Factory data reset. The user can choose according and proceed with resetting the device. Make sure all the date is backed up and you enter the correct back up account.
Power saving feature is a must on every smartphone because it stop the unnecessary consumption of battery when not needed. This can be turned on while traveling so that you can save most of the battery for longer use. To turn on the power saving mode, go to the settings of the device and tap on the option Battery and storage. Now tap on battery manager and you can see the percentage of the battery available as well as the options Normal power saving, Super power (reduces the performance of the device drastically) saving and Automatically activated (gets activated automatically when the battery is low).
Oppo R7 Lite comes with the normal sensors like, Proximity, Accelerometer, Light sensor and compass what we see on all the devices. These sensors help in many ways like while walking, exercising or even adjusts the brightness automatically when required using the light sensor.
Sadly, Oppo R7 Lite does not let you transfer your apps from phone to an SD card. Since the storage on the device is limited jut to 16 GB, users may find difficulty to have all the apps on the device itself. This ensures that most of the data should be stored on an external SD card so that you can install the required apps onto the device memory.
Oppo R7 Lite comes just with 16 GB of internal memory, although it can be extended up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card. There isn’t a separate provision for a microSD card so, it should be placed in the secondary SIM slot and in that case just one SIM can be used.
Oppo R7 Lite comes with an 2 GB of RAM, unlike its bigger brother R7 Plus that comes with 3 GB of RAM. Out of the 2 GB, only 768 MB is free and rest of it is used by the system OS and other applications.
Yes, this device supports OTG drive that lets you transfer data from the smartphone to an external drive or vice versa. This is an easy way to transfer data without much fuss, and you just need a File Manager application to exchange data.
Oppo R7 Lite comes with a 13 MP camera on the rear with Scheider-Kreuznach optics with LED flash and a resolution of 4128 x 3096. This camera is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps and is accompanied with a 8 MP camera on the front for high-quality video calling as well as for selfies.
We have conducted the following benchmarks on the device and scores of the same are mentioned below.
Antutu benchmark score: 31588
Vellamo Multicore score: 1306
Vellamo Metal score: 1090
Chrome Browser Score: 2324
Geekbench Single-core score: 606
Geekbench Multi-core score: 2292
Quadrant Standard score: 19571
As of now, there is no word from the company about the Marshmallow 6.0 update on Oppo R7 Lite, and we don’t think that it will be coming any soon. Since it is a midrange device, it will be getting the update only after all the high-end devices receive the update.
The device will be available in two colors options – Golden and silver that gives the device more elegant look. This enables the users an option to choose from. Sometimes customers are more obsessed with colors and like having more choices.
The Oppo R7 Lite has a non-removable Li-Po 2320 mAh battery. This battery is placed under the cover that cannot be removed. This should be a decent enough battery to last an entire’s day charge.
Yes, there us a LED light notification light available on Oppo R7 Lite front side of the device that will light up whenever there is a message notification or a missed call, when the screen in off. This LED light will also notify the user when the battery of the device is less than 10% and also while charging the device. This LED notifications lights help the users by notifying them whenever there is a message or a call that has been missed.
Eye protections display is the new feature that we can see only with ColorOS system. This feature filters out the blue light emitted by most of the smartphones and creates a soothing screen display, which is easier on the eyes. The blue light can be filtered out by different protection levels that can be activated from Low, Medium and High options. This display can be switched on from the settings option of the phone and tap on the display and then select on Eye protection display.
To change the font size on Oppo R7 Lite, head to the settings of the device and go to the device option. Here you can see an option called as Font listed at the bottom that has to be tapped, now you get the option of changing the font size of the device. More over the user has the option of four sizes that can be selected accordingly. There is also a provision to change the Font type but the fonts have to be downloaded online.
The off-screen gestures are the gestures that are used when the screen is off. On Oppo R7 Lite we can double tap anywhere on the screen to wake it up, there is also an option to draw O to start the camera and you can customize your gesture by adding in the option provided. To get access to these off-screen gestures, we need go to the settings of the device and select the option Gestures and Motions.
The on-screen gestures are the gestures that work when the screen is on. By heading in to the settings of the device and tapping on the option – Gestures and Motions you see multiple options. Slect the Screen-on gestures and we can find options like Activate the camera with multi-fingers, that lets the user to activate the camera directly by pinch close with multiple fingers. There is an option of Double tap to lock the screen that will lock you device at any interface by double tapping the Home key.
Gesture Screenshot lets you to take a screenshot quickly by sliding up and down with three fingers. Adjust volume with two fingers lets you to adjust the volume by sliding up and down with two fingers. Apart from these there is a Single handed operation to launch or exit the single hand operations just swipe left to right or right to left from bottom. These are some awesome gestures available on Oppo R7 Lite that will be very much useful to its users.
Smart call options let its user to easily dial a number from our contacts or messages just by placing the phone near your ear. There is Auto answer by motion feature that answers a call automatically when you bring the phone near to the ear. Simillarly, when on a call on speaker it switches to receiver when the device is brought close to the ear. To mute the calls quickly, just flip the device and the device will be muted easily.
The Built number on the device out of the box is R7kfEX_11_150925. This built number will change where there is newer version or a software update is available to the device. This update has to be installed before the built number is changed and it will bring new feature and also fixes if there are any bugs available.
So these are the Tips and Tricks of Oppo R7 Lite that can be useful if you are planning to buy this device or already bought one. If you have any more queries regarding this, do not hesitate to drop a comment below.