Oppo Neo 7 Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

by Pavan Kumar B.C 1

Oppo Neo 7

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.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your Neo 7?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Oppo Neo 7 ?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on Neo 7?
  • Will the device support OTG?
  • How to view battery percentage on Neo 7?
  • Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • What is Eye protection display?
  • How much battery is available on the device?
  • What is the Model number of the device?
  • How much is the RAM memory on the device?
  • Can the device capture 4K videos?
  • Will the device support 4G LTE?
  • What are the benchmarking scores of the device?
  • What are the gestures and motions available on the device?
  • How to customize notifications on the device?
  • How to set-up screen lock on the device?
  • What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?
  • How to change the Font size on the Neo 7?
  • How to change the wallpaper on the device?
  • What is the SAR Value of the device?
  • What are the Screen on gestures available on the device?
  • What are the Screen-Off gestures available on the device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your Neo 7?

    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.

    Opp Neo 7 SIM

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    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.

    How to share your Data network via hotspot on the device?

    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.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Oppo Neo 7?

    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.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    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.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    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.

    Are there LED notification lights on the 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.

    How much is the internal storage on Neo 7?

    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).

    Will the device support OTG?

    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.

    How to view battery percentage on Neo 7?

    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.

    Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    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.

    What is Eye protection display?

    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.

    How much battery is available on the device?

    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.

    What is the Model number of the device?

    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.

    How much is the RAM memory on the device?

    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.

    Can the device capture 4K videos?

    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.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    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.

    What are the benchmarking scores of the device?

    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

    What are the gestures and motions available on the device?

    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.

    Opp Neo 7 Gestures

    How to customize notifications on the device?

    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.

    How to set-up screen lock on the device?

    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,

    Pattern password
    Simple password
    Complex password and
    No lock screen

    What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?

    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.

    How to change the Font size on the Neo 7?

    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.

    How to change the wallpaper on the device?

    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.

    What is the SAR Value of the device?

    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.

    What are the Screen on gestures available on the device?

    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.

    Opp Neo 7 Screen On

    What are the Screen-Off gestures available on the 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.

    Opp Neo 7 Screen off

    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.

    Pavan Kumar B.C

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    Pavan is an Electronic & Communication Engineer, a Gadget freak and has passion towards Photography, Wild life, Sports and always trying and finding new thing in the fields interested. He also collects rare information, which are not in books (mostly about animals), and very much interested in modelling and acting. Loves to spend time with friends, kids and importantly, PETS!

    • pradeep dbh

      In my oppo neo7 sms icon showing one unread message but inbox there is no messages..how can I see that message?

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