When we talk about smartphones entry-level we do not think about devices particularly catchy under the aesthetic point of view, as very often we tend to go down to different compromises to keep costs down. This is not the case with the new one OPPO AX7, which makes of the design one of its strengths thanks to an elegant style and meticulous attention to detail. So let's not lose ourselves in further talk and let's analyze it more thoroughly in our full review.
OPPO AX7 Review
The sales package is made of white hardback and inside it we find the following equipment:
- OPPO AX7;
- wall-mounted power supply with standard charging;
- USB charging cable - Micro USB;
- silicone cover;
- good quality earbuds;
- pin for the SIM slot;
- manual for instructions.
Also in this case OPPO it is always confirmed very attentive to details and its users by providing a very complete endowment.
Design and construction
The first exclamation I made after pulling out OPPO AX7 from the box was "WOW!". Yeah, because this smartphone has a design really a lot refined and class, a difficult aspect to be found on other competitors in the same price range.
Despite the cover not in glass, the sensation to the touch is still very good and working with 3D thermal technology gives it an effect elegance when the light changes. To improve even more its look are i golden details around the camera and the fingerprint sensor, as well as the beautiful matte aluminum side frame.
One-handed use is not easy, but reflects what has been said with other smartphones with display format 19:9, or we can easily send messages or surf the social media, but arriving at the notification drop without the other hand is a bit 'complicated. In all this the dimensions have been optimized to the maximum to insert a panel from 6.2 inches and more precisely they are of 155.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 millimeters for a weight of suns 158 grams.
At the rear we find the fingerprint sensor and the dual camera with flash, while on the frontal profile there is the ear capsule, the brightness and proximity sensors and the camera for selfies positioned in the droplet notch.
On the right side there is the power button unlike the opposite side on which the volume rocker is housed and the dual SIM + microSD slot. Excellent choice of OPPO to provide users with the ability to enter two SIMs without sacrificing memory expandability. Below we find the microphone, the mini jack input, the system speaker and the micro USB input. By now we know that in this price range this is the most common door, but we hope to see a change of course as soon as possible.
L'OPPO AX7 is characterized by a display from 6.2 inches diagonal with resolution HD + (1520 x 720 pixels), format 19:9Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3, screen-to-body ratio of88.4% and 16.8 millions of colors.
Despite the front panel is only HD + I must say that this is not particularly noticeable, as we speak of a good unit characterized by one faithful chromatic representation, good viewing angles as well as maximum brightness even if I would have preferred one best oleophobic treatment.
In short, a unit with resolution Full HD + would certainly have done more scene and would have made us better digest the list price, but overall we can be satisfied with the final yield.
Hardware and Performance
L'OPPO AX7 is moved by a chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, which is inclusive of a processor octa-core with a maximum clock frequency of 1.8 GHz, GPU Adreno 506, 4 GB di RAM e 64 GB di internal memory expandable via microSD to 256 GB.
This, unfortunately, is the department in which the smartphone is more difficult, as the performance are discrete if you use it for social media, but you can notice a system a little slow in processing the required actions. Let me explain: the opening of the app is obviously not lightning and some processes are sometimes a bit 'cumbersome.
Despite this I used it as my main smartphone during my last trip, which means that I really put it in crisis with many open apps e GPS e Hotspot always active and, apart from some sporadic slowdowns, the smartphone has held up quite well.
As regards the Gaming l'OPPO AX7 reproduces without any problem titles like Subway Surfers o Clash Royale, but more effort to reproduce in medium details PUBG. So in order to play smoothly you will need to set the details to a minimum.
Posteriorly we find a double camera from 13 + 2 mega-pixel with opening f / 2.2 e f / 2.4, autofocus and single LED flash.
I must say that, given the technical data, the photos surprised me particularly because they are really from quality for its price range. In fact, in favorable light conditions we have a good level of detail and nice colors, although on some occasions they are slightly less saturated compared to reality. In all this I was satisfied with theHDR which manages to intelligently intervene in both the rear and front cameras, guaranteeing us a good effect. In other conditions, however, I noticed some slight difficulty in lighting management, but it's completely normal if we think we're still analyzing an entry-level smartphone.
In night or with little light the two sensors make more effort and it will be possible to notice more background noise and, moreover, we should keep the hand steady so as not to move the photos.
On the other hand, on the other hand, there is a camera from 16 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.0, which gets the enough in all situations. In fact, the shots in daytime and with theHDR, albeit sometimes against the light it is possible to notice the lens flare. At night, the photos lose detail, but if you are exposed to a slight lighting you will still be able to pull off some good shots for social media.
I video can be registered up to the maximum resolution of Full HD and in general the same applies as previously stated. Stabilization is digital only and autofocus is not lightning fast.
L'audio output from the lower speaker of theOPPO AX7 è powerful, but higher and medium frequencies are favored at the expense of low frequencies. Overall, listening is more than enjoyable, but with a good pair of headphones you will be able to have a better balance of frequencies.
No problem with the microphone or with the audio in capsule, which is crystal clear.
L'OPPO AX7 supports Dual SIM with connectivity 4G + and obviously, support area of 20 band. In these days of use I have not encountered any kind of problem, even with the reception abroad.
Il Wi-Fi it's only Monoband and we also find the Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS, which ensured a good satellite navigation. Unfortunately, theNFC.
Il fingerprint sensor place on the back of the smartphone is precise, quick and responsive and let's say about it 9 times on 10 the device is successfully unlocked. Furthermore, it is also present facial unblock through the front camera, whose operation is very good both in daytime and at night, even if you need a fraction of a second more.
Regarding the system, theOPPO AX7 is based on Android 8.1 Oreo with personalized interface ColorOS 5.2. Unfortunately we do not have the last one major update di Android, but I must say that anyway the UI of the Chinese company is really very complete e rich di customizations.
We can in fact hide the drip notch if it were not to our liking, activate the gestures of system to move more quickly in the interface, activate the one hand mode or the split screen and cloning of the Whatsapp. Moreover, as far as gaming is concerned, we also find it "Game Space", or a function that will intelligently optimize the system to increase performance during the gaming phases.
In general the software does not present bugs, impuntamenti or problems with the notifications and the personalizations allow us to make various changes to the interface without having to download third-party applications.
Under the body of theOPPO AX7 we find one battery da 4230 mAh, which guarantees us aexcellent autonomy. Indeed, with stressful use (always active hotspots and GPS, camera, social, web browsing) I managed to arrive in the evening with still some remaining battery. Using it a little 'less I managed to use it even more than one day and a half without charging the smartphone.
Regarding this aspect with the supplied power supply the recharge complete takes place in around 2 hours.
OPPO AX7 it's an incredibly smart phone elegance, having a good camera it's a battery which can satisfy even the most demanding users. But some are not missing negative sidein fact, in relation to the price, the technical card could make many people turn up their noses. However, using it you realize that in reality it could be a good alternative in the entry-level range especially if for you the design and autonomy are two fundamental aspects, knowing that they have to accept some compromise on the performance side.
This new OPPO AX7 It is available in coloring Glaze Blue at the price of 249 € in the major Italian electronic chains, including Unieuro.