Oppo R7 Plus aces our battery life and charge tests with best-in-class longevity

Believe it or not, a thin phablet with a 4100 mAh battery scored one of the best continuous screen-on times in our gruelling battery life benchmark test. The new Oppo R7 Plus is not only one of the most elegant big-screeners we've seen, 2.5D display and all, but also managed to keep its lights on for nearly 10 hours with the screen lit, and running our standardized testing pattern. This would translate to about two days of normal usage from the phablet, which is great news for those that are eyeing Oppo's latest puppy.

As a reminder, the R7 Plus features a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 615 system chip, a 64-bit piece of silicon with an octa-core CPU consisting of four Cortex A53 clocked at 1.5 GHz and four more at a lower clock speed of 1 GHz, all of that running alongside 3GB of RAM. The base model of the Oppo R7 Plus will come stocked with 16GB of internal storage. On the camera side, the handset sports a 13-megapixels main camera with laser autofocus technology, and an 8-megapixels front one.

Words don't really do justice on this phone, though - at 6.22 x 3.23 x 0.31 inches (158 x 82 x 7.75 mm), it hits almost a 77% screen-to-body ratio, and this compact for the screen size chassis comes in an elegant all-metal unibody with a fingerprint sensor on the back. Oppo has also provided a fat 4A charger, so juicing up its respectable 4100 mAh unit from zero to hero took 107 minutes only, which is a great achievement for this capacity. 

In a nutshell, even before we put the R7 Plus through its appropriate review paces, we'd suggest you take a long and hard look at it if you are looking for a big-screen phone with fairly compact dimensions, fine design, and a battery to last you through the weekend.

Battery life (hours) Higher is better
OPPO R7 Plus 9h 58 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 9h 11 min (Excellent)
Google Nexus 6 7h 53 min (Good)
Meizu m2 note 9h 52 min (Excellent)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
OPPO R7 Plus 107
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 81
Google Nexus 6 98
Meizu m2 note 129

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R7 Plus
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 4100 mAh



1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

meh for a 4100mAh battery

5. thartist

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

I expected better. But still... 10 hours.

10. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Crap. And it's not even a 2k display. Oppo wasted a good battery size with poor software and hardware optimizations.

2. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

The S6 Active is still better by a long shot.

3. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I just wished that S6 Active was available in Europe. Would be an INSTA-BUY for me. :D (Lumia 1020 user)

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Same here (Sony user)

7. carlemillward unregistered

That is mostly due to the 14nm SoC.

8. crzykiller33

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

The S615 is built on 20nm lol

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This only uses frugal cores though.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*28nm LP

6. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Pretty disappointing. A huge battery, only a 1080p screen, just S615. It should last much longer. Xperia Z3 with a 3100mAh battery can last as long. At lesat the VOOC charger works well.

11. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

For a 6" smartphone with an amoled screen, the battery life is about right, with the battery being about 25% bigger than the similar Nexus 6 and producing 25% more battery life. Comparing it to a smaller 5.0 -5.2 inch device is pointless. It's also 1 hour longer than the similar Huawei Mate 7 from last year with the same size screen and battery. So far the Oppo R7 Plus is my favorite phone to buy in the next month or two.

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