Call quality

A phablet that lets you do the talking.

The Oppo R7 Plus sounds pretty good on both sides of the conversation. Due to the noise cancellation employed, voices from it appear slightly muffled, but it's nothing too terrible. The earpiece is plenty loud, and so is the loudspeaker, so chances are you won't have trouble carrying out a conversation in noisy environments.

Battery life

A big battery and efficient processor make for excellent battery life. Bonus – fast charging!

Oppo was smart to take advantage of the larger footprint allowed by a smartphone with a 6-inch display and stuffed the R7 Plus with a sizable 4100mAh unit. This is certainly a respectable capacity, but what really matters here is whether the device is engineered to make the most of it or not. Well, the Oppo R7 Plus lasted an impressive 9 hours and 58 minutes of constant on-screen use in our battery test, which is a very good result – one that many high-end phones can't achieve.

Moreover, the Oppo R7 Plus takes a pretty reasonable 107 minutes to fully charge its battery with the bundled cable and charger. You have to thank Oppo's VOOC fast charging technology for that. However, wireless charging doesn't come on this phone, so if you like that piece of technology, you should probably look elsewhere.

Battery life (hours) Higher is better
OPPO R7 Plus 9h 58 min (Excellent)
Google Nexus 6 7h 53 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 8h 43 min (Excellent)
LG G4 6h 6 min (Average)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
OPPO R7 Plus 107
Google Nexus 6 98
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 95
LG G4 127


Overall, the Oppo R7 Plus is a smartphone for users who insist on having a seriously large display for Internet and multimedia consumption, and also have design as a priority over premium-tier specifications. For this type of smartphone user, Oppo's phablet should tick nearly every mark. In addition, the R7 Plus has a camera that's very good, at least for the most part, and its battery life is excellent. But that's about all that makes the phablet great.

The complaints we have are quite substantial. Basically, The R7 Plus's display characteristics don't live up to its price tag, which revolves around the $500 mark. The phone's performance also leaves a lot to be desired, especially when it comes to graphics performance.

For the same amount of money Oppo asks for the R7 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers a better display, significantly faster graphics, a better camera, and additional functionality over the Oppo R7 Plus. Then there's the Google Nexus 6, which is more responsive with its performance and packs a better screen, all while costing less than 400 bucks. And while we're at it, we can also recommend the sub-$500 LG G4 as a high-end smartphone that may be a bit smaller and lack that metallic lustre, but has a higher-resolution display and is likely superior to the Oppo R7 Plus with its camera performance. We think these three phones make for more sensible buys.


  • Good design and build quality
  • Competent pair of cameras
  • Satisfying battery life


  • Display not very true to life
  • Poor video shooting quality
  • Poor gaming performance and some UI lags

PhoneArena Rating:




1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Oh boy

27. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I lost faith in PA reviews totally. That's why now I refer other tech sites to check reviews and scores. Whenever others (my office colleagues / friends) ask or check your scores then everybody laughs at you. Take a lesson PA. Don't be just a news site. Have a proper review system otherwise the results for your site review would be not good.

44. MSi_GS70 unregistered

You know it isnt iiiphponeee so it cannot have 9 points

32. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

PA This is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! And Luis D you give this phone a 5? A 5!?? Just the specs alone warranty a minimum socre of 6 or 6.5 considering current hardware available on the market. Man i didn't want to believe it but yeah PA is paid off (no names here). Over the past month PA has killed every Android phone out there especially the ones from China. Hey PA Even iPhone is Made in China! LOL!

2. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

LAMAO! I guess most of these Chinese vendors didn't sponsor PA lately. Oh I forget where I am at. :D

6. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Waiting for that iSheep namely "SamsungPhanboy" to act up again. LOL

45. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Yeah sponsoring is bribing. So where are no money there is no reward ..yeah of course The whole world is about money plitics.. everybody will do anything for the money.

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

damn, 99% of Android phones are getting killed in their reviews. I can't imagine what the moto x pure is going to get? Maybe a 5 or 6? the new Nexus 5x and 6p will probably get a

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

let me guess.. xpure will get 7 because it doesnt use the fastest processor available, and no so amazing battery life both new nexus will get 8 because lack of wireless charging, no ois, bed design.. but in my honest opinion, if i6s get 9.3 then X pure deserve to get at least 9/10, and at least 10.3/10 for nexus 6p

23. Tizo101

Posts: 539; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Just read "[w]hile it may not have the iPhone 6's precise contours..." and immediately stopped reading because I just lost interests in what they had to say about the phone - I wonder how much my phone would get.

4. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Meanwhile iPhone 6S just got 9.3 score. Lmao joke reviewers.

16. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. Not hating on the iPhone, but if you're gonna give it 9.3, there is no way this thing is a 5!! I ve watched bunch of other reviews, and while they all admitted there are some minor flaws here and there, it is still a great phone.

24. Tizo101

Posts: 539; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

it would seem like we hate Apple but most of us really don't have a problem with the company... they really need to stop gratifying Apple for no reason.

17. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. Not hating on the iPhone, but if you're gonna give it 9.3, there is no way this thing is a 5!! I ve watched bunch of other reviews, and while they all admitted there are some minor flaws here and there, it is still a great phone.

5. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This review is bulls**t! Not only did this phone get quite a bit of Editor's choice awards from other sites but these cons aren't big enough to justify the low score.

7. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

I just realise when PA reviewed the iPhone 6S plus, they said 192 gram iPhone feels sturdy but when they reviewed the Oppo R7 plus who has 6" and same weight as the iPhone they suddenly feels "heavy"!!!! And they said the full HD on the iPhone seems "more than enough" but when they reviewed other phones suddenly "not as sharp as QHD"

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

LOL! Good one! Joker reviewers indeed.

15. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

If you really read the iPhone 6s Plus review, you should've seen that "heavy" came as number 1 of iPhone 6S Plus cons list.

25. Tizo101

Posts: 539; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

these reviews are a new category called "bashing".

26. Tizo101

Posts: 539; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

these reviews are a new category called "bashing".

29. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

They have different benchmark on different brand. This site is getting worst and worst! Fail!

46. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Every human is child and will be thinking and doing in the world acoording his personal likes..It is unfortunately ppls naivety and it is natural..

8. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Oh K that is one dishonest score.

11. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Well honestly PhoneArena, I got nothing agianst you scoring iPhone 6s 9.3, but a 5 for this R-7 Plus is just too rude. It at least deserves a 6.2-6.5 for the sole battery, and the rest of the phone design and other features could easily take it to a 7-7.5.

14. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Admittedly PA is not very fair lately.

12. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

seriously what's with all the harsh reviews on these chinese phones recently?

13. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

A 5 for those cons? WTH are with these stupid reviews lately. I am starting to realize I only check phonearena for the news, not the reviews anymore. Completely disappointed with the site now. Shame on you.

18. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

Please everyone check this better website :

37. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That review on AA is anything but review. At best it's a walk through that reminds me an advertisement alike style praise them all going thing on AA. How this be on the par with S6 or how can it beat mcuh cheaper MotoX Pure addition but a very solid device given price tag. AA is a bag of Bulls**t in my opinion.

19. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

True that if the phone is below par on it's main function which is to perform well also with the graphics if it has such a large screen, then the main function of the phone is kinda worthless. But you have to admit that the battery life is great. Yeah I know it's also great on the Nokia 3310.

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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

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