It's not the fastest budget handset, but the Oppo AX7 impresses with camera quality and especially great battery life.
- Battery lasts for ages.
- Decent dual lens camera.
- Teardrop notch design.
- Very slow to charge.
- No NFC.
- Not particularly quick.
- ColorOS can be annoying.
Oppo spent the latter part of 2018 dabbling in the higher end of the smartphone market, first with the interesting (but not quite compelling) Oppo Find X and then the much more interesting Oppo R17 Pro.
Still, it's a company built on the promise of delivering more phone for less money, which means it's traditionally offered more handsets in the budget and mid-price range. That's precisely what you get with its first phone in the Australian market in 2019, the Oppo AX7.
- Glaring Gold or Glaze Blue finishes look nice.
- Teardrop notch, but you can't obscure it.
- Fingerprint sensor placed high on the body.
- Dual rear lenses.
- Front facing wide angle lens.
- Overall pleasing performance for its price.
- Snapdragon 450 isn't exactly fast.
- ColorOS remains clunky in places.
- ColorOS still gives an iPhone feel.
- 4230mAh battery gives superb endurance.
- Very slow to charge back up.
- A great value, high battery capacity phone.
- The Oppo AX7 retails for $319 as a prepaid handset in Australia through Optus.
- The Oppo AX7 will also retail directly through The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Woolworths, Mobileciti, Telechoice and Yes Distribution, but it launched first through Optus.
Pricing and availability
Stylish and affordable
The Oppo AX7 provides great battery endurance in a stylish phone body.
Oppo AX7: Alternatives
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to phones in this price bracket, although none of them do come close to the Oppo AX7's remarkable battery stamina. If ColorOS isn't your style, you could consider the Motorola Moto G6 or Motorola Moto G6 Plus.
Motorola Moto G6
Motorola's Moto 6
The Motorola Moto G6 offers good value for mid-range phone buyers on a budget.
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola's bigger Moto 6
The Motorola Moto G6 Plus gives you a lot of screen for a relatively modest price.
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Nokia 5.1 Plus
Nokia embraces the notch
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Huawei Nova 3i
Great performance at a budget price
The Huawei Nova 3i combines Huawei's excellent Kirin processor with its camera smarts at a more affordable price point than its premium Mate series.
|Display size (inches)||6.2|
|Display resolution (pixels)||1520 x 720|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||270|
|Battery size (mAh)||4,230|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||13|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||2|
|Rear camera (2) aperture||f/2.4|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||16|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.0|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||Category 6|
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