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.
Pricing and availability
Stylish and affordable
The Oppo AX7 provides great battery endurance in a stylish phone body.
- 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.
Oppo AX7 specs
|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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