OPPO Find 7a vs. OnePlus One – High-end for low price

Probably two of the best phones provided by the Chinese market right now (and almost the same company), both the One and the Find 7a are top of the line, high quality pieces of tech with a very attractive price-tag. OnePlus, as the company addmited, is owned by OPPO , but the company clarified that OnePlus is an independently run company and does not share investors with OPPO.  Recently we could see the OnePlus One get some new, stylish accessories (source)  to make it even more attractive to buyers. These two might not enjoy as much hype as the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the LG G3 but are not inferior in any way. You can make a great deal by choosing one of them instead of a more expensive, high-end smartphone. But which one will fit you best? Read on to find out.

OnePlus One

OnePlus One is among the few smarthpones that comes with CyanogenMod out of the box. For those of you who don’t know, CyanogenMod is a custom ROM based on android, and offers a clean and highly customizable OS. CyanogenMod is a community-developed mod that is similar to vanilla Android and provides full access to your phone. The OnePlus One uses CyanogenMod 11s, based on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. The OnePlus One is an elegant device sproting a 5.5-ich LTPS IPS 1080p display with 401ppi. The One is packed with a 2.5 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 801 proccesor and 3GB of RAM. It comes in 16/64 GB internal storage variants and it’s powered by a big, 3100mAh battery.

OnePlus One Specs:

  • 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm (6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 in)
  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD 1080×1920 px display, 401ppi
  • CyanogenMod 11S
  • Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
  • Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
  •  Adreno 330
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16/64GB storage
  • no microSD support
  • 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash, face detection, geo-tagging, panorama, touch focus, video 2160p@30fps
  • 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, USB OTG, USB Host
  • 4G LTE
  • 3100mAh non-removable battery

OPPO Find 7a

The OPPO Find 7a is a stunning device, with elegant curved edges and high built quality. For more practicality, it features an eye-catching notification light at the bottom, or Skylight as the company calls it. One of the best features of the phone however, is its fast charging capability. It can charge from0 to 50% in in only 20 minutes. No other device currently available on the market can do that. It’s worth mentioning that the OPPO Find 7 ships with a heavily modified Android 4.3 called Color OS. Unofficially it can run CyanogenMod 11s (source), transforming it into a OnePlus One. The OPPO Find 7a comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display at 1080p resolution. On the inside, it’s equipped with a 2.3 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage space and microSD support for up to 128GB. It’s also equipped with a 13MP main camera with Dual-LED flash and a front-facing 5MP camera for video calls.

OPPO Find 7a Specs:

  • 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm (6.01 x 2.95 x 0.36 in) 
  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD 1080×1920 px display, 401ppi
  • Color OS
  • Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 
  • Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 
  •  Adreno 330
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD support up to 128GB
  • 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash, face detection, geo-tagging, panorama, touch focus, HDR, video 2160p@30fps
  • 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0, USB OTG
  • 4G LTE
  • 2800mAh non-removable battery

The OPPO Find 7a and the OnePlus One are both great, high-quality devices. The only big difference between them is their price. The OnePlus One is available for $300 and the OPPO Find 7a for $500. The OnePlus One has everything you may want from a high-end device, plus its very affordable and that $200 price difference over the OPPO Find 7a  gives it a huge advantage. As always when choosing a new smartphone, it all comes down to personal preference and availability from your county. You won’t be disappointed by either of them but we consider the OnePlus One the winner of this comparison.