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The U.S. model of the Oppo Find 7a goes up for pre-order with free gifts, quickly sells out

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Apr 2014 22:48 User comments (8)

The U.S. model of the Oppo Find 7a goes up for pre-order with free gifts, quickly sells out Oppo made the Find 7a superphone available for pre-order today, and it quickly sold out but there appears to be some back in stock as of writing.
In addition to the great spec sheet, Oppo is also including a free blue Easy-Cover (similar to Samsung flip covers), an extra 2,800mAh battery and a 32GB microSD card (valued together at $80).

The Find 7a has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 2800mAh battery. The device has Gorilla Glass 3, a microSD slot (expandable up to 128GB), LTE, MaxxAudio plus Dirac HD audio enhancement and VOOC rapid charging promising "zero to 75 percent" in just 30 minutes.

At launch, the device runs on Android 4.3 (with Oppo's Color OS 1.2 user interface) and has 13MP Sony CMOS sensors that can take 50MP shots thanks to Oppo's image signal processor dubbed Pure Image 2.0. The device takes 10 quick shots, picks the best four, and combines them into a 50MP shot (8,160 x 6,120).

Finally, the phone has 4K video recording at 30fps, slow motion video at 100 fps, 32 second long exposure, HDR-capable GIF creation and some of those features can even be used with the powerful front-facing 5MP f/2.0 camera. On the design end, the phone has a full "titanium-aluminum alloy frame crafted with nano-injection molding" and five layers of thermal coating to dissipate all heat. The phone also has a "pulsing skyline" notification light for easy differentiation of messages, emails, etc.

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8 user comments

18.4.2014 13:26

Guess there is a lot of demand for this item. It does look pretty damn good though. Really love the "thermal coating to dissipate all heat" so it sounds like this phone with be easy to hold even while playing intense games for hours, unlike the HTC One which can get quite irritating to hold in your hand from just messaging for too long.



28.4.2014 15:33

I laugh my ass off at this as I'm planning to buy one also but the Find 7, more expensive version BUT.........ANYONE buying into this as a preorder is a MINDLESS FOOL!

I'm gonna wait a few months and what is now 499/599 will soon be 399/449 respectively soon enough.

38.4.2014 17:28

Or wait another month or two, and buy it used off eBay for $200 =) . That's pretty much what I did with my Galaxy S3 ($173 on eBay, free shipping)...

48.4.2014 19:22

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Or wait another month or two, and buy it used off eBay for $200 =) . That's pretty much what I did with my Galaxy S3 ($173 on eBay, free shipping)...
No way the Find 7 can be had for $200 on eBay in the next 6 months.

58.4.2014 20:45

You may very well be correct, but my point still stands. There's simply no reason not to buy it used, as long as its from a reputable vendor.

68.4.2014 21:07

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Or wait another month or two, and buy it used off eBay for $200 =) . That's pretty much what I did with my Galaxy S3 ($173 on eBay, free shipping)...
Not within a month or two right? I sold my Galaxy S3 after almost a year and a half for $300.

78.4.2014 21:16

Then you found a sucker. Don't believe me? Check out the prices for the S4 on eBay. You can often find one for $200-250 (prices drop any time a new model comes out), if you're persistent. Prices have been pretty stable for a good while.

Also, I said another month or two, after the period hearme0 was already going to wait. In other words, a total of 5-7 months after launch.

If you decide to argue against my actual point - that you might as well buy it used, if you're going to wait at all - then I think you're going to have a tough time. No matter how long you wait, a used phone will pretty much always be cheaper than a new unit, after all, barring clearance sales, package deals, and the like for new units (which are basically unpredictable, if they happen at all) and rank usury by sellers of old units =) .

88.4.2014 21:49

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Then you found a sucker. Don't believe me? Check out the prices for the S4 on eBay. You can often find one for $200-250 (prices drop any time a new model comes out), if you're persistent. Prices have been pretty stable for a good while.

Also, I said another month or two, after the period hearme0 was already going to wait. In other words, a total of 5-7 months after launch.

If you decide to argue against my actual point - that you might as well buy it used, if you're going to wait at all - then I think you're going to have a tough time. No matter how long you wait, a used phone will pretty much always be cheaper than a new unit, after all, barring clearance sales, package deals, and the like for new units (which are basically unpredictable, if they happen at all) and rank usury by sellers of old units =) .
Well prices were consistent with Swappa at the time I sold it. I would definitely look at used if I wasn't in a contract I'm happy with. I bought my LG G2 new 2 months after it was released for $0.00. If they had allowed it I would have gotten $50 back after the coupon but unfortunately they do not. A month later the S4 was on sale for free as well after coupon for some deal.

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