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OnePlus 2 vs. OPPO R7 Plus – Budget Flagships Compared

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Both Oppo and OnePlus are focusing on creating products with high-end specs and reasonable prices. They’ve very appreciated in Asia, but they’re slowly making their way to the rest of the world, where their phones are a bit more expensive (shipping costs). This year, Oppo released the R7 Plus phablet, while OnePlus brought a successor for the debut flagship.

Designs

The R7 Plus is impressive, featuring a violin arc design and being made of a magnesium-aluminum alloy. The company used the new anodizing technology with which they obtained a 91 percent pure metal construction which contains fine zircon sand particles. The phablet measures 158x82x7.8 mm, it weights 192grams and on the front side it has a fingerprint sensor.

The OnePlus 2 has a similar design to its predecessor, featuring a sandstone rear finish, but it’s 1mm thinner and has a wide metal rim. The back is removable and you can replace it with a different material: Kevlar, bamboo etc. OnePlus added also a fingerprint scanner on the front panel, below the screen, and it’s hidden inside the home button.

Displays

The OPPO R7 Plus is a lot bigger than the OnePlus 2, featuring a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution and 2.5G Arc-Edge technology, supporting a pixel density of 367ppi. The OnePlus 2 is fitted with a 5.5-inch LTPS LCD screen with the same Full HD resolution, but because it’s smaller, it supports a higher pixel density of 401ppi.

Cameras

The R7 Plus is equipped with a 13MP Sony IMX278 rear camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, an f/2.2 aperture, auto-focus, LED flash, anti-shake optimization and it’s able to take clear shots, even at night. The front camera is 8MP and has an f/2.4 aperture and an 80-degree angle.

The OnePlus 2 has also a 13MP camera, but it supports OIS, an f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flasj, while the front camera has a 5MP sensor.

Hardware

The OPPO R7 Plus comes with a 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset which is powered by an octa core processor with clocking speeds at 1.5GHz. The device houses Adreno 405 graphics and 3GB of RAM, and it’s packed with 32GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 128GB – using SIM 2 slot.

The OnePlus 2 has a different hardware combination, being powered by the newer Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset with two quad core processors clocked at 1.56GHz and 1.82GHz. The graphics are Adreno 420 and there are two variants of RAMs – 3GB for the model with 16GB of storage, and 4GB for the 64GB variant, but the device doesn’t support microSD card expansion.

Batteries

The R7 Plus is kept alive by a huge 4100mAh battery and it offers the VOOC rapid charging mode, which extends the life of your device by two hours, if you charge it for 5 minutes. The OnePlus 2 comes with a reasonable 3,300mAh battery.