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OnePlus 2 vs. Oppo R7s – Which Budget Smartphone Would You Prefer?

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In 2014, OnePlus had an unexpectedly good debut with its smartphone, being praised for its unique, high end specs and affordable price. The successor had a similar design with minor tweaks, the processor has been upgraded, the battery is larger, but the screen and cameras didn’t receive any improvements. Oppo made a new announcement and its R7s will be put on sale next month, but, if you want to find out more about it, check out this comparison.

Designs and Displays

The Oppo R7s is really a pretty phone and by looking at it, you’ll be tempted to think that it costs over 500 dollars, but in fact, its price will be around 300 dollars. It features an all-metal body available in Gold color. On the front side, below the screen, you’ll see the Oppo signature, while the rear camera is positioned in the upper left corner. The device measures 151.8×75.4x7mm, it weights 155 grams and it has a 5.5-inch display from Samsung, being an AMOLED with a Full HD resolution of 1080x1920pixels at 401ppi.

The OnePlus 2 comes with a rectangular plastic body with the popular and unique sandstone finish, but the device gained 1mm in thickness (9.9mm) and the sides are now protected with a metal frame. The device has the same height as the R7s, but it’s narrower at 74.9mm and it weights 175grams. The screen has the same size, resolution and pixel density, but it’s a LTPS LCD.

Hardware

The Oppo R7s has a Qualcomm processor, but it’s the weaker Snapdragon 615 octa core with four cores clocked at 1.5GHa and four cores clocked at 1GHz, which are backed by Adreno 405 graphics, but this seem to be the first mid-range smartphone with this processor which supports 4GB of RAM. As for the internal memory, its capacity can be expanded from 32GB up to 128GB, as the device uses SIM 2 slot.

Both phones run on Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the OnePlus 2 has the newer Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor, having four cores clocked at 1.56GHz, while the other four cores are running at a speed of 1.82GHz. The graphics are Adreno 430, while the memory is unexpandable and available in variants of 16GB (paired with 3GB of RAM) and 32GB (paired with 4GB of RAM).

Cameras and Batteries

Both phones have rear cameras with a resolution of 13MP, but the Oppo R7s has an f/2.2 aperture and features such as phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Full HD recording, and Pure Image 2.0 app, but the selfie fans will be impressed by the front camera of 8MP with an f/2.4 aperture.

The OnePlus 2 has a more efficient primary camera with the same resolution, but it has an aperture of f/2.0, OIS, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash, while the front camera has a 5MP sensor.

The OnePlus 2 features a larger 3,300mAh, but it lacks a fast charging feature, while the Oppo R7s comes with the VOOC flash charging technology and the unit has a capacity of 3,000mAh which can offer up to two hours of talk time if you’ll charge it for 5 minutes.