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Oppo Find 7 phone with Waves MaxxAudio DSP

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A new phone from China with a friendly price and really interesting specs.




GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - international model
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - Mexico & US model
4G Network LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 / 2100 - international model
  LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 - Mexico & US model
Announced 2014, March
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, May
BODY Dimensions 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm (6.01 x 2.95 x 0.36 in)
Weight 171 g (6.03 oz)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.5 inches (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  - ColorOS UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  - Oppo MaxxAudio sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Speed HSPA+, LTE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
Secondary Yes, 5 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors White, Black
  - SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
BATTERY   Li-Po 3000 mAh battery


What is interesting to me is that it supports 128G microSD and a good quality DSP from Waves, a serious company in audio !


MaxxAudio sound enhancement technology by Waves :



Of course Viper4Android is also an option when the smartpohne will be able to be rooted. I only hope that the HO impedance will be less than 1 Ohm !


This smartphone can be a good competitor for the HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5 with the audio scope in place ;)


Offical product page : 



For Europeans it can be ordered here :








AnTuTu score


Find 7a preorders start at 7 April 2014 and the 7 is announced for June.

I will keep an eye on new coming review and audio info !

Edited by Migou67 - 4/10/14 at 12:38am
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A capture found in the official forum of the Waves MaxxAudio DSP interface used in the Find 7.



From Gizmochina (Find 7/7a):

OPPO Find 7 Standard Edition and lightly armed version of the argument
  Standard Edition Lightly armed version
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 2.5GHz MSM8974AC Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 2.3GHz MSM8974AB
ROM 32GB (supports up to 128GB Expansion) 16GB (supports up to 128GB Expansion)
Screen 5.5 inches 2560×1440 resolution 538PPI 5.5 inches 1920×1080 resolution 403PPI
Camera Rear 13 million pixel camera Sony IMX214 sensor can capture the first 50 million pixel photos 32s slow shutter Front 5000000
System Color OS 1.2
Battery capacity 3000mAh (removable) 2800mAh (removable)
Network standard GSM, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, WCDMA, FDD-LTE
Features Bass’s first MaxxAudio tick NFC chip VOOC flash charge paid smart bracelet O-Band
Price 3498 yuan 2998 yuan

Edited by Migou67 - 4/2/14 at 7:41am
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Edited by Migou67 - 4/7/14 at 7:56am
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Great phone, let's see how the battery will cope with the higher resolution one.

Hoping for more audio oriented reviews :)

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Oui :)  Hope we see more review and audio feedback, I'm watching the web for finding feedback on the Find 7 (Oppo and XDA forums...)


I need a LTE phone but I dont want a crappy heaphone output with noise ;) At the moment I'm really happy with my Wolfson Note2 and Viper4android but I missing speed !

post #6 of 17
Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

Oui smily_headphones1.gif  Hope we see more review and audio feedback, I'm watching the web for finding feedback on the Find 7 (Oppo and XDA forums...)

I need a LTE phone but I dont want a crappy heaphone output with noise wink.gif  At the moment I'm really happy with my Wolfson Note2 and Viper4android but I missing speed !
Unlock, root, install CM 11
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Thanks feedtheducks but I was talking about network speed (4G/LTE) sorry for not to be more explicite, I continue to try to get audio informations for the Find 7 !


Edit : From Gizchina review

Audio on the Find 7a is amazing both through the rear speakers and the included earbuds. The Maxx Audio feature is especially worthwhile for anyone who enjoys music on the go. When I first gave it a go it really was a ‘Wow’ moment!


It's promising, hope we have more audio impressions coming soon !

Edited by Migou67 - 4/10/14 at 12:46am
post #8 of 17
I was planning to get this for my fiancé. However, at the shop, she chose Oppo N1. I was curious as to how their bundled earphone perorm so I asked her if I could have the bundled in-ear. At first I was not expecting anything since I have always assumed that many of the free inear are awful if not mediocre. After testing it my jaws dropped. They are extremely amazing. Everything seems upfront. Instrument presentation and separation is so good. Although in some songs, I feel that the bass does not provide enough punch. Lucky for those considering to buy an oppo find 7, they have bundled the same inear to it.
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Thanks for your feed back on the bundled earphone, personally I finished buying an iBasso DX90 and keep my "old" 3G Note2 for the moment. Now I have time to collect more feedback on this nice smartphone ;).

post #10 of 17
here is my impression. =)
post #11 of 17
Any updates on how this mobile performs as music player. Is it in the same league as Htc one m8 an the Lg G3?
post #12 of 17
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Finally the headphone output on this phone is really disappointing, here the review from GSMARENA :

Great audio output but not without some flaws

The Oppo Find 7a audio output is certainly among the cleanest we have seen when the smartphone is connected to an active external amplifier. Posting excellent scores top to bottom in the first part of our test, the Find 7a was also nicely loud, producing one of the best performances out there.

Plugging in a pair of headphones tells a different story, however. The stereo crosstalk increases way beyond the point where it can be considered as good, or even acceptable. The other readings remain great, but the high cross-channel leakage has the potential of damaging the whole audio experience for more exacting users and put the Oppo Find 7a below the current crop of flagships as far as audio output is concerned.

post #13 of 17

I can confirm the same with the included in-ears with the find 7a. They sound very good. They are smooth, comfortable and clear, but they definitely lack in bass.

post #14 of 17

Hey all,


Waves MaxxAudio (as well as many other DSP for audio) just detriorates the sound and makes it sound artificial.

The usual advice is switch it off.


The reason is simple, no sound enhancement can guess the users personnal listening habits, used headphone, etc. It is a means to add another marketing feature to a known problem - lousy sound from the built in speaker (but who listens to music via the internal speaker?) and that's it.


However, it is good to know that technology providers are using audio quality to get more customers, hope this works...



post #15 of 17

The internal speaker on the find 7 is far from "lousy" it may not be amazing and hi-fi, but it is better than almost every single smart phone speaker I have heard besides maybe the original HTC one rooted with beats uninstalled. It is also very loud and does not distort.

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