Are you suffering from Oppo Find 7a screen yellowing or other problems?


oppo find 7 review

Oppo China have made an official statement over customer concerns that the screen on the Find 7 and Find 7a has a yellowing issue.

Customers in China have been complaining to Oppo about yellowing Oppo Find 7 screens for weeks and now with many customers complaining that the issues are due to faults in the phone, Oppo have finally made an official statement concerning the matter.

According to Oppo their are two issues which are concerning Oppo Find 7 owners. The first is that many owners of the Find 7a have found the screen to appear more yellow along the bottom edge of the phone. Oppo claim the reason for this is due to more intense light in this area meaning the light does not display uniformly across the panel and are offering to test (and if necessary) replace phones.

The second issue affects the Oppo Find 7 (2K model) with customers complaining that the colours on the screen are more yellow and less realistic than those on the Find 7a. Oppo have said that they have released a software update which fixes this.

These are not the only issues that customers have had, I personally have had to return my Oppo Find 7a and received a refund when the display on the phone became unusable due to aggressive ghost touching.

Have any Oppo Find 7 owners reading this had similar issues? Let’s hope that the problems have now been fixed.

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77 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    May 23, 2014

    This is gonna put off international customers Andi. Really bad for as brand as respectable as Oppo. I wouldn’t wanna buy one.

    • May 23, 2014

      To be honest I was shocked by the customer service of Oppo China, they really didn’t want to help me with my problem. Hope Oppo International are much better.

      • Eric
        May 23, 2014

        I think more or less the same. The customer service here drag for 2 weeks before answering my questions. I think it will be better to buy xiaomi then?

      • Rylan Munien
        June 6, 2014

        Hey Andi, I need someone trustworthy from China to help me buy the Oppo Find 7, Would you be that person for me please? Ill even throw in my old Xiaomi Mi2 for free(LCD Gave up on me) lol..

  2. Frank Wu
    May 23, 2014

    I would suggest you get the Vivo Xplay 3S. I have the Xplay 3S and after using it for 2 months, I must say that this is the best phone I have ever handled. It has everything that I have ever wanted except no dual sim and replaceable battery options.It’s very fast on 4G, beautiful 6″ 2K screen which is excellent in viewing videos and mp4 movies, regular firmware updates, light and pocketable and most importantly, the sound from the internal built in DAC ES9018 and TI Opamp is really awesome coming out from a phone!! A premium look and feel!
    [IMG]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG20140521132139_zpsvan9vsj5.jpg[/IMG]

    • May 23, 2014

      I have to agree. .I replaced my faulty Find 7a with the Vivo Xplay 3S, best phone I have ever had. Camera isn’t as good as the Find 7a though, but everything else is much much better.

      • desponent
        May 23, 2014

        Isn’t it rather ironic that they come from the same parent company?

      • Allanitomwesh
        May 23, 2014

        You sold your 7a?

      • zaikatanox
        May 23, 2014

        Andi, I can’t seem to remember, but have you ever done an extensive review of the Xplay 3S?

      • Faux-News
        May 25, 2014

        Its utter injustice you haven’t made a written and video review of the Xplay3s
        -_-

        Xplay3s is the most underrated beast phone and way better than any of the Oppo, One plus One, M8, S5 that people crowd around.

        • desponent
          May 26, 2014

          Not every one want 6″ “beast” “phone”.

          • Faux-News
            May 26, 2014

            Well in comparison with likes of Oppo and what LG G3 and what not, which have all crossed the phablet mark, then Xplay 3s fits well into that category.

            • May 26, 2014

              Haha totally agree with your earlier comment. I only bought the Xplay 3S about a week or two ago and now currently traveling so difficult to find the time. I suppose a ‘Mini’ review can be posted today with some nice photos 😉 The Xplay 3S is so good that I will certainly be getting the Xshot.

            • desponent
              May 26, 2014

              G3 is small enough to pass off as oversized 5″ phone (i.e. Xperia Z1) so not really.

            • Faux-News
              May 26, 2014

              The 5.5″ G3 cant be too different from the the 5.9″ G pro (which had minimal bezels too btw). In any case, there is demand for phablet Oppo size phones and Xplay3s is a better/best alternative to that. For non-phablet phones, that another category all together.

            • desponent
              May 26, 2014

              G Pro 2 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm
              G3 146.3 x74.6×8.9mm

              Yet you lump it together with S5 and M8? My original statement does imply that they have their own market.

          • May 26, 2014

            If you conpare the Xplay to the Find 7 then the Xplay isn’t much larger in reality. It is also makes use of its size better than the Oppo with less ‘wasted’ area top and bottom.

    • Andrew P
      May 23, 2014

      First of all, 3S is more expensive. Secondly, it’s only good for these, who live in India, China or near it. Why ? I live in Europe and Oppo’s fast, tax free shipping from Europe warehouse is much more reliable. Also you get Europe warranty with no cost for shipping. If about specs, sure that 3S beats 7a. But, it’s not the main thing for international buyers.

      • Rob
        May 23, 2014

        I disagree completely, both phones can be had for around £350 so no difference in price if you search around. Secondly, international buyers buy Chinese phones for the price and accept the risk that goes with it. I’ve only returned one phone out of 7 that I’ve purchased for friends/family, it was painless and I got a full refund (didn’t want replacement). Only been hit with tax once and over the last 3 months, everything I’ve ordered from china with free shipping has arrived in 6-10 days including China post. I was going to buy the Vivo and only reason I decided against it was because I loathe white phones, however, the spec/price ratio is hard to beat when you consider the amount of phone you get for your money!

        • Andrew P
          May 23, 2014

          From where did you buy it ?

          • Rob
            May 24, 2014

            Like I said I didn’t go for it due to the colour so I bought something else, but it can be had from reputable sellers on aliexpress for around £340.

            • Jake4325
              May 24, 2014

              hi Rob, would you have a link to a reputable seller on aliexpress, i’ve seen some good deals but am wary as I’ve heard some unfortuante stories about that site.

            • Rob
              May 24, 2014

              Hi Jake, not sure they allow links but what I would say is make sure they have at least 90% +ve feedback, check reasons for any -ve feedback and use a credit card! I’ve been using aliexpress on and off for 4 years without problems (2 phones, 2 tablets, cases, accessories etc..) I always send an email before ordering asking a question about the item, a good seller always replies within 24 hours, dodgy sellers don’t bother, its a method that’s worked well for me at least!

      • Barry
        May 23, 2014

        The taxes and any other expenses are included in the price of the phone

    • Vincent Lim
      May 23, 2014

      Vivo Xshot pls

  3. mf1gt3r
    May 23, 2014

    This is gonna put off international customers Andi. Really bad for as brand as respectable as Oppo. I wouldn’t wanna buy one.

    • Andi Sykes
      May 23, 2014

      To be honest I was shocked by the customer service of Oppo China, they really didn’t want to help me with my problem. Hope Oppo International are much better.

    • Guest
      May 23, 2014

      I think more or less the same. The customer service here drag for 2 weeks before answering my questions. I think it will be better to buy xiaomi then?

    • Rylan Munien
      June 6, 2014

      Hey Andi, I need someone trustworthy from China to help me buy the Oppo Find 7, Would you be that person for me please? Ill even throw in my old Xiaomi Mi2 for free(LCD Gave up on me) lol..

  4. Frank Wu
    May 23, 2014

    I would suggest you get the Vivo Xplay 3S. I have the Xplay 3S and after using it for 2 months, I must say that this is the best phone I have ever handled. It has everything that I have ever wanted except no dual sim and replaceable battery options.It’s very fast on 4G, beautiful 6″ 2K screen which is excellent in viewing videos and mp4 movies, regular firmware updates, light and pocketable and most importantly, the sound from the internal built in DAC ES9018 and TI Opamp is really awesome coming out from a phone!! A premium look and feel!
    [IMG

  5. Frank Wu
    May 23, 2014

    /IMG]

    • Andi Sykes
      May 23, 2014

      I have to agree. .I replaced my faulty Find 7a with the Vivo Xplay 3S, best phone I have ever had. Camera isn’t as good as the Find 7a though, but everything else is much much better.

    • Andrew P
      May 23, 2014

      First of all, 3S is more expensive. Secondly, it’s only good for these, who live in India, China or near it. Why ? I live in Europe and Oppo’s fast, tax free shipping from Europe warehouse is much more reliable. Also you get Europe warranty with no cost for shipping. If about specs, sure that 3S beats 7a. But, it’s not the main thing for international buyers.

    • Rob
      May 23, 2014

      I disagree completely, both phones can be had for around £350 so no difference in price if you search around. Secondly, international buyers buy Chinese phones for the price and accept the risk that goes with it. I’ve only returned one phone out of 7 that I’ve purchased for friends/family, it was painless and I got a full refund (didn’t want replacement). Only been hit with tax once and over the last 3 months, everything I’ve ordered from china with free shipping has arrived in 6-10 days including China post. I was going to buy the Vivo and only reason I decided against it was because I loathe white phones, however, the spec/price ratio is hard to beat when you consider the amount of phone you get for your money!

    • desponent
      May 23, 2014

      Isn’t it rather ironic that they come from the same parent company?

    • Allanitomwesh
      May 23, 2014

      You sold your 7a?

    • Andrew P
      May 23, 2014

      From where did you buy it ?

    • zaikatanox
      May 23, 2014

      Andi, I can’t seem to remember, but have you ever done an extensive review of the Xplay 3S?

    • Guest
      May 23, 2014

      The taxes and any other expenses are included in the price of the phone

    • Vincent Lim
      May 24, 2014

      Vivo Xshot pls

    • Rob
      May 24, 2014

      Like I said I didn’t go for it due to the colour so I bought something else, but it can be had from reputable sellers on aliexpress for around £340.

    • Guest
      May 24, 2014

      hi Rob, would you have a link to a reputable seller on aliexpress, i’ve seen some good deals but am wary as I’ve heard some unfortuante stories about that site.

    • Rob
      May 24, 2014

      Hi Jake, not sure they allow links but what I would say is make sure they have at least 90% +ve feedback, check reasons for any -ve feedback and use a credit card! I’ve been using aliexpress on and off for 4 years without problems (2 phones, 2 tablets, cases, accessories etc..) I always send an email before ordering asking a question about the item, a good seller always replies within 24 hours, dodgy sellers don’t bother, its a method that’s worked well for me at least!

    • Faux-News
      May 25, 2014

      Its utter injustice you haven’t made a written and video review of the Xplay3s
      -_-

      Xplay3s is the most underrated beast phone and way better than any of the Oppo, One plus One, M8, S5 that people crowd around.

    • desponent
      May 26, 2014

      Not every one want 6″ “beast” “phone”.

    • Faux-News
      May 26, 2014

      Well in comparison with likes of Oppo and what LG G3 and what not, which have all crossed the phablet mark, then Xplay 3s fits well into that category.

    • Andi Sykes
      May 26, 2014

      Haha totally agree with your earlier comment. I only bought the Xplay 3S about a week or two ago and now currently traveling so difficult to find the time. I suppose a ‘Mini’ review can be posted today with some nice photos 😉 The Xplay 3S is so good that I will certainly be getting the Xshot.

    • Andi Sykes
      May 26, 2014

      If you conpare the Xplay to the Find 7 then the Xplay isn’t much larger in reality. It is also makes use of its size better than the Oppo with less ‘wasted’ area top and bottom.

    • desponent
      May 26, 2014

      G3 is small enough to pass off as oversized 5″ phone (i.e. Xperia Z1) so not really.

    • Faux-News
      May 26, 2014

      The 5.5″ G3 cant be too different from the the 5.9″ G pro (which had minimal bezels too btw). In any case, there is demand for phablet Oppo size phones and Xplay3s is a better/best alternative to that. For non-phablet phones, that another category all together.

    • desponent
      May 26, 2014

      G Pro 2 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm
      G3 146.3 x74.6×8.9mm

      Yet you lump it together with S5 and M8? My original statement does imply that they have their own market.

  6. juda
    May 23, 2014

    Hi ANDI,

    How’s your Meizu MX3? Have you encountered any reliability issues?

  7. Frank Wu
    May 23, 2014

    Well, the Xplay 3S day shots are little over sharpened and lack a little dynamic contrast as compared to the Oppos’ but the night shots are pretty good and better in view of the aperture size of F1.8. Here is a hand held shot of a 4K TV scene sooc without flash..[IMG]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/franciswookimleong/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140523_224358_zpsq8xu6icy.jpg[/IMG]

  8. juda
    May 23, 2014

    Hi ANDI,

    How’s your Meizu MX3? Have you encountered any reliability issues?

  9. Frank Wu
    May 23, 2014

    Well, the Xplay 3S day shots are little over sharpened and lack a little dynamic contrast as compared to the Oppos’ but the night shots are pretty good and better in view of the aperture size of F1.8. Here is a hand held shot of a 4K TV scene sooc without flash..[IMG

  10. Frank Wu
    May 23, 2014

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  11. Frank Wu
    May 23, 2014

    /IMG]

  12. Adam Irvine
    May 23, 2014

    This comes accross as a bit of a worry to me given the fact that the OnePlus One is ‘secretly’ hugely based on this phone… I wonder if the Digitizer/Panel is the same sort of thing..?

  13. Alex/Paris
    May 23, 2014

    The Find7 is a great procuct !! It’s true taht some products are yellow, but 4 or 5 days after this very lignt yellow color disapear…It need some warm to put the glue out.. So Chose your ideal device, for me, in this moment it’s the best… And in 30 mn you have 75% of charge….just magic…

  14. Adam Irvine
    May 23, 2014

    This comes accross as a bit of a worry to me given the fact that the OnePlus One is ‘secretly’ hugely based on this phone… I wonder if the Digitizer/Panel is the same sort of thing..?

  15. Guest
    May 23, 2014

    The Find7 is a great procuct !! It’s true taht some products are yellow, but 4 or 5 days after this very lignt yellow color disapear…It need some warm to put the glue out.. So Chose your ideal device, for me, in this moment it’s the best… And in 30 mn you have 75% of charge….just magic…

  16. Klaus Söderback
    May 24, 2014

    I’m waiting to get a replacement because the yellow tint on the bottom of the screen. According to my tracking of the package they got my device at 19th of May, but they have not yet been able to “verify it”..

  17. Guest
    May 24, 2014

    I’m waiting to get a replacement because the yellow tint on the bottom of the screen. According to my tracking of the package they got my device at 19th of May, but they have not yet been able to “verify it”..

  18. jhanz017
    May 25, 2014

    Where Can I buy Oppo Find 7???pls…need to know…i want to buy this nice phone..

    Hope someone could help me…thanks..a big help for me.

  19. jhanz017
    May 25, 2014

    Where Can I buy Oppo Find 7???pls…need to know…i want to buy this nice phone..

    Hope someone could help me…thanks..a big help for me.

  20. Anagrys
    May 26, 2014

    I have no problem on my Find7a, neither has my wife. Both bought in China, I hope w will continue enjoying our phone for quite some time!
    As for the Xplay3s I looked at it in China, and unfortunately the camera was way under the one found on Find7. And the Xshot arrived to late for us. So I went Oppo, and I am really pleased with it.

    • May 26, 2014

      The Xplay camera does suffer in low light conditions, but in ‘Pro’ mode you can improve this, also the LED flash is very nice and really does a great job. From normal everday camera use the Find 7a does perform better, but the Xplay 3S rearely disapoints and it with the Xplay it is super easy to get a nice back ground blur.

  21. Frank Wu
    May 26, 2014

    I agree that initially, the daylight photos were over sharpened on the Xplay 3S but 2 firmwares upgrade, the image now is much better. Sharp and dynamic contrast has improved a lot. Color tone not as rich as the Oppo’s but bokeh is much better in view of the F1.8 aperture.

  22. Guest
    May 26, 2014

    I have no problem on my Find7a, neither has my wife. Both bought in China, I hope w will continue enjoying our phone for quite some time!
    As for the Xplay3s I looked at it in China, and unfortunately the camera was way under the one found on Find7. And the Xshot arrived to late for us. So I went Oppo, and I am really pleased with it.

    • Andi Sykes
      May 26, 2014

      The Xplay camera does suffer in low light conditions, but in ‘Pro’ mode you can improve this, also the LED flash is very nice and really does a great job. From normal everday camera use the Find 7a does perform better, but the Xplay 3S rearely disapoints and it with the Xplay it is super easy to get a nice back ground blur.

  23. Guest
    May 26, 2014

    I have no problem on my Find7a, neither has my wife. Both bought in China, I hope w will continue enjoying our phone for quite some time!
    As for the Xplay3s I looked at it in China, and unfortunately the camera was way under the one found on Find7. And the Xshot arrived to late for us. So I went Oppo, and I am really pleased with it.

    • Andi Sykes
      May 26, 2014

      The Xplay camera does suffer in low light conditions, but in ‘Pro’ mode you can improve this, also the LED flash is very nice and really does a great job. From normal everday camera use the Find 7a does perform better, but the Xplay 3S rearely disapoints and it with the Xplay it is super easy to get a nice back ground blur.

  24. Frank Wu
    May 26, 2014

    I agree that initially, the daylight photos were over sharpened on the Xplay 3S but 2 firmwares upgrade, the image now is much better. Sharp and dynamic contrast has improved a lot. Color tone not as rich as the Oppo’s but bokeh is much better in view of the F1.8 aperture.

  25. POY
    May 27, 2014

    my thl w8s is the same, but i dont mind

  26. POY
    May 27, 2014

    my thl w8s is the same, but i dont mind

  27. umpa
    May 27, 2014

    does someone compare sound quality between vivo xplay 3s (sabre dac) and vivo xshot?

  28. Guest
    May 27, 2014

    does someone compare sound quality between vivo xplay 3s (sabre dac) and vivo xshot?