$483 for the Snapdragon 615 Oppo R7?


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We’re already used to the idea that Oppo phones always have an added premium, but how to you guys feel about the possibility of $483 for the Oppo R7?

If you have seen the various photos and video’s of a borderless Oppo phone posted online then you have seen the Oppo R7. The R7 is set to be a slender magnesium phone with zero bezel design heading to launch later this month.

Specifications for the new phone include a 5-inch 1080p display, octacore Snapdragon 615 chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 2320mAh battery , 13 mega-pixel camera and a thickness of only 6.3mm.

If the leaks are anything to go by then it is a lovely looking machine with a beautifully crafted design, but it is going to be a little pricey.

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Leaked images from an internal Oppo presentation show that Oppo intend to target the Huawei P8 with the R7 and will price the phone at 2999 Yuan (The P8 is 2888 Yuan). That’s roughly $483 for a Snapdragon 615 phone!

There is no doubt in my mind that the Oppo R7 is going to be a premium piece of kit but with slow updates and a mid-range chipset, I can’t help but feel the R7 is priced a little too steeply.

What do you guys think of the Oppo R7 price?

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25 Comments

  1. Rob
    May 7, 2015

    I’ve said it before but from the close up pics I’ve seen of this device it looks very, very well made and definitely premium looking but not at that price.

  2. James
    May 7, 2015

    Any SD615 phone should not be sold for more than $250, irrespective of how premium it is touted to be. Oppo has a history of ridiculous pricing, and somehow they haven’t learnt their lesson yet. Only a matter of time before their balance sheets kick them in the rear.

  3. rational
    May 7, 2015

    frog is baking

  4. Noname1919
    May 7, 2015

    Byebye oppo. Byebye zopo.

  5. Guaire
    May 7, 2015

    Real Apple of China.

  6. MaxPower
    May 7, 2015

    The market is getting so tight that would make no sense to change their target right now.
    They always made well made phones and they always asked for big bucks and that’s how it will always be. Obviously they won’t sell millions of them but they get better profit of each unit.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      May 7, 2015

      Exactly, they’re not targeting the market’s bottom feeders.

    • bojan radovanovic
      May 7, 2015

      anyway…they are selling same OS as some other producers, phones with same spec…and asking for a 3x money. nope, i don’t think they will get back their investmens at R&D and producing of this thing.
      but, if One+ cheap phone come with same spec and better battery, for competive price…it would be good for their owners

  7. Rob
    May 7, 2015

    I learned my beta lesson with the find 5

  8. Owsley_66
    May 7, 2015

    And I can buy a 4gb Zenfone 2 for something like $330. And the Zenfone will get 4G in the U.S. and the Oppo won’t. They both have a 13mp camera and one is borderless and one is not. Does a borderless phone in this competitive market warrant such a premium for Oppo or any others? I don’t think so.

    ASUS will launch the Zenfone 2 in the U.S. on the 18th.

    • joe
      May 7, 2015

      Yes, borderless phones warrant a premium.

  9. SPLEND1D
    May 7, 2015

    who wants this piece of junk? ridiculous pricing

  10. Steven Fox
    May 7, 2015

    It`s not all about pricing, but at almost 500$ that`s never going to work. For that price they could have at least offered 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

  11. Chandra Mohan
    May 7, 2015

    RIP OPPO,

  12. sai bhagavan
    May 7, 2015

    I was looking for a joke from morning and i got it now…..really nice one u can have a yureka with same 615 for $141….why should anyone spend $483 fro 615?

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      May 7, 2015

      Me. I’d rather spend $483 on an Oppo than buying anything at any price from Micromax.

      • sai bhagavan
        May 8, 2015

        I don’t think u have ever used a micromax…..they may rebrand but they know what to renrand and when and at what price and what quality….i’ll just give u an example recently mmx launched a phone named canvas spark….for $78 they have offered a quad core processor though its mtk 6582m 1 gb ram gorilla glass3 8 mp rear and 2 mp front camers combination 4.7″ qhd display and a 2000 mah battery…if u dont wanna buy…dont buy….without using their phones and commenting on them is bad…

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          May 8, 2015

          Wow so you have already used the R7 to be commenting about it?

          • sai bhagavan
            May 8, 2015

            Oh man just look at my comment did i comment on quality of oppo no na then whats ur problem…oppo are good in quality the only thing i didnt like about the phone was the pricing and i have clearly mentioned in the comment..

            • Angry Mobile Nerd
              May 8, 2015

              In your original comment you asked “why should anyone spend $483 fro 615?” and I gave you an honest answer.

              There are a lot of people out there that care about more than just price and specs. I am one of them. You are not one of them.

            • sai bhagavan
              May 8, 2015

              Even i care about other things especially about camera…but these days mmx cameras are also good…you have alot of options for the same specked phone in different brands at lower price…i just gave an example of yureka coz it was the cheapest 615 ive seen and u know that oppo doesnt spen $483 on manufacturing r7 right there will be a profit margin which will be high compared to other brands of same specs…coz of its cheap price ot doesnt mean micromax phones are cheap…its their pricing strategy….even if u wanna buy a mmx u can buy it and use it happily…am using it for past 8 months in germany which i bought in India…

  13. overlord
    May 7, 2015

    Guess like Chinese New Year, April 1st jokes are behind a Month! Wise man say http://ultraimg.com/images/7bcbe7fbb78d.jpg

  14. bojan radovanovic
    May 7, 2015

    hahahhahaha…
    ok, maye it’s premium in China, and they are OK with that. (even in China, coustemers could buy a lott beter for that money, but let sey OPPO is brand there…as Apple is, so they can take litlle more money for same sh** )
    but, if they wonna to do something in europe and rest of the world, where on this price go some extra tax (lets say 20%) they dont have chanse.

    yes, it’s ok phone, classic midranger with nice looks…but for same price, we could buy LG G3, Sony Z3, Samsung S5…..and lot more better phones.

    +battery is shit, i can’t understand that they go on so low mAh with 5′ FHD phone…it won’t go even one full day

  15. KevinTooClutch
    May 7, 2015

    $483? I got my Oppo for less and got a bunch of accessories along with my phone. This is not worth 483 friggen dollars.

  16. MRU
    May 7, 2015

    Design always commands more money than technology. Regardless of whether we techies like it or not. Look how Apple is raking in tge dough.