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Hands-on: OPPO R7 Plus FC Barcelona Edition

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OPPO has just announced the R7 Plus FC Barcelona Edition a few moments ago. Dubbed as the Smart phone of Champions, this is produced for the die-hard Barca fans worldwide. Based on their current premium phablet, it carries the same specs underneath but it gets a couple of extras in the form of accessories and with something extra on the exterior.

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In the hands, it feels like a regular OPPO R7 Plus. It comes only in gold and the clear differentiation is the large FCB crest on the metal back right underneath the fingerprint scanner. The front gets a large 6″ AMOLED screen that does 1920×1080 pixels resolution which is encased underneath a 2.5D glass with smooth edges. Swiping through the interface reveals their newer ColorOS 2.1 that’s based on Android 5.1. To remind you that this is a FCB official device, it comes pre-loaded with a FC Barcelona theme draped in blue and red colours.

Powering the R7 Plus is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM. For on-board storage, the Chinese market is getting the larger 64GB capacity while the rest of the world settles for a decent 32GB storage option. The main camera uses Sony’s IMX278 13MP RGBW sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens and it is assisted by LaserAF, which boasts an ultra-quick 0.3 seconds focus time.

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For selfies, it gets a larger 8MP f/2.4 front camera that comes with a host of beautification features. In terms of connectivity, the R7 Plus is a 4G Dual-SIM device with the 2nd slot performing double duty as a microSD slot when only 1 SIM is being used. Keeping things running is a large 4,100mAh capacity non-removable battery which can be replenished quickly with its VOOC Flash Charging.

For the international market, the 32GB version is priced at US$549, which is about RM2,383 in our current exchange rates. For a mere US$50, that could be worth the extra premium as OPPO is throwing in a leather case, a FCB water tumbler, a VOOC Power Bank and a selfie stick as well. As comparison, the current OPPO R7 Plus is priced at RM1,998 inclusive of GST. If you want something more exclusive, you can try your luck with the autographed units that are going to be auctioned for charity on ebay. You can check out more hands-on photos of the R7 Plus FC Barcelona Edition below.

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Alexander Wong