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Review : Oppo Neo 7 VS ZTE Blade A711

If the first brands of Chinese origin considered one eye, now it is no longer valid. This is evident by the presence of their cell phones that target middle to upper class segment.

Amazingly, in addition to offering robust performance and features, these phones are offered at a more competitive price compared to a global brand that is already quite a name.


And this time I will perform a comparison between the two phones from China are priced with a price range of two millions of global brands is enough that Oppo Neo 7 and ZTE Blade A711. How is the result?

Both phones offer a unique design. Although a mid-range phone, the Oppo made the designs such as mobile. It is seen from the back cover that use plain design made from plastic but made to look like glass.

In addition, the casing is designed to be resistant to impact because it has been embedded technology dualframe aluminum magnesium alloy, which protects the components inside.

Another with the ZTE Blade A711 uses aluminum with a slightly curved shape on the back cover. Unibodi design makes the placement of the SIM card and additional memory cards are placed on the left side using the compartments have to be paid using a pin.

This design is usually adopted by most mobile. What distinguishes, ZTE Blade A711 includes round-shaped fingerprint sensor that is located under the rear camera and flash. For the screen, Oppo Neo 7 still uses IPS type LCD qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

On the one hand this makes it lags behind the new smartphone has adopted minimum HD resolution in a similar price range. But on the other hand, a lower resolution makes performance more light making it more responsive and hurried in running systems and applications.

While the screen size larger A711 ZTE Blade is 5.5 inches with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Armed with IPS LCD screen with a density of ~ 401 ppi, it looks sharp even if the screen is viewed from a certain slope. And the second screen is unfortunately not yet protected by Gorilla Glass making it more vulnerable scratched.

The second screen has multi-touch capabilities of up to 10 touch points. However, this sensor, the screen A711 ZTE Blade more that 10 sensors where Oppo Neo 7 only 7 sensor only. Both have Gyroscope sensor which is a prerequisite for running a Virtual Reality application using the cardboard.

Unfortunately, Gyroscope sensor ZTE failed to show Virtual Reality applications properly. If you look at the specifications of the screen, the ZTE Blade A711 is slightly superior. But in terms of quality, it turns out Oppo looks superior.

The most visible is the color and brightness produced. Compared directly, at maximum brightness level, the screen display Oppo Neo 7 looks whiter, while ZTE Blade A711 looks a little bit brown. Similarly, the colors look more natural.

See specifications of components used ZTE Blade A711 looks superior. Armed with a chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, has a higher level than the Oppo Neo 7 who use Mediatek MT6582 chip quad-core 1.3 GHz combined with 1 GB RAM. If you look at the benchmark results through the score, of course, the result is different.


Test scores indicate A711 ZTE Blade excels in all applications, except in Nenamark. Although using chips lower, Oppo Neo 7 remain agile and smooth while running a variety of applications.

For additional testing, I also try running game a little heavy namely UFC made by EA Sports and Mortal Kombat X. As a result, the phone can work quite well where two games are able to run smoothly.

Even though the Oppo Neo 7 there is a slight lag, but not to interfere with the course of the game. For battery capability, ZTE Blade A711 has a slightly longer durability corresponding to a larger capacity than the Oppo Neo 7.

Based on the results of the test using PCMark for Android, with a capacity of 3000 mAh, the battery ZTE Blade A711 about 10 minutes longer than the Oppo Neo 7 which has a battery capacity of 2420 mAh. As mentioned previously, the ZTE Blade unibodi A711 design using aluminum which makes it vulnerable to heat.

This heat arise if a user actively uses the Internet connection when streaming video from YouTube or playing a game within a certain time. While Oppo Neo 7 which uses a plastic material to produce a lower temperature.

The camera feature Oppo Neo 7 (left) and ZTE Blade A711 (right).

Oppo Neo 7 has a primary camera with a resolution of 8 MP and 5 MP front camera which is fairly standard. The main camera features autofocus and flash, while the front camera there is no flash.

While ZTE Blade A711 is equipped with a main camera (rear) with a resolution of 13 MP which has been equipped with technology NeoVision 5.0 time to get the pictures.

The front camera itself is equipped with a resolution of 5 MP which is enough for the needs selfie. This camera is also suitable for those who want to capture a broader picture because it has a wide viewing angle up to 88 ° The camera application has a setting which is included as well as a large selection of different modes.

Camera Oppo Neo 7 presents 8 mode selection for a variety of needs and situations. To find out more details about the selection mode, Oppo Neo 7 also provides brief information about the function and usability of these modes.

ZTE Blade A711 itself has a large selection of Pro and Auto. For options Pro, you can manually set options such as Exposure, White Balance, ISO, and Focus. Not to forget also included a 9 modes are summarized in the application features that Nubia Camera Family.

Indoor shooting using the main camera Oppo Neo 7.

The results of indoor pictures with the main camera A711 ZTE Blade.

For testing the camera, I use the automatic setting on both. In indoor conditions with the lighting bright enough, the results of the main camera Oppo and ZTE looks good even though they look a bit generate noise.

In outdoor conditions, the results look better. And seen the photos main camera ZTE little better where the camera Oppo more look dark.

Macro shooting using the primary camera Oppo Neo 7.

The results of the macro image using the primary camera ZTE Blade A711.

Similarly, in macro mode where the camera ZTE is able to produce sharper images with autofocus that works well.

In Macro mode, Autofocus camera Oppo several times less captures images with good detail. And you have to set it manually to get the best results.

For low light conditions, both rely on the flash. However the use of flash is only suitable for short distance.

User Interface and Multimedia

Sightings User Interface Oppo Neo 7 (left) and ZTE Blade A711 (right)

Both based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, Oppo Neo 7 using ColorOS UI v2.1, while ZTE Blade A711 is packed with Nubia UI 3.0.

Color OS and Nubia had the same simple look that suits their characteristic with cool shades. Both are not using the App Drawer, so that the application will be installed directly collected on the Homescreen.

You can also create folders and gathers several applications to separate into categories that can be regulated itself. Both phones are also quite efficient with the default application does not include excessive.

In fact, the default application that is quite useful and interesting. At Oppo Neo 7 there are applications such as Theme Store to change the look of the theme, Clear Memory to relieve the memory capacity of the phone to always in optimum condition, Keep, as well as the application of O-Cloud, and Security Center.

ZTE Blade A711 itself includes two applications that in our opinion is quite important, namely the Backup and Restore for securing the system and critical data, and also can replace TouchPal keyboard display. If Oppo Neo Smart Gesture 7 includes a feature where users can activate certain functions to perform special moves.

So ZTE Blade flagship A711 includes features such as a fingerprint sensor. In addition to functioning as a protection, these sensors can also be used to run a five-specific applications that can be activated with five different fingers. Only ZTE Blade A711 already specify what applications can be used with this feature.

For the multimedia business, ZTE Blade A711 is superior because it has been equipped with DTS Sound audio system. When enabled, DTS Sound is able to produce a richer sound and steady. This will be felt when using earphones and headsets.

Must not be equipped with special features or audio technology, speaker output Oppo Neo 7 is quite clear and does not break when set at maximum volume. It just tends to dominate the sound quality treble and bass combination are less pronounced. Oppo Neo 7 itself does not provide a special arrangement for the audio business.

Using the earphones, the sound output sounds better where the bass output is more pronounced, although it is also influenced by the earpiece is used.

Officially, both of these phones have the same price at launch. Although the market price could be a little different, but the range is not far adrift. The problem is, both are far different specifications can make the competition a little lame. Given the differences in specifications and features are less balanced, here Oppo Neo 7 must compete by relying on the popularity and the great man and also a slick cell phone design.

While ZTE Blade A711 with the above specifications is superior in terms of performance given the higher specification.

For a smartphone with specs uses, Oppo Neo 7 has a pretty good performance. This is evident from the application benchmark performed where all went smoothly.

The problem is the price tag that offers turned out to be the same (not different from) the ZTE Blade A711 which has higher specifications and is more diverse features. However, they still have advantages and disadvantages that could be considered potential consumers, although the selling price could make the competition gets a little lame.
Review : Oppo Neo 7 VS ZTE Blade A711
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