Oppo Find 7a review: A-lister

GSMArena team, 05 May 2014.

Synthetic benchmarks and performance

The Oppo Find 7a is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset model MSM8974AB, while the QHD-boasting Find 7 is powered by the Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC.

The MSM8974 chipset is the base Snapdragon 800 chipset, while MSM8974AB has a higher clocked GPU (up to 578MHz from the base 450MHz) and hence has deserved the Snapdragon 801 badge.

The MSM8974AC goes a step further and has a higher clock for the Krait 400 CPU cores as well they reach up to 2.5GHz from the stock 2.3GHz.

So, the Find 7a has Snapdragon 801 chipset inside with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, an Adreno 330 GPU @578MHz and 2GB of RAM.

Our first test - BenchmarkPi - tests the single CPU core performance and the Krait 400 scored on par with other Snapdragon 800-powered devices.

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • LG G Flex
    99
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    99
  • LG G2
    99
  • Oppo Find 7a
    101
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    104
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    115
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    115
  • HTC One (M8)
    121
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    128
  • HTC One Max
    131
  • Oppo N1
    131
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    132
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    132
  • LG G Pro 2
    141
  • LG Nexus 5
    146
  • HTC One
    151
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    166
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    183

Oppo Find 7a aced the multi-core Linpack test with a score, quite similar to that of the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • LG G Flex
    1102
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    1081
  • Oppo Find 7a
    1060
  • LG G2
    1054
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    1034
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    1010
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    1004
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    992
  • HTC One (M8)
    992
  • LG G Pro 2
    818
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    791
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    788
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    743
  • Oppo N1
    688
  • HTC One
    646
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    413
  • LG Nexus 5
    393

Another accurate CPU benchmark test is GeekBench 3, where the Oppo Find 7a managed to beat every other smartphone we've tested so far, including those running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

Geekbench 3

Higher is better

  • Oppo Find 7a
    3093
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    3011
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    2968
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    2937
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    2670
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    2638
  • LG G Pro 2
    2585
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    2561
  • LG Nexus 5
    2453
  • HTC One (M8)
    2367
  • LG G Flex
    2254
  • LG G2
    2243
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    2172
  • HTC One
    1972
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    1869
  • Oppo N1
    1207

In compound benchmarks - Quadrant and AnTuTu 4 the Oppo Find 7a produced similar scores to the other S800-powered smartphones such as the Xperia Z1, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2 and G Flex. HTC One M8 running on the same chipset managed to beat the Oppo Find 7a though.

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    25044
  • HTC One (M8)
    25035
  • Oppo Find 7a
    21873
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    21618
  • LG G Flex
    20521
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    20388
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    20052
  • LG G Pro 2
    20010
  • LG G2
    19815
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    18177
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    12446
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    12376
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    12105
  • HTC One
    11746
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    11404
  • LG Nexus 5
    8844
  • Oppo N1
    8099
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    7153

AnTuTu 4

Higher is better

  • HTC One (M8)
    37009
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    36018
  • LG G Flex
    35831
  • LG G2
    35444
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    34527
  • Oppo Find 7a
    33344
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    32162
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    31109
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    30850
  • LG G Pro 2
    29603
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    29185
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
    27613
  • Oppo N1
    26598
  • HTC One
    26389
  • LG Nexus 5
    25097

Basemark OS II tests just about every facet of your phone's performance. It's exactly here that manufacturers used to heavily cheat, so we ran an anti-cheat version that should've kept any trickery out of the equation. The Find 7a produced the same results as the other Snapdragon 800 devices.

Basemark OS II

Higher is better

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 (WP8.1 Preview)
    1116
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    1060
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    1059
  • Oppo Find 7a
    1047
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (KitKat)
    1021
  • LG G2 (KitKat)
    862

When it comes to offscreen benchmarks, the higher clock speed of the new Adreno 330 easily pushes it on top.

GFX Benchmark 2.7 T-Rex (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Oppo Find 7a
    28.4
  • HTC One (M8)
    28.4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    27.8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    26.3
  • LG Nexus 5
    23
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    23
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    23
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    23
  • LG G Pro 2
    22.9
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    22
  • LG G Flex
    22
  • LG G2
    22
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    17.1
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    17.1
  • Oppo N1
    16
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    15
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    6.4

GFX Benchmark 3.0 Manhattan (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    11.8
  • Oppo Find 7a
    11.4
  • HTC One (M8)
    11.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    9.9
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    9
  • LG G Pro 2
    8.7
  • LG Nexus 5
    8.5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    3.7
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
    1.9

Lower resolution phones (720p or so) like the Xperia Z1 Compact and iPhone 5s climb on top, but as far as 1080p devices go, the Oppo Find 7a is only matched by the HTC One (M8) and the Galaxy S5 on the GFXBench suite. Epic Citadel placed it around the top too, beaten only by the HTC One (M8).

GFX Benchmark 2.7 T-Rex (1080p on-screen)

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone 5s
    37
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    34
  • LG G Flex
    33
  • HTC One (M8)
    30.1
  • Oppo Find 7a
    28.8
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    28.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    26.7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    25
  • LG G Pro 2
    24.1
  • LG Nexus 5
    24
  • LG G2
    23.1

GFX Benchmark 3.0 Manhattan (1080p on-screen)

Higher is better

  • HTC One (M8)
    11.9
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    11.7
  • Oppo Find 7a
    11.4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    10
  • LG G Pro 2
    9.2
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
    5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    4.7

Epic Citadel

Higher is better

  • HTC One (M8)
    59
  • Oppo Find 7a
    57.7
  • LG G Flex
    56
  • Sony Xperia Z
    55.6
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    54.8
  • LG G Pro 2
    54.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    54
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    53.7
  • LG Nexus 5
    49.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    49
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    37.2
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
    32

Web browsing is an integral part to any smartphone experience, and the Find 7a posts respectable, if not remarkable, results in both of our browser benchmarks.

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    379
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    403
  • LG G Pro 2
    535.5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    567.9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    587
  • Oppo Find 7a
    740.9
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    750
  • HTC One (M8)
    780
  • LG Nexus 5
    827
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    845
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    855
  • LG G2
    908
  • Oppo N1
    1012
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    1046
  • HTC One
    1174

BrowserMark 2

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone 5s
    3549
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    3529
  • HTC One (M8)
    3213
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    3172
  • Oppo Find 7a
    3060
  • LG G Pro 2
    3048
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    3041
  • Oppo N1
    2769
  • LG Nexus 5
    2745
  • LG G2
    2718
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    2600
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    2438
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    2419
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    2398
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    2314
  • HTC One
    2262

So, the Oppo Find 7a clearly proved as a blazing fast performer across all benchmarks. But the synthetic tests aside, the smartphone also delivers amazing lag-free and buttery-smooth UI experience even without the KitKat optimizations. And isn't that just awesome?

Reader comments

  • Acehadi

I just bought new Find7a a week ago for 2.7M IDR previously i used LG G2. I loved the Find7a. Plus 1. The gesture is helping for fast access 2. Sound during calling is very good Minus 1. Still on Jellybean, need service centre to upgrade....

  • dermmagic

Do consider lenovo P 70 before buying this

  • 309

Best phone compare to others for the price...