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Oppo Find 7: Top 3 Business Features

Oppo Find 7: Top 3 Business Features
Smartphone displays don't get much sharper than this. / Credit: Oppo

Oppo's new flagship device is a business phone that recharges in minutes. The Oppo Find 7 comes with a special power adapter that can charge the phone's battery by up to 75 percent in just a half hour. On top of that, the Android device packs a huge, 5.5-inch, super-high-res Quad HD screen and the same speedy processor you'll find in other flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5. One potential downside is the price: The Oppo Find 7 isn't available through major carriers in the United States, meaning you can't get it for cheap after committing to a two-year contract. Instead, you'll have to buy the unlocked version of the phone up front for $599. That might seem like a lot to pay for a smartphone, but it's about the same as other off-contract flagship phones. And you could actually save money in the long run over an on-contract phone by buying the Oppo Find 7 and signing up for a more affordable monthly data plan through a smaller carrier. Here are three features that might make the Oppo Find 7 worth it.

Rapid charge

The Find 7 comes with a special power adapter that lets you charge the phone in a hurry. In fact, it can go from nearly dead to fully charged in just a little over an hour. And if you're strapped for time, plugging the phone in for just 30 minutes can boost the battery to about 75 percent. The downside is that the power adapter is bulkier than a standard microUSB charger. Once the Find 7 is charged, its large 3,000mAh battery lets the phone run for more than 10 hours with continuous use.

Quad HD display

Smartphone displays don't get much sharper than this. The Find 7 packs a Quad HD display that's the most pixel-dense of any smartphone, aside from the LG G3, which packs the same resolution but on a smaller, 5-inch display. The Find 7's 5.5-inch screen is also extremely large, offering plenty of real estate for screen-intensive productivity tasks. Business users who want a more portable device should look elsewhere, however.

Color OS

The Find 7 runs on Color OS, a special version of the Android operating system designed by Oppo. Color OS is very similar to the stock version of Android, but with a few handy extras. For example, it lets you lock and unlock your device just by "knocking," or tapping the display twice, which lets you access your favorite productivity apps more quickly and easily. You can also launch apps with customizable swipe gestures; for example, you can set your phone to launch the dialer or messaging app when you trace a circle on the screen, even when the display is turned off.

Brett Nuckles

A former Ohio newspaper man, Brett Nuckles fled the Midwest in 2013. He now lives in Seattle, where he spends his days tinkering with smartphones, tablets and computers. He loves to think about the intersection of technology and productivity, and how to get the most out of new gadgets and apps. He's also a big fan of vegetarian food and digital painting. In his off hours he spends most of his time drawing and painting sci-fi/fantasy scenes on his PC with his trusty Wacom stylus in hand.