OPPO F7 Youth Philippines Price is PHP 13,990, Official Specs, Availability

Targeted towards young and upbeat yet budget-conscious consumers who expect a lot from their smartphones, the OPPO F7 Youth puts some of the coolest features of the more expensive OPPO F7 at arm's reach of more Filipinos.

In fact, although this model costs PHP 4,000 less than its pricier sibling, OPPO F7 Youth has almost the same design language and build, exactly similar set of internal hardware, and even the same display clarity and brilliance. It's true.

OPPO F7 Youth

The handset is available in two elegant and eye-catching colors, namely, Solar Red and - what I have here - Diamond Black.

As you can see in these actual unit photos, like the OPPO F7, this release flaunts a glass-sandwich design identity that looks attractive and elegant from every angle.

For young professionals, this is a phone you won't be shy to put on the table on a business meeting.

OPPO F7 Youth Philippines

Consumers who don't like the notch would be glad to know that OPPO F7 Youth doesn't have this polarizing display feature.

Personally, though - in terms of screen - what I like about this handset is that its 6-inch LTPS panel has a FullHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, which is a real treat given its price.

If you notice, more than a handful of 2018 smartphones from international players that are priced below PHP 15,000 only have an HD or HD+ display, which is - needless to say - less crisp and pixel-dense than FullHD or FullHD+ panels.

OPPO F7 Youth

If you're a power user or a heavy mobile gamer, I'm sure you'll appreciate the fact that this device has the exact same powerhouse set of internal hardware as that of the OPPO F7!

OPPO F7 Youth runs its Color-OS-customized Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the flagship-level 12nm 2 GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 processor, which incorporates ARM Cortex A53 and A73 CPUs and an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The chipset is complemented by 4GB of RAM for smooth multitasking and 64GB of onboard storage that's expandable using the dedicated microSD card slot, which means that you won't have to sacrifice Dual SIM capability just to get more space for your content.

OPPO F7 Youth

If there's one area where OPPO had obviously cut corners to make this model more affordable, it would have to be in the imaging department.

Compared to OPPO F7 which has a 25 MP f/2.0 front-facing camera and 16 MP f/1.8 rear cam, the OPPO F7 Youth only has an 8 MegaPixel f/2.2 selfie shooter and 13 MegaPixel f/2.2 snapper at the back.

However, one should not fail to note that this budget-friendly handset also features the company's AI Software that delivers more natural-looking selfies after beautification and instantly tweaks colors and highlights depending on the subject of the photo.

OPPO F7 Youth Philippines

Along with the large 3,410 mAh Li-Ion battery pack and the energy-efficient processor, OPPO's AI Software also helps improve the overall uptime of the handset as it automatically throttles performance when heavy processing power is not needed.

According to our friends from OPPO, this model delivers more less 15 hours of uptime with regular use, which means that if you leave your house at 6 o'clock in the morning, it should have around 20% battery when you leave the office at 6PM -- if my math serves me right.

For those who are concerned about their privacy and security, although this handset doesn't have a Fingerprint Scanner, it nevertheless features Facial Recognition - with fast 0.08 of a second face unlock - as well as the familiar pattern, code, and password protection.

Learn more about OPPO F7 Youth by watching my exclusive interview with Mr. Eason de Guzman, PR Manager of OPPO Philippines, about this budget-friendly yet more-than-capable 2018 Android smartphone.

Interested? Dual-SIM, 4G-Enabled OPPO F7 Youth will be up for pre-order in the Philippines starting on May 28 until June 1, 2018. Those who will be successful in placing their orders will get a free Olike Magic Music Lamp worth almost PHP 2,000 per handset unit.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specifications Table
Product Name OPPO F7 Youth
Main Category Midrange Android Smartphone with 18:9 Display
Dimensions 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm
Weight 155 grams
Display 6 inches, FullHD+, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, LTPS IPS LCD, 402 ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 78.9%
Screen Protection Scratch Resistant Glass (To Be Specified)
Protection Against Elements Not Dust-and-Water-Resistant
Front Camera 8 MegaPixels, f/2.2, AI
Rear Camera 13 MegaPixels, f/2.2, PDAF, AI, LED flash
Video Recorder Front and Back: FullHD, 30fps
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
User InterfaceColor OS 5.0
Chipset Octa-Core (4 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 + 4 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53), MediaTek Helio P60 Processor
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
microSD Card Slot Dedicated, Up to 256GB
Battery Non-Removable 3,410 mAh Li-Ion
Charging Port microUSB 2.0
WiFi802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
Dual SIM Capability Yes, 2X nanoSIM
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Scanner No
Facial Recognition Yes
Shell Material Polycarbonate, Glass
Colors Solar Red, Diamond Black
Price Official Price in the Philippines: PHP 13,990
Availability in The Philippines Pre-Order in the Philippines: May 28 to June 1, 2018

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