Last week, the Oppo Find 7 was officially released and as promised, Oppo announced two variants of their flagship device. The two devices have very similar hardware except for a few key differentiators: the lesser of the two, the Find 7a, has a 1080p display, Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, whereas the fully-fledged Find 7 will have a 2K (1440p) display, the newer Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM (for the other specs, check out the announcement here). Many of you might have thought that getting the 2K version of the device might be a no brainer, but a leaked benchmark of the two Oppo Find 7 variants shows a interesting, if different, story.
Basemark benchmark for the premium Oppo Find 7 model
Basemark benchmark for the Oppo find 7a
As you can see, the ‘standard’ version, i.e. the Find 7a, actually outperforms the premium version of the device in the Basemark benchmark test. The most plausible reason for this difference is the fact that the Snapdragon 801 in the premium model, despite being faster than the original Snapdragon 800, actually has to work a lot harder to power the 2K resolution display; more isn’t always better it seems.
This definitely puts an interesting spin on choosing between the two devices, and potentially the other phones which are boasting 2K displays still to be released; perhaps Samsung is onto something with its 1080p Galaxy S5. What do you think about these benchmark results? Which device would you get based on what we know now? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.