A glimpse at the Neo 7 and it doesn’t appear anywhere close to the usual budget handsets. At the price point, Oppo’s Neo 7 is an extremely good looking device. We received the snowy white, glossy unit with a golden rim that exuded fine looks. If the Ceramic white is not your colour, then users can opt for Deep black with silver rim as well.
The Neo 7 follows a flat design principle and has minor curves around the edges, which means the views over its firm and convenient grip may vary depending upon users. It does sport smooth, rounded edges that should help.
The right edge of the device is fitted with the power button, while left edge gets the volume controls. The upper edge and lower edge feature audio jack and microUSB port respectively. The minimalistic button placement is owing to the back flap that opens up to accommodate microSIM and nanoSIM slots as well as microSD card slot. The front of the device shows the 5-inch display, front camera sensor, and three touch buttons have been placed below the display.
Compared to other recent Oppo devices, it seems thick at 7.5mm. However, it is still lighter and thinner than its closest rival Moto G third generation that falls in a similar price bracket. In spite of the plastic back, the finish ensures that it doesn’t come across too plasticky.