Oukitel K7 Review

14 July 2018, 17:31:47

Oukitel K7 Review
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Primary camera

The primary shooter of Oukitel K7 packs a 13.13-megapixel Sony Exmor RS IMX214 sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens. With a size of 1/3.06", this stacked CMOS sensor provides images with a resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels (4:3). It supports HDR, panorama shooting and is capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps. There's a second rear snapper with a 2MP sensor, which is either GalaxyCore GC2035 or GC2145. Both have identical specifications - 1/5" size, 1.75μm pixel size, active pixel array: 1616 x 1232. It cannot serve as a separate camera and is used only in the SLR shooting mode. The IMX214 sensor is rather dated (2015) and rarely appears on smartphones after 2015-2016. Another smartphone that uses this image sensor for its main camera is the Leagoo Shark 1. However, omitting interpolation is a positive step forward.

Secondary camera

The front-facing camera is equipped with a 5-megapixel GalaxyCore GC5025 sensor and an f/2.8 lens. This 1/5" sensor takes photos with a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels and shoots 720p videos at 30 fps. It is used by the front cameras of the following smartphones we have reviewed: Oukitel K10000 Pro, Gretel GT6000, Doogee S30, Vernee Mix 2. This sensor is not interpolated as well.

Camera App

The Camera application is very simple and familiar. The shutter button is in the centre at the bottom of the screen with the shortcut to the list of images and videos to its left and the camera switch to its right. The various shooting modes are listed horizontally above it and include - Photo (default), Video, Beauty, SLR, Panorama. The Beauty mode offers five main features - master, skin whitening, skin smoothing, eye enlargement, and face slimming. For each, there's a slider for the level of the corresponding beautification feature. The SLR shooting mode is the only case in which you can use the second rear camera. In order to adjust it, the shutter icon in the top left corner should be switched on. Thus, on the screen, you get a slider with which you can adjust the degree of background blur. No zoom is offered. The top of the screen contains the flash and HDR options, a shortcut to a list of effects and another one to the camera settings. The camera settings combine the options for photo and video shooting and do not offer lots of options except for photo/video resolution, location info, grid line, self-timer, anti-flicker, a microphone for the video, shutter sound, zero shutter delay, and touch shutter.
The interface for the front camera is the same, however, it only supports Video, Photo, and Beauty. No HDR, SLR, and panorama. The camera settings are the same. There's only one default app with which you can open and edit photos - Google Photos. It allows you to add filters and effects, adjust the frame and position, saturation, brightness, contrast, etc. Google Lens is not included though it should be a default Photos feature.

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