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    I've personally covered Oppo's last major announcements for devices like the Oppo R5 and Oppo N3, which I also reviewed eventually, and now the Oppo R7. In the case of the first two, you'll notice that my thoughts on their cameras (R5, N3) were what I'd call ok, but not on par with some of the smartphone cameras that flagships used in 2014. 2015 is a different animal, with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 leave very little room for mediocrity. Oppo spent a great deal of time boasting the improvements in camera quality with its new Oppo R7 and R7 Plus, and it's time to talk ...

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    We’ve always criticized the “thin and light” mentality of most smartphones today because feel in the hand isn’t everything. Compromises in battery life and expandable storage are enough to frustrate anyone, no matter how beautiful the phone is. There’s a very interesting trend happening lately of thin smartphones, high end design, lower than flagship price points, and a Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood. Last year’s Oppo R5 was one of the first, and this year’s Oppo R7 continues that legacy. Taste varies from user to user. For some, powerful specifications are ...

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    It was almost a month ago that we told you first about a so-called OPPO Mirror 5, a (back then) upcoming phone that looks to have been inspired by HTC's Touch Diamond from the good old days, in terms of its diamond pattern back. Well, the OPPO Mirror 5 is now official, granted, without a big fanfare, and you can all own its "Sparkling Diamond-like Mirrored Surface", "designed with individual cut-glass sections and different reflective tendencies, all crafted using a sophisticated ultraviolet embossing technique". Behind all the diamond-like shine there's a five-inch TFT screen with 960 ...

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    The last time we heard about an upcoming OPPO smartphone was with the occasion of the Mirror 5, a device that has a backplate that reminds us of the HTC Touch Diamond from the good old days. However, there's a certain OPPO A51 in the works which popped up on Chinese regulator TENAA's website not so long ago. The upcoming OPPO A51 shouldn't be far out, according to a recent report. While there's no official wording on the launch date (or any other official details), the leak mentions that the phone has a price tag which is claimed to be the real deal. Also, having the price tag confirmed, ...

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    There’s a very interesting trend happening lately of very thin smartphones, high end design, lower than flagship price points, and a Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood. Last year’s Oppo R5 was one of the first, and this year’s Oppo R7 takes the trend a step further. Join us for our first impressions of the Oppo R7. So far our first few days with the Oppo R7 have been rather positive. The most striking first impression of the Oppo R7 is that even though this phone is thinner than the iPhone 6 at 6.3mm, it feels sturdier in the hand, thanks to its added weight at 148 grams. We ...

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    After spending a few days in Beijing giving the Oppo R7 a quick look, it’s time to be greeted by the DHL guy and start our full coverage. Oppo’s R smartphones have always been about defying smartphone design, and we saw that with the world’s thinnest Oppo R5 last year. This year the company has decided to take a more conservative route with one of its products, and a bold approach to the other. Today we start our review coverage with the smaller and more pocket friendly unit of the bunch. Oppo is already famous for its unboxing experiences, and the new Oppo R7 is no exception. Make ...

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    Been itching for an OPPO R7 ever since you saw Jaime Rivera's hands-on video with the phone? Living in the US? Well, you're in luck. OPPO is one of the few Chinese manufacturers to consistently make its products available across the pond in the States, and its latest product, the R7, is no exception. OPPO R7 US pre-orders have officially been kicked off today. The phone will begin shipping at some point early in July, with pre-orders going for US$399 with free shipping included. To sweeten the deal, the company is also throwing in a complimentary pair of headphones. One thing to keep in ...

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    The OPPO Joy 3, as seen above, is the latest budget smartphone coming from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. It has been listed on the phone-maker's website, and, while pricing has not yet been confirmed, it will definitely be a budget-oriented device, given the rather low-end specifications. It features a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 854x480 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. RAM and internal storage are on the low side, with one- and 4GB respectively, granted, internal storage can be expanded using a microSD card. ...

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    Feeling nostalgic? We know we are. The HTC Touch Diamond was one of our favorite Windows Mobile devices, and definitely in our HTC classics top three. The phone had a unique back cover with regular irregularities that made it look so good, that our own Adam Lein had to tune it up a bit. Knowing what the Touch Diamond was, and how it looked, it's not difficult to see where OPPO took inspiration from, if the phone in these leaked images will ever make it to the market. OPPO Mirror 5 is what the report claims for its name, a phone with a mirrored rear back with diamond pattern, 2GB of RAM, ...

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    OPPO already has a Neo 5 smartphone from 2014, but the OPPO Neo 5 announced today is the official follow-up, the 2015 model, and it comes in pair with a Neo 5s sibling. The company emphasizes the double-layer metallic structure build of the phones, with a compact and thin form factor. The back cover is laminated with "a clean and natural, yet striking appearance with beautiful shine". Inside there's an unspecified quad-core MTK processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card), dual-sim capabilities, 8MP camera with rear-illuminated sensor and ...

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    Oppo has upped the ante of traditional 10 year celebrations by brining us a couple of new products to the table, and after having a look at the more conventional Oppo R7 in the previous video, it’s time to give its bigger and badder brother a quick look. Even though only a few months have passed from Oppo’s launch of the revolutionary design that made the Oppo R5 possible, the company is out with a new lineup of successors, and where the Oppo R7 Plus follows on the tradition of defining product design, if compared to its more traditional sibling. The new Oppo R7 Plus is significantly ...

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    Oppo is celebrating 10 years since it launched its first MP3 player back in 2005, and the company decided to celebrate with a launch event, and with a couple of new products. Oppo’s R lineup has always been about defying the boundaries of design with examples like last year's Oppo R5, which was crowned the thinnest smartphone in the world for a short period of time. We expected to see some of that with today’s launch of the Oppo R7, but instead we see a company focused on refining what was begun with last years product. Watch our hands-on of the new Oppo R7, and stay tuned, as there is ...

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    After heavily teasing the R7 (and later, the R7 Plus), OPPO has finally made the two smartphones official at its press event today. We've seen almost every aspect of these phones previously (and heard about rumored specs), but now everything has become official. The OPPO R7 has full metal unibody (magnesium alloy, 92.3% ob body being metal) construction measuring 143 mm x 71 mm x 6.3 mm and 148 grams. Inside this body lives an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor clocked at 1.5GHz (Adreno 305 GPU), 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable), and a screen that is ...

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    We've seen OPPO tease several features of the upcoming R7, but this time, the manufacturer goes all-in and shows off, for the first time, the phone in its full glory, so we can probably put an end to all the leaks and speculation. No, it's not an official device unveiling: that will still happen on May 20, but at least now we know exactly how the phone will look. The OPPO R7 revealed in these images will have a full-metal body with a design that utilizes very thing bezels, which are concealed by the use of 2.5D glass (reflections will trick the user in thinking the device is bezel-less). ...

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    Just one day ago, we received official confirmation from OPPO that its upcoming new smartphone, the R7, would be fashioned from metal. Now, the company isn't about to let the hype slow down for the device; instead of letting the phone lie low for another day, it's bringing the R7 back into the spotlight by revealing its OPPO R7 backplate choice. The phone's full-metal unibody will be made through magnesium alloy, and shared a GIF to show off the backplate of the phone. That GIF is available at the source link below, but the header image up top is a still frame from it. The phone's design ...

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    Just as we heard about some of the alleged specs inside the upcoming OPPO R7, we're getting more details, this time, from the horse's mouth. While it's not too much to go by, the company has officially confirmed the OPPO R7 full metal unibody construction. Additionally, the official wording refers to an "ultra-thin" body, making us doubt the previous reports that claimed it to be a thick-ish phone. In addition to the 2.5D screen (basically, the rounded edges of the glass on top of the screen which conceals the bezels) and super-narrow bezels, the R7 will bring a metallic design (which is ...

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    There is little to no doubt that we will see the OPPO R7 become official sometime soon, with even the manufacturer itself actively teasing the device, which was leaked over and over with its neat trick of curved glass to enable a bezel-less effect/look. And, if that alone wasn't enough, the OPPO R7 is expected to be a super slim device (slimmer than the slim OPPO R5 it follows up on), maybe the thinnest on the market at the time of its introduction. TENAA listed two devices (OPPO R7t and R7C), but now we have a glance (confirmation) at its upcoming specs. The two versions represent two ...

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    At a time when most smartphones look and feel the same, our inner geek is always in need for something new, something we could seriously call cool! Oppo is one of the few companies that has realized this with most of its offerings, and today we get a chance to review its most unique offering yet, the Oppo N3. Yes, we know we’re a little late to this review, but this is one of those devices we were simply not going to leave without the full Pocketnow treatment. The best way to describe the Oppo N3 in a word is by calling it Unique. At a time when smartphone designs are just flat slabs ...

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    We've seen the OPPO R7 teased yesterday, with a probable announcement happening next Month, but the manufacturer isn't stopping there, dropping some more teasers on us, building up the buzz and anticipation to what is expected to be a very thin, bezel-less phone. The image above has been posted by OPPO on its Facebook page, and the 2.5D glass is being called out next to a render of the phone. Said render seems to show off some very narrow bezels, but the manufacturer is expected to conceal even those with a curved glass towards the edges, employing reflection and refraction is a smart ...

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    We've kept a close eye on the Oppo R7 for quite some time. The Oppo R5 did an amazing job at wowing us in our recent review, thanks to its premium and thin design, but it seems that Oppo wants more. The rumors of the Oppo R7 and a design without bezels have kept us busy for the last few weeks, and the company has finally decided to give us a glimpse of what to expect. Oppo has just published a couple of teasers on the web for the R7, and even though these don't say much about what we're getting, the fact that the teasers exist is enough reason to be excited. Sources claim that we should ...

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    We've heard and seen a lot about the upcoming OPPO R7 (allegedly to be unveiled on May 20), including real life images as well as a video showing off the bezel-less design achieved with the help of a curved glass that conceals the edges with its reflections and refractions. We also know to expect a very thin design, a 4.7-inch Full HD screen, an octa-core MediaTek 64-bit MT6795 chipset, and a 20.7MP camera. However, for the first time, we're hearing about a possible fingerprint scanner that might be on-board as well. While you can't see it clearly in the renders above and below, it could ...

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    The OPPO R5 from last year was a neat little phone (also one of the thinnest on the market), but the sequel, the OPPO R7 is expected to be even thinner. That's what all the leaks suggest, as well as a bezel-less aspect (to clarify: a leak sheds light on this, as there are bezels, but OPPO is doing a neat hocus pocus trick to conceal them). May 20 is the date on which the OPPO R7 event could take place, according to a report that claims information from China. While we expect the OPPO R7 to pack a 4.7-inch Full HD screen, an octa-core MediaTek 64-bit MT6795 chipset, and a 20.7MP camera, ...

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    Even though the race for the thinnest smartphone continues at a rate we don't even find logical, that's not the only frontier that OEMs are trying to win lately. Oppo's R lineup has always been about pushing the limits of design, with the Oppo R5 succeeding at being the thinnest phone in the world for a short lived time. Some recent leaks show us that the Oppo R7 will shift its design focus a little into another area of interest, and we get more leaked photos today. These new leaked photos prove that the Oppo R7 is a gorgeous device in every way. Most of us find devices like the Moto 360 ...

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    Over the years since smartphones became a "thing", specifications have been on a continual march upward. Processors have gotten faster (from megahertz in the hundreds to gigahertz in the plural), they've also added cores (with quad- and even octa-cores being commonplace). RAM has increased from a few dozen MB to a few GB. Storage has increased. Data speeds are through the roof! One area that hasn't seen much improvement over the years is battery capacity. Though battery capacities may still be lagging, OEMs are doing the next best thing: decreasing our charge times. I'm Joe Levi with ...

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    Update: Meanwhile the images below have popped up on Mobile-Dad purportedly showing off the device which is expected to be even thinner than the R5's 4.8mm profile (and without the protruding camera), while maintaining a metal build. Image below. Remember the OPPO R7? It will, at one point (whenever it gets released), become the R5's follow-up, and one of its main features is the fact that is has a (nearly) bezel-less (on the sides) outer aspect. We looked at the OPPO R7 in some leaked images at the end of last month, but now we're being treated to a video showing off the phone. As it ...

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