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    We're sure that by now you've noticed that we love comparisons. There's no better way to help you all decide between one product and another, than if we test them side by side on a couple of average days of use. It's always hard for us to determine a winner, since each product was designed with a specific niche in the market in mind, but at least our experience will serve you to get a feel for what device suits your needs. As we wind up our initial coverage of the Oppo R5, one very requested comparison was to put this device to the test against the ultimate aluminum power house from HTC. ...

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    Miniaturization has been one of the key elements that has allowed technology to evolve over the years. Decades ago, a computer was big enough to fill a room, and today most of us carry smartphones that are more powerful than some of the computers NASA needed to put a man on the moon. If you’re new to the smartphone business, you might not remember how big and bulky these products were just a few years ago, and how companies focused on defying form factors and designs in order to make your use of a smartphone a pleasant experience. Some of us struggle with the level of compromise that ...

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    Can you imagine a world where companies didn’t push the boundaries of thin and light? Some of you may mock these efforts, but that doesn’t change the fact that the best selling smartphones today keep getting thinner and lighter. We can't ignore the fact that one of the best selling smartphones in the world shows a clear obsession for getting slimmer every new iteration, and the same can be said about Oppo's R lineup. Have a look at our comparison video of the Oppo R5 vs the iPhone 6. In a way, this comparison would've been more suited agains the iPhone 6 Plus given the dimensions of ...

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    After the Oppo N1 in 2013, we've got the Oppo N3 this year (don't ask us what happened to the Oppo N2). ...and we're glad to see the N3 and welcome it in our labs, because we're excited about that motorised swivelling camera even before using it -- and while knowing that this is the sort of gimmick you'll probably use in the first couple of days, and when you want to show it off to your friends. As a successor to the Oppo N1, it is definitely a step-up in every aspect. However, if you compare it to the Oppo Find 7, the Find 7 is still the higher-end phone, not by a lot, but if a slightly ...

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    Some of you may not agree with the obsession of certain companies to make devices thinner and lighter. Thinness might not matter to all, but it's hard to ignore that some of the best selling smartphones in the world, are also the thinnest ones. You can also argue that the as phones continue to grow in size, a thin profile will improve your experience using it. All this said, what happens when a smartphone is so thin that it can't even fit a 3.5mm headphone jack? Oppo has decided to give Apple a run for its money with a smartphone that's a crazy 2mm thinner than the already thin iPhone 6. ...

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    There's no denying that Oppo has done an amazing job this year with its product launches. The Oppo Find 7 and the Find 7a made a ton of positive headlines due to the spec package that you received on a very decent price tag. The same can also be said about the Oppo N3, which takes the legacy of the N1 and pushes technology many steps further. If you're on the ropes wondering which of these devices is right for you, you've come to the right place. Watch our quick show floor comparison o the Oppo N3 vs the Oppo Find 7a. It's amazing how similar these two smartphones are, and then how ...

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    I admittedly do not have a ton of experience with Oppo. The first Oppo phone I ever held was the Find 7a I reviewed earlier this year. The first time I even heard the name Oppo was when the N1 was announced, and that was only because it had a massive 5.9-inch display and a rotating primary camera which can be likened to some flip phones from way back when. Outside that, my knowledge of the company, its products, and its perception globally is pretty limited. That’s mainly because Oppo hasn’t thrust itself into the U.S. market like some of its compatriots have. Huawei and ZTE, two other ...

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    Its bigger brother may be capturing all of the attention in the limelight, but that doesn't mean the Oppo R5 doesn't hold a candle to the N3. We've already covered the basics of the phone in a news post, but now it's time to give you a look at the phone itself. This is our Oppo R5 hands-on. The design isn't as remarkable as that of the N3, but there is something to be said about the R5's looks. It's ultra-thin, just 4.8mm at its thickest, and boasts a "macro-arc frame." The TL;DR of it all, is that the R5 looks pretty good, and if you aren't convinced, just have a peek at our gallery of ...

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    Now that it's official, the time has come for a video showcase of Oppo's latest smartphone, the N3. We have Jaime Rivera on the ground in Singapore bringing us the latest from the company's unveiling event of the N3 and the lower-tier R5, and he's supplied us with an Oppo N3 hands-on video for your consumption. The N3's beauty begins with the design. The use of what Oppo refers to as "aircraft quality steel" gives the phone a unique, bold, and premium look and feel, something we're glad to see is becoming a trend these days (as phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Apple iPhone 6, Nokia ...

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    Reading the name "Oppo R5" might bring into your mind the thought "just another midrange option." And that's only partially true – with a careful examination of the specs of the R5, it becomes clear that this actually isn't just a new mid-range offering, but instead a flagship in its own right (what is a flagship, anyway?)... or is it? We'll answer that question when we put the Oppo R5 through its paces for a full written and video review on the site, but in the meantime, we've got a list of Oppo R5 for you to read and ponder after you're done sifting through our other coverage of the ...

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    So the Oppo N3 has gone official, but you need a set of A-grade specifications to push you over the edge and grab this phone. Don't worry, we've got you covered, with a full list of Oppo N3 specs at your disposal right down below! Sure, the N3 might not stack up just as well as the Galaxy Note 4 or DROID Turbo, but it certainly doesn't have second-rate specs. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor is just as powerful as it was a few short months ago, and the other specs all allow for ample power. We'll reserve judgment for until we get our hands on a review unit, but right now, things ...

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    After many long weeks of anticipation, Oppo has finally gone official with its two newest Android smartphones, the N3 and R5. We're live in Singapore with the scoop on the phones, so read onward to find out more about both the high-end Oppo N3 and lower-end Oppo R5. The N3 is a follow-up to the N1 of yesteryear (and don't ask us why it's not called the N2; we're just as confused). It features a premium-looking body and top tier specs, along with a long-rumored motorized camera. Let's begin with the build – there's industrial-grade steel for the body of the phone, with a hollowed-out ...

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    Next Wednesday, October 29, Oppo is gearing up to launch its flagship N3 – that much, at least, is all but certain. After all, the company's been teasing the hell out of this phone going back over a month by this point, getting bolder and bolder with the details it's willing to share. While that means that much of the N3's story is out there by now, it may not be the only handset featured at this announcement, as Oppo's latest teaser appears to reveal a second handset getting ready to join the N3 on stage. The manufacturer shared the image above on its social accounts, showing what sure ...

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    In China, it appears, painting windows isn't yet a thing of the past. As physical Oppo stores across the mainland prepare for the upcoming launch of the new N3 smartphone, windows are being painted with details of the phone, cluing us in on what to expect from the October 29 launch event. Along with the Oppo N3 price, we also have even more info on the swivel camera the phone is toting. Thanks to these advertisements, we're able to discern on the specs front that the phone will have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and a 16MP rotating camera. This camera (previously rumored to sport a dual-LED ...

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    Two hot technologies find themselves at a crossroads at the moment, as the latest wave of interest in virtual reality hardware crosses paths with the ongoing evolution of smartphones. Efforts like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR may have gotten this ball rolling, and we're already seeing other manufacturers eager to jump on board, as well. Now we get word of what looks like it may be the next company to join them, as Oppo teases what sure seems to be a VR headset of its own. The company shared the above image on social media late last week, and it pretty clearly depicts an ...

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    Updated with the high-quality version of the podcast. Enjoy! Samsung's latest, greatest phablet is here, and it's a hard-edged reminder that it's no longer enough just to be big; you've got to be smart about it, too. We're talking everything from #gapgate to Multi Window to the S Pen on today's podcast-style Galaxy Note 4 review ... and to help us do that, we're bringing in two very sharp tacks from respected corners of the mobile community: Brad Molen of Engadget and Florence Ion of Greenbot! This week's news didn't stop at the Note, of course. We're also talking about the big ...

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    Well this is a nice change of pace: for weeks now we've been keeping track of Oppo N3 teasers, with the company dropping details about its upcoming Android little by little. From its interesting body materials to its rotating camera, much of what we know about this handset stems from Oppo's controlled dissemination of news. That's what makes today's find so different, as an unofficial leak seems to reveal a fingerprint scanner hiding away on the back of the N3. Oppo already shared with us a pic of the phone's back when revealing its camera a few days back, but the cropped image didn't ...

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    Oppo has done a very good job at remaining under the flagship radar over the last couple of months. The Oppo N1 was clearly one of the best innovations of last year with its swivel camera mechanism and the option for you to buy it running CyanogenMod. The same can be said about the Oppo Find 7a, which is still one of the most powerful flagship smartphones of the year. Oppo's October 29 event is all about the new N3, and today we see some extra teasers of what to expect. Oppo's CEO has taken the time to visit Weibo and give us a glimpse of why the Oppo N3 will be hot. For one, we know that ...

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    October's a month that's shaping up to be defined by a few high-profile launches: we've got Apple's presumed iPad event later this week, and rumors continue to suggest that Google's announcing at least some new Nexus hardware before October's out. And while those may be the most headline-grabbing mobile products, others are set to make their debut as well, and right at the end of the month Oppo plans to introduce the world to its N3 flagship. Well, “introduce” may not be quite the right word, considering the extent to which the manufacturer has been teasing the phone's launch these ...

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    Oppo's upcoming N3 lies at an interesting crossroads between fact and rumor. For a formally unlaunched device, the manufacturer has been positively eager to talk about the N3, delivering teasers on social media going back a month by this point. Those have brought us confirmation of several major N3 design elements, like how the handset will arrive in a choice of metal constructions. But for all that official stuff, much about the N3 is still unknown, and rumors have left us unsure what to think about other substantial parts of the phone's assembly, including what Oppo might be thinking so ...

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    Cellular phones used to allow us to make and receive telephone calls on the go, and not much more. Somewhere along the line, text messaging was added, letting us ditch our pagers. Over time, simple apps were added, and we were able to pass away the time with games like Snake. Back then battery life wasn't all that important, not when compared to today since back then our phones could last a week between charges. Now, however, we're lucky to make it through a day or two. Manufactures are faced with a dilemma: customers want phones that are thin and light, but batteries are thick and heavy. ...

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    Later this month, Oppo is set to introduce the world to its N3 Android smartphone. The company's been teasing the still-unlaunched device like crazy, most recently talking about the two different builds it will be offering for the model, each featuring a different metal construction. While we know that much, we still don't have a good sense for what the phone will look like, and much of that uncertainty has come from Oppo's plans for the handset's camera. Now a new render has arrived to offer a possible camera design, and it's one hell of an unusual one. Remember, the Oppo N1 had that ...

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    Oppo's got a new smartphone coming up, and for the past several weeks now we've been watching it slowly tease the arrival of the N3. Even with the formal launch not expected until the end of October, the company's got no qualms about promoting the handset a little early, and has been playfully dropping hints about what we can look forward to. Earlier this week we saw one talking about super-light elements, and shared with you the theory that the company could be giving the N3 a body made of an advanced aluminum-lithium alloy. Today, Oppo appears to confirm that interpretation, while also ...

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    We're just a matter of weeks away from Oppo's launch of the N3, with an announcement due near the end of October. The company hasn't been shy about dropping teasers for the new hardware already, and while the unofficial renders we've seen have us more than a little suspicious, there's also good info out there. The latest to arrive from an official source has us wondering about the company's intentions for the materials that will go into making up the N3's body, possibly suggesting the presence of some advanced alloys. Oppo just dropped the teaser pic you see above along with a message ...

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    Apple has entered a bit of a new product category with the iPhone 6 Plus this year – sure, it may still be an iOS smartphone, but it's nowhere near the same as the iPhone 6. And it's almost all about the size: the 5.5-inch display opens up a whole new world in terms of productivity possibilities. With a new look comes new competitors, one of which is the Oppo Find 7a. Both being 5.5-inch smartphones, they're the perfect matchup for a comparison. So which is better? Our iPhone 6 Plus vs Oppo Find 7a video has the lowdown. In terms of hardware, the two phones are surprisingly similar on ...

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