Posts tagged with: Oppo
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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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    After spending some time in Singapore with the Oppo N3 a few months ago, I won't deny that I was really interested in taking the device for a spin. Smartphone designs have become dull lately, with predictable camera setups and the usual controls. For that reason alone, it's hard for our inner geek to not be excited about something as unique as the motorized camera on Oppo's N3, where you no longer have to compromise a selfie to a less-powerful camera, or a panorama to a pair of shaky hands. After spending nearly a month the the Oppo N3 and its camera, here are some thoughts about its ...

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    The practicality of phones with displays that stretch all the way to the handset's edges – models with nary a bezel to be seen – remains to be proven. They certainly have the capacity to look quite attractive, but are they actually convenient to use as phones? Are we going to have to re-learn how to hold devices so that our grip doesn't interfere with touch input? As manufacturers push closer and closer to bezel-less phones, those are questions we're going to be thinking more and more about, and now the latest model to get them bouncing around in our head is making the rounds this ...

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    Introduction and disclaimer If you are a first time reader of our website you should know that here at Pocketnow we focus mostly on mobile technology. We're well equipped to do that, and we like to think that we're knowledgeable enough to opine on smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories, and everything else we deal with as our main scope of coverage, every day, day after day, for 15 years. However, right from the beginning, we have to confess that we're not equally geared up to review headphones, so don't expect to see in-depth frequency analysis, oscilloscope snaps, or other ...

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    When talking about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, it used to be that we were asking ourselves whether or not to believe rumors that the chip was a piece of junk, prone to overheating and generally not performing up to par. But as phone manufacturers like LG step up to stand behind the 810, while others like Samsung appear to be turning their backs on the SoC, the more appropriate question may be “is the 810 actually a bad chip, or is it just getting bad PR?” Qualcomm seems determined to do something about the beating the 810's getting in the press, and today released a statement that ...

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    The OPPO N3 is the natural evolution of the OPPO N1, and, just like in its predecessor's case, the N3's main selling point is the rotating camera. It allows users to use the same imaging system for front and back, and, as you can see in the new OPPO N3 ad below, for snapping stills of subjects above you. Opposed to the N1, the OPPO N3 utilizes a motorized camera, which can be turned automatically by either using a remote, or by swiping the screen in order to change the angle. The swivelling camera uses a 16MP sensor in order to snap stills, and is also equipped with a dual-LED flash. Its ...

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    OPPO's Find 7 (still a powerhouse) and Find 7a were announced in March 2014, which means that it's time for a follow-up soon. MWC could very well be the venue for the OPPO Find 9, but the company has preferred to host its own special events in the past. The OPPO Find 9 leaked today proves that the Chinese phone-maker is working in a follow-up, and, since they like odd numbers, there will be no Find 8, but, instead the Find 9 is up next (with no implications or ties to the screen size). While there is no way in knowing that the picture above really depicts the OPPO Find 9, we'll just play ...

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    OPPO seems to be on a roll. While the Chinese phone-maker closed 2014 off with the OPPO R5 and N3, just last week, the company announced the OPPO R1C (with its sapphire variant). Today, we're seeing another OPPO phone become official, one that was rumored to bring optical zoom, among other goodies (sadly, the optical zoom part remains just a rumor). The phone is large, measuring 156.8 x 81 x 8mm, and most of the front is being taken up by the 5.9-inch screen, with a Full HD 1080p resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Behind the screen there's a 64-bit octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor ...

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    After recently announcing the OPPO R5 and N3, the Chinese phone manufacturer just made official another device, the OPPO R1C (a successor to the R1S). Yet another phone is being rumored to be in the works, the OPPO U3, with a slim form factor and 4x optical zoom, but this particular phone is, for the moment, just a report. The OPPO R1C however, as rumored, will have a sapphire edition -- GizmoChina notes that you can see your reflection on the back of the phone from every angle -- as well as a non-sapphire, white version. It packs a five-inch 720p display and is powered by the 64-bit ...

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    Kodak wasn't the only brand more typically associated with photography that's been showing off smartphones at CES this year, and Polaroid had a few handsets of its own up for display. While it did launch some new connected cameras and tablets, we didn't hear a formal announcement for any of the straight-up phones. In spite of that, the hardware still managed to catch a few eyes, especially due to how closely one of these models, the Polaroid Selfie, happened to resemble an iconic handset from another manufacturer. That attention may be more than Polaroid bargained for, as questions are now ...

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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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