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    It seems that last weeks rumors did end up coming true. Oppo has the successor to its acclaimed N1 ready for action in Asia, and even though the logical step was for this phone to be called the N2, it seems the company thought otherwise. We're still wondering why the number jump with this device, but if you look at some separate leaked renders that we've found, you'll probably understand why. Oppo hasn't been specific on the date that we'll see the Oppo N3 announced, but what we do know is that the device will sport a smaller design than its predecessor, and the same swivel camera that we ...

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    Oppo is one of those companies that we wish had more presence outside of Asia. The company has brought us some of the hottest flagships of the year, starting with devices like the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a, and the same can be said about the innovative swivel camera design of the Oppo N1. That particular Oppo N1 is already getting old by technology's standards, and it seems the company is ready to give it a refresh. Oppo has just sent out a teaser that features a rotary phone from the 1980s, and text that claims that "This was the phone." Sadly this teaser doesn't give out much information, ...

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    Back at the end of May, we saw Oppo announce its N1 Mini, a scaled-down alternative to the 5.9-inch N1. But while the company made the smartphone official, it didn't divulge a whole lot of detail about the handset's hardware and capabilities, leaving that info to slowly trickle out over the following weeks. Now a new social promo post for the N1 Mini is catching the attention of smartphone fans due to its mention of a “revolutionary 24 Mega Pixels Ultra HD camera,” but as it turns out, there's a little more to the story than you might pick up on from the description there. Like the N1 ...

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    The companies behind smartphones aren't always on the best terms with devs. Sure, they want to see new apps come out that help really show off their hardware and software, but some can also be a little resistant to devs interested in more elaborate hacks, like the kind we see from the custom ROM community. That's why it's reassuring when OEMs make a point to publicly support developer efforts, and that's what we're seeing from Oppo tonight, as the company announces its involvement as an Elite Sponsor for this year's XDA:DevCon gathering. Oppo joins manufacturers like Sony and OnePlus in ...

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    The Oppo Find 7 is the Find 7a's bigger brother, but they could very well be considered twins: if not only for the identical looks, then because of the fact that these two Chinese-made devices were announced at the same time. And as with any twins, the differences are on the inside: the Find 7 is Oppo's current flagship, and brings a few crucial enhancements over the previous flagship, the Find 7a. Walking around with this device during our week-long review period definitely turned heads. Oppo is not a brand that enjoys wide recognition in Europe, and the situation is the same in ...

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    The affordable, high-end smartphone is no longer a pipe dream. In fact, it hasn't been for a while. Some may not consider the Moto X a high-end phone, especially not by today's standards, but it's certainly a capable smartphone that performs exceptionally and doesn't break the bank – at least not anymore. The Moto X didn't exactly start out budget-friendly. It began as a full-priced, high-end smartphone, and its pricing quickly worked its way down as Motorola ran various promotions. Now, albeit nearly one-year-old, the base Moto X can be had for just $350 without a contract, and it's a ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    Each of these phones is their respective manufacturer’s best phone, to date. Their internals are among the highest-end on the market. So, which one would you choose? The phone made by a company that already has a history of making good smartphones, or the phone from a relatively young manufacturer that wants to prove itself on the market? We hope our LG G3 vs Oppo Find 7 video will help you make up your mind. A phone from China, and a phone from South Korea, both the best that LG and Oppo have ever built, both with exceptional specs on paper. In real life, neither of the two disappoints, ...

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    On March 19, Chinese phone-maker Oppo has announced not one, but two phones. The Find 7a -- which we've already reviewed -- and the Find 7, which has just arrive in our Pocketnow labs. The differences between the two are not many, but they are crucial, as the Find 7 was actually the first 2K (QHD) phone to be announced (nota bene, not the first one available though). That being said, this is the Oppo Find 7, joining the 2K display game, where others like the LG G3 (review / rebuttal), and Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A (aka Prime) -- which we're currently testing -- are already present. So, ...

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    The Oppo Find 7a's bigger brother will soon reach customers' hands, as the phone is available for pre-order, but those who don't care about a 2K display, or want to take care of their budget, will go for the Find 7a instead of the Find 7. Speaking of it, there's an Oppo Find 7a update ready to be downloaded and installed, with some changes and features inside. Aside from smart cover support, you can now unlock your phone with your voice. For a full list of changes contained in the x9006_12.A.05_INT_005_140605 Oppo Find 7a update, check the screenshot below. It weighs just a little under ...

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    The Oppo Find 7a was a pretty sweet phone, as evidenced by our full review of the handset, but just over the horizon was an even more powerful Oppo smartphone -- the Find 7. Many stuck out to purchase the Find 7a's higher-end sibling, and those people are likely delighted, as Oppo Find 7 pre-orders are now open at an online retailer. First, let's talk differences between the Find 7a and Find 7. It's all about spec upgrades, with the screen, RAM, clock speed, and storage capacity having been upgraded to better compete with other high-end flagships like LG's G3. A 2K display with a pixel ...

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    A couple weeks back we saw Oppo announce its N1 Mini, the not-so-mini “mini” smartphone that had been popping up in leaks earlier in May. Even with this guy already official, Oppo put together a little showcase event in China earlier this week, and while the N1 Mini made a reappearance, it also showed up alongside a newcomer, the just-launched Oppo R3. The R3 is quite similar to the N1 Mini in a few key respects, the most notable being that it keeps the five-inch 720p display, and appears to run the same Snapdragon 400 SoC. There's no fancy rotating camera this time around, with the R3 ...

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    In terms of smartphone offerings, this year is shaping up to be one of the most impressive ever. Not only are manufacturers managing to pull together some of the most advanced specifications into a single device, they are also (finally) focusing on things like user experience, software optimization, and sheer performance. And to top it all off, some are giving design and hardware more attention than in past years. The end result is stellar smartphones, all of which run well, look gorgeous, and offer a horde of useful features. Don't get me wrong. While these phones are more well-rounded ...

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    Oppo has done a good job in keeping itself on our radar lately with the rumors of a mini variant of the N1. The N1 might not be as popular as many would've wished in areas outside of China, but that doesn't change the fact that there is a lot of cool to this phone. Its unique swivel-camera design is indeed a smart way to help you take a selfie, and if you're not a fan of the huge 5.9-inch Oppo N1 to do this, here's a smaller solution, sort of. The Oppo N1 Mini has now been made official, and the only thing that's not "mini" about this phone is its size. With a 5-inch display, and a chassis ...

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    The Oppo N1 Mini is the not-so-mini variant of the existing Oppo N1, which received some moderate fame for its flipping camera and for being the first phone to launch with an option for CyanogenMod out of the box. The company made it official that we should expect the Oppo N1 Mini to launch shortly, though if you were interested in having a look at the goods early, today is the time. We get the first leaked photos of the device, this time in Yellow, and if you were wondering if there were any design changes, there really aren't. Rumors point to its specifications being of a crazy ...

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    The Oppo N1 didn't really take the world by storm in the way many of us expected. Surely it did give us a variant that included CyanogenMod out of the box, and yes, we even received a swivel camera mechanism, which was actually more than just a novelty, as many smartphones don't really offer a compelling front-facing camera. If you were in the market for the Oppo N1, but don't want a phone that's so big, you might want to hold up a bit. Oppo has now made the launch date of the N1 Mini official, if you want most of these N1 features in a smaller package. You can expect the phone as soon as ...

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    It seems another device from Oppo is on the way, as FCC documents are revealing an interesting new device we haven't seen sold before. The company is close to announcing a lower-specced version of their N1, with model number N5116. We are dealing with a device very similar to the Oppo N1, as the rotating camera and other design aspects are still present. The size has been cut down, however, as the display is reportedly 5 inches on the diagonal as opposed to its bigger brother's hefty 5.9-inch frame. The images do not reveal much more than the obvious, and all are embedded right down below ...

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    For the better part of the last five years, battery life has been an issue. I've never managed to get the alleged four hours of screen-on time some forum users claim, and I've rarely been able last a full day with just about any non-BlackBerry smartphone. It happens, but it's rare. "It's just the way or how much you use your phones." That's what everyone always tells me, but that's not the problem, I assure you. Just because I'm a "tech blogger" doesn't mean I use my phones endlessly. It's quite the opposite, actually. I have countless devices, all of which get a fairly even spread of use, ...

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    Before December 2013 few had ever heard of OnePlus. These days however, the Hong-Kong based company and its recently launched handset are all over the news. OnePlus promises its consumers they will never have to settle when choosing their next smartphone.  Indeed, the OnePlus One boasts some impressive specs and an equally impressive price-tag. Although currently the purchase of the One is possible through an invitation system only, increased availability is expected in late June. Until then, we sat down with the company's Director, Carl Pei, to discuss the OnePlus One, its creation and ...

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    Bought an Oppo Find 7a (our review), but can't bring yourself to live with the proprietary manufacturer skin? Don't fret -- you can now make your device into a OnePlus One. The drama surrounding the fact that OnePlus has close ties with Oppo has finally amounted to something, it seems. The various similarities between the One and the Find 7a in hardware have made it possible for developers to port the ROM from the One to the Find 7a. To flash the ROM, all you have to do on your Find 7a is install a custom recovery such as TWRP or ClockworkMod. Then, install the ROM you find at the source ...

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    Within China, native phone manufacturer Oppo is a well-known and respected brand. Elsewhere, it's presence isn't nearly as domineering or demanding of attention. However, that hasn't stopped the Chinese maker from turning heads around the world. Oppo first grabbed the attention of many with the Find 5, followed by the N1, a highly regarded phone amongst the tech enthusiasts in which comes in a Cyanogenmod flavor. Just months later, the company announced two new smartphones, the Find 7 and Find 7a. On paper, these two smartphones look rather impressive. The latter of the two is actually ...

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    Last week marked the official launch of the OnePlus One, the first smartphone from OnePlus, itself a new company founded by ex-Oppo employees. At least, that's the story we were given, but are we missing an important detail? Over the weekend, a minor controversy has gotten stirred up over allegations that OnePlus isn't quite the plucky independent startup the company has presented itself as, and may instead be owned to one extent or another by Oppo. The first suspicious connection turned up in historic DNS records, with connected Oppo contact details to the oneplus.net domain name. Then ...

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    Two of the weirdest smartphones accessories to surface last year were Sony's QX10 and QX100 “lens-cameras,” devices that looked a bit like the interchangeable lenses you might attach to an SLR camera, but fully-contained cameras in and of themselves. They had their own power, storage, and connectivity, really lacking only a display. Users would clip them onto existing phones (and later, tablets) to take advantage of the photographic flexibility big sensors and optical zoom provided. While pretty cool (if questionably practical), relatively high prices kept them at arm's length: you'll ...

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    Oppo has been slowly building momentum over the years, creating seemingly great smartphones which equally appeal to the masses and nerds like us. The N1 from last year, which came in a CyanogenMod edition, was one of the first moves which put Oppo on our map here in the States. The Find 5 was a step in the right direction, as well. But the company has been leaking and dropping hints about the Find 7 and Find 7a for months now, and we've got our hands on the Find 7a for review. Can the phone compete with the likes of some of the more popular global brands? Can the Oppo Find 7a give what ...

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    Skipping listener mail for two weeks in a row? We know, we know ... unconscionable. But we also know you'll forgive us in exchange for two things: a packed review schedule, and an awesome podcast guest. We're bringing you both of those as the week winds down to a close. In addition to the usual news segment narrated by the soothing voice of Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck, we've got additional insights on Samsung's new Galaxy S5: how it compares to its forebears, how well it fares against competition like the HTC One M8, and a debate on the merits of standout features like the ...

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