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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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    Oppo, unlike many other manufacturers, is taking this camera race to a new level, but not through hardware. Instead, Oppo is taking it to the competition via software, and in a way that, logically, doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. The Find 7 and Find 7a both come with 13-megapixel IMX214 CMOS sensors from Sony. In the standard shooting mode, they max out at … 13-megapixels, of course. But if you enable what Oppo calls Super Zoom (or HD Picture, soon to be Ultra-HD … trust us, we're just as confused as you are), the pair of phones are capable of capturing 50-megapixel images. No. ...

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