Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 11:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I was in the running for a new Android phone, and I was quite dead set on getting a Nexus 4 - however, there was another phone in the running: the OPPO Find 5, a smrtphone with lots of positive reviews, but from a small manufacturer. The point that made me choose the Find 5 over the Nexus 4? OPPO actively supports the ROM community by giving away free phones, and boasts support for CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and an AOSP ROM, and obviously, rooting is easy. OPPO also updates its own firmware/ROM twice per month with new features, which is a far cry from the big boys. If you're looking for a new Android phone, you might want to consider looking beyond the established players as well, and support a company who works closely with the community - something the big player still need to learn properly. Once the device arrives on my doorstep, I'll be sure to tell you all about it, and if it lives up to the hype. It is, after all, from a relatively unknown company, so I am taking a risk here. I am a little bit nervous. But hey, if none of us takes the risk, we'll be stuck with the big players forever.
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Quite good specs
by Sauron on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:30 UTC
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For those of you that can't access the web site, here is the system specs:

Processor Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-Core 1.5GHz
Screen 5 inch
1080x1920 FULL HD
441 PPI
Memory 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM
Connectivity UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Wi-Fi Direct
Features Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Wi-Fi Display
Digital compass
Light Sensor
IR Proximity Sensor
Magnetic Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Battery 2500 mAh built-in lithium-ion battery
Multimedia Audio: WAV, AMR, AWB, OGG, WMA, APE, FLAC, MIDI, IMY etc.
Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, MKV, FLV, MOV, F4V etc.
Graphic: PNG, JPG, BMP, WBMP, GIF etc.
Included Accessories European USB Power Adapter
USB Cable
OPPO Dirac Headphones
2x OPPO NFC SmartTags

But, having a battery that can't be replaced is a deal breaker for me. Everything else looks great.

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RE: Quite good specs
by WereCatf on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:32 in reply to "Quite good specs"
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But, having a battery that can't be replaced is a deal breaker for me. Everything else looks great.

For me that is a non-issue. Similarly, no SDcard-slot is a non-issue. The phone has good specs, has gotten good reviews, it looks really nice.. I just wish it had a slightly larger display. ;)

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RE[2]: Quite good specs
by Sauron on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:40 in reply to "RE: Quite good specs"
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So in 1 or 2 years time when the battery dies you either throw it away or give it a burial in the garden. There is no excuse these days for any company to make throw away products, except greed of course.

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RE[2]: Quite good specs
by ferrix on Sat 13th Jul 2013 03:09 in reply to "RE: Quite good specs"
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I'm not too concerned about the battery life either, if it lasts two years that's good enough for me - in two years' time I'm sure something newer and shinier will come along and I'll be itching to update my phone anyway. As will be most people on this site, I'll bet! As for the issue of waste - where I live at least we have ways of recycling a phone in responsible manner so I don't have to feel too guilty.

Edited 2013-07-13 03:10 UTC

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