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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RE[2]: Quite good specs
by Sauron on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Quite good specs"
Sauron
Member since:
2005-08-02

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[3]: Quite good specs
by tkeith on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Quite good specs"
tkeith Member since:
2010-09-01

Most of the time, the battery is still replacable, just a bit more difficult. There are other things they can do to extend the life of internal batteries(not charging or charging fully). Batteries aren't what they used to be. If they can put enough battery in it to last me over a day I would be happy.

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RE[3]: Quite good specs
by WereCatf on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Quite good specs"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

So in 1 or 2 years time when the battery dies you either throw it away or give it a burial in the garden.


If the battery dies that fast on you I'd say the problem lies with you, not the battery. I bought my Galaxy Note as used, it's still using the original battery the previous owner got it with, and it's still working fine and I have had no reason whatsoever to even contemplate getting a new one.

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RE[4]: Quite good specs
by Sauron on Fri 12th Jul 2013 14:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Quite good specs"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

It does not negate the fact that it is designed and made to be thrown away. Already too much waste in this society! Like I already said, a shame because it's a good phone apart from that.

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RE[3]: Quite good specs
by viton on Fri 12th Jul 2013 18:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Quite good specs"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

So in 1 or 2 years time when the battery dies
1 or 2 years? Even if you recharge the phone every day, the worst thing that can happen (with good quality battery) in 2 years is moderate degradation.

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RE[4]: Quite good specs
by WorknMan on Fri 12th Jul 2013 19:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Quite good specs"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

So in 1 or 2 years time when the battery dies
1 or 2 years? Even if you recharge the phone every day, the worst thing that can happen (with good quality battery) in 2 years is moderate degradation.


Ya, my Droid Incredible from May 2010 is still going strong. Of course, it has a removable battery, but I haven't replaced it ;)

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RE[4]: Quite good specs
by darknexus on Fri 12th Jul 2013 23:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Quite good specs"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

1 or 2 years? Even if you recharge the phone every day, the worst thing that can happen (with good quality battery) in 2 years is moderate degradation.

True, but who's to say they put a high quality battery in it?

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RE[3]: Quite good specs
by unclefester on Sat 13th Jul 2013 04:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Quite good specs"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

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.


Modern lithium polymer batteries will handle 1200-1500 cycles of 50% discharge. This is 4-5 years of normal use. You can virtually guarantee that the rest of the hone will also be in poor condition by this stage.

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