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[3]: Quite good specs
by WereCatf on Fri 12th Jul 2013 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 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.

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"
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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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