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 unclefester on Sat 13th Jul 2013 04:41 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. 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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