Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Mar 2014 23:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Early last year, Oppo was (one of?) the first company to ship a phone with a full HD display, on its Find 5. I bought one, and it became one of my favourite smartphones - a small Chinese company building phones with top-notch build quality, high-end (at the time) specifications, packaged in a distinctive and minimalist design.

A new year, and a new barrier to break - Oppo announced the successor to the Find 5 today. They call it the Find 7, and it ups the display game to crazy levels: it packs a 5.5" 2560x1440 (!) display, the first of its kind on a phone (again, it could be one of the first). I honestly have no idea if it makes any sense whatsoever to have such a crazy display on a phone. Will it really make a noticeable difference over current full HD displays? I doubt it.

It further boasts a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, and a 3000mAh battery. There's also a Find 7 'lite', which has a more traditional 1080p display, a slightly slower processor, and 2GB RAM. Unlike the Find 5, the Find 7 has a two features which I know will appeal to many OSNews readers: a removable battery and an SD card slot. Both of these features were added after requests from users.

Design-wise, the Find 7 loses some of the straightforward simplicity that I like so much about the Find 5; the phone is busier and messier, and the version with the crazy display has this fake carbon weave on the back that crosses into Samsung-tacky territory. The fancy elongated notification LED at the bottom is a nice touch, though.

All in all, the Find 7 is yet another noteworthy product from a Chinese manufacturer, and further proof of my conviction: Samsung, HTC, and other established players should be worried. I don't think Apple will care much, but Android manufacturers should take note.

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RE[4]: Hmmm
by kurkosdr on Sat 22nd Mar 2014 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hmmm"
kurkosdr
Member since:
2011-04-11

It sounds like you know exactly why it got down-voted. It offended the religious views of some of the non-participants.

What I wrote is obviously true, so, lacking the ability to dispute the point, the neckbeard patrol down-voted it rather than disputing it.


I meant I can't figure out which religious view exactly it offended.

But on the other hand, neckbeards have such complicated views and so annoying behaviour, I honestly don't want to spend time to find out.

Now that the power of the downvote is being gradually stripped from neckbeards, what remains for them? Slashdot?

Edited 2014-03-22 10:02 UTC

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RE[5]: Hmmm
by fmaxwell on Sat 22nd Mar 2014 10:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Hmmm"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

I meant I can't figure out which religious view exactly it offended.


Thou shalt not praiseth any product made by Apple. If a man praiseth an Apple product, you shall smite the blasphemer, voting down his words and casting scorn upon him, for Linux is our Lord and savior.

If Apple built a 3 oz. smartphone with 100 hour talk time and enough CPU horsepower to render the next Pixar movie, you'd still be voted down if you wrote anything positive about it.

I cannot understand why people are impressed by really big phones; it's like believing that a 3 inch diameter wristwatch represents the height of watchmaking skill.

Edited 2014-03-22 10:44 UTC

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