Oppo Neo 7, Poor Specs, Hot Design
Oct28

Oppo Neo 7, Poor Specs, Hot Design

Oppo, the Chinese smartphone brand, has announced a new handset that is coming with a slick design but very modest specs. Hardly likely to appeal to the enthusiast, the Neo 7, is actually a solid effort if the pricing is right. It is an entry level smartphone in terms of quality, but if Oppo prices this around $100 then its design could be enough to make it popular, especially in Oppo’s China homeland. In terms of specs, the Oppo Neo...

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Oppo Launches Mirror 5
Jul15

Oppo Launches Mirror 5

Chinese company Oppo announced a new mid-range smartphone today, the rather appealing Mirror 5, a handset that has plenty going for it. Chief among those things is its classy design, with Oppo deciding to follow the trend of making aesthetics and important point even at lower price points. The Mirror 5 certainly fits the bill in terms of a good-looking smartphone and actually looks far more premium than its modest specs suggest. Oppo...

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Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter
May21

Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter

If there is one thing I use to LOVE about new devices when they first got introduced was design.  There are magic designs out there.  The HTC One is still a piece of art work, the latest Galaxy device is nice, iPhone's (while I hate the OS) are very well crafted and designed devices.  But something has changed in the past few years that made all of this design obsolete. Yup that's right somewhere along the way smartphone OEM's have...

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Oppo R7 Pics Surface With Edge to Edge Screen
Mar24

Oppo R7 Pics Surface With Edge to Edge Screen

For a while now we have trying to get rid of all bezels on devices and Oppo is getting really close to making that reality.  There has been leak of the upcoming Oppo 7 and the bezel  is so thin that it seems like someone has photoshoped it and it's a fake. The some of the other rumored specs are a 20.7mp camera and an Octo Core Processor made by Media Tek.  With the lack of the bezel on these devices it's getting harder and harder to...

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Oppo R5 Coming in Gold
Feb02

Oppo R5 Coming in Gold

The Oppo R5 was the world’s thinnest smartphones (it is 4.85mm) for a few days back in December when it launched, but aside from that brief claim to fame it is also a pretty stellar mid-range handset. Well spec’d, the thing that arguably sets the R5 apart is its premium feel build, and now the Chinese company is coming out with a limited edition gold version, just in case you want more bling. The new gold Oppo R5 will be launched on...

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Oppo’s U3 is Official
Jan22

Oppo’s U3 is Official

Oppo raised the curtain on a new smartphone in its Chinese homeland this week, and it is a decent looking and spec’d piece of kit. The Oppo U3 is a bigger handset that the Oppo N3 and Oppo N5, while it hits a nice sweet spot in the mid-range market in terms of hardware and price. The Oppo U3 has a 5.9-inch screen with a Full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution, and that panel covers 75% of the handset, making it a sleek looking thing. Other...

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