Oppo http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/features en-MY Oppo Find 7 http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best smartphone you&#039;ve never heard of? Oppo&#039;s amazing new flagship device features the world&#039;s smallest 2K display on a smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-find-7-05.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Oppo has taken the wraps off its new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7-has-worlds-first-55in-qhd-smartphone-screen/news" target="_blank">flagship smartphone</a> in Beijing &ndash; and it may just be the most powerful phone in the world.</p> <p>Read on for all the details.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s got a 5.5in 2K display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oppo might not have the brand recognition of Samsung, HTC and Sony &ndash; but it&#39;s punching above its weight in terms of specs. Where its rivals&#39; 2014 flagships all sport 1080p displays, Oppo has raised the bar with the world&#39;s first 5.5in QHD display on a smartphone.</p> <p>Yes, the Oppo Find 7 sports a 2560x1440 IPS LCD display, giving you a retina-scorching 538ppi. It&#39;s streets ahead of its rivals&#39; 1080p screens; the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8)</a>&#39;s 5in display yields up 440ppi, while the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>&#39;s 5.1in display manages 432ppi and the Sony Xperia Z2 pumps out 423ppi from its 5.2in screen.</p> <p>Oppo isn&#39;t the first to market with a 2K smartphone screen &ndash; the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/most-powerful-phone-world-has-2k-screen-and-youve-probably-never-heard-it/news" target="_blank">Vivo Xplay 3S</a> takes that honour &ndash; but it has delivered the smallest such display, with the highest pixel density in the world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-01_0.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s absurdly powerful </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Find 7&#39;s spec sheet is on a par with other manufacturers&#39; flagship phones &ndash; inside, you get a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, clocked at 2.5GHz, plus an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM.</p> <p>Comparing that with other 2014 flagships, the Find 7 has the same processor setup as the Samsung Galaxy S5, but the Oppo one-ups it with 3GB of RAM &ndash; as found on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2</a>.</p> <p>Internal storage is a little scanty at 32GB, but you do have the option of expanding that by up to 128GB using microSD. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct and NFC &ndash; plus LTE, for the first time on an Oppo phone.</p> <p>The Find 7&#39;s removable 3000mAh battery charges through a micro USB port on the base of the phone &ndash; the phone also features Oppo&#39;s new VOOC rapid charging system, which, it claims, will take you from 0 to 75 per cent battery in half an hour.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-08.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-09.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It takes 50MP photos. Sort of </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oppo has past form in innovating with camera tech &ndash; its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">N1 phablet</a> featured a rotating 13MP camera for hi-res selfies &ndash; and the Find 7 is no exception.</p> <p>Its main camera uses a Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with an f/2.0 aperture &ndash; but it can shoot 50MP photos, thanks to some software trickery. In Super Zoom mode, it snaps 10 consecutive shots at speed, and then picks out four images to stitch together into a 50MP, 8160 x 6120 still. As well as its party trick, the Find 7 also features the usual array of camera settings, including HDR, panorama, GIF mode and RAW mode.</p> <p>It&#39;s no slouch at video, either; it&#39;ll shoot 4K video at 30fps, 1080p video at 60fps and 120fps slow motion video at 720p.</p> <p>Round the front, you get a 5MP, f/2.0 camera for selfies and video chat. While that&#39;s not quite up to the Oppo N1&#39;s rotating 13MP snapper, it&#39;s still well ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2&#39;s efforts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-02_1.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo Find 7a </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Oppo Find 7 will launch alongside the Find 7a, a slightly less powerful model that doesn&#39;t feature the phone&#39;s standout QHD screen. Instead, you get a 5.5in, 1080p screen with a still-respectable 403ppi.</p> <p>Inside, the Find 7a packs a quad core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AB processor along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2800mAh battery.</p> <p>Other specs are identical to the Find 7; externally, the phone swaps out the carbon-fibre back for a polycarbonate shell. The Find 7a will launch alongside the Find 7, priced at US$500 (RM1636).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oppo&#39;s played it safe here, with the Find 7 building on the established design language from the Find 5. That&#39;s no bad thing, though; it&#39;s a sleek-looking device, with a curved carbon fibre back and titanium-aluminium alloy frame in &quot;Midnight&quot; and white finishes.</p> <p>Also retained from the Find 5 is the unusual button layout; a volume rocker on the right hand side of the phone, and a power button on the left. It&#39;s a big device &ndash; at 75 x 152.6 x 9.2 mm, it&#39;s comparable in size to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a> &ndash; so that placement may prove awkward for some users. It&#39;s heavier than the Note 3, as well, at 171g &ndash; so bear in mind that one-handed use might not be practical for small-handed gadgeteers.</p> <p>The back pops off to reveal a replaceable 3000mAh battery and microSD card slot, which will give you up to 128GB of additional storage.</p> <p>The Find 7&#39;s screen is tucked away behind Gorilla Glass 3, and is sensitive enough that you can use it while wearing gloves, or through water droplets. Beneath the screen, there&#39;s a row of capacitive touch keys and a curved &quot;skyline&quot; bar that pulses blue when you have pending notifications. It&#39;s a neat effect, a little like the &quot;breathing&quot; power light on Apple MacBooks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-04_1.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-10.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ColorOS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Find 7 comes Oppo&#39;s ColorOS skin over Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While it&#39;s a shame that it doesn&#39;t feature Android 4.4 KitKat at launch, ColorOS comes with some handy features including gesture controls &ndash; we particularly like swiping with two fingers to control volume &ndash; alternate themes and a vanishing status bar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-06_0.jpg?1396874133" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and availability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Oppo Find 7 will cost US$600 (RM1963) at launch; an exact Malaysia launch date and carriers have yet to be revealed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7/review#comments Find 7 Oppo Smartphones Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:40:32 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434522 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-oppo-find-7-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s latest superphone squares up to Oppo&#039;s imposing pixel-packed QHD monster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="932" height="699" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-vs-s5.jpg?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5 </a>arrived in Barcelona with a spec sheet busting with sensors and features. But Samsung isn&#39;t the only smartphone manufacturer that&#39;s been busy cramming.</p> <p>The freshly unveiled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7-has-worlds-first-55in-qhd-smartphone-screen/news" target="_blank">Find 7</a> by the up and coming Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has an impressive spec sheet of its own, with a QHD display taking pride of place among the numbers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen wars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Oppos Find 7&#39;s crowning feature is its 5.5in 2560 x 1440 2K QHD screen. That&#39;s a staggeringly sharp 538ppi, and it easily trounces the 5.1in 1080p 432ppi screen of the Galaxy S5. Or any other major smartphone for that matter.</p> <p>Until the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> drops with its rumoured QHD display, the Find 7&#39;s screen will be undisputed champion. Assuming the G3 rumours are true of course.</p> <p>The Find 7 uses LCD as apposed to Samsung&#39;s preferred AMOLED screen tech, so you&#39;ll probably prefer the S5&#39;s screen if you rate true blacks above all else. Both screens are slathered in Gorilla Glass 3 for extra scratch protection.</p> <p>While you&#39;ll also find the Galaxy S5&#39;s screen more comfortable for one-handed use, the Oppo Find 7 simply has to win the screen round sheerly due to the insane nature of its display.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Oppo Find 7</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3: price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-05_0.jpg?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beauty contest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Find 7 and Galaxy S5 have plastic builds for the most part, but they still occupy opposite ends of the design spectrum.</p> <p>While Samsung has been criticised for not revamping the Galaxy S5&#39;s design, we do like its rubbery, dimpled back. It offers substantially more grip than previous slippery plastic-clad Galaxy devices, and it looks nicer than the faux leather rear of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 3</a>.</p> <p>Just ignore the shocking metallic blue colour and you&#39;ll be fine.</p> <p>It is however still made from polycarbonate, which will disappoint fans looking for some more premium metal and glass materials.</p> <p>The Oppo Find 7 on the other hand, is more exciting. It&#39;s new, it&#39;s fresh, and, well, it just looks really nice.</p> <p>We like its subtly rounded curves and its plain black front, and we really, really like its pulsing LED notification strip which is located beneath the display.</p> <p>It&#39;s also got a steel frame, which should give it a more premium feel than the Galaxy S5.</p> <p>Both the Galaxy S5 and Find 7 have removable back covers which provide access to handy microSD slots to expand storage. Both batteries can also be replaced, which is another plus.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 also features IP67 water and dust protection, and though the Find 7&#39;s screen can be operated with wet hands, it won&#39;t fare as well as the S5 in a downpour.</p> <p>For feeling fresher with a sleeker, more premium design though, the Find 7 clinches this round.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Oppo Find 7</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/mwc-2014/samsung-galaxy-s5-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Galaxy S5 hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-04_0.jpg?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-s5-charcoal-back_2.jpg?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snap happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S5 has a 16MP snapper with an extremely fast 0.3 second autofocus. It also offers the ability to re-focus on different subjects post-shot, and its live HDR mode is very handy for previewing what the final shot will look like.</p> <p>While we have yet to test the Galaxy S5&#39;s camera out in detail, we expect it to offer impressive pictures, given the high standard set by previous Galaxy devices.</p> <p>The Oppo Find 7 has 13MP sensor, but it&#39;s capable of taking 10 shots in quick succession before combining the four best images into one massive 50MP photo. It can also shoot shots in RAW format, which will appeal to more serious photographers.</p> <p>There&#39;s no way we can judge the quality of this megapixel trickery without seeing it in the flesh, but consider our interest piqued.&nbsp;</p> <p>Both phones also shoot 4K video along with 120fps slow motion footage at 720p.</p> <p>Until we compare shots taken with both cameras, it&#39;s hard to say which has the better photography skills.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-camera.JPG?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pound for pound power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Oppo Find 7 and Samsung Galaxy S5 both feature the same powerful quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The Oppo Find 7 has 3GB of RAM compared to the Galaxy S5&#39;s 2GB, so you could argue that the Find 7 is a shade more future-proofed.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 does however come with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, although Oppo has stated that an update for the Find 7 is in the works.</p> <p>Until we have the Find 7 in our hands, we won&#39;t be able to tell whether or not its insanely high resolution will stress Qualcomm&#39;s silicon, but as this is an on-paper matchup, the Find 7 barely makes it out ahead, thanks to its extra RAM.</p> <p><em>Winner: </em><strong>Oppo Find 7</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-02_0.jpg?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stamina </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While both phones have removable batteries, the Find 7&#39;s is slightly larger with a 3000maAh capacity, compared to the Galaxy S5&#39;s 2800mAh offering.</p> <p>Not only that, but Oppo claims that the Find 7&#39;s battery can be charged from 0-75% in just 30 minutes, which will come in very handy for quick emergency charges.</p> <p>It will also be interesting to see just how much of a drain those extra pixels put on the Oppo Find 7&#39;s battery</p> <p>Samsung has taken a novel approach with battery life in the S5. While it might have a smaller capacity, the S5 has a battery saver mode which freezes all apps, turns the UI black and white, and only runs basic phone and text applications.&nbsp;</p> <p>Samsung reckons that&#39;s enough to squeeze out an extra 24 hours of runtime with just 10% remaining. Impressive stuff.</p> <p>Again, we&#39;ll have to wait and see which handset lasts longer in day to day use, so this round is also a draw.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gs5-battery.JPG?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android tweaks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The S5 wins the Android tweaks section, on paper at least. We&#39;ve already mentioned its useful battery saver mode, but it&#39;s got other skills too.</p> <p>For starters, it&#39;s got a download booster mode which combines both Wi-Fi and 4G data speeds to offer even faster downloads.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 is also loaded up with Samsung&#39;s new S Health app, which tracks everything from calories burned to steps taken. Oh, and of course, your heart rate, thanks to the built in heart rate sensor on the S5&#39;s rear.</p> <p>Speaking of sensors, the Galaxy S5&#39;s Home button doubles up as a fingerprint scanner, letting you unlock the device and restrict access to sensitive files and folders. You can even pay for things online with PayPal with a simple swipe.</p> <p>Oppo&#39;s Color OS on the other hand offers a few useful tricks of its own, with gesture controls coming in very handy. A two-fingered swipe up or down can, for example, change the volume, and you can create custom gestures too.</p> <p>Pulling down the notification bar from the top left brings up a gesture panel, which you can then use to draw custom gestures to call contacts or open up apps.</p> <p>Themes are also supported, allowing you to revamp the look and feel of the device with a few simple taps.</p> <p><em>Winner: </em><strong>Samsung Galaxy S5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fpscanner.JPG?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Initial Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a tough one. Our hearts have been won over by Oppo&#39;s audacity to cram a QHD screen into a smartphone. Coupled with its 50MP image capability, fast-charging battery and better design, there&#39;s plenty to love about the Find 7.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 on the other hand makes up for its plastic build, smaller battery and 2GB of RAM with plenty of extras.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s packed with everything from a heart rate scanner to a genuinely useful fingerprint reader, and we were impressed with its camera during our brief hands-on review.</p> <p>On paper though, the Oppo wins this initial fight, thanks to its crazy spec list.</p> <p>Stay tuned for our full reviews of both devices to see which one will come out on top in the real world.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">Oppo N1 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Oppo Find 7: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-01.jpg?1395287044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-oppo-find-7-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-oppo-find-7-weigh/feature#comments Find 7 Galaxy S5 Oppo Samsung Smartphones Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:27:33 +0000 Elissa Loi 1434018 at http://www.stuff.tv The Oppo Find 7 is the highest-spec smartphone in the world http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7-has-worlds-first-55in-qhd-smartphone-screen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its screen has almost twice as many pixels as the Galaxy S5, not to mention a Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, a 3000mAh battery and a 50MP camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-find-7-01.jpg?1395310938" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Oppo is quickly making a name for itself in Android circles.</p> <p>It&#39;s already released the CyanogenMod-supporting, 13MP-selfie-snapping <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">N1</a>;&nbsp;now it&#39;s beaten Samsung, HTC and the rest to market with the first 5.5in QHD display on a smartphone.</p> <p>Yes, that&#39;s a 2560x1440 display, yielding up a frankly ridiculous 538ppi. While it isn&#39;t the first 2K screen on a smartphone (that would be the&nbsp;Vivo Xplay 3S) it is the first of this size.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&#39;s vastly superior to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>&#39;s 5.1in, 432ppi display (early rumours had it that the S5 would sport a QHD display) and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8)</a>&#39;s rumoured 1080p 4.7in screen &ndash; it looks like Oppo will lead the field in terms of screen specs for quite some time.</p> <p>Under the hood, there&#39;s a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM, plus a 3000mAh battery to keep things ticking over. Oppo&#39;s new VOOC battery charging technology will, the company claims, get your from zero to 75 per cent charge in half an hour.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-04.jpg?1395310938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 50MP photos with a 13MP camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oh, and the Find 7 takes 50MP photos. But it only has a 13MP camera sensor, with an f/2.0 aperture.</p> <p>Confused? The Oppo&#39;s &quot;Super Zoom&quot; software mode snaps 10 shots in quick succession, combining the four best images into a 50MP photo. It&#39;ll shoot 4K video and 720p video at 120fps, too.</p> <p>Big images mean big file sizes &ndash; expect around 10MB a pic &ndash; so the phone&#39;s 32GB memory seems a little scanty (though it is expandable via microSD). The Find 7 runs Oppo&#39;s ColourOS 1.2.0 skin over Android 4.3 Jelly Bean &ndash; there&#39;s no news yet on whether the phone will support CyanogenMod, as its N1 cousin does.</p> <p>The Oppo Find 7 will be available from May/June in white and &quot;midnight&quot; hues &ndash; no word on pricing yet. We&#39;ll be getting hands-on with the Find 7&nbsp;&ndash; check back for our first impressions.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">Oppo N1 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-02.jpg?1395310938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo Find 7" alt="Oppo Find 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-05.jpg?1395310938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/find-7/oppo-find-7-has-worlds-first-55in-qhd-smartphone-screen/news#comments Find 7 Oppo Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:58:29 +0000 Nigel Yap 1434005 at http://www.stuff.tv Here’s what the Oppo Find 7 looks like http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/here-s-what-oppo-find-7-looks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The upcoming smartphone’s image gets leaked on the Red Dot webpage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Here’s what the Oppo Find 7 looks like" alt="Here’s what the Oppo Find 7 looks like" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-find-7_001.jpg?1394447050" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&rsquo;t bother going over to the site. The image has already been taken down but the people over at <a href="http://liliputing.com/2014/03/this-could-be-the-oppo-find-7-smartphone.html" target="_blank">Liliputing</a> managed to grab the image off the site.</p> <p>From the looks of it, the Find 7 is a lot more elegant and simple than its predecessor. It has a front glass panel with metal frame while the bottom edge has a blue LED light for notifications.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/here-s-what-oppo-find-7-looks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/here-s-what-oppo-find-7-looks/news#comments Oppo Smartphones Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:59:19 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433519 at http://www.stuff.tv Two versions of the Oppo Find 7 confirmed for launch http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/two-versions-oppo-find-7-confirmed-launch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest teaser confirms two devices and reveals more specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Two versions of the Oppo Find 7 confirmed for launch" alt="Two versions of the Oppo Find 7 confirmed for launch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-find-7-teaser.jpg?1394033999" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently Oppo released a sample picture hinting at a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-s-find-7-might-get-50-megapixel-camera/news" target="_blank">50-megapixel camera</a> for the Oppo Find 7. The info leak isn&rsquo;t ending there though. With the release of their latest teaser, Oppo has confirmed that they&rsquo;ll be releasing not just one but two models of the smartphone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/two-versions-oppo-find-7-confirmed-launch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/two-versions-oppo-find-7-confirmed-launch/news#comments Oppo Smartphones Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:44:23 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433278 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo’s Find 7 might get a 50-megapixel camera http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-s-find-7-might-get-50-megapixel-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest sample photo suggests that the Chinese phonemaker might wrest the camera resolution crown from Nokia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oppo’s Find 7 might get a 50-megapixel camera" alt="Oppo’s Find 7 might get a 50-megapixel camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/640x435xoppo-find-7-sample-photo.jpg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yes you read that right. It&rsquo;s a whopping 50-megapixels. That&#39;s even higher than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Nokia Lumia 1020&#39;s 41-megapixel sensor</a>.</p> <p>Is it a publicity stunt by Oppo? Based on the <a href="http://vdisk.weibo.com/s/u0eBX9PwipVZ" target="_blank">sample image</a>&nbsp;uploaded onto Weibo, everything seems to check out. Based on the photo&#39;s EXIF data, it has a resolution of 8160 x 6120 and even mentions the Oppo Find 7 as the device that took the picture.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 50MP camera on Oppo Find 7? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/640x435xoppo-find-7-sample-photo_1.jpg?1393984348" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-s-find-7-might-get-50-megapixel-camera/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-s-find-7-might-get-50-megapixel-camera/news#comments Oppo Smartphones Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:16:54 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433207 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Oppo N1 unboxing http://www.stuff.tv/my/n1/video-oppo-n1-unboxing/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This phablet comes with a rotating 13MP snapper for the ultimate selfie. We take it for a spin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1 unboxing" alt="Oppo N1 unboxing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-n1-unboxing.jpg?1392862281" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3226688601001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3226688601001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/n1/video-oppo-n1-unboxing/video#comments N1 Oppo Smartphones Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:13:42 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432613 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo N1 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best smartphone you&#039;ve almost certainly never heard of </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1 review" alt="Oppo N1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Oppo-N1-review-main-pic_0.png?1392972694" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Whatto N1?</p> <p>It&rsquo;s perfectly possible that you&rsquo;ve heard of Oppo, the Chinese manufacturer responsible for launching bold new Android phones with a blatant disregard for the unspoken smartphone code.&nbsp;If that&rsquo;s the case, the 5.9in N1 phablet is the perfect intro. Why? Because it&rsquo;s unlike any other smartphone we&rsquo;ve encountered.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM1,798.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Genuinely useful rotating camera </div> <div class="field-item even"> Customisation kicks a-plenty </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Gorgeous screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> (Surprisingly) brilliant battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No 4G </div> <div class="field-item even"> Non-expandable storage </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Heavy - even for a phablet </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bigger screen is a better screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no getting around the fact the N1 is massive - to see the whole 5.9in Full HD slathered-in-Gorilla-Glass-3 screen in all its glory you almost need to step back a little. And it&rsquo;s a beauty when you do.</p> <p>Colours pop and contrast is bang-on whether you&rsquo;re scrolling through pin-sharp text on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my" target="_blank">Stuff.tv</a>, playing <em><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/deus-ex-fall/review" target="_blank">Deus Ex: The Fall</a></em> or just trying on themes, lockscreens and icon packs for size. Viewing angles are nice and wide, too. So yes, everyone in the self-service queue behind you <em>is</em> staring at your phone and <em>can</em> see exactly what you&rsquo;re doing.</p> <p>A small warning for movie buffs: loading the N1 up with 1080p videos does make it apparent that the o-mazing Oppo&rsquo;s screen isn&rsquo;t quite on a par with, say, an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a> or a teeny <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone</a>. It&rsquo;s not quite as crisp and punchy as the best, at 377ppi, and colours drift a little to the warm side (think suntanned faces). The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Note 3</a> gets brownie points in this respect for easily accessible screen modes to suit every taste.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s lots to love, though. A double tap turns the N1&rsquo;s screen on, as with the similarly gargantuan G2 - especially handy as the shallow power button can be tricky to find when phone juggling. And Oppo hasn&rsquo;t even taken up any screen real estate for home, back and settings buttons - glowing capacitive buttons sit below the display.</p> <p>No close-to 6in phone is going to be easy to hold one-handed, but although it&rsquo;s 9mm thick the Oppo looks and feels sleek, with a helpful, ergonomic curve to the back. At 213g, feeble wrists will start to ache after 20 minutes streaming <em>Archer</em> during a commute, but all in all the screen makes the heft worth it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Oppo N1&#039;s 5.9in screen is Full HD and slathered in Gorilla Glass " alt="The Oppo N1&#039;s 5.9in screen is Full HD and slathered in Gorilla Glass " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-screen-1.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Wide viewing angles mean Pixar for two " alt="Wide viewing angles mean Pixar for two " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-screen-2.jpg?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your phone can be a playground </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Building a 5.9in flagship phone is just the start of Oppo&rsquo;s design mischief. Once the shock of its size has sunk in it&rsquo;s easy to see that the N1 has been carefully constructed with a lovely matte plastic finish, dual chamfers, slim bezels - oh, and a rotating camera up top.</p> <p>The 13MP camera, its dual LED flash and the small top speaker can be flipped to face forwards, backwards or anywhere in between. Sure, it looks retro (and slightly annoyingly it relegates the headphone jack to the bottom edge) but after plenty of time with clean slabs of metal and glass it&rsquo;s a bit of a delight to flip part of your phone around without feeling like an idiot. In short, it&rsquo;s our new favourite nervous habit.</p> <p>Oppo&rsquo;s not done messing with the outsides of the smartphone, either. Smack bang centre of the back of gigantophones is the place to be right now - the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">G2&rsquo;s</a> power and volume buttons sit here as does the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-max/review" target="_blank">HTC One Max&rsquo;s</a> fingerprint scanner.</p> <p>Oppo uses it for its O-Touch panel, a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pch-2000/playstation-vita-slim/review" target="_blank">PS Vita</a>-style touch-sensitive rectangle that can be used as an alternative control - swiping up or down can be used to scroll through long articles in Chrome, for example. In use we found some settings, such as scrolling, genuinely useful on a big phone, but others, such as tapping to launch the camera, actually took in practice than the standard button.</p> <p>Just one more Oppo device to play with: the O-Click accessory. This nifty tech button is temperamental with some CyanogenMod compatibility tweaks needed, but it works well as a remote shutter for the N1&rsquo;s camera. It can be attached to keys and acts as an alarm to find your phone quickly too.</p> <p>Take or leave the N1&rsquo;s quirks, but what the Oppo does best is let you experiment with features, themes, gestures - even which OS you want the N1 to run&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="13MP camera looks retro but is nifty in use " alt="13MP camera looks retro but is nifty in use " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-camera-playground.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="You can&#039;t see it but this is the N1&#039;s O-Touch panel " alt="You can&#039;t see it but this is the N1&#039;s O-Touch panel " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-OTouch.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo N1 Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system</strong> -&nbsp;Color, based on Android 4.2</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong> - 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 2GB</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 5.9in IPS with 1920x1080 resolution (377ppi), Gorilla Glass 3</p> <p><strong>Camera</strong> - 13MP w/ dedicated ISP, dual-mode LED, f/2.0</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 16/32GB</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong> - 3160mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 170.7x82.6x9mm/213g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two fresh versions of Android are better than one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&rsquo;s where things get super exciting - or super nerdy, depending on which way you look at it.</p> <p>Oppo&rsquo;s own <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android</a> skin - ColorOS - is most likely what will arrive pre-installed on your N1. Based on Android 4.2, it&rsquo;s a customisable overhaul that includes Google Play access and a familiar widgets, homescreens and app drawer set-up.</p> <p>Useful tricks include gestures such as swiping up/down with two fingers to control volume (including in third-party apps such as Netflix), the status bar disappearing unless you nudge it down and a whole bunch of free online themes accessible by swiping up from the centre of the N1. Our theme of choice is the adorable Constellation, but <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios-7/ios-7/review" target="_blank">iOS 7</a>-style icons are available too - you know, to be ironic. An in-built stylus is nowhere to be found but handwriting is still an option with finger scrawls.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/11-ways-make-android-look-even-better-ios-7/feature" target="_blank">11 ways to make Android look even better than iOS7</a></strong></p> <p>ColorOS is fresh and intriguing, but the big noise over the N1 comes from Android fans who are bursting with excitement over one of their darling systems going &lsquo;legit&rsquo; through a partnership with Oppo. Said system is CyanogenMod, and if you can&#39;t track&nbsp;down a limited edition CyanogenMod N1 you can simply install it yourself. And don&rsquo;t worry, Oppo has done all the legwork - there&#39;s no fussing around with drivers, flashing or manual update faffing and you can easily drag the file across onto your phone from Macs as well as PCs. <a href="http://www.oppoforums.com/threads/cyanogenmod-for-the-oppo-n1.8017/" target="_blank">More instructions can be found here</a> - it really is a ten minute job.</p> <p>CyanogenMod is very similar to stock Android in that it&rsquo;s fuss-free and runs silky smooth. On the N1 it&rsquo;s also compatible with the O-Touch panel, Oppo&rsquo;s gestures, and even the O-Click accessory, making the decision to switch very easy. And, in short, everything is customisable - extending desktops means more homescreens to play with, you can alter how your battery displays in the status bar, what&rsquo;s on the lockscreen, and grab icons from Android launchers such as Nova. Very open, very phone-geek.</p> <p>The N1 is a smartphone to spend hours, rather than minutes, tweaking to your exact, detail-crazed specifications and discovering new features - both ColorOS and CyanogenMod allow you to do this but we suspect the latter will be on most N1s before long. It&rsquo;s a shame you can&rsquo;t flit between the two - going back to ColorOS involves reinstalling Oppo firmware in the same way so it&rsquo;s a bit of a pain. And the one thing we missed completely is a Note 3-style multi-window feature to make the most of the 5.9in screen. But, hey, perhaps we&rsquo;re just being greedy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CyanogenMod gets the thumbs up from Google on the Oppo " alt="CyanogenMod gets the thumbs up from Google on the Oppo " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-CyanogenMod-start.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Customisable status bars ahoy!" alt="Customisable status bars ahoy!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-status-bar-CM.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="We like ColorOS&#039; dedicated camera homescreen " alt="We like ColorOS&#039; dedicated camera homescreen " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-camera-ColorOS.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Constellation is adorable - check out that gramophone icon " alt="Constellation is adorable - check out that gramophone icon " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-theme-constellation.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Selfies deserve 13MP too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two OSes are better than one, but a single camera is better than two if it means you&rsquo;ve got 13MP to play with on both sides of the phone - selfies deserve detail, too.</p> <p>The 5.9in screen is a great viewfinder, ColorOS offers scene modes (CyanogenMod has the standard Jelly Bean cam), and the rotating section means you can hold the phone in portrait and tilt the cam upwards for interesting angles. If it wasn&rsquo;t for the N1 being so big and white and conspicuous, this would be a great way to take sneaky snaps. As it is, any time the Oppo&rsquo;s in your hand there will be gawping.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="479" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12328811464/in/set-72157640550772345/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>We particularly like how the N1 shoots indoors in imperfect light, the scene of many a grainy smartphone pic crime. And in good light, outdoors, images look great, with vibrant colours, good contrast and - for the most part - accurate exposure. Blown up and side by side with images from the best smartphone snappers the N1&rsquo;s pics aren&rsquo;t the cleanest, but they are a cut above the norm.</p> <p>And if you want to snap pics of yourself? You can set the camera app to spring open when you rotate the lens towards you and there&rsquo;s even a beautify setting that will automatically pop up on portrait shots. We let the Oppo virtually paint our face in the style of a Tokyo teen makeover booth and it went so far as to pinch in our chipmunk cheeks. Sigh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CyanogenMod&#039;s camera is the basic Jelly Bean app " alt="CyanogenMod&#039;s camera is the basic Jelly Bean app " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-camera-1.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Phablets should run smoothly and last all day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Watching movies, tweaking status bars, snapping profile pics - this is not a phablet to leave in your bag. And happily the Oppo is a true battery life hero.</p> <p>The 3160mAh unit, which can&rsquo;t be swapped out, plays nice with the Snapdragon 600 processor. Not only does its 5.9in Full HD screen last a full day of messaging, browsing and gaming, but in ColorOS mode there&rsquo;s an excellent power saver, too. The eager to please N1 will even nag if you get to below 40% at night.</p> <p>Running CyanogenMod things are a little more pared back functionality-wise, but in our standard 720p video rundown test, at half brightness with Wi-Fi on, the Oppo gave the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 3</a> some grief with a time of 9 hours 5 minutes.</p> <p>Whether on ColorOS or CyanogenMod, the N1 also knows how to make the most of a comparatively old processor, the Snapdragon 600. With 2GB of RAM to help things along, we didn&rsquo;t encounter any lag or hiccups during testing, even when really pushing it. Downloads of HD movies and big music files are nippy, and although <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMark&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">AnTuTu</a> rates the N1 lower than the Note 3 and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">G2</a>, its 26513 score is still in the same race.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="That 20% could last you half a day " alt="That 20% could last you half a day " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-main-battery.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="ColorOS&#039; battery reminder option " alt="ColorOS&#039; battery reminder option " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-battery-life.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Browsing on the N1 is speedy despite an &quot;old&quot; Snapdragon 600 " alt="Browsing on the N1 is speedy despite an &quot;old&quot; Snapdragon 600 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-screen-browsing-2.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What Oppo Forgot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cue open-source sad face emoticon. Stepping back from our heady week of getting to know the N1, it seems a shame to point out that it isn&rsquo;t quite flawless. But we can at least count the niggles on one hand.</p> <p>The biggie: there&rsquo;s no 4G. Less of an issue in the UK for now, perhaps, but for all its forward thinking Oppo&rsquo;s really missed a trick by not making the N1 that little bit future proofed.</p> <p>Then there&rsquo;s the non-expandable storage. The N1 does come in a 32GB variant that&rsquo;s selling for around US$649 (RM2155), but a microSD slot would be far more appealing. Finally, as we nitpicked earlier, it&rsquo;s pretty heavy even by phablet standards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Plenty of gestures but where&#039;s the 4G support? " alt="Plenty of gestures but where&#039;s the 4G support? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-gestures.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Headphone jack, microUSB, speaker but no microSD slot " alt="Headphone jack, microUSB, speaker but no microSD slot " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-build-bottom-edge.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This mobile maverick breaks all the right rules. Zany but still elegant hardware coupled with the most open and customisable Android software on the planet - it makes for a very tempting combination indeed.</p> <p>This kooky, clever phablet is the best big phone you can buy for under RM2000, thanks to a superb screen, innovative yet reliable camera, great battery life and solid performance.</p> <p>Chinese handsets won&rsquo;t be grouped purely into budget phones and knock-offs anymore. The Oppo is set to be a real sleeper hit as it makes its way around the world. An accidental hipster phone and choose-your-own-OS pioneer, and we can&rsquo;t wait to see what Oppo comes up with next.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best Smartphones in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " alt="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-verdict-lifestyle.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " alt="A humongous slab of hipster phone that gets the rebel ratio right " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-build.png?1393463227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A humongous slab of hipster phone, this alterna-OS beauty breaks plenty of rules but is still bursting with appeal</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo N1 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best phone you&#039;ve never heard of </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-main-pic_0.png?1392972694" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review#comments Android N1 Oppo Smartphones Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:40:21 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432104 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo finally swivels into Malaysia with the N1 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-swivels-into-malaysia/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The N1 isn&#039;t the only smartphone Oppo is bringing in either </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oppo swivels into Malaysia" alt="Oppo swivels into Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo%20launch.jpg?1392717866" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s an open secret that Oppo was coming over to Malaysia. After all&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo" target="_blank">we did managed to interview</a>&nbsp;them recently and what dig up some of their plans are for Malaysia. Well they&#39;ve finally made it official today launching not one but four smartphones,&nbsp;Find 5 Mini, the R1, Oppo Neo and the main star of the show, the Oppo N1, in the Malaysian market.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A phablet with a difference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Considering the amount of press time the N1 has gotten, we&#39;d be pretty surprised if you didn&#39;t know anything about it. But if you do live in well somewhere, here&#39;s the run down. At 5.9-inches, the N1 is obviously a phablet and it&#39;s powered by a &nbsp;1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with just 2GB of RAM. It&#39;s star feature though, is its now famous&nbsp;swivel camera module that packs a 13-megapixel sensor. We really won&#39;t need to say anything more about it here since we&#39;ve already gotten our hands on it. So it&#39;s much better if you just read our review <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">here.&nbsp;</a>wh</p> <p>So we know all about the N1 but about the other phones being launched?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three of a kind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As we mentioned above, there are three other smartphones being pushed into Malaysia at launch and they&#39;re the Oppo Find 5 Mini, the Oppo Neo and the Oppo R1.</p> <p>Find 5 Mini comes a 4.7 inch IPS screen with&nbsp;960 x 540p resolution and is powered by&nbsp;a quad core processor running at 1.3 GHz with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. It also has an 8 megapixel back camera and a 2000 mAh battery.&nbsp;The R1 runs on almost the same specifications as the the Find 5 Mini, with one expection. It comes with a bigger 5-inch IPS screen with a higher 1280 x 720 resolution.&nbsp;</p> <p>As for the lower end NEO, you can expect a&nbsp;4.5 inch screen size with an IPS display of 854&nbsp;x 480 resolutions. Don&#39;t expect any four play though as It is powered by dual-core 1.3GHz processor and comes with only 512MB of RAM. And expected of a phone of this level, it only comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front facing camera.</p> <p>All three phones also come instaleld with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.</p> <p>The Oppo N1 will be available from at a retail price of RM1798. As for the other three phones, they are priced at RM1298 for the R1, RM998 for the Find 5 Mini and RM598 for the Neo.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want more Oppo info? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Read more: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/heres-what-expect-when-oppo-comes-malaysia/feature" target="_blank">What to expect when Oppo comes to Malaysia</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read more: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">Oppo N1 Review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-swivels-into-malaysia/news#comments Android Oppo Smartphones Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:33:42 +0000 Sharil Abdul Rahman 1432526 at http://www.stuff.tv Here's what to expect when Oppo comes to Malaysia http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/heres-what-expect-when-oppo-comes-malaysia/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We had a pow wow with Oppo and find out just what they have in store for us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oppo comes to Malaysia" alt="Oppo comes to Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo%20logo.jpg?1392718109" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might have heard of Oppo before. You&#39;ve certainly heard about them here considering we&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">reviewed</a> their excellent N1. Well they&rsquo;re finally <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-finally-sets-foot-malaysia-oppo-n1-launch/news" target="_blank">coming to our shores</a>&nbsp;and they&#39;re bringing with them the N1. We managed to corner a representative their&#39;s and spill the beans on what we can expect from them once they set up shop here.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So finally Oppo is coming over to Malaysia. What took you so long? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve been planning to bring Oppo over here for quite a while now. In fact I personally thought about bringing the brand here into South East Asia way back in 2011. However we wanted to do it right. So we started out in Indonesia first in Dec 2012 and once we got a certain amount of success there, we decided to expand to Malaysia and Singapore, which is why you see us here now.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rotating camera? Now who would have thought of that? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Actually, you have to thank our customers for that. The N1&rsquo;s rotating camera was a result from feedback we got from our customers in China. We did a survey with around 2 million customers of ours back there and one persistent feedback we got was about the how bad the quality of the front facing cameras on most phones were. The general gist was, why does the front camera have to be of worse quality then the one at the back. It just makes taking selfies harder. That&rsquo;s where we hit on the idea to make a rotating camera. So now, instead of relying on a lower performing camera for a selfie, you get one good camera that you can use for both normal and selfie shots.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1 rotating camera" alt="Oppo N1 rotating camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-N1-review-camera-playground_0.png?1392718109" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So how often do you listen to your customers? We know a few companies that ought to do that more often if you know what we mean </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We do it as often as we can. The rotating camera was just one example of it. The rear O-Touch panel of the N1 was also a result of customer feedback. It came about because customers were complaining that it was tough trying to take a selfie with a big phone and it required two hands. With the O-Touch panel, you can do it with just one that ended up being one of its major uses.</p> <p>So 2 million customers gave their feedback to us and at the end of the day, they got to see their ideas and feedback being implemented into a phone we make. That&rsquo;s how we like to get our customers involved with the brand.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Was the N1 the only one that got the benefit of customer feeback? Surely there&#039;s more? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well there&#39;s also the Find 5 Mini. We added in improvements from the Find 5 based on customer needs. Battery life not good enough? We gave it a removable battery. The screen just doesn&rsquo;t seem tough enough? We gave it a Gorilla glass screen. Too heavy? We found a way to lighten the weight.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;re not just producing phones so we can push out a certain number of models a year. We do it so we can meet the needs of our customers.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oppo Find 5 Mini" alt="Oppo Find 5 Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-5-mini_0.jpg?1392718109" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And how about MWC? Any goodies or tidbits of info you can tell us? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;ve been following the rumours, you might have read that we&rsquo;re planning to launch the Find 7. The only thing I can say is it&rsquo;s a 5.5-inch device, and despite it being that size, it&rsquo;ll still be easy to use with one hand.&nbsp;You can expect a 2K screen from it and there&#39;ll likely be a MEMS camera on it.&nbsp;</p> <p>To be honest, our R&amp;D side can be pretty secretive even to Oppo staff. In the case of the N1, even I only knew that there was to be a rotating camera only 2 weeks before its launch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well that wasn&#039;t much. How about Malaysia? What else can we expect besides the N1? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First off, you can expect at least four models on launch day. That much I can reveal. They&rsquo;ll be the Oppo N1, the Oppo R1, Oppo Neo and the Oppo Find 5 Mini. We&#39;ve got more coming as well. We can&rsquo;t really tell you the specific models we&rsquo;re bringing in&nbsp;(you can at least expect the Find 7)&nbsp;but you can expect them to be phones of the mid-high range. We&#39;ll be bringing in some lower range phones as well, but they&#39;ll be limited to one or two models. In total we&rsquo;re looking at around 12 to 13 models (including the four we&rsquo;re launching) for Malaysia.</p> <p>We&#39;re not just stopping at smartphones either. We&rsquo;re planning on bringing our whole suite of products here.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Oppo R1" alt="The Oppo R1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-R1.jpg?1392718109" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wait, what do you mean by whole suite of products? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In case you didn&rsquo;t know Oppo doesn&rsquo;t only produce smartphones. We even have Blu-Ray players, speakers and even earphones. And yes, we&#39;re planning to bring them over as well. Just wait for them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="950" height="712" title="Other Oppo products" alt="Other Oppo products" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo%20products.jpg?1392718109" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want more Oppo goodness? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">Oppo N1 review</a></p> <p>Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-finally-sets-foot-malaysia-oppo-n1-launch/news" target="_blank">Oppo comes to Malaysia</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/heres-what-expect-when-oppo-comes-malaysia/feature#comments Interviews Oppo Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:48:19 +0000 Nigel Yap 1432371 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo to land in Malaysia with its N1 launch http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-finally-sets-foot-malaysia-oppo-n1-launch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come 18th February, we&#039;ll be getting a new player in the Malaysian smartphone market </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oppo finally sets foot in Malaysia with Oppo N1 launch" alt="Oppo finally sets foot in Malaysia with Oppo N1 launch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Oppo%20N1.jpg?1392719325" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you haven&#39;t heard of Oppo yet, you will soon. The China-based company has made waves with its smartphones resulting in some of us in Malaysia clamouring over when Oppo phones will finally reach our shores.</p> <p>Guess what? They&#39;re finally landing on our shores with the launch of the Oppo N1 next week on February 18.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not just another phablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you aren&#39;t cued in on what the the Oppo N1 one is, here&#39;s a quick rundown. The 5.9-inch phone length will probably give you a hint that this is a phablet. Specs-wise, the N1 suffers from slightly old hardware with its 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with just 2GB of RAM.</p> <p>While the Oppo&#39;s custom OS - called Color - is a novel idea, that&#39;s not the crowd-favourite feature. The biggest highlight of the N1 would be its quirky, rotatable camera, a nod to the selfie-loving crowd. No microSD card slot on this one for expandable storage; just 16GB or 32GB internal storage options.</p> <p>Pricing and availability will be revealed at the launch proper. So stay tuned for updates.</p> <p>Should you get your hands on it? Read our Oppo N1 review&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-n1/review" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;before you make that call.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Whb2PRU3m-U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/oppo/oppo-finally-sets-foot-malaysia-oppo-n1-launch/news#comments Oppo Smartphones Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:49:42 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1432226 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo N1 gets price and December 10 release date http://www.stuff.tv/my/n1/oppo-n1-lets-you-take-13mp-selfies-its-swivelling-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The &quot;N&quot; stands for &quot;Narcissist&quot; – snap-happy smartphone fans will love this this 5.9in phablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1" alt="Oppo N1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oppo-n1-02.jpg?1386117260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might not have heard of Oppo, but the Chinese smartphone manufactuer is nothing if not innovative.</p> <p>The Oppo Find 5 hit the shelves with a 5in 1080p IPS display before the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a>. And now Oppo&#39;s revealed the Oppo N1 &ndash; a 5.9in phablet with a swivelling 13MP camera.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let&#039;s Twist Again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yup, that&#39;s right &ndash; you can take 13MP selfies with the N1&#39;s f/2.0 snapper, which rotates through 206 degrees and packs a dual-mode LED flash that adjusts depending on which way the camera&#39;s facing. You can also set the exposure time manually, up to eight seconds. Perfect for Instagram.</p> <p>Round the back of its aluminium frame, the N1 features an O-Touch panel &ndash; a 12cm square PS Vita-style trackpad that can be used to scroll through web pages, open apps and take photos.</p> <p>As well as its standout features, the N1 also packs a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 3610mAh battery. Internal storage options include 16GB and 32GB, expandable by microSD. The only downside? It doesn&#39;t feature LTE support, a bit remiss on a flagship phone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Whb2PRU3m-U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1" alt="Oppo N1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-n1.jpg?1386117260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Colour and the Shape </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The N1 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, skinned with Oppo&#39;s new ColourOS operating system &ndash; which includes a live weather theme that interacts with your app icons. The N1 will also let you switch over to CyanogenMod should you prefer.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>&nbsp;The Oppo N1 will hit&nbsp;<a href="http://en.oppo.com/where-to-buy/" target="_blank">Oppo Style</a>&nbsp;and other outlets in the US and Europe on 10 December, priced at US$600 in the US and &euro;450 (&pound;370) in Europe.&nbsp;Could the N1 give the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a>&nbsp;a run for its money? Check back for our full review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oppo N1" alt="Oppo N1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-n1-03.jpg?1386117260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take 13MP selfies with the Oppo N1 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/n1/oppo-n1-lets-you-take-13mp-selfies-its-swivelling-camera/news#comments N1 Oppo Smartphones Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:52:56 +0000 Nigel Yap 1427063 at http://www.stuff.tv