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Remember a few days back when we spoke about the high-end Chinese smartphones? Here's one of them. The smartphone in discussion today is the the Oppo Find 7, which is set to be launched on the 19th of this month.

Oppo isn't playing games with their new flagship phone. Having unlimited access to manufacturers and.. well.. being situated in the electronics manufacturing hub of the world means that you know what tech your competitors have access to, and likely know what tech is going into their phones months in advance of any public announcement. One manufacturer that decided to pull out the big guns is Oppo, and they were probably disappointed at the next gen Samsung offering. The first question they probably asked is "why is there so much hype around the Galaxy S5?" followed with "how could Samsung justify selling it at such a high price?"

Rather than merely attacking their competitors, they've decided to put their money where their mouth is and release a phone that seems to run laps around anything else that is available on the market.
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If my calculation is correct, this phone should have around 534 pixel density. That's huge. I can't wait for review. thumb.gif
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If my calculation is correct, this phone should have around 534 pixel density. That's huge. I can't wait for review. thumb.gif


Huge.... battery drain....
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5.5 inches whose this phone made for anyway... King Kong!
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Yea i still don't get why they need >5x the pixel density of basically anything on the desktop market made for people viewing from a few feet away.. More power draw etc in a situation where it's a resource. This feels like mouse DPI war all over again, compromising product for numbers that are more impressive to uneducated with little practical use
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15 second battery life here we come!
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GS5 looks like a cheap plastic toy compared to that tongue.gif
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If they hit one high note with this phone, it's that it looks pretty slick. Specs look nice, even if battery may be an issue, and the SD slot was one of the biggest sacrifices that I didn't want to make when I upgraded to my current phone. Best of luck to these guys; more competition's always good. thumb.gif
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It has a 2700 mAh battery

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If my calculation is correct, this phone should have around 534 pixel density.

Absolutely 100% completely useless. That's nearly 200ppi past what you can even see. The GPU is going to be sucking the battery dry. The ppi race should have stopped at 350.
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