Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
Not quite sure what to show here - pics of my phone online are a lot better than what i can take so i wont bother with that but just leave this here....
Unlike the handset pictured here.... My phone has the 'carbon fiber' looking back cover
Its still plastic though.
The phone itself feels a little cheap due to the plastic of the back over, The handset itself doesnt weigh very much either furthering that feel of cheapness. Apart from that, the screen is pretty sharp and surfing the web on it is a joy compared to my S3 which felt a little cramped. The handset is very responsive thanks to its snap dragon 801 CPU but even more so the 2GB ram that help keeps things running smoothly. I have been using it for a little under a week and have been fairly impressed though, with that said, i didnt really put the phone through its paces by loading up a lot of games and stuff but for daily tasks coupled with a big screen its plain to see why handsets like the Galaxy Note 3 is so desirable and drool worthy even though some people dislike how big the handset is. The 'feel good' factor about this handset is further improved by my networks LTE speeds. Even though it might not hit the 70mbps that 4G is capable of, an average speed of 20mbps means that i can stream youtube in HD with no stuttering or buffering at all but, but of course - so long as the area im in has a strong 4G signal.
Battery life is good, Since this handset is a non-gamer (unless otherwise) surfing the net, playing Jewelstar on the shitter & listening to music during my commute dont drain the battery all too much. I can go through 2 days without charging, On the 3rd day id still have battery life but id be at a stage where i WOULD need to charge it..
I already have a spare battery for it so what im gonna do is see how long the battery lasts on a full charge with my normal usage before It either runs flat out or i need to desperately charge it. If im lucky i might even squeeze 4 days out of it but i think thats highly unlikely give the fact that it is just a 2800mAh battery.
Not sure what else to say so let me know what you wanna know about the handset and i'll answer the best i can
Wow how come I've never heard of this phone
Because Oppo is a Chinese brand and until now has only really sold their handsets in Asian countries. The brand is quite big in China/Hong Kong though Apple, Motorola, LG, Samsung & HTC are BIG competitors there. Nokia & Blackberry are there too obviously but the whole wow factor behind them has obviously declined. There is so much choice out there.
Usually when people thing chinese made phone, they think of some cheapo bootleg Samsung or LG rip off. thats built using the same general design but made with massively inferior products to give you something that looks like a Note 3 or S3 Etc but at less than 50% if the price in most places. While these handsets DO work, they not for everyone given the fact that they are mainly made in unknown factories in china, some of these handsets are sold on amazon, ebay and can also be picked up on aliexpress & other similar dodgy sites like that.
Oppo is a lesser brand when it comes to LG, samsung or Motorola but the guy who designed the Find 7a also designed the HTC One M8 & OnePlus One. --- I could be wrong but thats what ive heard. the lead designer who originally came up with the HTC One M8 design left the company not long after and ended up working for Oppo, Im not sure where the OnePlus company comes into it but somehow they're all linked together.
Sure does looks nice, and more importantly that you are enjoying it
my phone does have a 3100mAh battery but with my usage the most it lasted was a day and a half [mobile data always on except when asleep and sometimes on LTE really drains the battery]
i believe if i used wi-fi instead , reduced brightness and my usage a little i can make it last 2~3 days...
man dat 4.4.4 though, wonder when sony will release 4.4.3
What do you guys think of Android L?
that it will not be out before long? and i hate the new buttons onscreen?
need more time and more info but looks promising.
in indonesia oppo just entering the market this year, so far they offer nice phones but i dunno the market is pretty crowded with many brands and local brands. just waiting for further. i may wait for xiaomi, since gossip said it will enter the market soon
I would avoid any of the cheap N9000, N87667 ones on Amazon from STAR or whatever they're called they have malware built in and they can spy on you by listening from the mic, taking pics, etc.
One article example: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-phone-built-in-China-comes-equipped-with-malware_id57159
Oppo are already in India (or parts of it) & i think singapore but mainly Taiwan, China & Hong Kong (for obvious reasons) The oppo Find 7a is great. Gummy rom had a few bugs with their nightlies but ive just updated & it seems to be running OK for the time being.
Kinda old news now. Though this is what you get when you purchase cheap tat from China. though it kinda makes you wonder if the bigger manufacturers have spyware installed on their handsets too but are obviously better at hiding it because of their own customised stock rom etc etc.
These days its hard to know which apps are spying on you. Obviously google is spying to a certain extent but quite a lot of apps these days ask for access permissions to read your sms, emails and all sorts of stuff even if the app itself is nothing more then some mundane app like a torch utility app
i just realize i have many, many icon packs
2D 14Hrs on a single charge... Currently sitting at 12% battery life. I could probably chat for 15 or 30mins before the battery decides to die. I could probably get better battery life if i installed greenify or something but my S3 always struggled to even get past 2days let alone 2D14Hrs
I finally rooted the damn gnex and I'm on cyanoganmod since it had an uber easy method.
what's a good ad blocker for it??? I NEED IT!!!
Try Adaway, i use it on my S3 and IMO is pretty good
Now I'm having intermittent "No APN Specified" errors on the ROM when I can see that 3G data works fine.... aca-wat??!!
CM11 seems to be working pretty good for the most part. trying to fix one wonly wakelock issue but I like it so far.
Finally got a good theme goin on
who was it in this thread who was always against me installing CM onto my S3 or Find 7a?
sooo ... 4" Razr i was good for me .... i had a Toshiba Folio 100 as a tab but the screen crack was getting worse ... a Phablet was too small (5.5-6")
my favorite retailer made me a offer i could not refuse: a ASUS FonePad 7 K00Z(ME175CG) 8gb Atom Z2520 PowerVR SGX544MP2 7" 1280x800 for 159chf instead of 199chf and a Corsair H60 rev 2 as a gift.
came under 4.3 did 4 update in a row once hooked to my wifi and ended on 4.4.2 surprisingly enough the ASUS interface and apps are not too much disturbing so i just rooted it and keep it stock,
i got it in graphite color option and the casing and shape is pretty comfortable even on one hand use (i have big hands)
it score just 2k above the Razr i despite being a dual core with HT and a 544MP2 instead of a 540 single, but as it clock to 1.2 instead of 2.0 and 300 instead of 533 for the GPU (and has a 7" HD screen) it's kinda logical still pretty happy about it.
well i think i can resell the Razr i for a good price and try to sell the Folio 100 as a defective unit (under CM10.1 just cracked screen is defective ) and get back the price of the FP7
After much headache I finally got my S3 rooted and flashed with Echoe rom. Just waiting for it to fully load past the kitkat loading screen........ Not sure if crashed but i hope to god not.
To flash the phone to a custom recovery like TWRP I had to download 'GALAXY S3 UNIFIED TOOLKIT' which walked me through the steps. Happy days!
Well Muss3Ls I didnt really like Echoe rom that you recomended, It felt like there was just too much going on with it. Ive currently installed C-Rom on it which is a nice clean AOSP (I hate touchwiz) and will be testing it for a short while before handing the S3 over to my mum as she needs a a new phone.
well ... that or Fastboot or Odin ... GS3UT is a easy mode way indeed and quite practical.
fun time : i factory reset my Razr i to notice since i rooted it and debloated it : no more launcher at restart, pure black screen (amoled ftw) just the notification bar was shown
activating usb debug via setting accessible via the notification bar : adb install nova.apk no problems anymore
I cant believe how much trouble i went through just to get the damn thing rooted.
C-Rom is nice. Its almost like GUMMY in a sense. I really dig these AOSP roms. Straightforward and functional without all of the other bullshit attached! I think mum will be happy with the S3 since Ive managed to get the basic ram usage down to about 400-500mb with C-Rom.
Dad bought her a Galaxy Y Duos a few months back as she doesnt require a uber expensive handset but that is a terrible handset, internal storage doesnt have enough room for even the most basic of google apps. also since its running android 2.2 or something, you cant transfer the apps to the memory card so she was pretty much boned in that respect. Dad was gonna get her one of these new Moto G's as he has one himself and he likes it but since ive got the S3 lying around, she can use it rather then buying a new phone.
Though I would of liked to sell my S3 instead though
hehehe i know that... (feeling i mean xD )
i just sold my Razr today for a bit less than the price i paid for my FP7HD buuuutttt quite a bit more than what i paid for it when i bought it 2nd hand ahah
Quick question - do your proximity sensors still work after flashing to a different ROM? One thing ive noticed on Gummy and also C-Rom on my S3 is the proximity sensor doesnt turn the screen off when i hold the phone to my ear to answer a call
Best battery life I've ever gotten on my gnex:
Looks like CM11 has helped a lot. The GNEX has pitiful battery life tho... I would love it if someone would get me a new phone... ugh it sucks having house problems at the worst time
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