Dick Smith will be bringing the OPPO Smartphone range to Australian consumers. Let’s take a look at the OPPO range and find out what it’s all about.
For a while now, Australians have been quite content with a small range of smartphones (Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony). But if history repeats itself, then it would be reasonable to assume that their position at the top is transitory and sometimes all it takes is a new kid on the block to throw their hat in the ring. Well, while only relatively 'new', OPPO are entering the Australian market with the help of Dick Smith.
What exactly is OPPO and how does their range stack up with the best and brightest smartphones in Australia?
What is OPPO?
Founded in 2004, OPPO Electronics is an electronics manufacturer from Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. Making a name for themselves with their upscaling DVD and Blu-ray players, OPPO moved into manufacturing mobile phones in 2008.
Since their debut phone, OPPO Finder, they have amassed a wide range of handsets that will be sold across 400 Dick Smith stores from July 14 2015.
What's the OPPO smartphone range?
|N1||N1 Mini||Find 7||R5||N3|
|Size||170.7 × 82.6 × 9 mm||148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm||152.6 × 75 × 9.2 mm||148.9 x 74.5 x 4.85 mm||161.2 x 77 x 9.9 mm|
|Weight||213 g||150g||171 g||155 g||192 g|
|Display||TFT* capacitive 1920x1080||LCD* capacitive 720x1280||LCD capacitive|
|Internal Storage||16 or 32GB||16GB||16 or 32GB||16GB||32 GB|
|External Storage||No card slot||No card slot||MicroSD up to 128GB||No card slot||MicroSD up to 128GB|
|Front facing camera||Rotating lens: 13MP|
4128 x 3096 pixels
|Rotating lens: 13 MP 4128 x 3096 pixels||13MP 4160 x 3120 pixels||13MP|
4128 x 3096 pixels
|Motorised rotating lens: 16MP (Schneider Kreuznach certified)|
3456 x 4608 pixels
|Video||1080p at 30fps||1080p at 30fps||2160p at 30fps||1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps||1080p at 60fps|
|Rear facing camera||Rotating lens: 13MP|
|Rotating lens: 13 MP4128 x 3096 pixels||5MP||5MP||Motorised rotating lens: 16MP (Schneider Kreuznach certified)|
3456 x 4608 pixels
|Battery||Li-ion 3610 mAh battery||Li-Ion 2140 mAh battery||Li-Po 3000 mAh||Li-Po 3000 mAh||Li-Po 3000 mAh|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.7 GHz||Quad-core 1.6 GHz||Quad-core 2.5GHz||Quad-core 1.5GHz||Octa-core 1.5GHz|
|Operating System||ColourOS, based on Android 4.2||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean||ColourOS, based on Android 4.3||ColourOS 2.0, based on Android 4.4||ColourOS 2.1, based Android 4.4|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and proximity sensor||Accelerometer and proximity sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and proximity sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor|
|Wireless||WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC||WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS||WiFI 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS||WiFI 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS||WiFI 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC|
|Other features||Voice commands, O-Click bluetooth remote control, Rear touch-sensitive panel||Voice commands||Rapid battery charge: 75% in 30 minutes,voice commands, OPPO Maxxaudio||Voice commands, face detection, panorama||O-Click 2.0 bluetooth remote, Rapid battery charge: 75% in 30 min, Dual-SIM, Fingerprint scanner|
Frequently asked questions
Are OPPO phones purchased through Dick Smith locked to any network?
No, all OPPO phones sold through Dick Smith are unlocked, meaning they are compatible with all mobile carriers.
I want to purchase an OPPO smartphone, but my SIM card doesn’t fit. Will Dick Smith provide me with the correct SIM card?
If you’re a prepaid customer, it is possible that Dick Smith will have a replacement SIM card on-hand for you. Unfortunately, for postpaid customers, you’ll have to visit your carrier’s closest store for a replacement SIM.
If I’m changing to an OPPO smartphone, will I have to purchase a new charger and accessories?
OPPO smartphones use a micro USB cable. This is the same from most other Android devices, like Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia and HTC. If you’re switching from an iPhone however, you’re charger and accessories will not be compatible.