OPPO Mobile Enters Exclusive Retail Partnership With Dick Smith

Information verified correct on October 26th, 2016

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?

N1N1 MiniFind 7R5N3
Size170.7 × 82.6 × 9 mm148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm152.6 × 75 × 9.2 mm148.9 x 74.5 x 4.85 mm161.2 x 77 x 9.9 mm
Weight213 g150g171 g155 g192 g
DisplayTFT* capacitive 1920x1080LCD* capacitive 720x1280LCD capacitive
AMOLED*TFT capacitive
Internal Storage16 or 32GB16GB16 or 32GB16GB32 GB
External StorageNo card slotNo card slotMicroSD up to 128GBNo card slotMicroSD up to 128GB
Front facing cameraRotating lens: 13MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
Rotating lens: 13 MP 4128 x 3096 pixels13MP 4160 x 3120 pixels13MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
Motorised rotating lens: 16MP (Schneider Kreuznach certified)
3456 x 4608 pixels
Video1080p at 30fps1080p at 30fps2160p at 30fps1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps1080p at 60fps
Rear facing cameraRotating lens: 13MP
4128x3096 pixels
Rotating lens: 13 MP4128 x 3096 pixels5MP5MPMotorised rotating lens: 16MP (Schneider Kreuznach certified)
3456 x 4608 pixels
BatteryLi-ion 3610 mAh batteryLi-Ion 2140 mAh batteryLi-Po 3000 mAhLi-Po 3000 mAhLi-Po 3000 mAh
ProcessorQuad-core 1.7 GHzQuad-core 1.6 GHzQuad-core 2.5GHzQuad-core 1.5GHzOcta-core 1.5GHz
Operating SystemColourOS, based on Android 4.2Android 4.3 Jelly BeanColourOS, based on Android 4.3ColourOS 2.0, based on Android 4.4ColourOS 2.1, based Android 4.4
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope, compass and proximity sensorAccelerometer and proximity sensorAccelerometer, gyroscope, compass and proximity sensorAccelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensorAccelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor
WirelessWiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFCWiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPSWiFI 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPSWiFI 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPSWiFI 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC
Other featuresVoice commands, O-Click bluetooth remote control, Rear touch-sensitive panelVoice commandsRapid battery charge: 75% in 30 minutes,voice commands, OPPO MaxxaudioVoice commands, face detection, panoramaO-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.

Brodie Fogg

Brodie is a staff writer at finder.com.au covering breaking tech and telco news. When he's not drooling over the latest comic book releases or grinding away at the newest time-devouring RPG, he's helping people choose between Australia's various streaming services.

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