Aug 19 AT 11:28 AM Nick Sarafolean 9 Comments

Oppo reveals R819, slim 4.7-inch device with stock Android option


Oppo is one of the few Chinese manufacturers that actually manages to get their devices into the US. The Oppo Find 5 was well-reviewed by US customers, but was never picked up by a carrier. Oppo is back with another device, the R819, that’s not quite as high-end as the Find 5 but certainly isn’t a slacker. In fact, it’s got some appealing features to it.

The R819 features a 4.7″ 720p IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8MP camera with a Sony Exmor BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture, dedicated image processor, 2,00mAh battery and a slim 7.3mm design. Oh, and it has dual-SIM compatibility as well. The R819 doesn’t stop there, though. It has software options, although the phone runs Oppo’s Color ROM straight out of the box. Oppo breaks the norm and believes customers should choose their own software. There’s a simple side-loading process available to convert the phone to stock Android. Kudos to Oppo for that.

Pricing for the R819 is set at $599 off-contract, so it’s fairly affordable. You can pre-order through Amazon or Oppo now and the R819 will ship in early September.

Does the R819 interest you? How about Oppo as a whole?

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SHENZHEN — August 19, 2013 — OPPO today announced the launch of the R819, one of the thinnest and lightest smartphones in the world. Weighing in at just 110 grams, the R819 packs a sharp display, long-lasting battery life, and wide aperture camera into an ultra-thin 7.3 mm frame.

Let Nothing Weigh You Down
The R819 boasts a 4.7” IPS screen with OGS technology for amazing viewing angles and ample space for content. Encased in a slim frame of subtle curves and stylish metallic accents, the superior ergonomics make the R819 easy to hold, operate and carry with you.

R819 was built to simplify and improve your life; to offer you an impossibly thin and light smartphone without sacrificing the craftsmanship or functionality you’ve come to expect from an OPPO device.

Let Convenience Compromise Nothing
Using this smartphone is simpler than ever before. Gestures let you control waking, answering and silencing your device with the slightest movements. You can wirelessly view your screen’s content on any other TV, tablet or device with Wi-Fi display and DLNA. And the 2000 mAh battery supports a long-lasting charge to get more out of your phone. R819 also has dual SIM card support so you can use two numbers at once and get more use out of just one device.

The R819 is outfitted with an f/2.0 aperture 8 megapixel Sony Exmor BSI back facing camera for great shots in low light conditions. The dedicated Image Signal Processor enhances the color of all of your pictures making them more vivid and lifelike. And the front-facing camera has an incredible 88 degree viewing angle to capture more background than ever before.

Your Device. Your Choice.
OPPO believes in having the freedom to run the operating system of your choice to get the experience you want from your R819. Use the original ROM, or install OPPO’s Color ROM, which will soon be available, for a completely fresh take on Android that was developed with OPPO fans and is frequently updated. R819 can also run Stock Android, the Android experience as Google intended, for a fast, smooth user experience with familiar Google apps.

You use your phone every day. It should be able to do everything you need with style, and without ever getting in the way. The R819 offers a stunning screen, great camera and a long battery life. A unique fusion of function and design, the R819 is convenience without compromise.

The R819 is available online for pre-order today and ships early September.

R819 Specifications

Network GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz
Processor 28nm 1.2GHz MT6589 Quad-core
Display 4.7” 720P HD Display 312 PPI IPS (1280×720 pixels)
Memory 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM
Camera Rear: 8 megapixel Sony Exmor BSI with LED flash and dedicated ISP
Front: 2 megapixel
Connectivity 800.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Features Android 4.2.1 (Jellybean)
Wi-Fi Display
FM Radio
Dual SIM card support
Wide angle front facing camera
Battery 2000mAh
Included Micro USB Cable
Accessories Charger
SIM ejector tool

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • c1liu

    I second that kudos.

  • rhY

    Too expensive.

  • Jay

    LTE? no? pass

  • redraider133

    I wish more manufacturers had this option to allow for stock android. Would probably help with faster updates as well.

  • Rick

    Rather spend your money and get a real phone.Garbage

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  • yankeesusa

    The question is, will this work with tmobile’s hspa+, if it does there is no need for LTE as of now. Also this is made to be a midrange phone so lte is a way to save money. The question is, will the latest oppo find phone have lte. For as much as it will cost it better have it.


    only $349 with free international shipping from official site

  • donger