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The unimaginative name hides the true secret of OPPO's mid-ranger which will have a stock Jelly Bean option available

OPPO may not be the first OEM you think of when looking for a new Android smartphone, but their latest unveiling may at least make you look twice. The R819 is a solid new mid-range device from the folks who brought you the Find 5, and it comes with a rather interesting side dish; the option of a stock Android ROM. That's right, OPPO is giving its customers a choice of their own stock ROM, their new Color ROM when it launches, or plain old, honest-to-goodness Google fresh Android. 

The R819 will come to market running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, housed over a set of respectible hardware specs. We're looking at a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. Round the back there's an 8MP f/2.0 Sony Exmor shooter, with a 2MP camera round the front, all powered by a not-so-massive 2000mAh battery. And, as is so often the case with Chinese devices, there will be the option to use dual SIM cards as well. 

And the price for all this? The OPPO R819 will cost $349/£229/€269. A very reasonable asking price for what we're getting, especially considering that stock Android option as well. Pre-orders are being accepted at the OPPO Style website from now, with a shipping date estimated for early September. 

Source: OPPO


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OPPO launches the R819 for Europe and the US with an interesting side-order


Honestly, even though this is mid-range I am tempted simply because it seems like Oppo gives a flying rip about both devs and users. Kudos, Oppo!

I'm happy to see more Android phones with a face other than black.

And the custom UI looks much better than the dark and dull stock UI. IMO

Same old bull shit, not enough internal memory. They ruin a possible good phone by cutting off it's balls. No memory no balls.

You made me re-read the article thinking it has 4GB. But no, it has 16GB. My GNex still has gigs left after tons of backups.

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People complain about some of the most stupid bullshit. This doesn't have to be the phone for you..that's why there is a ridiculous amount of options for your purchasing pleasure.

How is this any better than the BLU life play. Same specs pretty much. Not sure if it has a Sony camera, but at a MSRP of $229 that is $120 cheaper than this oppo...

This is actually a really nice device. I got to have some hands on time with it at xda Devcon where one of the oppo guys had one. It's Very thin and looks/feels premium for a mid range device.