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A slim, long-lasting smartphone that faces tough odds

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Oppo's R819 is a battery champ and has a better-than-usual camera for its price class, but rivals outperform it in both performance and value for the money.

Critic reviews

7.5
3 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.2
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    7.5
  • Camera
    7.1
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
  • Durability
    6.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
7.0
Engadget Nov 21, 2013

We ultimately enjoyed using the R819. It's just not a great fit in places where there are more compelling alternatives.

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8.0
GSM Arena Aug 20, 2013

The standout features of the Oppo R819 are the light build, excellent screen and good camera. The chipset handles Android 4.2.2 smoothly and Oppo's custom tweaks add a lot of useful stuff, even though they hardly help the looks.

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8.0
phoneArena Sep 16, 2013

Dual SIM handsets seemed as an afterthought until recently, that's why we are glad the Oppo R819 finally delivers this functionality in a well-designed midranger with good specs and acceptable performance.

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First Looks

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Engadget Aug 19, 2013

All told, this is feeling like a pretty decent choice for a midrange phone so far, though it appears the biggest sacrifice Android enthusiasts will need to make is in its lack of LTE.

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GSM Arena Aug 19, 2013

The screen lives up to the expectations set by the Oppo Find 5. The R819 has a sharp 4.7″ 720p LCD screen that uses LG tech (One Glass Solution) and is very bright too, we kept it at 50% brightness most of the time. Colors and viewing angles are good too.

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