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World's Thinnest Smartphone is as Tough as a Hammer?!

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At its launch, the Motorola Droid RAZR was called the world's thinnest smartphone, and surprisingly enough it wasn't Apple or Samsung that dethroned it. Currently available in China, the Oppo Finder is much much more than the world's thinnest smartphone. We've seen our share of tough smartphones, but it would be an understatement to say the Oppo Finder can take a beating. 

OPPO Finder

Measuring in at an ultra slim 6.65mm, the Oppo Finder beats the Droid RAZR by 0.45mm. But as you can see in the video above, this thing can beat a lot more than other smartphones. For example, it seems to be doing a pretty good job at beating a nail into a 2x4 piece of wood. Although we certainly hope you'd never have to use your smartphone as a hammer, it looks like the Oppo Finder may be a decent substitute.

As tough and as thin as it is, the Finder still packs a punch under the hood with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of ram and 16GB of internal storage running Android 4.0. Although the phone is currently the world's thinnest, leaked specs for the upcoming ZTE Athena reveal that the Finder may soon be dethroned. But at least the company will still be able to advertise its hammering capabilities.

 

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    ctbaars , July 20, 2012 5:40 PM
    How many nails can it hammer before the battery requires recharging? Battery life is important to me.
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    sylvez , July 20, 2012 5:46 PM
    he should try hammering an iPhone with this Finder and find out if this is truly an iPhone killer.
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    rangas , July 20, 2012 5:14 PM
    im totally impressed (no sarcasm)
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  • 24 Hide
    rangas , July 20, 2012 5:14 PM
    im totally impressed (no sarcasm)
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    DroKing , July 20, 2012 5:29 PM
    How is this possible...
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    eddieroolz , July 20, 2012 5:30 PM
    Oh this brand. When I was in China last summer Oppo was running a major ad campaign featuring Leonardo DiCaprio for their line of phones. It actually looked quite decent, too.
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    fpoon , July 20, 2012 5:34 PM
    Nokia finally gets dethroned...
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    ctbaars , July 20, 2012 5:40 PM
    How many nails can it hammer before the battery requires recharging? Battery life is important to me.
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    superblahman123 , July 20, 2012 5:41 PM
    Didn't Nokia do this with the Lumia awhile ago? I understand the marketing angle, but ok, it's a tough phone like the others...
  • 33 Hide
    sylvez , July 20, 2012 5:46 PM
    he should try hammering an iPhone with this Finder and find out if this is truly an iPhone killer.
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    subaru41 , July 20, 2012 5:53 PM
    Try it with an iPhone 4s. it wouldn't last one strike on either side. It would completely shatter on both sides with the cheep glass they use.
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    redemptionse , July 20, 2012 5:57 PM
    Thats the thinnest and widest 2x4 ive ever seen
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    youssef 2010 , July 20, 2012 6:15 PM
    rangasim totally impressed (no sarcasm)

    ctbaarsHow many nails can it hammer before the battery requires recharging? Battery life is important to me.


    loooooooooool

    subaru41Try it with an iPhone 4s. it wouldn't last one strike on either side. It would completely shatter on both sides with the cheep glass they use.


    Well , being used as a hammer isn't the smartphone's intended purpose.
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    maqsabre , July 20, 2012 6:17 PM
    can be used as the next tom's hammer
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    gm0n3y , July 20, 2012 6:37 PM
    Did he nail it back into the same hole as the previous nail?
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    belardo , July 20, 2012 7:09 PM
    1 - Does it blend? (I don't think so)
    2 - It has a cutting tool too!
    3 -That would actually be handy! Imagine seeing people using such a phone as a tool!!

    I think the video is fake. Its a solid inside that phone...
    Power up the phone and THEN hit the nails.

    CNets review of the Samsung GSIII has them using a powered phone in a freezer, 190f heat tank (40 mins), 4 drop tests from about 4~6 feet up and dropping it in a fish bowl for 10 seconds... After the water test, the phone kept wanting to power up.

    They dried it out for a few days... phone works. PS: When you drop your phone in water, here is what you do:
    1 - DO NOT TURN IT OFF (requires you to go through the shutdown process)
    2 - Remove cover, then pull out the battery ASAP as well as anything else that comes off (memory & SIM cards) Does not apply to iPhones and HTC One X
    3 - Put phone in a container with Rice of silica gel packs for 3-4 days.
    4 - cross fingers.
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    JOSHSKORN , July 20, 2012 7:25 PM
    If you're in a pinch and need a hammer and don't own one...well hey, whack it with your Smartphone!
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2012 7:37 PM
    HTC officially confirms Jelly Bean update for One X, One XL and One S
    http://www.techatron.net/2012/07/htc-confirms-jelly-bean-update-for-one.html
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    isoomega , July 20, 2012 7:40 PM
    First it replace the camera, then video camera, now a hammer? Technology is getting so advance :D .
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    freggo , July 20, 2012 7:49 PM
    Finally Home Depot has a reason to start selling phones (or smart hammers)
    :-)
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    jhansonxi , July 20, 2012 7:50 PM
    This would be great for carpenters. It just needs a slide-out chainsaw blade and an app for controlling an air compressor remotely.
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    freggo , July 20, 2012 7:51 PM
    rapidcolorWhy can't we get this in america. At www.xyzcom we have sales people breaking phone screens left and right.


    Nothing but a disguised spam.
    Why don't you go and BLEEP yourself !

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