The Oppo Finder may be dubbed as the world’s thinnest Android smartphone but it’s also one tough gadget to boot. What with the phone being used to drive nails – yes, that’s plural – into wood and living to tell the tale, who wouldn’t call it tough?
A new video which has surfaced on YouTube shows the toughness of the Oppo Finder being demonstrated by the now infamous “hammer test”.
In this new video, a Chinese-speaking man used the Oppo Finder to drive eight nails into a piece of wood.
He used virtually every side of the phone to do this test and then unlocked the phone to show that it is indeed still working after the beating it took.
If you remember, the Nokia Lumia 900 created quite the buzz back in May when a similarly-themed video of it being used as a hammer to drive a nail into a piece of wood was uploaded to YouTube.
In the previous – and now popular – video, the Lumia 900 was tested by a man by using a nail and hammer and taking to the screen of the Nokia Windows Phone device. The Lumia 900 was then used to drive a single nail into a piece of wood using the phone’s screen.
It appears from this new video of the Oppo Finder that it can take similar punishing if not much more that what the Nokia Lumia 900 can take.
As we mentioned at the start, the Oppo Finder is currently the world’s thinnest Android smartphone. It snagged the Title from its fellow Chinese-made smartphone – the Huawei Ascend P1 S – as it measures an incredible 6.65 millimeters in thickness (or, rather, thinness).
That thin profile is uniform for the whole of the device so you don’t get an area which has a bulge like that of the Motorola Droid Razr or the Samsung Galaxy S II.
However, with the thin body, the Oppo Finder manages to pack a serious set of specifications headlined by a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
It also packs 16GB in internal storage space and an 8MP camera capable of shooting full HD 1080p videos. It also has a 1.3MP front snapper for video chatting and self-shot portraits.
The Oppo Finder is now up for pre-order for ¥2,498 (or about a little over $390) without a contract.
Here’s the video of the Oppo Finder hammer test plus the Lumia 900 doing the same. Sure, the Oppo Finder was scratched because of the beating it took, but it still worked after the fact.