OPPO Find 5 Honest Review

Chinese Android smartphones in this year have become very popular between us. Because of low price and the quality that offers. Such in this case with the Oppo Find 5. To be clear, this is not a review unit that I have recived from OPPO, a friend lent me a OPPO Find 5 smartphone that I could write a review.

 

 

Oppo find 5 Technical specifications

Processor Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-Core 1.5GHz
Screen 5 inch
1080×1920 FULL HD
441 PPI
Memory 32GB ROM, 2GB RAM
Connectivity UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/HSPA+42 (850, 1700, 1900, 2100MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
NFC
Features Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
GPS
Wi-Fi Display
DLNA
Gyroscope
Digital compass
Microphone
Light Sensor
IR Proximity Sensor
Magnetic Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Battery 2500 mAh built-in lithium-ion battery
Multimedia Audio: WAV, AMR, AWB, OGG, WMA, APE, FLAC, MIDI, IMY etc.
Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, MKV, FLV, MOV, F4V etc.
Graphic: PNG, JPG, BMP, WBMP, GIF etc.
Included Accessories European USB Power Adapter
USB Cable
OPPO Dirac Headphones
2x OPPO NFC SmartTags

Good

  • Price
  • Build quality
  • Display
  • Slow motion video
  • Manufacturer support

Bad

  • LTE 4G not supported
  • Minimalist camera software
  • Camera flash
  • No removable battery
  • No microSD card slot

 

First impressions

Find 5 have modern design with super thin 3.25mm bezel allows more room for its amazing 5 inch screen. So first things first, the heart of this great Android smartphone is Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 1.5GHz quad-core progressor that couples the highest speed with the greatest energy efficiency. This is really a great cpu, which delivers outstanding performances with low power consumption. This is a definitely plus for Oppo Find 5. The same cpu is used also by LG Optimus G, Sony Xperia ZL, Nexus 4 and others.

This excellent smartphone is powered by 2GB Ram and Adreno 320 GPU. Adreno 320 provides the Find 5 with unparalleled graphics processing, allowing you to experience smooth picture quality. Oppo Find 5 offers storage capacity with 16 or 32GB ROM, depending on how much money you want to spend for this smartphone. What is still uncommon in high end devices is 5 “Full HD screen with resolution of 1080 × 1920.  It is world’s first 1080p Android smartphone and a staggering 441 PPI. Find 5 is using OGS Technology ( One Glass Solution technology combining touch sensors with display ).

Oppo Find 5 1080p Smartphone

Camera

These high quality components are followed, so OPPO Find 5 have ultra precise 13-megapixel camera. Camera lens have 5 layers of coating. Including UV and blue glass filters to take optimal photos in any situation. Camera uses 1/3.06-type stacked CMOS sensor technology thats adds layers of pixels to deliver higher image quality at a more compact size. Camera captures beautiful photos and Find 5’s video recording have capability of recording 120 frames per second, five times faster than can be seen by the human eye.

OPPO Find 5 Honest Review

Here are some Oppo find 5 camera samples

oppo find 5 camera test

oppo find 5 camera samples

Software

OPPO Find 5 runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1, which is slightly old now. But I really didn’t find myself missing any of the features of Android 4.2 which i have on other smarphone. OPPO changed Android design and designed their own widgets. I wish they did not do it. I personally find the launcher ugly and the widgets border on being bizarre with their distorted bubble appearance. However, other users have said that they like it, and fans of the MIUI will actually find it quite familiar.

OPPO Find 5 software

Antutu score

oppo find 5 antutu score

Other

The OPPO has NFC in and comes with two NFC tags. These work well and are a nice touch.

What is NFC ?

Near Field Communication capability allows you to use any NFC Smart Tag to quickly set profiles. It automatically change your phone’s settings and send information.

Conclusion

The OPPO Find 5 is an excellent smartphone which offers many good features. It can be certainly compared with big name flagship phones. However, the price is 399 Euros (about £342) one should be comparing this handset to the likes of the iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Nexus 4. The camera is maybe not the best solution in low light and the launcher is a matter of taste. But I have to say that the price, screen and build quality make Find 5 an exceptional phone.

You can find out more and purchase an OPPO Find 5 through the OPPO Style web store.

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