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Oppo Find 5 review: affordable Full HD phone
2 September 2013
Excerpt: A while back we received the Oppo Find 5, a Full HD smartphone with pretty impressive specs and very reasonable pricetag. We took the 32 GB model for a month-long spin and used it as our main phone. Read on to find out how that experience was, but we can already say that it was surprisingly positive.
Summary: Late last year, Oppo announced their latest flagship device, the Find 5 and over the last few weeks, I have been putting it through its paces and seeing what I thought of this 5 inch phone. As smartphones increase in size, more and more companies are releasing phones at or above the 5 inch mark.
Pros: Sleek, 5 inch 1080p display, Dirac HD audio, 13 MP camera
Cons: Heavy device even for its size, Customised software, Lack of 4G network support
Conclusion: The OPPO Find 5 is not a Samsung Galaxy device, nor is it an iPhone. It's not a Motorola hardcore delivery, nor is it an LG powerhouse, or a Google Nexus device for that matter. It's not the HTC One and it's certainly not a Sony device. Instead you've got a unique approach from OPPO in a package that's certainly going to stay strong in owners' pockets for extended periods.
Conclusion: It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that these days any electronics manufacturer can pick Android and slap together a phone or two with off-the-shelf parts. The real challenge, however, is to pick the right ingredients for polished performance in all aspects, and fuse it together with proprietary software overlay, so that the handset both delivers on the usability front, and differentiates you in the mind of consumers from the sea of Android phones.
Pros: Bright 1080x1920 pixel Full HD screen with very good viewing angles, 20% cheaper than competing flagships, HDR video mode comes handy in many situations, Strong and clear loudspeaker
Cons: Basic version comes with 11 GB of user-available memory, The handset is on the heavy and uncomfortable side, Jittery autofocus and framerate during video capture, Side key travel is shallow
Summary: The competitors just keep on coming. As the quest for conquering the top position in the android market continues, new and fierce warriors arise for gaining the hold. As the top 3 positions of the best android phones of the year were grabbed by the Sony Xperia Z, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 tough and edge to edge competition still takes place in the field as other likely brands come up with their quality android handsets with brilliant design and characteristics.
The Oppo Find 5 is a high-end Android phone with an excellent display but it's far from perfect
Good Gear Guide.au
18 July 2013
Summary: The Oppo Find 5 is a high-end Android phone with an excellent display and solid build quality. Unfortunately, it is let down by questionable ergonomics, a lack of 4G, some odd software quirks and poor battery life.
Pros: Excellent screen, Smooth performance, Some useful extra features
Cons: Questionable ergonomics, No 4G or microSD card slot, Poor battery life
Summary: Oppo, a little known brand in the world of smartphones is actually an up and coming player in the consumer electronics world, based in China. Started very recently in 2004, the company has dabbled with Blu Ray players, LCD TVs and various other consumer electronics products and had taken up to smartphones with the launch of the Oppo Finder last year, once the world’s thinnest smartphone and now, the Oppo Find 5. The Oppo Find 5 is, by all means, a flagship product.
Pros: One of the best displays ever, Brilliant design and build quality, Amazing stills camera with a top notch HDR mode, Excellent music performance and quality loudspeakers, Beautiful and functional custom skin
Cons: Video recording a bit underwhelming, Phone heats up at times, Overdone icons and widgets, Battery life not extra ordinary for a higher capacity, Device might be bulky and too big for some