The Chinese smartphone manufacturers are really shaking the smartphone market. They provide some real nice devices in a fraction of the branded products prices. While the high range smartphones from Samsung, HTC, Sony are reaching $700 price tagline, the Chinese are still able to deliver these phones within 200$. The multi billionaire companies might never reduce their prices, and this might have influence you to think ‘awesome inventions are costly’. Well, time to change your thoughts. If you can’t come out of the conventional thinking box, you are not going to enjoy the awesome device from Chinese manufacturer Oppo. They have brought their new device Oppo 5 Find, and we are now going to review that.
Design and Build
When you first get your hands on this device, the first thing going to hit you is the neat design. The thin shape (it’s rectangular), the clean lines, and the appearance is aristocratic. The big screen sits neatly between the slim bezels; it will not interrupt your viewing angles. This is the new rage in making displays, where you don’t get to see any bezels and the display is spread all over the phone, edge to edge. Almost every phone that’s been released into the market in the last six months has this same kind of build. And another thing which felt too prominent, the phone looks very closely like the Xperia handsets. You will mix this up with the Xperia Arc S.
The Oppo 5 Find configuration will make the enthusiastic drool over the phone, because Oppo offers really good configuration in a low price. The phone is powered by a quad core Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz processor. The RAM is healthy as well; it’s a 2GB chip. And so in terms of high end hardware, the phone doesn’t lack them.
The phone runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The phone does not run on the stock look of Jelly Bean, Oppo seemed to work hard to place their own custom UI in their Find 5. Though it’s still a beta firmware, Oppo expects to stabilize the firmware by the first quarter of 2013.
The UI resembles a little from the iOS and TouchWiz UI. Seems like Oppo mixed up the Xperia Arc S looks and Apple and Samsung interfaces altogether.
The camera is really good. The 13 megapixel camera sensor snaps quality photos which you might not expect. The sensor equips back side illuminated technology and sports HDR mode. 1080p HD movie shooting made possible with the excellent video capturing capability and it even has the fancy shooting features.
The 5 inch IPS display sports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. This display provides good viewing angles, good daylight visibility, sharp and clear contents viewing.
Mixed performance was received from this phone. It’s a highly equipped phone so there was nothing like latch or lags. The display was nice although it seemed a little unresponsive, took more than one touches sometimes. Battery performance was unfortunately unlikeable; probably the huge screen is responsible for this. The phone didn’t last a whole day on single charge.
If you are considering buying this Oppo 5 Find, then you should wait a little long. Allow the software to reach its final stage and then this phone will be a perfect Android device.