Will the Oppo Find 5 hit your country in Q1? 32GB model of the phone is on the way
HTC DROID DNA. A quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor is doing the heavy lifting while the Adreno 320 crunches the graphics. 2GB of RAM is on board, there is 16GB of native storage (and no microSD slot), and the back and front cameras weigh in at 13MP and 1.9MP respectively. A 2500mAh battery keeps the lights on and Android 4.1.2 is installed out of the box.
Now, we can get to the countries where Oppo says you will be able to find the phone next quarter. These include Canada, UK, Spain, Australia, Germany, France, Belgium, Malaysia, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Greece, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, Japan and Hong Kong. This is not an inclusive list, according to the manufacturer. The news is quite a reversal from what we passed along just the other day when an Oppo company spokesman said that the phone would not be launched in Europe.
The phone will launch next month in China and it is hoped that the U.S. launch will take place shorty thereafter. In the States, the phone will support the HSPA+ network of AT&T and T-Mobile. It will be sold unlocked and off contract for $499 for the 16GB model. A 32GB model is now expected which will cost $569.
source: Oppo via Engadget
1. roscuthiii (Posts: 2004; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I just can't help myself... I want this beast. Or, at least to give it a test drive. I see stories about it posted here, but I'm not sure I've seen an actual review. The specs are nice, but does anyone know how it performs real-world?
I wish the marketing guys at Oppo were a little better. Naming schemes could use a little work. It reminds me of an old Saturday Night Live sketch poking fun at the Smucker's jelly tagline, "Mangled Baby Ducks. With a name like Mangled Baby Ducks, it HAS to be good."
"Oppo Find 5. With a name like Oppo Find 5, it HAS to be good."
2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2150; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The problem is, when this absolute piece of art hits the shelves, the 4-core A15 beast that is the Galaxy SIV will be already announced with SW goodies rivals can't quite match. But looking at the full size HDR shots I'll share in a moment, plus design, built quality and future-proof specs, I might as well get the O5 as soon as price tag drops into the $400s.
Now the photos! Notice a dynamic range, results are spectacular. Some noise as expected due to HDR, but sharpness and color reproduction is top notch.
11. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
DROID DNA already has what phones like this will offer after 3 months and I own DNA from over a months now.
So basically DNA is best smart phone right now and will remain competitive even after 3 months... or till GS 4 comes out..
Camera: Dynamic range is fine.. but sorry too much noise, My DNA takes super shots with wide angle and Crystsal. Clear.
So why does any one need to wait this Phone or any other get the DNA, which will remain best for next 3 months.. DNA owns all Lumia i[phone 5, gs3 nexus 4... GET THE DNA
13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2150; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The DNA is certainly an attractive phone, but I like the 32GB option, the nex-gen camera and the bigger battery of the OF5, not the mention the superb design (not that the Droid doesn't look awesome). There's no HDR shot without color noise, but the much better dynamic range is worth that small sacrifice, you can't possibly do a shot with your HTC where both the sky and a darker part are properly lit.
14. VJo003 (Posts: 355; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Will OF5 ever get an update?
Dna will at least get one
3. imkyle (Posts: 1065; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Every couple of months something new will come out. The Nexus 4 is already beat in some peoples eyes. I have the Galaxy Nexus from last year and I am still very happy with it. Buy phone's you want know and not what will be coming out in the following months.
4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1051; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Very wise words that I believe we all should take in. It is true that you cannot just buy something based upon the future devices that have yet to be announced. Unless you are buying a phone and know another phone will come out you will want in the next month, you will get caught up in the endless loop of waiting for the "Next Big Thing". I did the same exact thing two years ago where I was about to get a smartphone and then thought I should wait for the next new device to come out, but even when that happened I waited yet again for the next new device after that. I finally had to stop or else I wouldn't have gotten a device and would be stuck in that loop.
8. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I bought the note 2 because of what it can do and what it can do for me not just now but 3 years from now. That is why i choose it. I wish other buyers thought the same way and help break this crazy upgrade cycle.
5. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
The Oppo find 5 looks to be a pretty good contender, not sure how well their OS is as well as how well it's integrated with Android Jelly Bean. But I'm sure this one will stand out over say the ZTE flagship that is coming out at CES which will be boasting pretty similar internal specs. I think the LG Optimus G makes a perfect example of that. It has great specs does well in the benchmarks etc, but when it comes down to every day use it doesn't contend with the other flagship devices of today. The Droid DNA is a mother great example it is a phone that coupled with a GOOD OS it over tales those that sport the same specs. The DNA beats out the Optimus G all day in productivity, benchmarks, multi tasking and much more.
This is another reason Samsung is Head and shoulders above the competition they have THE WHOLE PACKAGE. But regardless i will still be stopping in which ever carrier here in the States picks it up to take a look.
7. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Agreed and that is why companies like ZTE will find it difficult if they cannot provide the whole package. its not just about the specs anyone can create a high spec device. Its the whole package.
12. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
Agree DNA beats every thing on market and will remain best for next 3 months and even after it wil be competitive... PEOPLE GET A DNA
6. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
no microSD, ill stick with my note 2 thank you. Not even worth it.
10. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
Galaxy Note 2 for me.Very nice specs but in the real world GSIII and the GNote II
17. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Find 5 people that will buy this ??? As if "OPPO" wasn't bad enough, they had to put a cherry on top.
18. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
32gb verison its like sony xperia s2 , great camera great screen the design is similar... but made by oppo ... anyone notice?
19. vijayakumar (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)
" OPPO" Gangnum Style.
Is that available in INDIA, Then where can i buy in INDIA? is there any store OR like Showroom???
20. d.Sebas (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
How much it will cost?
When will be released?
Thanks for the information :)