Oppo Find 5 Review39
You might know Oppo mostly via its California base for pricey Blu-ray home theater systems, which have by now picked an award or two, but the company entered a whole different ballgame becoming a maker of high-end Android phones, including the thinnest one at a point.
With this year's Oppo Find 5, however, the Chinese company, established 2004, proved that it can make world-class phones in the hottest consumer electronics category at the moment.
In the box:
- Stereo in-ear headphones
- Wall charger
- microUSB cable
- SIM tray pin
- Two NFC tags
Imagine a mixture of the white Sony Xperia S and a Nokia Lumia 920 and you'll get how the Oppo Find 5 looks and feels in the hand with its solid unibody polycarbonate housing. The phone is heavier than the first Full HD 5-incher, the Droid DNA, but is slightly thinner, so it feels fairly compact for a big-screen handset, also because of the elongated body - less wide than both the DNA and the Xperia Z.
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While the back is tapered a bit, the corners aren't exactly rounded, and the Oppo Find 5 feels extra edgy in the hand, plus it is almost an ounce heavier than the DNA and the Z, so it will by no means go unnoticed in your palm or pocket, and that's the price we'll have to pay for this particular high-res 5-incher. Oppo Find 5 has a steel frame inside it, making it feel very solid, while the premium looks are enhanced by the metal plate nestling the 13 MP rear camera and dual LED flash modules on the back.
There are only two side keys – power button on the left, and a volume rocker on the right – which are metal and contrasting well with the white chassis, but have shallow tactile feel that takes getting used to. The SIM card tray is right above the power/lock key, and Oppo provides a pin inside the box for ejecting it with ease.
The front is taken almost entirely by the display, with very thin side bezel, and two-tone transition from the white chassis part at the bottom to the black fascia above it. The three capacitive keys below the display are lit in white, and responsive enough, while an LED notification light lets you know about missed calls or messages, as well as the charging state of the handset.
We've come to one of the best parts about the Oppo Find 5, and it is the 5” 1080x1920 display with integrated touch layer and 441ppi density. In short, the screen is brilliant, with bright colors, wide viewing angles, and more than sufficient performance outside under direct sunlight.
Granted, the difference between an HD and Full HD screen from a normal viewing distance won't elude only the screen purists among us, but the display is excellent not just because of the very high pixel density, but also as an overall package, covering all the rest of the criteria for a great mobile display like brightness, contrast and color gamut.
You'd be hard pressed to notice any icon jaggies, small text looks very distinct, and even fully zoomed in, letters' elements stay crisp and rounded, proving once again that these high-end mobile screens can now beat any other consumer-oriented display out there, be it on your laptop, TV, or desktop monitor.