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Oppo Find 5 Review

Interface and functionality:

The Find 5 is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (an upgrade to 4.2 promised soon after launch), and the Oppo UI paint job on top.

Oppo's own interface is quite eye-friendly, with large, easy to press icons, and balloonish, transparent Time/Date, Contacts, Music and Calendar widgets, which still manage to stay aesthetically pleasing. The lockscreen displays notifications for missed calls or new messages, and lets you control the music player directly from it. We get a standard main menu with large icons, situated in a grid, and the dialpad, as well as the contacts scroll also sport large, thumb-friendly buttons and entries. We appreciate the small efforts, like putting the connectivity switches in the notification bar in a swipeable row for easy access, as well as the larger push for differentiation like the Settings app.

Multitasking is taken care of with snapshots of currently running apps appearing like cards at the bottom of the screen, which can be swiped up to close, or shut all at once with the handy sweep button underneath, where a bar shows you exactly how much of the available memory all are occupying at the moment.

Oppo has categorized all the numerous settings in four screens you can move sideways between – General, Sound, Display and Personal – instead of slapping everything in an endless scroll list. It takes some getting used to, but Oppo has marked all entries with large, well-drawn icons for easier recognition, and once you get the gist of it, finding what you need in the Settings app becomes a breeze.

A couple of gestures are thrown in, too, like tapping at the top of the phone to go to the beginning of a long list or a website, and asking the phone to automatically pick up an incoming call when you place it next to your ear. We also get a few preinstalled apps to make life easier, like a file browser, flashlight, compass, Adobe Flash installer and system updater.

Processor and memory:

The 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro seems to be the law of the land for these 5” Full HD handsets recently, and the Oppo Find 5 is no exception. It is fast, the UI moves smoothly, and, coupled with Jelly Bean's Project Butter, never feels laggy or underpowered in both the interface or any apps thrown at the phone.

RAM amount is the trendy 2 GB, and there are 16 GB of internal memory that come with the handset, of which about two are available for app installation, and 11 GB are free for your videos, music and other personal files.

Quadrant StandardAnTuTuNenaMark 2
Oppo Find 5 7357-54,4
HTC DROID DNA78881391759,1
Samsung Galaxy S III 53351201658,6

The biggest drawback is the lack of a memory expansion slot, which is a shame with such a pretty screen and powerful camera, both of which presuppose a lot of high-def video capture and playback. There is, however, a 32 GB version listed for $70 more at the Oppo USA website, so that drawback can be easily taken care of.

Internet and connectivity:

Oppo Find 5 uses Chrome as the default browser, and it is a joy to explore websites on the large 5” screen with the amazing 441ppi pixel density. The handset doesn't stutter for a bit rendering complex pages, and you get to see small text as distinct as it comes on a phone. Naturally, there is no Adobe Flash support, so you'd have to resort to some 3rd party software and sideloading if you need it.

We get a rich set of wireless connectivity options on the Find 5 – a 42 Mbps HSPA+ radio comes standard with pentaband support in the international version, including T-Mobile's 1700 MHz band. There are also Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, DLNA, FM and NFC radios, while wired connectivity is taken care of by the MHL port at the bottom of the handset.

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