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Video and Gallery: OPPO Find 5 Smartphone

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The OPPO Find 5 is an unlocked Android phone manufactured in China that has been out for months already, but over the last few weeks we have received enough requests from readers asking that we take a look at it, that we’ve decided to comply. The device has a pretty impressive list of specifications, highlighted by a 5″ 1080p display, 13MP back-facing camera, 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and Android 4.1.1. It supports both AT&T and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ connectivity, so it certainly is an option for anyone who likes the idea of importing a device to the States. 

The device may be labeled as “old news” by now, but it is nice to see what smaller manufacturers are doing in attempting to keep up with the bigger players like HTC, Samsung and Motorola.

Below we have a brief hands-on video (my full unboxing was ruined by constant lawnmowers), as well as a gallery for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below.

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Hands-on Video:

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  • paul_cus

    My next phone.

  • neo1738

    Definitely a great looking device. Wish Moto X phone would look something as nice as that. *crosses fingers*

  • Hatyrei

    Guys…can u suggest an safe online retailer/store that has vast array of international unlocked phones? I was kinda hoping to buy the LG Vu2 :P( i know it’s kinda ugly but i kinda like it.) lol.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      I have used Swappa before, which I found quite nice. They have a good selection of pre-used devices from all over the place. Beyond that, we use Negri Electronics to buy unlocked phone most of the time.

  • KOBALT

    That’s what I meant..

    actually.

  • T_Dizzle

    Looks nice. I would like root capability though.

  • Alexander Garcia

    MKBHD has a really good video review of this phone on his YouTube channel. You guys should check it out. It’s quite impressive. =)

  • kane

    Never heard of this phone but the OPPO brand is usually extremely expensive but worth the money

    • Josh

      Opposed to other smart phones with similar specs this is very fairly priced at $500 USD unlocked, in my opinion anyways.

  • http://twitter.com/Trooper311 Trooper

    Good looking phone. Can you share that wall Tim? Thanks.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      If I can pull it from the system’s software, I will do that for ya.

      • http://twitter.com/Trooper311 Trooper

        Thanks man I appreciate it. Cheers.

  • Damian

    Reminds me of the good Marcus Brownlee.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Some sort of estimate of US cost, or importer link?

    • New_Guy

      You can buy it from Amazon for $499.

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        That hardly seems like a competitive price…

        • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

          $100 cheaper than most and it seems to be an amazing phone with great specs.

        • New_Guy

          Really? Hmmm…I’m not so sure that’s accurate. Let’s see, we have a 1.5GHz quad-core S4 Pro, 2,500 mAh battery, NFC, Jelly Bean, and a 13mp camera, all crammed into a thin profile nestled behind a 5″ 1080×1920 full HD 441ppi screen. And it runs on AT&T/T-Mobile 4g HSPA+ (42mbs) bands.

          I’m just saying, I’d buy this for $499 if I were in the market for a new phone at a full price less than the common $650 – 700.

          • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

            Sorry, but a $100 discount (from comparable hardware) is not enough in my mind to trust an unknown OEM froma different country that does not even operate here… That is a lot of cash to bet on an unestablished business practice. Spending that kind of money on something like this, regardless of specs on paper, seems pretty foolhardy to me.

          • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

            Read all the reviews.

          • New_Guy

            That’s kind of why you buy it from Amazon. They always back up their products that they fulfill.

  • enigmaco

    The new saying in wireless go big or go home

  • T4rd

    Project Firefly on this phone looks friggin badass.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZoh_QKnGbc

    I want that record/music widget!

  • Tirionfive

    Those damn lawnmowers……

  • jamie stevens

    how is the over all build quality? is it cheap Chinese build?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      No, it’s pretty great so far.

    • EC8CH

      Pretty sure all phones are built in China, even the really nice ones.

      • Fattie McDoogles

        Just about EVERYTHING is made in China.

    • Dillon Brown

      It has a steel chassis, I’d say its pretty solid build quality although I’ve never held it.

    • oppoinfo

      The Oppo Blu Ray players are considered some of the best in the market. They are also the most affordable universal players (DVD-A, SACD, DVD, Blu-Ray). I know this doesn’t answer your question, but based on my experience with their BDPs, I would be shocked if they released a low quality anything.

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    what the hell? photos of a device outside is kind of rediculous. It’s like a poor man’s Verge, minus depth of field and quality.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Hahaha poor lighting inside, so I felt like catching some sun rays! Be jelly!

    • New_Guy

      I actually liked it. Kind of refreshing.

  • JDub

    Price and root-ability are my only two questions.

  • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

    It’s a beautiful phone.

    • New_Guy

      It really is. i feel like if the HTC One looked more like this, I’d be all over it.

    • napes22

      Oppo makes incredible DVD/Blueray players. They tend to be pretty pricy, but worth it.

      • Raven

        I was going to pop in and say that. They tend to have a bit of a cult following because of their region free hackability and higher end scalers.

  • MichaelFranz

    very MIUI-ish

    • New_Guy

      Home replacement and you’re fine. Otherwise, this looks pretty stellar.