Thursday, April 11, 2013

Technology : Oppo Find 5 review: Oppo-lent screen & The Next Generation ? Maybe !

Oppo is perhaps better known for its Blu-Ray players, but if the Find 5 fails to place it on the map as a phone maker, we don't know what will. The 5" 1080p screen will sure have plenty of eyeballs on it and its 441ppi density will certainly impress most, but the Find 5 has flagship specs almost all the way through - and we mean 2013 flagships.

Oppo Find 5 official images
The Oppo Find 5 is one of a series of Android phones we'll see this year to pack a 5" screen of 1080p resolution. Just like them, it has a powerful quad-core processor and a robust GPU - and neither is this a whim but a necessity (every frame on the screen has more than double the number of pixels of a 720p screen).
Oppo has taken a page from the Sony playbook and equipped the Find 5 with a 13MP camera capable of HDR video. The camera also jumps on the HFR bandwagon with a 120fps mode (though only at VGA resolution).
The Find 5 is certainly an ambitious project and on paper it's pretty well executed - there's skill and character aplenty, though not without a few issues.

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with HSPA
  • 5" 16M-color 1080p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 441ppi pixel density
  • Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean with custom UI
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset
  • 13 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, HDR
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound; 120fps HFR mode
  • 1.9 MP front-facing camera, 720p video recording
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV out
  • 16/32GB of built-in storage
  • MHL-enabled microUSB port
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • NFC; two NFC stickers in the box
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack; Dolby Mobile sound enhancement
  • Voice dialing
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 2,500mAh battery

Main disadvantage

  • Dead pixels on some early units
  • No LTE
  • No microSD card slot
  • Non user-replaceable battery
  • 13MP camera hardly any better than competitors' 8MP units
The missing LTE is not quite the deal-breaker just yet, but it's a part of the future-proofing of a 2013 flagship. Non-expandable storage is another issue for a phone boasting a massive Full-HD screen and Dolby Mobile. If you get the 16GB version, you risk running short and quite quickly at that.
On the up side, Oppo has done a very good job of the design - the Find 5 looks like it belongs to the Xperia NXT line (we mean that in a good way) and the steel frame gives the phone a sturdy feel. It is fairly thin at 8.9mm and the curved back makes it feel thinner still. It's got proper battery backup too - 2,500mAh is more than what many direct rivals typically have.
It may have come out of left field, but the Oppo Find 5 looks quite the player. Head over to the next page where the new signing is in for a physical.
The Next Generation :

Oppo working on a quad-core smartphone with 6.1mm profile

The Chinese manufacturer Oppo had created a buzz among the tech enthusiast with its Find 5 smartphone, which was the slimmest FullHD flagship when it was announced. As we found later it was also able to stand its ground quite successfully against the established players in the smartphone game.
It looks like Oppo is going continue its trend of build slimmer devices as the company is rumored to be working on a quad-core smartphone, which is only 6.13mm thick.
Information about the specifications of the Oppo R809T is scarce at the moment, but the smartphone is rumored to sport a 4.5-inch 720p display and is expected to feature a quad-core Mediatek MT6589 processor along with 1 GB of RAM.
The Oppo R809T is rumored to be announced on April 26 and the device is said to carry a price tag of 2500 yuan (about $400) for the unlocked version.


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    as a first time visitor to your blog I am very impressed.
    thank you :)