Oppo 5 Review

The Chinese electronic giant OPPO has recently launched the Find 5 Mini at a healthy price point .The new phone comes in the packaging reminiscent of Oppo with a clear white box and the brand name on top. The phone is accessorized with a headset and a charger.

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Design and Hardware: The Find 5 Mini has a stunning design and superior build quality. The phone is light and fits beautifully in your hand, thanks to the 4.7-inch display. While the screen is qHD with its resolution similar to the likes of the HTC Desire 601, the Galaxy S4 mini and the Sony Xperia M2, it is still noticeably sharp with good colour representation delivering vivid and punchy colours. The buttons have been nicely placed and are easy to reach. The device has a removable back which when opened reveals the 2 sim cards slots (GSM + GSM), 1 SD card slot and the battery which though, is not removable.

Performance: The find 5 mini manages to handle most apps quite well. The 1.4 GHz quad core processor along with the 1 GB ram makes the phone good enough for day to day use. Inbuilt memory is only 4GB which is a concern as you can’t install many apps. The SD card slot is expandable up to 32GB. Most of the games work smoothly and without any problem. The audio performance is loud and clear. Calling is crisp and clear largely due to the voice cancellation which is an added plus point.

Battery: The battery is of a good quality with a 2000 Mah capacity that should safely last you over a day with heavy usage.

Camera: It has an 8 MP camera with a single LED flash, a quick launch time and an instant shutter response. It also records videos in 1080p which are crisp and smooth. The camera app is simplistic and easy to use. The 2 MP front facing camera helps in taking some good selfies. There is also a good camera widget that allows instant access to the camera from the home screen and also displays previous shots below the latest pic.

OS: Color OS runs pretty smoothly and we haven’t faced any issues with it yet. It slows down only just a bit when multitasking between heavy apps but for the most part, it’s a pleasant experience. There is an inbuilt market for numerous themes that support the Color OS which you can choose from and apply instantaneously. The home screen is highly customizable with many widgets to choose from. Overall the OS has a completely different feel and enjoyable to use.

A good package with clean design and looks, satisfactory performance and a good battery life at the price point of fewer than 15000. Not to miss out on a good camera and the new Color OS experience, all in all making it a good handset at a comfortable price point.

Picture courtesy- todroid.com


by techtalks @TechTalks March 4, 2015 1:01 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi