Like many recent flagships, the OPPO comes with a 5” 1080p AH-IPS display produced by JDI. It’s pretty similar to the one you can find in the Droid DNA and other phones with this screen dimension and resolution, except for the Galaxy S4, which of course uses Samsung’s own 1080p SAMOLED panel. All of these displays share the 443 PPI pixel density, which is incredibly high, especially in the displays that have a full RGB stripe subpixel matrix. It’s hard to ask for anything more than this in a display, and the differences in sharpness and density in this panel versus the HTC One’s 468 PPI display (1080p on a slightly smaller 4.7” panel) are almost academic. We’re well beyond the point where one can see individual pixels with the naked eye, as on even most 720p displays were (notable exception: Galaxy S3).

The touch controller is provided by Synaptics, with the Find 5 utilizing the same ClearPad Series 3 S3202 as the HTC One and One X, with 10 points of multitouch detection. Even without in-cell touch, there’s not much of a perceptible gap between the LCD and the glass, and the display does quite well outdoors (as there isn’t much reflectiveness added due to air gap). 

Brightness (White)

Brightness (Black)

Contrast Ratio

The display is really bright, one of the brightest Android devices we’ve ever tested. Contrast ratio, at just over 1000:1, is very good, but nothing special and well short of the HTC One’s 1750:1 contrast panel. The colour temperature of 6432K is very close to the 6500K we consider to be neutral, and the panel calibration overall seems to be decent though not as good as we’ve come to expect from manufacturers like Apple or HTC. 

I think 4.7” is the sweet spot for display size, something that was reached with the last generation of handsets. There’s not really any benefit to going with a 5” panel over a 4.7” panel beyond just having a bigger number - it’s not like jumping to a Galaxy Note-sized 5.5” or larger display, where the device ends up being more of a phablet than a handset, but it does add just enough bulk to be on the cumbersome side. 

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  • VivekGowri - Friday, May 31, 2013 - link

    Yeah okay, that was supposed to be polycarbonate, my apologies. It got missed among the other eight thousand words, Klug read over it twice before it posted too so we had enough internal editing, this just slipped through.
  • Sertis - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - link

    The button layout isn't too bad, having the power on the left side makes it less likely you'll turn off the device if you suddenly grip it tightly (if you're right handed, you'll apply much more pressure with your thumb than the other 4 fingers on the opposite side). Still, i'd rather have the button on the top. My (more agile) thumb can more easily pick and choose closely spaced buttons than my fingers so having buttons that won't "punish be by turning off the device if I hit the wrong one" on the right side is okay with me.
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - link

    Wow, that's a lot of annoying software bugs. The cheap Chinese phone my wife has looks pretty good compared to that. Granted, it has and old dual core A9 SoC and only 720p (basically an SGS3 rip off), but it cost 165€. The Oppo Find 5 is currently listed for 466€ here (1 listing only). Not a good deal. If I don't want to deal with importing a cell phone (which one has to do to get the good deals on the Chinese stuff), I'd rather take an SGS3 for 330€ or spend up on the SGS4 for 550€ (HTC One is listed at 590€).
  • Death666Angel - Friday, May 31, 2013 - link

    Quote: "This is obviously less of a factor in Europe and Asia, where the prices are more equivalent"
    I can get the Nexus 4 for 299/349€ in the play store (+9€ shipping) here in Germany. That's about as pricey as the US variant, is it not (including the VAT thing)? :)
  • BeauCharles - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - link

    Wow, strange that Oppo would get into this market. I own an Oppo DVD player and still use it regularly in this Blu-Ray era. Shame the phone doesn't live up the same level of performance (right now anyway) its DVD/Blu-Ray players do. Oppo is very good about firmware support with those and customer service in general - hopefully that'll be the case with the phones
  • mars2k - Friday, May 31, 2013 - link

    Oppo may be unheard of in the phone sector but they have unheard of status in the home theater segment. They have completely re-written the book first with DVD playback and then with a series of giant killer BlueRay players. One player after another they have blown the competition out of the water in price/performance. They now make a universal player, BDP-105 whose performance cannot be beat without going into the stratosphere on cost. So much so that spending more is essentially pointless.
    If they pursue the phone market the way they went after DVD and BlueRay playback we will all soon be using Oppo phones.
  • Death666Angel - Friday, May 31, 2013 - link

    The Oppo BDP-105 is going for 1340€ here in Germany. Isn't that stratosphere cost already? :P Seems like it integrates A/V receiver stuff as well. I don't like that. More hassle to upgrade. Oh well.
  • tom5 - Saturday, June 8, 2013 - link

    They recently started shipping this in Europe, unfortunately it doesnt support UMTS 900 MHz band that is widely used in Europe.

    But the biggest show stopper for me is the battery life - today this is the biggest problem in phones so the manufacturers must do everything to make battery life longer. This is where you experience matters, Oppo don't have this experience so we see the results: a phone that won't last you a day.
  • aranyak - Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - link

    Oppo Find 5 is definitely one of the greatest creations of the company, however, Oppo recently made a announcement about Oppo Find 9 which i heard in .. well the phone is believed to be the flagship phone of the company in 2016 with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage, that is something else man, really can't wait for it

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