OPPO Find 5 Reviewby Vivek Gowri on May 29, 2013 6:55 AM EST
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- OPPO Find 5
As mentioned previously, the sensor is capable of recording HDR video at 1080p. The HDR mode records video at 23.976 fps, with a bitrate of 10.8 Mbps H.264 base profile with one reference frame. A minute of 1080p24 HDR video takes up 78.4 MB of space. The standard, non-HDR setting records at 30fps and a 12.0 Mbps bitrate (also H.264 base), requiring 87.5 MB of storage per minute of video. In both cases, audio is recorded in 96 Kbps stereo.
Honestly, HDR makes a noticeable difference when taking video - you can look at the two video captures, taken back to back at the same intersection, to see how the narrow dynamic range of the sensor really affects the video quality of the non-HDR video sample. The first sample is with HDR.
The second sample, taken in the default non-HDR mode, is basically fully saturated, and you can see the brightness of the entire scene change depending on the colour of the cars passing by - for example, when a white car passes by, the car is very overexposed at first, then the entire picture darkens to account for the brightness of the car, and then lightens again when the car passes through the field of view. It’s makes for a very uneven-feeling video as a result, one that is quite sensitive to both the subject as well as any movement.
I honestly think that HDR should be the default video mode, the increase in video quality is easy to perceive even without detailed comparison. It’s a little bit unfortunate that HDR video recording is limited to 1080p24, since that framerate difference is one of the few downsides to always shooting in HDR (it’s also not the best for capturing fast movements, due to some artifacting in such situations.)
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Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkI agree with you on the button layout. Power button on the side design might be okay if you're right-handed as your thumb can easily reach the button but I can say from experience that it's awful if you're left-handed (like me). Given the size of the current phones, it's very, very hard to securely reach the power button with your left index finger - but I'd have no problems if the button was placed on the top of the device.
That said, I know left-handed people are the minority and most designs ignore us, but I'm pretty sure there are scenarios when right-handed people use their phone with their left hand. Or at least I use my Nexus 4 with my right hand by time to time (e.g. while driving).
kondamin - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkPowerbutton on the top of the device or the bottom is the way to do it. I'm constanly chaning the volume when I turn my s3 off because of that moronic idea of putting them on oposing sides.
And you are spot on that these devices aren't friendly for left handed people, the biggest sinner in my book is nokia their lumia buttons are all on the same (and wrong) side.
JPForums - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkI'm mostly ambidextrous, but I'm always using my Lumia 920 with my left hand. I have no trouble using it with my right either (just switch to operating the buttons with my thumb), but I find more often than not, I pick it up and operate it with my left hand. On that note, I suspect I'd get used to the OPPO button placement fairly quickly as well (even if it isn't ideal). I'm guessing you don't much care for operating your phone buttons with your fingers. I do agree with you that putting the power and volume rocker on opposite sides is a generically bad idea, though.
mr_tawan - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkI'm kinda like the Galaxy Nexus's button layout. In the other hand, button layout on the Nexus 7 sucks. I constantly press volume button instead of power button.
I think the power button on the top is good for smaller phone. For a larger phone (>4.6"), it's should be on either left or right side, and on the opposite side of volume buttons). It's too far to reach the top.
WhiteAdam - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkLove my job, since I've been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online. (Home more information)
nancy919 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkit's realy the easiest work Ive had.
mwarner1 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkI actually prefer having buttons on the side of modern, large screened phones. The idea of having the power button on top is fine for a device the size of an iPhone, but when you are taking about devices with 5+ inch displays, it is rather awkward to reach all the way to the top of the device to press the power button.
Zandros - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkAs a right-handed person, I'm usually holding my phone with my left hand so my dominant hand is free to do other things (which occasionally consists of stabbing at the screen).
Maybe I'm missing something, though, but isn't having the power button on the left site (as in this case) advantageous for thumb use if you're using it with your left hand?
Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkOh, you're right - the power button is on the left side in the OPPO. I just looked at the "Finger Friendly Design" picture and thought that it's on the right side like in my Nexus, haha. At least for me, it would advantageous to have the power button on the left instead.
Basically, with the OPPO all the right-handed people go through the same pain as I go through with the Nexus 4.
VivekGowri - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - linkYeah the OPPO power button is a nightmare. I am not impressed by their so-called finger friendly design.