Oppo launches the Find 5 in Europe
With a low price-tag and high-end hardware, the Oppo Find 5 has managed to make a name for itself as an affordable premium smartphone. The handset, which runs runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is available in a number of major markets including the US but, until today, eluded the old continent.
On Monday, little over five months after its unveiling, the Find 5 is finally available in Europe. The Chinese maker sells the smartphone for EUR 399 in the 16 GB storage trim and EUR 429 for the 32 GB version. Available color choices include Midnight and White (the more expensive model can only be purchased in the former shade). Let's take a look at the specs.
The Find 5 packs a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 and a 441 ppi (pixels per inch) density. The smartphone ships with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (similar to the LG Optimus G and HTC DROID DNA), an Adreno 320 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), 2 GB of RAM and a 2,500 mAh battery.
The Find 5 also features a 13 MP back-facing camera and a 1.9 MP shooter on the front. Other specifications include: HSPA+ cellular connectivity; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth; NFC (Near Field Communication); GPS; DLNA and the usual array of sensors. The package also contains two NFC tags.
The attractive price may steer some buyers towards the Find 5, however those looking for the best hardware currently available may want to look elsewhere. Smartphones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, albeit more costly, pack newer and faster chipsets and, more importantly, are available in most carrier stores across Europe.