New Oppo Find 5 smartphone offers top-of-the-range specs, at a mid-range price

Oppo Find 5You’ve heard of the Galaxy S4, right? Of course, but the Oppo name could be a new one, and we’re not surprised if it is, as the brand isn’t known in the UK for its smartphones. In China it’s a different story, as Oppo has produced some interesting phones in the past, including a once holder of the world’s thinnest phone crown, the 6.65mm thick Finder.

Oppo hasn’t released its phones in Europe before though, however that has all changed with its latest model, the Find 5. This is great news for bargain hunters, as the Find 5 has a very impressive specification, with a price tag which won’t break the bank.

So, here’s what the Find 5 is all about. The screen measures 5-inches and it has a 1080p resolution, just like several of this year’s top-of-the-range phones, such as the HTC One, the Xperia Z and the Galaxy S4. The processor is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, and there is a 13 megapixel camera on the rear of the phone. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but Oppo is happy for you to install a custom Android ROM, and even promotes them on its website.

The spec continues with NFC, a video call camera, NFC, 16GB of memory, a microSD card slot, and 3G HSPA+ connectivity. The price for all this is 400 euros, which at today’s exchange rate is about £340, or £160 less than a SIM-free Galaxy S4. We don’t think that’s a bad deal, and the Find 5’s great design makes it a very tempting proposition, almost regardless of whether you can afford an S4 in the first place.

Check out Oppo’s official European store here, where the phone is on sale now with free delivery.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars