Companies such as Samsung, HTC and Motorola grab most of the plaudits in the Android market, but every now and again you find a diamond in the rough that carries the kind of potential—at least on paper—to make a name for itself. With Oppo’s Find 5, the company has a phablet device clearly aspiring to hang with the Notes and Optimus G Pros of the world. But, as we know, raw potential doesn’t always equal success.
The Find 5 is tall and skinny, measuring in with a height of 5.58-inches and depth of .35-inches. The screen itself is a 5-inch Full HD IPS display (441 ppi), and our initial impressions are that it looks gorgeous. On the inside, the device runs Android 4.1.1, 2GB of RAM, 1.5GHz Quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, 2150 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0 and options for 16GB and 32GB of internal storage. It being a flagship phablet, specs like this are expected.
The device feels really good in the hand, and Oppo has made some interesting Android tweaks. It might not outshine the Note II, or an Optimus G Pro, but it’s an impressive device in its own right. It surprised us with its quality. For a quick tour of the device’s hardware, check out the video for a full unboxing.