Oppo Find 5 brings its 1080p display to the US for 499

first_imgThe Oppo Find 5 won’t be the first smartphone to land on American shores with a 5-inch, 1080p display, but it will be the most competitively priced. The Find 5, which compares favorably to the HTC Droid DNA, will sell for $499 unlocked. That’s a full $100 cheaper than the Verizon-locked Droid.Oppo utilizes the very same 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor as HTC, the same 2GB of RAM, and the same 16GB of internal storage. The Find 5 offers 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity. It sports all the requisite sensors, too: accelerometer, g-sensor, compass, GPS, gyroscope, proximity, and ambient light. One big advantage of the Oppo Find 5 is that it’s got a monstrous 2500mAh battery. That’s 25% larger than the one in the Droid DNA, and it will provide plenty of runtime between charges. One reason for that endurance might be a turn off for geekier types.Perhaps the biggest downside for demanding mobile users is that the Find 5 doesn’t support LTE. If you’re content with HSPA+42 speeds, the Find 5 looks like it’ll be a solid choice for your next massive Android phone. That is unless you’re also ok with a screen that’s just .3 inches smaller, in which case you can save yourself another $140 and buy a Nexus 4 instead — but you’ll also be giving up full HD resolution and 400mAh of additional power if you opt against the Oppo Find 5.The Find 5 will be officially unveiled next week in Beijing, and the company says the unlocked phone will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, and SimpleMobile.More at Engadget and Oppo USAlast_img read more