Oppo Find 5 officially the world's first 1080p smartphone

Oppo Find 5 officially the world's first 1080p smartphoneWe covered it earlier in the month in talking about its stupidly high 441ppi pixel density.

But now the Oppo Find 5 is gaining wider recognition for finally delivering the promised land of a full HD 1080p display to the smartphone market for the first time.

This just six months after I dismissed talk of the Samsung Galaxy S III featuring the same simply because the market just wasn't there yet. Shows how quickly things can change.

Just to revisit Lewis' original piece on the subject, the Find 5 is Chinese brand Oppo's second mention in these pages in recent months after the similarly named Finder's claim to fame – still unconquered, as far as we know (and Tim Cook doesn't) – as the world's slimmest smartphone at 6.65mm thick.

Given the vagaries of translations it seems the Find 5 is the same or a similar device, so named for its 5in display, which really makes it one of those “phablet” type devices and barely worthy of the smartphone label at all.

But smartphone it is – technically – and that oversize panel does indeed squeeze in 1920 x 1080 pixels, dwarfing the “class-leading” pixel density counts of the iPhone 5 (326ppi), Nokia Lumia 920 (332ppi) and Sony Xperia S (342ppi).

The rest of the spec is pretty smart too, and includes a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 12-megapixel camera.

No chance of the Find 5 finding its way to these shores (though if Oppo keeps hitting the radars of the international tech press surely the company should start thinking bigger than just its local market), but considering we're already hearing talk of the next-genSamsung Galaxy S IV, maybe this time around Samsung will make the 1080p grade on its flagship Android smartphone?

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:36

so named for its 5in display, which really makes it one of those “phablet” type devices and barely worthy of the smartphone label at all.
I see where you're coming from, but it's only got a 0.2" bigger screen (and a lot less bezel) than the SGS3, which is definitely a smartphone.

Opheliac  Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:40

Given the vagaries of translations it seems the Find 5 is the same or a similar device, so named for its 5in display, which really makes it one of those “phablet” type devices and barely worthy of the smartphone label at all.

Oh man. Jealous much? What a moronic statement to make.

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:55

Yeah he's seething with jealousy clearly. What a moronic statement to make.
Presume it's lcd screen so not something that would make it to s4.
On that s4 rumour there's lots saying that talk of s4 is a spoiling tactic by Samsung over i5 launch, seems that it would harm s3 sales much more....

JayDubya  Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:59

Given the vagaries of translations it seems the Find 5 is the same or a similar device, so named for its 5in display, which really makes it one of those “phablet” type devices and barely worthy of the smartphone label at all.

Oh man. Jealous much? What a moronic statement to make.


I too read this bit and thought "WTF? Of course it's a smartphone. An Apple fanboy?"

Opheliac  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:08

Obviously one cannot rely on reasonable unbiased opinions from this blog.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:14

Children, stop bickering.

Opheliac, an opinion is subjective, therefore has no need to be unbiased. People have views on things, those views differ from person to person.

JayDubya  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:17

Children, stop bickering.

Opheliac, an opinion is subjective, therefore has no need to be unbiased. People have views on things, those views differ from person to person.


No one bickering here - all in agreement I think!

Surely it is not an "opinion" whether this is a smartphone or not? It is a smartphone. Fact.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:19

Children, stop bickering.

Opheliac, an opinion is subjective, therefore has no need to be unbiased. People have views on things, those views differ from person to person.


No one bickering here - all in agreement I think!

Surely it is not an "opinion" whether this is a smartphone or not? It is a smartphone. Fact.

The line between "phablet" and smartphone is an opinion (since it depends entirely on personal preference and the size of your hands).

I was questioning the concept of an objective opinion and the idea the people should have one.

stub20000  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:22

wonder if apple are on the case :p. looks good though and i like the specs. not sure if im fussed about all this ppi nonsense

Opheliac  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:30

@ matt101101

Give it what trendy nickname you want, it is still a smartphone. Don't think the concept of objectivity should be any concern to this discussion. Fact is, this is not an unbiased article.

Also Is this the same guy who just purchased an Iphone 5??

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:32

wonder if apple are on the case :p. looks good though and i like the specs. not sure if im fussed about all this ppi nonsense
Apple can't do sh*t, the'd never win a case in China against a Chinese company.

Have a look at the "GooPhone i5" it's design is patented in China (another company might have an issue with that when they try and launch their phone).

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:32

Also Is this the same guy who just purchased an Iphone 5??


No it isn't. That's Lewis

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:33

@ matt101101

Give it what trendy nickname you want, it is still a smartphone. Don't think the concept of objectivity should be any concern to this discussion. Fact is, this is not an unbiased article.

Also Is this the same guy who just purchased an Iphone 5??

No, that was out dearest Lewis who blew £700 on a phone :p...

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:34

wonder if apple are on the case :p. looks good though and i like the specs. not sure if im fussed about all this ppi nonsense
Apple can't do sh*t, the'd never win a case in China against a Chinese company.

Have a look at the "GooPhone i5" it's design is patented in China (another company might have an issue with that when they try and launch their phone).


I'd not even seen a similarity with iphone, could be one reason they won't bring it out of china though I guess.

jaybear88  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:37

Opheliac; Even if it was, owning an iPhone does not automatically mean that you despise all other "inferior" products. Although I did find the " barely worthy of the smartphone label at all" strange, sounds like a badge of honour that is to be stripped from all larger phones :S

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:37

wonder if apple are on the case :p. looks good though and i like the specs. not sure if im fussed about all this ppi nonsense
Apple can't do sh*t, the'd never win a case in China against a Chinese company.

Have a look at the "GooPhone i5" it's design is patented in China (another company might have an issue with that when they try and launch their phone).


I'd not even seen a similarity with iphone, could be one reason they won't bring it out of china though I guess.

I don't care if it's never released to the rest of the world, I just can't wait to see Apple try and worm their way out of a huge fine (them claiming they don't look similar, after claiming the Epic Touch 4G look too much like an iPhone, will be hilarious).

Opheliac  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:42

Opheliac; Even if it was, owning an iPhone does not automatically mean that you despise all other "inferior" products. Although I did find the " barely worthy of the smartphone label at all" strange, sounds like a badge of honour that is to be stripped from all larger phones :S

That's true. Although majority of Apple's fanbase online, are keyboard warriors and DO generally see all other phones inferior.

A very prejudice article indeed.

stub20000  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:43

wonder if apple are on the case :p. looks good though and i like the specs. not sure if im fussed about all this ppi nonsense
Apple can't do sh*t, the'd never win a case in China against a Chinese company.

Have a look at the "GooPhone i5" it's design is patented in China (another company might have an issue with that when they try and launch their phone).


I'd not even seen a similarity with iphone, could be one reason they won't bring it out of china though I guess.


its a phone with a screen, thats enough for apple to sue, keep up man, lol

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:44

wonder if apple are on the case :p. looks good though and i like the specs. not sure if im fussed about all this ppi nonsense
Apple can't do sh*t, the'd never win a case in China against a Chinese company.

Have a look at the "GooPhone i5" it's design is patented in China (another company might have an issue with that when they try and launch their phone).


I'd not even seen a similarity with iphone, could be one reason they won't bring it out of china though I guess.

I don't care if it's never released to the rest of the world, I just can't wait to see Apple try and worm their way out of a huge fine (them claiming they don't look similar, after claiming the Epic Touch 4G look too much like an iPhone, will be hilarious).


Nah similar lack of interest in seeing the goophone, the one in article I would like to see though, curious to see if it actually looks any better than 720p, not expecting it to really.

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:45

objectivity should be any concern to this discussion. Fact is, this is not an unbiased article.

Also Is this the same guy who just purchased an Iphone 5??

No, that was out dearest Lewis who blew £700 on a phone :p...


I didn't know he was out

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:45

Obviously one cannot rely on reasonable unbiased opinions from this blog.
Then please leave now.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:46

Children, stop bickering.

Opheliac, an opinion is subjective, therefore has no need to be unbiased. People have views on things, those views differ from person to person.


No one bickering here - all in agreement I think!

Surely it is not an "opinion" whether this is a smartphone or not? It is a smartphone. Fact.
Yes, and a 'phablet' is a smartphone, too. What is the matter with you?

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:47

A very prejudice article indeed.

Sheesh, damn him for being prejudiced against a phone none of us will ever see..

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:47

@ matt101101

Give it what trendy nickname you want, it is still a smartphone. Don't think the concept of objectivity should be any concern to this discussion. Fact is, this is not an unbiased article.

Also Is this the same guy who just purchased an Iphone 5??
Opheliac, I will ban you if you post one more idiotic comment. You can present strong opinion, but there is not reason to offend anyone, just because s/he disagrees with you.

Stelph  Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:49

Quite a few touchy people commenting here, the original post is correct in opening the argument over screen size for smartphones, is 5" "really" a smartphone? The first 5" device to arrive was the Dell streak 5 and that was strongly marketed by Dell as a tablet so you could argue 5" has already been marked as tablet territory

http://www.gsmarena.com/dell_streak-3353.php

Personally I think there should be 3 groups depending on size
0" - 4.5" - Smartphone
4.5 - 6.9" Phablet
7"+ - Tablet

Would clear things up, persoanlly I think the S3 is too largewhere as the S2 was just on the limit of acceptability

EDIT: Obviously my comment about touchy people didnt include Jan. Just wanted to clarify that since he's (justifiably due to some comments) getting twitchy with than Banhammer

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