Apr 29 AT 6:39 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

Oppo Find 5 unboxing


If you are obsessed with unlocked devices and frequent Android updates, then the Oppo Find 5 might be the smartphone of your dreams. This unlocked Android device works on AT&T and T-Mobile, and the manufacturer promises to push out over-the-air updates every two weeks. We just received the new black Oppo Find 5, so we thought we should unbox this interesting device and see how it measures up.

Oppo Digital is primarily known for its upconverting DVD and Blu-ray players, but this Chinese electronics manufacturer has recently been producing some quality Android smartphones. Even though the parent company is based in China, Oppo has regional offices in Mountain View, CA, also known as the location of the Googleplex.

The Oppo Find 5 supports DC-HSPA+ on the 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz bands, so it was designed for the US market and it operates on AT&T and T-Mobile. Unfortunately, 4G LTE is not supported like in the HTC One Developer Edition, but the Oppo Find 5 does feature a lower starting price point.

The Oppo Find 5 currently retails for:

  • $499 for 16GB version
  • $569 for 32GB version

If you need at least 32GB of internal storage, then the unlocked HTC One might be a better deal since it’s priced at $574. We still need to spend some more quality time with the Oppo Find 5, but HTC’s support for LTE networks might give it a narrow victory.

The full specs of the Oppo Find 5 are quite impressive, but it’s the lure of bi-monthly software updates that are the real attraction here. Oppo invites their customers to join the official Oppo Forums to share their suggestions, and then they release over-the-air updates based on that feedback.

Check back in a couple weeks for a full Oppo Find 5 review (after I finish the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 reviews), and check out the quick unboxing below. If you have any questions related to Oppo, just leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Via: Oppo USA

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  • roar_rex

    interesting that your box says it supports those 4 bands. Oppo claims that it has a pentaband supporting tmos 1700mHz frequency. unless you got a different version. Because they do have an international version that supports it O.o

    • Dth Recharge App

      Yes you are absolutely right.

  • CJ

    Why do people keep mentioning the One developer edition supporting LTE? Of course it does, there’s a version for AT&T and T-Mobile with LTE! It has undergone all their testing and certifications. IF There wasn’t a carrier version there wouldn’t be an unlocked LTE version.

  • thel0nerang3r

    I’ve been curious what their phones are like. Waiting to read your review of it.

  • donger

    Never heard of this brand/ company. Phone looks nice, how does it feel?

    • Josh

      I have one, it is definitely the nicest feeling phone I have ever had, especially next to the galaxy or even nexus 4. I get compliments and questions all the time, I highly recommend if you use T-Mobile or at&t otherwise it would be rather obsolete

    • RhynosAndroid

      Yeah, they’re a China based electronics company. Of course I didn’t realize they had an office in the states until this article. I’d be interested to see how long they’ve had it open.

      I first learned about them almost a year ago when I started to research Chinese phones, looking to get one for a test run, see the quality and maybe do a review (maybe even start a collection considering the prices.) Anyway, they are a major player in China, even looked into getting an Oppo 5, but considering the price point, it kind of defeated the purpose. Actually looking at a Zopo zp950+. I know, they name makes it sound like an Oppo knock off, but that’s the beauty of other languages right?

      I know I’ll be checking back here to read Taylor’s review though, it’s hard to find any real reviews on any of the Chinese phones besides forum comments.

  • PacoBell

    I dunno why, but the Find 5′s logo kinda reminded me of Stride Gum


  • xaml

    “(…) the manufacturer promises to push out over-the-air updates every two weeks.”

    I guess they’ll literally push air if there are no updates during that schedule.

  • VS

    Amazon description lists Android 4.1, so I’m confused on the biweekly updates if it’s a version behind. I’ll wait until there are some reviews up to evaluate this brand.

    I’d still like to see a Blu Life device review by A&M in the future =).

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I got the BLU Studio 5.3, but waiting on some of their newer devices to hit.

  • rai

    great smartphone…

  • scubabum

    Good unboxing video. Oppo makes good DVD players which can play Dvix.

    Taylor recorded this unboxing video on a Galaxy S4? Wow, I like the S4 even more. The video quality & the auto-focusing capabilities of the S4 are great.

  • Anjie Cai

    I’m glad other companies are finally stepping up their game. I’m getting scared of this Samsung Apple dominance in the mobile world :/ quite worried about diversity

  • SGB101

    The styling of that phone is fantastic, it looks sort of like it should be a Sony device to me.

    Personally I liked it better than One, and the N4 is looking old before its time, next to them two.

  • hrushikesh

    Hi i am from india and i am using oppo finder
    My oppo finder is not supporting vodafone sim card
    How can i get this solved there are no oppo service centres in india ?

    • RhynosAndroid

      Have you tried they’re website or forums? I would think that would be your best bet. Good luck.

      • RhynosAndroid

        *their… Typing faster than I was thinking…