OPPO Find 5 Mini Review


Presenting ” mini” version from flagship product seems to be a trend among vendors. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC One Mini HTC, LG G Pro Lite as well as rumors of LG G2 Mini and Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

Do not forget, OPPO also presents OPPO Find 5 Mini, an economical version with a number of features to bring experience OPPO Find 5 for middle class users.

OPPO Find 5 Mini Review

Design

137x68x7.75mm | 128gram | full touchscreen | plastic materials | 3.5mm audio port ; volume buttons , ejector pit backcover ; loudspeaker , microUSB port , a mic hole ; button lock / power
OPPO Find 5 Mini Review

Although this phone is supposed to middle segment version of the OPPO Find 5. But OPPO Find 5 Mini design is relatively more elegant than the first generation.

It does look similar, but if you look back side of OPPO Find 5 Mini more flat and makes the thinness of phone body is more exposed.

In addition, this side coated plastic material like glass which adds to premium impression.

Unlike the original OPPO Find 5, this phone back cover can be removed by inserting ejectors are available in the sales package, but this backcover access is not to the battery but for microSD memory card slot and 2 microSIM. Battery protected metal plate with bolt locked.

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touch screen | 16 million colors | 960x540pixels | 4.7 inches | ~ 234ppi pixel density | multi touch

If the previous OPPO Find 5 steal attention with full HD screen resolution, on this phone users should be satisfied with QHD resolution, or only quarter of OPPO Find 5  screen resolution.

Even so, actually sharpness display of OPPO Find 5 Mini screen is not so bad with pixel density is quite high, though still below the standard limit of the retina display ( around 300ppi ).

OPPO Find 5 Mini color screen looks good and consistent ( not be dull ) , although even be viewed from sideways angle.

At the highest brightness level, this smartphone still has clear screen visibility even when used outdoors during the day. 

OPPO Find 5 Mini screen size makes it more comfortable to operate with one hand than the original version .

Operating System and UI

Color OS based on Android OS | v4.2.2 ( Jelly Bean )

Although it took the name of Find 5 but in terms of software this phone is more similar to superior product that is OPPO N1. Where this phone also uses the Color OS is modifications result of Android Jellybean 4.2 .

For those of you who do not read review in the previous edition of OPPO N1, Color OS presents customizable interface seems to look a little different than Android standard.

OPPO Find 5 Mini Review

There are some interesting customization options including homescreen will present atmosphere in accordance with the weather conditions around the user. For example, when it is raining then the screen also looks rain effect. 

Interestingly this effect also affects icons on homscreen. For example, when it snows, the snow will stick to the homescreen icons and the user can clear the icon by shaking the phone.

Special Features

O – Cloud | Gesture & Motion | Guest Mode | Holiday Mode

In addition to the changes in the interface, the OS Color also offers a number of attractive features including several choices of gesture that makes use of the phones are intuitive .

Users can turn on the screen by tapping the screen twice , adjust volume with slide up / down using two fingers on the screen , do a screen capture with swipe vertically using 3 fingers , answering incoming phone calls just to close the phone to your ear and the other gesture options.

There is also a gesture costume features where users can run applications or instruct the phone to perform certain functions simply by drawing symbols on the screen.

Furthermore there are O – Cloud features, backup services for mobile data on cloud-based storage media .

No less interesting is the Guest mode, similar features to LG G2 and Holiday Mode which when activated will make any notification of contacts who are not in the white list will be muted / silent and prevent users from calling or unsolicited communications.

Hardware

Quad -core Processor 1.3GHz Cortex A7 | MediaTek MT6582 chipset | MP2 Mali – 400 GPU @ 500Mhz | 1GB RAM | Internal Storage : 4GB | External : microSD , up to 32GB | Li- Ion 2000mAh

About hardware sector, this phone is certainly inferior when compared to OPPO Find 5 .

Not only speed but also clockspeed processor architecture used. While for the sector ‘s internal storage space, this phone has 4GB that split into 2 parts for phone storage 1.49GB and 0.98GB of systems storage. However, in general the phone offers responsive performance even quite fast.

Connectivity

Dual SIM | 2G : GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz | 3G : WCDMA 2100MHz | GPRS | EDGE | HSPA + | Wi – Fi 802.11 b / g / n , Wi – Fi Direct , DLNA , Wi – Fi hotspot | Bluetooth v2 . 1 | microUSB v2.0

This phone can be said bring hidden dual SIM feature. Why is that ?

The first, because it is usually a dual SIM product has 2 different IMEI number displayed on the carton or printed on a sticker attached around the SIM card slot, but not in the OPPO Find 5 Mini.

Then the second, as well as other Android devices that also supports dual SIM, OPPO Find 5 Mini SIM Manager has the option on the settings menu. But the menu does not appear when users simply embed the SIM card on this device. 

Beyond that, OPPO Find 5 Mini has fairly complete selection for the size of the middle class. 

Camera

8MP | 3264x2448pixels | autofocus | LED flash | geo – tagging | touch focus | face detection | panorama | HDR | Secondary Camera : 2MP | 720p video recorder

Like most middle-class Android products to the current premium, OPPO unite shutter camera and video record button on the same interface so that users do not need to switch between camera mode and a video picture . 

OPPO Find 5 Mini Review

Unfortunately, users can not record video and take pictures at the same time. 

OPPO Find 5 Mini has a choice of 4 shooting modes , namely Normal , HDR ( high dynamic range ) , panoramic and beautify .

Beautify mode is interesting for photo enthusiasts selfie where the object skin will appear smoother .

Additionally, this camera also offers a choice of 6 scene modes, which is auto , sports , night , portrait , sunset , landscape.
Plus :
• 1.3GHz Quadcore
• thin and elegant design
• Color OS attractive
• A number of interesting extra features
• Dual SIM
Minus :
• Internal memory is relatively small
• The camera features minimal

OPPO Find 5 Mini Review Conclusion

Miniature Trend is interesting to the user, especially for middle class who expected best smartphone experience of their favorite vendors at more affordable price.

In the OPPO Find 5 Mini, despite its position as mini version of the OPPO Find 5, but in some sectors of the phone is actually relatively more attractive. Just look the design that relatively more luxurious and software sector offers more attractive and intuitive with a number of gesture features and Color OS interface .

Furthermore, although OPPO Find 5 Mini processor clearly inferior to OPPO Find 5, the performance of the phone is still quite responsive for its class .