Oppo Find 5 review: Oppo-lent screen

GSMArena team, 6 February 2013.

Display

Oppo is using a 5" IPS LCD screen for the Find 5, protected by Gorilla Glass 2. The defining feature is the 441ppi pixel density, which is the highest we've seen on a mobile device yet (by some distance too). To achieve this density, the screen has 1080p resolution - 1920 x 1080. Yes that's the same number of pixels most HDTVs have, except this time they fit on a surface about 100 times smaller in size.

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Oppo Find 5 has a 5" 1080p screen with 441ppi pixel density

The image on the screen appears very close to the glass, which always looks good and combined with the very high pixel density it gives the impression of high-quality print rather than a screen. Individual pixels meld together and even very tiny text remains smooth. Here's what the screen looks like under a microscope (just about the only way to see pixels).

Oppo Find 5

The difference between the 441ppi screen and a 300+ ppi screens can be seen, though it's not nearly as big as when phones broke the 300ppi barrier.

The IPS tech does its intended job well and gives the screen excellent viewing angles - there's color shift only at extreme angles and contrast loss is only observed when looking from the side and from a 45 degree angle - the IPS screens' typical Achilles heel. Since no one is going to look at their screen from that angle though, the viewing angles are perfect for all purposes practical. The screen has vibrant colors too and very good contrast, with pretty good levels of black.

Display test 50% brightness 100% brightness
Black, cd/m2 White, cd/m2 Contrast ratio Black, cd/m2 White, cd/m2 Contrast ratio
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus 0 206 0 358
Oppo Find 5 0.17 176 1123 0.51 565 1107
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III 0 174 0 330
HTC One X 0.15 200 1375 0.39 550 1410
Nokia Lumia 920 - - - 0.48 513 1065
Nexus 4 0.22 314 1447 0.45 608 1341
LG Optimus G 0.14 197 1445 0.33 417 1438
Apple iPhone 5 0.13 200 1490 0.48 640 1320

The screen has fairly low reflectivity, which helps the sunlight legibility.

Contrast ratio

  • Nokia 808 PureView
    4.698
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    3.419
  • Samsung Omnia W
    3.301
  • Samsung Galaxy S
    3.155
  • Nokia N9
    3.069
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    2.970
  • HTC One S
    2.901
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    2.832
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
    2.801
  • Huawei Ascend P1
    2.655
  • Nokia Lumia 900
    2.562
  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini
    2.422
  • Motorola RAZR i
    2.366
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    2.269
  • HTC One X
    2.158
  • Nokia N8
    2.144
  • Oppo Find 5
    2.088
  • Apple iPhone 4
    2.016
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
    1.955
  • Samsung Galaxy Camera
    1.938
  • Sony Xperia V
    1.792
  • Sony Xperia U
    1.758
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    1.691
  • HTC One V
    1.685
  • LG Optimus Vu
    1.680
  • HTC Desire V
    1.646
  • LG Optimus 3D
    1.542
  • Nokia Asha 302
    1.537
  • Nokia Lumia 610
    1.432
  • Gigabyte GSmart G1355
    1.361
  • HTC Desire C
    1.300
  • LG Optimus L7
    1.269
  • LG Optimus L9
    1.227
  • Meizu MX
    1.221
  • Samsung Galaxy Pocket
    1.180
  • Sony Xperia tipo
    1.166
  • Samsung Galaxy mini 2
    1.114

One last thing - we got a unit from the first batch of Find 5's to be shipped and the screen had a dead pixel. It's almost too small to see, but if you know where to look you'll see a tiny black speck. There are reports of other Find 5's with dead pixels, so we thought a warning is due.

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