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Oppo Find 5 goes on sale in Europe for €429

You can now purchase the Oppo Find 5 with 16GB for €399 (around £360) and 32GB for €429 (around £399). The smartphone looks and feels like a Sony Xperia ZL (or Xperia Z) but is significantly more affordable.

Like the Xperia Z, it has a 5in display with a full HD resolution (that's 1,920 x 1,080 IPS) with a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage (but no microSD card slot) and a 13-megapixel rear camera (with hardware HDR, an f/2.2 aperture, blue glass filters and a burst model that allows the user to take 100 pictures in five seconds)

Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi display, GPS, DLNA compatibility, a 2,500mAh battery, OPPO Dirac headphones, Direct HD sound technology plus a pair of NFC SmartTags.

What differentiates Oppo smartphones from other brands is the amount of feedback from the community. The Find 5, says Oppo, will be updated twice a month with new features and fixes and is fully GPL compliant with its kernel source code released.

It's worth noting that the Oppo Find 5 supports pac ROM, Paranoid Android, Android Open Source Project and CyanogenMod.