Oppo Find X5 Pro review


Introduction


Advanced camera stabilization, bigger battery, yet more premium build – looking at the specsheet, these are perhaps the key improvements that the Oppo Find X5 Pro brings over last year’s model. It may not sound like much at a passing glance, but the Find X3 Pro was good enough to be tough to improve on; plus, all too often, the real advancements are more significant than the seemingly minor differences in specs.





Starting with the camera, we’re seeing essentially the same setup as last year – two big-sensor units for main and ultrawide and a telephoto make up the usual trio. And while the telephoto may be relatively modest in both sensor size and reach, the other two come fully loaded – the main camera offers a mix of lens- and sensor-shift stabilization. At the same time, the ultrawide has autofocus, and both are built around large high-res sensors. There’s also the in-house MariSilicon X image processing chip whose inner workings we may not entirely grasp, but we should be able to appreciate its results.


It’s easy to spot the absence of the 3MP microscope unit of the Find X3 Pro. Unique as it may have been, it was admittedly of limited practical usefulness, so we won’t be missing it too much.


This year’s model is treated to a battery capacity increase – it’s now at 5,000mAh, so the Find is no longer looking underequipped for longevity.


It should be better in terms of physical durability, too, thanks to a switch to ceramic for the back – it’s twice as hard as glass, Oppo says.


A top-specced display is mandatory at this level, and the Find X5 Pro’s 6.7-inch LTPO2 AMOLED looks to be just that – the 10-bit panel has dynamically adjustable high refresh rate, QHD resolution, and HDR support. Naturally, the Find gets the 2022 flagship Snapdragon chipset, plenty of RAM and storage, fast charging, and Android 12 with a layer of ColorOS on top.


Oppo Find X5 Pro specs at a glance:

  • Body: 163.7×73.9×8.5mm, 195g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), ceramic back or eco leather back, aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).
  • Display: 6.70″ LTPO2 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, BT.2020, 500 nits (typ), 800 nits (HBM), 1300 nits (peak), 1440x3216px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 525ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
  • Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 12, ColorOS 12.1.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS (3-axis sensor-shift, 2-axis lens-shift); Ultra wide angle: 50 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 110˚, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF; Telephoto: 13 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 2x optical zoom, PDAF.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 21mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps; gyro-EIS; HDR, 10‑bit video; Front camera: [email protected], gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 80W, 50% in 12 min (advertised), Fast wireless charging 50W, 100% in 47 min (advertised), Reverse wireless charging 10W, USB Power Delivery.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC.

Oppo Find X5 Pro unboxing


The Find X5 Pro shows up in a two-piece cardboard box in a gray livery with a big bold ‘5’ in the top left corner and the full name of the handset in the lower half – the same design as the previous generation.


Oppo Find X5 Pro review

The retail bundle for our global variant includes an 80W SuperVOOC adapter and a cable to go with it – those are proprietary peripherals and are needed if you want to get the fastest possible charging speeds.


Oppo has also bundled a protective case – a white translucent one with a texture on the inside. The Gorilla Glass Victus-covered display gets a further layer on top as well – a factory applied plastic screen protector. No more earbuds, though – the previous generation still had them, this one doesn’t.




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