Oppo Find X5 review

GSMArena Team, 11 April 2022.

Unboxing and specs

Oppo's 2022 top-tier flagship phones are already out in China, but the pair only recently made its way to the markets overseas. Just like last year, the difference between the Pro and the non-Pro model isn't huge, so Oppo is asking a price premium for some niche and specific features offered by the Pro.

For instance, the standard X5 has the same camera hardware as the Pro but skips the advanced OIS with 3-axis sensor-shift and 2-axis lens-shift on the main camera. The other two cameras are identical, including the selfie shooter. The X5 Pro also has a slightly bigger battery (200 mAh, to be exact), supports faster wireless charging and offers the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 888.

Oppo Find X5 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 160.3x72.6x8.7mm, 196g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back, aluminum frame.
  • Display: 6.55" AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 800 nits (HBM), 1000 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm): Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680; Adreno 660.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 12, ColorOS 12.1.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56", 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS; Telephoto: 13 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4", 2x optical zoom, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 50 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 110˚, 1/1.56", 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS; HDR, 10‑bit video; Front camera: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4800mAh; Fast charging 80W, Fast wireless charging 30W, Reverse wireless charging 10W, USB Power Delivery.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC.

Then there's the non-LTPO display used on the vanilla X5, although it boasts essentially the same brightness, color depth, refresh rate and HDR capabilities. In practice, you shouldn't see much of a difference between the X5 and the X5 Pro in terms of picture quality. Strangely, last year's Find X3 had an LTPO screen, so one could argue that it's a downgrade.

Despite the feature disparity, the Find X5 feels and behaves like a proper top-shelf phone. It has all the flagship cameras on the back tuned by Hasselblad and accompanied by the company's MariSilicon X ISP for better image processing. Fast wired and wireless charging are at hand, build quality is solid, and as we already mentioned, the display should be impeccable.

Oppo Find X5 review

Sure, it's running an older Snapdragon 888 SoC, but that shouldn't be an issue for the vast majority of users. And besides, it looks like this approach is becoming the norm with mainstream flagship models. The standard GT2 is just one example. We are also happy to see Oppo offering the vanilla option in a smaller screen size as not everyone is keen on those huge form factors. We have a feeling that the Oppo Find X5 will find its place in the sun. Let's dive deep to see how it fares in our tests.

Unboxing the Oppo Find X5

The device came in a fairly large but standard retail box with all the usual stuff inside. Aside from the user manuals, Oppo bundled the appropriate 80W charger and USB-A to USB-C cable for data transfer and charging.

Oppo Find X5 review

There was also a soft-touch, matte silicone case for extra protection. It looks and feels a lot like the one bundled with the Realme GT2/GT2 Pro but skips the inscription next to the camera module.

Reader comments

  • Doc MC

I own the oppo find x5 and the x5 pro. After last year's X3 pro .I find both of these fantastic refreshingly great feeling phones. The x5 although lacking in some areas could quite easily be a flagship. In a vacuum it's 100% top tier. H...

  • Mike Murphy

Hey bro, Snapdragon 888 on 2022, and 999 base price ??? Xiaomi 12 is better !!!

Thank you, gsmarena. Pls do x5pro as well.