Oppo Reno5 5G / Find X3 Lite review

GSMArena Team, 5 May 2021.

Design and ergonomics

This is where the Reno5 5G shines, mostly in terms of portability. It has the standard sandwich build with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front but swaps the back glass and metal frame for plastic elements. Which explains the lightweight body.

We received the Starry Black version for review, which isn't too flashy - quite the opposite. The color is simplistic and conservative but changes hues at different angles. A direct light turns it into a mirror even. Unfortunately, fingerprints do stick, and they are easy to spot, too.

Oppo Reno5 5G review

The camera design on the back seems to be in touch with today's trends, and the separation of each lens gives the phone a more industrial look, or you can argue that it takes some notes from Apple's design. In any case, we like it. The edges to the side are rounded, as usual, helping with the grip.

Oppo Reno5 5G review

Flipping the device reveals a 6.43-inch display with fairly thin bezels all-around. The chin is the only one that stands out, while the top bezel, although thin, still manages to accommodate a fairly big earpiece grille. Sensors for proximity and ambient light are placed under the display.

Oppo Reno5 5G review

The front panel is seamless except for the punch-hole for the front-facing camera. The cutout itself isn't big, but it's pretty deep into the panel, far away from the upper-left corner of the screen, and it eats a significant chunk of the display.

Oppo Reno5 5G review

The razor-thin frame accommodates the accented power key on the right, two separate buttons for volume control on the left, while the bottom is business as usual - USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack and a loudspeaker grille. The buttons are well-positioned and are within reach. Even the volume keys are easy to reach when you wrap around your index and middle fingers.

The SIM card tray, which is located right above the volume keys, offers just the two SIM card slots, no room for microSD card.

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Perhaps only the fingerprint reader's placing is sub-optimal. It's too close to the bottom edge, so you might have to twist your thumb a little, depending on how you grab your phone. Since it's a small phone, that wouldn't be a big issue, but someone with big hands will surely notice.

Oppo Reno5 5G review

Nothing beats the sensation of a secure grip over a compact phone when handling it with just one hand. And that's what the Reno5 5G gives you. Sure, it's just as slippery as the rest, but its weight (172g), dimensions and thickness (7.9mm) are hard to compensate for that. Anyone looking for a compact midranger should consider the Reno5 5G.

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