Oppo Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite review

GSMArena Team, 04 June 2022.


Oppo is launching the Reno7 5G under two names in Europe and India. The Reno 7 5G is launching in India (and probably some parts of Eastern Europe), whereas the rest of Europe is getting it as the Find X5 Lite. The two models are identical in specs as you can see.

We won't pretend we can make any sense out of the Oppo's Reno7 midrange series, but we can surely review them just like they were made official - in no particular order. So, today we have probably one of the most interesting specimens of the Reno7 bunch - the Oppo Reno7 5G.

Oppo Reno7 5G review

The Reno7 5G is not just a 5G-enabled version of the global Reno7 smartphone as it has a different camera setup, different chipset, different charging speed, and even different storage.

Oppo Reno7 5G Oppo Find X5 Lite
Oppo Reno7 5G • Oppo Find X5 Lite

The Oppo Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite is quite an interesting offer. It's a lightweight plastic phone built around a 6.43-inch AMOLED with 1080p resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10 support. The Dimensity 900 5G chipset is underneath, which should do great for casual gaming and smooth overall performance.

The camera setup is quite familiar as it has become somewhat of a golden standard for the midrange - there is a high-res 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide shooter and a 2MP imager for closeups. On the other side, within a small perforation on the display, is a 32MP selfie camera.

Oppo Reno7 5G review

The Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite is powered by a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W VOOC charging. The power adapter is bundled with the phone, and it should do a full charge in half an hour. You bet we'd put that to the test.

Oppo advertises the Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite for its camera skills and portrait capabilities, fast charging, and gaming-friendly chipset with adequate cooling. And it is indeed a rather palm- and pocket-friendly device that's 160mm tall and 173g of weight.

If you are familiar with the Oppo Reno6 5G, you may notice that this Reno7 5G is pretty much the same phone with updated storage, increased battery capacity, HDR10 screen certification and an audio jack. Lack of sensible upgrades is somewhat a theme in 2022, quite common actually. So, the Reno6 5G users are skipping this one for sure.

Let's scroll through its specs sheet now.

Oppo Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite specs at a glance:

  • Body: 160.6x73.2x7.8mm, 173g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic frame, plastic back.
  • Display: 6.43" AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+, 430 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM), 800 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi.
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 (6 nm): Octa-core (2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G68 MC4.
  • Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC.
  • OS/Software: Android 11, ColorOS 12.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 24mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 31 min (advertised), Reverse charging.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; 3.5mm jack.

The Reno7 5G has one thing that's been downgraded since the Reno6 5G - the frame. It's now made of plastic, a step down from the metal one on the Reno6.

Still, the Reno7 5G seems like an adequate all-round midranger - it even covers niche fan-favorite options like an audio jack, a tri-card slot with microSD expansion, NFC. In fact, the only obvious omission is the lack of any ingress protection whatsoever. But if priced right, that should not be an issue.

So, without further ado, here is the Oppo Reno7 5G unboxed.

Unboxing the Oppo Reno7 5G

The Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite comes packed within one of these cool greenish Oppo boxes. It contains a 65W VOOC charger and a USB-A-to-C cable that's needed for the VOOC charging to work.

Oppo Reno7 5G review

There is also a transparent soft case inside the box, you can find it within the black paper compartment that sits on top of the phone. And finally, once you pop the phone out of the box, you will see that it comes with a thin protective film on its screen - it was applied in the factory.

The film is a smudge magnet and not our thing, but we always appreciate having the extra scratch protection, and we are sure there are many people that will also find value in having it.

Reader comments

Did I miss it or is this essentially a camera review? Nothing else about the phone? What 5g modem is it using for example?

  • Sid
  • 12 Jun 2022
  • U@A

I bought Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G (Rs 39,500 cash), it's cheap than iPhone, but I phone change thier system every year, so I do not like it. It is best Brand with Geniune Price. Reno 7 Pro 5G is better than iPhone. I like his Night Mode Camera & H...

  • rajplaghalkalan
  • 10 Jun 2022
  • pRB

My previous oppo phone still has better battery back up than my new Oppo Reno 7 5G. I Think I have wasted a decent amount.