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Oppo Find X5: Everything you need to know

Oppo's Find X5 series is here, with three phones led by the top-tier Find X5 Pro. With a ceramic body, Hasselblad-powered camera, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 inside, this looks like Oppo's most complete flagship yet - and a genuine rival to the S22 Ultra.

The regular Find X5 and Find X5 Lite are impressive options in their own right though, and Oppo's latest flagship line-up should offer something for everyone when it goes on sale. And there will be a bit of a wait for that - with the phones not hitting shelves for a full month after the official launch.

We've already reviewed the Oppo Find X5 Pro, so make sure to check that out if you want to know what we think of the hero product - or read on for all the details.

When will the Oppo Find X5 go on sale?

We had expected Oppo to reveal the phone at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona later this month, but instead the company announced the phones just before the show on 24 February. It's launched in the UK, Europe, and across Asia - though won't officially reach the US.

That's not when the phones go on sale though. In the UK, where Tech Advisor is based, the phones don't go on sale for a full month, on 24 March - though the exact date varies in other countries.

UK pre-orders have started now though, and offer a gift pack including a 50W wireless charger, Oppo Watch Free, Oppo Enco X headphones, and a case for the phone - check out our guide on where to pre-order the phones for all the best offers we've found.

In previous years we've seen the Find X range include regular, Pro, Lite, and Neo models. This year there's no sign of the Neo - but it is possible, albeit unlikely, that Oppo is still planning to launch this model later in the year.

Why isn't it called the Find X4?

We've heard for a few months that Oppo might skip the Find X4, and the company has now confirmed that to be the case.

The company told us that this is because it sees the Oppo Find N foldable as the fourth Find generation, making this the fifth.

While Oppo hasn't said as much, it's easy to imagine there might be another reason in the mix - 4 is an unlucky number in Chinese culture, similar to 13 in the West, and it's not uncommon for brands to skip straight past it in their phone numbering.

How much does the Oppo Find X5 cost?

Since the Find X5 series isn't launching in the States there's no official pricing in dollars - but here's how much the range will cost in Europe:

Those prices are roughly in line with previous entries, though curiously the Pro has had a £50 price cut in the UK, while climbing by €150 in Europe (or at least Ireland, where our pricing info comes from). Ouch.

What about the Oppo Find X5 series specs and design?

Since there are three phones in the Find X5 series, we're going to break them down one by one, starting with the top spec model.

Find X5 Pro

Oppo surprised us all with the outlandish design of the Find X3 Pro, and the company has stayed in the same mould with the Find X5 Pro.

The phone is available in both black and white finishes, with the rear made out an ultra-hard ceramic finish. The two colours are named Glaze Black and Ceramic White, which is a little misleading - both are in fact made of ceramic. In China there's a third variant, encased in light blue vegan leather, but we're not expecting this finish to be made available elsewhere in the world.

Oppo Find X5: Everything you need to know

Gorilla Glass Victus is used to coat and protect the display, while an IP68 rating guarantees some measure of protection from the elements.

The curved camera module of the X3 Pro returns, but now with an even stranger irregular design. There's method to the madness though - the slant on the bottom edge is designed to suit where your finger sits when holding the phone, giving the heavy handset (218g) somewhere to rest comfortably.

Inside the phone, the Find X5 Pro is powered primarily by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 - there is an alternate version using the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, but this variant is only launching in China. Both chips are built on a 4nm process and actually feature fairly similar specs, so don't expect a huge performance gulf between the two handsets.

The phone ships with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage, in just the one variant - at least for Europe.

The display is a 6.7in, WQHD+ AMOLED display using LTPO 2.0 tech for a variable refresh rate from 1-120Hz. Most impressively, this offers partial refresh rate variation too - meaning that if you multi-task, the phone can run one app on one part of the screen at 120Hz, while dropping down to 1Hz on another part of the display.

On battery, expect a 5000mAh cell with 80W SuperVOOC wired charging and 50W AirVOOC wireless. It also supports the wired PPS standard at 30W, and the wireless EPP standard at 15W.

Let's return to the camera, where you get a triple rear camera. As before you get a dual primary camera setup, with the same 50Mp sensor used for both the main lens and the ultrawide. The main camera is fitted at aperture f/1.7 and benefits from 5-axis optical image stabilisation (OIS), while the ultrawide is at f/2.2 and uses a freeform lens which should reduce distortion.

The third lens is a simple 13Mp, f/2.4 telephoto lens with 2x zoom. There's no microlens this time around, and also no intense periscopic zoom - Oppo says that it thinks customers are more concerned with stabilisation and night mode performance on the main cameras, so has focussed its efforts there.

On the front, there's a 32Mp, f/2.4 selfie camera using an RGBW lens.

By now you'll have noticed that the phones feature the Hasselblad logo. This is the camera company that's already partnered with Oppo subsidiary OnePlus - it helped with the cameras on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, and is also contributing to the 10 Pro. In that sense it's no huge shock to see it partner with Oppo too, and this partnership was made official ahead of the Find X5 series launch.

“Following the success of OnePlus and Hasselblad’s collaboration in the past year, we are very pleased to see the partnership enter a new stage of development, giving more users around the world a chance to enjoy the legendary Hasselblad mobile imaging experience,” said Pete Lau, Oppo's chief product officer. “Camera colour performance has always been a focus for Oppo and a part of Hasselblad’s DNA. We are very excited to be able to explore the future of Hasselblad Camera for Mobile together.”

Within the Find X5 Pro, the specific contributions from Hasselblad are limited to software - and similar to what we saw from OnePlus last year. Hasselblad branding is found within the camera app (including its distinctive shutter sound), and you also get a Hasselblad Pro mode, some colour filters contributed by three Hasselblad photography ambassadors, and an XPAN photography mode with that camera system's unique 65:24 aspect ratio.

You might also have seen MariSilicon branding on the camera module. This refers to Oppo's own MariSilicon X NPU - the company's first in-house chip designed to assist with advanced image processing, which features in the Find X5 and X5 Pro.

Rather than relying on the Snapdragon and Dimensity chips' integrated ISPs, Oppo has built its 6nm standalone neural imaging chipset to focus on the particular areas it wants to enhance in its flagship camera experience. The MariSilicon X promises greatly improved dynamic range (that's reportedly four times broader than what the Find X3 Pro's cameras are capable of capturing), along with the ability to run the X3 Pro's AI noise reduction algorithm 20 times faster than the X3 Pro itself currently can.

The Find X5 Pro ships with Android 12 and ColorOS 12.1, and Oppo is currently promising three years of Android version updates - taking it through Android 13 and on to versions 14 and 15.

Here are the Find X5 Pro's full specs:

  • 32Mp, f/2.4 RGBW front lens
  • MariSilicon X NPU
  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • Stereo speakers
  • Gorilla Glass Victus display
  • Ceramic rear
  • IP68
  • 163.7 x 73.9 x 8.5mm
  • 218g
  • Glaze Black or Ceramic White
  • Find X5

    The Find X5 is largely similar to the Pro model, with a simplified design and a few specific spec tweaks.

    The design is broadly similar, but the camera module doesn't seamlessly connect to the rest of the phone in quite the same way. And while the phone is also available in black or white, it's made from glass rather than ceramic. It also only has an IP54 protection rating, which is a little lower.

    It's also a little smaller thanks to a 6.55in display. This is only at FHD+ resolution, and while it's 120Hz it doesn't have the same LTPO variable refresh rate tech.

    The main chip is last year's Snapdragon 888 - still plenty powerful, to be honest - and while storage is the same at 256GB, RAM is a little lower at 8GB.

    You also get a very slightly smaller battery at 4800mAh. Wired charging speeds are the same, but wireless is capped at 30W AirVOOC here.

    The camera setup is actually almost identical, and still benefits from the MariSilicon X NPU under the surface. The four lenses are essentially identical, though here the main lens is at a slightly narrower f/1.8 aperture and only has 2-axis OIS. The selfie camera doesn't use the same RGBW sensor, and the phone has a slightly more limited colour temperature sensor than the Pro model. Expect very slightly less impressive colour range and accuracy, but the differences should be minimal.

    Here are the full specs:

  • 32Mp, f/2.4 front lens
  • MariSilicon X NPU
  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • Stereo speakers
  • Glass rear
  • IP54
  • 160.3 x 72.6 x 8.7mm
  • 196g
  • Black or White
  • Find X5 Lite

    Perversely, the Find X5 Lite isn't really a new phone at all - it's a re-branded release of the Oppo Reno 7 5G. This isn't unusual for Oppo, which re-brands phones for different markets often.

    Still, it's not a bad phone by any means. You get a MediaTek Dimensity 900, a 6.43in 90Hz AMOLED display, and 65W charging for a 4500mAh battery. The camera has three rear lenses, with a 64Mp main camera backed up by an 8Mp ultrawide and 2Mp macro - in fact, it's also almost identical in specs to the OnePlus Nord CE 2.

    Note that this phone doesn't get the benefit of the MariSilicon X NPU or the Hasselblad camera tweaks, and is also the only one in the set to ship with Android 11, not 12.

    Here are the full Reno 7 specs, and thus what we expect to be the X5 Lite specs:

  • 32Mp, f/2.4 front camera
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 65W SuperVOOC wired charging
  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • Glass rear
  • 160.6 x 73.2 x 7.8mm
  • 173g
  • Starry Black or Startrails Blue
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