Oppo Find X5 Pro in for Review: iPhone 13, Galaxy S22 duopoly at RISK!
The Oppo Find X5 Pro is the current flagship offering from Oppo, which is yet to be announced in India. We take a quick look at this camera phone.
Oppo has been content with its Reno series devices representing the very best of what it can do in India. However, that duty is taken over by the Find X series, the latest iteration of which is the Find X5 Pro. Succeeding the highly-praised Find X3 from last year, the Find X5 Pro no more tries to do an experimental feature this year, and seems to have got its intentions right – be the best in the conventional smartphone space. Considering its €1300 price, it might never make it to India, but that doesn't stop us from checking it out.
Because for the price, the Find X5 Pro does the “conventional top-of-the-line” flagship in its own flavour. It has got extreme focus on cameras this year, which is made evident by the MariSilicon and Hasselblad branding on its rear. It has got a unique design that should stand out from the iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones of the world.
After the fantastic Find N foldable, does the Find X5 Pro have enough to command our attention for the rest of 2022?
Oppo Find X5 Pro Design
The Find X5 Pro does not change much from the Find X3, which still is one of the prettiest phones around. Oppo has refined its considerably to enhance its appeal and in a world of a blingy iPhone 13 Pro and radical Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Find X5 Pro holds its own place. The gradual raise from the body to the camera hump is gorgeous to look at while the shape of the camera hump itself seems to be proportionally balanced – the cameras are aligned rightly.
And, that mirror finish rear isn't made of glass; it is Ceramic. Ceramic means it is more scratch resistant and, in this case, fingerprint resistant too. Paired with the Gorilla Glass Victus on the front, it makes the Find X5 Pro fairly heavy at 218 grams. The weight is evenly distributed and thanks curvy edges, it is very comfortable to hold. This carries an IP68 water and dust resistance as well.
The front looks no different than most other Android flagships – the same old edge-to-edge display with curved edges on the sides, and a punch-hole cutout for the front camera. The bezels are thicker than what you see on the Samsung Galaxy S22.
Oppo Find X5 Pro Features at a glance
The biggest draw on the Find X5 Pro is its set of rear cameras. The triple sensor setup of a main 50MP Sony IMX766 camera with 5-axis OIS, another 50MP Sony IMX766 camera with an ultra-wide lens, and a third 13 MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, seems rather normal. However, these cameras rely on the 6nm Oppo MariSilicon chip for image processing duties, which pays dividends in the low light videos. The cameras are also tuned by Hasselblad, which allows the phone to get X-Pan model we saw on the OnePlus 9 Pro last year. We are yet to test out the camera but basis on the initial few hours, the performance looks promising.
A high-end Android flagship means it has to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, which is paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage as standard in Europe. It runs on Oppo's ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12. So far, the phone has been flying in terms of simple performance, which is expected from any Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 toting phone this year.
A 5000mAh battery keeps the phone alive, and when it comes to charging, the Find X5 Pro gets Oppo's new 80W fast wired charging that promises 0-50 percent charge in 12 minutes. There's support for 50W wireless charging as well. And thankfully, you get the wired charger in the box.
Lastly, the display is also among the best in business. It measures 6.7-inches and uses an LTPO 2 10-bit AMOLED panel with 1440p resolution and up to 1000Hz of touch response rate. The refresh rate varies between 1Hz to 120Hz, thereby promising battery stamina benefits. The display certainly looks lovely, although we aren't a fan of the slower optical fingerprint sensor here.
Oppo Find X5 Pro First Impressions
The Oppo Find X5 Pro seems to be that flagship that can challenge the duopoly of Apple's iPhone 13 Pro and Samsung's Galaxy S22 Plus across the globe, and even in India. It packs a lot of promising tech, especially when it comes to its cameras. And, with that glorious design and the Ceramic back panel, it certainly commands more attention than the iPhone 13 Pro and Galaxy S22 flagships.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Oppo Find X5 Pro as we continue to evaluate it in the real-world conditions. Do you want to see Oppo bring this phone to India? Let us know.
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