Meeting your premium needs for a Smartphone

OPPO is back again with a new flagship phone, the OPPO Find X5 Pro, which is a footstep from it’s previous year with quite a lot of upgrades and enhancements implemented to keep the competitions on par with all of the rival brands especially the upgrades done over the rear camera which is always been part of OPPO’s branding strength.

Let dive in to the Find X5 Pro and see what it has under this review.

Unboxing

Upon unboxing you will get the following

  • OPPO Find X5 Pro Phone
  • USB C to USB C Cable
  • Soft Case
  • 120W Fast Charger
  • SIM Pin Ejector
  • User Manual/Quick Start Guide

Design

The OPPO Find X5 Pro design is based on tall but slim over the candybar form factor which makes it further appealing with it’s glossy color coating from the back and sides of the phone. While it definitely shines on the gloss, this gave a ceramic finishing to it which touching towards the phone like touching a real smooth pebble and not to mention, it is easy to hold and operate as well. The sides are made of aluminum that further strengthen the device.

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Let’s further discover the device, from the right side, there is only one button, the power button, towards the left you will get a pair of volume buttons, over to the top you get a noise cancelling microphone, while the bottom you get a SIM Tray slot, a microphone, one USB C slot for data and charging and a bottom firing speaker. Overall it is weighted at 218 Grams with thickness of just 8.8mm which makes it fairly easy to pocketable.

The OPPO Find X5 Pro comes in 2 colors, Ceramic White and Glaze Black, and the color that we are reviewing is the Glaze Black which is a very safe choice of color for any occasions, whether it is for work or just showing off over any social events.

Display & Audio

Over the display portion, the OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G comes with a beautiful 6.7 Inch QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED LTPO2 screen that supports HDR10+ and peak brightness of 1300nits. Display is good on with visible color accuracy and contrast level with average bright surrounding environments tested. Other features include a 240Hz touch sampling rate which is an advantage when it comes to the accuracy and sensitivity over the touchscreen when gaming with the phone. On top of that with the density of 525PPI, you will enjoy it with its compact slim factor with good experience. The phone does have dual speakers, one bottom firing and another over the earpiece, which gives full stereo experience and it is fairly loud on most environment and furthermore HD playback is fully supported on Netflix with its Widevine L1 certification and Dolby Atmos support.

Camera

Over to the camera side, the OPPO Find X5 Pro rear camera consists of one 50MP wide camera with multi-directional PDAF and OIS, one 50MP Ultra Wide Angle lens and a 13MP telephoto lens, followed by a dual LED flash. On top of that the rear camera can also captures in 10bit color mode. Pictures taken is close to accurate with clarity and details captured well and portrait mode the shots can be easily taken without much of adjustments done to it with a good amount of light. In fact the photo can be taken in very much detailed even under automatic mode all the way without hassle with certain exception that the color might shown a abit softer on certain environment. Night shots outcome are well and good amount of shadows can be seen and identified. The selfie images are bright during day time as well which is powered by a 32MP wide angle lens which also portrait mode and wide angle capable.

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A few shots were taken over different modes as above and the result works as it is. A sample of 20x zoom, normal, HiRes, Bokeh Flare and automatic shots taken were balanced and works well.

On video recording you get support up to 4K at 60FPS only with stutters are visible while recording but it’s very minor with good details during recording. Dual video mode is also supported which you can capture both front and rear recording at the same time. Such feature is good for VLoggers and casual video takers that be able to take the advantage.

Performance

Performance wise, the OPPO Find X5 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G Octa-Core Processor, 256GB of internal storage and 12GB RAM with RAM extension.

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Operating system side is run on Android 12 with its new ColorOS 12 that bring several improvement toward UI fluidity, Game Focus Mode, fast app switching and RAM extension up to 7GB as long you have enough internal space remaining. Task app switching between games and apps are able to resume in an instant within seconds without much effort of reloading which is a good thing. Testing over WiFi connection gets up to an average of 1100MBPS transfer speeds, ensuring fast speed for multimedia and streaming. If you have a WiFi 5 router, you will be able to take all the advantages without issues.

Over to the gaming side, this phone can take it on par with most of the higher range hero phones recently released with good framerate with still some very minor stutter, however this can be resolved with lowering some of the graphic settings to keep games like Call Of Duty to maintain around 60FPS. Flagship games such as Genshin Impact will just work fine with app switching constantly and load times were blazing fast as well.

Above is the Benchmark performance, which delivers competitive scores on its category between its graphics, and processor performance. The OPPO Find X5 Pro is suitable for those seeking for a high end premium range performing phones.

Battery performance wise, you will get around 9 hours of it, a mix of calls, surfing, email, streaming, and a few Call Of Duty matches. Turning on the battery saving mode under 20% will get you around extra 3 hours of conservative usage. The OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G comes with a 80W SUPERVOOC fast charger, which will charge up the phone to 100% from 10% in around 25 minutes average. 

Specifications

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G Octa Core Processor (6nm)
GraphicAdreno 730
Display6.7 inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 HDR10, 60Hz, 180Hz touch sampling
Weight & Dimensions163.7 x 73.9 x 8.8 mm @ 218 Grams
CameraRear :
50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS (3-axis sensor-shift, 2-axis lens-shift)
13 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 2x optical zoom, PDAF
50 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 110˚ (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF
Front :
32 MP PDAF, (wide)
RAM12GB LPDDR5x With RAM Expansion up to 7GB
Storage256GB UFS 3.1
Battery4500mAh with PD fast charging, 33w Charger included
OS + UIAndroid 12 + ColorOS 12 with GMS
Connectivity WIFI AC (2.4/5Ghz), Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
PriceRM4,999


Verdict & Conclusion 

The OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G is a phone that is serious fast fun phone for those who are seeking for advance mobile video content creation with good set of camera setup with some serious mobile photography features in mind, eSports and casual gaming with a AMOLED screen, social media uploads and yes, you are paying a premium price for all of the features stated and also having said, it has the high quality on its fast processor and real good camera lens setup. While on the productivity side, this phone has all the power for the work side with fast 5Ghz WiFi 6 connectivity, with OPPO Share, you can also transmit and receive files from nearby devices. This phone will also benefit in the future with the support for 5G with your preferred operator.

Total Rating

Pros

  • Good AMOLED display
  • Portrait capture with Bokeh effects
  • Slick body design
  • A good set of rear lens with great AI chip.

Cons

  • No MicroSD Slot Expansion

Pricing and availability

Starting from now, OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G will be available in two colors at RM4,999 for the 12GB+256GB variant and can be purchased at any OPPO dealers and Online ECommerce stores nationwide.

Purchases can be made HERE

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