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Finding Oppo: The latest Find X5 Range Review

smartphonesshop.com.au -  The Oppo smartphone has been growing in popularity over the past few years, and it's no surprise given that their devices are high quality with plenty of features that you can expect from their higher end competitors. So it didn't come as a great surprise that the Oppo X5 range has jumped into the mid-to-high end category. 

Fun fact: The X5 range is the sequel to the X3 range. Oppo skipped straight to X5 instead of X4 because 4 is an unlucky number in China!

So let's take a look at the specs for each of the 3 devices in the X5 series, courtesy of Canstar, and an informative reveal video thanks to CNET Highlights:

OPPO Find X5 Lite OPPO Find X5 OPPO Find X5 Pro
Price $799 $1,399 $1,799
Screen size 6.4-inch AMOLED display 6.55-inch AMOLED display 6.7-inch AMOLED display
Battery 4,500mAh 4,500mAh 5,000mAh
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Storage 256GB 256GB 256GB
Rear camera Triple camera setup in rear (64MP main, 8MP ultra wide-angle, 2MP macro) Triple camera setup in rear (50MP wide-angle, 50MP ultra wide-angle, 13MP telephoto) with MariSilicon X Imaging NPU and Hasselblad Experience for Mobile Triple camera setup in rear (50MP wide-angle, 50MP ultra wide-angle, 13MP telephoto) with MariSilicon X Imaging NPU and Hasselblad Experience for Mobile
Front camera 32-megapixel 32-megapixel 32-megapixel
Operating system ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12) ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12) ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12)
Colours Startrails Blue, Starry Black Black, White Ceramic White, Glaze Black

 

 

 

Hasselblad partnership and the rise of the MariSilicon X Imaging

Both the X5 Pro and the X5 feature a Hasselblad partnership (a Swedish manufacturer renowned for making iconic and stylish cameras). 

The Oppo Find X5 and Find X5 Pro both come with similar camera setups, with some variances in the features and lenses. Both have a 50-megapixel ultra wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture but the X5 Pro comes with a freeform lens and a 13-channel spectral sensor, whereas the X5 has a 5-channel colour spectral sensor. The X5 Lite has a 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. All three models have a 32-megapixel front camera with f/2.4 aperture.

The Hasselblad partnership brings some impressive and quirky features to the table, including the legendary XPan mode which allows you to take panoramic style photos but capture intricate details and colour. Hasselblad also helped with the development of the master filters, which are sure to impress. 

MariSilicon X is Oppo's self-developed breakthrough in night videography. It delivers an incredible 18 trillion operations per second, but without draining the battery. This is a first of its kind for smartphones, and sure to please the keen videographers trying to capture those amazing night time moments that are usually dark, blurry and pixelated.

The battery that keeps on going

One of the most notable features is the 4,500 mAh battery in the X5 and X5 Lite and 5,000 mAh in the X5 Pro. The super impressive X5 Pro 80W SuperVOOC charges from 0 to 50% in just 12 minutes. A full charge on a wireless charger takes around 45 minutes. But it doesn't stop there. The tested battery life is 2 days. That's right, 2 days! And no, we're not talking about the Nokia 3310.

The X5 Lite includes a 65W charger and reaches a full charge in just 37 minutes. The battery life is also maintained at 2 days. It doesn't however support wireless charging like the X5 and the Pro, but the superfast charging makes up for that shortfall. 

The difference in design

The X5 Pro features an ultra-hard ceramic finish with a IP68 protection rating against the elements like water, dust and sand. A nifty feature, especially if your device is submerged briefly in water, usually up to 1.5m. It's also worth taking a look at our funky range of X5 Pro cases to keep your X5 Pro in pristine condition.

The X5 is made of glass and a slightly lower IP54 protection rating, which means it'll be mostly protected from dust and if some water is sprayed on it, but be very wary if it becomes submerged in water! Your best bet is to whack on one of our X5 cases to add that extra level of protection.

The X5 Lite is made of finger-proof plastic material, so it's worth grabbing one of our X5 Lite cases to make sure that your X5 Lite remains in great condition.

 

 

To buy or not to buy

The X5 range is impressive on many levels and gives some serious competition to high end rivals such as Samsung and Apple.

The Oppo Find X5 and Find X5 Pro are similar both in terms of design and specs, with the X5 Pro featuring some more advanced specs as you would expect. The X5 Lite is a more standard design but still packs some great features. 

Whichever model you decide on, be sure to check out our premium range of X5 Pro accessories, X5 accessories and X5 Lite accessories.

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