Oppo’s Find X5 Pro shows it can play in the big league

The Oppo Find X5 Pro is a flagship-level phone that is unlikely to ever make it to India. Even by the global standards, it’s pretty expensive at around ₹ 109,900, and anywhere near that price would indeed have customers considering wares from Samsung and Apple instead. It’s probably a good move not to bring in at this time. But, the tech media do get a look at it, which is nice, and it serves as a reminder of what Oppo can do when it puts its mind to it. We did, after all, have a similar look at the company’s incredible roll-out phone some time ago.

The design of the Find X5 Pro has some instantly noticeable and distinctive points. For one, the camera lenses do not sit in a raised square as is typical with other phones. It is in an amorphous undulating area giving it a funky futuristic look. The back is glossy ceramic in the black version I got to see. Despite the mirror finish, you would have to work a little to get fingerprints to show. On the back, you also notice Oppo’s prominent logo along with Hasselblad’s. Some like that and some do not, but it is what it is.

This device is quite surprisingly heavy. On top of that, the ceramic makes it overly smooth and slippery. If you set it down on something slightly tilted, it’ll surely ride off on its own. A case is quite important.

Overall, the look and build of the Find X5 Pro scream premium.

Top notch specs

The 6.7-inch display is stellar AMOLED with a QuadHD + (3216×1440) resolution. It has a dynamic refresh rate that ranges from 10Hz to 120Hz. There’s just a tiny dot for the front camera. It instantly looks as premium as the phone does with deep colors and sharp, crisp details.

But this phone does not just feel fast because of the refresh rate. It runs on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Graphics are handled by Oppo’s MariSilicon X chip. It’s on Android 12, of course, with Oppo’s ColorOS 12.1 on top.

A highlight of the Find X5 Pro is its partnership with Hasselblad. So does OnePlus, but then OnePlus is part of Oppo. Hasselblad’s expertise is used for the camera’s color science. The primary camera is a 50MP Sony IMX766 with integrated gimbal stabilization. The ultra wide lens is also a 50MP Sony IMX766. There’s a 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical and 20x digital zoom and happens to shoot rather nice macro shots.

The phone has a 5,000mAh battery with 80W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and reverse charging.

The two things Oppo is most proud of with the Find X5 Pro are the futuristic curved body design in ceramic (it looks just as interesting in white) and the photography capabilities of the camera set with Hasselblad inputs. The rest is made up of all the most recent specs. And yes, they prove yet again that they can make a proper flagship.

Published on

May 05, 2022

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