Published on May 31st, 2022 | by James Wright


OPPO FIND X5 Review James Wright

Summary: The OPPO FIND X5 delivers top-end performance but at a fraction of the cost.



Welcome to the new OPPO Find X5 that is powered by the performance driven Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (CPU: Kyro 680, GPU: Adreno 660), has 8GB of RAM plus 256GB of storage which creates a powerful smartphone that really sets itself apart from its competitors. Aesthetically it’s quite a slimline and sleek smartphone that comes in two colours, ceramic white (reviewed) and glazed black with a RRP of $1399AUD (June 2022). It also comes with a 4800mAh (all-day) battery, however with its 80W SUPERVOC technology, it charges the phone to 100% in just 34 minutes.

Additionally, the CPU and GPU combo is perfect for gaming, especially when matched with its customised cooling plus a gaming mode to ensure a stable and fast framerate. So games such as ARK: Survival Evolved, Fornite, Layers of Fear and Call of Duty Mobile all performed very well on the OPPO Find X5 with no issues whatsoever. Supporting the user experience is the high quality AMOLED FHD screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 10-bit color depth of up to 1.07 billion colors. Lastly, this phone has been designed for photography courtesy of high quality camera system that allows for more natural photos plus ultra HDR video for stunning vibrant quality.

Box Contents

  • Phone
  • Charger
  • USB Data Cable
  • SIM Ejector Tool
  • Safety Guider
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Protective Case
  • Recycling Card
  • Exclusive Service Card

The build quality of the OPPO Find X is excellent and measures in at 160.3 mm x 72.6 mm x 8.7 mm with a weight of just 196 grams. While the touch screen takes up most of the front (screen ratio 92.70%), the back has a slightly protruding camera with a silver border around the side edges of the smartphone to add elegance. Needless to say, it’s quite a slimline phone with volume buttons located on the left and the power button on the right. At the bottom is the SIM card tray, USB-C port and the speaker. The only thing missing in its design is a water proof rating, however the more expensive Find X5 Pro does come with this feature. The screen also boasts Gorilla Glass protection to ensure further protection to the high quality screen, however as always, we recommend a tempered glass protector.

Setting up the phone is an easy process and the OPPO Find X5 takes you through a wizard that asks the user a series of questions. Once completed, you are treated to the new Android 12 operating system, however with a twist. That twist is ColorOS 12 which is basically an interface that sits on top of the operating system and gives the user a much more refined experience with some clever smart features. Some of the ColorOS 12 features include easy PC connection, the creation of your very own Omojis based on you, a privacy dashboard to manage permissions plus air gestures to navigate the phone without touching it.


While boot up, navigating the OS is super fast, we also tested the OPPO Find X5 with AnTuTu Benchmark and 3DMark. AnTuTu scored the Find X5 quite high, noting that its score defeated 65% of users, whereas 3DMark mirrored similarly results, including that the phone was too powerful to run some of the tests. The 3DMark Wild Life test noted that the OPPO FIND X5 is 94% faster than all other phones, whereas the extreme mode scored it faster than 50% of all other smartphones. So what does this all mean? While not the fastest phone on the market, it is still a powerhouse when it comes to performance and gaming.



The camera system on the Find X5 is a collaboration with OPPO and Hasselblad who are a leading manufacturer of cameras and lenses that together have created an impressive array of photography all in the palm of your hand. As a result, images feel more natural, colours vibrant and importantly, an overall clarity to the images captured.

OPPO FIND X5 Camera System
50MP Wide-Angle Camera
  • Sony IMX 766 sensor
  • 1/1.56” sensor size
  • f/1.7 aperture
  • All-Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF
50MP Ultra-Wide-Angle Camera
  • Sony IMX 766 sensor
  • 1/1.56” sensor size
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • Native 110.3° field of view
  • All-Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF
13MP Telephoto Camera
  • f/2.4 aperture
  • 5x hybrid optical zoom
  • 20x digital zoom

The camera(s) capture moving images well, including low-light scenarios which is excellent. Complementing all the features is the video capture and again, very smooth video was recorded with vibrant colours. Another highlight was macro shots and if you need evidence, the proof is in the pudding below! Check out our gallery below;


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Final Thoughts?

If you’re looking for a smartphone with high-end features but more importantly, a phone designed for photography, check out the new OPPO Find X5 that is not only fast but great for gaming as well!


For more information, please visit https://www.oppo.com/au/smartphones/series-find-x/find-x5/specs/

Key Features

  • Take your photography to new heights with futuristic technology, housed in a curved body
  • MariSilicon X Imaging NPU
  • Hasselblad Camera for Mobile
  • 4K Ultra Night Video Powered by MariSilicon X
  • Ultra HDR Video
  • 80W SUPERVOOC™ Flash Charge
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 888
  • 1 Billion Colour Bionic Display
  • IP54 Rating – protected from limited dust ingress and water spray

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