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Oppo Find X5 series: All you need to know about the new flagship phones

Oppo has announced the three-strong Oppo Find X5 series, comprising of the Oppo Find X5 Pro, Find X5, and Find X5 Lite.

The flagship Oppo Find X5 Pro and the Oppo Find X5 look well equipped to take on the usual super-flagship and flagship titans respectively, with a particular focus on photographic prowess.

Like last year’s Oppo Find X3 Pro, both the Oppo Find X5 Pro and the Find X5 offer exactly the same high-grade Sony IMX766 image sensor on both the wide and ultra-wide cameras, as well as the same 13MP telephoto and 32MP selfie cam.

New this year is Oppo’s own MariSilicon X NPU, which brings the promise of increased AI assistance to the camera system. Most notably, this dedicated processor is said to enable “best-in-class” 4K Night Video.

Elsewhere, the Oppo Find X5 Pro gains 5-axis OIS to its wide camera, which seemingly provides a similarly spooky level of stabilisation to the iPhone 13’s sensor‑shift OIS system. The Pro also gets a new 13-channel spectral sensor, which replaces last year’s 5-channel RGBCW sensor, for more accurate colour spectrum detection.

Talking of which, both camera systems benefit from Hasselblad color tuning. This partnership has also yielded a Hasselblad XPAN mode, which replicates a classic camera shooting experience with a unique 65:24 aspect ratio.

Away from the cameras, the Oppo Find X5 Pro supplies Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 power with 12GB of RAM and an enlarged multi-tier cooling system, while the Oppo Find X5 goes with that chip’s predecessor, the Snapdragon 888, and 8GB of RAM. Both phones supply 256GB of internal storage as standard.

The Oppo Find X5 Pro is fronted by a 6.7-inch WQHD+ AMOLED LTPO display, with a refresh rate that can scale from 1 to 120Hz and a 1300 nit peak brightness. This too appears much the same as last year’s Oppo Find X3 Pro. The Oppo Find X5 goes with a 6.55-inch OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate.

We’re glad to see that the battery provision has improved, with the Oppo Find X5 Pro gaining a 5000 mAh cell (up from 4500 mAh). The Oppo Find X5 has a slightly smaller 4800 mAh battery.

Both phones pack rapid 80W wired charging support for 0 to 50% in 12 minutes, with the necessary SuperVOOC charger bundled into the box. The Find X5 Pro also supports 50W AirVOOC wireless charging, while the Find X5 supports a still-creditable 30W.

All of this is wrapped up in a Find X5 Pro design that continues the aesthetic of the Oppo Find X3 Pro, most notably in the distinctively curved ceramic blister of the camera module. This time it’s got a jaunty asymmetrical element to it.

That element is echoed in the design of the Find X5, though you don’t get the same seamless sweep to the rear, and the material used is frosted glass rather than ceramic.

Both phones ship with ColorOS 12.1 layered on top of Android 12, which makes full use of Google’s smart home screen palette customisation.

The Oppo Find X5 Pro ships in Glaze Black and Ceramic White on 24 March at a price of £1,049, which is £50 less than the Find X3 Pro at launch. The OPPO Find X5 will be available in Black and White on the same day for £749.

Oppo Find X5 Lite

Oppo also announced the Oppo Find X5 Lite, which as you’d expect is a more affordable alternative to the Find X5 Pro and Find X5.

It doesn’t have the same top-notch cmaera system as the other two, but Oppo is still pushing its photographic chops. Apparently, the Find X5 Lite is “capable of capturing DSLR-like portraits” with its 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro. That’s a very similar spec to last year’s Oppo Find X3 Lite, minus a 2MP depth sensor.

The Lite is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chip and 8GB of RAM, much like the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G. It’s fronted by a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

Its 4500 mAh battery is fed by an impressive 65W SuperVOOC charger, and it comes with a generous 256GB of internal storage.

The Oppo Find X5 Lite will be available in Starry Black and Startrails Blue from 24 March priced at £419.

Oppo also announced the Oppo Enco X2, which is the follow-up to the quietly accomplished Oppo Enco X true wireless earphones, and the Oppo Watch Free smartwatch, an “affordable and stylish smartwatch” with a focus on fitness tracking.

The OPPO Enco X2 will be available from 15 April priced at £169, while the OPPO Watch Free will be available from 24 March priced at £89.

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