Oppo has introduced its flagship series, the Find X5 series in Kenya. The Find X5 series brings board superior 5G performance, industry-leading battery capabilities, and MariSilicon X Imaging NPU that promises an Improved camera performance among many other high-end performance features.
Oppo Kenya sent us a review unit of the Find X5 unit ( it comes in two outstanding shades of glaze black and ceramic white, our unit is black) to unbox and do a full review of the unit. We’ve had our hands on the unit and here’s what we got to say.
In the box
The phone is packaged in a simple black and metallic grey packaging with the name of the phone on the top side, the Hasselblad branding and the Oppo brand name on the side.
In the box we have:
-The Find X5 device
- Find X5 phone (black)
- Silicone phone case
- 80W charger
- USB-C charging cable
- Quick guide
- Sim ejector tool
- Safety guide
Oppo Find X5 quick features
The OPPO Find X5 brings a vibrant design that features a 6.55-inch LTPS curved AMOLED screen display, a Full HD+ resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The phone is designed in a streamlined curve and comes in two outstanding shades of glaze black and ceramic white.
It gives a premium look and feels made out of unique frosted glass, giving it a silky, unique glossy finish, that is both scratches resistant and fingerprint-proof; not to mention splash, and dust resistant thus always appearing newer for much longer.
The glaze black mode has a dark black eye-catching mirror finish that gives it a unique glow, making it an elegant accessory for the most discerning eye., it feels quite smooth and seamlessly transitions to the side frames without forming any unwanted ridges.
On the sides, it’s slightly curved for easy hold and navigating around the phone coupled with thinner bezels for a user-friendly experience.
The front glass also hosts a similar smooth finish giving it a more high-end look. It comes with an almost invisible screen protector that adopts a curved design.
We have a volume button on the left panel, and a fingerprint sensor also acts as the power button on the right panel oppo went for separate buttons on either side of the phone like in most premium phones. See photos below.
The phone also packs a unique set-up on the sim tray stashed in between the USB-C charging port and the loudspeaker grille. Oppo didn’t include a MicroSD card slot but 256GM of space is more than enough. Oppo also minimized on antennae openings on the phone, perhaps to enhance its looks and improve the signal quality.
You will notice OPPO Find X5 also features 360° Smart Antenna 3.0 that keeps you connected, whichever way you hold your phone, wherever you may be by complementing your style and effortlessly making a statement of sophistication on your behalf.
Hardware and specs
The Oppo Find X5 smartphone comes hosts an angled triple camera system made up of a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultrawide angle lens and a 13MP telephoto camera.
The X5 is equipped with a 50-megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 2-axis OIS for more stable videos and sharper photos. It also comes with a 50-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture though no freeform lens, and there’s a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom.
It has a 5-channel colour spectral sensor. The phone adopts a Hasselblad iconic camera design alongside Oppo’s new MariSilicon neural image processing unit that adopts powerful AI Noise reduction and dynamic processing to eliminate noise in dark areas and detain details in bright areas at 4K resolution for more clarity.
The Marislicon X enhances the performance of the sensor helps to help you capture videos with a great dynamic range of Ultra Night Video and the 4K Ultra HD Video take videography using the OPPO Find X5 series at a whole new level. It also enhances all colour, tone, sound and clarity of the moment are captured in its truest form – with no compromise on quality, regardless of the time of day.
The Find X5 series adopts a 32MP front camera with even much more camera options including Portrait, dual view, slow motion, and Pano. Co-developed with Hasselblad, the OPPO Find X5 camera delivers a rich and vibrant colour experience thanks to the dedicated imaging Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which will offer the user a world-class imaging experience, enabling them to magnificently capture every valued moment, no matter the lighting.
“With the Find X5 Series, we have raised the bar for flagship smartphones in terms of style and performance, while never stopping in our exploration of new possibilities.” William Liu, Vice President and President of Global Marketing at OPPO.
Here are some shots were taken with the phone:
Oppo Find X comes with a fast-charging feature that is an ultimate time-saver. When the battery is low, you will also not experience low battery anxiety. Find X5 also introduces the Battery Health Engine, which helps maintain optimal battery life over a longer period of time – up to 1600 charging cycles, roughly two times the industry standard lifespan. At 10 per cent, you can stream YouTube, or watch Netflix on your way home without the phone going off.
Despite its class-leading power, OPPO has doubled down on efforts to boost battery life on Find X5 and level-up power management. The large, 4800mAh dual-cell battery reflects a capacity increase of more than 11 per cent over Find X3.
Body: Dimensions 160.3 x 72.6 x 8.7 mm (6.31 x 2.86 x 0.34 in) Weight 196 g (6.91 oz)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back, aluminium frame
Sim: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY &Resolution: 6.55-inch LTPS curved AMOLED screen display, a Full HD+ resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate 1080 x 2400 pixels 20:9 (~402ppi density)
Size: 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~89.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, silicon protector
Platform: OS:Android 12, ColorOS V12.1
Processor: SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core, Marisilicon NPU Imaging
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55
GPU: Adreno 660
Memory: No Memory Card slot, ROM 256GB 8GB RAM 3.1
Camera: Triple 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS
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
features: Hasselblad Color Calibration, LED flash, HDR, panorama, Dual video, slow motion, long exposure, pro, text scanner, time-lapse,Xpan, portrait and film
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS; HDR, 10‑bit video
Selfie camera: Single 32 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
Features Panorama, Portrait, time-lapse, sticker,
Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Sound: Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers, No headphone jack
Comms: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB: USB Type-C 3.1
Other features: Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, colour spectrum
Battery: Type Li-Po 4800 mAh, non-removable, Fast charging 80W
Colours: Colors Glaze Black and ceramic White
Find X5 is an excellent option if you are looking for a high-end device for your daily use. I love the large display which gives the phone a solid build. The phone also adopts a Hasselblad iconic camera design alongside Oppo’s new MariSilicon neural image processing unit that brings about powerful AI Noise reduction and dynamic processing to eliminate noise in dark areas and detain details in bright areas at 4K resolution for more clarity and enough storage space even for heavy usage.