OPPO's Find X5 Pro is here to challenge the Galaxy S22 Ultra
What you need to know
- The Find X5 Pro is now official, and it has the latest hardware along with an upgraded camera system that includes 5-axis OIS alongside dual 50MP IMX766 lenses.
- The phone is the first to come out of OPPO's collaboration with Hasselblad, and it sees the introduction of the MariSilicon X NPU in global markets.
- On the charging front, you get 80W wired and 50W wireless charging. There's also a new battery health feature that aims to extend battery life.
Last year's Find X3 Pro was an interesting phone in many ways; it had a unique design backed by the latest available internal hardware, and broke new ground for camera innovation. OPPO is looking to continue that heritage with the Find X5 Pro, its 2022 flagship.
There's a lot to talk about, so let's start with the hardware. The Find X5 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh, tweaks to dynamic scaling, and 1300 nits brightness — just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Like the best Android phones of 2022, it is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and comes in a single model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
There's global 5G connectivity, and while the phone won't be sold in North America, it has the requisite Sub-6 5G bands for the region. There's a 5000mAh battery that now charges at 80W wired and 50W wirelessly, and the bundled charger will allow you to unlock those charging speeds. What I like is that the charger works over USB PD, so you can use it for other phones or notebooks.
The design is largely unchanged from last year, with the housing at the back seamlessly merging into the frame. The effect is undoubtedly cool, and what makes it that much more exciting is that the back is now made out of ceramic. That should make it a little more durable, and you get IP68 dust and water resistance as well.
The big talking point is around the cameras. The Find X5 Pro features dual 50MP IMX766 cameras — one for the main lens and the other for the wide-angle module — with 5-axis OIS that's joined by a 13MP zoom lens with 5x hybrid zoom. You'll also a custom MariSilicon X NPU that is designed to deliver accurate skin tones, boost lighting in low-light shots, and generally make a noticeable difference when taking images with the phone in any lighting scenario.
The other noteworthy addition on the camera side of things is the Hasselblad integration. OPPO notes that it has worked with the Swedish camera giant to deliver natural color calibration, and if the first shots photos are any indication, there's a lot to like here.
And as for the software, the Find X5 Pro runs ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 out of the box and will get three guaranteed Android updates. Overall, the Find X5 Pro brings a lot to the table, and I'm excited to try out what the phone has to offer. We'll have more to share in the review, but in the meantime, go though the Find X5 Pro hands-on for a first look at what's on offer.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.