Let’s start by examining the Find X5 Pro’s triple-camera system that was co-developed by Oppo and Hasselblad. Back in February of 2022 Hasselblad and Oppo announced a three-year strategic partnership to develop camera technology for the smartphone manufacturer’s flagship Find series, and the Find X5 Pro is the first fruit borne of that collaboration. In particular, the two companies are collaborating to produce camera technology that renders more natural colours and natural skin tones.
Oppo Find X5 Pro cameras
The Find X5 Pro’s main cameras are a 50-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera offering a 110-degree field of view and a 50-megapixel f/1.7 wide-angle camera with five-axis OIS. Oppo says these are dual flagship camera, which are powered by Sony IMX 766 sensors and can capture 10-bit video and record more than a billion colours (we haven’t counted).
There’s also a 13-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera, which is also capable of recording a billion colours.
Interestingly, the microlens camera that Oppo introduced on the Find X3 Pro is missing here, as are the periscope lenses. Oppo doesn’t say why, but it would seem that these were sacrificed in order to pursue its stated aim of better colour accuracy and low light performance under the new partnership with Hasselblad.
The dual flagship cameras also boast glass lenses for the first time, which Oppo says reduces chromatic aberrations by up to 77% compared to plastic lenses. And the wide-angle camera’s five-axis optical image stabilisation is “DSLR equivalent”, according to Oppo, and is the first of its kind on a mobile device. It offers stablisation with sensor shift across three axes and lens shift across two axes. This technology, combined with Oppo’s OIS algorithms, promise sharper stills and more stable videos.
What’s more, Oppo has introduced a 13-channel spectral sensor to replace the five-channel RGBCW sensor from the Find X3 Pro. This is designed to better detect the colour spectrum of a scene. Combined with an upgraded AWB algorithm, the Find X5 Pro promise to produce better skin tones and better reproduce colours from any scene.
All of these upgrades stem from the partnership with Hasselblad, and for a nice extra touch, Oppo worked with several Hasselblad photographers to create a range of Master filters that you can apply to your images.
The 32-megapixel selfie camera uses a Sony IMX709 sensor an an RGBW subpixel matrix that Oppo says enables it to capture 60% more light. It does this by processing the W and RGB signals separately, allowing you to capture more colour and detail in low light. What’s more, the selfie camera can detect when more people are in the frame and switches from an 80- to 90-degree wide angle.
Supporting the Oppo Find X5 Pro’s dual-flagship cameras is a MariSilicon X Imaging NPU that provides efficient AI computing power for Oppo’s 4K Night Video mode. What it does is allows HDR video to be captured in 20-bit, with 120 db dynamic range and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 between the lightest and darkest areas of a scene. The chip’s computing power enables real-time raw processing down at the pixel level without any compression.
The Find X5 Pro can also upscale 720p and 1080p footage to create a high-resolution image at 2160p. Powered by Oppo’s O1 Ultra Vision Engine, the Find X5 Pro can upscale standard definition content to deliver a wider tonal range.
Inside the Oppo Find X5 Pro is the latest generation multicore Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Qualcomm’s flagship GPU delivers 30% higher performance and 25% more power efficiency than its predecessor. What’s more, it supports new AI capabilities.
The Find X5 Pro houses a large 5000mAh dual-cell battery that’s capable of 1600 charging cycles – double the lifespan of most smartphones. What’s more, the phone now supports 80W SuperVOOC Flash charging, meaning you can power the batter from empty to 50% in just 12 minutes. 50W AirVOOC charging enables you to restore the Find X5 Pro from near-empty to 100% in just 47 minutes.
The Oppo Find X5 Pro is large, boasting a 6.7-inch curved screen with 3216 x 1440 resolution. The AMOLED display has a refresh rate of 120Hz. There’s also an under-display fingerprint scanner and a small camera in the top left for facial recognition.
The Find X5 Pro is pre-loaded with Android 12 but also runs Oppo’s ColorOS 12. Effectively, the phone runs a stock version of Android and ColorOS is Oppo’s redesign of its interface. Oppo is basically modifying Android. It aims to make navigation more intuitive by incorporating more gestures and fewer buttons and menus. You can also customise ColorOS to better suit how you use your phone. For instance, you can set it up to use one-handed.
Some people love ColorOS, and other people hate it. If you’ve not used it before, it does take some getting used to.