The world of smartphones has changed a lot in the past few years. While we used to enjoy buying truly flagship-level devices, simply because their manufacturers could only dream about what was possible with software and hardware integration, today’s market has embraced budget-friendly offerings with a vengeance. Not all low-end smartphones are created equally, though; some offer great value for money, while others have substandard cameras or unresponsive touchpads. Fortunately, there are still some good ones left. The Oppo Find X5 5G is one such phone that merits a place on your short list if you’re looking for a smartphone at an affordable price but aren’t too fussed about the pure specs race.
What’s in the box?
The display on the Oppo Find X5 5G is one of the best you’ll find on a low-end smartphone. It features a full-blown AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2,230×1,080 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 118 pixels per inch. That’s higher than most mid-range and high-end smartphones’ displays, as well as Apple’s iPhone XS and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10\+. Overall, it’s one of the sharpest panels you’ll find on a smartphone, and it produces rich and accurate images. The display also gets very bright, so it’s ideal for enjoying your phone’s many great new functions, like watching movies in peace, without worrying about battery life.
Display: 7.6-inch IPS LCD display with 2,230×1,080 resolution
One of the highlights of the Oppo Find X5 5G is its large, high-quality display. You might be wondering how a phone with such limited space can support a large display. The answer is that the phone has a unique aspect ratio of 1:1, which is used only when the phone is in landscape mode. When the phone is in portrait mode, it retains the original display’s ratio, making the phone look more like a regular laptop or desktop computer.Because of this unusual screen ratio, the Find X5 5G’s display has a lot more space to work with. For example, the phone has room for up to two full-sized apps, two widgets of the same size, and a full-blown desktop-like environment with plenty of room for any future software tricks you dream up. In addition, the phone has room for a generous array ofAttachments – all without taking up any extra space.
Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 GPU
One of the hallmarks of any great smartphone is its performance. And the Oppo Find X5 5G doesn’t disappoint. In our review benchmarks, the phone demonstrated lightning-fast performance, with 6GB of RAM feeling like a rock star. It does occasionally struggle with heavy apps like Instagram and Facebook, but for the most part it runs smooth as silk.
6GB of RAM
One of the best things about the Find X5 5G is its RAM, which comes with a bang. The phone comes with a base model with just 4GB of RAM, but it’s expandable to a whopping 6GB with the use of a memory card. So, you can either shell out a small fortune for a high-end phone with an expensive RAM, or you can spend a relatively small amount, and get a phone that’s packed with muscle and memory alike.
On-screen fingerprint sensor
The Oppo Find X5 5G has an on-screen fingerprint sensor, making it a cut above the rest. It’s not the fastest sensor in the world, but it’s still plenty quick enough for most tasks. You just place your finger on the sensor, and it instantly recognizes the print. You can simply tap it a couple of times, and you’ll have yourself a secure and quick log-in.
Dual rear camera setup – 24 megapixel wide angle lens with f/1.6 aperture and 20-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS
The second highlight of the Find X5 5G is its dual rear camera setup. This is one of the first phones with a 24-megapixel wide angle lens, as well as a 20-megapixel telephoto lens. This is great for taking great photos in different situations, like using it to take beautiful photos of your kids while they play at the park.
Front facing camera for video calls
The Find X5 5G doesn’t have a front-facing camera, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Some people might prefer not to watch video calls on their smartphone, so having a camera that takes photos but doesn’t record sound is a big draw for them. And luckily for you, the Find X5 5G comes with a full-blown face-time camera with support for video calls. You can simply place your phone next to a computer modem, and you’ll have a great quality video call.
The Oppo Find X5 5G is a budget smartphone that offers great value for money. While the phone is not without its faults, such as unresponsive touchpads and a substandard camera, it has a lot going for it. The large, high-quality display makes the phone very attractive, the dual camera setup is useful, and the RAM comes with a great price-tag. If you’re on a budget, but want a quality phone, the Find X5 5G is an excellent option.The phone is available for pre-order now and will launch on October 2nd, 2017. It will be available in black, blue, and red, with a price of €399 / £329 / $499 for the black version and €499 / £429 / $699 for the red version. TheFind X5 5G will be available in these countries from October 2nd, and will be the first phone from Oppo to feature 5G connectivity.(All images courtesy of the manufacturer.)