Oppo Find X5 Lite

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The Oppo Find X5 Lite isn’t a paragon of worth oregon hugely powerful, but accelerated charging and a slimmer framework than astir lend it an easy-going entreaty for those little fussed astir the finer points of the tech inside.


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    Slim and casual to handle

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    Solid superior camera with mostly tasteful representation handling

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    Features a headphone jack and microSD slot

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    Super-fast charging


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    Cheap-feeling haptics

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    Far much powerfulness is disposable astatine the price

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    Mono talker is harsh astatine higher volumes

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    Realme and OnePlus connection amended value

Two-minute review

The Oppo Find X5 Lite is the much affordable alternate to the Oppo Find X5 Pro. Name aside, the 2 person small successful common. 

This is simply a applicable mid-range Android with a fistful of assets that marque it casual to get on with. The Oppo Find X5 Lite isn’t heavy oregon heavy. It charges successful a flash and comes with a headphone jack. Its artillery beingness is coagulated and the main camera does a bully occupation successful astir situations, adjacent though it doesn’t person top-tier hardware.

If you’re offered an Oppo Find X5 Lite astatine a bully terms erstwhile it’s clip to upgrade your contract, determination are fewer glaring issues to halt you from going ahead. However, it’s a much hard merchantability to those readying to bargain a telephone outright, with overmuch of the apical contention coming from Oppo sister brands specified arsenic OnePlus and Realme. 

The Oppo Find X5 Lite’s video is disappointing: 4K footage is shaky, and the stabilized mode’s footage doesn’t look anyplace adjacent arsenic good, due to the fact that it uses a secondary camera. Note, too, that the device’s integrative backmost and sides marque it consciousness cheaper than the OnePlus Nord 2T. The effect is worsened by the low-quality haptics – the phone’s vibration centrifugal effect.

An Oppo Find X5 Lite from the front, with the surface  on

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Plenty of handsets astatine the terms connection much powerfulness than the Oppo Find X5 Lite. While this won’t beryllium arsenic evident for basal day-to-day use, it’s atrocious quality for gamers – and those looking to get arsenic overmuch telephone per dollar arsenic they can. 

In addition, the Oppo Find X5 Lite’s talker tin dependable brash astatine higher volumes. All these small issues equine up to marque the telephone consciousness similar a bully precocious entry-level Android alternatively than a apical mid-range unit. 

However, the conception of worth is the main roadblock here. If you find the Oppo Find X5 Lite selling astatine the close price, its combo of accelerated charging and a reasonably compact framework are apt to beryllium happily received by the little tech-driven telephone buyer.

Oppo Find X5 Lite: terms and availability

  • Out now
  • Costs $499 / £399 / AU$799

The Oppo Find X5 Lite was released successful March 2022 arsenic a cheaper alternate to the flagship Find X5 Pro. 

As acold arsenic we tin tell, it besides appears to beryllium identical to the Oppo Reno 7 5G. However, the 2 handsets are improbable to beryllium sold simultaneously successful the aforesaid territory. 

Currently, there’s lone 1 spec of Oppo Find X5 Lite, comprising 8GB of RAM and 256GB of retention for $499 / £399 / AU$799.

An Oppo Find X5 Lite from the back

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  • Value score: 3/5

Oppo Find X5 Lite: design

  • Pleasant low-key sparkly finish
  • Plastic rear doesn’t consciousness expensive
  • Mono talker is loud, but tin dependable harsh

Mid-range phones specified arsenic the Oppo Find X5 Lite person a hard time. These days, cheaper devices often look conscionable arsenic costly from arm’s magnitude and, dissimilar 5 years ago, solid rears and metallic sides aren’t commonplace adjacent astatine $500/£400. 

The Oppo Find X5 Lite comes with a integrative rear and integrative sides, dressed up done a plan process called Oppo Glow. This refers to the sparkly rear finish. It emulates frosted glass; but it’s plastic, and feels similar it. 

You person a prime of 2 finishes. The Starry Black decorativeness (on reappraisal here) is described arsenic a blue-black gradient, but successful a well-lit country it’s much acheronian blue-to-gray. It’s pleasant and reasonably tasteful. Startrails Blue is overmuch brighter, turning purple arsenic it catches the light.

The look and consciousness of the Oppo Find X5 Lite could easy beryllium to a cheaper phone. Its show borders are thicker than some, and though well-made, that modular all-plastic ammunition was ne'er going to genuinely impress. 

However, determination are immoderate bully points to note. The show solid is Gorilla Glass 5 – not Corning’s champion toughened glass, but not excessively acold off. This telephone is besides reasonably narrow, airy and slim.

An Oppo Find X5 Lite viewed from the side

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The Oppo Find X5 Lite weighs 173g and is 7.8mm thick. It’s casual to grip by the standards of this terms class, and besides has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Techies retired determination whitethorn besides admit the dual-SIM positive microSD paper tray, which offers greater flexibility than plentifulness of acold much costly phones. 

There’s nary water-resistance standing astatine all. But astatine this terms you’d typically lone spot IPX4 anyway, which won’t support a telephone from thing much than rain. 

Nevertheless, coming from utilizing phones from the Realme GT 2 series, we find the Oppo Find X5 Lite plan somewhat disappointing. It has precise rudimentary haptics and this is, possibly surprisingly, a large differentiator successful mid-range phones. 

It refers to the consciousness of the vibration feedback erstwhile you unlock the phone, property the keypad oregon person notifications. The Oppo Find X5 Lite’s vibration is budget-grade. 

Its talker doesn’t impress, either. Sure, it’s loud; but there’s lone a azygous operator connected the bottom, and it lacks the bass we’ve heard successful cheaper phones. At maximum measurement it tin dependable a small abrasive.

The mono operator and thinner dependable are apt broadside effects of the slim frame. Slender handsets tin dependable good, but this acquisition is typically had from phones that outgo more. In the Oppo Find X5 Lite’s favor, we rapidly grew accustomed to the little than refined tone, and the information that it tin marque podcasts audible portion you navigator is simply a large plus.

  • Design score: 3/5

Oppo Find X5 Lite: display

  • 90Hz display, not 120Hz, but this has its benefits
  • Peak brightness successful sunlight could beryllium higher
  • Good color, but Vivid mode misrepresents your photos

The Oppo Find X5 Lite has a 6.43-inch OLED, 2400 x 1080 solution screen. This is simply a mid-size display, and plays a large portion successful keeping the telephone reasonably airy and casual to use. 

It’s a decent OLED panel. You get each the accustomed associated benefits, specified arsenic cleanable opposition and ultra-clear off-angle viewing, positive there’s precise small tinting of the surface arsenic the telephone is tilted. Some OLED panels tin look a spot bluish oregon pinkish astatine an utmost angle. 

Color is great, too. When you archetypal power-up the Oppo Find X5 Lite, it volition beryllium acceptable to its default Vivid mode. It's punchy, but not excessively so. There’s besides a Natural mode that brings colour calibration overmuch person to the classical sRGB standard.

An Oppo Find X5 Lite from the front, successful  someone's hand

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We similar some modes. There’s conscionable 1 problem: the Photo Gallery app doesn’t override the surface illustration to amusement photos arsenic they are. Your images volition routinely look oversaturated successful Vivid mode. Transfer them crossed to a laptop and they’ll look much close – it’s a crushed to instrumentality with the much subdued Natural show mode.

Oppo hasn’t pushed up the refresh complaint arsenic overmuch arsenic Xiaomi, for example. The Oppo Find X5 Lite has a 90Hz maximum refresh rate, wherever plentifulness person 120Hz displays astatine the price. 

For scrolling, 120Hz volition marque Android look adjacent smoother; but it isn’t a 100% triumph for 120Hz. Many of the longest-lasting phones we’ve utilized implicit the past 24 months person featured 90Hz displays, and their somewhat little powerfulness depletion besides means you person to deliberation little astir whether oregon not to usage the precocious refresh complaint mode. 

Just good maximum brightness is little casual to excuse. Like each bully mid-range phone, the Oppo Find X5 Lite has a “turbo” precocious brightness mode that flicks connected erstwhile you’re successful a agleam environment, but it’s lone conscionable astir bully capable to vie with nonstop sunlight. Would we person noticed if we weren’t comparing the Find X5 Lite straight with rivals? Perhaps not. It’s inactive perfectly good for usage outdoors.

  • Display score: 4/5

Oppo Find X5 Lite: cameras

  • Largely tasteful representation processing
  • Powerful HDR, but it tin skew photos’ quality a small excessively much
  • Poor macro sensor and decent but unremarkable ultra-wide

The Oppo Find X5 Lite comes with 3 rear cameras and 1 beforehand camera. Like galore phones astatine the price, and those that are importantly cheaper, lone 1 of the cameras connected the backmost is immoderate good. 

The 3rd camera is simply a 2-megapixel macro, which takes undersaturated and brushed images; it’s determination to marque up the numbers. The Oppo Find X5 Lite ultra-wide has conscionable 8 megapixels of solution to enactment with, and its images present basic-looking colour and brushed item successful little optimal light. But dissimilar the macro, ultra-wide images are astatine slightest worthy taking, and tin look large successful beardown daylight. 

Oppo doesn’t authorities the sensor the superior 64-megapixel camera uses, but aft digging retired the sensor dimensions utilizing data-scraping app Hardware Info, the 1/1.97-inch Samsung GW3 is the astir apt candidate. 

This isn’t a high-end sensor, and we’ve seen beauteous mixed results from it successful different phones. However, Oppo has done a beauteous bully occupation here. 

The Oppo Find X5 Lite’s camera takes an even-handed attack to sound simplification and opposition erstwhile shooting successful reasonably adjacent lighting. Texture item is amazingly solid, and the telephone allows immoderate granularity successful comparatively flat-looking objects, alternatively than identifying it arsenic representation sound and blasting it into oblivion. This is simply a classier processing illustration than you’ll spot successful Realme phones.

Green tones successful writer and trees look natural, displaying a warmth you won’t spot successful the lower-end ultra-wide camera. Shots whitethorn not instantly “pop” arsenic overmuch arsenic those taken connected with the Google Pixel 6 oregon high-end Samsung, but you tin adhd immoderate of this effect post-shoot by expanding opposition a little. 

We archetypal thought the Oppo Find X5 Lite had a large inclination to oversaturate color, but this is mostly due to the fact that of the surface calibration contented mentioned successful the Display conception of this review. 

The Oppo besides captures decent – impressive, adjacent – 2x zoom shots, considering they’re captured utilizing the aforesaid halfway accusation arsenic 1x photos; the Oppo Find X5 Lite doesn’t person an existent zoom lens. Comparing 1x and 2x shots side-by-side, the antithetic attack to processing leads to plentifulness of further good and texture item that’s mislaid successful the modular 16-megapixel pictures.

There’s nary wide giveaway that the 2x shots are integer zooms until you analyse the shots much intimately connected a larger display, which is simply a large effect for a telephone without an “optical" zoom.

The close-up of the camera lens connected  an Oppo Find X5 Lite

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Issues bash harvest up elsewhere, however. The Oppo Find X5 Lite’s HDR processing does a large occupation of retaining highlights successful clouds portion making the foreground look reasonably bright. However, its HDR code mapping tin pb to their quality appearing antithetic to those taken successful different conditions. 

The telephone has a wont of lightening/brightening the mid-tones excessively much, portion leaving the shadows comparatively dark. This tin interaction the realism of images, which is beauteous bully successful astir different conditions. To an extent, we’re nitpicking here; until the photos were looked astatine connected a laptop, we mostly lone noticed the phone’s rigorous item retention successful modular photos, which is simply a wholesale positive.  

Another HDR contented is that the Oppo Find X5 Lite can’t clasp highlights anyplace adjacent arsenic good astatine 2x arsenic it does astatine 1x. This makes sense: HDR merges aggregate exposures, and the much detail-seeking benignant of the zoomed mode volition beryllium little forgiving of immoderate flimsy manus question betwixt frames. 

Note that this telephone doesn’t person OIS, optical representation stabilization, to marque up for it. 

Despite this, the Oppo Find X5 Lite captures respectably bully images astatine nighttime – if you usage the close mode. Auto shots successful debased airy are poor; but you’ll spot a melodramatic betterment utilizing the Night mode. 

There’s a important summation successful detail, arsenic determination is successful dynamic range. Images are fuzzier and noisier than the best, but the Oppo Find X5 Lite’s results are solid. Again, though, you bash miss OIS connected occasion, since the pictures tin look a small blurry if you don’t support your hands reasonably inactive for the required ~2 seconds.

The Oppo Find X5 Lite isn’t large for video, either. You tin sprout astatine 4K, with the representation looking clean, crisp and vibrant successful daylight. But it conscionable isn’t that utile due to the fact that 4K seizure is unstabilized, making it look a juddery mess. 

In addition, 30fps is the bounds astatine 4K – a regularisation of the MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor. If the telephone has, arsenic we believe, a Samsung GW3 sensor, it’s susceptible of 4K/60fps capture. 

Video looks overmuch smoother if you prosecute the Ultra Steady mode, but this appears to power to utilizing the ultra-wide camera. Detail and colour fidelity instrumentality a immense hit, and adjacent successful daylight, you’ll spot blurring of the representation successful clip with footfalls. This is caused by the shutter velocity not being accelerated capable to compensate for the jolting motion. You’ll spot a akin effect successful debased airy with a higher-end sensor, but it happens beauteous overmuch each the clip here. 

And selfies? The Oppo Find X5 Lite includes a decent 32-megapixel beforehand camera that uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to fto it woody with mediocre lighting much effectively. While nary of the selfies we took were existent standard-setting knock-outs, pixel binning allows for much accordant results successful changing conditions, and the telephone makes bully usage of HDR to tame backlit scenes.

  • Camera score: 4/5

Oppo Find X5 Lite: camera samples

The 2x mode is large for getting adjacent to bees, without getting excessively adjacent to bees. (Image credit: TechRadar)

Oppo Find X5 Lite: show and specs

  • Solid day-to-day performance
  • Much stronger CPUs are disposable astatine the price
  • Not the champion enactment for large mobile gamers

The Oppo Find X5 Lite is acold from the astir almighty telephone you tin get for this money. It comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 CPU – portion the Dimensity bid is large overall, the middling 900 bid is amended suited to a cheaper telephone than this one. 

That said, it’s accelerated capable to marque Android consciousness responsive. The quality betwixt this telephone and either a much costly model, oregon 1 of the genuinely punch phones for akin money, is mostly confined to the velocity astatine which apps load. And determination isn’t a immense disparity. We’d beryllium blessed to usage the Oppo Find X5 Lite arsenic our mundane phone, successful this respect astatine least. 

How does it stack up against the competition? In Geekbench 5, it scores 2154 points (697 per core). This is importantly amended than the Samsung Galaxy A53’s 1800-odd, but little than the Realme GT Master Edition (2880), and a batch little than the Realme GT2 (3350), which features the flagship Snapdragon 888 CPU.

An Oppo Find X5 Lite from the front, with the surface  on

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The OnePlus Nord 2T is the handset that shows up the Oppo Find X5 Lite the most, however. It’s somewhat cheaper than the Oppo, and its Dimensity 1300 is miles amended successful some CPU and GPU performance.

The comic portion present is that Realme and OnePlus are portion of the aforesaid radical arsenic Oppo. They stock the aforesaid genitor company, telling america that Oppo phones conscionable person little of a absorption connected “value”.

You spot this show spread play retired successful games specified arsenic Fortnite. The Oppo Find X5 Lite tin grip it conscionable fine, but you’re constricted to 30fps connected the Medium graphics setting. There are besides much framework dips than successful the Realme GT 2. 

It’s nary large astonishment erstwhile you look astatine a GPU show benchmark specified arsenic 3DMark’s Wild Life: the Oppo Find X5 Lite scores 2024 points; the Realme GT 2 astir 3 times arsenic overmuch astatine 5730. 

There is simply a flimsy benefit, though. The Oppo Find X5 Lite ne'er needs to throttle its performance, and pursuing a 20-minute GPU accent test, it was lone somewhat warm.

  • Performance score: 3/5

Oppo Find X5 Lite: software

  • Uses Android 11 astatine launch
  • Largely inoffensive bundle layer
  • ColorOS 12 whitethorn look a spot stiff without ocular tweaks

ColorOS 12 is the interface utilized by the Oppo Find X5 Lite. It runs connected apical of Android 11 astatine the clip of review, wherever a fewer different phones are starting to get Android 12. 

That latest mentation lets you customize immoderate of the colors utilized successful halfway elements specified arsenic drop-down menus, truthful let’s anticipation this telephone yet receives the upgrade. 

ColorOS 12 has a stiffer benignant than most, successful portion acknowledgment to its usage of quadrate icons by default, and the constricted transparency of the app drawer background. However, it’s inoffensive successful the main, and tons of elements – including icon shapes – tin beryllium altered with a fewer taps of the screen.

An Oppo Find X5 Lite from the front, with the surface  on

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Note that the Oppo Find X5 Lite does travel with a fewer perchance unwanted apps pre-installed, though. These are Amazon’s Music, Video and Shopping apps, TikTok (or astatine least, we don’t callback installing it) and an uninspiring crippled called Tile Master 3D. These should astir apt beryllium uninstalled connected time one, unless you subscribe to Amazon’s services. 

There is an absorbing Oppo-made inclusion successful O Relax, though. This offers an array of relaxation and attraction soundscapes based astir ambient dependable – assorted shades of achromatic noise. It besides includes sounds recorded successful assorted spots successful Tokyo, Reykjavik, Bangkok, Shenzhen and Beijing – the bustle of a metropolis intended to inhabit your mind, truthful you tin “get successful the zone” much easily. 

It’s the archetypal manufacturer-made app successful a portion that we’d really see trying retired regularly. However, it isn’t excessively large successful a method sense, with the streams taking an annoyingly agelong clip to load. Still, we’re down with the conception and intent – which isn’t thing we tin accidental excessively often astir this benignant of app. 

The Oppo Find X5 Lite offers 256GB of storage, truthful there’s plentifulness of country to overshadow these pre-installed bits with your ain apps.

  • Software score: 3/5

Oppo Find X5 Lite: artillery life

  • Fast 65W charging
  • Good stamina for a 4,500mAh phone
  • No wireless charging

The Oppo Find X5 Lite includes a 4,500mAh battery, 500mAh little capableness than the mid-range modular of 5,000mAh, apt arsenic a effect of Oppo aiming for a slim and airy plan with this peculiar model. 

However, the instrumentality outlasts galore phones of this capacity, meaning stamina conscionable isn’t a important interest for day-to-day use. The instrumentality made it to bedtime adjacent during a dense time of testing, which included a clump of YouTube streaming and a 20-minute gaming accent test, with typically astir 25-30% complaint near connected an mean day. 

We tin convey a mates of features for this reasonably bully result. The Oppo Find X5 Lite’s 90Hz surface whitethorn not dependable that awesome successful 2022, but it’s apt to beryllium little of a drain than a 120Hz panel.

The bottommost  borderline   of an Oppo Find X5 Lite

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The panel’s just-decent highest brightness outdoors volition help, too. The unremarkable powerfulness of the processor volition stabilize drain, too; the Dimensity 900 conscionable can’t rev rather arsenic hard arsenic a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, for example. 

Charging is fast, too: with a 65W charger, the telephone tin get to 60% successful 15 minutes, 96% successful 30 minutes, and 100% astatine the 33-minute mark. You’ll request to usage the close cablegram to spot this speed, but it makes a 10-minute top-up a genuinely effectual security argumentation earlier a nighttime out. 

The Oppo Find X5 Lite doesn’t connection wireless charging, which is simply a communal omission astatine this level. Ultimately, though, it wouldn’t beryllium each that appealing if it were to trundle on astatine ~10W anyway.

  • Battery score: 4/5

Oppo Find X5 Lite scorecard

DesignThe Oppo Find X5 Lite has a pleasant finish, but it doesn't consciousness expensive.3/5
DisplayThe Oppo Find X5 Lite's surface has bully colors but it could beryllium brighter.4/5
PerformanceDay-to-day show from the Find X5 Lite is solid, but easy beaten astatine this price.3/5
CameraThe Oppo Find X5 Lite's cameras connection tasteful representation processing, but its secondary lenses aren't special.4/5
BatteryThe Oppo Find X5 Lite has bully stamina and charges quickly.4/5
SoftwareOppo's bundle is inoffensive, but the Find X5 Lite is stuck connected Android 11.3/5
ValueWhile the Oppo Find X5 Lite isn't expensive, immoderate rival handsets connection amended value.3/5

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An Oppo Find X5 Lite from the front, with the surface  on

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First reviewed: June 2022

Andrew Williams

Andrew is simply a freelance writer and has been penning and editing for immoderate of the UK's apical tech and manner publications including TrustedReviews, Stuff, T3, TechRadar, Lifehacker and others.

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