Sunday, 26 June 2022 15:41

Review: Oppo Find X5 Lite lives up to its name

The Oppo Find X5 Lite. The Oppo Find X5 Lite. Supplied

The Oppo Find X5 Lite is the cheapest device in this flagship line and thus lacks many of the features that are part of the Find X5 Pro and the Find X5, its more expensive cousins. The price ($799) also reflects that.

The company normally issues three models in each series, with the last having been in the Find X3 line. There was no X4 as the word for "four" has a similar sound to the Chinese word for "death."

The Lite looks like any of the Oppo's other models, weighing in at 173 grammes. A plastic case is included in the box, but this is standard issue, and nothing special as in the case of the X5 Pro.

The 6.43-inch AMOLED display has an FHD resolution of 2400x1080p, with 8-bit colour depth and 409PPI. It is clear and easy on the eye, though in bright light things cannot be seen that easily.

The standout feature of the Lite is its charging. The 4500mAh battery easily lasts a day or more and can be charged to 100% in a little more than 30 minutes due to the 65W SUPERVOOC Flash-charging. This, alone, makes it worth the cost.


Photos taken indoors are not the best.

The rear cameras stand out from the back, with a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and 2MP macro camera. These give acceptable pictures when the light is good but indoors the photos come out a bit dull as can be seen.

The degree of zooming in is somewhat limited and anything more than 2x does not yield acceptable results. The front has a 32MP selfie camera.

Like the other two devices in this series, the Lite supports 5G. In Australia, 5G is yet to be available at prices that the common man can afford, but the 4G network is very good, hence this is not a worry.

The Find X5 Lite is built atop a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC and has 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage space. Virtual memory can also be used by the operating system, so there is no fear of memory slowing down operations.

There are two refresh speeds, 90Hz and the standard 60Hz. In-screen fingerprint security is available, as also facial recognition and the standard numeric lock. There is no advertised water or dust-proofing.

The model sent to me for review was the Startrails Blue one; the rear of this does not accumulate fingerprint marks easily.

There is space for two SIMs and also an SD card. The operating system is Android 11 over which is Oppo's ColorOS 12. The Lite model sold in Australia has a standard earphone jack.

The device is available in two colours: Starry Black and Startrails Blue. It is being sold at Vodafone and Optus (black only), JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Big W, Wireless1, Woolworths Mobile, Catch, Kogan, TeleChoice, Yes Distribution, Amazon, MobileCiti, Bing Lee, Australia Post and Retravision.


Height about 160.6 mm

Width about 73.2 mm

Thickness about 7.81 mm

Weight about 173 g (Rounded to the nearest integer)

RAM and ROM Capacities 8 GB + 256 GB

RAM Type LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz 2 x 16-bit

ROM Specifications UFS2.2 @ 2 Lanes HS-Gear3

Phone Storage Card Supported

USB OTG Supported (Reverse charging supported)

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Size 6.43"

Screen Ratio 90.8%

Resolution FHD (2400 × 1080)

Refresh Rate Maximum: 90 Hz Options: 90 Hz or 60 Hz

Touch Sampling Rate Maximum: 180 Hz (2 fingers) Default: 120 Hz (5 fingers)

Colour Gamut Vivid mode: 100% DCI-P3/135% sRGB Gentle mode: 76% DCI-P3/103% sRGB

Colour Depth 16.7 million colours (8-bit)

Pixel Density 409 PPI

Brightness 430 nits (typical); up to 600 nits in sunlight (typical) and up to 800 nits when displaying HDR or HDR10+ contents.

Panel AMOLED (Hard)

Cover Glasses Corning Gorilla Glass 5



64MP Main Camera: f/1.7; FOV 80.5°; 6P lens; AF supported; closed-loop focus motor
8MP Wide Angle Camera: f/2.25; FOV 118.9°; 5P lens
8MP Macro Camera: f/2.4; FOV 88.8°; 3P lens; fixed focus


32MP Front Camera: f/2.4; FOV 85°; 5P lens

Shooting Mode

Rear: Photo, Video, Night, Expert, Panoramic, Portrait, Time-lapse, Slow-motion, Text scanner, Dual-view video, Sticker, Extra HD, Macro, and Soloop templates

Front: Photo, Video, Panoramic, Portrait, Night, Time-lapse, Dual-view video, Sticker, and Slow-motion



Rear Camera supports up to 4K (30fps), 1080P (60fps/30fps), and 720P (60fps/30fps)
Video Slo-mo: 1080P (120fps) and 720P (240fps)
Video stabilisation: EIS, 1080P (60fps), 1080P (30fps)

Video zoom:
1-20x zoom: 4K (30fps), 1080P (60fps/30fps), 720P (60fps/30fps)
0.6x zoom: 1080P (30fps) and 720P (30fps)


Supports 1080P/720P (30fps) (Default: 1080P(30fps)) (Retouch: turned on by default).
Video stabilisation: 1080P (30fps) (1080P (60fps) is not supported)
Video Slo-mo: 1080P (120fps), 720P (240fps)


CPU MediaTek Dimensity 900

CPU Speed Cores 8 cores

GPU ARM Mali-G68 MC4


2 × 2200 mAh/17.02 Wh (min)
2 × 2250 mAh/17.41 Wh (typ)
[Two series-connected cells, equivalent to a total capacity of 4500 mAh]


Biometrics Fingerprint, In-screen fingerprint sensor

Facial Recognition Supported

Sensors Geomagnetic sensor, Proximity sensor, Optical sensor, Accelerometer, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope, Pedometer

Cellular Network



SIM Card Type Nano-SIM card

Frequency Band

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/66 (UL: 1710 MHz–1780 MHz, DL: 2110 MHz–2180 MHz)
TD-LTE: Bands 38/39/40/41
5G SA: 1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/78
5G NSA: 1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/66/77/78



Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11a/b/g/n/
Wi-Fi 2.4G/5.1G/5.8G
Wi-Fi Display and Wi-Fi tethering

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth 5.2, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Bluetooth Audio Codec SBC, AAC, APTX, APTXHD, LDAC

USB Interface USB Type-C

Earphone Jack 3.5 mm


Supports Android Beam, HCE, and UICC
Multi-function NFC: HCE and NFC-SIM

Operating System

ColorOS 12 based on Android 11

Location Technology


Built-in GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, GALILEO and QZSS positioning systems supported.




Google Maps and other third-party map apps are supported.

Price: $799

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