OPPO Find X5 Pro Review – Beautiful ceramic body, equipped with “MariO” to 1-up night scene photography

Rating: 4.5

I was the only Japanese to be selected as an OPPO Product Ambassador and received the OPPO Find X5 Pro!

Beautiful appearance with ceramic

OPPO Find X5 Pro is a smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Android 12.

The back is ceramic, giving it a smooth and beautiful appearance.

It is equipped with OPPO’s first proprietary imaging NPU “MariSilicon X”, which is said to have improved night photography performance.

This review is done with version CPH2305_11_A.16, 12GB+256GB.

  • AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate support
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1
  • Fast night shot
  • 5000mAh battery with 80W support
  • 50W wireless charging support
  • eSIM support
  • IP68 waterproof and dustproof
  • Slightly heavy
  • Back tends to get hot when gaming
  • Not so good cost performance
OPPO Find X5 Pro CPH2305
OS Android 12
Storage 256GB UFS 3.1
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Display 6.7″ QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED
Size 163.7 x 73.9 x 8.5mm
 Weight 218g
SIM nano SIM + nano SIM (or nano SIM + eSIM)
 Rear Camera 50MP (SONY IMX766)
+ 50MP (Ultra-wide SONY IMX766)
+ 13MP (Telephoto Samsung s5k3m5)
 Front Camera 32MP (Samsung s5kjd1sp)
Battery 5000mAh
USB Port USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
 Mobile 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: UMTS(WCDMA) bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41/42
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/32/66(70MHz)
5G SA: n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n18/n20/n25/n26/n28/n38/n40/n41/n66(70MHz)/n77/n78/n79
5G NSA: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n66(70MHz)/n77/n78/n79

The OPPO Product Ambassadors were chosen by only 20 people globally, and we were provided with the OPPO Find X5 Pro as well as a plate with an actual MariSilicon X chip.

I entered “MariO” as a joke for the nickname, and it became official!


The one I received is the global version for Malaysia.


Unfortunately, only USB Type-A port is available and only support the proprietary SuperVOOC.

Variable PPS is becoming more widespread, and it is time to make it compatible with USB Type-C / USB PD….


Instructions and warranty card are also included.


A translucent protective case is also included, and the screen side has four protruding corners to prevent the screen from hitting the ground when turned over.


Smooth and brilliant AMOLED display

OPPO Find X5 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ resolution AMOLED display.

It is bright enough to be used outdoors, and is vivid enough that you don’t need to modify color settings.


It is an edge display and the protective film is applied from the beginning.

It is a diamond array made by Samsung.


Measurements with the touch latency measurement app averaged 77.9 ms.


Widevine L1 allows streaming in HD quality on Amazon Prime Video (beta) and others.


Beautiful back with ceramic

The back of the OPPO Find X5 Pro is made of ceramic, which is different from glass in terms of smoothness and beauty.

It is fingerprint resistant.


The area around the camera is smoothly raised, giving it a unique design.


High speed shooting even in night scenes

OPPO Find X5 Pro is equipped with a triple camera: 50MP (SONY IMX766) + 50MP (ultra-wide SONY IMX766) + 13MP (telephoto Samsung s5k3m5).

The photos taken are saved here.


OPPO Find X5 Pro’s Night shot mode allows you to take bright pictures even in areas that are nearly pitch-black to the naked eye.



By selecting “movie” mode from “MORE” menu, you can shoot HDR movies and LOG movies with 3840 x 1644 resolution.

This mode allows you to shoot more vivid movies than the normal movie mode.

Movie mode

The effect of MariSilicon X is easily felt in the “time it takes to process a night scene shot,” which with the OPPO Find X3 takes about 8 seconds, but with the OPPO Find X5 Pro, the process is completed in about 4 seconds.

It is easy to take a series of pictures, and it is also easy to shorten the time to fix and hold the camera.

OPPO Find X5 Pro’s photo is brighter and has less noise in low-light environments where there is only the light of the phone’s screen.


There is also a macro mode that allows you to get up close and personal with a macro camera.

The top is the normal mode and the bottom is the macro mode. The macro mode seems to be more prone to fading colors.

When taking pictures of food, it seems better to use the 2x zoom.



Although beautiful enough in backlit conditions, the townscape in the background was whitish.


It can zoom optically up to 2x and digitally up to 20x with the hybrid zoom.

Although it loses out to optical zoom, it is still able to capture even the smallest of details, such as the whiskers of a cat in a dark place.



When zooming, an overall view is displayed in the upper left corner, making it easy to see where you are zooming.


I tried shooting at 1x, 0.6x, and 2x respectively.

The vividness is a little better at 1x, but there is not much difference, and the image can be taken beautifully in any mode.




Even in a dark place, the 2x zoom can capture relatively beautiful images, and the light of the Piranha Plant is captured without any white out of the pattern.


The top is normal and the bottom is ultra-wide angle, and distortion in ultra-wide is minimal.



The XPan mode, which recreates the panoramic photos of Hasselblad’s film camera days, allows users to take photos with an aspect ratio of 65:21.



Video stabilization is also quite good, and shaking is not noticeable even when shooting while walking on bumpy roads.

Supports wired 80W and wireless 50W charging

OPPO Find X5 Pro supports wired charging, including 80W SuperVOOC and USB PD 9V/2A, as well as 50W AIRVOOC wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.


With 80W SuperVOOC charging, the battery could charge from 10% to 100% in 41 minutes, and the temperature only rose to a maximum of 34°C.


Video output supported USB 3.1 Gen 1 port

As befits a flagship, OPPO Find X5 Pro features a USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 Gen 1.

Video and audio output in DisplayPort Alt Mode is also available for display mirroring.


Stereo speakers

The OPPO Find X5 Pro has stereo speakers, with the upper part doubling as a speaker for calls.

USB Type-C

Dolby Atmos is supported and cannot be turned off for the speakers.

Dolby Atmos

Both bass and treble were nicely balanced and sounded beautifully, and there was no scuffling.

Smaller treble choruses, for example, were sometimes a bit hard to hear.

Compared to the Pixel 6 Pro, it seemed to emphasize vocals in particular.

The frequency response measured with the miniDSP UMIK-1 from a distance of about 30 cm, surrounded by sound-absorbing mats, is shown below.


eSIM gives you more choices of carriers

In addition to dual SIM, eSIM can also be used.

Unfortunately, you can only use either nano SIM + nano SIM or nano SIM + eSIM instead of triple SIM, but since eSIM is now available from various other carriers, it’s good to have more options.


Long press of power button activates Google Assistant

OPPO Find X5 Pro has a power button on the right side that can be pressed and held to activate Google Assistant.

You can also turn it off in the settings… but in that case, a long press does not bring up the power menu, and you have to press and hold on the power button and the volume button at the same time to bring up the power menu.


The volume buttons are located on the left side.


Play the highest quality Genshin at an average of 54.5 FPS

The OPPO Find X5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which seems to be tuned a bit more modestly to reduce heat generation during gaming.

In the 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test, the score was 9770, with a temperature increase from 21°C to 42°C (21°C increase) and 24-73 FPS.


PCMark Work 3.0, which measures performance in everyday use such as document manipulation, scored 14357.


In Geekbench 5, it scores single-core 981 and multi-core 3538.


Even the version with the package name disguised as Genshin scores single-core 982 and multi-core 3535, so I think they aren’t doing so-called benchmark boosting not like Samsung and Xiaomi.


Storage has relatively high write performance.


OPPO Find X5 Pro includes a frame rate stabilizer called AI Frame Rate Stabilizer, which is a feature that stabilizes the frame rate and

  • Genshin Impact
  • LOLM
  • PUBG
  • CODM

are supported.

However, there is no such thing in the game menu, and “Pro Gamer mode” (available for all games) can only be selected in the performance settings.

It may be automatically turned on for supported games.

There is also an option to overlay FPS and CPU/GPU utilization.


When measured with WeTest PerfDog running Genshin Impact at the highest quality and 60FPS setting, the average FPS was 54.5 FPS.

While Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered devices tend to generate a lot of heat, causing the average FPS to drop, this result was higher than the 51FPS of Redmi K50G, a gaming smartphone.

The battery temperature rose to a maximum of about 39.5°C, which is not so high, but the heat was transferred to the back of the device and it felt a little hot.


Multifunctional OS

ColorOS 12.1, which OPPO Find X5 Pro comes equipped with, has a variety of useful features.

Gesture operations are quite abundant, and you can set up gestures such as double-tapping to turn on the screen, writing letters such as O and V to launch the camera, etc., and sliding up, down, left, and right to launch your favorite apps.

Since you can quickly launch your favorite apps from when the screen is off, it can be quite convenient if you customize it to your liking.


There is also a feature called Air Gestures that allows users to scroll without touching the screen.

However, it is only supported by some apps such as YouTube, and it is quite difficult to operate. It seems to be useful if you can master it…


The keyboard position can also be moved up slightly so as not to interfere with gesture operations.

It’s a small thing, but it greatly improves convenience.


Memory (RAM) expansion is also available (3 to 7 GB).


It has a vibration feature called O-HAPTICS, which allows the user to fine-tune the intensity and feel of the vibrations.



  • AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate support
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1
  • Fast night shot
  • 5000mAh battery with 80W support
  • 50W wireless charging support
  • eSIM support
  • IP68 waterproof and dustproof
  • Slightly heavy
  • Back tends to get hot when gaming
  • Not so good cost performance

OPPO Find X5 Pro is quite beautiful on the outside thanks to its ceramic body, and it has a unique design with a smoothly raised camera area.

Taking advantage of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performance, Genshin runs smoothly at an average of 54 FPS, and night shots are quick thanks to the MariSilicon X.

However, the global version is quite expensive (at the level that you could buy a foldable OPPO Find N), so in terms of cost performance, it is hard to beat the competition.

It is good because it has a high-end feel that is commensurate with the price, but it would be easier to pick up if it were cheaper.

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The Chinese version is available at JD.

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