Optus brings 5G access to NSW Art Gallery

Oppo’s latest flagship – the Find X5 Pro – appears to have been built with this consideration in mind, with the company striving to deliver top-end hardware, super-fast charging, a big battery, and great performance. screen among a host of other notable features.

In terms of price, the Pro matches the top models from Apple and Samsung, with an Australian RRP of $1799. On the marketing side too, Oppo has gone into overdrive, perhaps knowing that its efforts in this direction have been a little lukewarm so far.

Weighing 218 grams, the Pro is a work of art, with a black body, somewhat reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy, wrapped in a black protective case. Neither Apple nor Samsung offer such cases with the phone.

{loadposition sam08}The rear camera bump is designed to slope downward, making it nearly flush at one end with the ceramic rear of the device. It is extremely pleasing to the eye.

The LTPO2 AMOLED display measures 6.7 inches, offers a choice of refresh rates – up to 120Hz and up to 60Hz; the former is fast as expected and makes it a pleasure to use. Once again, kudos to Oppo for this display.

The now-standard features of a phone in this price range – fingerprint and face recognition, IP68 water and dust resistance, and 1440 x 3216 resolution – are all present.

Taken around 11 a.m.

On the charging side, Oppo provides an 80W Supervooc charger – neither Apple nor Samsung offer chargers – which can recharge the device to 100% in just under 30 minutes. Wireless charging is also available, at 50W, although you have to buy a charger for $129 to use this feature.

Fingerprint recognition is done via the front screen, unlike some cheaper Oppo models where it’s done via the power button.

Oppo lags behind in name recognition when competing with Apple and Samsung – and that seems to be why it’s teamed up with Hasselblad for camera tech. But it’s hard to understand what changed with the introduction of Hasselblad, because Oppo has always offered good cameras.

The Pro is built on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC which uses a 4nm process. It tends to heat up a bit sometimes when pushed all the way. But with 12GB of memory, that doesn’t happen very often and the overall experience is extremely pleasant.

The Pro comes with Android 12 and overlaid on that is Oppo’s own ColorOS, the latter at version 12.1.

The main 50MP f/1.7 camera has a 50MP f/2.2 ultrawide snapper that has a 110 degree field of view and a 13MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The selfie camera is a single 32 MP, f/2.4.

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The photo on the right is taken with a 2x zoom

The Pro has a new neural processing unit known as MariSilicon X which is supposed to improve video footage taken at night. Photos are very good overall, with vivid colors, but low-light shots still have a ways to go before they’re up to par.

We can zoom more than 2x, but the effect is not very good. At 2x, images are clear and crisp.

The Pro sounds great whether or not Bluetooth headphones are used. One quirk I experienced was that it refused to pair with my favorite Bluetooth headset, a Sennheiser set. But with an unnamed set, it sounded really good.

The X5 Pro is a 5G phone, but I haven’t bothered to test the offerings from any of the three 5G providers in Australia, although I always have in the past. The reason is that 5G plans are not affordable at the moment and with very good 4G service in Australia, you really don’t need it.

Most of the downsides I encountered with the Pro are due to the presence of Android 12. [I have been using an Oppo A91, with Android 10 and then 11, since May 2020.] Google seems to have no limits when it comes to extracting data to drive its advertising business, its main source of money, and sometimes that gets a little annoying.

But then Oppo has little choice, I suppose, given that it has now invested heavily in trying to create its own fork of Android. The smartphone market is a two-horse business, where you can’t get on the second.

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The Pro has a large battery, 5000mAh, and it’s fairly easy to get to the end of a day’s use with around 15% charge remaining. This is another aspect in which it surpasses both Samsung and Apple.

But Oppo is still learning and there are some basic errors: under Bluetooth Advanced settings, the word display is misspelled: Dsplay Codec Standard. I have never found this kind of error on any phone so far.

The device, which was released in Australia in April, is currently sold by Telstra (black model only), Vodafone, Optus (black model only), JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Wireless1, Woolworths Mobile, Catch , Kogan, TeleChoice, Amazon, MobileCiti, Bing Lee and Australia Post.

The Find X5 Pro is available in two colors: Glaze Black and Ceramic White.

NETWORK GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G technology

BODY Dimensions 163.7 x 73.9 x 8.5 or 8.8 mm Weight 218 g

To build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), ceramic back or eco-leather back, aluminum frame

SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, eSIM, Dual Standby)

IP68 dust and water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes)

long thin pictureDISPLAY Type LTPO2 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, BT.2020, 500 nits (typ), 800 nits (HBM), 1300 nits (peak)

Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~89.6% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution 1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (density ~525 ppi)

protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

PLATFORM Android 12 operating system, ColorOS 12.1

chipset Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)

Adreno 730 GPU

MEMORY card slot No

Internal 256 GB 12 GB UFS 3.1 RAM

MAIN CAMERA Triple 50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multidirectional PDAF, OIS (3-axis sensor shift, 2-axis lens shift)

13 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 2x optical zoom, PDAF

50 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 110˚ (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multidirectional PDAF

Features Hasselblad color grading, LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps; gyro-EIS; HDR, 10-bit video

SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, f/2.4, 21mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm

Overview of features

Video 1080p @ 30fps, gyro-EIS

SOUND Speaker Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm Jack No

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, access point

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS


Wireless No

USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB on the go

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, color spectrum

BATTERY 5000 mAh Li-Po type, not removable

loading 80W fast charge, 50% in 12 min (advertised)

50W fast wireless charging, 100% in 47 min (advertised)

10W reverse wireless charging

USB power supply

VARIOUS Colors Ice Black, Ceramic White

Model CPH2305

Price $1799

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