Test: Oppo Find X5 Lite lives up to its name

The company normally releases three models in each series, with the latest being part of the Find X3 lineup. There was no X4 because the word for “four” sounds similar to the Chinese word for “death”.

The Lite looks like every other Oppo model, weighing 173 grams. A plastic case is included in the box, but that’s standard issue, and nothing special like in the case of the X5 Pro.

The 6.43-inch AMOLED display has an FHD resolution of 2400x1080p, with 8-bit color depth and 409PPI. It’s clear and easy on the eye, although in bright light things can’t be seen so easily.

The main feature of the Lite is its charging. The 4500mAh battery easily lasts a day or more and can be charged to 100% in just over 30 minutes using 65W SUPERVOOC Flash Charging. That alone is worth it.


Photos taken inside are not the best.

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

The degree of zoom in is somewhat limited and anything above 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 not yet available at affordable prices for the common man, but the 4G network is very good, so that is not a concern.

The Find X5 Lite is built on a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC and has 8 GB of memory and 256 GB 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 rates, 90Hz and standard 60Hz. In-screen fingerprint security is available, along with standard facial recognition and digital lock. There is no water or dust resistance advertised.

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

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

The device is available in two colors: Starry Black and Startrails Blue. It is 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 160.6mm

Width about 73.2mm

Thickness about 7.81mm

Weight approximately 173 g (rounded to the nearest integer)

RAM and ROM capacities 8 GB + 256 GB

Type of RAM LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz 2 x 16 bits

UFS2.2 @ 2 lane HS-Gear3 ROM Specifications

Phone storage card supported

USB OTG supported (reverse charging supported)


Size 6.43″

Screen ratio 90.8%

FHD resolution (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)

Color gamut Vivid mode: 100% DCI-P3/135% sRGB Soft mode: 76% DCI-P3/103% sRGB

Color depth 16.7 million colors (8 bit)

Pixel density 409 DPI

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

AMOLED Panel (Hard)

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Glasses Cover



64MP main camera: f/1.7; Field of view 80.5°; 6P lens; AF supported; closed-loop focus motor
8 MP wide-angle camera: f/2.25; Field of view 118.9°; 5P lens
8MP Macro Camera: f/2.4; field of view 88.8°; 3P lens; fixed focus


32MP front camera: f/2.4; 85° field of view; 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 Models

Before: Photo, Video, Panorama, Portrait, Night, Time Lapse, Dual View Video, Sticker and Slow Motion



The rear camera supports up to 4K (30fps), 1080P (60fps/30fps) and 720P (60fps/30fps)
Slow motion video: 1080P (120fps) and 720P (240fps)
Video stabilization: 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: Enabled by default).
Video stabilization: 1080P (30fps) (1080P (60fps) is not supported)
Slow motion video: 1080P (120fps), 720P (240fps)


MediaTek Dimension 900 processor

Processor speed Cores 8 cores

ARM Mali-G68 MC4 GPU


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


Biometric fingerprint, in-screen fingerprint sensor

Face 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: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
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



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


Bluetooth 5.2, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Bluetooth audio codec SBC, AAC, APTX, APTXHD, LDAC

USB interface USB Type-C

3.5mm earphone jack


Supports Android Beam, HCE and UICC
NFC multifunction: HCE and NFC-SIM

Operating system

ColorOS 12 based on Android 11

Location technology


Support for built-in GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, GALILEO and QZSS positioning systems.




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

Price: $799

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