Oppo Find X5 series is now available! It is equipped with Oppo’s custom NPU Marisilicon

Along with the custom camera sensor is the Hasselblad collab which they obtained by sucking the soul of OnePlus

The Colours of the Find X5 Pro series.

Oppo has officially launched the Find X5 series alongside the Oppo Pad. There have been numerous internal changes in this phone compared to the previous flagship, the Find X3. The main ones are the Hasselblad collab and the debut of camera AI chip, MariSilicon X which should make the Hasselblad collab less of “just a brand name”.

Before we get to the cameras, let’s go first with the basics, starting with the display. As a flagship, the Find X5 Pro is a 6.7in. 2K (3216x1440px) LTPO AMOLED with a variable refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz. To make your photos truly stand out and have the most accurate colours possible, the display has support for HDR10, 10-bit colour and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The phone has a very impressive haptic feedback of 1000Hz for its touch sampling rate. The display peaks at 1300nits of brightness and offers around 8000 brightness levels that suits your needs.

The phone has a watertight IP68 rating and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Pretty expected for high-end flagships.

Mediatek Dimensity 9000, available in China

Oppo has released two versions of the phone. One with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and the other with a Mediatek Dimensity 9000 chip. Currently, the international variant will use the Qualcomm chip and Oppo is yet to announce the international availability for the Mediatek variant. Everything else is the same. These two variants are paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Mediatek variant is cheaper at CNY 5,799 (~Php 47.1K) while the Snapdragon phone costs CNY 6,299 (~Php 51.2K). Just as expected, Mediatek will return out cheaper.

The battery is 5000mAh with support for 80W SuperVOOC fast charging and 50W fast wireless charging. The battery is slightly bigger in comparison to the Find X3 Pro’s 4500mAh. Oppo has also included a battery management app called Battery Health Engine which prolongs the lifespan of the battery before its health degrades to 80%. With the Battery Health Engine app, the phone can withstand 1600 charge cycles before degrading. That’s double in comparison to typical handsets that depreciate after 800 charge cycles.

In terms of the 50W wireless charging, there’s also a safety device that prolongs the battery health. The battery is coated with a 3D Graphene sheet that covers the charging coil and the motherboard. This way, the phone stays 3° cooler compared to other competitors, according to Oppo.

In terms of sound, there is a stereo speaker system with Dolby Atmos enhancement. It has no headphone jack. The phone has the so-called “smart antennas”. These are four antennas located within the phone that automatically switches to the closest or strongest signal, or both.

Now let’s go to the main feature of the phone: the cameras! Like the Find X3 Pro, the X5 Pro retains the 50MP Sony IMX766 camera sensor with OIS. This is then paired with a 13MP Telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom, also with OIS; and another 50MP Sony IMX766 for the ultrawide sensor with a strangely narrow 110° FOV. We mentioned earlier that these cameras come equipped with Oppo’s own neural processing unit (NPU) called MariSilicon X that helps improve the AI performance of the phone when it’s already processing the image. This is combined with the Hasselblad optimization that was taken from OnePlus.

An image comparison with MariSilicon X and one without

The 6nm Marisilicon X NPU makes all the difference. This is where the image processing, AI-enhanced noise reduction, colour reproduction, scene recognition, and others, are housed in. In the image above, we can see that an ultra-dark image becomes brighter (though still with washed out colouring) in comparison to a photo test without one. Oppo also claims that this chip is also capable of producing HDR videos at a 20-bit dynamic range. This is far larger in comparison to its predecessor, the Find X3 Pro. The MariSilicon chip’s intelligent night scene recognition also allows for 4K Ultra Night Video.

If you go to the phone’s Pro Mode, you can see the features that were implemented with the OnePlus 9 series integrated here, such as the Natural Colour Calibration feature, which uses a 13-channel colour depth, replacing the 5-channel sensor used for the X3 Pro.

A sample shot taken by National Geographic photographer Joel Santare comparing the normal and ultrawide camera

The Ultrawide and Telephoto sensors didn’t get much of the spotlight as the main 50MP sensor did. Most of its configuration was kept the same as the X3 Pro.

In terms of selfies, there’s a custom-built 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor with an 80° FOV that changes to a 90° FOV when the phone detects a group selfie. Again, processing is done through the MariSilicon chip because this sensor has a feature called RGBW that enhances the lighting by up to 60%.

As mentioned earlier, the Snapdragon variant is far more expensive, and both units are now available in China. Only the Snapdragon variant is available for global users currently. In China, the phone is priced at CNY 6,299 (~Php 51.2K) for the Snapdragon variant, and CNY 5,799 (~Php 47.1K) for the Dimensity variant. Both are available in only one configuration: 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. There are two colours: Ceramic White, and Glaze Black. Availability starts on 14th March in the European Union.


  • 6.7in. 2K (3216x1440px) LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, DCI-P3 colour gamut, 1300nits peak brightness
    • IP68 Rating
    • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm), or;
  • Mediatek Dimensity 9000 (4nm)
    • 50mp (main), Sony IMX766, 2µm, 1/1.56″, f/1.7, 5-axis OIS
    • 50mp (ultrawide), Sony IMX766, 110° FOV
    • 13mp (telephoto), 5x optical zoom, 20x digital zoom, OIS
    • FRONT: 32mp (main), Sony IMX709, RGBW
    • MariSilicon X NPU (6nm)
    • Hasselblad Colour enhancement
  • 5000mAh, 80W fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging
  • Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, no 3.5mm jack
  • In-display optical fingerprint sensor, NFC, Face Unlock
  • Dual-SIM (NanoSIM), 5G Services, Wi-Fi 6E
  • ColorOS 12 based on Android 11
  • Glaze Black, Ceramic White
  • PRICE:
    • SD8G1 (12/256): CNY 6,299 (~Php 51.2K)
      • Global: EUR 1300 (~Php 74.8K)
    • Dimensity 9000 (12/256): CNY 5,799 (~Php 47.1K)

Source: Oppo