A few weeks ago, OPPO Kenya announced the Find X5. The device, which had been released earlier (Feb 2022), had already gone on sale in various markets across the world. And typical of its Kenya’s marketing style, we had come to expect the absence of the company’s high-end phones. This is not the case this time around because the Find X5 is here and has already hit shop shelves.
The Find X5 is an interesting handheld because it marks OPPO’s best smartphone craftmanship. It is well-equipped in all aspects, including horsepower prowess and imaging capabilities. And we have to admit, it is also good-looking, especially in its white coat of paint.
So, before we tell you how much the phone costs, here are a few of its specs. Pay close attention to the cameras:
Screen: 6.55 inches, AMOLED, 120 Hz, 1000 nits (peak), 1080 by 2400 pixels
Protection: Corning Glass Victus, no official IP rating
Software: Android 12, ColorOS 12.1
Chip: Snapdragon 888, Adreno 660
Memory: 8/256 GB, no SD card slot
Main camera: 50 MP (wide) with OIS, 13 MP telephoto, 50 MP ultrawide – Hasselblad Colour Calibration
Selfie: 32 MP
Stereo speakers: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: In-display
Battery: 4800 mAh, 80W SuperVOOC charging
Colours: White, Purple, Black
A few things need to be noted. First, we will not be getting the Find X5 Pro, whose triple camera system has 50 MP sensors each. Secondly, the Find X5 does not have an official IP rating, so do not dunk it in water. I get it, this is a bummer considering it is an expensive phone, and all its rivals have this key lifestyle feature. Lastly, the phone was released in February, meaning it missed out on the latest chips from Qualcomm (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1). However, this is not a big issue because modern chipsets are plenty quick, and a silicon from last year is not any slower than a modern one, at least in terms of day-to-day performance.
The phone costs KES 100K and can be purchased from Jumia, Kilimall, Skygurden, Masoko, and Safaricom shops, as well as all OPPO shops in the country.
We have a unit in the house, and we will be putting it through its paces for a later verdict.