Oppo’s has officially announced the Find X5 Pro, its flagship phone for 2022. It’s a proper follow-up to last year’s Find X3 Pro, but that was a great phone, and after spending more than a week with a not-yet-final version of its successor, I’m expecting the same to hold.
The Find X5 Pro’s design plays off the curved unibody approach of the X3 Pro. This time around, the back panel is ceramic, which, combined with the abstract shape of the camera bump, gives the white unit I’ve been testing a futuristic, Star Wars stormtrooper-esque feel. It’s an eye-catching device with the impressive build quality — it looks better in person than I expected.
While the primary 50-megapixel camera sensor is the same, the lens in front of it is slightly faster at f/1.7, and Oppo’s says it now uses more glass than the previous all-plastic optics. The lens also now has five-axis stabilization. Oppo’s is talking up the Hasselblad partnership as well as its in-house MariSilicon X imaging NPU, too, which is claimed to deliver significant improvements for low-light HDR video recording in particular with a dedicated “4K Ultra Night Video” mode
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