Oppo Find X5 Lite review: a recent that succeeds without overdoing it

Oppo has opted for a triple rear photo module that includes a 64-megapixel wide-angle module (f/1.7 optics), an ultra-wide-angle module (8 megapixels, f/2.2) and a 2-megapixel macro module (f/2.4).

A configuration similar to that of the Reno 6, but behaving slightly better in our test scene. Here we have contrasted it with the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, one of its main recent competitors, which also has a main sensor of 64 Mpx.

Wide-angle module: 16 Mpx, f/1.7, eq. 25mm

Oppo still uses the technique of pixel binding, which consists in grouping four photo pages into one to get more light. By default, the smartphone takes 16-megapixel snapshots, but it’s possible to exploit its full 64-megapixel resolution to theoretically get more detailed images.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (16 Mpx, f/1.8, eq. 26 mm, ISO 50, 1/50 s)

Oppo Find X5 Lite (16 Mpx, f/1.7 eq. 25 mm, ISO 230, 1/50 s)

During the day, the two smartphones can really convince despite the very different display. The general colorimetry of the Oppo Find X5 Lite is more respectful and the shot looks much more natural. The Galaxy A53 photo is overexposed and the colors are saturated. The processing performed by Samsung accentuates the micro-contrasts, giving the impression of a tingling of details. Both photos are very sharp, the sharpness is good, but the Oppo smartphone does a little better at the edge of the picture.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (16 Mpx, f/1.8, eq. 26 mm, ISO 1000, 1/10 s)

Oppo Find X5 Lite (16 Mpx, f/1.7 eq. 25 mm, ISO 6902, 1/10 s)

In the dark, the Find X5 Lite forces the contrast to remain legible despite the low exposure. The Galaxy A53 opts for the reverse formula, applying much more smoothing. The level of detail inevitably drops and the image lacks some relief. The exposure is better and the colors are a bit stronger.

64 MP mode

It is possible to force the full definition in the settings. As usual, we isolated an area of ​​the same size (0.90 Mpx) on each of the shots. You can see the difference in the definition.

64 MP mode

Oppo Find X5 Lite (16 Mpx, f/1.7 eq. 25 mm, ISO 230, 1/50 s)

64 MP mode

Oppo Find X5 Lite (16 Mpx, f/1.7 eq. 25 mm, ISO 6902, 1/10 s)

Where the Galaxy A53 offered a finer rendering, here we see that the gain is not significant. It will therefore be possible to slightly crop your photo, but the interest seems low.

Ultra wide angle module: 8 Mpx, f/2.2, 120˚, eq. 15mm

Mid-range smartphones still have difficulties with the dangerous use of the ultra-wide angle. If the Find X5 Lite performs well on its main sensor, the Galaxy A53 5G feels more comfortable here. However, it should be noted that it has a more defined sensor of 12 Mpx (vs. 8 Mpx on the Oppo).

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (12MP, f/2.2, ISO 150, 1/50s)

Oppo Find X5 Lite (8Mpx, f/2.2, eq.15mm, ISO 288, 1/100s)

In a bright scene, the Find X5 Lite struggles to hold up to its counterpart. Admittedly, the recording of the Galaxy A53 5G looks overexposed, but it still offers a much more natural reproduction. The whole thing is much clearer, as can be seen on the color charts. With the Oppo, the contrast is heavily emphasized, the scene remains readable, but information is lost. The Samsung phone has our preference.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (12 MP, f/2.2, ISO 1000, 1/8 sec)

Oppo Find X5 Lite (8Mpx, f/2.2, eq.15mm, ISO 7812, 1/20s)

There is also no debate in the dark. The Find X5 Lite’s photo is barely usable, while that of the Galaxy A53 remains legible despite the digital noise. Without working miracles, the Samsung sensor offers a significantly better reproduction.

Front and video module

A 32 Mpx sensor is housed on the front, with the lens opening at f/24. It delivers beautiful selfies when the exposure is sufficient. Sharpness is good, although there are still difficulties in managing highlights. It gets more complicated at night, where the level of detail and sharpness inevitably drop.

On the back, the smartphone can film in 4K at 30 fps and in Full HD at up to 60 fps. The rendering is very accurate, although we would have liked to have benefited from the excellent stabilization of the Find X5 and Find X5 Pro. While it’s nowhere near the level of those two, it’s still capable of recording fairly decent videos.

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