The Oppo Find X5 Pro competes with flagship devices from Samsung, Huawei and Apple in the Ultra Premium segment, and this is reflected in the hardware specifications. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a 6.70-inch AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution, and triple rear camera with ultra-wide and tele, the new Oppo features top-end components in many areas.
Things look a little simpler for the front camera which uses a fixed focus lens to channel light onto a 32MP sensor. In video mode, you can record Selfie footage at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second. Read on to find out how the X5 Pro front camera performed in the DXOMARK Selfie test.
Key front camera specifications:
About DXOMARK Selfie tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone front camera reviews, DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate over 1500 test images and more than 2 hours of video both in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings. This article is designed to highlight the most important results of our testing. For more information about the DXOMARK Selfie test protocol, click here.
Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.
Oppo Find X5 Pro
- Exposure instabilities
- White balance casts, especially in bright light
- Limited depth of field
- Image artifacts, including color quantization and unnatural skin rendering
- Ineffective video stabilization
- Exposure and white balance instabilities in video
- Noise in low-light video
- Hue shift effect close to clipped skin tone areas
With a DXOMARK Selfie score of 89, the Oppo Find X5 Pro is behind the best front cameras in the Ultra Premium segment and delivers a performance that is quite close to previous Oppo devices in lower price segments, such as the Reno6 Pro.
When shooting still selfies, the camera usually gets the target exposure right and captures a wide dynamic range. However, our testers observed some exposure instabilities. We also saw frequent white balance casts on all types of skin tones. Detail is high at close range in most conditions, but a limited dynamic range means subjects behind the plane of focus are rendered soft. Noise is well under control in most situations, but some image artifacts, such as color quantization or unnatural skin rendering, can be visible.
In video mode, the Oppo Find X5 Pro generally records well-exposed footage. Color is acceptable, and detail is fairly decent, given the Oppo records at 1080p resolution versus 4K on most direct competitors. On the downside, exposure and white balance instabilities are often noticeable in all light conditions. In addition, very poor video stabilization means that videos recorded while in motion are almost unusable.