Finder's team put every phone that Oppo currently sells under the microscope to figure out which models are worth your hard-earned cash. We selected these top picks after trawling through dozens of product listings and reading hundreds of customer reviews.
Oppo has a thing for pushing the boundaries on its top-of-the-line devices. With its unique and eye-catching design, the company has done just that again on the Find X3 Pro. On top of its striking looks, it boasts impressive performance and a stunning display, making it the best overall Oppo phone that money can buy.
While the unique design of the Find X3 Pro is striking, the real stand out feature is the stunning 6.7-inch display. It boasts a silky smooth refresh rate of 120Hz, and it'll be a treat to look at with a QHD+ resolution with more pixels per inch than any high-end iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone.
The Find X3 Pro also has a seriously impressive camera set-up with four cameras on the back for everything from ultra-wide-angle shots to photos that look like they were taken in a lab under a microscope. The telephoto camera also allows you to take photos with up to 20x digital zoom, which can help you capture a shot from afar. That 20x zoom pales in comparison to the 100x zoom on Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra, though. For selfie-taking aficionados, the 32MP sensor up front will do just the trick for any snaps or group photos.
The Find X3 Pro excels in most places, but it's an expensive handset at its retail price of $1,699. Some might be able to justify the price tag with its relatively good performance, camera quality and unique design, but for others, it'll just be too much to drop on a phone.
In our Find X3 Pro review, the phone earned a Finder score of 3 out of 5. We commended the phone for its gorgeous display, punchy performance and fun microscopic camera but docked it a few points for its optical zoom downgrade and battery performance.
The Find X3 Neo finds itself in the middle of the road in Oppo's series of high-end handsets. The device keeps many of the great features from the Find X3 Pro, like 65W charging, but drops the price just enough to make it the runner up best Oppo phone on the market.
The Find X3 Neo doesn't have the same high-end processor as its more expensive sibling, but it's got an impressively powerful Snapdragon 865 from Qualcomm's last generation of chips. When you also take the 12GB of RAM into account, it's got enough oomph to take on anything from light web browsing to heavy mobile gaming and everything in between. To top it off, it's got 5G support right out of the box.
The Find X3 Neo isn't quite as durable as its sibling, with no IP68 water resistance. If you often find yourself near the water or you want the extra peace of mind that comes with having a water-resistant phone, it might be worth looking elsewhere or spending the extra $500 on the Find X3 Pro.
Still, the phone includes an impressive quad-camera set-up similar (but not identical) to the one found on the Find X3 Pro and boasts 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging that will give the phone plenty of juice whenever it needs a top-up. The screen has a decent FHD+ resolution and can run at 90Hz.
There's not much in the way of review scores or information on the Find X3 Neo online, and we haven't reviewed it here at Finder. If you're looking to pick up the device, make sure you have an extra look around for any other reviews that could crop up.
The baby in the Find X3 family, the Find X3 Lite targets the mid-range market and hits a value for money sweet spot with its premium design but slimmed-down feature set. With an impressive display, quick charging and good photography capabilities, it's the best value Oppo phone on the market.
The screen is the standout feature on the Find X3 Lite, with a gorgeous 6.4-inch display taking up 91.7% of that front panel. With a decent FHD+ resolution, you'll be able to enjoy plenty of high-quality content from your favourite streaming services. You also get the luxury of running the display at either 60Hz or 90Hz, the latter of which can make animations seem smoother and the phone more responsive. Traditionally, phone screens have run at a refresh rate of 60Hz, so this is a definite step up.
Like the other phones in the Find X3 line-up, the Find X3 Lite comes with Oppo's SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging. According to the manufacturer, it can give the phone up to four hours of battery life from just five minutes on the charger.
Oppo boasts about its video features in most of its advertising material for the Find X3 Lite, but its actual cameras aren't all that impressive for video. You can record in 4K on the rear camera, but only at 30 frames per second. You'll have to drop down to 1080p if you want anything higher than that. Photo-wise, there are four cameras on the back for anything from ultra-wide-angle shots to close-ups.
The Find X3 Lite is, as mentioned before, a value phone. So naturally, it doesn't have the world's fastest components inside. Oppo dropped the specs even further from the Find X3 Neo, with 8GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 765G processor powering the mid-range handset. It's not all bad news, though. The 765G is still a capable processor, and it even brings support for 5G.
Like some of Oppo's other phones, there's not much to see online in the way of review scores for the Find X3 Lite. We haven't reviewed it here at Finder, but five people on Google gave it a 4.6 out of 5 average review score. One user said the phone ran smoothly and charged up quickly, while another praised its camera. This probably isn't enough information to base your purchase on, so it might be wise to do a little more research before you pull the trigger on this one.
Mid-range phones often lose out on new features, but Oppo wasn't having any of that and instead crammed its Reno4 Z 5G with plenty of goodies usually reserved for flagships. You'll find a ludicrous camera set-up, 5G networking, and a 120Hz screen all packed into one affordable shell, making the Reno4 Z 5G the best mid-range Oppo phone.
It's becoming more common to find high refresh rate screens on top-of-the-line phones, with Samsung, Huawei and more rolling it out on flagship models. It's far less common to see that tech on a mid-ranger like the Reno4 Z, but Oppo equipped the handset with a screen capable of running at 120Hz. Most users will notice a significant difference in the smoothness of animations and the responsiveness of their device when it's running at that high 120Hz refresh rate.
Oppo went all out with the cameras on the Reno4 Z 5G, including four lenses on the back. There's a decent 48MP primary camera, followed up by an 8MP wide-angle lens to help capture different perspectives. There are also two 2MP monochrome lenses, but those aren't user-controlled. At the front, there's a 16MP primary camera cut into the screen and a 2MP depth of field lens that helps add detail to each shot.
While there's plenty to write home about with the Reno4 Z 5G, it lacks a couple of notable features. You won't be able to chuck the phone down onto a wireless charging pad to get extra juice, as it doesn't support the relatively mainstream technology, and you also can't boost the 128GB of included storage since there's no MicroSD expansion either.
Oppo's Reno4 Z 5G boasts an average review score of 4.4 out of 5 from more than 250 reviews on Google. Users were impressed with the screen's 120Hz refresh rate, a rarity for this price point, and were happy with the phone's camera and battery life. Others weren't so pleased with the lack of expandable storage.
Cheap doesn't mean bad when it comes to Oppo's phones. With a giant battery, decent screen and several cameras, the A52 gives you enough performance and battery life to do almost anything you'd need a phone to do. When you consider its sub-$300 price point, it's easily the best budget phone that Oppo makes.
Powering the big 6.5-inch display is a 5000mAh battery, which should be large enough to get you through more than a day of use. When the handset runs low on juice, you can hook up to the included 18W fast charger to quickly recharge.
There are plenty of cameras on the A52. On the back, you'll find a quad-camera array that supports video stabilisation and filming in 4K. The sensors are nothing special, but they'll get the job done. There's also an 8MP selfie camera for all of your snapping and video calling needs.
Performance-wise, there's just 4GB of RAM on the A52. Half a decade ago, that would've been plenty, but times have changed. Its Snapdragon 665 processor isn't all that punchy, either. The chip is already around two years old, and it wasn't impressive at launch. It'll be fine for basic tasks and browsing, but don't expect it to hold up in graphically intensive games or heavy workloads.
The phone sports a bog-standard design. It's got a screen cut-out for the selfie camera and a camera bump on the back. The rear panel is minimally branded and comes in either Twilight Black or a gradient white and green colour called Steam White. It's also got a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which might not be everyone's cup of tea, instead of one mounted under the screen.
The A52 is quite popular among its users, with the budget handset earning a 4.5 out of 5 rating from more than 100 reviews on Google. Customers overwhelmingly praised the device for its battery life, which many said reached or exceeded two days' worth of charge. Many were also impressed with its cameras. Some experienced a few smaller issues, such as lagging or glitching.
We all love fast downloads, and 5G-equipped phones can bring us the files, photos and videos we want quicker than before. Oppo's flagship handset, the Find X3 Pro, boasts a unique design, great cameras and a high-end processor. And thanks to in-built 5G networking, it's the best 5G phone that Oppo makes.
Oppo chose Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 888 processor to power the Find X3 Pro. The chip makes the handset a fantastic performer in everything from games to intense work applications, and it's also the secret to the handset's 5G capabilities. The 5G phone is packed with other networking gear, too. There's support for the speedier Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard, and it's compatible with past protocols as well, so you won't have to fret about compatibility. As a bonus, there's also Bluetooth 5.2 baked right into the handset.
Even though you could download Netflix shows in almost no time on 5G, you might struggle to store those giant files on the Find X3 Pro. There's 256GB of onboard storage, but that's all you get. There's no room for expansion.
Unfortunately, this is Oppo's top of the line phone, and that comes with a top of the line price tag. The Find X3 Pro is available for $1,699 at retail, and it'll be hard to come across decent discounts for a while as it's relatively new.
Also ranked as Oppo's best overall phone at the top of this list, the Find X3 Pro earned a Finder score of 3 out of 5 in our Find X3 Pro review. It picked up points thanks to its commendable performance and phenomenal screen but lost out due to its battery performance and lacklustre zoom capabilities. Still, the microscopic lens is a unique addition to the handset that makes it stand out from the rest and could be an exciting feature for photographers to play around with.
Budget and 5G are words rarely found in the same sentence, but Oppo's A54 5G manages to bring the high-speed next-generation network technology to the masses. The device also boasts a giant battery and expandable storage, making it the best budget 5G phone Oppo has to offer.
The A54 5G is a great phone for anyone who's always on the move thanks to its 5000mAh battery. That's on par with the batteries found in the high-end flagship phones of today, and Oppo says it'll last through 13 hours of video watching or for 27 hours of call time. There's also plenty of power-saving features, such as Super Nighttime Standby which reduces power consumption overnight. There's also a slot for MicroSD cards, so you can bump up your storage as you need.
As far as performance goes, the A54 5G is not going to knock your socks off. Oppo paired the relatively little 4GB of RAM with Qualcomm's affordable Snapdragon 480 processor, a combination that's certainly not renowned for stellar performance. It'll do just fine in most applications but might struggle in heavier workloads or where you've got more programs open. Still, that chip is responsible for bringing you 5G networking at a budget-friendly price point, so we can't complain too much.
The A54 5G comes with four cameras on the back and a single shooter on the front. It'll take decent photos, but its videos aren't going to look quite as good as you might want. You'll only be able to record videos in resolutions up to 1080p, and that's only at 30 frames per second. Budding videographers should probably look elsewhere.
There aren't many user reviews out there for the relatively new device, and we're yet to test it here at Finder. If you want to grab the A54 5G, make sure you properly look around before buying it.
What to consider when buying an Oppo phone
You shouldn't run into too many issues with space when you're using an Oppo phone, that is, unless you're a chronic hoarder of photos, videos or Netflix downloads. Phones from the company usually come with 64GB of storage on the low end and between 128GB and 256GB on higher-end models. Unfortunately, support for external storage is a bit hit or miss on Oppo phones. Some of its lower-spec models support the handy technology, and those using higher-end models miss out.
Oppo is not into small screens. While this might be bad news to anyone with smaller tastes, keen content consumers might be quite happy with the fact that these devices often exceed 6 inches across. Typically, screens range in size anywhere from 6.2 inches on the AX5s to 6.7 inches on the Find X3 Pro. If you need less screen real estate, you should probably look elsewhere.
Oppo's entire market positioning to date has largely been around providing phones that look like they are premium handsets, but without the pesky asking price. While it has somewhat moved away from providing true budget handsets in the Australian marketplace in recent years, its mid-range phones can be had for around $500 or less, while its more premium Find X-series phones command more serious prices.
Oppo was one of the last holdouts on the 3.5mm headphone jack. You could still find the much-loved port on many of its phones for a while after Apple ditched it from its iPhones in 2016, but that's no longer the case. You can still find the port on the company's entry-level and mid-range phones, but it's missing on all three versions of the top of the range Find X3.
Luckily, there's at least one port on all of Oppo's devices, and that's a handy USB-C port usually found at the bottom of the phone. The reversible connector is used for each device's charging and data transfer. You can also use it as a headphone jack if you've got a USB-C headset.
As far as security goes, Oppo devices are a fairly standard affair. You'll find a handy fingerprint scanner on all of the company's handsets, located neatly under the screen on high-end handsets and the side for the more budget-friendly options. Oppo also offers 3D face unlocking on some of its devices.
Oppo includes its "Private System" in the latest version of the ColorOS Android skin. Private System allows users to keep chosen data and apps independent from the rest of the phone, hiding sensitive content from prying eyes. It won't be new to you if you're a Samsung user, as it's basically the same as the Secure Folder you'll find on Galaxy devices. Still, if that's not enough to give you peace of mind, you could look at installing Android-compatible VPN software on your phone.
Network speed and support
Like many of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers, Oppo now includes 5G networking on many of its phones. The quick next-generation network technology comes as a standard feature on its most premium handsets, like the Find X3 Pro, but you can also find it on some budget-friendly offerings. Oppo's A54 5G comes with, as the name suggests, support for 5G, and it costs just $399 at retail.
Wireless charging/quick charging
Like many of its counterparts, Oppo has some incredibly quick fast-charging technology baked into its premium smartphones. According to the company, its SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charging protocol can charge up the Find X3 Pro to 40% in just 10 minutes. Unfortunately, you won't find ultra-fast charging on Oppo's less expensive phones.
Oppo also delves into a bit of wireless charging, with the company creatively naming its technology AirVOOC. It's a lot faster than much of its competition, drawing up to 40W, compared to the standard 15W found across Samsung and Apple devices. Just like with SuperVOOC, you're only going to find wireless charging on high-end models.
The vast majority of Oppo's phones cram an incredible amount of battery into their chassis, with huge 5000mAh units found on models as cheap as $299. Ironically, you can probably squeeze a bit more life out of Oppo's budget-friendly phones than its high-end ones, with the flagship Find X3 Pro having 4400mAh of total battery capacity. What does this mean? Well, it probably won't be too challenging to squeeze a full day's worth of use out of a single charge on a lot of these phones.
Oppo saved water resistance for its very best handsets. You'll only find IP68 water and dust resistance ratings on the Find X2 Pro and Find X3 Pro. You can't even get that sort of protection on other Find X2 or X3 variants, such as the Find X3 Neo. If you're a little clumsy or like using your phone in and near water, you'll have to shell out the $1,699 for the Find X3 Pro or less for the last-generation Find X2 Pro.
When it comes to performance, Oppo doesn't skimp out. You'll find Qualcomm processors across many of its devices at all price points, with the top of the line Find X3 Pro sporting the same flagship Snapdragon 888 processor that's found on international models of the Samsung Galaxy S21. These chips are known for their incredible performance across workloads, so you'll be fine regardless of if you're working, gaming or relaxing. Oppo's cheaper phones come with lesser processors, which won't perform quite as well as the cutting-edge chips found on its flagship phone. Still, most of Oppo's phones pack in enough power to do everyday tasks.
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We compared every Oppo phone you can buy today to find the best picks for this list.
We made these selections by looking at our in-house reviews and reviews left by customers online, on top of weighing up each device's specs.
The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.
We looked into every phone on Oppo's website to get a complete picture of the options you've got. Because of that, every device on this list is pretty easy for you to get your hands on.
We carefully looked into the core characteristics of all 25 phones, such as performance, camera specs, screen size, resolution and value for money, to find out which were the best fit for each category.
Following this in-depth research of each device and its customer reviews (as of May 2021), we ended up with our picks for the seven best Oppo phones for anyone who needs a fresh daily driver.
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Jack Baker was a freelance content writer with Finder. Over his time, he worked across a wide range of niches including technology and gaming issues. Jack is keen on PC gaming hardware and peripherals and Android phones, and he's always hunting down the best deals. Before joining Finder, he was the Editor of Tech Snack Media Group, where he spent 2 years running the technology and gaming site. Jack is studying a Bachelor of Business/ Arts majoring in journalism and digital media.
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