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Oppo Find X5 

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Having just told you about a very unusual phone the Samsung Fold I expected my next to be more normal the initial setup seemed to go OK but here a cautionary tale do read the choices carefully and I must admit I did not and so after two days trying to switch it off I conceded and started again and read the choices more carefully now I do have a normal phone.

OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G Smartphone
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I am aware few regularly turn their phone off but there are occasions when a phone call is unacceptable yes you can set to vibrate but some forget and switching off is failsafe.

I have no idea who would not want the ability to switch off but answer one choice wrongly during setup and that is what you get. Even so it’s on/off key and volume up at the same time so no danger of doing it by mistake.

Let’s get another unusual feature out of the way when capturing a long video the display – after a warning - will go dim just touch the screen to return to normal brightness they say it’s to save battery. If you continue after about five minutes – after a warning – it will blank the screen, this unless you are mounted on a tripod and recording something that does not move much is to me less useful.

The OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G phone measures 15.8x7.3x.9cm and weighs 198 grams.

Going around the outside has on/off button on the right. The base has speaker, USB ‘C’ and SIM entry point. The left side has volume down and volume up buttons. The top has microphone. The back is matt black with the camera block slightly raised top left. On the front I had to look very hard to find the Selfie camera which is top left and it really is not something that interferes in anyway. The normal top line of time and notifications just start slightly further right. The Wi-Fi, number of bars and battery state are in the normal place on the right side.

The home screen shows time and weather about one third down with the Google bar at the centre, below this two lines of four icons with the four unchanging icons of phone, messages, chrome and camera at the base.

It has Android 12, the display has 1 billion colours so I am told, it does look great but I doubt any human eye could get close to seeing anywhere near that number of colours.

The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G offering. The battery is 4800mAh and it states the 1600 charging cycles is twice that of other phones. With the right charger it can be charged from empty to 100% in 34 minutes.

Now onto the cameras which is what all current phones tend to be judged on, the ultra-wide offering is 50MP as is the wide angle one, the native field is 110 degrees and there is 5x optical zoom. Finally the telephoto offering is 13MP.

This is a nice camera phone and once used to the video capture and ability or not to switch it off is worth considering.

This phone is available from the Vodafone link below for £49 a month with £49 upfront and for that you get 6GB of data as well as unlimited minutes and texts, other plans are available.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/phones/pay-monthly-contracts/oppo/find-x5-pro-5g

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