Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G review

The Oppo Find X3 Pro quad-camera flagship smartphone offers a high-resolution wide lens and a microscope. But is that enough?

Oppo Find X3 Pro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Oppo has gone out of its way to be be different with its new flagship Find X3 Pro 5G – but at its premium price it throws itself directly up against the top models in the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy ranges. It impresses with its high-resolution wide-angle lens, and its novelty microscope - but it finds itself wanting in terms of telephoto or zoom fire power, letting down its overall photographic credentials.


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    Two 50 megapixel rear cameras

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    Super speedy charging

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    Quality 120Hz 6.7in OLED screen


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    High price

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    Unusual design

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    Disappointing telephoto power

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A year ago we described the Oppo Find X2 Pro as "a blowaway camera phone" – so we were very excited about the release of the company's newest flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find X3 Pro. Would this cement this lesser-known Chinese manufacturer's reputation for making some of the best camera phones?

The 5G-powered X3 Pro doesn't make things easy for itself, however,  going on sale for £1,099 – which puts it straight up against the highly-regarded Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. As such it needs to do something special if it really is going to justify that price. The X3 Pro is on sale in both the UK and Europe – but is not currently slated for release in the USA.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.