Oppo has opted for a triple rear photographic module that includes a 64-megapixel wide-angle module (f/1.7 optics), an ultra-wide-angle (8-megapixel, f/2.2) and a 2MP macro module (f/2.4).
A configuration similar to that of the Reno 6, but which nevertheless behaves a bit better in our test scene. We have contrasted it here with Samsung Galaxy A53 5Gone of its most recent main competitors, which also has a 64 Mpx main sensor.
Wide-angle module: 16 Mpx, f/1.7, eq. 25mm
Oppo still uses the technique of pixel binning, which consists of grouping four photosites into one to obtain more light. By default, the smartphone captures snapshots at 16 megapixels, but it is possible to exploit its full definition of 64 megapixels to obtain theoretically more detailed images.
The two smartphones are really convincing during the day, despite a very different rendering. The general colorimetry of the Oppo Find X5 Lite is more respectful and the shot seems much more natural. The Galaxy A53 photo is overexposed and the colors are saturated. The processing carried out by Samsung accentuates the micro-contrasts, which gives the impression of a tickling of details. Both photos are very sharp, the sharpness is good, but Oppo’s smartphone does a little better in the periphery of the image.
In the dark, the Find X5 Lite forces the contrast to remain easily readable despite the low exposure. The Galaxy A53 opts for the reverse formula and applies a much more pronounced straightening. The level of detail inevitably drops and the image lacks a bit of relief. On the other hand, the exposure is better and the colors are a bit more vivid.
It is possible to force the full definition in the configuration. As usual, we isolated an area of the same size (0.90 Mpx) in each of the shots. You can see the difference in the definition.
Where the Galaxy A53 offered a finer rendering, here we see that the gain is not significant. So it will be possible to easily crop your photo, but the interest seems low.
Ultra wide angle module: 8 Mpx, f/2.2, 120˚, eq. 15mm
Mid-range smartphones still show difficulties in the dangerous exercise of the ultra wide angle. If the Find X5 Lite works well with its main sensor, the Galaxy A53 5G feels more comfortable here. It should be noted, yes, that it has a more defined 12 Mpx sensor (compared to the 8 Mpx of the Oppo).
In a bright scene, the Find X5 Lite has trouble coping with its vis-à-vis. It is true that the shot of the Galaxy A53 5G looks overexposed, but it still offers a much more natural rendering. The set is much lighter, as can be seen in the color charts. On the Oppo, the contrast is greatly accentuated, the scene remains legible, but information is lost. The Samsung mobile has our preference.
In the dark, there is no debate either. The Find X5 Lite’s photo is barely usable, while the Galaxy A53’s is still legible despite the digital noise. Without working wonders, the Samsung sensor offers much better rendering.
Front and video module
At the front is a 32 Mpx sensor whose lens opens at f / 24. It offers good selfies when the exposure is sufficient. Sharpness is good, even if there are still difficulties handling reflections. It’s trickier at night, where the level of detail and sharpness inevitably drop.
On the back, the smartphone is capable of recording in 4K at 30fps and Full HD at up to 60fps. The rendering is very correct, even if we would have liked to benefit from the excellent stabilization of the Find X5 et Find X5 Pro. Although it’s nowhere near the level of those two, it’s still capable of capturing pretty decent video.