Oppo Find X5 Pro: 11 first things you should do


When we think about Android flagship smartphones, Oppo is not a name that pops up first but it does make good flagships. Its latest release Find X5 Pro 5G is a perfect example of what the company is capable of doing. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snap 8 Gen 1 processor and features a camera setup co-developed by Hasselblad.

In this article, we will tell you about the 11 first things you should do with Oppo Find X5 Pro. This listicle will help you get started with your brand-new smartphone with all the cool features working right away.

Enable App Drawer

The Oppo Find X5 Pro runs custom Android skin ColorOS. It means not everything will be a familiar experience if you are coming from stock Android or some other Android skin. One such difference is in the app drawer which is disabled by default. All apps on the phone are visible on the home screen, similar to how it is on Apple’s iOS.

You can get the app drawer by visiting Settings > Home screen & Lock screen > Home screen mode > Drawer mode. This way, you can start using your new smartphone with an app drawer and no more crowded home screens.

App Lock

We use all sorts of applications on our smartphones and we do not want others to access them. This is where app lock comes into the picture. It prevents any unauthorized access to apps when you give your phone to someone else. You can lock all sorts of apps using the feature, be it social media, messaging, work, or banking.

You can enable app lock by visiting Settings > Privacy > App Lock. You will need to set up a biometric authentication option if you do not have it already. Next up, choose the apps for which you want the app lock to be turned on.

Capture in RAW

Oppo smartphones are known for their camera capabilities and the new Find X5 Pro is no different. It is packed with features that can help you click professional-like photos. One such feature is support for capturing photos in RAW. It is a lossless file that captures uncompressed data from the camera sensor. These photos need to be processed later to get the desired result and are preferred by advanced photographers.

If you want to click in RAW on Find X5 Pro, simply launch the camera app and visit its settings. Look for the Format setting here and choose RAW from the available options and that’s it.

Protect it with a case

The Oppo Find X5 Pro is a flagship smartphone that costs a lot too (around $1000). It means you better protect with a good case if you want to avoid paying more on repairing costs. Oppo’s official cases are usually the first choice but they may also be quite expensive for some buyers which is why you should have a look at third-party Find X5 Pro cases online as well as offline. Here are some that we recommend:

Shoot 4K 60fps vidoes

The Find X5 Pro camera is not only about clicking high-quality images but also about shooting high-resolution videos. It supports shooting videos in 4K at 60 frames per second but it is a feature that is disabled by default. This is because even a 3-minute 4K 60fps video file can take space in GBs and you will end up exhausting your phone’s storage space rather quickly.

Whenever you feel like shooting in 4K, open the Camera app and visit Video > Resolution > 4K and Video > Menu > Frame Rate > 60 to enable 4K video recording at 60fps.

Click 50MP photos

Oppo has packed the Find X5 Pro camera setup with a 50-megapixel sensor. However, clicking 50MP shots means ending up with photos that take a lot of space. This is why it is another camera option that Oppo has turned off by default. It can be enabled by opening the camera app, tapping the Photo option, and choosing the 50MP option in the top right corner.

Change font style and size

When you will complete setting up the Find X5 Pro, you will be welcomed by the default font style and size. This works perfectly fine for the majority of the users but some want to make adjustments as per their preferences or needs. The good thing is Oppo lets you do that natively and it takes only a few seconds.

Visit Settings > Display and brightness > Font to choose your preferred font style. As for font size, you need to look for the Font Size setting after visiting the Display and brightness setting.

Dark mode

Like every other smartphone, the Find X5 Pro comes with light mode enabled out of the box. Those who prefer dark mode on their phones and applications can do so through the settings. You need to visit Settings > Display and brightness > Dark mode and turn on the toggle.

Screen Color Temperature

The Find X5 Pro offers a balanced screen color temperature experience out of the box. It means it is neither too warm (yellow tint) nor too cool (blue tint). But if you prefer your phone’s display to be on the warmer or cooler side, you can make those changes through settings. Just visit Settings > Display and brightness > Screen Color Temperature and choose your preferred option: Cool, Default, and Warm.

Always on display

Oppo’s Find X5 Pro comes with Always-on display functionality which is beneficial in more than one way. It lets you check important details like time and date along with notifications without having to wake up the display every time. Oppo lets you customize various aspects of this functionality to make it better suit your personal needs and preferences.

Visit Settings > Personalization > Always on display to get relevant settings. The first toggle is to enable and disable the functionality. You can choose whether you want it to be on all the time or during a scheduled timeline. There are also multiple AOD styles to choose from.

Ajit Singh
Ajit is a freelance tech reporter who loves everything tech but has a soft corner for Android. He started his stint in tech journalism in 2015 and has previously worked with publications like Digit India and Android Headlines.

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