Oppo Launches Two New Cheap(ish) 5G Devices

Tom Fogden

Oppo has announced two new surprisingly affordable 5G-ready phones.

The Find X2 Neo and Find X2 Lite, cost £599 ($735) and £399 ($489), respectively and both use the 5G-enabled Snapdragon 765 processor. Of course, this is all fairly academic if you live in the US. Oppo doesn't officially sell phones outside of Europe or Asia yet, so there's a fair chance that you might be missing out on two great value, future-proofed phones.

Let's take a closer look at the new Oppo phones and see if there are any 5G-ready phones at a similar price.

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Oppo Find X2 Neo

The Find X2 Neo is, according to Oppo, the “World's thinnest 5G device.” That's a big claim but, to most of the people that actually buy one, it won't make a great deal of difference.

The Find X2 Neo's price, on the other hand, will definitely make a great deal of difference. At $735, it makes for a pretty compelling package. Here's a look at the specs:

  • 6.5-inch, 1080×2400 resolution curved display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Snapdragon 765G processor with 12GB of RAM
  • 256GB of storage
  • 4,025 mAh battery with 30W fast charging
  • Quad rear cameras

That range of specs is very impressive given the price. The battery might be a bit on the small side to give seriously long battery life, especially with the 90Hz refresh rate and 12GB of RAM. But, with that fast-charging, you shouldn't be left without any charge for very long.

Oppo Find X2 Lite

The Find X2 Lite is even cheaper than the Neo. Starting at $489, it's a remarkable piece of kit for the money. In fact, it shares a number of specs with its more expensive sibling.

  • 6.4-inch, 1080×2400 resolution AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB of RAM
  • 128GB of storage
  • 4,025 mAh battery with 30W fast charging
  • Quad rear cameras

The most important spec, though, is obviously that Snapdragon 765G processor. It means that the Find X2 Lite will give customers access to 5G for a staggeringly low price.

Of course, if there's no 5G connectivity where you live, it won't make that much difference.

Oppo Find X2 Series Rivals

If you're in Europe or Asia, the Find X2 series is likely to be a great fit for most people after an inexpensive phone with a smattering of flagship features. If you're in the US, though, you're stuck.

Which begs the question – are there any 5G-ready phones available at this sort of price?

Samsung A51 5G

The Samsung A51 5G hasn't arrived yet. However, when it goes on sale this summer, it should cost around $500.

For that $500 you'll receive a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED display, an Exynos 980 processor with 6GB of RAM, four rear cameras, 15W fast charging, and a 4,500 mAh battery.

Choosing between this and the Find X2 Neo can seem difficult. The Samsung will likely have better battery life and take better photos. However, the Oppo will be faster and has a 90Hz refresh screen which, honestly, is worth every penny in our opinion.

Motorola Edge

There's also the new Motorola Edge. At £549 or $670, the Motorola Edge uses the same processor as the Find X2 Neo and features a 90Hz refresh screen.

It can't match the Find X2 Neo's RAM figure but it does have a larger battery.

So, which should you choose? Even we're struggling to call this one on specs alone. Keep an eye out for our reviews of both devices to see if we can pick a winner.

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Tom Fogden is a writer for Tech.co with a range of experience in the world of tech publishing. Tom covers everything from cybersecurity, to social media and website builders when he's not reviewing the latest phones, gadgets, or occasionally even technology books.

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