Best OPPO phone for every budget

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Best overall OPPO phone
OPPO Find X5 Pro
OPPO Find X5 Pro
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Starts at
$1799
Storage
256GB
RAM
12GB
Resolution
QHD+
Best cheap OPPO phone
OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Starts at
$599
Storage
128GB
RAM
8GB
Resolution
FHD+
Best OPPO phone under $1000
Oppo Find X3 Pro
OPPO Find X3 Pro
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
Starts at
$919
Storage
256GB
RAM
12GB
Resolution
QHD+
Best OPPO phone under $800
OPPO Find X5 Lite
OPPO Find X5 Lite
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starts at
$799
Storage
128GB
RAM
8GB
Resolution
FHD
Best OPPO phone under $600
OPPO A94 5G
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Starts at
$599
Storage
128GB
RAM
8GB
Resolution
FHD
Georgia Dixon
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August 22, 2022
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Ever since it entered the Aussie smartphone market back in 2014, OPPO has been making some serious waves with their feature-packed, budget-friendly devices.

Fast forward to today, and they’ve carved out a loyal following both here and abroad. But with so many to choose from, which is right for you? Well, never fear, because we’re breaking down the best OPPO phones for every budget and every user in 2022.

If you're looking for a simple-to-read OPPO phone comparison chart that weights up how the brand's best compares, look no further than the table below.

Category
Product
Price
Availability
Processor
Camera
Battery
Icon Star Full  LightBest overall OPPO phone
From
$1799
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 150MP + 50MP + 13MP5000mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest cheap OPPO phone
From
$599
Qualcomm Snapdragon 69564MP + 2MP + 2MP4500mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $1000
From
$919
Qualcomm Snapdragon 88850MP + 50MP + 13MP + 3MP32MP
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $800
From
$799
MediaTek Dimensity 90064MP + 8MP + 8MP4500mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $600
From
$599
MediaTek Dimensity 800U48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP4310mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $500
From
$449
MediaTek Dimensity 81048MP + 2MP5000mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $400
From
$399
Qualcomm Snapdragon 68050MP + 2MP5000mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $300
From
$299
MediaTek MT676550MP + 2MP + 2MP5000mAh

OPPO Find X5 Pro

Best overall OPPO phone

OPPO Find X5 Pro
OPPO Find X5 Pro
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
4
Design
4 out of 5 stars
4
Camera
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
From
$1799
pro Powerful camera hardware
pro Beautiful design
con Expensive
con Just okay battery life

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

Surprise, surprise, the best OPPO phone also happens to be their new premium flagship, the OPPO Find X5 Pro.

At an RRP of $1,799, it’s by no means cheap, but it’s on par with the top-of-the-range devices from the likes of Apple and Samsung, and it certainly works hard to give you your money’s worth. Plus, from time to time it goes on sale, bringing the price down towards a more reasonable $1000.

From its flawless display and space-age design to its snappy performance and the most exciting camera kit we’ve seen in a long time, the OPPO Find X5 Pro is one of the best smartphones Australians can buy in 2022. Still, it's hard to overlook the high price-tag attached. If you'd prefer to pick up the device on a post-paid mobile plan, check out the widget below for a round-up of the best plans for the OPPO Find X5 Pro.

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Display6.7-inch, AMOLED
RAM12GB
Storage256GB
Battery5000mAh
Rear camera50MP + 50MP + 13MP
Front-facing camera32MP
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OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G

Best cheap OPPO phone

OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
Our Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
3
Design
4 out of 5 stars
4
Camera
3 out of 5 stars
3
From
$599
pro 35W fast-charging
pro IPX4 water resistance
con No high-refresh rate display
con Standard specs

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

There’s quite a large gap in pricing between OPPO’s flagship devices and their more affordable mid-rangers, but outside of the Find X3 Pro and Find X3 Neo, we reckon the Reno8 Lite 5G is the best cheap OPPO phone.

The OPPO Reno4 5G was one of the cheapest 5G phones available in Australia and while the Reno8 Lite 5G can't make the same claim to fame, there's still a lot to like about what's on offer here. The OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G promises to deliver long battery life, beautiful photos, ultra-fast charging and a standout design.

If you'd prefer to pick up the OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G on a post-paid mobile plan, check out the widget below.

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695
Display6.43-inches, AMOLED
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Battery4500mAh
Rear camera64MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front-facing camera16MP

OPPO Find X3 Pro

Best OPPO phone under $1000

Oppo Find X3 Pro
OPPO Find X3 Pro
Our Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
Performance
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Design
4 out of 5 stars
4
Camera
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
From
$919
pro Fantastic cameras
pro Faultless display
con Mirror-like backing attracts fingerprints
con Weaker zoom than its predecessor

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

It’s just been superseded by the Find X5 Pro, but in our opinion, the OPPO Find X3 Pro still gives the big guns a run for their money. At launch in March 2021, it retailed for a whopping $1,699, but nowadays you can find it for less than a grand, which is seriously good value.

The Find X3 Pro blew us away with its incredible camera (and especially impressive zoom), big, beautiful 120Hz display, stellar performance, stylish design and unique microscope lens camera.

While it's not the latest OPPO phone available in 2022, you can still find the OPPO Find X3 Pro on a number of postpaid mobile plans.

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888
Display6.7-inches, AMOLED
RAM12GB
Storage256GB
Battery4500mAh
Rear camera50MP + 50MP + 13MP + 3MP
Front-facing camera32MP

OPPO Find X5 Lite

Best OPPO phone under $800

OPPO Find X5 Lite
OPPO Find X5 Lite
Our Rating
4 out of 5 stars
4
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
4
Design
3 out of 5 stars
3
Camera
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
From
$799
pro pro Incredible battery life
pro Headphone jack
con No MariSilicon
con No wireless charging

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

If you can't stretch your budget to accommodate either OPPO's latest flagship or its predecessor, you might be able to find what you're looking for with the Find X5 Lite.

Priced at an RRP of $799, the Find X5 Lite lacks the wireless charging and MariSilicon image processor found in its siblings. However, if more tangible inclusions like snappy performance and long battery life, you'll likely come away happy with the trade-offs made here.

If you'd rather avoid paying for the OPPO Find X5  Lite outright and would prefer to pick up the device on a postpaid plan, you can find a round-up of the best plans below.

ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 900
Display6.43-inches, AMOLED
RAM8GB
Storage256GB
Battery4500mAh
Rear camera64MP + 8MP + 8MP
Front-facing camera32MP

OPPO A94 5G

Best OPPO phone under $600

OPPO A94 5G
Our Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Performance
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Design
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Camera
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
From
$599
pro 30W fast-charging
pro AMOLED screen
con 128GB of storage
con 60Hz refresh rate

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

While there’s no real standout features on the OPPO A94 5G, it’s a highly capable phone that runs like a dream, for days at a time, and looks damn good doing it. More reasonably priced than OPPO's premium lineup, the device sports impressive battery life with fast charging and a snappy processor, making it a solid all-rounder.

So long as you don't mind working with a 60Hz refresh rate and 128GB of on-board storage, the OPPO A94 5G will get you pretty far for $599. The device is also available on a post-paid plan through Telstra, so check out the widget below for further details.

ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 800U
Display6.43-inches, Super AMOLED
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Battery4310mAh
Rear camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front-facing camera16MP

OPPO A77 5G

Best OPPO phone under $500

Oppo A77 5G
OPPO A77 5G
Our Rating
3.3 out of 5 stars
3.25
Performance
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Design
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Camera
3 out of 5 stars
3
From
$449
pro Cheap 5G
pro Pro 2
con Just 128GB of storage
con Con 2

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

One of the newest members of the OPPO family, the OPPO A77 5G punches well above its $449 price tag, but there's more to like here than just next-generation connectivity on a budget. With a new design that sets it apart from OPPO devices of the past, the A77 5G packing impressive specs like a 6.5-inch HD+ 90Hz display, MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor, a 5,000mAh battery, 6GB RAM, and more.

We don't know if we’d go so far as to say it’s the best phone under $500 from any brand. Still, as far as OPPO goes, the A77 5G is a knockout.

ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 810
Display6.56-inches, LCD
RAM6GB
Storage128GB
Battery5000mAh
Rear camera48MP + 2MP
Front-facing camera8MP

OPPO A96

Best OPPO phone under $400

OPPO A96
OPPO A96
Our Rating
3.3 out of 5 stars
3.25
Performance
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Design
4 out of 5 stars
4
Camera
3 out of 5 stars
3
From
$399
pro Qualcomm processor
pro Big battery
con Limited camera specs
con Just 128GB of storage

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

There’s not much separating the OPPO A94 5G and the A96, but there are a few key points to consider if you're tossing up between the two. The A96 is certainly cheaper at just $399, but you do miss out on a couple of a few of the perks that come attached to the A94 5G. The OPPO A96 boasts a larger 6.59-inch FHD+ 90Hz display and while it matches the A94 5G for RAM and on-board storage, it lacks the next-generation connectivity found in its counterpart. 

Still, there’s no arguing with that price. If $400 is your limit, then the OPPO A96 offers a plenty of bang for your buck.

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 680
Display6.59-inches, LCD
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Battery5000mAh
Rear camera50MP + 2MP
Front-facing camera16MP

OPPO A54s

Best OPPO phone under $300

OPPO A54S
OPPO A54s
Our Rating
3 out of 5 stars
3
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
4
Design
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Camera
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
From
$299
pro Affordable price
pro Triple lens camera
con No 5G
con Low resolution display

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

The OPPO A54s does a brilliant job of playing to the brand's usual strengths. It brings together snappy hardware, smart software and a solid price-point. It's not going to reinvent the wheel, but it will certainly fit the bill for budget buyers looking to spend no more than $300 on their next smartphone.

Those who can afford to stretch their budget are unlikely to be disappointed with the results, but those who cannot should be able to do more than merely make do with what the OPPO A54s delivers.

ProcessorMediaTek MT6765
Display6.52-inch, LCD
RAM4GB
Storage128GB
Battery5000mAh
Rear camera50MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front-facing camera8MP

OPPO phones we also considered

Here are more OPPO phones that we considered that didn't make the cut.
OPPO Find X5
OPPO Find X5
Our Rating
4 out of 5 stars
4
Performance
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Design
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Camera
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
From
$1399
pro MariSilicon camera
pro Not as expensive as the Pro
con Curved edge display
con Outdated processor

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

For some, the middle-child of OPPO's latest flagship roster is likely to be a solid alternative to the top dog. While it can't match the photography prowess of the pricey Find X5 Pro, key spec improvements help make the Find X5 a more than capable alternative to the latest and greatest from Apple and Samsung.

If you like the sound of that, feel free to check out the widget below for a round-up of the best plans for the OPPO Find X5 5G.

OPPO phone FAQs

Here are the most commonly asked questions about OPPO phones

While the answer to this question varies depending on the model, what you expect from your phone and who you're talking to, our take is that OPPO phones are more than just good. They're some of the best Android devices out there when it comes to the hardware involved, though the software can be something of an acquired taste for some.

If you'd like to hear more specifics, check our latest OPPO phone review here.

Our current pick for the best OPPO phone in Australia is the flagship OPPO Find X5 Pro.

Which is better: OPPO or Samsung? The answer really depends on how much you're looking to spend. While the Galaxy S22 might fare poorly against the Find X5, the Find X5 Lite is a less compelling alternative to the Samsung Galaxy A73.

OPPO phones are not made by Samsung. However, in some cases, they may incorporate components made by Samsung. For example, the OPPO Find N relies on a foldable display manufactured by Samsung. 

Georgia Dixon
Written by
Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and Stuff.co.nz. In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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