Best OPPO phone for every budget

Endless OPPO-tunities

Best overall OPPO phone
OPPO Find X5 Pro
OPPO Find X5 Pro
From
$1299
Storage
256GB
RAM
12GB
Resolution
QHD+
Best cheap OPPO phone
OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
From
$595
Storage
128GB
RAM
8GB
Resolution
FHD+
Best OPPO phone under $1000
Oppo Find X3 Pro
OPPO Find X3 Pro
Starts at
$549
Storage
256GB
RAM
12GB
Resolution
QHD+
Best OPPO phone under $800
OPPO Find X5 Lite
OPPO Find X5 Lite
Starts at
$478.38
Storage
256GB
RAM
8GB
Resolution
FHD
Best OPPO phone under $600
OPPO A94 5G
Starts at
$599
Storage
128GB
RAM
8GB
Resolution
FHD
Georgia Dixon
Mar 20, 2023
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Ever since it entered the Aussie smartphone market back in 2014, OPPO has been making some serious waves with its 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 2023.

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
$1299
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 150MP + 50MP + 13MP5000mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest cheap OPPO phone
From
$595
Qualcomm Snapdragon 69564MP + 2MP + 2MP4500mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $1000
From
$549
Qualcomm Snapdragon 88850MP + 50MP + 13MP + 3MP32MP
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $800
From
$478.38
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
$313.48
MediaTek Dimensity 81048MP + 2MP5000mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $400
From
$420.95
Qualcomm Snapdragon 68050MP + 2MP5000mAh
Icon Star Full  LightBest OPPO phone under $300
From
$289
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
$1299
pro Powerful camera hardware
pro Beautiful design

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

Surprise, surprise, the best OPPO phone also happens to be the brand's current premium flagship, the OPPO Find X5 Pro.

At $1,799, the Find X5 Pro is by no means cheap, but it’s on par with the top-of-the-range devices from the likes of Apple and Samsung when it comes to specs and it 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 or so.

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 right now.

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 to make the asking price more digestible, check out the widget below for a round-up of the best plans for the OPPO Find X5 Pro.

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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
$595
pro 35W fast-charging
pro IPX4 water resistance

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 back when it launched 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.

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
$549
pro Fantastic cameras
pro Faultless display

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 a lot less.

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.

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
$478
pro Incredible battery life
pro Headphone jack

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 you're enticed by the idea of more tangible inclusions like a headphone jack, expandable storage and longer 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.

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

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

There’s no specific standout selling point for the OPPO A94 5G, but it’s a highly capable phone that runs like a dream for days at a time and it looks damn good doing it. It's a solid all-rounder that sports impressive battery life with fast charging, a snappy processor and a price-tag that's a lot leaner than the one found with OPPO's Find X5 lineup.

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.

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
$313.48
pro Cheap 5G
pro A lot of RAM for a budget-device

Pricing and availability only accurate as of last page update.

It's no match for the OPPO A94, but the OPPO A77 5G punches well above its $449 price tag. 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 packs 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. But as far as OPPO goes, the A77 5G is a knockout.

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
$420.95
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 thrifty handsets.

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.

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

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 and it doesn't have 5G, 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.

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
$1,399
pro MariSilicon camera
pro Not as expensive as the Pro

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

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 which devices you're comparing and 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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