The best Oppo phone 2023

If you live in Europe, Australasia, or Asia, you’ve probably come across a few Oppo smartphones.

While Oppo might not be as much of a household name as Samsung, it’s actually one of the top five global smartphone brands (on market share) on a regular basis, and most of its phones now launch in the UK and across Europe and Asia.

Over the last few years we’ve seen improvements in its hardware and more competitive devices across the board, with constant reworkings and improvements to its Android software skin ColorOS – now one of our favourite versions of Android.

Oppo’s latest 5G flagship line is the Find X5, which launched in early 2022 and includes the Find X5 Pro and Find X5 Lite. Note that the company skipped the Find X4, so the Find X3 series are actually 2021’s models – and thanks to price drops many of them are still solid buys. The Find X6 series is expected early in 2023.

The company’s Reno line doesn’t launch reliably in the UK and Europe, but some Reno options are still around – and in fact the current Reno 8 series has launched globally. Then there are the company’s budget offerings within the Oppo A series, along with its Find N foldables – although so far only the Find N2 Flip is available outside of China.

Oppo is an increasingly well-liked smartphone brand that has made a big impact in the UK market over the last couple of years. Some of their most popular releases include highly-rated handsets like the Find X5 Pro and the Reno 8. We’re taking a look at some of the best Oppo phones released in the last couple of years and some noteworthy alternatives.

We’ve tested some great Oppo phones so we like to think we know a thing or two about the handsets. There appears to be an increased demand for them and we notice smartphone buyers taking an interest in Oppo as a brand. Now, we’re putting its best smartphones under the microscope to help you find an option that suits you.

Read on for our complete guide to the best Oppo smartphones available to buy in 2023.

Best Oppo phone to buy in 2023

Best premium Oppo phone: Oppo Find X5 Pro

The Find X5 Pro is Oppo’s real top-of-the-line flagship. This is the phone with which Oppo chose to show off what it can really do as a brand – and the result is impressive. However, it’s expensive too. After all, there is a price to be paid for high performance. In this case, it’s a whopping £1,049.

In our full review of the Oppo Find X5 Pro, we noted the phone’s weighty specs sheet and powerful internals, as well as praising its fantastic display. The design stands out too, and we found the battery to be reliable, even under intense use.

If you have the budget, this is the best Oppo phone out there, but it’s worth considering competing options from Samsung and OnePlus. Read on for more on the brand’s alternatives, or check out buying links below.

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Best mid-range Oppo phone: Oppo Reno 8 Pro

The latest addition to Oppo’s line-up of smartphones is the Reno 8 Pro, which was released at the end of August. It offers impressive performance, a brilliant OLED display and an eye-catching style — all at a slightly more affordable price point than the Oppo Find X5 Pro.

This phone is particularly targeted at creatives, according to Oppo, so it has a great camera offering. The shooting facilities on the Oppo Reno 8 Pro particularly stand out for a mid-ranger. It can capture 4K video and uses MariSilicon X image processing that makes all your images pop with colour and definition.

The Oppo Reno 8 Pro is available at a wide variety of UK retailers, online and in-store.

Best affordable Oppo phone: Oppo A96

The Oppo A Series offers a more budget-friendly range of Oppo phones – and right now, the A96 sits at the top of that pile.

If offers a big 5000mAh battery and 33W SuperVooc fast charging to help you stay powered up, plus there’s a 90Hz refresh rate display. That’s not top of the range nowadays, but still bests some very good handsets — the Google Pixel 6a, for example.