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Oppo Find X2 Pro Review: Fast, Trendy, and Awsome 2

Oppo Find X2 Pro Review: Fast, Trendy, and Awsome

Oppo Find X2 Pro Review: Fast, Trendy, and Awsome 3

When Oppo told me in December 2019 that it was working on Find X2, I was excited. Original Oppo Find X is one of the greatest mobile innovations I’ve seen in recent years. Find X2 would surely survive its tradition.

We will go back to 2018. There were no folding smartphones. The design of the phone was boring. Almost all phones had the same notch and it was difficult to distinguish between telephones in the world of equality. When Find X hit the market with almost a full screen and pop-up camera, it finally felt something new. Although I was disappointed with the constantly poor UX of all Oppo devices, the software of the phone outweighed its drawbacks.

Almost two years later, Oppo launched Find X2 and Find X2 Pro. Almost immediately, I can tell you that this phone is far from being an innovative gadget-like device from its predecessor. But I can also say that this is one of the best phones I have used in the past year- if you are willing to pay for it.

This is Oppo Find X2 Pro from the Gadget Center.

Pros:

  • Excellent design
  • Great cameras
  • ColorOS 7.1 is a huge step up
  • Awesome 120Hz display
  • Game-changing 65W charging
  • IP68 water and dust resistance

Cons:

  • Too much expensive
  • Weak Bluetooth audio
  • No 3D face unlock

Design: Minimalistic and Elegant

Oppo Find X2 Pro does not mean innovation but is clearly a flagship. The screen is slightly wrapped on the side of the phone, the gold-colored aluminum body on my model. The back of the phone is warped in the same way, which will undoubtedly result in an elegant device.

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The selfie camera is a hole drilled in the top left of the screen. Personally, I’ve always been a huge fan of this facility. I think it looks like a premium look and since the camera is the size of the display it can’t bother you. With this price range phone, however, I would have preferred a 3D face lock or, even better, an on-screen selfie camera that Oppo showed me on my innovation day in December. The original Find X had a 3D face lock, which is more secure and allows you to unlock your phone in the dark. This device has a standard face lock and is pretty fast, but 3D would be better.

The Find X2 Pro, I have for review has a back made of vegan leather, which gives the device a high-end look. Feels good in the hand. It’s not as slippery as glass, so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off the table. If you drop your phone and fall on your back, you no longer have to worry about breaking your back. However, cameras are a different story.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro has a pretty decent camera. It’s not as thick as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra plateau, but it wiggles the phone when placed on its back. In my leather model, the camera is framed with the same golden accent that you saw on the aluminum case.

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The Oppo logo is located far below the camera lead, at the bottom. This is unnecessary, but just like gold trim on the device, it adds luxury. If you like it.

You will not find any special ports or sensors on this phone, e.g. an IR blaster or a headphone jack. Instead, it greets you with a bare minimum. The power switch and volume controls are located on the right and left of the phone. The speaker, charging port and SIM card compartment is located below. It’s a minimalist look, but I think that’s what Oppo wanted to achieve.

Display: Too Good

The Oppo Find X2 Pro has a 6.7″curved AMOLED display with a resolution of 3168×1440, making it pixel-rich 513 pixels per inch. It has a great looking display with fantastic color accuracy and white balance. The screen supports HDR 10+, which means it can produce more colors, and Oppo claims it can reach a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits. The screen is very easy to see in direct sunlight, which Google Pixel 4 doesn’t have.

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the phone can operate at a fast refresh rate of 120Hz, even if the full Quad HD+ resolution is set. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series, at least, still can’t perform it. Both devices have the technical capacity to do this, but Samsung has limited the 120Hz mode to 1080p, probably due to battery life.

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Oppo wanted the display to be the highlight of Find X2 Pro, so it included a hardware layer called 01 Ultra Vision Engine. This chip can scale videos to 60Hz or 120Hz depending on where you just set up your phone. This feature works practically, but I wouldn’t recommend it for most content. If the video was captured and played back at 24 or 30 frames per second, there is probably a reason. Before videos with 60 frames per second become more common, I recommend that you skip this feature. At the moment, the 60fps video seems too awkward for my realistic taste.

Beneath the screen is an optical fingerprint sensor that works very well. It is fast and precise and has a large surface.

In the past, Samsung always had the best screen available on a smartphone. Oppo Find X2 Pro makes me question Samsung’s crown.

Performance: Can it rival S20 Ultra?

While the Oppo Find X2 Pro doesn’t quite have the 100x Space Zoom or 5,000mAh battery of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, it does match or beat it in nearly every other department. This means I didn’t notice any hiccups or stuttering.

Although the Oppo Find X2 Pro doesn’t have a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultran 100x Space Zoom or 5000mAh battery, it can or beats almost any other part. This means that I haven’t noticed any hiccups or campfires.

The display of the refresh rate of 120 Hz and the touch frequency of 240 Hz makes the device madly fast. Oppo also appears to have adopted the OnePlus style, which uses faster animation speeds, which also increases the feeling of speed on the review unit.

Equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage, it is definitely one of the fastest phones on the market. Find X2 Pro lived up to the specifications it has in benchmarks by beating the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in certain benchmarks.

Find X2 Pro supports 5G through the Qualcomm X55 modem. Although it doesn’t work with Verizon’s mmWave 5G, I was able to achieve a low bandwidth in my home in Brooklyn using 5G T-Mobile. Although 5G is not what I would be looking for in the next phone, it is good for the future as technology becomes more common.

The only performance issue I faced was poor Bluetooth performance. Before the first upgrade, the volume of the Bluetooth headset was very low. Even worse, if you simply hold your hand on the top right of the phone, the signal is interrupted. Oppo released an update in the reporting period that appears to have a fixed volume, but the Bluetooth signal is still fairly easy to cut. It’s not as bad as it was before the upgrade, but it’s not as stable as it should be.

Battery: 65W game-changer charging

Although I like a lot of the Oppo Find X2 Pro, the 65W charging is probably my favorite. I have to see how this affects battery life over time, but the ability to charge the phone in just over 30 minutes is incredible. In my test, the phone charged from 2% to 52% in 15 minutes and 92% in 30 minutes. It’s fast. Very fast.

Overall, the battery life of this device was decent. When I unplugged the phone at approximately 10 a.m, it died the following morning at 8:30 a.m. if I didn’t carry it all day. Although this is noting special, it is a solid one, considering I have set it to 120Hz and Quad HD+. The battery has a capacity of 4,260 mAh, which is significantly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5000 mAh and is likely to have worse battery life.

However, if you can charge your phone for 15 minutes during the day, you should be safe. You can easily charge the battery fully when you need to charge it at home before dark.

Sorry, this phone does not have wireless charging. Oppo says the low-voltage option doesn’t have to be when the phone is charging 65W, but I say the option would have been excellent, especially on such expensive phones.

Software: ColorOS is better than before

The last Oppo phone I checked was the Oppo Find X. At that time, ColorOS was just not good. The skin was the biggest drawback to the phone. It felt very crowded and intuitive. Like many Chinese interfaces, it was simply not developed for Western users.

When I saw that ColorOS 7 completely changed my view of the software, I was thrilled. To my surprise, it’s as good as it should be.

ColorOS 7.1 feels very similar to Oxygen OS. It is simplified and customizable. You can change icons, select an application field and provide useful functions such as simple screen capture. ColorOS has become one of my favorite Android custom OS during the upgrade.

Camera: Great pictures

Oppo Find X2 Pro includes three cameras. The main lens uses the Sony IMX689 sensor, a 48-megapixel shooter, an update to last year’s popular Sony IMX586. It is reduced by a factor of 4-12 MP. Although it doesn’t match the SMP Ultran 108MP sensor, the Find X2 Pro’s individual pixels are larger. Pixel size is a bit smaller, but this may be a good thing in this case. The main S20 Ultras sensor was almost too smooth, making close-up photos blurry. Oppo Find X2 doesn’t suffer from this problem, but it’s still very comfortable to focus on it. When shooting close-up subjects, portrait mode is not required with this sensor.

Color, detail, and sharpness are excellent with this lens. Dynamic range is very good although a little more aggressive than a smartphone would normally like. Overall I am very impressed with this camera.

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The wide-angle sensor is 48 MP Sony IMX586. This lens has little distortion, which is very nice to see on a smartphone. Color and sharpness are also quite good.

It will be interesting with a phone with a 5x prism. This is a narrower optical zoom than the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which only has a 4x optical lens. Find X2 Pro can zoom up to 10x hybrid and digitally crop up to 60x. However, at 5x and 10x the quality is excellent. Like the S20 Ultra, the 60x is not of good quality, but it was surprisingly useful if you had to read the text from far away.

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The resolution of the selfie camera of this phone is 32 MP and 8 MP. Although the color is good, the images are taken with some smoothness. This doesn’t appear to be due to the softening of the face, as can be seen on other phones, but the images always look a little blurry, as if the shutter isn’t fast enough.

These are just a few of the snapshots I took on my device during my time. If you want to see everything in full resolution, I have the drive folder here.

Oppo Find X2 Pro produced really cool colors and a good dynamic range when shooting video. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 supports 8K video recording, but Oppo didn’t activate it for some reason. The highest quality you can record with this phone is 4K at 60 frames per second. It can also shoot videos up to 10x with the optical image stabilizer for a beautiful image.

Oppo Find X2 Pro specs

 Oppo Find X2Oppo Find X2 Pro
Display6.7-inch Ultra Vision AMOLED
QHD+ resolution (3,168 x 1,440)
Punch-Hole camera in the top left corner
120Hz refresh rate
6.7-inch Ultra Vision AMOLED
QHD+ resolution (3,168 x 1,440)
Punch-Hole camera in the top left corner
120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM12GB12GB
Storage256GB UFS 3.0512GB UFS 3.0
CamerasRear:
-48MP primary
-13MP telephoto
-48MP ultra-wide

Front:
-32MP sensor
Rear:
-48MP primary
-13MP telephoto
-48MP ultra-wide

5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 60x digital zoom

Front:
-32MP sensor
Battery4,200mAh
65W fast wired charging
4,260mAh
65W fast wired charging
AudioDolby Atmos stereo speakers
No headphone jack
Dolby Atmos stereo speakers
No headphone jack
SafetyIP54 water resistanceIP68 water resistance
SecurityOptical in-display fingerprint, face unlockOptical in-display fingerprint, face unlock
Operating SystemAndroid 10 skinned with ColorOS 7.1Android 10 skinned with ColorOS 7.1
DimensionsCeramic: 164.9mm x 74.5mm x 8.0mm, 196g
Glass: 164.9mm x 74.5mm x 8.0mm,
Ceramic: 165.2mm x 74.4mm x 8.8mm, 207g
Vegan Leather: 165.2mm x 74.4mm x 9.5mm
Weight187g200g
5G?Sub-6Sub-6

Final Verdict

Should you buy this phone? The short answer is: it depends. Find X2 Pro costs almost the same price as the expensive Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra at $1,399.99. If you choose between these two devices, I personally choose Find X2 Pro. I like it a little better, especially the 65W fast charge and the functional autofocus system. If you’re looking for something cheaper, there are many options available, such as the OnePlus 7T.

If you really like the design of Find X2 Pro, you can get most of its performance with Oppo Find X2, which costs $100 less. The device costs $1,299.99 and the only difference is less storage space, a slightly smaller battery, water and dust resistance of the IP53, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with lower resolution and no periscope telephone lens. You cannot get leather with this model. Instead, it comes in ceramics and glass.

If you want to spend some money, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is also available in a Lamborghini version for around £2,479.76. Three Find X2 devices will be available in early May.

Interested in Oppo Find X2 or Find X2 Pro? Is it too expensive for your own good? Let us know in the comments below!

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