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OPPO Find X2 Pro Hands-on, Quick Review: Triple-camera Flagship Monster

OPPO Find X2 Pro Hands-on, Quick Review: Triple-camera Flagship Monster

OPPO’s new flagship can take on Samsung and Huawei

While OPPO has done incredibly well in the mid-range and budget segment, the company has always struggled in the flagship category. Their Find X was a great technical achievement for the company thanks to that motorized front camera module but failed to make significant headway against offerings from their main rivals, Samsung, Huawei, and Apple.

Two years later, OPPO is back with the newest iteration of their flagship line, and instead of a single device, we’re now getting two versions of the Find X2. While both phones are outwardly similar, the Find X2 Pro has more storage, better exterior options and has a better camera setup on the rear as the non-Pro version.

OPPO Find X2 Pro Hands-on, Quick Review: Triple-camera Flagship Monster

Ceramic and leather > glass

OPPO’s ditching the tried and tested gradient finish for more exotic material choices for the Find X2 Pro. The higher tier version will come in two material options: either ceramic for the Ceramic Black color option and vegan leather for the Orange variant.

We got the Ceramic Black variant, and while it’s a hair heavier than the vegan leather version, it looks absolutely nuts. It’s not as annoyingly reflective as glass-backed phones in the market, and looks dope – more so than your normal boring black smartphone variant.

OPPO Find X2 Pro Hands-on, Quick Review: Triple-camera Flagship Monster

Whatever version of the Find X2 you get, the display stays the same – you’re getting a 6.7-inch OLED Quad HD+ (3168×1440 resolution) display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch response rate.

OPPO Find X2 Pro

OPPO has really worked hard to produce a display that’s worthy of a smartphone flagship, and they’ve succeeded with the one on the new flagships. OPPO claims that the displays of the phones leave the factory after color calibration to an average of 0.4 JNCD, well above the industry standard of JNCD<2. The display also has a reflectivity of 4.4% and has a 100% DCI-P3 coverage. All of this resulted in DisplayMate giving the Find X2 Pro a grade of A+.

OPPO Find X2 Pro

The Find X introduced the world to the idea of motorized selfie modules, but OPPO has nixed that particular feature for a hole-punch notch that holds the 32-megapixel camera instead. Since there’s no more obvious point for water ingress, OPPO has managed to introduce IP68 water and dust-proofing to the device, which means the phone can stay in water to depths of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes without anything happening to it.

OPPO Find X2 Pro

Triple cameras in a quad-camera world

One of the most surprising things about the Find X2 series, in general, is the fact that both phones only use three cameras instead of four or more. OPPO’s “less is more” approach doesn’t just apply to the number of shooters on the back of the Find X2 – it also extends to the megapixel count of the phone as well.

The Find X2 Pro has a new, 48-megapixel main camera with Sony’s newest imaging sensor: the IMX 689. The sensor itself is pretty big at 1/1.43′ (11.2mm), and has a single pixel size of 1.12┬Ám. This is a huge leap forward from typical 48-megapixel sensors – Sony’s IMX 586, which acts as the phone’s wide-angle camera, only has a single pixel size of 0.8?m.

The bigger pixel size means better overall low-light performance. OPPO also says that the phone has the industry’s first “Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF”, which is fancy talk that the phone is able to focus on subjects quickly even in low-light, no doubt thanks to the primary sensor’s large overall size.

Rounding out the camera specs is the 13-megapixel telephoto lens that uses a periscope arrangement like the one we saw last year in MWC. It’s great that OPPO has finally implemented their periscope tech into a commercial product, though obviously their competitors beat them to that last year.

There’s plenty to dive into with the Find X2 Pro’s cameras, and we promise we’ll go into detail with that at a later time. Just know that OPPO has put their heart and soul into the cameras of the Find X2 Pro.

OPPO Find X2 Pro

Snapdragon 865 power, but only 4G for now

Just like any other new flagship nowadays, the Find X2 Pro comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor, paired with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of non-expandable, UFS 3.0 internal storage.

The big news here is that while the Find X2 Pro will have 5G capability in other markets, the Philippine version of the Find X2 Pro will only have 4G capabilities. That’s not surprising and shouldn’t stop you from getting the phone if you’re really intent on buying it though.

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Just like any other phone that OPPO has launched, the Find X2 Pro will come with its own UI overlay, dubbed ColorOS 7.1, which runs on Android 10.

The Find X2 Pro has a 4260mAh battery inside of it, and the phone supports extremely fast charging via SuperVOOC 2.0, the fastest fast charging tech OPPO has produced yet far. SuperVOOC 2.0 goes up to 65W(!), which means it can fully charge the Find X2 Pro in just 38 minutes. Just a top-up of 10 minutes using the charger is able to put in around 45% worth of charge.

OPPO has come a long way as a brand these past few years, and the Find X2 Pro is the culmination of all of their efforts. The phone feels incredibly polished, looks fantastic and has all the hallmarks of a device that can take on the offerings of Samsung, Huawei, and OPPO, and win – if the price is right.

OPPO Find X2 Pro

All that’s left is pricing – OPPO Philippines will reveal the local SRPs of the two phones at a later date.

OPPO Find X2 Pro Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 6.7-inch OLED Quad HD+ Ultra Vision display; 120hz refresh rate, 240hz touch response rate, DCI-P3, 3168×1440 resolution, HDR10+
  • O1 Ultra Vision engine
  • 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage
  • 4G, LTE, 5G
  • Dual SIM
  • Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX689 main camera with 7p lens, Omni-directional PDAF, 7P Lens, Live HDR Video, 12-bit capture, Dual Native ISO; 48-megapixel f/2.2 Sony IMX586 ultra-wide-angle camera with 6p lens, 3cm macro shooting, Ultra Steady Video 2.0; 13-megapixel f/3.0 periscope telephoto camera with 5p lens, 10x hybrid zoom, 60x digital zoom; LED flash, Ultra Night Mode 3.0, OIS and EIS, Contrast Detection AF, Phase Detect AF, Laser AF
  • 32-megapixel f/2.0 front camera with 5p lens, AI Beautification, Night mode
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • IP65 rating, In-display fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers
  • 4260mAh (2x 2130mah) battery with 65w SuperVOOC 2.0 wired charging
  • Android 10 with ColorOS 7.1

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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