Oppo has made its name in the mid range segment but mostly in the Asian market like China and India.To make a name in the US and European countries it needed a special high end flagship device.The Oppo Find X2 Pro has all the ingredients to shine in the high end market.Like most other companies Find X2 Pro is not the only member of the family.There is an Oppo Find X2,a Find X2 Neo and a Find X2 Lite.
This post will be about the big bro the Find X2 Pro.As I said earlier it has all the ingredients i.e. almost all the high end specs that any flagship device of 2020 can boast off.Albeit some small features are missing but that may be of least importance to many.But at the price point we are talking about these little things affect many people as well.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro is priced at €1199 in the Euoropean market which converts to around $1300(US dollars).That is a lot of money.Its price in Indian market is not yet known and there is no point in converting because we know that price in Indian market will be reduced one.Anyways it is expected to be around the Rs.80000 mark In India and is expected to launch in this last week of May2020.
Now let’s take a look at what this high priced Oppo flagship has to offer and whether it will be worthy of the price.
DESIGN AND BODY
A premium device should look premium for starters.Talking of premium looks theOppo Find X2 Pro has looks to kill for specially the orange leather back variant.It even has the Oppo logo embedded in golden colour which increases the aesthetics.The other variant the Black Ceramic one has a textured glass back.Black glass always attracts more fingerprint smudges but the texture on this Oppo device prevents them.
Both the variants confirm a good grip on this big smartphone.Oppo claims that the leather used is “vegan Leather”though its composition is not published.Anyways the leather variant is slightly heavier and thicker than the ceramic one.
The glass on the front and the back are Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and the frame is aluminium.The phone also has IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.The power button is on the right and the volume rockers on the left.The SIM tray,USB port and one of the Speaker grills is at the bottom.The other one is at the top edge.On the back is a triple camera bump,quite big but not as big as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra,and the front features a punch hole camera on the top left corner of the display.There is no 3.5mm jack.
The dimensions are 165.2mmx74.4mmx8.8mm.The thickness of the leather back variant is 9.5mm.The phone weighs 200g for the Black Ceramic variant and 217g for the leather variant.The latter is quite heavy for a phone and one handed use will be difficult for a long span of time.
Top notch smartphones demand top notch display and yet again Oppo Find X2 Pro serves it.The phone features a big 6.7″Amoled display curved at the edges of the screen which enhances the look.It supports QHD+(1440×3168) resolution has an aspect ratio of 19.8:9 and ~513ppi.The advertised maximum brightness is 800nits.
The highlighting feature is the 120Hz refresh rate display and the 240Hz touch sampling rate.120Hz refresh rate has almost become a must in this year’s high end flagships but Oppo has done more with it.There is option for you to reduce the refresh rate to the customary 60Hz if you want to save battery or go for the Auto mode and let the phone decide when to use what.The feature Oppo has done extra is that you can use both the high refresh rate and highest resolution together and this is not even present in the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The display comes with a lot of certifications.It is HDR10+ certified,TUV Rheinland Full Care Display certified which means less harmful blue light emission and Display Mate certified A+ display.
Still I am not finished.Video watching on this phone is on another level.You have what Oppo calls the Ultra Vision Engine which can add frames to videos.Suppose you are watching a SD video with low frame rates.This display will convert them to high frame rates and thereby enhance the quality to HD standard.There is also a MotionClear technology which enhances video motion and can convert videos of 30fps to 60fps.I need to mention videos which are shot at low frame rates may look very artificial on using this.
As I was talking about video watching the next thing that comes to mind is audio quality.A video cannot be very good unless the supporting audio is at par.Oppo has looked int that as well.There are dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos in the OPPO Find X2 Pro.There is no 3.5mm jack so a no to wired headphones a feature I miss.
Not only video watching but shooting videos also depends on the audio.There are 3 different mics for 3D recording and the phone comes with features like Wind noise Reduction also.
OS,PROCESSOR AND STORAGE
Oppo Find X2 Pro runs Color OS 7.1 based on Android 10.Color OS 7.1 is the latest version and it has done a remarkable job in improving its features and clearing the complaints which some of you may have had in the older versions.This new version has an excellent new Dark Mode and does agood job in reducing battery drainage.A Smart Sidebar feature is present which is like an on screen drawer of your favourite apps.Just one click on it will get you into split screen mode.There is a Smart assistant and usual features like the Three finger swipe down for screen shots.
Under the hood is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset with octa core processor(1×2.84GHz,3×2.42GHz,4×1.8GHz).The G.P.U is Adreno 650.Performance wise it is similar to all the other high end Android devices of this year.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro comes with LPDDR5 12GB RAM and 512GB onboard storage powered by UFS3.0.There is no slot for external storage but with 512GB on board it doesn’t seem you will need it.
The phone sports a triple camera module with a primary 48MP Sony IMX689 wide sensor with aperture f/1.7,another 48MP Sony IMX586 ultra wide and ultra macro sensor with f/2.2 and 120degrees field of view and a 13MP periscope telephoto lens with f/3.0.The main sensor and the telephoto lens have optical image stabilisation(OIS) and the latter comes with 10X hybrid and 60X digital zoom.
HDR,Panorama LED flash are all featured.Ultra Night Mode is featured for all the lenses.The large sensor size of 1/1.4″of the primary 48MP lens allows for good portraits with background blurs and good low light imaging as well.There is a Dual Native ISO feature which switches ISO from high to low depending on lighting conditions automatically.In general Oppo cameras provide good images and this phone is no exception.
Maximum 4K videos can be shot at 30/60fps and 1080p at 30/60fps.Here you may have a slight objection.With such a display and a processor which supports 8K video capturing the Oppo Find X2 Pro should have provided 8K video shooting.Anyways feature like Live HDR videos and Ultra Steady Video Pro modes are present.
It is a punch hole 32MP f/2.4 sensor.It comes with features like HD night selfies,AI beautification.The selfie camera can shoot videos of maximum [email protected] is supported in the front camera as well.
You can watch the following video to get a detailed review of the cameras.
An under display optical fingerprint sensor is present which is pretty fast in action.Face unlock is also available but not in 3D again a feature Oppo could have incorporated as face unlock in night is a secure measure of unlocking your phone and also gives a premium feeling.
There is a large X axis motor for good haptic feedback.
The 240Hz touch sampling rate and Pulse touch as Oppo calls it along with 120Hz refresh rate QHD+ display calls for an excellent gaming experience with no lags or stutters in games like Pub G.Gaming is also enhanced by the Game Mode which has the no notifications feature and high network connectivity very essential for games like Pub G.
WiFi 6,Bluetooth and even NFC is present.USB Type C cable is supported.There is no 3.5mm jack as already mentioned.
BATTERY AND COLOURS
All the high end specs demand a large battery.Oppo Find X2 Pro provides a 4260mAH battery which supports a whopping 65W VOOC charging which can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in 38 minutes.
The Black Ceramic and the Orange Vegan Leather are the common colour variants available.Green and Grey Vegan Leather are the other colour options.
The price of €1199 converted roughly to 1300 US dollars brings the Oppo Find X2 Pro into direct comparison with the biggest blockbuster phone of this year the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.If you are an Oppo fan you will not be disappointed I promise.Both have the same processor,their display quality is almost same and the Oppo device outshines it by allowing you to use the high refresh rate and highest resolution together.The S20 Ultra has a bigger camera of 108MP with100X super zoom a feature I dare say has not attracted users a lot.Yes Samsung brand value and image processing software is better but it still costs about 200$ more for the highest 512GB storage variant.
But everything is not positive.Even though it has a huge fast charging capability the Find X2 pro doesn’t support wireless charging a feature which the company must have provided.In terms of cost you may go for the Oppo Find X2 which is priced at €999.It is behind the Pro in terms of a smaller 12MP ultra wide camera,less internal storage and a slightly smaller 4200mAH battery.
So what do you think of this new Oppo flagship.Please let me know in comments.