When we talk about the high-end premium of smartphones, the most normal thing is that a name like Apple or Samsung comes to mind. However, we are seeing more and more brands, generally coming from the Chinese market, that has started to scale little by little to not only leave behind that stigma of “low quality”, but even to offer us high-quality terminals such as the Oppo Find X2 Pro.
The Find X2 series is the successor to the Find X, which was launched in mid-2018. This device was one of the first Oppo smartphones that you could buy in Pakistan. At the time, only one model was released, it was a very special and innovative device. The Oppo Find X was one of the first smartphones with a full-screen design and an extendable camera system.
With the Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo builds on this revolutionary phone. Once again, a lot of attention has been paid to the screen, the camera, and the battery – one by one parameter that many consumers consider important when purchasing a new phone.
You do have to pay a considerable amount for the new top model. The suggested retail price is set at 184,999.00 PKR / $1,046 for a single device. Is this smartphone worth its money? TechMag has had a month to get acquainted with the Oppo Find X2 Pro. More than enough to list all the advantages and disadvantages of this smartphone.
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Oppo Find X2 Pro Review
The first thing that strikes us about this phone is its new aesthetic line. And is that instead of continuing with the innovative (although somewhat strange) aspect of its previous generation, the Oppo Find X2 Pro opts for a style more in line with the rest of premium high-end smartphones from other manufacturers, with a FullView screen no notch and a perforated camera, and a rear camera setup distributed in portrait format.
On this occasion, we have had the opportunity to test the model with a vegan leather finish, so instead of the classic back cover with ceramic finishes and reflective effects, we find a rough surface that is very pleasant to the touch and a small metal sheet in which the brand logo stands out. In general, a much more refined finish that, combining salmon-orange and gold colors, provides a not only premium aesthetic but even luxurious pretense.
Despite everything, much of the leading role is carried by the cameras themselves, which in addition to containing the three main lenses, includes a double LED flash. This module stands out a lot so when we have the terminal on a flat surface and face up when interacting in the upper left area there is some rocking of the terminal.
Finally, it should be noted that the Oppo Find X2 will not have a 3.5-mm jack port, so the connection of the headphones will depend entirely on the USB-C input or wireless connectivity. And it is that although the phone includes compatible headphones in its box, this type of differentiation from high-end terminals still does not convince us, where practically always the disappearance of the current plugs is chosen.
Oppo Find X2 Pro: Large Size
So, in addition to an excellent technical and exterior section, one of the greatest virtues of the Oppo Find X2 Pro is its screen, with a 6.7-inch AMOLED panel with impressive 120 Hz refresh rates and resolutions up to 3,168 x 1,440 pixels. And it is that although the phone is focused on covering the widest spectrum of uses, its capabilities within the leisure and the reproduction of multimedia content establish it as one of the best options currently available on the market.
To this combination of 120 Hz and maximum resolution are added other great incentives such as the 8 + 2-bit color depth (up to 1.07 billion colors), a 100% coverage of the P3 color gamut, or the really high recognition capacity and touch speed of up to 240 Hz, well above other top-of-the-range terminals, and in line with smartphones designed specifically for gaming.
Although as we said, this does not limit the use of the phone to these activities, since we will have an extensive personalization section in its screen settings, with which we can set the resolution in more measured values such as FHD + or QHD +, and even Limit the use of 120 Hz to certain applications, thus allowing us to greatly save battery consumption.
In addition, the Oppo Find X2 Pro has always-on screen functions, with which we can program and customize the appearance of a small clock and a small detail with information from notifications and applications, without the need to touch the phone. Finally, and another of the strong points of the terminal resides in the fingerprint reader integrated under the screen, which in addition to a fast and very precise identification, will also have an always on function that will allow us to unlock the phone directly with the screen off.
Fulfilling a favorite: photography
Moving on to the experience and use of the cameras, we find two small details that have caught our attention: the presence of only three lenses and a 48-megapixel main sensor, in line with many of the mid-range terminals presented during the last months. However, and like the surprising case of the 12 megapixels iPhone 11, the Oppo Find X2 Pro manages to far exceed expectations with its final results.
This is accomplished through customization and support of the Sony IMX689 sensor, accompanied by technologies such as the Omni-directional PDAF, a dual native ISO, the 12-bit True Capture system, HDR enhancements, an OIS optical stabilizer, and an EIS electronic image stabilizer, plus of the artificial intelligence enhancement modes themselves and the special capture modes themselves.
Using the main camera in automatic mode, the Oppo Find X2 Pro demonstrates speed, wide dynamic range, and correct color reproduction. Sharpness is well achieved, with little noise or excessive processing. If we opt for shooting with 48 MP resolution, the excellent sensations are maintained while we greatly improve the level of detail in the photos when cropping.
Using the basic mode of the camera, we can take quite good snapshots, with zoom magnifications up to 2x in normal conditions, and 5x for shots with good general lighting. But also, as long as conditions allow, thanks to its telephoto lens, we will have a hybrid zoom of up to 10x, being able to enlarge the final captures up to 60x digitally.
Finally, although the Oppo Find X2 Pro does not have a macro option visible in the application, this capture mode will automatically activate when we bring the phone close to our target, allowing results and captures of great detail at distances of up to about 2 or 3 centimeters.
As for video recording, we also find a fairly complete assortment of options and very good results. And it is that as well we mentioned at the beginning of this section, we will have several tools to improve the inclusion of a mode that leverages the 48-megapixel settings HDR, improving colors using Artificial Intelligence, and even video options less common as the slow-motion at 1080p, or the highest quality recording at 4K and 60fps.
Oppo Find X2 Pro: Color OS
Despite being a fairly unobtrusive Android mask, Oppo’s operating system is undoubtedly its weakest point. And it is that although in general, the Oppo Find X2 Pro performs quite well and smoothly in practically all situations, it is not difficult for us to see some small errors that will cause some basic applications such as the camera to close and even the sudden deconfiguration of our WiFi network. However, these errors, while present, are quite rare and do not lead to major operational problems.
Something that we could comment on its optimization, which as we have seen in other terminals of the company, still has room for improvement. It never ceases to amaze us that, with a 4,260 mAh battery, there have been several occasions when, giving intensive use to the phone, we have had to resort to charging it before reaching 24 hours. And is that although the powerful fast charge allows us to “get back into the ring” in just a few minutes, this still leaves us with a little bittersweet flavor.
And it is that for many and very good points that the Oppo Find X2 Pro has, my favorite is still its 65-watt SuperVOOC charger. There is no greater satisfaction than being able to plug in your phone and see how, in real-time, the percentage of the battery rises in seconds, capable of filling 50% of the battery in just over 10 minutes, and the total charge is complete. in just 30 minutes.
Oppo Find X2 Pro Complete Specifications
- Processing And 5G Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 + Snapdragon X55 5G Modem
- Display 6.7″ QHD+ AMOLED, 3168×1440 resolution, 120Hz, HDR 10+
- Memory 12GB LPDDR5
- Storage 512GB UFS 3.0
- Rear-Facing Cameras 48MP f/1.7 Main OIS, Omni PDAF – 48MP f/2.2 120º Ultra-Wide AF, 13MP f/3.0 5x Telephoto OIS, PDAF
- Front-Facing Cameras 32MP f/2.4
- Video Recording Up to 4K @ 60fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 1080p slow-mo
- Battery 4260 mAh
- OS Android 10 With Oppo ColorOS 7.1
- Dimensions 165.2 x 74.4 x 9.5mm (Vegan Leather) Or 8.8 mm (Ceramic)
- Weight 200 grams (Vegan Leather) Or 217 grams (Ceramic)
- Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1+LE, NFC, USB-C, LTE, 5G
- Colors Orange (Vegan Leather) Or Black (Ceramic)
- Pricing 184,999.00 PKR / $1,046
In general, the Oppo Find X2 Pro enters as a very interesting contender for the premium high-end, with a design and finishes of great quality that is nothing more than the reflection of its impeccable performance. And is that really the only downside that we could get out of this phone is its high price, which we will really be pleasantly compensated.