When we start talking about full-screen flagship smartphones of 2018, it means almost 85% screen-to-body ratios along with a little bottom bezel and of course a notch sporting its front camera. The front-facing camera in an essential part of any smartphone so this design is obviously required. A Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has followed in the footsteps of fellow BBK-owned smartphone company namely Vivo with its much-anticipated Oppo Find X – hiding a front-facing camera in the top of the device. As compared to Vivo Nex series devices, there is a little different and feels quite unique.
The Oppo Find X is a supremely comfortable smartphone to hold, masterfully designed to match the palm of your hand without slipping out because of a glossy body, or spilling over due to its size. It’s yet reflective, shiny, a fingerprint magnet, but it never wants to break free from our grip. The phone will be available in two sensational colors – a purple and a red – but these bright kinds are only emphasized on the main body, before towards their own along the sides. It looks pretty gorgeous.
Perhaps you’re thinking it’s a gadget waiting to go wrong, but it’s not a case. Oppo has claimed that their Find X has been tested to 300000 extensions which are equivalent to about five years of average use. Amazing? So far Oppo Find X doesn’t tremble around and didn’t stab out so that you’ll worry about it snapping off.
- 42-inches AMOLED Display
- 1080 x 2340 Pixels Resolution (401 PPI)
- Display Protection by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Android 8.1 Oreo OS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset
- 630 Adreno GPU
- 8GB of RAM
- 256GB of ROM (cannot be expanded)
- Dual 16MP + 20MP Rear Camera
- 25MP Solid Front-Facing Camera
- Camera Features: HDR, Panorama, Touch Focus, Face Detection and more
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
- NFC and GPS
- Sensors: face ID, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass
- 3730mAh Massive Non-Removable Battery
- Colors: Red and Purple
Highest screen-to-body ratio, beveled edges, and a beautiful gradient back design is quite the looker. Due to its curved sides, Oppo Find X’s body feels a bit similar to Samsung Galaxy S9 – even both bottom and top contour inwards creating a nearly uniform design. The front-facing and a rear camera are the obvious design component, whereas Vivo’s Nex showcased a dual rear camera – Oppo Find X has taken that design to the next level.
There is a small curved window on the back of Find X making you think the cameras are hiding in the shadows, but in reality, the camera mechanism is pretty unique. The device will lift the shaded window and will reveal the camera whenever you launch an app using the camera.
One of the most striking factors of Oppo Find X is its display. The front side is almost entirely display, clocking a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8% (one of the highest ratios we’ve seen so far). With a size of 6.42-inches and a 19.5:9 aspect ratios, the display is fairly massive. If you’ve already used Samsung’s premium smartphone, you’ll know how that feels as the display is curved as well. Alas! It can lead to some difficult handling especially when capturing images. The display doesn’t hurt your eyes as 1080 x 2340 AMOLED screen looks phenomenal – colors are punchy and vivid and there’s no issue with it.
The Oppo Find X performs admirably as the brain behind is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (latest) coupled with whopping 8GB of RAM. The Adreno 630 manages the graphical department, however. Interestingly, Oppo has spent some resources making it skin a bit less taxing.
Talking about benchmark scores, Oppo ran their Find X via Geekbench 4 and 3D mark. Antutu didn’t run Oppo Find X due to some reason. The Oppo Find X got a single-core score of 2391 as per Geekbench. The OnePlus 6 scored 2454 and Galaxy S9 scored 2144 in comparison. The Find X completed a multi-core score around 6216, whereas Galaxy S9 scored about 8116 and OnePlus scored almost 8967.
In 3D mark, Oppo Find X scored 4148 – OnePlus 6 scored 4680 and Samsung Galaxy S9 scored 4672 respectively.
Though cameras are hidden inside but aren’t actually too bad. There is a dual 16MP + 20MP rear-facing camera that performs quite decently and tends to overexpose photos more often than not. A solid 25MP front-facing camera, on the other hand, performs great as well. Captured images seemed to have excellent skin tones, but could have been a little bit sharper.
The problem we have heard about the camera was how long it took to actually launch. The device opens up with immediate effects when launching a camera app and the live view doesn’t appear for two or three seconds. Oppo should pix that as it makes catching brief moments a bit hard. Oppo has added an extensive range of camera features and modes like Portrait Mode, Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama and much more.
Without a doubt, Oppo Find X competes head-to-head with greatest as well as latest from OnePlus, Samsung, Vivo, Huawei and more. Goodbye Snapdragon 600 series – it’s an absolute deal (Yahoo!).
The Oppo Find X is loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of onboard memory (cannot be expanded further) and 3730mAh long-lasting battery. The overall performance of Oppo Find X is butter smooth and doesn’t show any hiccup when working on multiple tasks or playing graphics-intensive games.
Aren’t you familiar with ColorOS? It’s actually iOS. The Find X doesn’t sport an app drawer and all downloaded apps will be spread across your home screens. However, you can make folders and such, but in our opinion, hide apps to get as stock an experience as possible
The Find X runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system which is good to see as Oppo R15 Pro is still stuck on Android 8.0. The iOS (ColorOS) making R15 slow and laggy and it really flies on this flagship.
Oppo already has several apps installed in Find X. Oppo has also announced this phone coming to the US and few other markets which means it will be equipped with Google Play store. If you’re in China, you will be needed to download Google Play store, but outsiders won’t have that issue.
The Oppo Find X is backed by a massive 3730mAh battery which performs really, really great. As compared to Oppo R15 (doesn’t meter screen-on time in its iOS skin) it keeps you up all day long with a heavy usage and delivers a little more with a light usage on a single charge. If you often jump back and forth between Twitter, Reddit, Chrome and a wide number of messaging apps, it’s an excellent choice you should get your hands on.
The best of all, Oppo Find X comes with VOOC fast-charging feature which juices up the battery from 0% to 100% just in a couple of minutes. After a lot of deliberation, Oppo finally moved to USB Type-C which is really good to see.
Just like Huawei, Vivo and other top-tier brands, Oppo lacks wireless charging in Find X. Since the body is made of glass, we would have liked to see that, but such is life.
Release Date & Price
Very much unlike previous Oppo devices which have been limited to Asia, Oppo Find X is coming to multiple markets such as China, Europe and even in the US and UK. A bunch of rumors has suggested that it’s going to release in Europe so far and will be available in August. When will it be landed in Asia and other countries, is still a mystery.
The Oppo Find X has been priced at 999 euros for its 256GB variant along with VOOC fast charging (specs setup and price may vary by country). The price after conversion comes to around $1159, £879 or AU$1,569.
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