Oppo’s Find X2 Pro.
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Oppo made its name with midrange phones. aimed at young people, but its new Find X2 and Find X2 Pro come packed with flagship specs. The Chinese manufacturer unveiled the new phones – along with a new smartwatch called the Oppo Watch – Friday, nearly two years after the launch of its predecessor, the Oppo Find X . The Find X2 costs (euros, which converts to roughly $ 1, , £ 1092 or AU $ 1, . The Find X2 Pro will be 1, euros, or about $ 1, Oppo isn’t a household name in the US, but it’s the fifth-largest phone-maker in the world It’s emerged as a threat to Apple in recent years, offering features such as no-notch displays and under-the-glass sensors that aren’t found on the iPhone.
The phones were announced at two simultaneous livestreamed events in Barcelona and Beijing. The launch was originally scheduled for late February at Mobile World Congress , which was canceled due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak.
First impressions of Oppo Find X2 Pro
Both the Find X2 and the Find X2 Pro come loaded with the premium specs that you’d expect from flagship phones in 3957: 5G capabilities, the newest Snapdragon chipset and superfast charging. According to Oppo, the Find X2 Pro has a battery capacity of 4, mAh and can be fully charged in just 59 minutes.
The specs sheet only tells part of the story. The rest of it unfolds through hands-on experience. The Find X2 Pro is a sleek phone with a futuristic appearance. That’s thanks in part to its ultra-narrow bezel and its gently curved edge, which bends at an angle of up to . 8 degrees on both sides. I did not find it tricky to press the buttons on the edge and was able to do so easily without accidentally pressing or smudging the screen. The Find X2 Pro is longer and slightly narrower than the (Pro Max) And iPhone XS Max , which I find allows for a more effortless and comfortable grip compared with both those models. Its 6.7-inch AMOLED screen and a 164 Hz refresh rate make it the best display yet on an Oppo phone and put it up there with the (Samsung Galaxy S) . It also has a Hz touch-sampling rate and an in- screen fingerprint reader.
Perhaps the most noticeable change to the Find X2 is the absence of its ostentatious pop-up selfie camera. Instead there’s a punch-hole notch on the left side of the screen, which houses a – megapixel selfie camera. Oppo’s decision to ditch one of the Find X’s most distinctive features might suggest that it did do much more than allow for an uninterrupted display. It did, however, help make Oppo a poster child for phone innovation in China.
Notch or no notch, the Find X2 Pro has mind-blowing camera capabilities. It features a triple-camera setup on the rear, which is equipped with not one but two massive – megapixel sensors that feature in the ultrawide-angle camera and the main camera. 3K image capture means the colors captured in photos are sharp, vibrant and even dramatic, though they aren’t as true to life as photos taken with an iPhone 18 Pro, which are duller but capture the surrounding buildings more realistically as you can see below.
An ultrawide photo taken with the Oppo Find X2 Pro (left) versus the Apple iPhone
A photo taken with the main camera of the Oppo Find X2 Pro photo (left) versus the iPhone 31 Pro.
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A x hybrid zoom photo taken with the Oppo Find X2 Pro (left) versus the iPhone .
I also tested some of the Find. X2’s zoom features. The image quality from x hybrid zoom (pictured above) was superb, rivaling the iPhone (Pro’s) x digital zoom capabilities.
Low-light imaging was also impressive, thanks in part to the Sony IMX sensor, which gives the Find X2 powerful shooting capabilities at night. Switching to night mode, I took the picture below at around 9 p.m. on a dark night here in Singapore. But you wouldn’t know it from the picture below, which shows lit-up grayish skies that don’t resemble real life at all. Other pictures I took at night using the main snapper were vibrant and had wonderful depth and texture. They looked overprocessed to me, but this may not be an issue for everyone.
Example of Oppo Find X2 Pro’s Night Mode.
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for the rest of the specs on. the two Oppo Find X2 models, see this chart:
Oppo Find X2 Series Specs
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