Oppo Find X2 Pro review: A shining star

Oppo's Find X took the smartphone world by storm back in 2018 with its seamless design. It was a true marvel and nearly two years later is still arguably the prettiest phone ever made. While we had to wait nearly 24 months, Oppo finally delivered a successor with the brand new Find X2 Pro.

Just a single look at the spec sheet and you can immediately notice you’re dealing with a serious flagship here. A curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1440p (1440 x 3168) resolution and an in-display fingerprint reader. The Snapdragon 865 SoC is onboard with 12 GB RAM and half a terabyte of UFS 3.0 storage.


The 120 Hz QHD+ panel was a huge focus for Oppo on this device, and to me, it seems like Oppo met its goal of making this one of the best displays on a smartphone. It’s extremely bright and color-accurate, reaching a peak brightness of 1200 nits, and I quite literally said “wow!” the first time I used it. That isn’t common for me, especially considering Samsung has traditionally had some of the best displays on its handsets.

The 4,260 mAh battery capacity is generous, but we'll not see how it handles the high refresh rate screen and powerful chipset. The phone also comes with the latest version of Oppo’s own ColorOS 7.1 which sits atop Android 10 and offers a noticeably toned down experience with snappy animations and intuitive gesture navigation.






Specifactions

Screen: 6.7 ″ QHD + (1,440 x 3,168 pixels) AMOLED Ultra Vision, 553 ppi, 1,200 nit, 120 Hz, HDR, 240 Hz touch sampling, Gorilla Glass 6

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with Adreno 650 and X55 5G

RAM: 12 GB LPDDR5

Internal memory: 512 GB UFS 3.0 + TW + HPB

Camera rear:Sony IMX 689 48 megapixel 1 / 1.4 ″, f / 1.7, OIS, autofocus All Pixel Omni directional Sony IMX 586 48 megapixel ultra-wide, 120 °, 3cm macro mode13 megapixel 10x hybrid zoom, digital zoom up to 60x, OIS

Front camera: Sony IMX 616 32 megapixel

Battery: 4,260 mAh, 65 W Super VOOC 2.0 fast charge

Connectivity: 5G dual mode SA / NSA, 4G (support 5G + 4G dual receiver), Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Wi-Fi 6

Audio: double stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos

OS: ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10

dimensions: 165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8 / 9.5mm

Weight: 207 g


The Find X2 Pro can charge to full in 38 minutes. That's nuts.

CAMERA

The main camera is 48MP and uses the new Sony IMX 689 sensor, which is an update to the popular IMX 586 from last year. There are multiple benefits to this sensor, like all-pixel omni-directional autofocus and dual native ISO.



I haven’t had as much time with the camera as I would have liked but so far, the results are impressive and the hardware should be more than capable in a variety of scenarios. The 5x optical zoom is still as impressive to use as it was on the Reno 10x Zoom Edition. Despite the degradation in quality, the 60x digital zoom is good fun to play around with but results are pretty horrendous.








Impressions

While the Oppo Find X2 Pro doesn’t necessarily feel like a true Find X successor, there’s no doubt this is a refined device. The quality of the display, feel of the materials, ludicrous speed and much-improved UI make this one of the nicest devices Oppo has ever made.


Being a Find X device, I was hoping Oppo would introduce some wild new features we’d never seen before. While the Snapdragon 865, incredible display and new cameras are nice improvements over the last device, this feels like it could have been branded in a different line of Oppo devices.


Quick verdict

With the pop-up camera gone, the Find X2 Pro's screen is left to be the shining star. Top spec means super-smooth running, while that versatile triple camera impresses. But OnePlus delivers similar for less, while some foibles in Oppo's design and software modes hold it a whisker away from a perfect score sheet.


For

  • That 120Hz OLED screen is stunning

- for resolution / colour / refresh rate

  • Really powerful spec will take anything

you throw at it

  • Solid battery innings - and even better

if you tweak settings

  • ColorOS software much improved over

previous outings

  • Versatile triple camera

system is impressive

Against

  • Night mode can't beat

the camera competition

  • ColorOS software won't be

everyone's favourite (we find it fine)

  • No wireless charging

  • Black design is a bit

non-descript (orange vegan leather looks more interesting)

  • Camera unit protrudes a lot

  • OnePlus far cheaper for similar


There’s no denying that the Find X2 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra share some traits. Oppo looks to have tackled the Ultra with a proper premium rival that gives you just about everything you would expect from a 2020 flagship in a reasonably attractive package.



A special technology is applied to conceal the proximity sensor on the upper front of OPPO's smartphone for the whole look of simplicity. It may cause abnormality of proximity function if the film or protector covers the proximity sensor area. Refer to OPPO's official layout of protector and film for details.



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