[REVIEW] OPPO Find X2 5G – Taking on The Galaxy S20 Plus

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OPPO Find X was announced somewhere in mid of 2018 where it delivers a futuristic and unique phone ever release in that year. The motorized pop-up camera system (front and rear camera setup) were fully hidden and only shown the insane 93.8% screen to body ratio. It was a beautiful flagship device but the acceptance was pretty low due to the extreme design and complicated moving parts.

This year, early 2020 OPPO has made a comeback on their Find X-series and launched two devices; OPPO Find X2 and OPPO Find X2 Pro. The “Pro” would get the most attention as it has better hardware compared to the standard Find X2, which may get missed out from the spotlight.

Here I have a unit from OPPO Malaysia to unboxing and offers my personal review of the device.

OPPO Find X2 Official Box

OPPO Find X2 Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Dual-mode 5G SA/NSA
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB UFS 3.0 Storage
  • 6.7-inch OLED 3K QHD+, 120Hz Ultra Vision Display
  • 48-megapixels SONY IMX 586 1/2″ sensor size, f/1.7 aperture Main Sensor
  • 12-megapixels SONY IMX 704 1/2.4″ sensor size, f/2.2 aperture Ultra Wide
  • 13-megapixels 5x Hybrid Zoom, up-to 20x Digital Zoom
  • 32-megapixels Hole-punch Notch Front Camera
  • 4,200 mAh Battery, 65W SuperVOOC Flash Charge 2.0
  • ColorOS 7.1 based Android 10
  • MSRP: MYR 3,999

Design, Display & Stereo Speakers

OPPO Find X2 Display

OPPO has tuned down its design compared to its predecessor while retaining its premium build and OPPO’s signature flourishes. The back of the device is made of Ceramic on the Black colour variant where the Ocean colour gets Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

OPPO Find X2 Dual sided Curve

The OPPO Find X2 shared the same display with the “Pro” variant which rated A+ by DisplayMate. The 6.7-inch display has minimum dual-sided curved edges at around 68 degrees which similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. It has a tiny hole-punch note that houses a 32-megapixels front A.I. camera located on the top left corner.

OPPO Find X2 Hole-punch Notch

The OLED displays sport a 3,168 x 1,440 resolution that features up-to 1,200 nits brightness, HDR10+, 10-bit colour depth, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 5 million by 1 contrast ratio and ultra-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 as well. The total screen-to-body ratio is at 93.1% and offers a pixel density of 531 PPI.

OPPO Find X2 has a dedicated O1 Ultra Vision Engine screen chipset that automatically upscale 60fps contents to 120fps with HDR for more high-quality content enjoyment. This is noticeable on sports matches contents where the shuttering movement reduced.

The 120Hz refresh rate is enabled when the phone is powered on, it would run on 120Hz at a maximum resolution 3,168 x 1,440, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S20-series where the 120Hz refresh rate is only limited to 1,080P.

Overall the colour and viewing experience are top-notch. It also has this Nature Tone Display where it will automatically adjust screen colour temperature according to the surround by ambient lighting sensor on the device. This would reduce the intensity of bright colours and offers a paper-like reading experience. The fast refresh rate is noticeable and fluid, switching phone to a 60Hz refresh rate would require time to readjust.

The beautiful display is accompanied by a pair of a stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos certified. It’s loud and clear with minimum distortion even at max volume.

Camera

OPPO didn’t join the “How many cameras lens do you have? or How many megapixels does your camera shoot? race” instead it offers practical camera setup. There are three cameras on the rear, a trusty 48-megapixels SONY IMX586 camera sensor on an f/1.7 aperture lens, a 12-megapixels SONY IMX704 ultra-wide-angle and a 13-megapixels 5x hybrid zoom camera.

OPPO Find X2 Rear Camera

The SONY IMX586 wasn’t any new camera sensor and it was widely used on mid-range to flagship smartphone last year. I have tested a few of them and despite the same camera sensor is used, the outcome of the photos and videos from the Find X2 are insanely sharp and details. I believe the difference was contributed by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865’s ISP and the camera software from OPPO.

The ultra-wide-angle camera does have autofocus and also works as a macro lens that can go as close as 3 cm. The photos taken with the ultra-wide-angle is consistent in colour, accurate and ample with dynamic range. Night-mode works on the ultra-wide and telephoto.

Here are some photos and videos were taken by OPPO Find X2;

Need to point out that, the Find X2 doesn’t support 8K video recording despite the hardware are capable.

Performance

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is the most powerful Android processor in the market with clock speeds up to 2.84GHz and features Adreno 650 GPU. It mated with 12GB of RAM and utilized the highspeed UFS 3.0 storage technology.

The entire user experience was butter-smooth on-top of the fast 120Hz refresh rate display. When coming to triple-A mobile gaming title, it handled it like a champ.

Here are some benchmark score results from AnTuTu, Geekbench and AndroBench.

ColorOS 7.1

The OPPO Find X2 runs on Android 10 out of the box with OPPO’s ColorOS 7.1 skin on top. The cartoonish and Apple Icons pack are no longer present. The UI is highly customizable to your preference.

There are few useful features in ColorOS for an instant, the quick shortcut bar allows us to pin certain apps like Calculator, WhatsApp, Messenger and more to launch in a smaller window without disturbing what we currently do. It also has this three-fingered swipe up to enter multi-windows mode – far easier and has this natural gesture.

Battery Life & 65W SuperVOOC 2.0

The OPPO Find X2 is packed with 4,200 mAh battery where the Find X2 gets a 60 mAh battery extra. Both also feature OPPO 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge that can be fully topped up from 0% to 100% in just 38 minutes.

I never have any needs to charge the device in the evening and sometime I can charge it in the tomorrow while I prepare myself to work.

Unfortunately, there’s no Wireless Charging capability on both of the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro.

Do did an unboxing and first impression of the OPPO Find X2 and you can check them out here;

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OPPO Find X2 5G Review
  • Design
  • Build
  • Performance
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Value
4.4

Verdict

The OPPO Find X2 roster of what 2020’s flagship should have; including top-end display, capable camera and robust performance processor from Qualcomm. This could be one of the best smartphones in early 2020 ousted the Android big boy, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus especially those with the Exynos powered chipset. 

With the price of RM 3,999, the OPPO Find X2 justifies its premium price tag as much as any other competitor in this category. Oh ya! This is just the standard OPPO Find X2, there’s also a “Pro” variant out there with updated cameras.

Pro

  • Excellent display with a high refresh rate
  • Fastest Mobile Processor in the market
  • Dual-mode 5G (Future-proof)
  • Great camera output
  • 65W super-fast charging

Cons

  • No wireless charge
  • Missing 3.5mm audio jack

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