OPPO’s flagship series, the ‘Find’ lineup has officially risen from the dead and come out with their latest device, the Find X2 series. Admittedly, this was a fine showing from OPPO considering the missing Find device from last year. Guess it never was ‘found’ huh? But anyway, the Find X2 is by no means a compromise, and comes fully specced out with the latest and greatest that people expect from a flagship. That being said, let’s get straight into the review of OPPO’s Find X2!
Design & Aesthetics
The first thing that caught my eye about the device was its size. The Find X2 comes with a 6.78″ QHD+ AMOLED display, with a punch-hole camera cutout on the top left. It makes for a huge, and pretty amazing screen honestly. Why? Because adding to the QHD+ display is a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sampling rate. This makes essentially everything you do on it, silky smooth. Like seriously. Sometimes I’d just scroll past my emails multiple times to see how smooth it really is.
The display has a slight curved edge adding to a more premium, flagship look. I don’t really see the point of the curved glass as it resulted in accidental touches. But it’s definitely not the worst I’ve experienced. The Find X2 has a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1 percent, weighs 192g, and comes in these dimensions: 164.9mm x 74.5mm x 8.0mm.
Other than that, the rear of the device features a sturdy transparent glass plus plating, which gives a sort of textured, arrow look? I’m not quite sure how to explain it. The device feels hefty, premium in hand, though the large screen does make it tiring to hold overtime. Texting and watching videos with one-handed use can be a bit tiring any time over 20-minutes. That’s what I felt, anyway.
For the camera, they’re sporting a triple camera setup with a pretty hefty bump, but that’s alright. I want to say it’s subtle, but only when you compare it to other huger, more extravagant camera bumps out there right now. I do dig how it looks though, the colour variant I’m using is the Ocean (Glass) which is a hue of blueish-green or teal. Something we’ve seen often with OPPO’s devices.
Here’s where I feel the device really shines. The Find X2 comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, and 5G capabilities which support SA/NSA dual-mode networks. Add that with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0 storage, it made for a smooth, snappy experience that I was very satisfied with. Multi-tasking and heavy usage with Gmail, YouTube, general web browsing and WhatsApp among other things was fine and I never really felt any lag, stutters, or the device taking an extra second to load.
For the software, the Find X2 comes with ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10 out the box, and well, it was okay. I’m not the biggest fan of ColorOS but it was alright, got me through the day, and looked good enough.
It does come with certain features to make it stand out a bit more from the rest though. The Find X2 is capable of converting SD into HDR-like content with their O1 Ultra Vision chipset. There’s also Motion Clear, which enhances videos and is capable of increasing the frame rate of videos below 30fps to 60 or even 120fps. Meaning, smoother videos.
Overall, a pretty stacked device in terms of performance capabilities.
The Ultimate Battery Performer
But, I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. The battery capabilities of the device is insane, as the Find X2 sports a 4200mAh battery and comes with SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge which supports up to 65W charging. I really cannot explain to you just how great this charging tech is unless you saw it in real life.
I would drain the battery to about 15-20 percent, plug it in to the included 65W charger, and be back to 90 percent in the matter of 20 minutes, if not faster. It was such a pleasure to use, and I can wholly recommend someone OPPO’s latest flagship based on the charging itself.
And another thing to take into consideration is the 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sampling rate. Having that enabled, with the QHD+ display, I did notice the battery draining faster. But the beauty of the Find X2 is the symbiotic relationship the battery and display has with each other. Even if your phone is draining the rather large batteries already, you can charge up from 0-100 percent in a matter of half an hour.
I really do love the battery performance on this device. It is one of the best things about it.
Now, on to the cameras. The Find X2 comes with a primary 48MP wide angle camera, 13MP periscope telephoto lens, and 12MP ultra-wide angle camera. On the front, it comes with a 32MP AI selfie camera which takes pretty good selfies. When it’s not on the beauty mode of course. That thing makes you unrecognisable when it’s on.
There’s also a new dark mode feature, which introduces a new low-light camera algorithm called Night Mode 3.0.
Though when you look at the camera specs on paper, it’s nothing to write home about. We’re seeing smartphones with 64MP or even 108MP, and OPPO had decided to stick to the bare minimum for a flagship; a 48MP main shooter.
Anyway, the 48MP wide angle camera is supported by the 13MP periscope telephoto lens, making the device capable of a 5x Hybrid zoom, and 20x Digital zoom. So we’re missing out the zoom features of other flagships too, but during my testing, I knew it wasn’t that big of a deal.
The camera performs as you can imagine. It takes pretty great, detailed shots, but sometimes the colour was dull. Most times though, pictures with the phone will be colour accurate, so there’s no need to worry about that. They do have an “AI Colour Dazzle” toggle, which can make colours pop out more, but I realised it was just brightening the shot a tiny bit to make colours more vibrant.
Check out some of the other shots I got with the phone:
The OPPO Find X2 certainly is not a flagship to be trifled with. It comes with great performance, fantastic battery capabilities, attractive design, and solid build quality. There’s not much I can say about the device to discredit it. The only downfall of the Find X2 has to be the cameras, which on paper, doesn’t stack up to what the rest of the flagships in 2020 are packing.
But to counteract that, you can just opt for the Find X2 Pro variant, which comes with two 48MP cameras. Even with what it lacks in the camera department, it all but makes for a genuine, flagship experience with it’s performance and battery. For the RM3999 price tag, I’d say the Find X2 will make for a perfect flagship companion.