Oppo Find X Review: An Extra-Ordinary all-screen Phone with hidden Pop-up Cameras
The Oppo Find X is finally official and it’s almost clear that the latest device by Chinese manufacturer would not disappoint you, at least in terms of power and design. In fact, it is considered to be the Oppo’s most interesting and beautiful mobile phone in a long time, featuring a hefty platform in a tempting package.
Oppo Find X Release Date and Price
The Oppo Find X release date is set for August, and the good thing is that it will be available to purchase in several other nations including China, Taiwan, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and India. Unlike other Oppo devices, it will be the first ever Oppo phone that will also be purchased outside Asian borders. The manufacturer has also confirmed that the Oppo Find X will find its way to North America as well.
Oppo Find X release date in Australia is still unknown but chances are great that the device will be available on this continent as well after the initial release. However, there is no confirmation of UK release.
Oppo Find X official retail price is 999 Euros, or $1100. That is without any doubt is a hefty price tag but before we forget, this handset does belong to the super premium lineup of mobile phones. However, the good thing is that you can shop with less by using a reputed price comparison site.
On the other hand, if you are considering the premium Oppo Find X price in Australia, it will cost you around AU$1500 for 256GB model.
Oppo Find X Specs and Features
Here is all you need to know about Oppo Find X specifications and features.
- 6.42-Inch AMOLED Display w/ 1080x2340p Resolution
- 19:5:9 Aspect Ratio, Pixels Density: 401ppi
- 93% Screen Ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Chipset
- Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) Processor
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 8GB Powerful RAM
- 256GB Internal Storage
- Dual Lens Camera: 16MP (f/2.0)+ 20MP (f/2.2) w/ dual LED Flash
- Features: touch focus, face detection, phase detection auto-focus, and HDR
- 25MP Selfie Camera w/ f/2.0 aperture
- Android 8.1 Oreo OS w/ ColorOS 5.1
- 3730mAh Li-Ion Battery w/ VOOC Flash charge
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth 5, A2DP
- Sensors: Face ID, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
- Colors Available: Bordeaux Red, Glacier Blue
- Dual SIM Variant
- Weight: 186 grams
Oppo Find X Design and Display
With reduced edges, a stunning gradient back design and probably the highest screen-to-body ratio to date, Oppo Find X is one of the most beautiful handsets of the recent times. The body feels seems very close to the Samsung Galaxy S9 with a very neat and uniform design.
The most obvious design consideration here is the elimination of the back and front-facing cameras. And even without an iPhone X alike notch, you will get the all-screen display.
Talking more about the display, the handset offers a 6.42-inch OLED Full HD display that is bright and colorful, with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 93.8% screen-to-body ratio which is one of the biggest screen ratios until now.
The Panoramic Arc Screen sides are curved, which we have already discovered on the Galaxy S9 and few similar flagships, which allows this bigger device to pick up comfortably in even the single hand. Its back and front are totally composed of glass. And with metal frame, it delivers a premium look and feels.
Unlike many other high-end devices, its back doesn’t have any fingerprint scanner. Instead, you will get Oppo’s own face recognition feature, named O-face. An IR sensor also built-in within the O-face, so you can unlock the device even in the dark. On paper, Oppo’s Find X 3D face unlock is 20 times safer as compared to fingerprint recognition.
The Chinese Company claims that the failure rate of O-Face is one in a million, whereas a fingerprint reader is one in fifty thousand. So now you can imagine how powerful its O-Face feature is.
There is also a USB-C port and a single speaker located on the bottom of the Oppo Find X device.
The brand new OPPO Find X mobile phone is available in two innovative and unique colors: Glacier Blue and Bordeaux Red, which shine like a precious gemstone. For creating a gradient effect, they have used a unique multifaceted color process, so that the device will shine amazingly at various angles.
Oppo Find X Performance and Platform
The Oppo Find X is made to deliver optimum performance and seamless connectivity, with the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 8GB of super-powerful RAM.
In terms of performance, the Oppo Find X is competing for head to head with the latest smartphone devices from OnePlus, Samsung, and more. Few people calling it a close competitor of OnePlus 6.
The new full-screen era brings new visual experiences and reforms the mobile software. With having this in mind, ColorOS 5.1 has been redesigned with Android 8.1 OS inside the device for the Panoramic Arc Screen to avail a better user-friendly interface and usability.
It also supports the Android P Beta program, so you can experience the next Android version before its initial release. But keep in mind that it will come with some bugs, according to various tech consultants.
Oppo Find X Storage
With 256GB of wide enough onboard memory, there is not any expansion utility available on this device. Instead, the company opts for a dual-SIM tray. 256GB is ample storage for a lot of people, where you can store all of your necessary files, apps, games, and photos.
Oppo Find X Cameras
The stealth cameras of Oppo Find X are hidden though, but includes a number of innovative technologies including, front camera, rear dual camera set-up, 3D Face Recognition system, and many intricate sensors. The ultra-modern stealth 3D cameras will redefine mobile phone photography.
The primary camera of Find X comprises a dual-lens (16MP+20MP) module and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) that can deliver outstanding depth-of-field effects. In addition, through the all-new AI Scene Recognition technology, it can identify 800 scenes. Now you can capture extraordinary photos effortlessly and with complete peace of mind. And with dual LED flash, you even don’t need to worry about low-light photography either.
Oppo Find X also has a 25MP highest quality AI enabled 3D Selfie shooter on the front. When you will take a selfie, the camera will intelligently identify features like face, nose, and eyes, etc. to naturally personalise your selfie. Furthermore, it is loaded with a 3D lighting technique for artistic and highly impressive portraits, and hence the taken photo can convey a compelling story.
Oppo Find X Battery
As far as battery power is concerned, Oppo Find X is powered by a hefty 3730mAh battery sealed inside that features Oppo's VOOC fast charging technology so you can get a full charge instantly in a flash.
What is Still Missing?
With this price tag, we were initially assuming that the premium handset will be full of all-necessary specifications and even offer some extra features. But it’s not the case with Oppo Find X. In fact, the flagship phone is missing more than a few features.
The latest Oppo device is forcing people to use face unlock instead of the traditional fingerprint sensor, making them in doubt whether the Google Play Store and other services support its alternative solution or not. If not, then it is not a good thing for some.
With the eye-watering price, Oppo Find X is still lacking the wireless charging feature, which is available even inside the mid-range mobile phones of the recent times.
Other missing features are related to microSD expansion, an IP rating (for water and dust resistance), and a headphone jack. And it doesn’t include a notch either, which is still bearable as this is the all-screen device which is intended to make its own unique look and feel.