Oppo Find X2 Pro Review
A true compendium of state-of-the-art technologies, the flagship of Oppo has turned many heads with its sliding photo module, its large screen without notch, its very good performance and. This product is not going to release in India. In short, a remarkable entry for a manufacturer which has not yet experienced the same rise in France as Xiaomi, its Chinese counterpart.
Despite complete coverage of all market segments with its A, Reno and Find ranges, an increase in its points of sale and numerous advertising campaigns (sports sponsorship), Oppo remains a confidential brand in France. This is undoubtedly the fault of its “general public” smartphones which are struggling to stand out from the competition.
So that we can talk about him again, the manufacturer is renewing its Find range with a Find X2 Pro at 1199 euros which intends to bring down the top mobile phones on premium, hear Samsung, Apple or even Huawei. But these are not the only brands that occupy this field. We think of Xiaomi and its Mi 10 Pro as well as OnePlus, also a member of the parent company BBK, and its OnePlus 8 Pro which displays a fairly similar technical sheet. Let’s see if the Oppo Find X2 Pro lives up to our craze.
Design: daring always pays off
Two versions of the Oppo Find X2 Pro are available and each has specific finishes: Black (Ceramic) and Orange (Vegan Leather) . We were able to test the second version. Both are IP68 certified and therefore resistant to water and dust. It is therefore impossible for the Find X2 Pro to use the motorized photo module from its predecessor. The Chinese firm specifies that it also needed space to integrate its 5G antennas which have a 360 ° architecture.
These two versions share the same length (165.2 mm) and the same width (74.4 mm). If the Vegan Leather version is thicker (9.5 mm against 8.8 mm), the Ceramic Black option is heavier (217 g against 200 g). Yes, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is a fairly massive smartphone but it fits well in the hand.
Just like the LG G4 released in 2015, Oppo is playing the leather card – here “vegan” – rather than glass to cover the edition that we had in our hands. Successful effect, the Find X2 Pro does not go unnoticed . It remains to be seen whether these finishes stand the test of time. The Chinese brand opts for gold-colored aluminum edges that match the orange back of its smartphone perfectly. Gold color that is also found around the photo block and on the manufacturer’s logo on the back of the device. Oppo has chosen to juxtapose the sensors of its smartphone vertically, but the thickness of this module poses a problem of stability when the Find X2 Pro is laid flat.
The flagship of the Chinese giant retains the layout of the physical keys of the Find X first of the name with the volume buttons on the left and the Power button in front, on the right edge. Unfortunately, the latter is still placed too low . On the lower edge, the USB-C port in the center is surrounded by an audio output and a hatch intended to accommodate a single SIM card. At the top, no other connection. You will understand, the Find X2 Pro does not include the mini-jack port . Just above its screen, we note the presence of a second speaker grille which is used both for calls but also for multimedia. The Find X2 Pro is therefore capable of delivering stereo sound .
On the front, the flagship of the Chinese manufacturer is less original by offering us a curved and punched screen delimited by discreet borders . This one displays less pronounced curves than some of its competitors in order to avoid accidental pressure depending on the brand. And indeed during our test, we did not perform any false manipulation.
Oppo decided to integrate a fingerprint reader under this display which proved to be reliable and responsive throughout our test. The Find X2 Pro can also be unlocked via facial recognition. In this case , it is a 2D system, fast but less precise than that on board the latest Apple iPhones or even the Google Pixel 4 / 4XL.
Screen: a high-quality 120 Hz panel
The Oppo Find X2 Pro exhibits a large 6.7-inch screen that has similarities with that of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Just like it, it is based on an AMOLED panel , offers a definition of 1440 x 3168 pixels ( QHD + ) for 513 ppi, enjoys 10-bit quantization , offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz and supports HDR10 + content.
OLED requires, the screen of the Oppo Find X2 Pro allows us to take advantage of an infinite contrast ratio. The transcription of the different colors that it is able to display is shown to be fairly faithful although it is necessary to activate the “Kinematic” mode in the parameters to slightly increase the temperature and benefit from a more accurate treatment. The Find X2 Pro’s screen is bright enough to make it comfortable to read content in daylight.
Regarding the refresh rate, the Oppo Find X2 Pro can go up to 120 Hz (even in QHD +) but to limit energy consumption, it is possible to switch back to 60 Hz or to let it switch automatically between two modes depending on the context. The Find X2 Pro operates in the same way with the definition of its panel. Obviously at 120 Hz, browsing this screen is particularly pleasant but keep an eye on the percentage of the battery which, as we will see later, drops quite quickly in this configuration.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro can count on its “O1 Ultra Vision engine” to make the experience even smoother and more immersive. Like the MEMC (Motion Estimation Motion Compensation) device integrated in the OnePlus 8 Pro and in some televisions, the Find X2 Pro can force a display at 60fps or 120fps (only in FHD + in this case) on streams limited to 30fps . It does this by interpolating new images between the original images. This option called “Video motion enhancement” can be combined with the “HDR video enhancement” option which, if enabled, upscales SDR content to HDR . In short, the screen of the Oppo Find X2 Pro clearly has nothing to envy the competition .
Audio: a solid service
The Find X2 Pro has two speakers that together deliver stereo sound. Less impressive than the equipment of the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, the Oppo smartphone system defends itself with a rather balanced sound reproduction and good spatialization. Small flat concerning the saturation which is difficult to control when the volume is at maximum.
The mini-jack port is absent for subscribers, so you have to be content with Bluetooth 5.1 technology if you do not have a USB-C headset or a USB-C to mini-jack adapter. Fortunately, the Oppo Find X2 Pro supports aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs.
Performance: a racehorse
Home to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, Adreno 650 GPU, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB of UFS 3.0 (non-expandable) storage, Oppo’s Find X2 Pro ticks all the boxes and has no trouble getting it right. among the most powerful Android smartphones on the market . In terms of raw performance, it looks down on the competition with spectacular scores on AnTuTu, Geekbench and 3D Mark. It therefore logically has all the power necessary to ensure an efficient and fluid multitasking service in 60 and 120 Hz.
On Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite or Forza Street, the Oppo Find X2 Pro provides a quality service . There is no denying that the flagship of the Chinese manufacturer is a war machine .
All the games you download can be found in a dedicated area. The latter presents some information including an estimate of the remaining autonomy or the state of the connection. It also allows you to lock the brightness, block notifications or select one of the available modes (competition, balanced or energy saving). Competition mode gives priority to long-term fluidity by slightly restricting the processor to avoid overheating. Unfortunately, this does not prevent the Find X2 Pro from raising the temperature when it goes up in the towers .
Software: remarkable and remarkable progress for ColorOS
ColorOS 7.1 signs the interface of this mobile. Gaining clarity and filling up with features , Oppo’s in-house overlay based on Android 10 continues to evolve in the right direction. Most of the faults that could be faulted a few months ago have been corrected. If we stop on the home page of Find X2 Pro when it is turned on for the first time, we notice that the applications preinstalled by the brand are quite few . Some are even very fun and practical, like Soloop, an easy-to-use editing app. If you find them unnecessary, Oppo gives you the choice to uninstall them .
An app drawer is also available right from the start . However, you can deactivate it and opt for an iOS-style display system or a so-called “simple” mode which space enlarged icons for the occasion.
Swiping left from home leads to a “smart assistant” that lets you do a quick Google search and currency conversion, scan a business card, view the number of steps you’ve taken and the weather forecast, but also to access your favorite contacts and your events. Rather light compared to Google Discover. Oppo has however assured us that other services will be available soon.
A swipe to the left from the right of the screen activates a sidebar which groups together shortcuts to your favorite applications. Swiping down with three fingers will trigger a screenshot while the reverse will launch the split view of two apps of your choice. ColorOS 7.1 is very well thought out on this point. The Oppo overlay includes other features such as a native dark mode which applies to the notification center, the status bar and the various menus of the smartphone but also to compatible applications.
Finally, Oppo has revised the organization of its Settings menu which is now much more readable with correctly translated options. However, some remain difficult to access, such as “Gestures and movements” which can be found in “Practical tools” rather than in “Display and brightness”. From the theme to the icons through the transition effects on the home, the interface of the Chinese manufacturer continues to be one of the most customizable on the market.