The new Oppo Find X2 Pro. It’s their flagship phone for 2020 and there’s a lot new here. With a refreshed design cutting-edge specs, a stunning quad HD and 120 hertz screen, dual 5g support, Super-Duper fast charging and a triple lens camera setup using brand new sensors which I’m actually really excited about.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro

First impressions, this is an incredible phone especially compared to the Find X that was released last year. Unlike the Find X that had the smallest bezel on any phone thanks to the nifty pop-out camera, they’ve done away with that here and instead the Find X2 Pro have a small hole punch camera in the corner and around the back, we get a new triple camera setup.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro is a gorgeous looking phone with super thin Bezels, curved edges or as Oppo calls it; the 2.5 D curves as well as a thin aluminum frame between the gorilla glass 6 on the front and back.

It also comes with stereo speakers, USB C charging that supports Oppo’s crazy fast 65 watts super vooc 2 charging (0 – 100% in 38 minutes!)

With a less mechanical structure compared to the Find X, the Oppo Find X2 comes with a less mechanical design and this means that it comes with the IP 68 water and dust resistance certification so you can take this device in the pool with you down to 1.5 meters of water for up to half an hour.

One thing that also stands out with the Oppo Find X2 is the 6.7 inch quad HD AMOLED screen and that seems to be the new standard for 2020 flagship phones, a 120 Hertz refresh rate and the best part is we can have both at the same time. In the display settings, you can jump between vivid, srgb or cinematic modes and with tempeh color, HDR 10 plus and 100% DCIP 3 color support in addition to a quad

HD resolution and 120 Hertz.

The screen on this device is just insane and I could watch movies and Netflix shows all day long on this device.

Specs wise; this ticks all the boxes really with a Snapdragon 865, 12 gigs of ram and a whopping 512 gigs of SSD storage. Although there isn’t any microSD support.

The only thing that slightly concerns me is battery size. The Oppo Find X2 is packed with a 42 mAh cell which is still reasonably big, but if you consider the similarly sized Samsung S20 plus that has a 45mAh power cell and the fact that when you pair that quad HD resolution with the higher 120 Hertz refresh rate, you may begin to ask for more.

But of all the specs on paper at least I guess the battery life is probably my biggest concern on the Find X2 Pro.

Operating System

The Find X2 runs Android 10 with Oppo’s ColorOS 7.1 software on top and it’s actually lovely to use. It’s fast, there’s tons of options including being able to create your own custom icon styles and as well as the awesome gesture support we get with Android 10. I also like the extra option of holding a swipe in from the edge to jump back to a previous app.

The Find X2 also comes with a smart assistant page to the left of the home screen although it doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot you can add to it other than usual weather, step tracking and app shortcuts.

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And then, we also have an edge panel that you can swipe in. With a handful of apps and shortcuts that you can customize.

Unlocking The device

For unlocking the Find X2, Oppo included an optical fingerprint reader as well as face unlock. They both work well although, there’s no IR sensor on the front so face unlocking isn’t quite as reliable in lower light.

The Find X2 Camera

Alright, so I’ve saved the best till last. Let’s talk about that Camera! It’s a triple lens setup with a 48 megapixel main lens, 48 megapixel telephoto photo – technically periscope lens – and a 13 megapixel ultra-wide. There’s no TOF depth sensor here like we get on the Samsung S20 ultra nor do we get an option for 8k video recording.

What’s really interesting though is the new sensors that Find X2 uses. With Sony’s brand new imx689 for the 48 mega pixel main lens, which also uses pixel pinning to combine four pixels into one so we end up with a higher-quality 12 megapixel photo.

You can choose to shoot in the full 48 megapixels if you want though. Now, to get even more technical for just a second, this is the first phone to use what’s called all-pixel-omnidirectional-face-detect-autofocus. Never mind! That’s just some fancy jargon for better focusing but altogether, it’s a very impressive camera and photos look great!

More Camera Features

And if you’re more of a vivid rather than a natural kind of person then you’ve got the AI dazzle mode which makes everything look more punchy and vibrant.

Oppo has also added a new ultra-night mode 3.0. You can probably guess what that does. And so in low light, with a longer exposure, photos look good.

Now, speaking of the video quality and performance, this tops out at 4k rather than the 8k on the Samsung S20. Nevertheless, it’s sharp, stable, and looks good. Plus we get a new ultra-steady mode similar to Samsung’s super steady. Although, like that one, this also drops the resolution down to 1080p for that.

And finally, up front we have a 13 megapixel F2.4 selfie camera. I always turn off the AI enhancement stuff that’s on by default. But the HDR does a good job of evening out the lighting and I like how wide the angle is.

Final Impressions

So far then I’m actually really impressed by the Oppo Find X2 Pro and I think Oppo’s got a good opportunity along with other brands like the OnePlus, Xiaomi and others. Though, while Huawei is struggling a little bit particularly in Western markets that maybe they can grow their brand recognition a little bit. So, hopefully with devices this good, it’ll help put their name on the map a little bit more.

Conclusion

So, the find x2 Pro is definitely worth considering. It’s got a lot going for it but I think its biggest challenge will be standing out from the Samsung S20 Plus, the OnePlus 8 and so on.

Thank you so much for reading!

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