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OPPO Find X

Colours:
Memory:
256GB
RAM:
8GB
Features:
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 256 GB
  • Dual SIM: Nano + Nano
  • No Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • USB OTG Support
  • No FM Radio

Highlights from Expert Review

Pros
  • Mind-blowing design
  • Motorized camera module
  • 16MP+20MP rear camera
  • 25MP selfie camera
  • Top-class processor
  • Super-fast charging
Cons
  • Durability concern
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP dust rating
  • Pricey

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Specifications

General
BrandOPPO
ModelFind X
Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UIColorOS
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
Fingerprint Sensor
Quick Chargingyes
Design
Height156.7 mm
Width74.2 mm
Thickness9.6 mm
Weight186 grams
ColoursBordeaux Red, Glacier Blue
Display
Screen Size6.4 inches (16.26 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Bezel-less displayyes
Pixel Density403 ppi
Display TypeAMOLED
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5
Touch Screenyes
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)93.8 %
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)86.29 %
Performance
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
ProcessorOcta core (2.649 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.766 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 630
RAM8 GB
Storage
Internal Memory256 GB
Expandable Memory
USB OTG Supportyes
Camera
Resolution25 MP Front Camera
SensorExmor RS
Autofocusyes
Physical ApertureF2.0
Optical Image Stabilisationyes
Flashyes
Image Resolution4616 x 3464 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features10 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Battery
Capacity3730 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
User Replaceable
Quick Chargingyes
Network & Connectivity
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTEyes
SIM 1
SIM 2
Wi-Fiyes
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Bluetoothyes
GPSyes
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-Cyes
Multimedia
FM Radio
Loudspeakeryes
Audio JackUSB Type-C
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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Expert Review

Battery:

The Oppo Find X is fueled by 3,730mAh battery and it is good enough to let you run through the day with single charge and with moderate use you can well get through a day and half. The handset takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to charge from flat. As stated earlier, you do have the option of fast charging with Oppo VOOC and it takes around 75 minutes to charge fully and 25 minutes to charge 50%. It is one of the best features of this phone and value for money. It has a good battery life and with extended use there is no problem of running out fast.

Cameras:

Following the Vivo Nex, Oppo too has bestowed Find X with motorized camera module, which is both a primary feature of this phone and a cause for concern. Press the module up and you get to see the dual rear camera, flash and the front camera. Press it down and it retracts into the phone. Sounds smart but the module itself teeters and raises question around its durability. Oppo says it has put the phone under 300,000 uses and made sure the module is durable enough. It is just a new thing and hence gives reasons for concern and let’s not forget the hefty price tag.

The rear camera has a 16MP primary and 20MP secondary lenses with both having the same aperture, which is f/2.0, though that is a mystery. The primary camera comes with optical image stabilization, and phase detection autofocus. There are features like slow motion video, portrait mode and HDR mode. The selfie camera has 25MP lens with auto HDR mode and an artificial intelligence powered beauty mode. The rear camera too has similar options with a scene selection mode and custom lighting effects.

Oppo Find X takes amazing, punchy and beautiful shots almost in any weather conditions during day time. The bokeh effect is one of the best and there is true gradient and color saturation between foreground and background. Scene modes are selected automatically, almost every time and you have little power to alter it, but it works almost every time. The AI powered beauty mode is not tacky and does an honest job of enhancing your facial features, including eye size, complexion and tones.

The slow-motion videos shot in 720p at 240fps, or at 120 fps are good. Overall the camera does an excellent job most of the time.

Conclusion:

Oppo Find X is a dream smartphone for its impeccable design, form and function. But there are compromises, including the design vulnerability. It cannot be your go to phone but can well serve as a second one for pleasure and fancy. It is undoubtedly pricey but justifies its price for the most part except few missed chances. If look is what you after, then Find X is the most highly rated one. If not, then you have a lot of options including Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, OnePlus 6 and Google Pixel 2XL. They are also little cheaper than Find X.

Performance:

The hardware has the ability to ensure a seamless software performance. The phone can handle basic operations including call, email, browsing, social networking, maps and messages. It obviously can manage low graphics games like Subway surfers, and Temple Run 2 which runs good with vivid colors and enough sound. Graphics intensive games like High End 3, Riptide GP2 and Reckless Racing 3 plays well with quality and delivers an engaging outcome with no heating issues even after playing for hours. The phone has good touch response and gyroscope. The appearance is sharp and intense as well as there is no lag time while playing these games and the phone runs smooth.

Introduction:
Oppo Find X is a breath of fresh air when the best names in the mobile industry is dishing out similar looking phones and catching up monotonously to the notch design. Find X is a work of art that dabbles in adventurous design concepts that are hard to come across these days. If looks are all that you are up to in your phone, then Oppo Find X will overwhelm you. The Find X has got everything that we can dream for in your coveted mobile device and yes, it is expensive, costing Rs 59,990 and available only on Flipkart.

The Oppo Find X manages to pack not one but several head turning design features in the form factor. The all-screen bezel less design is everything you can ask for, it just does not get more satisfying than seeing the almost perfect screen of Find X. The Chinese phone makers have been releasing attractive phones this year, including Huawei’s P20 Pro with its three rear cameras, Vivo Nex’s in-display fingerprint sensor and now Oppo Find X has a motorized top that extends and retracts to reveal the front and rear cameras.

Software & Ui:

Oppo Find X runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with Color OS skin on top. There is a heavy customization on top of Android, unlike what you get from Google Pixel and Android One experience. There is a strange placing of all apps on multiple home screen and a bunch of Oppo’s own apps comes pre-installed like UC Browser and weather. It is mostly unnecessary, and we don’t know if you can get rid of these apps, but you surely can Force Stop them. The Settings menu is different than Android’s and notifications are displayed differently. If you like to fiddle with various customizations, then this will be quite a treat to explore. The thing is the Color OS skin is not known to be a very robust and snappy software and in no way comparable to a vanilla Android experience. Moreover, this phone is not meant to get an upgrade to Android 9 Pie, the new OS just launched by Google. The Color OS has different gesture control system of its own, just like Apple’s. For example, you can swipe from multiple screen positions to navigate around your phone. But it is not a sweet and savvy one and you better off switching back to default Android settings. The Color OS is cluttered and that is the simple fact. You do get pre-loaded set of Google apps and there is Google Play Store, so it isn’t all alien and disappointing. There is Game Space that is good to use and makes gaming experience better, it cuts off distractions and optimizes performance. Color OS is not slow but there is doubt if it will get Google upgrades on its operating system.

Design & Display:

The Oppo Find X is powered by a top-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 630 and 8GB RAM. It is a solid combination for the price and performance. The phone has an internal memory of 256GB. The design of this phone is a mellow super sleek one with no gaudy embellishments. There is no visible speaker grille, camera lens, or garish fingerprint sensor on the back. The back and the front are of Gorilla Glass 5 layered above the glass body. The phone is a little thick one at 9.6 mm and is sturdy to hold. But you have to be way more careful when placing the phone on a table because it is super slippery and starts moving on its own due to the polished glass back. Find X is as delicate as a flower and needs much attention and care to handle. It cannot be your everyday phone which you can use extensively. That is perhaps one of its downfall too. The outstanding design and body also makes Oppo Find X vulnerable. The body is not made for harsh treatments and if you happen to drop your phone then you have to call it a day. It is not a durable design and if you try to bend it slightly the chassis starts creaking.

The Oppo Find X is available in Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue. Both the colors produce visible gradience on the back and on tilting. It is good to see Oppo experimenting with shades of color instead opting for solid colors like most smartphones. The gradient effect adds a nice zing to the phone.

Oppo provides a screen protector but it is not the best out there and after little use scratches are visible. It also comes with a fast charging option with Oppo’s VOOC and it is fast and best. There is no IP dust rating in this phone, which is not good at this price, but it can withstand some water splashes. Well, considering the fragility of the body that I already mentioned above there is significant doubt about that, so don’t even get close to water with this phone in hand. It has dual-sim option with 4G LTE and VoLTE and is compatible with any GSM service provider. It supports Wi-Fi at 2.4 and 5 GHz and Bluetooth 5.0.

The 6.4-inch AMOLED screen display with 1080 X 2340 resolution and 401 pixels per inch is bright and aptly saturated with colors but under the sun the brightness falls short. Otherwise, mostly it is a great screen to look at and does justice to video watching, from YouTube to Netflix. The notch-free almost bezel-less curved screen is a joy to look at and play with. The screen also has 19.5:9 aspect ratio which is good for watching videos and playing games. The touchscreen is a breeze to use and is fuss free and seamless. Find X has a Face ID unlock system which is perfect and is reliable unlike most other phones. It is almost as nifty as iPhone Face Unlock. The biometric setup is the only one you can sue to unlock your phone and perhaps that is not a cool decision.

The screen brings back Oppo’s favorite Skyline feature. The screen lights up only on the edges when you get a notification and it is bright and unique and attractive. The thin chins on the top and bottom of the screen adds a nice border and we very much in love with the notch-free display.

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