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Oppo announces Find X2 and Find X2 Pro; two 5G monsters hungry for the competition

The original Find X was a marvel of engineering, with its motorised camera that kept the screen free of notches, and the back as smooth as a baby’s behind.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro

The Find X came out in June 2018 and a lot has changed since then, with the industry seemingly moving away from motorised tech, in favour of small cutouts for the front-facing camera.

Did everyone decide they liked a cutout after all? Were we even asked? No matter, that’s what’s happening this year. Like it or lump it.

And so on both the Find X2 and Find X2, each with 6.7-inch QHD+ (1440×3168 pixel) 513pppi curved displays, you have a small notch for the 32-megapixel front-facing snapper. It’s on the left-hand side fortunately, which as Honor stated when it launched the View 20 in 2019, is so you generally cover it anyway when holding the phone in a landscape orientation.

Ultra Vision

The screen is also rather special, which Oppo refers to as its clearest and brightest professional screen ever. Known as an Ultra Vision Screen, the display has a 120Hz refresh rate (but can intelligently detect when to use it, so it can drop to a more power-saving 60Hz when you’re not doing anything that requires the boost).

There’s also a peak brightness of 1200nits when watching HDR videos.

With 100% P3 wide colour coverage, each Oppo Find X2 handset can display over one billion colours; 64 times greater than a conventional 8-bit display. For those in the know, the Find X2 Pro has an accuracy of around 0.8 JNCD (Just Noticeable Colour Difference) in the default display mode.

The double-curve design has a base bezel tha’s just 2.98mm, which is Oppo’s narrowest to date. The 67.8 degree surface curvature was apparently picked so as to reduce mistouching, screen distortion, screen-edge discolouration, and other issues.

Adapt to survive

But back to that 120Hz refresh rate. Besides being adaptive to save battery consumption, the display also has a 240Hz ultra high touch sampling rate, reducing touchscreen latency down to 4.2ms.

1200nits might be the peak brightness, but even in normal day-to-day use the screen can range from 500 to 800nits, with a natural tone display selected from an independent colour temperature sensor.

Blue light is reduced by 40%, as well as DC dimming to reduce flicker at low brightness levels.

With a higher frame rate comes Oppo’s O1 Ultra Vision Engine, which can increase the frame rates of film, TV and sport broadcasts – removing motion jitter and stepped contours.

Apps like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are supported, all at 60fps, with YouTube turning things up a notch to 120fps.

The video enhancements continue with a Ultra Vision Engine to convert SDR video to HDR video, with support for multiple video platforms.

All sounds good

With good visuals comes the need for good audio, and Oppo has included a 0.65cc amplitude full-band stereo speaker, with deep base and rich treble tones. There are dual stereo speakers, with Dolby Atmos support.



Camera

The main event for me is the camera(s), and this is where you will begin to see where the differences are between the Find X2 and the Find X2 Pro. Each have three cameras, but in a slightly different arrangement.

The Find X2 Pro has two 48-megapixel sensors (of different types) and a 13-megapixel periscope zoom camera, while the Find X2 has a 48-megapixel camera with a 12-megapixel ultra wide angle camera, and 13-megapixel telephoto camera.

First up is the Find X2 Pro, with the brand-new flagship Sony IMX689 sensor. Still sporting 48-megapixels and using pixel-binning for an improved quality 12-megapixel image, the new 1/1.43-inch sensor has a light-sensing area 96% bigger than the previous generation – with a 130% increase in light-sensing sensitivity.

Extra colourful

It’s the first phone that supports 12bit True Capture, making light and shadow transitions more natural and aiding post-processing from RAW images. Dual Native ISO technology automatically adjusts the light-sensing ability according to different photo scenarios.

High ISO mode makes a photo brighter, but minimises image noise. On a bright day, low ISO increases the dynamic range and colour performance.

To ensure good focus, the phone sports an All Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF system with a 97% success rate on focus at just 1.25 lux. That’s compared to (according to Oppo) a 3% success rate in low light with a traditional one-way PDAF setup.

Besides the standard camera, there’s a 13-megapixel periscope camera offering a 5x zoom, with a 10x hybrid zoom option that rises to 60x if you dare use the digital zoom (this is higher than the Huawei P30 Pro, but less than Samsung’s crazy 100x Space Zoom on the Galaxy S20 Ultra).

Taking a leaf from Apple’s photography book, all three cameras on the Find X2 Pro are calibrated to ensure a consistency across colour and white balance, so when zooming with all three cameras the image will not vary in tone or saturation.

Ultra Night Mode 3.0 provides zooming just as if taking a photo in the day, and the Ultra Macro Mode takes full advantage of having 48-megapixels on tap for exceptional levels of detail.

Video

Moving on to video capture, the impressive Ultra Steady Video mode seen on handsets like the Oppo Reno 2 has been improved, to offer 10bit live HDR video recording that is super steady, akin to the likes of expensive standalone action-cameras.

To accompany the improved video footage that’s attainable, the Find X2 Pro has three microphones to offset wind noise and focus in on speech, while audio zoom will seek out distant sounds and ‘bring them closer’.

Following the capture of a series of different clips, the bundled Soloop video editor uses AI to go through your content and automatically edit clips together into short stories.

It can even go a step further by adding subtitles automatically, just by ‘listening’ to the audio.

And then there’s the Find X2, which has another new image sensor – this time the 12-megapixel Sony IMX708 ultra-wide angle camera, which uses a quad-bayer colour filter array to make high-sensitivity video capture possible, even in low-light environments.

The sensor is the first of its type to support 120 degree ultra-wide angle video shooting, so with most video recorded in a 16:9 ratio rather than 4:3, all of the sensor can be used for the best quality video.



Hardware & Connectivity

Both Find X2 models are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, and each come with the X55 5G modem as standard, meaning there won’t be a separate 4G and 5G model to choose from.

On top of that comes 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage. 256GB on the Find X2 and 512GB on the Find X2 Pro.

On the 5G side, both models support Non Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G with support for more bands than 2019 releases, including support for the 700MHz spectrum due to be auctioned by Ofcom to UK networks later this year.

The phone can use 4G and 5G at once, with intelligent switching that takes into account the temperature of the phone, battery strength, average network speed and application needs.



Look after yourself

For extra durability, the Find X2 Pro comes with an IP68 dust and waterproofing rating, good for being under water for up to 30 minutes. The Find X2, by contrast, has an IP rating of IP54.

The Find X2 Pro also comes with a more premium build that offers a choice of a ceramic casing or a (slightly thicker) microfibre vegan leather option.

While the bright orange leather model adds 0.7mm to the overall thickness, it could well do away with the need for a protective case. It’s certainly the version that looked the most interesting.

The standard Find X2 has a black ceramic option with two-tone finish on the rear, or an ocean glass finish that adds a water-like ripple effect pattern.


Powered to the max

The Find X2 Pro comes with support for Oppo’s SuperVOOC 2.0 charging tech, and this time a whopping 65W of power. That’s enough to charge the Find X2 Pro’s 4,260mAh battery in just 38 minutes.

The Find X2 comes with a slightly smaller 4,200mAh battery but the same 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging support, so charging times are likely to be very similar.



Operating System

Both Find X2 handsets come with Android 10 and ColorOS 7.1, Oppo’s UI skin that sits on top. It now has more muted colours, three distinctive icon systems (rectangle, pebble and material design), plus a bunch of wallpapers specially designed for ColorOS 7.1.

Multiple users can use the phone, with different account levels that include main user, sub-user, and guest. Each account can be independently protected and setup.

The phone has a range of features like universal dark mode, power management options, digital wellbeing, smart services and numerous device and privacy settings.


Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability was not confirmed at the time of publication, although rumours have suggested the Find X2 will sell for €999 and the Find X2 Pro setting customers back €1199.

The updated pricing and availability will be published soon, along with a hands-on with the phones.


Specifications

Find X2 ProFind X2
Size & WeightCeramic: 165.2×74.4×8.8mm / 207g
Vegan Leather: 165.2×74.4×9.5mm / 200g
Ceramic: 164.9×74.5x8mm / 196g
Glass: 164.9×74.5x8mm / 187g
Display6.7-inch AMOLED 1440×3168, 120Hz, 1.07 billion colours, O1 Ultra Vision Engine, 100% P36.7-inch AMOLED 1440×3168, 120Hz, 1.07 billion colours, O1 Ultra Vision Engine, 100% P3
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 865 + X55 5G Modem (SA/NSA)Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 + X55 5G Modem (SA/NSA)
Memory / Storage12GB RAM (LPDDR5)
512GB Storage (UFS 3.0)
12GB RAM (LPDDR5)
256GB Storage (UFS 3.0)
Front camera32-megapixel32-megapixel
Rear Cameras48MP Wide Angle (IMX689)
48MP Ultra Wide Angle (IMX586)
13MP Periscope Telephoto (5x)
48MP Wide Angle (IMX586)
12MP Ultra Wide Angle (IMX708)
13MP Telephoto
UnlockIn-screen fingerprint sensorIn-screen fingerprint sensor
Battery4,260mAh, SuperVOOC 2.0 65W4,260mAh, SuperVOOC 2.0 65W
OSAndroid 10 + ColorOS 7.1Android 10 + ColorOS 7.1

More info: Oppo

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