Oppo’s flagship lineup – the Find Series went missing for a while until they unveiled the most innovative and futuristic looking phone of all time – the Find X. Sure, it was quite the looker, but it wasn’t a practical phone to begin with. This time around, not only the brand announced their new Find X2 Series but dropped everything for something conventional and innovative at the same time. Oppo Malaysia sent us the Find X2 Pro for review, there’s a lot we want to talk about.

Look and Feel

1/8

As I mentioned earlier, the Find X2 Pro has a new identity once again, with a completely new design but a very practical one. Its not a small phone at all and coming from a 6.4” smartphone, adapting to the Find X2 Pro wasn’t a big of a deal. In fact, the phone was nice in terms of both look and feel. It’s covered in glass on the front and as for the back, it uses a ceramic material. The ceramic on the back has a wavy pattern which is very subtle. It’s a terrible fingerprint magnet – especially if you plan to use it without a case, which is included in the box.

The phone doesn’t sit flush on the table because of the bumps, hun

You can spot the camera bump from miles away because that’s how thick it is. I like a phone with some heft in my hand and the Find X2 Pro is one robust phone with really nice and even weight overall – thanks to the ceramic actually, totaling to 217 grams.

In terms of grip and handling a big phone with edge to edge display, it was quite challenging and most of you will definitely end up using it with both your hands. It feels like it might slip out of your hands but remember that wavy design on the back? That gives some sort of grip as I was holding the phone – which is great. There’s not a single movable part to be seen like a motorized camera and so on. So, you don’t have to worry about dust getting stuck in between like the Find X.

Specification, Performance and Experience

The Find X2 Pro is their flagship and it deserves to be treated with a good flagship specification, which Oppo doesn’t disappoint. The phone is powered with the following:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor
  • 12GB RAM | 512GB Internal Storage (Non-expandable)
  • Dual SIM (for Malaysian Market)

Antutu Benchmark
Antutu Benchmark
3DMark
3DMark
PCMark
PCMark
Geekbench 5
Geekbench 5
AIDA 64
AIDA 64

We ran some benchmark to make sure the device has the specification it claims to have, and we used the following tools: AIDA64, CPU-Z, 3D Mark, Geekbench 5 and Antutu. You can take a look at the scores below. Do take note that benchmark scores only gives a synthetic score on how capable it is but it doesn’t necessarily reflect on day-to-day use case scenarios – especially with recent cases of Benchmark Fraud, something you must take note of, regardless of any smartphone. The phone pretty much crushes on every aspect: in editing, day-to-day tasks and high-performance games. That said, the phone does have its thermal well controlled when playing intensive games like Asphalt: 9. Other than that, I still think that the 12GB RAM is quite the overkill but for what it’s worth, it does handle multitasking really well. To have a good experience, software is important.

And speaking of software, the Find X2 Pro runs on ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10. I have never been a fan of the ColorOS in the past for being very dated, but this version makes it up for all the flaws and man, it’s perfect, well almost. The whole system is clean and has a very pleasing setup: in fact, the home screen has a very Clean Android vibe to it. In the settings, there are modifications you can make to make it look the way you want, including an option if you want to dismiss your notification by swiping left or right.

Display

Oppo uses a 6.7” QHD+ OLED Display on their Find X2 Pro. It doesn’t just end there. The display comes in a 93.1% screen-to-body ratio and to make it 2020-ish, they went for a 120Hz High Refresh rate display for that smooth experience possible. To make sure that it has the protection that it needs, the glass on the top is a Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Ever since the day I started using the Find X2 Pro, I have to say this – I was genuinely impressed with how beautiful the display is. That said, the color depth is good, and it does have a DCI-P3 support making it a lot vibrant. Using it under bright light is possible because of its peak 1200 nits brightness. I personally, enjoyed using the Find X2 Pro’s display. In order to put the phone’s display to test, we noticed something odd with the refresh rates.

We tested the display with supported games like Vainglory, which can go up to 120Hz and other games like Temple Run 2, Subway Surfers that goes up to 90Hz. The display locks down the refresh rate to 60 fps by default on every game. We reached out to Oppo regarding this, to which they claimed that their display can only output at 90 fps. Problem is: Even games with support for 90fps was also capped at 60fps. I personally think, this might be a software issue but if you are wondering if this affects overall, it doesn’t. Scrolling through Facebook and even through system setting – it did output 120 fps quite alright. So, if you are expecting the display to keep up at 120Hz when you game, sadly, it doesn’t. We will update you with what Oppo has to say.

As much as it does seem that it took a huge step back from the Find X with nothing on the display – even the facial unlock and camera was tucked into the motorized part, I am glad they did because this is a very practical setup. If there’s one thing I miss – it’s the 3D Facial Unlocking capability. But it does have a fingerprint scanner under the display, which is quicker than the Galaxy S20 we reviewed.

Nonetheless, that’s one gorgeous display I have used – hands down.

Camera

Oppo has a camera setup for the Find X2 Pro and I am very impressed with what they did. That said, it houses a triple camera setup – a functional one.

  • 48MP Wide Angle Sony IMX689 Sensor
  • 48MP Ultra-Wide Sony IMX586 Sensor
  • 13MP Periscope Telephoto Camera
With HDR
With HDR
Without HDR
Without HDR

Honestly, we got this phone after the Restricted Movement kicked in, so – we had to work with shots right from our place. The camera has the potential to output pretty decent images from the pictures we have taken and in fact the colors weren’t too shabby. The ultrawide sensor has a little warmer tone as compared to the rest but the details were good. We pushed the camera on the following focus the phone features on screen: 1x, 2x, 5x and 10x. The details on 1x, 2x and 5x retains the color throughout with a little saturation and even has details which can be seen. The Periscope sensor at 10x somehow dulls down images a lot with no HDR turned on. When you do, the picture is a lot brighter and the details are definitely much better.

With Night Mode On
With Night Mode On
With Night Mode Off
With Night Mode Off

The Night Mode does seem to show quite the difference as well with proper balance of colors but there’s some softening going on, but the details are intact. Only problem with camera at night is that: it constantly hunts for focus and ends up taking a blurred shot. You just have to make sure that the camera is focused. Oppo has made quite the potential camera here because the pictures taken indoors look beautiful: good colors, dynamic range and it’s definitely one to keep. If only these cameras had OIS, it could have been one perfect camera but for video, it has EIS, so you don’t have to worry about that.

On the front, the phone packs a 32MP Selfie Camera – which is quite alright and takes well exposed pictures which I love a lot. We don’t think we have taken enough pictures with this device to justify our comments, so, when this whole RMO is over, we will take this phone for a proper photo session and upload an album, just to show the pictures from this phone because I don’t know about you but that Periscope sensor got our attention more than anything else.

Battery Life and Charging

I don’t think you are going to have any issues with the Battery Life or Charging it because this is literally the fastest charging phone ever. Okay, the phone has an interesting battery setup: 2 x 2130 mAh battery, a two series connected cell offering up to 4260mAh. With a good amount of social interaction over the phone, watching Netflix, listening to music via Bluetooth connectivity – the phone managed to give 6 hours+ Screen on time, unplugged from the charger for 11 hour 30 minutes. We did leave the phone on standby the whole night at about 50 percent, and the next day we woke up to a 45 percent.

As for charging the phone: You don’t even have to worry about charging the phone for hours, all thanks to the SuperVOOC 2.0 Charger that supports a whooping 65W and it charges the phone from 5 to 100 in roughly 40 minutes – making it, the fastest phone to ever we have ever tested here. Trust me, before I left home to do my groceries, I just connected for like 15 minutes to get to 60% and left home right after that. But in order to make SuperVOOC 2.0 to work, you have to make sure you have the proprietary charger with you at all cost.

Conclusion

Oppo is constantly trying to tap into the premium market with their flagship device and it has been quite the challenge for them. The previous Find X wasn’t just an expensive smartphone, it lacked a lot of things which made the phone not so recommendable, but I have to give credit for standing out of the crowd with that design. But what about this new Find X2 Pro?

I say this with all my heart, Oppo did it with the Find X2 Pro. The phone is truly unique with its functional camera, rocks an amazing display and that holy grail of a battery charging capability. If Oppo is really going to put out more great phones like the Find X2 Pro and if they take the time to fix and tweak a little more in the software department to make it perfect, you will be walking away with one great phone back home and in just a matter of time, it will be a great contender to the Korean giants, actually, it already is one. Keep it up Oppo.

We are giving the Oppo Find X2 Pro a Gold award for a much-improved flagship smartphone and experience.

8.8
Score

Pros

  • Fantastic Display
  • Flagship Performance
  • SuperVOOC 2.0 is extremely Fast
  • Impressive and Functional Camera Setup

Cons

  • Requires some Software Tweaking
  • The 120Hz Display is a Hit and Miss
  • Costs a Pretty $$$