The Oppo Find X is simply one of the most captivating phones out there. Stylish, ultra-modern, and totally worth the hype. I spent a few days, using this phone and honestly, I’m sad that I have to part with it. Let’s get started!
What’s in the box?
When you purchase a Find X unit, it comes with the essential phone accessories you need: a charger, a cord, and its earphones. Since the Find X lacks a dedicated earphone jack, it came with a USB type-C earphone. The connecting cord also carries the VOOC Flash Charge label, reminding users that this unit can save you a lot of waiting time when refuelling your phone.
Design & Construction
The Find X is truly a rare gem when it comes to its design. While most smartphones are on the race to maximize the space of the display area, the Find X totally dropped the notch trend and went for an all-screen display. The retractable mechanism that holds the cameras and sensors never ceases to be interesting. It has the screen lock and volume buttons on the side which is ergonomically placed for convenience. The Find X also feels good on the hands, it’s got the right amount of weight and a sturdy enough exterior that doesn’t feel too delicate.
If you are using Find X by itself, you might find it inconvenient to constantly wipe off fingerprints and smudges. It’s definitely not built for people like me who are plagued to have moderately sweaty hands. I also can’t help but feel like it will slip away and drop any minute as its thin-ness makes it hard to grip when I’m trying to play an intense round of Mortal Kombat X. You might need to use a case to further protect your phone and provide additional thickness to enhance the grip. The position of the speaker is also a big turn-off, as its complicated placement makes it hard to avoid covering it with your hands while holding the phone. Either you have to keep on avoiding covering the speaker (which can get cumbersome) or resort to using a clip-on controller.
Another con would be the retractable cameras: as cool as it is to have them, it can get pretty annoying to have it pop up everytime the sensors need to scan your face to unlock the phone. It’s the kind of feature that you’ll get tired of pretty quick, and for clumsy girls like me, I can’t help but think that this added mechanism might be prone to damage especially when it’s constantly being used. Accidentally dropping the Find X upside-down with the cameras out is a total horror scenario.
Display & Multimedia
The Oppo Find X can display multimedia with amazing clarity, thanks to its OLED Screen with a high pixel density. From watching videos to playing games, you can totally enjoy the graphics even if you turn it up to the highest setting. It’s also very comfortable to watch or play games even in a totally dark or dimly lit room, as the screen and its blue light filter both help reduce eye strain.
I’m generally not a fan of curved screens because it distorts the overall picture, and if you share the same sentiment, the Find X might not be for you. Another thing I realized is that a lot of games are not fully adapted to phones with curved screens, and tend to get cut-off at the bottom or at the corners. This might be a flaw on the games itself, but it’s an irreparable downside that consumers need to suffer. It’s also hard to press buttons placed on the edge of the screen as the angle of the screen’s curvature is probably hindering the responsiveness of some commands. I keep having this difficulty while playing Mortal Kombat X and Injustice 2, as important menu buttons ended up being positioned inconveniently on the curve.
The Oppo Find X is built with a stellar set of cameras that perform well both in indoor and outdoor lighting. The 16MP+20MP dual rear camera captures photos fast, and you can further speed it up by controlling the shutter settings when using the manual mode. What I really loved about the camera is that even when zoomed in, the AI enhancements are still able to stabilize the shot and preserve the quality of the photo. The colors are rich and vivid, even in low-light situations, the Find X can still capture lively and dynamic images.
OPPO Find X Sample Camera Photos:
I only have songs of praises to sing about the Find X’s performance. I’ve tried the heaviest mobile games I know of, and none of them had any issues while I was playing it on the Find X. Even games with high graphics requirements didn’t have any lags and the usual long loading times were cut down to mere seconds. I even tried out games that are known to be quite buggy, and was surprised that they still ran smoothly on the Find X. SAS4 is known to sometimes crash during large multiplayer matches and Spider-Man Unlimited lags when the graphics settings are turned on high, but when finally played on the Find X, I didn’t have any of these problems. I was also amazed at how smoothly it ran Identity V, which is both a graphics-heavy and multiplayer online game that requires a lot of processing power. Even with six tabs open (and all of it being games), the Find X didn’t show any signs of slowing down.
It’s no wonder that the Find X was able to deliver such performance. It has scored a whopping 283,279 on Antutu Benchmark, with a GPU score of 125,200 and a CPU score of 85,882. At this rate, it already surpassed the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. As for battery life, the Find X can really take a beating. Even when casually playing games and watching videos, the Find X can last a whole day and sometimes even more.
Overall, the Find X is a worthy companion to take with you anywhere: not only does it boost your style with its trendy exterior, but it can also keep up with your lifestyle. Considering its price point, its competitive features are worth every cent that you pay for. It might still have some flaws that are quite alarming for a flagship phone, but the performance and quality are truly top-notch. The Oppo Find X retails for a suggested price of Php 49,990.
Thank you Bryan of TechnoBaboy for the Find X photos