With its singular focus on innovation and generating new intellectual property, ‘smartphone experimentation’ instead of ‘iterative innovation’ has been high on OPPO’s agenda. Whether it be the mechanized pop-up camera or the all-screen design of OPPO Find X. When the original Find X debuted, it showcased finesse with its full-screen display. The elevating camera mechanism worked well, reliably and with swiftness. The latest Find X2 Pro is the best step forward yet by OPPO, offering consumers what they are clearly looking for – strong performance, brilliant camera, high quality display, and most importantly, long battery life and fast charging.

OPPO Find X2 Pro

For the always-on people, 0-100% in 38 minutes flat. Just wow!

Today’s generation is always-on and always on the go. In the midst of a pandemic, in a homebound economy, they are working long hours with work-life boundaries getting increasingly obliterated. On the other hand, other consumer cohorts are spending more time online on social networks, listening to music and binge-watching their favourite content.  What all this translates into is a, as yet, unmet need for customers keen on amping-up their battery juice swiftly. It is no longer just about battery juice, but rather the time taken to charge completely.

Smartphone brands that are able to push purposeful innovations stand to gain. OPPO has been able to identify the gap. The proprietary 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 system in OPPO’s Find X2 Pro fills the 4260mAh battery from zero to 100 percent in 38 minutes flat! This is incredibly swift, and is insanely delightful. With this phone, one can *finally* overcome the anxious need for checking battery frequently.

OPPO Find X2 Pro

The battery has been efficient and I have been able to perform multiple tasks and go through a packed day with ease. Wireless charging may be amiss, but given that the SuperVOOC 2.0 system, with its swift speeds, plays it part well, you may not miss it after all.

The display is an absolute stunner. Twice as fast as 99% of all devices out there.

Today’s consumers depend on their smartphone as the primary device for content consumption. In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, the time spent on the smartphone to stream content – videos and audio is also increasing. As we move to the neo normal, the consumption on the smartphone will continue to significantly rise. That’s where, a brilliant screen on a device like the Find X2 Pro delivers max.

The screen display on the Find X2 Pro is sheer brilliance – imagine the big size, high resolution and fast refresh rate. The Find X2 Pro comes with a curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display with (3168*1440) resolution,  which gives it a high pixel density of 513 pixels per inch. The device refreshes at 120Hz, twice as fast as 60Hz panels that make the current mainstream. The display supports HDR 10+,  meaning it can render a whole array of colors.

OPPO has paired the screen with the O1 Ultra Vision Engine, a dedicated custom chip for image processing. This is a combination of hardware and software supporting Motion Clear-video motion enhancement and HDR Video Enhancement. It upscales video content from below 30 to 60 or 120 frames, as well as converting it to HDR – resulting in a smoother experience, akin to MEMC.

What all this translates into is a brilliant screen display, with the joy of streaming content and gaming coming alive. Navigating through apps is slick and buttery smooth, and the color accuracy and white balance are accurate.

The flagship-grade camera system is decent and dependable.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro comes with a triple-module camera setup,  featuring Sony’s new Sony IMX 689 48 MP RGB sensor as the main unit, using Sony’s IMX586 48 MP as the ultrawide sensor, and a periscope telephoto camera that features a 5x optical zoom (10x hybrid zoom, 60x digital zoom) that is powered by a 13 MP sensor.

Camera

The sharkfin camera is no longer there, and instead, we have a 32MP punch hole selfie camera, probably with the objective of getting the IP68 waterproof rating. As you would know, moving parts prohibit that.

The phone works well under all conditions, including in under low light conditions. Having been fortunate to spend long hours with smartphone cameras across brands, I believe the latest OPPO offering packs a punch, and offers incredible value for its users.

I found that the Find X2 Pro has an improved video recording capability, even in low light conditions. By leveraging AI algorithms and data from multiple sensors, the Find X2 Pro is able to artificially dial-up ISO in videos.

All in all, a wholesome value proposition.

The OPPO Find X2 Pro comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. There is an optical fingerprint scanner embedded under the display and it works very well. It is swift and accurate, with a large surface area.

There is not much to complaint or even, nitpick about, as performance is smooth and apps load easily. Barring wireless charging, OPPO clearly aims for Android and Apple in the premium segment, with all the flagship-grade specs in the playbook. This is easily one of the best and fastest phones this year.

With the Find X2 Pro, OPPO has put its best step forward, eschewing ‘radical innovation’ for ‘purposeful innovation’.

In Q1 2020, OPPO garnered 6% market share in the premium smartphone segment in India. The Find X2 Pro is testament of OPPO’s will to ramp-up its premium play in the year ahead.

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