Oppo Find X2 Series

Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo Find X2 Neo, Oppo Find X2 Lite

Oppo Find X2 Series

Late into 2020, it is clear that the world of 5G in Australia is expanding, from being exclusive to flagships late last year to finding its way into mid-range smartphones this year. Whereas 5G is still a long way from optimum usage, Oppo has made sure to make this technology accessible to its midrange customers with the Find X2 series.

With three devices; a flagship (Oppo Find X2 Pro) and two mid range devices (Oppo Find X2 Neo and Find X2 Lite), the series was designed to deliver value across different price points. The bigger Find X2 Pro has the specs you would expect from a 2020 flagship, with that extra Oppo touch. On the other hand, the Find X2 Neo and the Lite are somewhat close but have a few noticeable differences.

So, how do these Oppo devices compare to each other?

Design

As you would expect, the Find X2 Pro has the most superior design of all. The device is beautiful with smooth curves and has a silky feel to the hand. You also get to choose your preferred finish, the polished high-density ceramic, or the softer vegan leather. The ceramic version is available in Black and weighs 217g, while the vegan leather comes in stunning Orange color and weighs 200g. Both versions have a Gorilla Glass 6 front.

The Find X2 Neo and Lite, on the other hand, come in the traditional glass front and back (Gorilla Glass 5).  Surprisingly, the Lite weighs more (180g to 171g) and is thicker (8mm t0 7.7mm) than the Find X2 Neo. The Neo is available in Moonlight Black and Starry Blue while the Lite comes in Moonlight Black and Pearl White.

Display

The Find X2 Pro has a breathtaking 6.7-inch curved AMOLED display. With a QHD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, the display is perfect for gaming and streaming. The Neo has a 6.5-inch curved AMOLED display with an HD+ resolution. The refresh rate stands at 90Hz, which makes your on-screen experience really amazing.

Both the front cameras of the Neo and the Pro sit at the top left corner of the screen, giving you an unobstructed view. Since both have curved displays, bezels are only on the top and bottom of the screen: these are so thin, you will barely notice that they exist.

That’s not to say that the Find X2 Lite screen is horrible; it is still quite impressive for a device in its price range. The phone has a 6.4-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400p. The bezels are thin at the sides and a bit thicker at the bottom, while the front camera sits at a notch on the top middle of the screen. For those who don’t mind the notch, the 60Hz screen should give a smooth viewing experience.

Memory and Performance

The flagship Find X2 Pro is a performance device. With 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 ROM, the device has more than enough storage for all your photos, videos, and other files. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset (7nm), with 5G capabilities, so you can expect it to handle every application or task you throw at it. The GPU in the device is Adreno 650.

The Neo and the Lite are also capable of excellent performance. Both are powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset, the latest and most powerful midrange chip from Snapdragon. The Find X2 Neo has 12GB of RAM and 256GB ROM while the Lite tones that down to 8GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Both phones’ GPU is Adreno 620.

All devices lack a microSD card slot and run on Android 10 and Oppo’s ColorOS 7.

Camera

This is Oppo, and you would expect the camera on all three devices to be excellent. Well, it is; but on the Find X2 Pro, the camera is exceptional. It is so good that Michaela Skovranova, a National Geographic filmmaker and photographer, shot a documentary using the phone on a 10-day expedition of Antarctica. The phone has three lenses at the rear and a single one at the front.

Here are how the numbers stack up:

Find X2 Pro

Find X2 Pro

·         48 MP wide

·         13MP telephoto

·         48 MP ultrawide

·         32 MP front camera (Wide)

The cameras allow you to take crisp photos with up to 10x hybrid zoom. Zooming is smooth, and the colour is consistent across all levels. Other features include HDR, panorama, 4K video at 30/60fps, and 1080p at 30/60fps. The phone uses electronic image stabilization (EIS) to give you smooth video shooting.

The Find X2 Neo and Lite may not have professional-grade cameras, but they are still great at everyday photography.  Both have a triple camera lens at the back and a single front camera. Here are the specs;

Find X2 Neo

·         48 MP wide

·         13 MP telephoto

·         8 MP ultrawide

·         2 MP mono

·         32 MP front camera

Find X2 Lite

·         48 MP wide

·         2 MP mono

·         2 MP retro

·         8 MP ultrawide

·         32 MP front

The photo output on both devices is excellent, with great detail for all your selfies and random shots. The cameras will also give smooth and clear video recording. The Find X2 Neo uses optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS), while the Lite only uses EIS.

Battery

With the Find X2 series, thoughts of short battery life will no longer plague your mind. The Find X2 Pro has a 4260mAh battery split into two parts (2130mAh each) for fast charging purposes. Therefore, on top of having a battery that will last you all day, you can fast charge from 0-100% in just 38 minutes thanks to the 65W Super VOOC charger.

The Find X2 Neo and Lite both have a single 4025 mAh battery. Both phones can also last a day without recharging and support up to 30W fast charging that will get you to 100% in 60 minutes.

Verdict

The Find X2 series is an excellent 2020 line up that offers a premium experience to customers. These phones bring super-fast speed to users at lower price points than their competitors. While 5G is yet to hold considerable weight as a necessary feature in a device, Australia’s 5G network is expanding, so getting one of these phones is a good long-term move. Read about the Oppo Find X3 Series 2021 phones, the Find X3 Pro, the Find X3 Neo and the Find X3 Lite.

The Find X2 Pro, Neo, and Lite go for $1599, $999 and $749 in Australia. The phones are available at Campad Electronics, Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, Optus, and Woolworths.

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