Oppo Find X – Find the Hidden Gem

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At first, although quite luxurious, the Oppo Find X might seem to be missing something. I couldn’t quite figure it out, but then it occurred: there are no cameras.

How could a flagship phone have no camera?

It turns out it does have the usual cameras a smartphone is expected to have. They were just hidden.

Credits: TheVerge.com

Overview

You see, the cameras on the Oppo Find X are only visible when you open the camera app. The back of the phone slides up, and there are the cameras. The front camera boasts 25 megapixels, while the two back cameras have 16 and 20 MP. When you close the app, the back of the phone slides down again, and the cameras disappear. It’s a quick function that helps the phone look sleeker but is not very practical. The Oppo Find X has a 92.25% screen to body ratio.

The Oppo Find X is a phone that fits on hand quite comfortably. Its shape matches the palm of a hand, and there’s no risk of the phone slipping out, even though it has that shiny glossy body that usually makes phones slippery.

The AMOLED screen is 6.4” and quite similar to the one featured on the Samsung Galaxy phones – the screen curves at the edges of the phone’s body. It has a 1.080 x 2.340px resolution, and every image looks crystal clear. This also helps the Oppo Find X to remain ergonomic while having such a huge screen.

Besides the quirky camera mechanism, which helps it to avoid scratches, there’s another annoying function in the Oppo Find X: there’s no fingerprint reader. To unlock it, you need to wait for the back of the phone to pop back up for the 3D scanner do its thing. This can prove quite annoying when you just want to unlock your phone quickly. It’s faster than the Vivo NEX S, but you still don’t want to wait when it comes to unlocking your phone. I will always prefer fingerprint scanners to every other solution currently available in the market.

The Find X has a 3.370 mAh battery and a quick charge function. Oppo’s operative system is a heavily customized version of Android 8.1 Oreo, called COLOR OS 5.1, and it runs on a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8 GB of RAM. The regular version (the one I have) has a storage of 128 GB, but there’s also the possibility to get a 256 GB version.

Another thing that bothers me with this phone (and I’m afraid it will become the standard) is no headphone jack. You’ll have to rely on the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone (where the charger also connects). There’s no microSD slot either. However, there’s a dual SIM card slot, which might come in handy. It has NFC, Bluetooth and all the other things you’d expect a flagship phone to have (besides the headphone mentioned above, jack and fingerprint reader).

Verdict

The bottom line, I can’t say I’m not happy with the phone. It looks and feels like a premium phone, and the quirks, although not helpful, don’t prevent you from enjoying the phone. Sure, it takes a little longer than usual to unlock the phone, but are we really in such a hurry we can’t wait an extra second?

Image source: OPPO

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