Oppo Find X2 Pro: a review of the vegan leather variant
“Vegan leather and gold detailing make it extremely elegant. It complements this luxurious look with the best technical features along with a fast hypersonic charge.”
With Huawei damaged by the U.S. veto, other companies are in the race to lead mobile phone sales. And the way to aspire to those top positions is to launch devices that not only don’t fall behind but somehow take the lead. That seems to have been Oppo’s reaction with their new flagship device: Oppo Find X2 Pro. In its vegan leather version, this model breaks away from the aesthetic monotony of glossy, reflective finishes. And in performance it is up to the best.
Very refined (and feminine) aesthetics
The Oppo Find X2 Pro in its coral-colored vegan leather version (although the brand announces it as orange) exudes elegance with a feminine air because of this tone and, above all, because of the golden metallic details of the frame that surrounds the entire phone, the rear camera module and the brand logo (below on the back). Because of these materials, it is a different proposal to anything you can find in the high-end market right now. It looks spectacular and the leather gives it a very soft and pleasant touch.
To protect it, the box includes a transparent gel cover. We like it because it shows the color of the leather and also because it is a material that can be easily washed, something that, in these times of coronavirus, is even more important than before. It’s a practical solution, although when you put it on it doesn’t look so elegant and you lose the tactile sensation, of course.
Another difference between this phone and most others is that the physical buttons for adjusting the volume are integrated on the left side, while the on/off button is on the right side. The SIM card slot is located at the bottom, along with the USB-C port and the speaker.
Despite having a large screen (6.7 inch AMOLED) it is not heavy (200 grams) and feels comfortable and robust in your hand (165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8mm/6.5 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches). It comes with a wired headset or headphones that, like the phone, also boasts a premium look because of the black and green metallic finish.
With the best specifications
Oppo has equipped the phone with what you expect at the top of the high-end: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G support, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage that cannot be expanded with memory cards. The 3,168 x 1,440-pixel, 513-dpi display (Gorilla Glass 6 cover) shows content naturally, with high quality and without excessive brightness.
The refresh rate of 120 Hz, the highest in today’s mobile phones, responds to movement in a very smooth and fluid way in moving and opening applications, moving around camera functions and similar uses. And you can select the maximum refresh rate with the highest resolution, which is not the case with other phones, e.g. Galaxy S20 Plus.
The phone is unlocked by the fingerprint on the screen and by facial recognition, and both ways are very fast. You can take it with you to the pool and beach without fear, as it is IP68 certified. The sound is Dolby Atmos compliant and features two speakers, one on each side, for a more immersive sound.
Cameras: less is more
Contrary to the trend of the quadruple camera in a square module, Oppo Find X2 Pro relies on three lenses (48 megapixel wide angle, 48 megapixel ultra wide angle and 13 megapixel telephoto lens), with Sony sensors and image stabilizers, 10x hybrid zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. In the DxOmark tests, this camera system came in second place along with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.
When you open the camera, you’ll find fewer options than on other rival phones, but less doesn’t mean fewer: night mode, video, photo, portrait and, when you hit the plus side, the slow motion, professional mode, sticker mode, a text scanner, time lapse, Google Lens and panorama functions unfold. It does have some default filters and although it does not have a specific macro lens, it does allow macro photography by selecting the wide angle (3 cm). The camera takes pictures with a good level of detail and, in general, without artificially intensifying the colours.
In portrait mode (even for selfies), it makes adjusting the bokeh effect much simpler: you simply click on a yellow icon on the left of the screen and it shows you a bar to choose the percentage of background blur. The night mode brings a lot of light as it happens with many other phones. The images are bright and beautiful, but not realistic.
The 32-megapixel Selfies camera makes it easy to touch up the look even in night mode (face sharpening, eye enlargement, nose reduction, chin reduction, face reduction, and more), as well as bokeh and various preset filters.
Fast loading beast
The Oppo’s flagship smartphone can boast one of the fastest loads of the moment. With a 65W charger and SuperVooc technology, in our tests this phone has managed to achieve 99 percent of the autonomy in just 34 minutes (it has completely filled up in 41 minutes). A time well above its direct rivals and similar to that of the Oppo Reno Ace. The realme X50 Pro 5G model also provides 65 W fast charging, but we haven’t tested it. Its 4,260 mAh battery is not among the highest capacity ones, and that does not detract from its performance being sufficient for a whole day at least.
Relaxation and other popular apps
With the ColorOS 7.1 interface based on Android 10.0, it visually features smaller icons in the function drop-down panel than Color Os 6.1 and Android 9. We like them at this size because they make it easy to see everything at a glance. We like them in this size because they make it easy to see everything at a glance. If you haven’t used it before, you’ll get used to it quickly.
As far as third party apps are concerned, it doesn’t have many but some are very popular: Facebook, Netflix, OfficeSuite and Opera. For those who want to take a break from work or relax before going to sleep, the Oppo Relax app invites you to do breathing exercises and listen to music and soothing sounds.
The manufacturer Oppo has set out to shine in the top range and it has achieved this, both in terms of performance and design. Although all this is paid for. As you would expect from a mobile in this category, it is not suitable for every pocket at a price of 1,199 euros ($1,315).
With three lenses, it has everything you could possibly need without being loaded with features that most users probably don’t use. This makes it easy to take pictures, and they look great.
It’s a phone for those looking for a luxurious design that’s different from everything else, perfect for showing on social networks and, at the same time, creating photo and video content (attention, fashion and lifestyle influences, it can be the ideal complement to your look and work) with a very high quality. And it doesn’t matter if it is used intensively, because it loads at a hypersonic speed.
In the most advanced high range with 5G connectivity, it competes with Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (1,359 euros) and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (999 euros). The Huawei P40 Pro+ (?1,399) will be available from June and the realme X50 Pro 5G (?749) is also not yet available. However, none of them meet as many top-level specifications as this one. That’s why the price of the Oppo Find X2 Pro seems competitive to us, and it’s one of the best Android phones at the moment.