Announced back in March this year, the OPPO Find X2 Pro is certainly one of the finest and most advanced smartphone OPPO had ever launched till date. Not only is this device an absolute beauty on the outside, its also an absolute beast when it comes to its performance level. However, is the device’s exorbitant price tag of S$1,698 really worth? We will soon find out!
Design & Display
At first glance, you will realize that the latest Find X2 Pro differs greatly from its predecessor in terms of design. More specifically, it lacks of those outlandish design heuristics including the pop-up camera module, but instead employs a more practical and minimalist design which suits more people.
The model I’ve received for review is the Ceramic Black model which has a glossy black finish on its backplate. The device is built upon premium high-density ceramic which offer it a high-end build quality. Despite its glossy finish, the rear panel isn’t really susceptible to fingerprint smudges which is definitely a plus point for users with sweaty palms.
Other than the Ceramic Black model, you can also opt for the Orange Vegan Leather edition which is also available in the local market. The back panel of the Vegan Leather model is manufactured from faux leather material which comes with a soft and premium texture.
Personally, what I like about the OPPO Find X2 Pro is none other than its ergonomic design. The device features a dual-curved front and rear panel which makes it a pleasure to hold – whether you are texting or gaming.
Diving into the specifics, the OPPO Find X2 Pro is fitted with a 6.78-inches QHD+ display that offers a buttery-smooth 120Hz screen refresh rate. The high refresh rate really makes your user interface and browsing experience much smoother as it eliminates the “blurry effect” we typically see when we scroll web pages up or down quickly.
In fact, the difference between the 60Hz screen refresh rate of my daily driver and the Find X2 Pro’s 120Hz refresh rate is pretty striking and it really quite awhile to get use to a lower refresh rate again.
Of course, high refresh rate certainly means that your battery life will be drained out pretty fast. However, OPPO provides you with the option to either manually select between 60Hz or 120Hz refresh rate, or set it on Auto mode and let the device select the appropriate refresh rate based on the onscreen content.
Currently, the Find X2 Pro is also the pioneer batch of smartphones capable of supporting up to 1 billion variations of colors on its front display. The high contrast ratio allows it to deliver a highly realistic and vibrant graphics which we won’t normally see even among other flagship phones.
Performance & Gaming
At the helm, the OPPO Find X2 Pro is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 platform designed by Qualcomm. It is currently the most powerful mobile SoC in the market which will bring along unmatchable performance for the device.
Coupled with its immersive graphics, the OPPO Find X2 Pro is able to support every graphic intensive game titles you can possibly think of. To showcase its beefy and smooth performance, I have recorded a short game play on PUBG Mobile with its graphic quality set to the maximum.
Regardless of its battery level, the device doesn’t shows any trace of hitching and is able to deliver a consistence performance throughout the game play until the battery literally dies off. The only thing is that the device do heat up pretty fast with maximum settings, but it won’t be a real issue if you’re only having a game or two.
To make things even better, the OPPO Find X2 Pro is also shipped with a custom “Game Space 2.0” feature which provides you with loads of interesting tools and settings which you can toggle according to your needs – whether you are gaming casually or competitively.
For instance, Game Space allows you to easily toggle off notifications and automatically reject calls while gaming. If you’re a vivid gamer, then you definitely know what kind of tragedies popup notifications could cause during gaming. In fact, the one single popup notification or call screen could ultimately cost you the entire match.
On top of that, there are also other useful options including a custom “Competitive mode” which will fire up the device to its utmost performance and frame rates – at the expense of your battery life. Therefore, it is advisable for the device to be plugged to a power source when its battery level is below 50% if this mode is activated.
Besides having a powerful processor and GPU, the OPPO Find X2 Pro is also paired with a hefty 12GB RAM and 256GB storage which are based on the ultra-fast UFS 3.0 flash storage and LPDDR5 RAM technologies.