Oppo Find X2 Pro review: A fast, and fast-charging, flagship 5G phone Review

Jeffrey Cuebas

Oppo’s 2019 flagship Uncover X smartphone experienced a good deal going for it, but a quirky digital camera arrangement and some lacking functions did it no favours. The new Uncover X2 Pro fixes the complications with previous year’s model and can make some appealing additions — including 5G. This 2020 flagship telephone will come with 12GB of RAM and charges £899 (inc. VAT) with 256GB of inside storage, or £1,099 with 512GB. 

The Oppo Uncover X2 Pro will come with a typical black ceramic backplate, but I was sent the orange model. Certainly, orange. The backing material in this situation is Vegan Leather-based, and it looks incredible — distinct to any other handset close to correct now. It feels gentle to the contact, and this telephone hardly ever when slipped out of my grip or off the arm of my chair. 

The 6.7-inch Uncover X2 Pro will come with a traditional black (Ceramic) backplate or with a textured Vegan Leather-based complete. The black model is eight.8mm thick and weighs 217g, even though the leather-based-backed model is 9.5mm thick and weighs 200g.


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Queries will inevitably be questioned about the toughness of the Vegan Leather-based backplate, and Oppo’s answer is that the complete is just as hardy as the black ceramic model. Will it stain, mark or tear around time? We’ll have to wait and see.

The gentle-contact orange backplate is interrupted by the digital camera lozenge, which protrudes noticeably — adequate to cause the handset to bob about a bit on the desk when you tap its screen.

The edges of the telephone are bronze/orange in color, and each the back and entrance of the lengthy edges curve into the sides, offering the unit a sandwich-like look. You will find a splash of environmentally friendly on the power button, on the correct facet.

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The lozenge housing the triple rear cameras protrudes a handful of millimetres from the back. There are speakers at just about every stop of the handset, which has a USB-C port but no three.5mm headset jack. 


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Oppo has dropped the distinctive mechanical pop-up digital camera process that it utilised in the initial Uncover X, where a panel the total width of the handset slid up to expose each entrance and back cameras. I’m delighted about that: the system seemed to be a feature ready to fall short the cameras were gradual to expose, producing selfies time consuming and precluding encounter login and the pop-up area meant the handset was prone to the ingress of dust and water. Now, with the entrance digital camera in a punch-gap minimize-out to the top still left of the screen and the rear cameras in their conventional placement, you can find scope for encounter login, and the handset has an IP68 ranking for dust and water resistance. Selfies are just a simply click away also.

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The big Gorilla Glass 6-shielded OLED screen actions 6.7 inches from corner to corner with a resolution of three,168 by one,440 pixels (513ppi, 19.eight:9 factor ratio, 120Hz refresh fee). By default, the screen refresh fee may differ instantly based on the content material, but you can choose involving Vehicle Pick, 120Hz and 60Hz in the settings. An impression optimisation chip, the O1 Extremely Vision Motor, boosts video clip captured at a lessen refresh fee, and you can alter its settings to your choice.

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Configurations adjustments for the OLED screen and the O1 Extremely Vision Motor.


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I located the screen to be fantastic for looking through ebooks, searching internet sites and observing video clip (of training course, it handles 4K video clip). If you’re worried about battery lifetime, it really is advisable to set the screen refresh fee to 60Hz or Vehicle Pick, as 120Hz will eat extra power.

Any individual working with the Oppo Uncover X2 Pro for gaming or video clip observing will want fantastic-quality sound. The stereo speakers — just one at the foundation of the handset the other at the top — provide a good deal of volume, even though the audio is to some degree tinny. You will find no three.5mm headset jack, but my genuine wi-fi earbuds labored flawlessly.

The chipset is Qualcomm’s main-edge Snapdragon 865, with 12GB of RAM. No shock, then, that it unquestionably flew during benchmarking, offering scores of 3246 (multi main) and 909 (solitary main) on Geekbench 5 — examine out the Geekbench browser for comparative effects.  

The entry-level Uncover X2 Pro  will come with 256GB of storage and charges £899 (inc. VAT), even though my £1,099 evaluate device experienced 512GB. Out of the box, there was a huge 486GB free of charge.

You will find no MicroSD card assistance for exterior storage enlargement, but it really is rarely vital, even with the lessen storage ability. Additional problematic — and it really is the key flaw in an otherwise impeccably-specified flagship 5G telephone — is the Uncover X2 Pro’s assistance for just just one SIM.

The cameras are a crucial section of the general bundle. The 32MP entrance digital camera normally takes a fantastic selfie, but it really is the triple digital camera array at the back that’s the genuine speaking stage. It contains a 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor with an f/one.7 wide-angle lens, a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle (120° FoV) lens, and a 13MP periscope digital camera with an f/three. telephoto lens. This array delivers 10x hybrid zoom — including 5x optical — and up to 60x zoom, with optical impression stabilisation (OIS) on the wide-angle and periscope cameras.

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Pictures shot with 10x hybrid zoom (still left) and 60x digital zoom (correct).


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Maximizing the zoom loses a lot of fidelity and is a tiresome approach, as the only way to get to 60x is by pinching the screen many instances. Continue to, the ability is pretty a feat and at lessen zoom ranges — up to about 5x — the effects are outstanding. I have not been equipped to do a lot of leisure images with this handset, but initial testing implies that the wide-angle lens and fantastic color capture will steal the present around mega-zooming.

The Oppo Uncover X2 Pro runs Android ten with Oppo’s individual ColorOS overlay, now at model 7.one. ColorOS is somewhat neat, and its extra functions are generally extra enable than hindrance, and it is rather unobtrusive. Interventions occur in a array of guises, from settings tweaks to further applications. The Oppo Loosen up app, for case in point, plays ambient sounds and mild new music, and has some respiration exercise routines. If you imagine it sounds tacky, I essentially located the audio somewhat pleasant as qualifications sounds.

Oppo’s common Quick Resources pop-out can be termed up by sweeping in from the correct edge of the telephone. It supplies speedy access to usually-utilised applications and functions.

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Oppo’s ColorOS overlay on Android ten involves the Quick Resources pop-out (still left) and the Loosen up app.


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Less welcome are some of the pre-mounted applications. Admittedly there usually are not several of these and they choose up minimal storage place, but if you would somewhat not have the likes of Netflix, Fb and the Opera website browser on your handset you are going to be disappointed that they are unable to be uninstalled.

The 4,260mAh battery delivers outstanding functionality. Less than the Computer system Mark Operate 2. benchmark, the Uncover X2 Pro lasted for an outstanding 15 hrs 31 minutes (see comparative effects below). The battery is in point two independent 2,130mAh units, and its 65W SuperVOOC 2. speedy charging is astonishing: if you use the supplied charger, it should be probable to get from zero to forty% in ten minutes, and totally charge the handset in just 38 minutes.

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Conclusions

Oppo has abandoned the initial Uncover X’s pop-up digital camera arrangement in favour of a extra conventional layout, even though compensating with a strikingly orange Vegan Leather-based backplate solution. The Uncover X2 Pro’s 6.7-inch OLED screen is simply chic, and the lengthy-long lasting battery’s speedy charging is a double bonus. All this, furthermore the slicing-edge Snapdragon 865 chipset and generous inside storage, provides up to an outstanding flagship 5G smartphone. Our only genuine issue is the deficiency of dual SIM assistance.

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