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Oppo Find X2 Pro review: The price of smartphone beauty

By Liu Hongzuo - 21 May 2020
Launch SRP: S$1699

Benchmark Performance, Battery, Conclusion

Benchmarks and Performance

What makes the Oppo Find X2 Pro a flagship device is the inclusion of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC. The Qualcomm processor offers not only one of the highest possible speeds and processing power of the current generation of mobile processors; it also comes with 5G support (both NSA and SA networks).

For a refresher on what the Snapdragon 865 processing unit houses, you can refer to this in-depth article.

That makes the Find X2 Pro another 5G-ready device, joining the ranks of other 5G-capable flagship tier devices such as the Huawei P40 series, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the OnePlus 8 series. While we’ve reported on several upcoming 5G-ready smartphones, the truth is there aren’t many that can be purchased in Singapore as of writing. Also, 5G networks for phone users aren’t available in Singapore yet, so it’s not a point of comparison until they’re up and running.

For this benchmark comparison, we took a combination of recent flagships and Oppo’s other recent upper mid-tier phone, the Reno2.

  Oppo Find X2 Pro 5G Huawei P40 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (128GB) Apple iPhone 11 Pro (512GB) Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (512GB) Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB) Huawei Mate 30 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro (12GB/256GB) Oppo Reno2
  Oppo Find X2 Pro 5G Huawei P40 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (128GB) Apple iPhone 11 Pro (512GB) Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (512GB) Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB) Huawei Mate 30 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro (12GB/256GB) Oppo Reno2
Launch SRP
  • From S$1699
  • From S$1488
  • From S$1898
  • From S$2199
  • From S$1898
  • From S$1469
  • From S$1298
  • From S$1278
  • From S$899
Operating system
  • ColorOS 7.1, based on Android 10
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10.1
  • Android 10 (One UI 2.1)
  • iOS 13
  • Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI
  • Android 10.0 with EMUI 10
  • Android 9.0 with Oxygen OS
  • ColorOS 6.1, based on Android 9 Pie
Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core up to 2.84GHz
  • HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G octa-core (2 x 2.86GHz Cortex-A76 & 2 x 2.36GHz Cortex-A76 & 4 x 1.95GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Exynos 990
  • Apple A13 Bionic
  • Samsung Exynos 9825 octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Hisilicon Kirin 990 Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.86 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) with Adreno 618 GPU
Built-in Memory
  • 12GB RAM
  • LPDDR5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 12GB
  • 6GB
  • 12GB RAM
  • 8GB RAM
  • 12GB RAM
  • 8GB RAM
Display
  • 6.7-inch / 3,168 x 1,440 pixels (513 ppi) / 120Hz refresh rate / OLED Display
  • 6.58-inches 2,640 x 1,200 pixels (~441 ppi) OLED, 90Hz
  • Always-On Display
  • 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display
  • 3,200 x 1,440 pixels
  • 511ppi
  • 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display
  • 2,436 x 1,125 pixels
  • 458ppi
  • 6.8-inch / 3,040 x 1,440 pixels (498 ppi) / 19:9 ratio / Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display
  • Always-On Display
  • 6.53-inches FHD+ 2,400 x 1,176 pixels (409 ppi) OLED 18.5:9 ratio
  • Always-On Display
  • 6.67-inch / 3120 x 1440 pixels (516ppi) / 19.5:9 ratio / Fluid AMOLED
  • 6.5-inch / 2,400 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi) / 20:9 ratio / AMOLED Display
Camera
  • Rear:
  • 48MP, Sony IMX689 1/1.4-inch sensor size, f/1.7, All Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF
  • 48MP, Sony IMX586 1/2-inch sensor size, f/2.2, 120° FOV, 3cm Macro
  • 13MP Periscope Telephoto, f/3.0, 10x Hybrid Zoom, 60x Digital Zoom
  • Front:
  • 32MP, f/2.4
  • Rear: Quad: 50-megapixel Ultra Vision Camera f/1.9 + OIS, 40-megapixel Cine Camera ultra-wide angle f/1.8, 12-megapixel SuperSening Telephoto Camera f/3.4 + OIS, 3D Depth Sensing Camera
  • Front: 32-megapixel, f/2.2 + Depth Camera
  • Rear:
  • 12MP, 120°, f/2.2, 13mm (ultra-wide), 1.4µm
  • 108MP, 79°, f/1.8, 26mm (wide-angle), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
  • 48MP, 24°, f/3.5, 103mm (telephoto), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x hybrid optical zoom
  • 0.3MP, f/1.0, time-of-flight 3D, (depth)
  • Front:
  • 40MP, 80°, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 0.7µm, PDAF
  • Rear:
  • 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS
  • 12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
  • Front:
  • 12 MP, f/2.2
  • Rear: 12-megapixel f/1.5-2.4, 26mm wide + 12-megapixel f/2.1, 52mm telephoto, 2x optical zoom + 16-megapixel, f/2.2, 12mm ultrawide, TOF 3D VGA camera
  • Front: 10-megapixel, f/2.2, 26mm (wide),Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Rear: Quad: 40-megapixel f/1.6 27mm wide with 1/1.17" SuperSpectrum sensor, 40-megapixel f/1.8 ultra wide with 1/1.54" cine sensor, 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and 3D Depth Sensing camera.
  • Front: 32-megapixel, f/2.0, 3D Depth Sensing camera.
  • Rear:48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • 8 MP, f/2.4, 78mm (telephoto), 3x zoom, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
  • Front:Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm
  • Rear: 48MP, f/1.7, 26mm, Telephoto 13MP, f/2.4, 53mm, 8MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 2MP Black and White, f/2.4,
  • Front: 16MP, f/2.0
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5/8Ghz(, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo, GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 5G NR (primary SIM), 4G FDD LTE, dual-band, hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, NFC
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax/ac/n/b/g/n/a)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax/ac/n/b/g/n/a)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 + 5GHz), 4G+ LTE Cat 18 (up to 1200Mbps), Bluetooth 5.0, VHT80, MIMO (2x2), GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Screen Mirroring
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G+ LTE-A (3CA) Cat 21 (up to 1400Mbps), dual-band, hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth v5, A2DP, LE, GPS, GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot ,Bluetooth v5, NFC, 4G LTE Cat 18 (up to 1.2Gbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX HD, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC
Storage Type
  • 512GB internal storage
  • UFS 3.0
  • 256GB internal storage
  • Huawei Nano Memory expansion (up to 256GB)
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 512GB internal storage
  • 512GB internal storage
  • microSD expansion (up to 1TB)
  • 256GB internal storage
  • Huawei Nano Memory expansion (up to 256GB)
  • 256GB
  • 256GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 256GB
Battery
  • 4,260mAh
  • 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge
  • 4,200mAh
  • 40W Huawei SuperCharge
  • 27W Huawei Wireless SuperCharge
  • 15W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge (Qi wireless charging)
  • Reverse wireless charging
  • 5,000mAh Li-Po
  • 3,190mAh lithium-ion
  • 4,300mAh
  • Samsung Super Fast Charging
  • Wireless charging
  • 4,500mAh
  • 40W Huawei SuperCharge
  • 27W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge (Qi wireless charging)
  • Reverse wireless charging
  • 4,000mAh
  • Warp Charge 30 Fast Charging
  • 4,000mAh
  • VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
Dimensions
  • 165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8mm
  • 158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm
  • 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
  • 144 x 71.4 x 8.1mm
  • 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm
  • 158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm
  • 162.6×75.9×8.8mm
  • 160 x 74.3 x 9.5mm
Weight
  • 217g
  • 209g
  • 220g
  • 188g
  • 196g
  • 198g
  • 206g
  • 189g
Video Support
  • 4320p@24fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+
Audio Support
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio

 

Jetstream

To benchmark the phone’s web browsing performance, we used the JetStream 2 benchmark test on the Google Chrome web browser app. The test measures a phone’s capabilities in handling a variety of advanced workloads and executing codes. JetStream 2 is an updated version of older benchmarks, such as the first JetStream and SunSpider.

While some phones come with custom-made web browsers, We always run this benchmark test on Chrome as it gives the best indication across devices, processors, and OS platforms - whether iOS or Android. Also, we would adjust the phone’s display settings to ensure that the screen doesn't turn off mid-test since this would relegate the browser's thread(s) to background processing. Where necessary, we would run multiple test instances to get a more accurate reading of scores.

If we compare it to only Android or Android-based devices, the Find X2 Pro leads the pack. It’s smooth and fast when loading webpages, so its performance matches up to its benchmark as well.

 

AnTuTu

Note #1: as of 9 March 2020, all AnTuTu benchmarks were removed from the Google Play Store. This move likely arose from Google’s attempts to relieve the Play Store of apps that violate their policies. AnTuTu is working with Google to restore their app listing. For this review, we used the APK file that was available on AnTuTu’s website.

Note #2: The Oppo Find X2 Pro review unit prompted us to use its “Racing Mode” while benchmarking on AnTuTu, which allows the device to commit more-than-normal levels of system resources to the testing process. We’ve disabled Racing Mode for this review.

AnTuTu is an all-in-one benchmark that tests CPU, GPU, memory, and storage. The CPU benchmark evaluates both integer and floating-point performance, and the GPU tests assess 2D and 3D performance, the memory test measures available memory bandwidth and latency, and the storage tests gauge the read and write speeds of a device's flash memory.

Again, the Oppo flagship leads the pack in the benchmarks, and this mirrored our experience using the phone across games, messaging apps, social media networks, and other tools. As our first Snapdragon 865 processor based phone review, the numbers are looking good - so far.

 

Geekbench 5

Geekbench CPU is a cross-platform processor benchmark that tests both single-core and multi-core performance with workloads that simulate real-world usage. Geekbench 5 scores are calibrated against a baseline score of 1000, which is the score of an Intel Core i3-8100.

Note: the older Oppo Reno2 was tested on an earlier version of Geekbench, where scores are not comparable with the newer Geekbench benchmark. Hence, we did not include it in this comparison.

Among non-iOS smartphones, the Find X2 Pro beats all the others at both single-core and multi-core performance. On paper, it will be faster than any other no matter if your phone is idling and running due processes in the background, or if you’re running a processing-heavy app.

 

3DMark Sling Shot Extreme

3DMark Sling Shot is an advanced 3D graphics benchmark that tests the full range of OpenGL ES 3.1 and ES 3.0 API features including multiple render targets, instanced rendering, uniform buffers and transform feedback. The test also includes impressive volumetric lighting and post-processing effects. The test’s Unlimited mode ignores screen resolutions.

The Find X2 Pro is no longer the leader of the pack at this point, but its performance on the other benchmarks have already help cemented its position as a flagship device.

We also tested the Find X2 Pro with some game titles that can be played at 120Hz refresh rate (like Injustice 2) just to push the phone hard. It held up well, with bearable loading times and smooth gameplay. We’re happy for the Find X2 Pro’s real-world performance matching up to its benchmarks.

 

Battery life

Our standard battery test for mobile phones has the following parameters:

  • Looping a 720p video with screen brightness and volume at 100%
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity turned on
  • Constant data streaming through email

You’ll find the Find X2 Pro with a total battery capacity of 4,260mAh, and support for SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge, Oppo’s proprietary fast-charging technology. The phone itself supports up to 65W charging power, and the charging adapter that comes with the phone is rated at 5V/2A (10W), with a maximum output of 10V/6.5A (65W). The charging adapter is inherently indispensable to the fast-charging abilities of the device.

With fast-charging, the Find X2 Pro’s battery goes from 0% to 100% in an hour or less, consistently. Without fast-charging, it takes approximately 2.5 hours for a full charge. Comparatively, it fared well enough in our battery testing to be placed in the middle of the flagship pack.

 

Conclusion

If you consider the Oppo Find X2 Pro on its own, it certainly delivers in everything it promised. It’s a beautiful 2020 flagship 5G smartphone with decent camera performance, an envious display, great speaker audio quality, high-end processing power, and reasonably good battery life with crazy-fast charging. It fits very nicely alongside some of the other 5G-ready flagship offerings out there, like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (it’s a bit of a low-blow to the Huawei P40 Pro if we want to bring up how the Oppo Find X2 Pro still has Google services attached to it).

The phone is not without its flaws. There's the lack of a microSD card slot for expandable storage, although the 512GB internal storage makes up for it. There's no wireless charging capability and the missing 3.5mm audio jack are some points of consideration depending on your existing lifestyle.

If we really wanted to pick on the phone, it would actually be its price tag. However, once you compare other phones with equivalent hardware specs and 'Pro' level options, the pricing actually doesn't seem as ridiculous. As covered on the first page, the Find X2 Pro is actually quite reasonably priced for its class and the phone comes with its own merits to make the price easier to swallow.

Perhaps a good middle ground would be to have the non-Pro option of the Find X2 officially in Singapore, giving us most of the Find X2 experience without the higher-end pricing.

That said, if you’re looking outside of your Apple-Samsung-Huawei trifecta during this upgrade cycle, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is the next phone you should be looking out for.

8.5
  • Design 8.5
  • Features 8.5
  • User-Friendliness 8.5
  • Performance 8.5
  • Value 7.5
The Good
Premium build and finish
Beautiful display, 120Hz refresh
Impactful audio (speakers)
Fast camera, great imaging
512GB storage and 12GB of RAM
The Bad
No microSD slot
No 3.5mm headphone jack
No wireless charging
Large internal storage drives up cost