7.7/10
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The Oppo Find X currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 35 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

While the slide out camera works great, there are questions on how it will age. It also required several sacrifices, including waterproofing and a 3.5mm headphone jack. For the price, while the phone is interesting, similarly priced models from the competition likely offer a better day-to-day experience.

What's good

  • Nearly bezel-free display
  • Blazing performance
  • Ample storage space
  • Strong cameras
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad

  • No NFC
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No waterproofing
  • Finicky 3D facial recognition
  • Bloated, heavily modified software

Oppo has pioneered a range of mobile-firsts and the Oppo Find X brings another -- a sliding camera module at the top of the phone. But it comes with a few compromises. Did Oppo sacrifice too much to accommodate the camera? Keep reading to find out.

The phone features an aluminum chassis with an eye-catching, glossy color scheme. Reviewers note it feels great in the hand and slips into pockets with no problem. For those with smaller hands, some reviewers found the phone a little large for one-handed use.

But the phone also lacks many features common to similarly priced phones. Major points include no waterproof rating, fingerprint scanner, headphone jack, or NFC support. This means no mobile payments and no easy authentication for sensitive apps such as bank apps or password managers.

Around front, you’ll find a 6.42-inch 1080-by-2340 pixel AMOLED display taking up an astounding 93.8% of the front of the phone. There’s no notch since they hide the camera in a pop-up mechanism that extends from the top of the phone. Their “Panoramic Arc” screen provides a similar effect to Samsung's Galaxy S9 with curved sides.

Reviewers loved the punchy colors and rich blacks found on the AMOLED panel. There are also color temperature settings to help tweak it to your liking. There were no mentions of accidental presses or issues with the nearly bezel-free design either. Overall, whether you’re reading blog posts or playing the latest games, the screen should please.

Powered by an octa-core 2.8Ghz Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 8GB of RAM, the phone topped benchmarks for virtually every review -- only coming in a close second to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 occasionally. However, reviewers noted excessive battery drain during gaming. Overall, the phone should offer more than enough power for anything you might throw at it.

Depending on your region, you’ll find either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. That’s more than enough for most users. But, since there’s no microSD card, you’ll have no choice but to store things in the cloud or uninstall apps should space run low.

The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Oppo’s ColorOS skin. The skin was one of the biggest points of contention among reviewers. It offers a very iPhone-like experience, with no app drawer and simplified settings. But many reviewers found the software frustrating. Also, many regions will see the phone loaded with bloatware since Oppo includes their own apps for everything Google already offers an app for.

The phone’s cameras see an uptick in reviewer opinion. The dual lens 20MP and 16MP rear camera combination with a bokeh-filled portrait mode and AI-assisted photo capture impressed reviewers. Although, some of them noticed issues in low-light and with fast motion shots. Otherwise, they found the results great with plenty of detail and punchy-yet-accurate colors.

The 25MP front-facing lens also impressed, offering plenty of detail and natural colors. Unfortunately, many found the beautification modes heavy-handed or inaccurate. 

Reviewers also question the longevity of the pop-up mechanism and note it takes nearly a full second to raise. So you’re likely to miss spur-of-the-moment shots waiting for the camera to rise out of the phone. 

Many reviewers also questioned the long-term impact of pocket lint and dust on the phone’s sliding camera module. They noted that it seemed to attract a surprising amount of dust.

Since the phone lacks a fingerprint scanner, you’re left using 3D facial recognition to secure your information. While some reviewers had no issues using the feature, those with facial hair found the facial scan often would not unlock the phone. 

In another upswing, the 3730mAh battery with USB Type-C VOOC Flash Charge Technology included in the phone lasted most reviewers almost two days on a single charge. If you find yourself low on power, the phone will charge to roughly 30 percent in under an hour.

Ultimately, while the phone offers stellar specs and an industry-first approach to getting rid of the notched display trend of 2018, reviewers found the software made the phone hard to recommend. TechRadar notes, “If you’re keen on jumping on the trend early, however, then the Find X certainly has plenty of selling points. If the design appeals to you and the missing hardware features aren’t going to bother you, this is a powerful and pretty device that’s slightly ahead of the design-curve.”

Good Gear Guide was more optimistic, saying “The Find X isn’t just one of the better flagships on offer this year - it’s also one of the most refreshingly different. There’s a hidden cost accompanying the phone’s unique camera, but most will probably find it worth paying.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.42"
Camera
20+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


ZDNet

The Oppo Find X is a frustrating handset. The 6.4-inch AMOLED screen is superb, but the single speaker is lacklustre. The cameras are good, but the pop-up mechanism makes face login awkward -- and because there's no fingerprint sensor, your only other choice is a less-secure but easier-to-manage PIN...

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Android Authority

The Oppo Find X has an innovative design. Its camera elevating mechanism will definitely get some fun conversations going.However, it is no game-changer when it comes to taking great photos. This camera phone does everything averagely. The software doesn’t try to compensate with heavy post-processin...

- Edgar Cervantes, Android Authority
Daily Express

The handset offers middling camera performance, battery life and is powered by Qualcomm's last-generation processor. Additionally, concerns surrounding the handset's slider mechanism will be enough for some to ignore the hardware entirely. But, for those that want a smartphone that genuinely makes y...

- Joseph Carey, Daily Express
Absolute Geeks

That’s not to say that the phone is bad, it’s a legit phone with Oppo getting a bunch of things right but I’m sure they could have gone easy on the price and done a bit more polishing on the camera front. With a possibly upgrade to Android Pie sometime this year and a few more upgrades to Color OS,...

- Seidon Alexis, Absolute Geeks
Android Headlines

The OPPO Find X is art in design, and is certainly the phone to get if you're looking to impress those around you on a regular basis, or just want something that's beautiful to behold every day. The motorized camera is a unique design, one that has plenty of positives and negatives, but ultimately m...

- Nick Sutrich, Android Headlines


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Screen Size
6.42"

The Oppo Find X's screen size is 6.42 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
20+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3730mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3730 mAh battery. Oppo's performance ratings are 1636 minutes, 670 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Find X Specs

Overview
Release date August 3, 2018
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.57 W/kg
Body: 1.66 W/kg
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3730 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1016 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 670 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1636 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Bordeaux Red, Glacier Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.67 x 7.42 x 0.96 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 186 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 6.42 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Panoramic Arc Screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (16 MP 2nd camera, f/2.0)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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