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  • Liling Tan

Oppo Find X2 Pro 5G Hands-on: All About Zoom

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Oppo launches the Find X2 Pro 5G, upping the game in mobile photography and videography with its 48MP wide-angle lens AND ultra-wide angle lens and a 13MP periscope telephoto camera which makes the phone capable of doing a 10x Hybrid Zoom and 60x Digital Zoom. It not only allows Live HDR for video recording, but its Ultra Steady Video Pro makes it ultra steady indeed (check out Bobby putting it to the test!).

This is the second version of the Oppo Find X series, with the Lamborghini design from last year. Some people complained the phone was a bit heavy and Oppo has gone with a more traditional design this year but beefed up the specs.

Oppo is touting this as a content creator’s phone, with a 120Hz refresh rate on the 513PPI, 10-bit colour QHD+ AMOLED screen. The 48MP camera sensor is co-developed by Sony and Oppo exclusively for the Find X2, and of course, it still utilises pixel binning.

We need to put it into perspective. By using pixel binning, a 48MP sensor will produce a 12MP photo that’s slightly sharper and more detailed, but it won’t blow your mind. It does look good overall, with decent depth sensing.

There’s a telephoto up to 50x and optical image stabilisation and electronic image stabilisation for ultra-steady videos. The video capability of this phone is incredible, you get super smooth shots and the ability to shoot at 4K 60p. You don’t need a gimbal with this phone anymore.

The screen is HDR capable so you’re going to see a lot more information when watching HDR videos. It’s beautiful, stunningly vibrant and the colours look great. It definitely trumps quite a few other phones that we’ve seen on the market thus far.

There’s a 4,260mAh battery in this, which should be able to last most people a full day with average usage. If you’re running the screen at its full resolution with the 120Hz refresh rate active, that’s still going to deplete the battery quickly.

With Oppo’s 65W SuperVOOC charging though, you get from 0-100 in 38 minutes. That’s incredibly quick, but you’ll need to have the Oppo cable and charging head to make that happen. There’s also no wireless charging available.

We played around with the Vegan Leather model, and found it nice to hold. It’s a slim phone, lightweight and well balanced with a waterfall screen. There’s also a black mirrored finish, with Oppo claiming the texture will alleviate fingerprints.

Priced at S$1,699, people who pre-order the phone will receive a coffee machine and Oppo headphones for free so that definitely makes it a more worthwhile proposition.

Preorders are open from 14 to 27 March at Oppo’s Shopee flagship store and all Oppo Concept Stores.

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