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OPPO Find X Unboxing and First Impressions

OPPO shocked the world when they announced the Find X in Paris. It's a smartphone with stunning curved glass design and the innovative motorized camera pop-up mechanism.
OPPO Find X Unboxing and First Impressions
OPPO Find X's panoramic display!

It is clear that with the new Find X, OPPO is gunning for the premium flagship segment with its design, specs and pricing.

At first glance, the stunning curved glass on both sides with the large panoramic display with 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio is its most eye catching feature.

Let's take a closer look.

OPPO Find X Specs

Display: 6.4-inch Curved Gorilla Glass protected Super AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 403 ppi
CPU: 2.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor w/ Qualcomm Artificial Engine
GPU: Adreno 630
ROM: 256GB
Back Camera: 16MP f/2.0 Sony IMX519 + 20MP f/2.0 Sony IMX376k w/ PDAF, OIS, AI Recognition, and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 25MP f/2.0 Sony IMX576 w/ 3D AI Beauty Technology and AI Portrait Mode
Battery: 3,730mAh w/ VOOC fast charging
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo w/ ColorOS 5.1
Connectivity: WiFi 2.4/5.1/5.8GHz, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: 3D face unlock, Colors: bordeaux red, glacier blue
Dimensions: 156.7 x 74.2 x 9.6 mm
Weight: 186 g
Price: PHP 49,990

Disclaimer: This unit was loaned to us by OPPO Philippines. OPPO is an advertiser but rest assured that this will not influence the review in any way or form.


Inside the premium blue and orange box!

Inside is the Find X, 5V/4A VOOC power brick, USB Type-A to Type-C VOOC compatible cable, USB Type-C earpod-like earphones, SIM ejector tool, and documentation.

In the retail box, there is a stock transparent jelly case.

Build Quality/Design

Beautiful colored reflection
Beautiful colored reflection

Priced at PHP 49,990, the OPPO Find X at first glance looks as premium as it gets with a metal frame and curved glass on both sides. It is made out of mostly curved glass material. In front, it has Gorilla Glass protection.
Dual rear cameras at the rear revealed when the mechanism pops-up
Dual rear cameras at the rear revealed when the mechanism pops-up

The camera is hidden and is called the "stealth 3D camera" feature. Once the camera is needed, the top part pops up and when it is done, it pops down to hide itself again.
Selfie camera, and IR camera are visible when using the 3D face recognition
Selfie camera, and IR camera are visible when using the 3D face recognition

The motorized pop-up mechanism is rated for more than 300,000 times which OPPO says attests to its durability. But because of the moving parts there had to be compromises and this was made obvious by the YouTube video that shows how the Find X reacts to an extreme bend test.

Not to mention the fact that this phone isn't IP rated which adds the question of how will it survive large solid or liquid particles that get into the gaps in between the mechanism.

But then again, the Find X isn't the phone you get for durability, you get it for the X-factor the unique and futuristic design it brings. So we suggest you look else where if you want the most enduring of phones and get this if you want to pay to play.

The best looking flagship of 2018?

The beautiful colored reflection from the bordeaux also adds another layer of luxuriousness out of the box.
Microphone is on top
Microphone is on top
Speaker, USB Type-C port and dual SIM card tray
Speaker, USB Type-C port and dual SIM card tray
Volume buttons on the left
Volume buttons on the left
Power button on the right
Power button on the right

In front is just the large panoramic display. Above the display are IR camera, flood illuminator, dot projector, light sensor, receiver and the selfie camera.

On top are microphones while the speaker, USB Type-C port and dual sim card tray are at the bottom.

On the right side is the power button while the volume buttons are on the right.

There is no 3.5 mm headphone jack, wireless charging nor is there an microSD card slot.

Initial findings

Big screen, almost bezel-less
Big screen, almost bezel-less

1. The OPPO Find X is one of the most beautiful phones out there today and it is also one of the more unique but interesting ones in recent memory aside from the Vivo NEX S. Both because of their audacity to push the boundaries of hardware design.

The display is a 6.4-inch Curved Super AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution and Gorilla Glass protection at 403 ppi. The maximum brightness is good enough for the display to readable even under direct sunlight. It has a 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and is one of the few phones with the least bezels with no notch.

2. It is running on the 2.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, Adreno 630, 8GB and 256GB. This makes this a powerhouse in terms of specs and storage.

The large 3,730mAh battery is suppose to last more than a full day's worth of usage and will charge from 0 to 100 within an hour with the new VOOC charging from OPPO.

3. The phone is on Android 8.1 Oreo with the latest ColorOS 5.1. OPPO says that this version of ColorOS is the most integrated with Google services so this adds to the over all experience when you depend on Google services.

The look has been updated and it is already apparent that it draws inspiration from Google's current design language but still maintaining the ColorOS identity.

4. The rear camera is a 16MP f/2.0 Sony IMX519 + 20MP f/2.0 Sony IMX376 while the selfie camera is a 25MP f/2.0 Sony IMX576. The camera app has the standard photo, portrait, square, panorama, sticker, slow-mo, time-lapse and manual mode. As mentioned earlier it is being branded as the stealth camera as it is hidden when not in use.

5. The OPPO Find X has no fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, and 3.5 mm headphone jack. It supports OTG and it has a light sensor, a proximity sensor, gyroscope and a single speaker at the bottom.

As of the moment

The OPPO Find X is a premium priced phone with flagship performing specs and storage. In terms of design, it even looks like the best of 2018 yet.

Though there are concerns with durability, it is clear that you don't get this for durability but of bragging rights and the unique satisfaction of having one of the thinnest bezels out there and a pop-up mechanism.

Do you plan on picking one up?

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