Oppo the phone company based in Dongguan, China has released their flagship phone the Oppo Find X. Comparisons will be made to the iPhone X nut just in name but also on shape and design. However, the Oppo has no notch but it also has a similar aesthetic to the Galaxy S9 from Samsung but with the impressive feature which slides a motorized top part with both the rear and front cameras. Design wise this phone might be the most impressive and elegant phone ever made up to this point.
The phone has no 4k 60p like others in its class but does have 240fps 1080p and 480fps 720p video. There is something akin to this phone and the OnePlus 6 in that they share the video specs. Are these phones similarly built or it is just a fluke? We tend to see a homogenized spec sheet on these handsets as technology is standardized in China within camera modules. It is encouraging to see so many phones having the slow motion feature included and prominently displayed in the feature run-down.
Oppo Find X Camera Specs:
|Oppo Find X CAMERA Specs
||Dual: 16 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, PDAF, OIS) + 20 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
||25 MP (f/2.0)
||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
||6.42 inches, 101.2 cm2 (~87.0% screen-to-body ratio)
||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
||Corning Gorilla Glass 5
||– ColorOS 5.1
||Android 8.1 (Oreo)
||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
||256 GB, 8 GB RAM
Oppo Find X: Motorized Madness! by Marques Brownlee:
As you can see from the Marques Brownlee video above, the mechanism from the Oppo Find X is mesmerizing and a complete surprise since it is a departure from every other phone that has a bezel or notch at the top of the phone. One huge problem will be durability but our main concern is the lack of really tough shielding from the elements as the phone with a sliding panel simply cannot be waterproofed or be completely free from dust or sand. However, you have to give it to Oppo for creating something that really is unique with a nearly bezel-less 93.8% coverage screen design to boot.
There is no question the Oppo Find X phone is powerful with a lot of tech inside it, but that mechanism will get you a trip to warranty repair sooner than a closed phone. It has good safety controls for the mechanism but expect it to break unexpectedly for reasons like drops, sand, water or opening forced. And how will you design a case with a top that extends? It basically makes it a two-part design by having a specific piece for the top. Case designers nightmare for sure. We expect other phones to do this soon as it is just a great way to get around the screen sensor/camera notch.
Oppo claims the mechanism to last 300,000+ Times so that may bring some comfort from opening and closing the device several times a day, especially for face unlock!
OPPO Find X Hands-on – is this the future? by YugaTech: