Oppo first showcased the Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro back in March in a worldwide digital launch. The premium smartphones lost the motorised camera from the original Find X, which was most recently featured on the Reno 2 and Reno 2Z, but it did gain a slew of modern updates.
The UK saw its digital release on the 27th May with the Find X2 Pro, Find X2, Find X2 Neo and Find X2 Lite, the complete family of devices alongside the Enco Free headphones and the Enco W31 headphones. Let’s take a full look at these devices and we should hopefully have a couple of these in hand soon to bring you own opinions in a full review.
The flagship of the line-up is the Oppo X2 Pro. It boasts the most powerful specs out of the range so let’s get them out of the way; The 120Hz 6.7” display is Oppo’s ‘clearest and brightness professional screen ever’, its ‘Ultra Vision Screen’ features a 120Hz refresh rate with a peak brightness of 1200 nits. It also has a 100% coverage of the P3 colour gamut with an output of over 1 billion colours which is 64x the number of a conventional display. Displaymate has also given this a A+ rating and it possesses no less than 12 screen performance records.
Moving on, there are 3 cameras on the rear; a 48MP wide-angle Sony IMX689 sensor, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle Sony IMX586 and lastly a 13MP Periscope telephoto lens. The front punch-hole houses a 32MP AI camera. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with the X55 5G modem built-in, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10, 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. A 4260mAh battery is also present split in 2 to support that super-fast 65W charging.
The phone is available in its Orange Vegan leather exclusively at Carphone Warehouse and Amazon, with its Ceramic Black variant available at EE, 02, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Virgin Media and Amazon. Its RRP is £1099 with a pair of Bang & Olufsen H8i (worth £349) available as a free gift until the 10th June 2020 from https://www.oppopromotions.co.uk when you pre-order the device from qualifying retailers.
Next up is the Find X2, the less hyped flagship of the line-up. It features the same 120Hz 6.7” OLED Ultra Vision display as its big brother. The phone also features a Snapdragon 865, 5G modem, 12GB RAM but only 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage this time round, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging, ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10. A slightly smaller battery capacity of 4200mAh is powering the phone in the same split array as the X2 Pro.
Its camera array does differ slightly even though it features the same primary 48MP wide-angle Sony IMX586 sensor, with only a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens powered by the Sony IMX708 sensor and lastly a 13MP telephoto camera.
The Find X2 also benefits from the same free Bang & Olufsen H8i offer as the X2 Pro. It has an RRP of £899 but it is available exclusively from 02 in Ceramic Black.
Next is the first of the new phones announced today, the Find X2 Neo. Its display is much less impressive than the flagships, however it nothing to laugh about. The 90HZ 6.5” 2400 x 1080 AMOLED display with a Snapdragon 765G paired with 5G Modem allows it to claim that it is the world’s slimmest 5G smartphone at only 7.7mm. It also has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage just like the standard X2, however, it only has ColorOS 7 so is slightly behind the 2 flagships for some bizarre reason. It features VOOC 4.0 which is still plenty fast but a bit slower than the SuperVOOC 2.0 found on the flagships.
The camera suite of the X2 Neo is made up of 4 cameras; A 48MP main lens powered by the Sony IMX586, a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP wide-angle lens and lastly a 2MP black and white lens used for depth perception and a custom black and white filter within the camera app.
The X2 Neo is available for an RRP of £599, it is available in the Starry Blue colour at O2 and Carphone Warehouse, with the Moonlight Black available at EE, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Virgin Media and Amazon. The pre-order gift for this device is the Bang & Olufsen A1 2nd Generation which has an RRP of £200.
The last phone in the UK line-up is the Oppo Find X2 Lite. It is the only phone which houses the front-facing camera in a teardrop in the centre of the display rather than the punch hole lens on the left-hand side. The remarkable thing is that even though this is the lowest end model, it still boasts 5G support alongside its Snapdragon 765G processor. 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage, ColorOS 7.0, 4000mAh battery, VOOC 4.0 fast charging, a headphone jack. Its 6.4” 2400 x 1080 display has a max brightness of 430 nits.
Its quad-camera setup is made up of a 48MP primary lens powered by the Sony IMX586, 8MP wide-angle camera, 2MP black and white camera and lastly a 2MP retro effect camera. I feel like the B&W and retro cameras are more for camera count rather than actual usability as a dual-camera phone just doesn’t sound as impressive as a quad lens. But their usability will be seen when the phones are in our hands and we can let you know about it.
The X2 Lite will be retailing at an RRP of £399, with its Pearl White colour available at Carphone Warehouse and Amazon and its Moonlight black available at EE, O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Virgin Media and Amazon. Its free gift upon pre-order is the Oppo Enco Frees.
Let’s take a look at the Oppo Enco Free’s next. They resemble Apple’s Airpods down to the case, but that may not be a bad thing. The Airpods fit my ears very well so I should have some luck with these. They feature binaural Bluetooth transmission which means that the left and right channel are simultaneously transmitted from your device rather than one earbud connecting to the device and then the second earbud connecting to the first. This should reduce latency and interference. Dual microphone beamforming technology and AI noise cancellation work together to reduce exterior noise and improve clarity on calls. The headphones also feature touchpads which means you can adjust the volume, change tracks, answer and end calls and switch music on and off all from the touch-sensitive area on the stalk of the headphone itself.
They feature a 25 hour playback time made up of 5 hours in the headphones and 20 hours in the case, with a 15 hour call talk time made up of 3 in the headphone and 12 in the case. The Enco Free’s offer Type C charging and an IPX4 splash-proof rating alongside Bluetooth 5.0. The pairing is also meant to be as easy as Airpods with you being able to pair using the pop up on the screen as soon as you open the lid. At the moment the RRP is slated to be £119 but we don’t have a launch date as of yet, but as soon as you can get a pair, we will be sure to let you know so stay tuned to our social channels.
The last item announced was the Oppo Enco W31 Pros. They come in a circular case which is a bit more chunky, with the earpieces themselves also seeming a bit larger. These also feature Bluetooth 5.0, the same binaural Bluetooth transmission as the Enco Free’s, dual-microphone noise cancellation during calls and quick pairing to OPPO smartphones. This is however limited to devices running 7.0 or over but excludes the A-series, Reno 2 Z and Reno 2 which is a bit annoying.
The W31 Pro’s also feature touch controls with audio mode, song skipping, and voice assistant activation built into the stalks. These feature IP54 dust and water resistance so would be ideal for the gym. These feature a smaller battery capacity at just 15 hours of music playback, 12 hours of call time and a charge time of 2.5 hours. These are priced at £69 which is fairly affordable however the quality of these will be yet to seen. They will be available in black or white however these also lack a release date as of yet.
Overall it was a pretty full-featured launch with an assortment of freebies offered with the pre-order of a smartphone making the deal even sweeter considering the higher prices on average of these devices than those that we are used to from OPPO. Hopefully, we should be able to get some of these devices in house soon to give them the full MobileTechTalk review treatment and to let you know what we think of them.