OPPO Find X3 Pro is no ordinary phone. In their flagship offering, OPPO are taking no chances. The phone offers power, amazing cameras, a lovely screen, a wonderful software built on top of Android and a sleek build. All in all, it is a very impressive phone.
OPPO Find X3 Pro – Features
- Flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor
- 256GB Storage/12 GB RAM
- 5G connectivity
- Dual SIM
- Android 11 with ColorOS 11.2
- Cinematic Mode for videography
- Four rear cameras: Wide, UltraWide, Telephoto and Microlens
- 32 MP Selfie Camera
- 65 W SuperVOOC 2.0 Fast Chargin, 30W Wireless Charging
- One Billion Colour 120Hz Display
- 163.6 mm x 74.0 mm x 8.26 mm, 192gm
OPPO Find X3 Pro – In the box
- Phone x1
- Charger x1
- Earphone x1
- USB Data Cable x1
- SIM Ejector Tool x1
- Safety Guide x1
- Quick Start Guide x1
- Protective Case x1
- Exclusive Service Card x1
Look and feel
The phone has a sleek build, and being under 200gm, it fits nicely in your hands.
In first glance, you see a bright and beautiful display, with a hole for the camera. The display also hides an under the screen fingerprint reader. The phone also features face unlock, but I can’t find any mention of whether this is based on IR technology or just visual.
The most obvious feature on the back or the sides are the big bump for the cameras. The cameras are one of the highlights of the device and the phone is not embarrassed to show them off.
Around them, beautiful curves and sleek edges mean it fits nicely in your hand, and the glass back gives it a nice premium feel.
With a wide-lens, an ultra-wide lens, a telephoto lens and a microlens, you have oodles of megapixels at your fingers.
The telephoto lens only goes up to 3x optical zoom, and the details remain fine up to. 5, but after that you’re just looking at a cropped image.
The combination of wide-angle lenses helps take beautiful sceneries, and they work in pretty much all sorts of light conditions.
It takes good selfies as well, and they have even thrown in some super filtering to mess with your mind a bit.
All in all, not much to fault for the camera in your pocket, and you won’t be disappointed with most of what it offers.
The PRO mode also lets you play with various settings, meaning you can really get into the detail. If you want even more, the phone produces RAW images, letting your photo editing suite go a step further.
My favourite aspect of this phone is the ability to use the microlens in a microscope kind of way.
Here is a grid of some of the images I took:
- Red jumpe
- Euro (star)
- Euro coin
The camera comes with a small flashlight, and to get best results, you need to hold it around 2-3 mm from the subject.
With the Snapdragon 888 and 12GB of RAM, the phone was extremely quick to react. Whether you’re doing the day to day activity of emails, social media and bits of photography, or whether you’re playing games, the phone doesn’t flinch much. Bits like face unlock and fingerprint sensor worked really well, and so do the little bits of extra details packed into ColorOS 11.2 such as focus mode for gaming.
With great power comes great battery drainage, but do not fear, because the OPPO Find X3 Pro has that aspect reasonably covered. Leaving it on standby will takeaway about 30-40% of the battery in 24 hours, but overall, you are fairly good if you can charge this on a daily basis.
With quick charging, this is even less of a worry.
More information on the OPPO Find X3 Pro can be found on their website.
At the time of writing, it retails for £1099, and is available to buy via their website, and carriers such as O2 and EE. It is also available from Amazon.
The high price puts it in direct competition with the likes of Apple and Samsung, but except the mere fact that this isn’t either of those two brands, this is a splendid phone. If anything, the phone and its high price are OPPO’s way of telling the world that the time is now to start taking them as one of the bigger brands. At the end of it all, it all comes down to whether you can afford this and whether you’re willing to take the plunge on this one.