Oppo Find X2 Pro review

GSMArena team, 18 Mar 2020.

Design

Gone is the Find X's motorized pop-up platform that kept the cameras out of sight when not in use. For better or for worse, the defining feature of the previous Find is no longer here and the Find X2 Pro is a more traditional slab of a phone.

Oppo Find X2 Pro review

It depends on your frame of reference, however. It may not have an elevating camera, but the Find X2 Pro is anything but generic. Our review unit is the Vegan leather version - its polyurethane leatherette back looks and feels just like the real thing, only no animals were harmed in the process of making it. It only comes in this single orange color too, and orange phones aren't exactly common.

Oppo Find X2 Pro review

There's another option, a slightly more incognito one but once again not entirely ordinary. You can get the Find X2 Pro with a black ceramic back. Through what Oppo calls a micron etching process, the rear panel has gotten a fine texture as opposed to being glossy and slick as your average glass phone (and the other ceramic ones we've seen).

Oppo Find X2 Pro review

The two color/material options have exclusive accents too. The orange/leather one we have here has a rose gold frame, and camera surround, plus an 'Oppo' plate in the lower left part of the back - not unlike the ones you'd find on a handbag. The black/ceramic one is all black - black frame, black camera border, and the Oppo logo is just etched in the panel without drawing too much attention.

Oppo Find X2 Pro review

The one design touch shared by the two phones is the green inlay in the power button. Speaking of, the power button is on the right side of the phone, a little above the midpoint. The two discrete volume buttons are on the left. The buttons have very positive click action and positioned well for use with either hand.

A nice bonus to the opposed location of the power and volume buttons is that you can easily take screenshots single-handedly with the thumb on the power button and the index finger on volume down, or the other way around. Or you could be that person that grabs the phone just right to take unwanted screenshots every time you pick it up from a table.

Power button with a green accent on the right - Oppo Find X2 Pro review Volume controls on the left - Oppo Find X2 Pro review
Power button with a green accent on the right • Volume controls on the left

Down on the bottom of the phone you'll find the USB-C port, with the primary mic immediately next to it. The card slot is also here, and it uses a back-to-back tray for two nano-SIM cards. It won't take microSDs, but we won't hold that against the Find X2 Pro with 512GB of on-board UFS 3.0 storage.

The loudspeaker grille is on the other side of the charging port. Somewhere behind it there's a 0.65 cubic centimeter chamber which allegedly helps the Find X2 Pro pump out more and better-sounding decibels.

Just a mic on top - Oppo Find X2 Pro review A ton of things on the bottom - Oppo Find X2 Pro review
Just a mic on top • A ton of things on the bottom

There's another loudspeaker, this one on the front - some old fashioned folks may even call it an earpiece. A thin slit above the display where the glass meets the aluminum frame lets the sound through.

There's not a whole lot of bezels around the Find X2 Pro's display. Minimal black bars on the sides, slightly thicker one on top, slightly thicker still on the bottom - it's in keeping with the times.

Oppo Find X2 Pro review

The curved side edges have a Samsung-y vibe to them - at a time when Samsung itself is moving away from dramatic curves on its displays, Oppo is standing in for team Edge. A side effect of the bent edges is that the front-facing camera can't be in the extreme corner and is a bit further in, wasting some status bar space in the process.

Oppo Find X2 Pro review

Yes, well, Oppo went with a punch-hole style selfie camera for the Find X2 Pro. A pop-up solution, one dedicated to the selfie cam as opposed to the Find X's all-out approach to camera hiding, would have kept the display cutout-free, but we can imagine it wouldn't have helped the waterproofing cause. Ceramic or leather, the Find X2 Pro is dust and water-resistant with an IP68 rating. Few Oppo phones have had an IP rating at all, and none has had the '8' for up to 1.5m submersion depth.

The Find X2 Pro weighs 200g in leather trim and 217g for the ceramic version. Our review unit certainly doesn't feel all that hefty, and we attribute that to the leather giving it an air of lightness. It's slightly thicker than most current phones, measuring 9.5mm at the waist, but again that's not something that strikes you when using it. The ceramic one is thinner at 8.8mm, and it'll have a more 'dense' feel.

Oppo Find X2 Pro review

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

The square camera is periscope zoom which does 5x optical to 10x hybrid and 60x digital. Get your information right

10/10 , im usually a Huawei phone purchaser. Ever since i moved from LG phones. I still like LG and Huawei, and i will purchase them both again down the line at somepoint. But just now im a new OPPO customer/fan. I have the FIND X2 Pro 5G. Its...

  • Anonymous

Just got an International model and it is Single Sim. Despite that, the device is a Beast and if you find it for around 650 euros, its a bargain