After reading so much about the OPPO FIND X online I found it very difficult to write this review about the device because I do not believe anyone would want to spend N300,000 on a device who's still struggling to carve a nitch for itself in the smartphone market.
I know you, I mean you reading this article right now would rather spend N350,000 on an I-Phone or a Samsung phone instead of a brand like Oppo, but truth is, this review might want to make you reconsider your stance.
One design feature that makes the OPPO Find X stand out is its glass back with a gradient colour. Even more pronounced, is the front with its edge-to-edge 6.42-inch display that is like nothing we have seen before.
This crazy display introduces the first problem, fragility. Dropping the Find X would probably be catastrophic, but dropping any 2018 flagship is catastrophic. The OPPO Find X hides its camera lenses underneath the body and the lenses are accessible through a pop-up mechanism that adds to the fragility.
However, the motors inside the phone are smart enough to allow you to bully them a bit. Pulling up the upper part of the phone, pops-up the camera then it promptly pulls itself down, the opposite action is also true.
The cameras on the device do a good job, not as much as I would want them to but I have little to complain about. In case megapixel numbers tickle your fancy, the two main cameras are of 16MP and 20MP respectively. The selfie shooter is a 25MP. Here are a few images shot on the OPPO Find X:
The pop-u mechanism also houses the 3D face scanners which are the only biometrics on this phone and it works well in all conditions, even in darkness.
VOOC Charge, Battery Life and Performance
The 3730mAh battery on the Find X will pull through the day but if you need to juice up, an hour of charging is all you need. When it comes to performance, the 8GB RAM on the Find X and 128GB internal storage are more than satisfactory, actually, it destroys the Note 9 in benchmarks. Software-wise, we have Android 8.1 Oreo on board the usual ColorOS and a Snapdragon 845 processor.
The question remains, would you spend N350,000 on the OPPO Find X?
Here’s a video review of the OPPO find X from TECHWEEZ