Oppo is stepping up to the plate with its new Find X2 and X2 Pro phones. Announced at an online launch event (in lieu of the canceled MWC trade show), the X2 series sports impressive 120Hz HDR10+ OLED displays, 65-watt charging, 5G support, high megapixel cameras, and a Snapdragon 865 processor.
In other words, Oppo is using the new X2 line to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S20, the S20+, and the S20 Ultra. Both Oppo and Samsung’s newest phones use the Snapdragon 865 chip and boast similar hardware specs, like a 120Hz refresh rate.
That said, the new Find X2 and X2 Pro may be a more desirable option for some people. These phones look like designer products, with large curved displays, sleek cameras (no more pop-up camera), and options for a black ceramic or an orange vegan leather build. And unlike the S20, the Oppo Find X2’s 120Hz mode actually works at the full 1440p resolution.
The new Oppo phones are also loaded with a flurry of high megapixel cameras. There’s a 48-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera (with up to 60X digital zoom), an IMX586 ultra-wide camera (with a 120-degree FOV), and a 32-megapixel selfie camera. These cameras are pretty impressive in-action—with white balance, colors, and contrast that are comparable that of the S20 line (you can see photos from the Find X2 in video reviews by Marques Brownlee and Android Authority).
There’s also the charging. Samsung’s S20 line charges at a super-fast 45 watts, but the Oppo Find X2 series charges at an incredible 65-watts. That’s comparable to the charging speeds of a laptop and it makes the X2 and X2 Pro’s massive 4,200 mAh and 4,260 mAh batteries a lot easier to deal with. As we’ve seen from the S20 line, these massive batteries will probably last a little over 10 hours when the OLED display is set to 120Hz. These phones do not support wireless charging.
Last but not least, there’s the updated ColorOS—Oppo’s proprietary Android flavor. The new ColorOS has a clean look, a sidebar (à la Samsung), extra customization features, and Google apps installed by default.
The X2 and X2 Pro are set to release in the UK for £899 ($1,170) and £1,099 ($1,430) respectively. Oppo hasn’t confirmed a potential US release just yet.