Oppo Find X First Impressions

Oppo Find X First Impressions

Oppo Find X price in India is Rs. 59,990

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oppo Find X’s cameras are tucked into a hidden slider
  • It will be available in the country starting August 3
  • The smartphone comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage

The Oppo Find X is the Chinese company’s latest flagship in the Find series, and it was launched in India on Thursday. Oppo Find X’s most unique and interesting feature is a camera slider that allows its front face to be completely dominated by the screen. This marks the comeback of Oppo’s Find series, which has not been refreshed since the launch of the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7aback in 2014. The Oppo Find X is the most expensive model in Oppo’s India lineup. The Oppo Find X price in India is Rs. 59,990 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and there are no other configurations. A limited Automobili Lamborghini Edition was also announced at the event but is not coming to the Indian market as of now.

Key specifications of the Oppo Find X include a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and the unique camera slider that houses the selfie camera as well as the dual rear cameras. This smartphone, much like other offerings in Oppo’s lineup, runs ColorOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone will be available exclusively on Flipkart online, but also across Oppo’s offline stores. It is one of the most unique smartphones available right now, but can it compete with flagships such as the iPhone X (Review), Samsung Galaxy S9 (Review), Huawei P20 Pro (Review), and OnePlus 6 (Review)? We spent some time with the Oppo Find X and here are our first impressions.

 

We got access to a Chinese unit of the handset, as the Indian units are not yet available for testing. With a large 6.42-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED display, the Oppo Find X looks sleek. The 19.5:9 aspect ratio means that the resolution is 1080×2340 pixels, making this phone taller than usual. There is no notch, which gives the phone a seamless design. The Find X comes with iPhone X-like gestures. These include swiping up from the bottom (in the middle) to go to the home screen, swiping up and pausing to open the app switcher, and swiping up from a corner to go back.

At first glance, there is nothing of interest on the back of the Oppo Find X. There is no fingerprint sensor, which means you are stuck without any other biometric unlocking solution. You will have to use a passcode or pattern to unlock the phone quickly. The rear cameras are also hidden thanks to the camera slider. There is, however, an Oppo logo and “Find X – Designed by Oppo” branding. On the left of the smartphone are the volume control buttons, and the lock/ power key is on the right. The USB Type-C port and SIM card tray, which supports two Nano SIM cards, are on the bottom.

The design is one of the highlights of the Oppo Find X. It comes in Red and Blue colour options, both of which are extremely glossy and great to look at. It feels slippery in the hand, but the width is just right. This might not be the most power- and feature-packed phone on the planet, but it’s definitely one you’d love to show off.

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The camera slider is triggered when trying to unlock the phone using facial recognition, and also slides out when using the stock camera app or any third-party one. It does not snap out, and vibrates while it is sliding into place. It goes back in slowly and you might have to wait a couple of seconds before putting the phone back into your pocket. The front of the slider houses the 25-megapixel selfie camera and sensors for the O-Face 3D face recognition technology, which Oppo claims is similar to how Face ID works on the iPhone X. The rear of the slider sports the 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel rear camera combo. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full review in which we will extensively test the performance of all the cameras on Oppo’s 2018 flagship.

At its core, the Oppo Find X is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is now the primary choice for premium flagships globally. The Oppo Find X has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, so performance shouldn’t be much of an issue. Initial impressions suggest that this phone is quite snappy, and we didn’t experience any lag in the few minutes that we got to spend with a sample unit at the launch event. We will soon be able to test the Indian version of this phone in real-world conditions to see how well it performs.

The Oppo Find X runs the heavily customised ColorOS 5.1 UI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. As stated earlier, the unit we tested was the Chinese variant, and it did not have common Google apps including the Play Store. Instead, we found dozens of preloaded Chinese apps, including WeChat, Ctrip, Taobao, Alipay, 58Life, Weibo, Amap, and Baidu. We will have to wait till we receive the Indian unit for testing to comment on the preloaded apps and the amount of bloat in the software.

Let’s talk about some of the software features that this phone brings to the table. The first one is 3D Omoji, which makes use of the 3D facial recognition sensors on the handset. There are 5-6 animal characters but users can create their custom avatars as well. Initial impressions suggest that the AR-based emoji characters read face movement well but perform poorly when detecting lip movement. Interestingly, Oppo India’s website does not mention this feature, so it might not be supported on the Indian units.

Face recognition with the Oppo Find X is pleasant enough. Setting it up is extremely easy; it takes a few seconds to register your face and the phone gives you a choice of activating face recognition when you press the lock button or after you swipe up. Either way, it accurately reads the saved facial pattern. While the camera slider opens up pretty quickly, we would have liked it to be instantaneous. Additionally, there seems to be no way to manually push out the slider. Also, it’s worth noting that Oppo is not advertising any sort of waterproofing on the Find X, which sets it apart from other phones at this price level.

The Oppo Find X also features a large 3730mAh battery that should be enough to last through an entire day. If not, the Find X comes with Oppo’s VOOC charging technology, and the company claims that you can get two hours of battery life with just 5 minutes of charging. We will also test the phone’s battery performance in our full review, coming up soon.

Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for an extensive review of the Oppo Find X’s performance, battery, software, and cameras, and to find out whether or not this phone is worth the Rs. 59,990 price tag.


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Oppo Find X

Oppo Find X

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
Display6.42-inch
Processor2.5GHz octa-core
Front Camera25-megapixel
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
RAM8GB
OSAndroid 8.1
Storage256GB
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Battery Capacity3730mAh
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  • Oppo A3s (Red, 16GB)
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Oppo A5 With 19:9 FullView Display, 4320mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

Oppo A5 With 19:9 FullView Display, 4320mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oppo A5 has been launched in China
  • The new Oppo smartphone features a dual rear camera setup
  • It comes with a price tag of CNY 1,500 (roughly Rs. 15,500)

Oppo A5 has been launched in China, after weeks of rumours and leaks. The latest model by Oppo features an illusion texture back panel that has been designed using a nano-scale microcrystalline technology. There is also dual rear camera setup, artificial intelligence (AI) powered selfie camera, and a display notch. The smartphone additionally comes in a variety of colour options and has a metal finish frame. A massive 4320mAh battery is available on board that is touted to deliver 14 hours of video playback or 11 hours of gaming on a single charge.

Oppo A5 price

The Oppo A5 price in China has been set at CNY 1,500 (approximately Rs. 15,500). The smartphone is currently available for pre-orders in China, while its sale will begin from July 13. Besides, it comes in Mirror Blue and Mirror Pink colour options.

Oppo A5 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo A5 runs ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) FullView display with an 19:9 aspect ratio and an 87.9 percent of screen-to-body ratio. The display panel is protected by a 2.5D curved glass panel. Under the hood, there is a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The handset has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, supported by an LED flash. On the front, an 8-megapixel sensor is available with an f/2.2 aperture. The front sensor is powered by a list of AI beautify features and capable of recognising up to 296 facial features.

Oppo has provided 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). In terms of connectivity, the Oppo A5 has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone also packs a 4230mAh battery and measures 156.2×75.6×8.2mm.

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Oppo A5

Oppo A5

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
Display6.20-inch
Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Front Camera8-megapixel
Resolution720x1520 pixels
RAM4GB
OSAndroid 8.1
Storage64GB
Rear Camera13-megapixel
Battery Capacity4230mAh
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    *Includes Rs. 1,777 cashback
    Rs.10,068*
  • Oppo A37 (Gold, 16GB)
    Rs.9,990

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Oppo F7 Specifications, Features Officially Revealed Ahead of March 26 Launch

Oppo F7 Specifications, Features Officially Revealed Ahead of March 26 Launch

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key specifications and features of Oppo F7 have been revealed
  • The smartphone will sport a 6.2-inch full HD+ Super Full Screen
  • It will also include features such as AI Beauty and AR stickers

Just a couple of days after announcing its launch date, Oppo on Friday revealed the key specifications and features of the Oppo F7 that is set to debut in India on March 26. The new smartphone will be the successor to the Oppo F5 that was launched last year and will sport an iPhone X-like notch. It will also bring a bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) backed features to take on the competition. The formal launch invite of the smartphone previously hinted that it will be announced in the presence of three Indian cricketers, namely Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Ravichandran Ashwin, to attract cricket lovers in the country.

As per the new information provided by Oppo through a press note, the Oppo F7 will come with a 6.2-inch full-HD (1080×2280 pixels) Super Full Screen panel that sports an 89.09 percent of screen-to-body ratio and 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset, instead of using any physical buttons or touch controls, will support gestures to let users easily navigate between apps. This appears to be an addition highly inspired by the gesture controls on the iPhone X. Additionally, Oppo has specified that it will offer features such as an App-in-App view as well as the ability to record and share videos of gameplay on the device.

For capturing selfies, the Oppo F7 will come with a 25-megapixel camera sensor on the front. The front-facing camera sensor will also support features such as AI selfie, AI Beauty, and Real-time HDR. Further, the handset is touted to offer preloaded Cover Shot and AR (Augmented Reality) stickers. The latter between the two new features is likely to be similar to the AR stickers that were debuted on Google Pixel phones last year.

We need to wait for the official launch to obtain the price and availability details of the Oppo F7. Meanwhile, you can expect some more details in the coming days.

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Oppo A71 Price Cut in India

Oppo A71 Price Cut in India

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oppo A71 price in India at launch was Rs. 12,990
  • The smartphone now has a new MOP of Rs. 9,990
  • The new price is available via offline retailers in India

Oppo A71 was launched in India back in September last year. The smartphone at launch was priced at Rs. 12,990, and has since seen a drop to Rs. 10,990 for its market operating price (MOP). Gadgets 360 has learnt that the smartphone is available at Rs. 9,990 (MOP) via offline retailers, with the new market operating price effective from Wednesday, January 24. Notably, the price drop is not yet visible on Amazon India or Flipkart, where the smartphone is still listed at Rs. 11,990, while Paytm Mall still lists it at Rs. 12,290. We’ve reached out for a statement from Oppo India, and will update this space when we hear back.

Prior to the India launch in September, the Oppo A71 was seen listed on the Oppo Pakistan and Oppo Malaysia sites. The Oppo A71 is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone that features a metal unibody and 4G VoLTE calling technology. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based ColorOS 3.1 custom skin. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and Mali T860 GPU. The Oppo A71 sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) TFT display.

For photography, the Oppo A71 boasts of a 13-megapixel camera with 1/3.06-inch sensor size, LED flash, PDAF, and an f/2.2 aperture on the rear side. For selfies, the smartphone has a 5-megapixel front camera with an f/2.4 aperture. Oppo says that the rear camera on A71 is equipped with “Multi-Frame Denoising technology, making for clearer pictures under low light conditions, with greater details and more realistic colours.” Even though the smartphone doesn’t carry a dual camera setup, Oppo claims that the cameras offered in A71 are capable of producing Bokeh effect for portraits.

Oppo’s A71 bears 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB (with OTG). The sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and a proximity sensor. The smartphone gets its juice from a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging functionality. The Oppo A71 measures 148.1×73.8×7.6mm and weighs 137 grams.

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Oppo A71

Oppo A71

Rs.11,175
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  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

1.5GHz octa-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

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  • Oppo A71 (Black, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.11,175
  • Oppo A71 (Gold, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.11,990
  • Oppo A71 (Gold, 16GB, 3GB RAM) with Offers –
    Rs.11,990

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