Oppo Find X Unboxing: And we’ve got an extremely exciting unboxing for you guys today.
Here is, what I describe as, the most innovative smartphone of 2018 so far.
And it really looks like a smartphone from the future.
Of course, it is the Oppo Find X.
Now I’ve really been looking forward to getting my hands on this as I’m sure a lot of you guys have been looking forward to seeing this unboxing video.
So let’s not waste any time and let’s get straight to it.
I think I need a less excessive knife.
Right, so the box itself is pretty clean.
We’ve got a blue texture sort of finish here, we’ve got the Find X in gold and we’ve also got the Oppo logo in gold on the left-hand side.
And it actually opens from the side so let’s pull this lever out.
Look at that.
Wow, this looks and feels so so dope.
I’m going to resist temptation and put this aside for just a second while we see what else is inside the box.
Right, so inside the box, as well as the phone itself, you do get a VOOC charger which is a fast charger.
There’s a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.
You get some earbuds, and these are USB Type-C earbuds and that’s because unfortunately, we do not have a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack on the Find X however you do get a dongle as well, so this is a USB Type-C to 3.5-millimeter headphone jack dongle.
And finally, there is the SIM card ejector tool as well as some paperwork.
Now let’s get to the phone.
Well that looks so, so dope.
We’ve got a metal frame with curved glass panels on the front and back.
And this back actually has a gradient finish so this is the Bordeaux Red, there’s also a blue version available and it’s kind of darker in the middle and then tapers off towards the edges.
Looks kind of like a pink-purple, more than a red, I would say, but depending on the way light is shining on it, it does give you quite a unique look.
There’s the Oppo logo here at the back, there’s the Find X designed by Oppo logo here at the bottom.
And you’ll notice that there is no rear-facing camera here, we’ll come to that in just a second.
But now let’s move on towards the front of this smartphone where it has its standout and most unique feature and that is this beautiful, beautiful display with minimal bezels.
This has a 93.8% screen-to-body ratio, which is the highest screen-to-body ratio on any smartphone out right now.
Now some sources claim that this is more towards 87% but regardless, this is still the highest screen-to-body ratio out.
And you can see that we’ve got such small bezels all around.
We’ve got a small chin, again, it’s not as big as other devices that we’ve seen in the past.
And my first impression, I have to say, is it looks absolutely beautiful.
The fact that they’ve managed to stretch out the display all towards the edges without a notch is very, very impressive.
Now this display actually measures 6.42 inches which sound really big, it is really big but the device doesn’t feel that big because of those small bezels and also because of the fact that the edges do curve in as we’ve got on the Samsung Galaxy S9s.
Now if we just quickly bring in the Samsung Galaxy S9+ as well as the iPhone X for comparison, we can just see those small bezels on the Find X.
Although we do have a slight chin on the Find X, it is smaller compared to that of the S9+ and it’s only ever so slightly bigger compared to the bottom bezel of the iPhone X and of course on the iPhone X, we also have that notch.
So it is very very impressive what Oppo has achieved with this screen-to-body ratio.
We’ve got AMOLED technology, so we’ve got very bright and vibrant colors and viewing angles also look really, really good.
Now the resolution is Full HD+, it’s not quite HD+ like some other devices but it’s 401 PPI which is more than acceptable.
Now, this is a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, so it is pretty long, once again, because of those tiny bezels.
Now you will notice that as with the rear, we had no cameras and there is no front-facing camera here either and that is because it’s hidden.
Look at that.
That is so so cool, seeing that in person.
The whole upper part actually slides up, it’s motorized.
Now inside this top panel as well as the front-facing camera which is a 25-megapixel front-facing camera with an f2.0 aperture,
there are a bunch of sensors and these are 3D facial recognition sensors.
So this device does not have a fingerprint scanner anywhere and it’s actually going to use facial recognition.
Now this is 3D facial recognition, it’s not like some of the devices where it’s just going to use the front-facing camera.
This actually does project 15,000 dots on your face.
And Oppo is saying that it’s 20 times safer than a fingerprint scanner.
Now how does this work, I hear you ask.
Well, you just press the power button, you swipe up, you can see that the top panel has popped up, it recognizes your face, and then it goes back down.
And it actually does that quite quickly.
Now if I try this facing me completely, you can see that it pops up, unlocks, and then it goes down.
And it does this all within, I’d say, roughly a second, which is still pretty quick.
Now, of course, the question a lot of people are going to be asking is around durability, that’s how many times is this going to pop up and down on daily use because it’s not only the cameras, the front-facing, rear-facing cameras, it is also that facial recognition.
Oppo has said that this has been tested for durability over 300,000 times so that should last you a lifetime with this smartphone.
It is something that I’ve discussed in a separate video and I’ll be linking that in the cards if you want to check that out.
And we’ll be talking a bit more about some of the concerns with this type of motorized or mechanical solution.
Now, within this very unique popup feature, we also have dual rear-facing cameras.
These are 16 megapixels as well as 20 megapixels both with an f2.0 aperture and the primary 16-megapixel camera does have optical image stabilization.
Now of course I’m going to have to spend some time with this to test out the cameras and if there are any comparisons that you’d like me to do of the Find X versus another smartphone, definitely let me know in the comments below which one do you like me to do a SuperSaf style camera comparison with.
And when I get a chance, I will definitely try to do that.
But based on these specifications alone, it does seem like the cameras are going to be very similar to the Oppo R15 Pro and the OnePlus 6.
Now, looking around the device, apart from that amazing popup feature and the display, on the right-hand side, there is just a single power button, on the left-hand side, there are your volume buttons, at the top is a secondary mic, and there’s a sensor here, I’m not sure if this an IR blaster or not.
It seems like it’s an IR blaster, I’ll definitely double-check that.
And at the bottom, there’s a USB Type-C connector, there’s a primary microphone, there’s a speaker, now this is a single bottom-firing speaker, and then we’ve got this SIM card tray.
Now, this does not have a space for a microSD card so you do not have expandable storage on here but it does come with 256 gigabytes of storage so that should be plenty for anybody.
Apart from that, we’ve got all flagship specs.
So we’ve got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with eight gigabytes of RAM, we’ve got a pretty big 3730 mAh battery, as mentioned, this does have VOOC fast charging.
Now there is a Lamborghini Edition of the Find X which has even faster charging and that’s going to be able to charge your phone fully in 35 minutes which is absolutely insane.
I can’t imagine that.
I’d love to get a hold of the Lamborghini Edition.
If you want to see that here on the channel, then definitely drop me a comment below and I’ll reach out to Oppo and see if they can send out the Lamborghini Edition.
However, the Find X and the Lamborghini Edition do not have wireless charging.
So although we do have a glass back, there is no wireless charging.
For the software, we do have ColorOS 5.1, running on top of Android 8.1.
I’ll be honest, ColorOS is not my favorite skin.
I do find it a bit too heavy.
I do prefer something more closer to stock Android.
And that is the Oppo Find X.
Once again, in terms of my first impressions, I absolutely love this design, I love the innovation that Oppo is doing.
And credit to Oppo for coming up with this very unique setup in this smartphone.
But as mentioned in my previous video, where I discussed the bezel-less race, there are a few things that you do need to consider if you’re thinking about picking up this smartphone.
The first being, the lack of water and dust resistance because we do have this motorized solution, this device is not going to be water and dust resistant, unfortunately.
But also the fact that how do you get a suitable case for this, I have yet to come across a case that’s going to be protective of this device because of this popup camera.
And also questions around durability.
Yes, Oppo has tested this 300,000 times but in terms of day-to-day use, is this going to trap in some dust or some dirt, we’re going to have to wait and see.
In terms of its general durability, it does seem pretty durable.
I mean if I push down, it is just going to down itself, it’s not going to kind of be a struggle.
And if do place my finger on top of it, so, not letting it out, it doesn’t actually struggle, it just, I’m not actually feeling it
pushing against my finger in any way.
I can hear that motorized noise, and eventually, when I do let go, then it does pop out.
So, it does seem like Oppo has looked into the durability of this, but once again, we’ll have to see in terms of real-world usage.
This is going to retail at 1000 euros which is definitely pretty high but for what you’re getting, this new technology,
I do believe that that price is justified.
And who is this smartphone for?
Well, if you’re an enthusiast, and if you’re really looking for something that’s brand new, fresh, and really different from what everybody else is doing out there, then this may be a really good option for you.
What do you guys think of the Find X and what coverage would you like me to do with the Find X here on the channel?
Definitely drop me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
I hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful.