Screens without bezels, AI powered cameras and a notched display -- these three features have pretty much summed up all flagship mobile devices launched in 2018.
So it’s not surprising that I was craving something extra, something different. Well, I have found it in OPPO’s new Find X which has made its way to India which was first launched in Paris in June. OPPO is the Chinese hardware brand that also owns OnePlus.
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SO, WHAT MAKES THIS DEVICE STAND OUT?
OPPO’s new Find X packs in this gimmicky motorized camera that is completely hidden under an extremely large 6.4-inch display. To make it work, just fire up the camera app and the top section of the phone slides up. What you then see is a 25 megapixel front-facing camera, a dual 16 megapixel + 20 megapixel rear camera setup and the 3D facial scanning system.
DITCH THE NOTCH
All this automation means that the company has managed to ditch the iPhone X like notch and the camera bump on the back panel. And that’s a breath of fresh air right there. The company says it takes just 5 seconds for the hidden camera to slide up and having played around with this device for a bit, I agree. Apart from this camera trick (pun intended) the biggest highlight of the OPPO Find X is that the hardware will remind you a lot of Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ because of the curved glass on the screen. And no, I don’t mean this in a negative way. It actually adds that punch of premium to the device
But while there’s so much tech packed in to this device, OPPO has sadly not managed to pack in a headphone jack nor is this phone water resistant. Also, the Find X does not house a fingerprint sensor – but that’s because it uses a 3D facial scanner for biometric authentication.
UNDER THE HOOD
Apart from this OPPO’s Find X packs in all the top of the line 2018 flagship specs like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 3,730mAh battery and a storage that goes up to 256GB. For the Indian audience, here’s the clincher – the Find X is a dual-SIM phone. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which means it’s not pure Android.
Having reviewed dozens of devices this year, I must admit that the notch every flagship seems to sport these days has begun to grow on me. But a bezeless, notch-free display will always remain my top pick.
When it comes to the motorized camera, I’m a little worried about what happens if you drop the phone – and no, I’ve not tried. So that’s a risk, unless you’re the kind of person who has never dropped a phone in your life.
First Published: IST