On the heels of the radical and charismatic Oppo Find X comes the Find X2 Pro. For those who are privy to the exploits of the former, the latter may seem a tad bit conservative, but on the capabilities front, there’s little to no parallel in the smartphone market.
Among the many plaudits of this powerful, future-ready device is its camera, a feature I wanted to test out in the colorful thoroughfares of Mumbai. But before I come to that, I must tell you that the Find X2 Pro is well set up to be a flagship in its own right. One of its variants is available with an orange vegan leather back panel, while gold accents dot the key highlights of the build beautifully around the 6.7-inch OLED display. You can also get it in a ceramic black variant. What makes the camera and the performance of the phone so effective are two things, the processing power it harnesses and the screen. The ColorOS 7.1 runs smoothly thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU, 12GB RAM, and a whopping 512GB of internal storage.
The camera finds itself on the read, sheathed behind a neat little bump and rimmed with gold. The Find X2 Pro sports a 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 1/1.4-inch sensor. This is the main camera and offers an f/1.7 aperture.
I used it extensively for three months in different conditions and subjects, from shooting a bright orange Porsche SUV in bright daylight to a puff pastry in dim indoor lighting. The camera accurately reproduced every detail, color, and shadows. It goes without saying that the captures are fabulous, with vivid colors and depth.
While the final output looked good, getting the phone to pick the subject took some work. Once captured, the background isolation is quite impressive and rivals the best in the business.
The second camera in the ensemble is the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 ultra-wide sensor. The wide shots were impressive. I could capture cityscapes and mountains with this one. The dual native ISO technology and large aperture make this one of the preferred wide lens cameras out there, especially with its fantastic low-light capabilities.
The third camera is the 13-megapixel telephoto lens that offers a 2x optical zoom that can be digitally bumped up to 60x. Overall, the Find X2 Pro does a brilliant job with shadows and contrast of still images.
Out front lies the 32-megapixel selfie camera. Situated like an island in the sea of the beautiful display screen, this shooter is quite discrete. You can shoot images with a beauty mode and night mode, something we haven’t seen among the Find X2 Pro’s contemporaries. It’s quite thoughtful, though, and helps reduce the noise and grains of images captured during parties, which incidentally happen only at nights.
Everything I captured was enjoyed on the OLED display, which comes with the O1 Ultra Vision Engine that helps optimize video playback. The screen complemented the innumerable attributes of the camera by displaying the plunging blacks and vivid colors flawlessly.
In all, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is a fantastic phone if you’re going for a camera that matches the best in the business. With the number of features, it puts at your disposal and the real-time ability to produce professional footage, this one’s a worthy successor to its celebrated predecessor.
The Oppo Find X 2 Pro with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage is available in Ocean and Black colors for Rs 64,990.
Note –None of the images have been edited or processed in any way. They are uploaded as it is and have just been resized for faster loading. The phone was provided by Oppo but all the opinions expressed herewith are my own.