Oppo Find X3 Pro Review

The long-awaited Oppo Find X3 has finally arrived as a direct replacement to Oppo Find X2 Pro. It offers significant improvements over predecessors with advanced features.

Design

The Oppo Find X3 Pro looks narrow and beautiful with its curves. Compared with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Oppo Find X3 Pro is more compact, lighter and thinner, although their displays are almost as large. After using it for a while, you may find that the handset feels well-balanced and premium.

Display

This new smartphone model has 6.7-inch display with Full QHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. When showing static interface and content, the refresh rate could be only 5Hz to reduce battery life. When running 3D games, the display can reach maximum refresh rate for fluid animation.

Camera

There are four cameras on the back. The primary 50MP wide angle camera has OIS feature, f/1.8 aperture and Sony IMX 766 sensor. There’s also 50MP ultra wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and also Sony IMX 766 sensor. The 13MP telephoto camera has 20x digital zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and f/2.4 aperture. The 3MP macro camera has fixed focus and f/3.0 aperture. The 32MP front-facing camera has f/2.4 aperture. This means that the primary and ultra-wide-angle cameras are nearly identical to ensure consistent resolution and colour temperature. The Oppo Find X3 Pro should hold on its own really well in terms of photography performance, against current flagships in the market, including Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Internal hardware

As a flagship device, users can get excellent performance from Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It should handle any task with ease. With the integrated X60 modem, users can get native 5G connectivity. If you don’t multitask too often, the cheaper version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage should be appropriate for you. The UFS 3.1 connectivity standard ensures smooth transfer of data for quicker loading and better performance.

Software

The phone has Android 11 operating system with Color OS 11.2 interface on top. Oppo’s proprietary Color OS has matured significantly, making the stock Android 11 interface looks barebones. The new version offers the Fingerprint Quick Launch feature and it allows you to reach most used apps much more quickly, even with locked screen enabled. Depending on the hand you use to hold the phone, you can slide the interface to left or right to open important apps with only one hand. All apps are within the reach of your fingers, so you don’t need to stretch.

Battery

The 4500mAh battery pack is nothing too special, compared to other flagship devices. However, it should be easy to conserve energy if you often open static displays, because the refresh rate is dynamic to reach as low as 5Hz. For web browsing at 120Hz refresh rate, you can achieve 9 hours of battery life and about 11 hours with 60Hz refresh rate. With casual usage, the Oppo Find X3 Pro should be usable as a two-day smartphone.