We review the OPPO Find X2 Neo, the fourth member of the Chinese brand’s series that touches the perfect balance and has high aspirations.
The family OPPO Find X2 is quite wide, and after the Find X2 Pro that we could analyze and X2, the company presented at the end of April the OPPO Find X2 Lite and the OPPO Find X2 Neo. The latter, a very balanced mid-range device that has a high-end soul, and that comes to make things difficult for users when deciding which phone to buy.
At Andro4all we have tested the OPPO Find X2 Neo for several weeks and then we offer you our analysis with our complete experience of use, in addition to revealing all the features and specifications of this terminal that aspires to rub shoulders with the high-end, despite not belonging to that range. A device with an elegant design, with a configuration of four rear cameras and one high refresh rate, betting on 90 Hz.
In order not to get lost, it is convenient to put this new OPPO Find X2 Neo -which by the name will remember the protagonist of the Matrix trilogy-, the latest model in the well-known series of one of the brands whose growth in the Spanish market is becoming noticeable and which is increasing more every day. The OPPO Find X2 family has a total of four members: the OPPO Find X2, Find X2 Pro and the newly released Find X2 Lite and the Find X2 Neo, that we have already been able to test and that we will then describe in full.
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OPPO Find X2 Neo: specs & specs datasheet
|Dimensions||159.4 x 72.4 x 7.7mm
|screen||6.5-inch AMOLED with 90Hz refresh rate|
|Pixel density||2400 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|Operating system||ColorOS 7 based on Android 10|
|Cameras||Rear 48MP Main + 8MP Ultra Wide + 13MP zoom camera + 2MP monochrome sensor
Frontal 32 MP
|Battery||4,025 mAh with 30W fast charge|
|Others||On-screen fingerprint reader, USB Type-C, on-screen hole, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0|
OPPO Find X2, Find X2 Pro, Find X2 Lite and Find X2 Neo, where is this new device located?
As we have already mentioned, the OPPO Find X2 series has up to four members, which we will describe below. First of all, the OPPO Find X2 Pro, one of the best smartphones this year that has an amazing screen, great cameras and the power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. OPPO’s flagship also has a screen 6.7-inch AMOLED, QHD + resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate, a stylish aesthetic, a 4,260 mAh battery, 12 GB of RAM and four rear cameras led by a 48-megapixel main sensor.
On the other side is the x2, the standard model hardly shows any differences with the Pro version: a screen 6.7-inch AMOLED, QHD + resolution, and 120Hz refresh rate, practically identical design, a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 12 GB of RAM. However, here the battery is 4,200 mAh and a lens is lost, since the terminal has a triple rear camera configuration led by, of course, a 48-megapixel main sensor and ‘eliminating’ the square “periscope” lens ”From his older brother.
|specs||OPPO Find X2 Pro||OPPO Find X2 Neo||OPPO Find X2 Lite|
|Dimensions||165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8mm||159.4 x 72.4 x 7.7mm||160.3 x 74.3 x 7.96mm|
|Weight||200 grams||177 grams||180 grams|
|screen||6.7-inch AMOLED screen, QHD + resolution and 120Hz refresh rate||6.5-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate||6.4-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution|
|Pixel density||3168 x 1440 pixels||2400 x 1080 pixels||2400 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G|
|RAM||12 GB||12 GB||8 GB|
|Operating system||ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10||ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10||ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10|
|Storage||512 GB||256 GB||128 GB|
|Cameras||Rear triple, 48 + 48 + 13 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, 60x digital zoom, 3D zoom, image stabilization, autofocus, face detection, 4K video
Frontal 32 MP
|Rear 48MP Main + 8MP Ultra Wide + 13MP Telephoto + 2MP Monochrome Sensor
Frontal 32 MP
|Rear 48MP Main + 8MP Ultra Wide + 2MP B&W + 2MP “retro” style
Frontal 32 MP
|Battery||4,260 mAh with 65W fast charge||4,025 mAh with 30W fast charge||4,025 mAh with 30W fast charge|
|Others||IP65, 3D glass, ceramic or vegan leather back, Wi-Fi 6, NFC||On-screen fingerprint reader, USB Type-C, on-screen hole, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0||On-screen fingerprint reader, USB Type C, drop notch|
|Starting price||1,199 euros||699 euros||499 euros|
On the next step appears the OPPO Find X2 Neo, the model we are analyzing. Despite having a similar design, here there are some differences between the devices (you can see them better in the table above these lines). First off, the Find X2 Neo features a display 6.5-inch AMOLED and Full HD + resolution, and in this case with 90Hz refresh rate. In addition, it has a hole in the screen in the upper left corner that houses the front camera and inside it sports a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, which are accompanied by 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage; in addition to a 4,025 mAh battery. As for photography, it has four rear cameras, also led by a 48-megapixel main sensor.
The last member of this series is the OPPO Find X2 Lite, a terminal that, as we said in its analysis, has little or nothing of Lite. A smartphone with a notch shaped like a drop of water, a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen together with Full HD + resolution, a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, 8 GB of RAM, a 4,025 mAh battery and four rear cameras, again with a 48-megapixel main sensor. The differences with the Find X2 Neo, as you can see, are only a few.
The best of OPPO Find X2 Neo
An elegant and fine design
The Chinese firm is known for taking care of all the details of the design of its devices. This time, the OPPO Find X2 Neo inherits the design of the Pro model, being traditional and elegant at the same time. A device that is available in Starry Blue and Moonlight Black colors (in Andro4all we have analyzed this latest model) and that has a good metallic finish and a good glass construction, which makes it feel really good in the hand. With a 92.1% screen ratio, the Find X2 Neo uses an ultra-slim screen fingerprint sensor and sensitive to light, so the company has managed to reduce the thickness of the fingerprint module from 2.95mm to 0.266mm.
The OPPO Find X2 Neo has a thickness of 7.7mm and a body weight of 171g, thus becoming the thinnest 5G smartphone in the world. During these weeks we have been able to verify that it is a light phone in hand and easy to use. Among its features, the Find X2 Neo has a slightly curved 6.5-inch AMOLED screen and features a refresh rate of 90 Hz, a hole in the upper left corner that houses the 32-megapixel front camera -which also serves for facial recognition with an efficient result- and a fingerprint sensor, which has been really fast.
In the back you can see a vertical camera module where the four rear cameras are located and which is located in the upper left corner, protruding slightly. In the lower right corner of the back you can also see the logo of the Chinese company. On the right side of the terminal there is the on / off button, which like the Lite model has a slight green accent; while on the left side they are the volume up and down controls. A speaker is located in the upper area and at the bottom are both the USB Type-C port and another speaker, the main microphone and the SIM card slot. As with most high-end smartphones, this device does not have a 3.5mm headphone port.
An excellent screen and sound
The OPPO Find X2 Neo stands out for having a screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, which offers a better imaging experience when browsing the Internet. Unlike the Lite model, this time we are facing an excellent 6.5 inch screen slightly curved with FHD + resolution. A panel that, as we have been able to verify during these weeks, is perfectly visible in all light conditions, including when the sun’s rays hit the terminal, since the brightness of the smartphone increases to 800nit by 14% and the maximum brightness up to 1100nit.
The screen of the OPPO Find X2 Neo performs at a very high level and offers vibrant colors and a very powerful shine, in addition to a maximum tactile sampling rate of 180Hz that allows you to play games with a softer touch, meeting the highest demands in applications and games. In addition, the display has passed TUV Rheinland global eye protection certification and the HDR10 + certified.
As for the sound, which is also high level, the OPPO Find X2 Neo has the largest dual speakers with sound chamber known to date, which provides better volume and stereo effects. At the same time, the Dolby Atmos sound experience offers an experience of surround audio and really good sound quality. Of course, a 3.5 mm headphone output is missing. Despite this, audio is undoubtedly another of the strengths of this device.
Great autonomy, performance and connectivity
The OPPO Find X2 Neo has the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G It allows download speeds of up to 3.7 Gbps and offers good performance. It is the same processor that owns the Lite model, but offers a closer experience to the Pro model of the Find X2 family, it even has 12 GB of RAM. Demanding games don’t run the same as in a high-end, but it offers fast load times, good speed in less demanding games, and optimal performance in applications like social media or when editing photos.
As for autonomy, the OPPO Find X2 Neo has a large capacity 4025 mAh battery It supports 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charge, obtaining a safe and continuous high current charge, although it does not have wireless charging. In order that users can use 5G speed with a battery life of 4G, the terminal of the Chinese company adopts a Smart 5G system that controls the consumption of the performance of different applications. Thus, the bandwidth and performance vary intelligently to improve battery life, which comes in demanding use up to 7 hours of display with one day of battery life and with the refresh rate at 90 Hz.
Another strength of the OPPO Find X2 Neo is its connectivity. The device uses the smart antenna cut technology, and inspects the signals through 4 antennas that are in charge of finding the most optimal channel reaching 30% faster network speeds. Likewise, it also has dual 5G + WiFi channels, allowing the 5G mobile network and the 5G WiFi to work at the same time, overlapping the network speed. In short, high-level connectivity, also in aspects such as Bluetooth or WiFi.
The least good thing about the OPPO Find X2 Neo
Some details of Color OS and small absences
The OPPO Find X2 Neo arrives with Android 10 as operating system and with Color OS as interface, in its variant 7.0. A personalization layer that over time evolves favorably and offers good design, it’s intuitive and it is, above all, very customizable. There are several options, from dark mode to gestures, among all the novelties of Android 10.
Generally Color OS is highly customizable, being able to change, for example, the application icons themselves so that they look the way the user likes the most. However, we put it in this section due to the Lack of choice between more interface themes, although it is not something that damages the experience of using the terminal. An interface that is not a problem, far from it, but it is a weaker feature compared to other sections.
The OPPO Find X2 Neo is a good mid-range device, which perfectly fulfills its mission and even aspires to more. A premium mid-range terminal with a price that is close to the high-end than average, so it will have complicated things when it comes to making a gap between devices in that range. There is nothing that can be pointed out as the menos least good thing ’of the OPPO smartphone, but there are small features missing, such as the fact that it does not have a macro sensor or a 3.5mm headphone jack, nor with a Dual SIM, nor does it incorporate the possibility of inserting a microSD card with which to expand the internal memory of the terminal or FM Radio. However, it should be noted that these absences do not cloud the experience of using the OPPO Find X2 Neo.
These are the cameras of the OPPO Find X2 Neo
The photographic section of the OPPO Find X2 Neo is made up a total of five cameras. On the front there is a 32 megapixel resolution, located in a hole in the screen located in the upper left and that has Artificial Intelligence and an Intelligent Beauty Mode. Meanwhile, on the back appears a four camera system, led by a 48 megapixel sensor and f / 1.7 aperture, accompanied by an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle, a 13 megapixel zoom camera and a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor.
The camera application of this terminal, as with the Lite model, includes everything from video recording to photography, panoramic or portrait mode, among others. When taking a photograph there are several options that are possible thanks to Artificial Intelligence, such as reducing the subject’s face, performing a series of touch-ups, sharpen face, enlarge eyes, reduce nose or sharpen the chin, among others. Some options that make taking photos more fun and even help when taking a photo to show off on social networks. Options that are added to those available when editing an image with Beauty mode, even being able to whiten teeth of the subject of an image, remove dark circles or remove blemishes.
In general, the main cameras of the OPPO Find X2 Neo offer some good pictures, with a dynamic range, sharpness, quality and correct saturation, and hardly any noise in any situation, even indoors. The images also show a good level of detail and the interpretation of colors is quite neutral. As a point to improve, in some images with highly illuminated areas the device has not been able to process them well, so an optimal image result is not achieved.
The wide-angle sensor maintains a high level of color but it does show a lack of detail, although it is a feature that occurs in the vast majority of current smartphones. For his part, the portrait mode It offers a high level of image quality, more than in the Lite model, resulting in images with a more natural and better achieved blur. The OPPO Find X2 Neo also features a Ultra Night Mode with noise reduction that suppresses overexposure of lights and improves shadow detail and brightness. As for video, the device offers high-quality videos with its rear camera, but its front sensor is not quite as high.
The OPPO Find X2 Neo is a fairly balanced smartphone, and possibly the most of the Chinese company. It is a premium mid-range smartphone that perfectly could go through a high-endAlthough, like any device, it has something to improve, such as its front camera that does not measure up to its rear sensors.
However, it has some characteristics that make it a smartphone with high aspirations, such as elegant and fine design, an excellent screen and sound and great autonomy, performance and connectivity, in addition to a very good rear cameras. Without a doubt it is one of the best mid-range smartphones today and a device to consider if you do not want to spend a thousand euros on a smartphone.
Price and where to buy the OPPO Find X2 Neo
The OPPO Find X2 Neo can now be purchased in Spain and can be obtained both in the company’s official store and in stores such as Amazon at a price of 699 euros.
|Should I buy the OPPO Find X2 Neo?|
|Conclusions||The OPPO Find X2 Neo is a truly balanced smartphone looking to carve out a niche for itself among top-tier smartphones. In general, it is one of the best medium ranges that have been launched on the market this course, with an elegant and fine design, and a device to take into account when renewing a mobile phone.|
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