OPPO has re-entered the flagship market. The OPPO Find X is the first tangible piece of innovation of the ‘glass’ slab in years.
OK, we all like glass slabs. For the past few years, the innovation has been in screen size, camera, software and components. Don’t forget the last major innovation was Motorola Mods where you could add on devices to the phone. But they are still glass slabs.
And what is worse is that pretty well every brand/model in the value, mass, mid and flagship tiers does pretty well what every other competitor does.
This is the first look. We have the device in our hot little hands. A full review takes about two weeks. But GadgetGuy Thomas Bartlet was over in Paris for the launch and you can read his first impressions here.
OPPO Find X is different. Time will tell if it is different enough
First, the 6.42″ screen is almost 100% of the face. It has a minuscule bottom bezel, almost no top bezel, no notch (thank goodness), and nothing on the front to show the usual selfie camera or earpiece speaker etc. Technically speaking the screen covers 93.8% of the face and offers an unprecedented 19.5:9 ratio of beautiful, first grade AMOLED screen.
Second, there is no visible front or rear camera. Q: Where is it? A: It instantly pops up when needed. As does the front camera. The motorised slide-out takes .5 second and has been tested for 300,000 uses or about eight years at 100 times a day.
Third, as far as glass slabs go its damned sexy in Glacier Blue or Bordeaux Red.