OPPO Find X3 – familial differences. What to buy

OPPO Find X3
SBA

The OPPO Find X3 family may share the same mother, but we not sure about the rest of their parentage. Don’t get me wrong – all are excellent, but you need to match your budget to each’s features. For example, the Find X3 Pro ($1699 review here 9.8/10) equals or betters the Samsung S21 Ultra (apart from its 100X periscope zoom – yet the OPPO has a 60X magnification lens instead).

OPPO enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting all three GadgetGuy Find X3 reviews, but these take time – at least a week of solid use, over 70 tests and a lot of research. The Find X3 Lite and Neo reviews are on their way by early May.

Find X3 specifications

Find X3 ProNeoLite
Price $1699$1199 $749
WebsitePro website hereNeo website hereLite website here
ProcessorQualcomm SD888
X60 Gen 3 modem
SD865
X55 Gen 2 modem
SD765
X52 Gen 2 modem
Ram/Storage12GB LPDDRX5
256GB UFS 3.1
No micro-SD
same
same
same
8GB LPDDR4
128GB UFS2.1
same
Screen6.7”, 20:9, LPTO OLED
Light curved edges
3216×1440
120Hz
1 billion colours
500 nits typical
Infinite contrast
100% DCI-PC, sRGB
HRD10+
6.55” AMOLED
same
2400×1080
90Hz
16M colours
same
same
same
same
6.4” AMOLED
Flat
same
same
same
430 nits
same
93% DCI-P3, 135% sRGB
HDR10
CommsWi-Fi 6 AX
BT 5.2 LE
GPS Dual Band
NFX Dual antenna
USBC-3.1 Gen 1 5Gbps
Same
same
same
same
USB-C 2.0 480Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 AC
BT 5.1
Single-band
Single antenna
same
4GDual SIM and eSIM
1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28
/32/34/38/39/40/41/42,66
Dual simsame
5GSub-6Ghz NR: n1/3/5/7/8/20/8/n38/40/41/77/78/79
Powerful antenna reception

same
??

same
??
Battery4500mAh
65W Super VOOC 2
100% in 35 minutes
Qi wireless charge
Qi Reverse charge
same
same
same
No
USB-C OTG reverse
4200mAh
same
??
No
No
SoundDolby Stereo
SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX HD/aptX TWS+/LHDC/LDAC/
SameMono Atmos support
same
Size163.6×74.0×8.3mm x
193g
Glossy Black
159.9×72.5×7.99mm x 184g
Galactic Silver
StarLight Black
159.1×73.4×7.9mm x 172-180g
Astral Blue
Stary Black
IPIP68Not ratedsame
Warranty2-years global travellersamesame
Android11 with two years of OS updatessamesame
Camera rear2 x 50MP+13MP+3MP
OIS and EIS
[email protected]
50+16+13+2MP
OIS and EIS
same
64+8+2+2MP
EIS
same
Camera Front32MPsamesame


OPPO Find X3 summary

The OPPO Find X3 Pro at $1699 is practically perfect in every way. I can’t fault it, and it should be a serious, if not the most serious, contender against Samsung S21+ and Ultra, Apple iPhone Pro/Max. It is that good, and its Qualcomm SD888 and Gen 3 modem ensures the best reception strength and futureproofing.


The OPPO Find X3 Neo AT $1199 (the better part of good, better, best) has minor compromises. At $500 less than the Pro, these are acceptable. Preliminary tests (for the review later) show a fantastic camera, 1080p screen and battery life. The only downside is the lack of an IP rating. It gets our strongest consider recommendation against the Samsung S21 5G. It is way ahead on specs of the similarly priced iPhone 12 mini and $230 less than the iPhone 12.

The OPPO Find X3 Lite at $749 is a feature-packed bargain – 5G, a very capable Qualcomm SD765, and initial tests show much of the OPPO Camera magic too.

Where the Pro and Neo are sufficiently different and swimming in that ‘blue ocean’, the Lite is in a ‘huge red ocean’ of SD765 phones including OPPO Reno 4 and 5, OPPO Find X2 Neo and Lite, vivo V20/X50, realme X50, Samsung A71 (superseded), Google Pixel 4a/5, Moto Edge (superseded), LG Velvet and Wing (discontinued), Nokia, oh about 100 more.

And now that 5G starts at $399/449 with OPPOs incredible value A54/A74, I would seriously consider spending less. Given that almost all of the SD765 5G phones are better than average, we can only give it a strong consider recommendation.