GadgetGuy’s take. OPPO Find X, Different, good

You buy this phone for the style and design. If you want the best-looking smartphone with the highest WOW factor, then this is it. It is a marvellous piece of out-of-the-box thinking.

If you want a phone that offers you the most features or the best camera, then the GS9or GN9 is the way to go – but it will cost a few hundred dollars more.

I could suggest that Sony, LG and Google Pixel’s almost pure Android is better than a ColorOS user interface. The fact is that all the majors now commit to Android security system updates. UIs, cater to the Google-free Chinese market.

XDA Developers website has a comprehensive Find X user forum. Note that most comments are about the Chinese version and to meet its government restrictions.

OK, sermon over.

Pro

  • The first bit of original design in many years. I would put it up there with Motorola Z series and its magnetic clip-on mods!
  • The highest screen-to-body ratio ever (93.8%) – it is 6.42” of all glass courtesy of the pop-up camera. Perfect screen too.
  • The camera is on par with other flagships.
  • Selfie camera goes above and beyond with AI and beautification
  • OPPO know how to tune the Qualcomm 845 flagship processor. It also uses all the 845 smarts instead of cheaper ‘’
  • 3D face recognition is fast in all light scenarios
  • The fast pop-up camera should last
  • Flagship grade in almost every respect

Con

  • ColorOS needs a little learning to find where everything is
  • When XDA Developers works out how to install Android One, this will unlock the phones full potential

Price

$1099 from JB Hi-Fi

Rating

We rate it using the flagship paradigm. It loses some points for lack of IP, Qi and NFC but wins some on design.

  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5
  • Features: 4 out of 5 – missing some of the desirable flagship features
  • Value for Money: 4 out of 5 – About average
  • Performance: 5 out of 5 – Qualcomm 845 perfectly tuned powerhouse
  • Ease of Use: 4 out of 5 – You will need to learn Colour OS
  • Design: 5 out of 5 – excellent use of the pop-up camera for 93.8% S-T-B-R

Price

$1099 from JB Hi-Fi.

See why OPPO have become so fashionable.

OPPO Find X. A flagship breed apart (review)
Price (RRP): $1099 Manufacturer: OPPO
The first true innovation in a 'glass slab' for years
No deal breakers - its not perfect but it looks so good
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