The new 5G smartphones, which hit retailers last week, focus Oppo’s considerable track record into three expressions priced from A$749 (Find X2 Lite) to a whopping A$1599 (the high-end and spec-powerhouse Find X2 Pro). In the middle sits the Find X2 Neo at $999, tackling three distinct price ranges as the Find series evolves.
“With the announcement of the wider Find X2 Series, we are continuing to set a new standard for smartphones as Australia delves into the 5G era and consumers expect more from their smartphones for less,” offered OPPO Australia Managing Director, Michael Tran. “As we continue to pioneer leading technology advancements, in a time where the 5G network matures and its adoption increases, the smartphone will become even more important in our daily lives.”
The Pro version has already been picked apart to death in the lead up to release, with many oohing and aahing over the spec sheet, which includes a lofty 6.7-inch OLED with 120Hz refresh rate (switchable to 60Hz for battery purposes), HDR10+ and a 3168×1140 resolution through “Ultra Vision”, a Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB RAM, 512GB Storage, 65W SuperVOOC fast charge, and a 4,260mAh battery. Colour options include plain Black or a curious “Vegan Leather Orange”.
We’ll have our full review of the Pro version live soon, so will wait until then to dip a bit deeper.
Neo & Lite
The Neo and Lite should mirror a lot of the above excitement with a few necessary compromises for the price points. Both are made with front-to-back glass and an aluminium frame, keeping them feeling super premium and lightweight. The Neo offers 128GB RAM and 256GB storage, while the Lite sports 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Difference in build is significant, with the Neo available in either Moonlight Black or Starry Blue and weighting 171g with a 7.7mm wide body. That makes it one of the world’s thinnest 5G smartphones. The Lite, on the other hand, is available in either Obsidian Black or Pearl White, with a weight of 181g and a 7.96mm wide body.
Both have integrated 5G SoC enables multi-gigabit download speeds up to 3.7 Gbps, while the Neo distinctly utilises a 360-degree surrounded antenna design to ensure optimum signal strength at all times. Neo also supports 5G and WiFi dual channels, which allows 5G mobile network and 5G WiFi to work online at the same time, achieving network speed superposition.
If you’re going for the Neo, expect a 6.5-inch 3D curved punch-hole display with a refresh rate of 90Hz, a touch sampling rate of 180Hz, and max brightness of up to 110nit. Opt for the Lite and you’ll get a 6.4-inch OLED water drop display with a touch sampling rate of up to 180Hz in gaming mode.
Under the hood, the Neo’s got a 4,025mAh battery, which only drops to 4,000 in the Lite. Both feature VOOC Flash Charge 4.0, promising 0-50% charge in 20 minutes.
Content creators should get a kick out of either version. The Neo features a 48MP (f/1.7) primary on the rear, as well as 13MP, 8MP and 2MP lenses. The Lite retains a 48MP but drops the others to 8MP, 2MP and 2MP respectively. Both come with a notable 32MP front camera.
Like the Pro, the Neo makes use of a Sony IMX689 sensor and dual native ISO technology which should translate to superior low-light performance.
Check out a full list of pricing and availability below.
OPPO Find X2 Pro
Colours: Ceramic Black & Vegan Leather Orange
Stockists: Telstra, Optus, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths Mobile, Mobileciti, Catch of The Day, Kogan, OfficeWorks (online), Bing Lee, Wireless1
OPPO Find X2 Neo
Colours: Moonlight Black & Starry Blue
Stockists: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths Mobile, Mobileciti, Catch of The Day, Kogan, OfficeWorks (online), Bing Lee, Wireless1
OPPO Find X2 Lite
Colours: Obsidian Black & Pearl White
Stockists: Optus, Vodafone, JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths Mobile, Mobileciti, Catch of The Day, Kogan, OfficeWorks (online), Bing Lee, Wireless1