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OPPO ended 2020 with a bang. The last quarter of last year saw the brand top the Chinese market for the first time ever; take the No. 1 spot in the Philippines; and land fourth worldwide.
(Update, March 12: A]There’s a more affordable version of the OPPO Find X3 Pro! Check out the OPPO Find X3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 here.)
The year 2021 looks promising for OPPO as well, with releases like the OPPO Reno 5 series globally and today, the launch of its flagship model, the OPPO Find X3 Pro. In Europe where gadgets are more expensive, it’s priced at €1,149 — or roughly P66,575 in Philippine pesos and $1,375 in U.S. dollars. It will be available there from March 30.
Video: OPPO Find X3 launch livestream, in case you missed it
The announcement of the unit introduces a futuristic look that sets it apart from today’s stable of premium smartphones. OPPO calls it the Space Age Design, where a single slab of glass is meant to flow seamlessly in a continuous curve — something inspired by space itself. That piece of glass takes 40 hours to make.
There’s Gloss Black — which is what we reviewed here — for those who fancy something shiny, something ceramic-like. And then there’s Blue with a dual-tone, frost-matte finish for those who’d rather have a phone that’s not a fingerprint-magnet.
OPPO shines the spotlight on the screen and cameras of the Find X3 Pro. The device commercially introduces the Full-Path Color Management System that the company unveiled in November. The setup supports full DCI-P3 wide gamut and 10-bit color depth from capture to storage and display.
The 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED punch-hole screen with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate is rated A+ by DisplayMate Technologies, putting it on the same level as the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. And the cameras? You get two — yes, two — 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensors, one for wide shots and the other for ultra-wide ones. We’d like to make a special mention of the microlens with up to 60x zoom, which we find really interesting. See a sample shot below.
…similar to the one you see above
The rest are, of course, impressive as well and are fit for a true flagship smartphone. The OPPO Find X3 Pro is powered by the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chip paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It features Dolby stereo sound speakers and a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65-watt wired, 30-watt AirVOOC wireless, and 10-watt reverse-wireless charging. And ColorOS 11.2 based on Android 11, one of the best user interfaces we’ve used thus far, ships out of the box.
This is the real deal — better seen up close, better appreciated when used. It’s a worthy upgrade to the Find X2 Pro.
OPPO Find X3 Pro specs
- 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display, QHD+ resolution, 120Hz variable refresh rate
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with 5G
- 12GB RAM
- 256GB storage
- Quad 50-megapixel, f/1.8 (main), 50-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 13-megapixel, f/2.4 (telephoto), 3-megapixel, f/3.0 (microlens) rear cameras
- 32-megapixel, f/2.4 front camera
- Fingerprint reader (under-display)
- 4,500mAh battery with 65-watt USB-C charging
- ColorOS 11.2 based on Android 11
- Colors: Gloss Black, Blue
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