Overview OPPO Find X - completely frameless flagship camera with sliding
Devices / / December 19, 2019
OPPO Chinese company broke into the premium segment with a model Find X. This is one of the most anticipated smartphones in 2018, because it was here for the first time declared a panoramic design without frames, cutouts and sensors - Only full-screen area of the front panel and the telescopic block with cameras which automatically extends from the finest glass housing. Layfhaker studied novelty detail.
Design and construction
ORRO she believes that with the advent of Find X came the visual revolution. In an attempt to get rid of the framework of the smartphone manufacturers have rested in the "monobrov", which is very strange breaks available space on the screen. OPPO same escaped, even from this element, hiding a telescopic camera unit. As a result, a little curved at the edges of the screen OPPO Find X occupies 93.8% of the entire surface.
The back side of glass used bilateral Gorilla Glass 5. The edges are also slightly curved. Blend shimmers in the light.
The frame and metal buttons smartphone. As far as the device is resistant to bending, is difficult to say. There are bloggers who managed to break OPPO Find X hands, but there is another blogger who has it not happened, although he tried very hard. The conclusion can only be one: something expensive, and treat her better care. who knows what.
The telescopic camera
Main feature OPPO Find X - is telescopic camera unit for motorized drive, exit from the top of the smartphone. This innovation, and, like any other innovation, it raises questions - how reliable, how convenient.
OPPO itself states that drive resource - 300,000 actuations. But here I want to make an observation that in actual use it is likely to be less, and here's why.
Exiting the housing unit collects dust specks, lint and other small particles. So, going inside, he takes it all with him. At first, you do not think about it, but in fact a few days later a sliding block needed wiping and purging, and mote falling between the planes and the block body can easily scratch lens. Do rubbish gets deep into the smartphone and will be there in the end in the mechanism, it is difficult to say.
For this reason, OPPO Find X strictly contraindicated beaches, deserts of Kazakhstan and Dubai sand storms. Also, if you wear your smartphone in your pocket, keep with him there were no seeds, cigarettes, biscuits - in short, everything that can crumble. Venture pictures of the rain is not very: moisture can easily get into the body.
Next, another question: what if the smartphone will fall? In this case in OPPO Find X have sensors which record a drop unit and hide. We checked - it really works.
So, it seems a viable solution. But what about comfort?
Leaves the unit immediately, in just half a second. Feels like the camera is turned on as quickly as in other smartphones. Motor of the sound can be heard, but only in silence. However, since the hidden unit, not only the back camera, but also the front, when enabled authorization by the person to leave, he will be at every unlock the smartphone. And it can get on your nerves.
Furthermore, due to this block covers OPPO Find X does not have the top, so that the end remains unprotected. By the way, complete with a smartphone comes a simple plastic bumper. On AliExpress already and glass covers, and wood,
and tin, and under the skin.
Despite the reservations, this telescopic design, seems to be becoming a trend, at least among the Chinese producers. Retractable front camera is also equipped with Vivo NEX, but about design there can not speak. It is expected that the camera slider will have Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, but without the motor of - hand. By the end of the year and are waiting Honor Magic 2 - there OPPO design ideas will be implemented in full.
At OPPO Find X large 6.4-inch screen on the AMOLED-matrix aspect ratio - 19.5: 9. Resolution - Full HD +. As with any other AMOLED-display, we see here an excellent contrast, rich colors, high brightness and wide viewing angle. There is a mode always on the screen, like Samsung and the LG smartphone, when the lock screen notifications are displayed and time. However, this mode does not work with the lock screen gestures, so I have to choose between the clock and the ability to unlock the smartphone two tapami the display. "Out of the box" on the screen is glued protective plyonochku.
In terms of iron OPPO Find X - typical uberflagman 2018. Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, 256GB built - any device on the shoulder on the game ultrahigh image settings.
The popular test AnTuTu smartphone takes the third place in the ranking with 286,293 points. However, our unit has shown modest results, falling after the third run with the first place with 284 thousand points in sixth place - up to 276,000 points. Yes, there is a small throttling: The unit does not allow the processor heat above 59 degrees, but such temperatures it reaches only on the fifth test run AnTuTu. The average operating temperature - about 40 degrees.
In the PCMark test rating "The best device" reference smartphone OPPO Find X occupies the first place with 9854 points and showing autonomy 7:00 39 minutes. Our apparatus is gained 10162 points and was marked autonomy 8 of the 28 minutes - the gap in a better way.
The OPPO Find X only three cameras - one in front and two behind.
Front-camera. Here the most interesting. The camera itself - is a 25 megapixel photomodule Sony IMX576, but it up company IR light, IR camera, projector pixels, a receiver and a distance sensor. Nothing like? All this complex OPPO calls «3D-camera," because it allows the smartphone to perceive depth. How does this affect selfie?
In the "Photos" is a function of 3D AI Beauty - intellectual improvement of self-portraits on the basis of 3D-modeling. It works like this: the smartphone scans your face, creates a 3D-model, and then corrects the important areas so that was beautiful - corrects the shape of the face, nose shape, and so on. There are AI-mode, six presets and the ability to create your own presets. Happening all this very carefully - 3D AI Beauty has nothing to do with traditional "uluchshayzer" that create a "glossy" portraits.
There are technology SelfieTune 2.0, which smooths wrinkles, adds shine in the eyes and stuff. Everything is also very carefully, but the settings for some reason do not. When shooting backlit activated RAW HDR technology - smartphone RAW-processes the raw data and then JPEG compresses result. It turns out pretty good, but if the backlight is too strong (shooting against the midday sun), the typical HDR color distortion is inevitable.
"Portrait" mode - here 3D AI Beauty and SelfieTune 2.0 running by default, you can not configure anything. HDR in this mode does not work. However, it turns on blur background. OPPO Find X makes it very good, there are no errors such as blurred or ear hair. In addition, there are 3D-filters that simulate different type of lighting, the effects of the so-called backlight portrait - monochrome, contour, flickering light, and so on. It sounds powerful, but in reality we get a strange filters.
Fun feature 3D Omoji: you can create like the animated 3D-characters, which can copy your facial expression, form stikerpak with him and use it in the messengers.
The result of such a selfie: they turn out sharp and beautiful at the expense of 3D-processing. Due RAW HDR images can be obtained in adequate conditions "against the light". In portrait mode, we have high-quality blur the background.
Main camera - a 16 Megapixel flagship photomodule Sony IMX519, which is also found on the Russian market in OnePlus 6. The aperture - f / 2.0, the pixel size - 1.22 microns. There are optical and electronic stabilization. The role of the second chamber 20 acts megapixel Sony IMX376k. Its official purpose - to provide background blur in portrait mode and increase detail in night shots.
Not without Artificial Intelligence: AI Scene Recognition 2.0 recognizes 21 scene and up to 800 combinations of optimization scenarios. Here's how: you shoot a cat, OPPO Find X says "Pussy" and applies the appropriate settings. Photographing sunset - get the scene "Sunrise / Sunset". Bent over a flower - Macro is included. Smartphone manages to even recognize the moire on the screen.
At the back of the camera also has a portrait mode and a 3D AI Beauty, as in the front.
How did all of this combination takes?
Day - no problem. Wide dynamic range, high detail, when on the HDR - blue sky. Autofocus is fast enough to catch a trembling leaf in a strong wind. However, the room loses its former zeal focus: remove the restless cat is not so simple. There are trouble focusing in low-contrast scenes. Dance the images sharp, detailed, but the noise is still noticeable even when shooting at night. With firmware updates the situation can be corrected.
Although generally OPPO Find X rendition chamber tends to natural, artificial intelligence, sometimes too embellishes reality, and then you can get a fantastic sunset pictures, but in fact he was ordinary.
As for video recording, it is very helps optical image stabilization: even taking on the go, you get smooth video. OPPO Find X can take as 1080p at 60 frames / s and 4K at 30 frames / sec. There sloumo mode - 720p, 480 frames / c.
Unbelievable but true: in the OPPO Find X no fingerprint scanner. The logic is simple: the system of people so perfect 3D-recognition that the scanner is simply not needed. Moreover, it is 20 times safer, said at the presentation. Well, compared to other Android-smartphone, the system is OPPO really powerful. As we have seen, in addition to the usual front-facing camera at the Find X has an IR camera, IR LED, projection points. System projects in the face of 15 000 points, creates a 3D-model, and for that reason it determines the owner. Since the infrared spectrum is involved, it works even in the dark, with closed eyes of a smartphone you do not recognize. By the way, the owner of the face data is stored in encrypted form in the smartphone and do not go.
It seems to be thought out, but in real life is not always convenient. If your smartphone for whatever reason you are not recognized, then you have to drive a 6-digit code of the PIN-. Also, the authorization of the person, unlike a fingerprint, does not support Google Pay, so you have to when you pay in Google Play Market to enter a password.
In addition to the 3D-face recognition, OPPO Find X supports authentication by voice. Yes, it is a counter «Google Assistant", but found she was not yet in every smartphone.
OPPO Find X running Android Oreo 8.1 and proprietary shell ColorOS 5.1. At first glance, the interface is simple, but we should dig a little deeper and you'll find a lot of handy items.
For example, you can:
- clear navigation buttons and activate gesture control completely;
- hide important data in an encrypted "safe File";
- hide the selected application;
- restrict access to personal information applications.
There is a special medium Game Space, where you can adjust the performance of the smartphone during the game, including blocking calls and notifications, block brightness setting. In addition, the smartphone automatically optimizes resources for games that run through Game Space.
Among other cool chips - a pop-up menu from which you can run directly on top of the game messenger and start recording screen, and «Google lens" through which smartphone to visually recognize objects and seeks information about them in Internet.
OPPO Find X supports Wi-Fi-network at frequencies of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, has a Bluetooth 5.0 module is able to operate in all GSM-bands, and allows you to connect external devices for OTG interface. Chip NFC, unfortunately, not as a 3.5 mm audio jacks. Without NFC is quite possible to live, and a mini-jack compensated support aptX HD codec, complete headset USB-C adapter and a USB Type-C on a 3.5-mm plug.
OPPO Find X is equipped with a battery of 3400 mAh, which is enough for a half day of work in mixed mode. The battery test by PCMark smartphone "played" 8:00 28 minutes, with post-test were still 20% charge. It's all in the normal range.
But charging at OPPO Find X incredible. SuperVOOC she called. Ponder: smartphone charged to 100% for only 35 minutes. Over the years the smartphone we've come to put them on the charge before going to bed, but modern technology allow you to change this scenario and charge the device, for example, while you are cooking a morning coffee or petting shirt.
However, there is a limit SuperVOOC - it works only with a proprietary adapter 50W power and a proprietary USB Type-C cord.
Its panoramic design, gradient color, the tone of which varies depending on the light, and futuristic solution with cameras, OPPO Find X cool stands out from the other premium smartphones, including even iPhone X.
However, the practicality of the glass enclosure and reliability of mechanical solutions in question. OPPO Find X computing and graphics power not to occupy, PhotoChances relevant flagship level and appeal to those who like to shoot portraits and make selfie. But the absence of many NFC-module may be a cause for criticism. But no more than that - such devices do not take because of the NFC, but for wow-effect and new technologies, which are all full from artificial intelligence to-3D face recognition.
Layfhaker thanks the company "OPPO Russia"For providing a sample for testing.