The Oppo Find X2 Pro doesn’t have a lot of design language in common with its predecessor as it doesn’t have that phone’s pop-up front camera. Instead, the front camera is nestled in a cut-out section in the top-left corner of the screen.
The display is curved to a 68-degree angle at the side edges, which feels quite pronounced, although not as much so as Oppo’s ‘Waterfall’ display tech (which hasn’t appeared in a commercially-available phone yet).
There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack here, so fans of wired headphones will be disappointed. The phone is IP68-protected though, so it’s safe from dust and water to a high degree.
On the back of the phone is a camera bump towards the top-left, which is much larger than the one on the standard Oppo Find X2, and is made of a different material.
Oppo Find X2 has a glass back, the Find X2 Pro comes in versions with either a ceramic back (like some of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series) or vegan leather, which should provide a more premium (and ethically-sound) feel.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro has three rear cameras, two of which have 48MP sensors (the main camera and an ultra-wide snapper), while the third is a 13MP telephoto snapper. This latter shooter has the same lens as the zoom module of the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, so it supports 5x optical, 10x hybrid and 60x digital zoom.
Oppo told us it has fixed some pain points with this latter camera, and the digital zoom in particular is meant to be much more stable. We didn’t have too many problems with this camera on the Reno device, but we can’t really complain about any improvements Oppo may have come up with.
On the front of the phone is a 32MP front-facing camera in the aforementioned cut-out segment.
We haven’t been able to fully get to grips with the Oppo Find X2 Pro’s camera yet. We’ve taken a few shots using the phone, and these seemed to be good but nothing we’ve shot yet has blown us away.
There are a few interesting features Oppo has included, such as the phone’s ability to capture raw images (raw files capture more brightness and color information that regular JPEG images, giving you more scope to process them in image-editing software), and autofocus based on Sony’s PDAF used in Sony Alpha cameras. There’s also 4K video recording at up to 60fps.
There’s plenty of reason to believe the Oppo Find X2 Pro will be a processing powerhouse: it’s got the top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset and 12GB RAM, so when we put it through our tests for our full review we’re expecting it to return some impressive scores.
This Snapdragon chipset endows the Find X2 Pro with super-fast 5G connectivity, as it has a 5G modem built in; Oppo told us there won’t be 4G-only X2 handset.
The phone is running the latest Android 10 operating system, with Oppo’s ColorOS custom UI laid over the top; the differences are mainly aesthetic, and whether you prefer this UI to another will be down to personal preference.