There’s no denying Oppo has made a really good phone. The Oppo Find X3 Pro ticks all the right boxes. It sports a beautiful 6.7-inch AMOLED display, four rear cameras, and the super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It’s really hard not to like the phone, especially with its great camera quality and brilliant display. Add in super-fast wireless charging, and you’re all set.
- 12GB RAM, 256GB storage
- Rear 50MP ultra wide, 50MP wide, 13MP telephoto, 3MP microlens
- Front 32MP selfie
- 4,500mAh battery
- Fingerprint and face unlock
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip, the Find X3 Pro is snappy and responsive. ColorOS (on Android 11) is very easy to use, and those switching from iOS will find it familiar. While the OS defaults to the older Android layout with apps on the home screen and the back, home and menu buttons, you can also switch to the more modern app drawer and swipe gestures. Oppo also added a sidebar you can swipe out to tap on shortcuts or apps. That’s handy because the phone’s long screen may make it hard to reach certain items.
Oppo wants the phone’s camera to stand out, and it does. It pops out with a slight bulge at the back, but not enough to be annoying. When placed flat on the table, it does wobble if you’re pressing down on the top-left corner. The Find X3 Pro uses a Sony IMX 766 sensor for its two 50MP wide and ultra-wide cameras. It also has a 13MP telephoto and a 3MP microlens camera. Image quality is fantastic, though it can be a bit too aggressive for low-light, resulting in some noise. Shooting outdoors though, I was easily blown away with how good pictures look. 20x zoom is mostly a pixelated mess but 2x and 5x zoom modes are fine. The microscope mode is fun, and even has a ring light to help you focus on close objects at about a 1mm distance.
You’ll find no issues using this as a gaming phone either, its Adreno 660 graphics is more than capable. It’s no Asus ROG Phone 5 with its cool ultrasonic triggers, though. But that’s a different category altogether. Battery life is also excellent on its 4500mAh battery. The phone lasted 14hr 05min in our video-loop test. That’s more than enough juice to last you a whole day of use. If you’re using Oppo’s VOOC 30W wireless charger, you can charge it from zero to full in just 80 minutes. The default charger in the box will get you up to 40% in 10 minutes, and after 20 minutes, 70%.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro is a great flagship phone. It feels premium in the hand, thanks to its curved sides, while the matte glass rear is just gorgeous. Other features include two SIM card slots and 5G. It retails for S$1,599, but I’ve seen it cheaper online at Lazada and Shopee.