OPPO recently launched its latest flagship smartphone, the OPPO Find X6 Pro, exclusively for the China market. It features a refreshing new design, has an updated camera system, and packs in new technology in addition to the latest premium SoC from Qualcomm. We got to try out the OPPO Find X6 Pro soon after its launch here in China and have provided our analysis below. We focused on three key aspects for the review – design and display, performance, and the camera experience.
Great display, eye-catchy design
OPPO Find X6 Pro’s front is equipped with a 6.82-inch curved AMOLED display with a variable refresh rate between 1Hz-120Hz that adjusts automatically based on the on-screen content. OPPO claims that the display’s local peak brightness can reach 2500 nits.
A slight change from the last iteration, the Find X6 Pro’s front camera punch hole has been moved to the top middle of the display and the under-screen fingerprint unlock spot has also been moved up to a more appropriate position, which makes the front look harmonious. The back cover is a spliced with of silver glass and brown leather-like material, and an orange dot at the bottom of the circular lens module is similar to the lens anchor point of an SLR camera. Apart from the bumps in the lens module, the phone has a smooth design and feels good to hold.
Under the hood is Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, along with UFS 4.0 ROM, and LPDDR5X RAM with a virtual memory expansion function. Meanwhile, the MariSilicon X, OPPO’s self-developed imaging NPU still provides continuous support for computing photography. This is in the form of faster processing and enhanced low-light videography experiences.
The large 5,000mAh battery offers good battery life, while the 100W flash charging enables the device to power up to 50% in 10 minutes and 100% in 28 minutes. There is also support for 50W wireless flash charging.
Great photography experience
OPPO has equipped its rear camera system with three 50MP large-size image sensors – an IMX989 sensor for the wide camera with 23mm equivalent focal length and f/1.8 aperture. Then there are two IMX890 sensors, one for the ultra-wide camera with 15mm equivalent focal length and f/2.2 aperture, followed by a 3X telescope lens with 72mm equivalent focal length and f/2.6 aperture. In our testing, all three cameras offered excellent imaging performance.
We have samples of the pictures taken from the different cameras:
- Ultra-wide (0.6X zoom) –
- Wide (1X zoom) –
- Telescope (3X zoom) –
Leveraging the periscope telephoto image sensor’s 50MP and large area, the Find X6 Pro enables a 6X hybrid zoom. This 6X zoom also captures high-quality pictures.
With the help of the computing ability support from MariSilicon X, the 10X and 20X digital zoom images are still good for social media usage. However, the 30X zoom photo has obvious signs of overpainting.
- 10X zoom –
- 20X zoom –
- 30X zoom –
When the subject is detected to be up close, the camera will switch to the macro mode by using the ultra-wide lens camera. In the picture, the scales and the beautiful texture on the tail of this Thai fighting fish can be seen clearly.
The 3X telephoto camera enables a minimum focus distance of 25cm, helping capture improved close-up shots.
OPPO has also introduced the new Hasselblad portrait mode in the Find X6 Pro, enabling a more natural background bokeh effect.
The Master Filters feature provides additional film ambiance to photos and good filter options before pressing the shutter button.
A new Pro XDR display feature has been added in the Find X6 Pro to preview photos, taking full advantage of the display with a maximum location brightness of up to 2500 nits, which allows the highlights in HDR photos to be displayed more brightly. However, this feature is currently only available on devices that support Pro XDR. Since the end of 2022, Google, Adobe, and other companies have been trying to establish a unified HDR photo standard and it should not be long before HDR photos are compatible with more devices.
- Overall the OPPO Find X6 Pro is a great flagship smartphone that makes mobile photography easier.
- The OPPO Find X6 Pro is equipped with top-level hardware, namely the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, LPDDR5X and UFS 4.0.
- The rear camera module and rear design offer it a distinct look to stand out from the crowd.
- Though, in some scenarios, the shutter speed is slower, and that can be improved with further software updates.
- The excellent display makes it great for content consumption.