OPPO Find X2 Neo Review – OPPO Find X2 Neo sits between the company’s flagship phone, Find X2 Pro, and the more affordable version, Find X2 Lite. But I guess the Find X2 Lite can’t really be considered as a low-end smartphone (priced at AU$749 and have good, considerable specs).
I’ve never seen or touched the Find X2 Pro but it’s quite hard to believe that the Find X2 Neo is not the flagship model, because it does everything really well – it even supports 5G, a 90Hz refresh display, and good camera system.
Packaging & Unboxing
Design & Features
OPPO Find X2 Neo features a dual-curved 6.5″ OLED display with the “punch-hole” camera design, but keeping the front camera small with no notch in sight. This offers great immersion when watching videos (and you can pinch a video to make it full screen) and browsing your social media feed.
While I’ve got the Moonlight Back model here and it looks good, the Starry Blue actually looks more stunning with the striking, elegant colour.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s first 5G integrated chip, the Snapdragon™ 765G which brings you 5G and we all know that 5G is the future (well, it has started now). This means you’ll be getting a phone that will last you for a while. OPPO has also designed the phone to make sure you get a good 5G signal with 360-degree antenna design and cooling system to prevent the phone from overheating.
It also has a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM! Combined these with the 90hz refresh rate display, you get a super-smooth experience with the phone.
Considering that this is supposed to be a mid-range phone, it feels nothing like that at all. If you’ve never used the Find X2 Pro before, it’s easy to mistake the X2 Neo for being the OPPO’s flagship. That’s because opening apps is fast, scrolling my social media feed is buttery smooth, and playing games as huge as Genshin Impact on the phone is a breeze with no lag.
The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor and facial unlocking feature that you can use at the same time. Unlocking is fast and the facial unlocking does the job most of the time before I even have my thumb on the sensor.
Other things worth mentioning are Dolby Atmos audio on dual stereo speakers and that the display has the TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification.
OPPO Find X2 Camera
Unfortunately we are still in a harsh lockdown here in Melbourne and I couldn’t really go somewhere good to take great pictures. We even had night curfew for a few weeks that I couldn’t go out at all to test some good, low light shots.
But with 5x Hybrid Optical Zoom, Ultra Night Mode, and video stabilisation feature called Ultra Steady Video, OPPO Find X2 Neo has nothing short of great photo and video taking capabilities. Portrait photos aren’t bad either but compared to higher-end phones, you can see a lack of different depth levels at some shots. However, compared to OPPO’s lower-end smartphones like the OPPO A91, the Find X2 Neo has better and more believable bokeh.
There are times where photos are taken better on the cheaper Google Pixel 4a, but this is because Google has better computational photography doing its magic behind the scene.
Taking macro shots with the Telephoto lens is fun, though, and I could take many great photos with it.
Photos taken by OPPO Find X2 Camera
OPPO Find X2 Neo Review Conclusion
If you are not looking for the best phone camera but want to have a great, fast smartphone to use as your primary phone for some time to come, OPPO Find X2 Neo fits the bill.
It has an excellent AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate which offers smooth experience while you are scrolling your social media feed or playing games, 5G support, and just a couple of steps below the OPPO Find X2 Pro camera system.
Sure, it doesn’t have wireless charging, IP rating, or top-of-the-art camera lenses, but at A$899 (compared to the Find X2 Pro A$1,599.00), you’ll get an excellent, all around smartphone with support for Android 11 through a ColorOS 11 update coming a bit later.
Disclosure: OPPO Find X2 Neo review sample was supplied for reviewing but all opinions are mine
OPPO Find X2 Neo Review
An excellent mid-range phone with 90Hz refresh rate display, AMOLED, and 5G support
- Dual-curved design, super slim bezel
- 90Hz refresh rate display offering smooth scrolling and better immersion
- Fast performance, feels like using a flagship phone (12GB RAM!)
- 5G support
- Great camera system for the price
- Dolby Atmos
- Android 11 Support
- No wireless charging
- No IP Rating
- No microSD slot