The road to the European market was full of thorns for Chinese phones. To reach the endpoint was not the final task; when they finally attained access to sales points, the other, no less complex task, hit them in their faces like a cold stream of air – the dedicated fanbase built by Samsung and Apple.

The necessity to stay in a market where Android phones dominate yet not to receive hard-hitting feedback and criticism perhaps is the most complex task of all. 

Oppo is one of the companies that make smartphones that have made a successful bid to localize and take a root in the European market whilst still producing a competitive device. How are we to see the difference between then and now, asked Sam Byford in the original article for The Verge? When you look at 2018’s Oppo FInd X, you’re going to be able to easily identify the way the company has developed in the Find X2 and where the direction of travel is.

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Oppo Find X2 Pro is a vegan phone

When I saw the Find X2 Pro for the first time, my memory issued an assurance that this model was similar to the OnePlus McLaren edition. However, it was only a moment of gentle recollection. The only thing the two brands share is that they share one supplier under the larger Chinese conglomerate. There’s nothing similar in design between the two brands. 

The Oppo Find X2 Pro gives you a choice; you can decide which pill suits you best. In your left hand, you gave the black variant, made of high-destiny ceramic which glows seemingly like a silk moth creation. In your right hand you have a “luxury” vegan leather model with a gold Oppo logo on the back, and this the detail which creates a luxury look.

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The features of the Find X2 Pro’s screen bears some resemblance to the OnePlus 8 Pro’s specs. They both have 6.7-inch 3168-1440 OLED curved screens. Oppo has boosted the refresh-rate – I would have been surprised if they didn’t – so now you have the ability to adjust it between 60Hz and 120Hz, despite the fact they’re using a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz to increase the accuracy of response; a little visual cheat. 

The other point of divergence between the Find X2 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Pro is the possibility to run both 120Hz and 1440p resolution. This isn’t much for our eyes to notice the difference but there’s certainly diversity in sharpness between this and other 1080p phone screens.

There’s one function that I used to underrate before, the AI Adaptive Eye Protection System which, on paper, should protect your eyes from inappropriate brightness on the screen and adapt temperature and screen brightness to the optimal level, though this system also helps you to save your battery life too.

The hardware is no less attractive

While reading other sources about the Oppo Find X2 Pro, I noticed that every single person who’s reviewed has noted the lack of wireless charging. It creates an involuntary thought that a flagship telephone should contain a wireless charging element inside. However, these criteria are very subjective and people who aren’t using it right now won’t even comprehend what the root of the complaints are. It’s about the force of habit and different levels of self-arrangement. 

To my mind, the Find X2 Pro has a feature to show you that there is no need to worry about. The telephone has a super-fast charging system with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 which can fill the 4260mAh battery from zero to one hundred percent within approximately 38 minutes. 

Despite this fact, it’s not the purpose to sell a top tier phone without wireless charging. Most flagship phones, including the OnePlus 8 Pro, have it so maybe the wireless element can be considered to be a standard for flagship models nowadays.

Cameras and everything about them

There’s no need to dig too deep at this point, but it’s worth noting a few interesting facts and specs. Oppo is a brand which can make good and high-quality cameras. As the base they have taken last year’s Reno 10x Zoom and developed it into a new, second-generation, 13-megapixel, 5x zoom camera. The main 48MP sensor is a Sony IMX689 setup which, in combination with night mode and multi-frame noise reduction technology, will help your night photos look fresh and pure. Plus, the Ultra Wide 48MP camera uses the same Sony IMX586 sensor from last year. 

As a ski lover, I should mention the Ultra Steady Video Pro stabilization, which uses the enhanced, 120-degree, ultra-wide-angle lens and an upgraded stabilization algorithm to give you the perfect stable video.

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And now we seamlessly move to the part where it is difficult to find unique features. Oppo is using ColorOS 7.1, based on the Android 10 ultimate system. The Find X2 Pro will provide you with a perfect performance which is logical when you take into consideration that they are using a  Snapdragon 865 chip and packing 12GB of RAM. The headphone jack is missing, while the USB-C bundle is present.

Price and where to buy

In 2020, it’s even more difficult to choose which flagship phone can bring you the most joy because distinctive details are pretty small and I can barely decide which one is better for my wallet and myself. 

The Oppo Find X2 Pro is definitely the model to compete with other non-US market phones. The device comes with a price tag of $1,180  €1,099)  and only in one, 12GB RAM + 512GB model without any additional port to expand the storage.