OPPO’s flagship Find X series of smartphones isn’t available in India, and its latest, the Find X6 Pro, doesn’t do anything to change the status quo. This is unfortunate since the Find X6 Po is a solid device. Loaded in all respects, the two most standout features of the device, at least as per me, are its design and cameras. In fact, as per the brand, the Find X6 Pro marks the shift from the ‘main camera’ era to the ‘three main camera’ era, emphasising how all three rear shooters are equally capable. I recently got a chance to play with the premium handset and have it accompany me on a trip. And as you’re about to find out, I came back quite impressed.
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The OPPO Find X6 Pro delivers on most aspects of smartphone usage, including core parameters like performance, display, battery life and charging speeds. It shines in the design and photography departments though. OPPO hasn’t launched the phone in India officially, which is disappointing since if it had, the device would have given other premium flagships a run for their money.
Specifications and features
Let’s take a gander at some of its key specs and features before I dive into the specifics of the design and give you some insights into that powerful set of cameras.
- Cameras: 50MP wide (Sony IMX989, OIS, f/1.8), 50MP ultra-wide (Sony IMX890, f/2.2, doubles up for macro), 50MP periscope (Sony IMX890, OIS, f/2.6), 3x optical zoom, 6x in-sensor zoom, 120x digital zoom, 32MP front camera (Sony IMX709, f/2.4)
- Display: 6.82-inch, 120Hz AMOLED display with LTPO, 3,168 x 1,440 pixels, Gorilla Glass Victus 2, 2500 nits peak brightness, support for Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR 10+
- SoC, RAM and Storage: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM, up to 512GB UFS 4.0 storage
- Software: ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13
- Battery: 5,000mAh, OPPO Battery Health Engine (1600 charge cycles, promises 80% battery health after 4 years), 100W SuperVOOC wired charging, 50W wireless charing, 10W reverse wireless charging
- Others: IP68 rating, stereo speakers, NFC, IR remote control
As I mentioned before, design is one of the aspects that stands out for me. Maybe I feel so because I had the brown unit with me, featuring a dual-tone vegan leather finish. That, combined with the massive camera module on the rear, complete with a ridged stainless steel bezel around that circular island, gives it a very classic look which is more camera than phone. Despite everything, the phone is quite sleek, and the curved screen at front add to the ensemble too. Within a few seconds of holding it and checking it out closely, it becomes clear OPPO has paid special attention to the design and build, ensuring the Find X6 Pro exudes class. The IP68 rating, the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on the lens and the display, the aluminium frame, and that premium leather finish, all blend together seamlessly to make sure the handset grabs eyeballs no matter where you take it.
Judging by the camera specs alone, it’s clear from the get-go that this phone is serious about photography. For the camera system on the Find X6 Pro, OPPO has ensured each sensor gets its own individual identity, instead of the secondary and tertiary sensors hiding behind the shadow of the primary shooter, as is the case with most phones. Granted, this might be a bit of a marketing gimmick, but the results speak for themselves.
The shooting modes on offer include the usual photo, video, and portrait, along with a super-powerful Pro mode. Dive into ‘More’ and you’ll see other goodies, including night, long exposure, time-lapse and slow-mo. It’s the XPAN mode that deserves special mention, since it shoots wide aspect ratio images, turning the shot into a negative before rendering the final image. Now it’s all about how you frame the shot, but I’ve managed to click some very dramatic visuals using this mode… see some samples below. In fact, I’ve been trying to find a third-party camera app that can do this, so I could get similar results on any Android phone… but haven’t had any luck so far.
Coming back to the main shooting modes though, the overall picture quality is excellent, as you can imagine. The 1-inch main sensor turns in a great performance and produces nice shots across a variety of different shooting scenarios and lighting conditions. Rich in detail and high on dynamic range, the shots are sharp and evenly focused in daylight. Low-light images are nice too, while edge detection on portraits is on point. The Find X6 Pro shines when it comes to zoom, thanks to 3X optical zoom, 6X in-sensor zoom and digital zoom that goes all the way up to a whopping 120X. Truth be told, at that magnification level it’s quite tough to hold the image steady and get a usable shot, but AI features kick in and do their bit to help, especially with scenarios like moon shots. While there’s no 8K video recording on offers, video quality is pretty good too. The 32MP shooter at front does a nice job as well, though sometimes the skin tones can be on the softer side. The proof of the pudding is in the eating though, so here are some camera samples for you to browse through.
Display, performance and battery life
- While it’s very clear from the specs on offer that the Find X6 Pro should be able to stand tall when it comes to the core aspects of smartphone usage, here are some aspects that you should know:
The AMOLED display with 120Hz LTPO is a visual treat and delivers sharp, punchy visuals. Apart from your regular fix of entertainment and gaming, it works well across all scenarios and complements the photography prowess of the phone well too.
- Thanks to the latest and greatest SoC from Qualcomm, which is mated to dollops of fast RAM and zippy storage, the Find X2 Pro delivers buttery-smooth performance. It doesn’t shy away from running strenuous tasks or intensive games, and keeps its cool as well. Some benchmark scores in case you’re interested:
- The 5,000mAh battery lasts long, and unless you’re a smartphone fiend, social media buff or hardcore gamer, the phone should be able to deliver a day’s worth of battery life easily, and then some.
- The 100W SuperVOOC charges the phone in a jiffy. There’s 50W wireless charging support as well, and as the good folks at OPPO are quick to point out, the Find X6 Pro’s wireless charging speed is faster than wired charging speeds supported by some of the other premium flagships out there.
Any verdict on the Find X6 Pro is mainly for academic interest, since unfortunately, OPPO isn’t launching the phone in India officially. This is a bummer since this isn’t just another loaded handset packed to the brim with powerful specs, a solid feature set and capable cameras, it has what it takes to deliver a great user experience. Any modern-day flagship smartphone these days is expected to score high on the core aspects like performance, battery life, camera quality etc, but the Find X6 Pro goes above and beyond in many ways — with its design and photography prowess proving to be the feathers in its already well-adored cap.
Editor’s rating: 4 / 5
- Nice design & gorgeous display
- Capable cameras
- Smooth performance
- Good battery life, fast charging
Not available in India