Oppo Find X2 amazing design and support 5G
The Oppo Find X2 Lite is, as its name suggests, the junior and most affordable member of the Find X2 range, sitting below the Find X2, the mid-ranged Find X2 Neo, and therefore the premium Find X2 Pro.
Oppo is pitching the X2 Lite at the ‘affordable 5G phone’ market, and while it’s been beaten thereto market by a couple of devices, namely the Moto G 5G Plus, OnePlus Nord and Huawei P40 Lite 5G, it’s still certainly worth considering if you would like next-gen connectivity without breaking the bank.
Oppo Find X2 Lite price
The Oppo Find X2 Lite price is £399 (about $520, AU$730), so it’s fairly affordable compared to its siblings like the Find X2 Neo at £599 (roughly $780, AU$1,100), the Find X2 at £799 (roughly $1,045 / AU$1,465) and the Find X2 Pro which goes for a whopping £1,099 / AU$1,599 (about $1,450).
Now let’s look at the phone’s closest competitors. The other ‘affordable’ 5G phones on the market as of this review are the Moto G 5G Plus, which starts at £299 (about $375, AU$535), the OnePlus Nord which starts at £379 (about $480, AU$680) and the Huawei P40 Lite 5G, which costs £349.99 (about $435, AU635).
The Oppo Find X2 Lite is that the smallest 5G phone we’ve tested and that we were fans of its lightweight feel.
The phone’s dimensions are 160.3 x 74.3 x 8mm, therefore the phone is shorter and thinner than most other handsets, including just about all other 5G ones, and about average thickness. It weighs 180g, which is on the sunshine side for a smartphone, and it made the phone feel easier to handle or drop by a pocket.
The phone has USB-C and three .5mm headphone jack ports. the facility button is on the proper edge while the quantity rocker is on the left edge – we prefer when these are on an equivalent side, because it allows you to rest the phone on the button-free edge when watching content, so there’s no danger of buttons being accidentally pressed.
On the rear of the phone, there’s the Oppo logo and a vertical camera bump at the top-left. This bump doesn’t protrude by much, but it’s enough that you simply can’t lay the phone down perfectly flat on a table.
This back is formed of glass, not plastic as other devices at this price point have, with an aluminum frame between the rear and therefore the screen.
We tested the Pearl White version of the phone, which features a beautiful pink-to-blue gradient on the rear; there’s also a Moonlight Black option.
The Oppo Find X2 Lite screen is 6.4 inches across –– that’s smaller than the screens on the opposite phones within the Find X2 line, which are all 6.67-inch, but pretty average. However, as we’ve said, most existing 5G phones are larger devices and therefore the Find X2 Lite may be a relatively small phone as compared.
The resolution here may be a fairly standard 1080 x 2400, and therefore the ratio is 20:9, therefore the phone maybe a little longer than some others – 18:9 is more typical. The screen uses AMOLED tech, so its colors are nice and bold, but we did notice its max brightness was on the low side, making it a touch hard to ascertain in bright daylight.
Oppo Find X2 Lite cameras aren’t the best-looking within the world, but we were happy enough with the standard given the device’s low price. The phone features a 48MP f/1.7 main shooter joined by 8MP f//2.2 ultra-wide and 2MP f/2.4 black-and-white cameras and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
On the front there’s a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera, and that we were fans of the images it captured – because of the snapper’s high resolution they contained many details, and background blurring looked pretty natural.
This ‘bokeh’ effect was better in portrait mode, although we found that this mode made bright colors look a touch garish– this was a trade-off we had to form when choosing modes, though we attended prefer portrait.
Specs and performance
Oppo Find X2 Lite runs on the Snapdragon 765G chipset, which has previously appeared within the OnePlus Nord, LG Velvet, and Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. It’s a gaming-optimized processor, although we’ve mainly seen it in 5G phones, and it’s paired with 8GB RAM.
When we put the Oppo phone through the Geekbench 5 benchmarking test it returned a multi-core score of 1827, which may be about what we’d expect as long as the 765G is a relatively mid-range chipset.
For context, the Moto G 5G Plus, an identical cheap 5G phone with the Snapdragon 765G chipset, scored 1822, and therefore the OnePlus Nord and LG Velvet managed 1877 and 1804 respectively, so it’s an in-depth contest between these affordable 5G phones.
The phone is fairly powerful for its tag then, and this is often evident when you’re playing games. We did find that apps loaded a touch slow though, more so than on the aforementioned phones, and particularly bigger apps or games.
Oppo Find X2 Lite will last you each day on a full charge, but that depends on how you’re using it. it’s a 4,025mAh battery, which isn’t small, but the phone may be a bit behind its close rivals, which tend to possess 4,500mAh-5,000mAh power packs.
The charging speed is 30W, which is pretty fast for a budget phone. Oppo says it’ll take just 20 minutes to urge your phone from empty to 50% charge at this speed, and we’d concur, although it took closer to an hour to urge the phone all the thanks to full.
There’s no wireless charging here, but since that feature has yet to form it to affordable phones, its omission is not any surprise.